SMi proudly presents the must-attend 11th Annual Cold Chain Distribution Conference & Exhibition in London in 2016!

The pharmaceutical distribution sector is growing year-on-year, According to a recent industry report*, 'reliance on cold chain increases vaccine costs by up to 20%', while another report** projected drugs requiring refrigerated shipping will increase to $401.7bn by 2020, up  from $87.1bn in 2012.

Over the last 24 months, we have witnessed market growth and new logistics hubs established around the globe by  forwarders and distributors, in order to service and support a more round-the-clock global network for pharmaceutical product supply. Nonetheless, challenges remain with the increasingly  fragile biologics product and tightened GDP regulations.

Following the fruitful discussions in 2015, SMi's annual Cold Chain Distribution conference will bring back lively debates and market updates to London, offering the best platform for delegates to stay ahead of this lucrative market! 

Save the date to meet with your industry colleagues, regulators and suppliers to keep abreast of market developments!




Highlights of 2016:

  • Hear from regional regulators on GDP updates to ensure compliance
  • Insights into emerging markets for cold chain distribution potential and challenges
  • Learn about the latest technologies in cold chain distribution, from temperature monitoring to packaging to RFID
  • Practical case studies - how to execute the last mile distribution and what are the new strategies to implement seamless cold  chain distribution?
  • Evaluate your logistics planning to streamline and pride on operational excellence

Chiefs, Directors, VPs, Heads, Managers of

  • Cold Chain Distribution
  • GDP
  • Supply Chain Operations/ Quality
  • Logistics
  • Regulatory  Affairs
  • Distribution
  • Clinical Supply
  • Export
  • Account

from Pharmaceuticals, Biotechs, Healthcare and any solution providers relating to cold chain distribution in the pharmaceutical sector.

Past Attendees include:

Abbott, AbbVie, Actelion, Alliance Healthcare, American Airlines, Baxalta, Boehringer Ingelheim, Cell Therapy Catapult, DHL, FedEx, Genzyme Europe B.V., GlaxoSmithKline, GW Pharmaceuticals Ltd, IAG Cargo, Marken Ltd., MHRA, Mundipharma International, Napp Pharmaceuticals, Norgine, Pfizer, Roche, Sandoz, Sanofi, SeerPharma, Takeda, Teva Pharmaceuticals, The Blood Transfusion Centre of Slovenia, Thermo Fisher Scientific, UNICEF, Wockhardt UK, World Courier and many more! 

Sponsors and Exhibitors


Victoria Park Plaza

239 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London, United Kingdom

Cold Chain Distribution 2016 Sponsor Prospectus


Sponsors and Exhibitors

Berlinger & Co. AG

Sponsors and Exhibitors

Berlinger & Co. AG, founded in 1865, is a family run company based in Switzerland, in the middle of the idyllic valley of Toggenburg. Today the name Berlinger stands for innovative technology to the benefit of our two main business portfolio: reliable and easy to use temperature monitoring systems and internationally standardised doping control systems. Above all, Berlinger stands for openness, quality and fairness.


Sponsors and Exhibitors

Eberspaecher UK, a wholly owned subsidiary of Eberspaecher Climate Control Systems GMBH & Co KG. is the market leader in the supply of independent heaters, air conditioning and climate control solutions for all vehicle transport applications. Climate systems combine an independent heater and an air conditioning system to provide fully automatic temperature control in the vehicle ideally suited for GDP compliance applications. In addition Eberspaecher distribute a wide range of portable refrigerated and heated insulated containers used throughout Europe for the transport of temperature sensitive drugs, vaccines and bio-medical products.


Sponsors and Exhibitors

Emball'iso is a world leader in the design and manufacture of high performance temperature controlled packaging systems for the transport of thermolabile pharmaceutical products with production sites in France, the UK, Germany, China, India, Brazil, Singapore and the US. With 26 years of experience, we supply systems capable of carrying a single vial, to airfreight pallet shippers for use in conjunction with unit load devices. Available flat packed, modular or fully assembled and ready to use. We offer a range of value added services including but not limited to turn key projects, integrated solutions and monitoring services. Emball'iso, delivers quality, everywhere, just like you.

Finnair Cargo

Sponsors and Exhibitors

Finnair Cargo serves 15 Asian and North American long-haul destinations out of Helsinki, and over 60 destinations in Europe. Finnair's new COOL Nordic Cargo hub, with a 3000 sqm Pharma area opens in May 2017 and the new A350 aircraft will grow Finnair's long-haul cargo capacity by 50% by 2020.


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Victoria Park Plaza

239 Vauxhall Bridge Road
London SW1V 1EQ
United Kingdom

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CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

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As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SMI Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.


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