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SMi Group is proud to present the 13th annual industry leading conference and exhibition for Cold Chain Distribution, taking place on 10th & 11th December 2018.


The number of temperature sensitive products entering the supply chain is continuing to rise at an exponential rate and the need for a streamlined temperature-controlled supply chain is more important than ever.


This year’s event will specifically focus on recent advances in temperature controlled logistic solutions and the impact of regulatory changes on this multi-billion-dollar industry. The event will also address the impact of the overwhelming digitalisation of the industry and how your companies, from biotechs to pharma, need to adapt. Finally we will explore the crucial challenges of supply chain visibility and data integrity in the Cold Chain industry.


Cold chain distribution 2018 will look at various developments within the industry, guiding companies on how best to ensure costs are kept low, and quality remains high, both whilst staying compliant to global regulations.


With a range of representatives from small biotechs to major pharmaceutical companies attending, this event will provide an invaluable opportunity to network with others within the industry and offer a key platform to discuss major challenges being faced, alongside any possible solutions which can be reached.
 


 

  • Evaluate the current GDP guidelines and discover the implications for everyday practise
  • Explore the overwhelming digitalisation of the supply chain and identify the subsequent security issues involved
  • Discover the recent advances in temperature controlled logistic solutions and cost-saving procedures for major pharma to implement
  • Discuss the technical agreements within the supply chain and find out what questions you should be asking
  • Identify the challenges for the supply chain within emerging markets and discover the best solutions for optimization of your process

 

Abbott Healthcare Products; Alha Group Spa; Alliance Healthcare ; Alliance Healthcare Ltd; AmSafe Bridport; Berlinger & Co AG; Bristol-Myers Squibb; Clinical Services International Ltd; Cranfield University; Dupont De Nemours (Luxembourg) S A; Eisai Limited; EMBALL'ISO; EMBALL'ISO GROUP; Exelsius Cold Chain Management; F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG; Genzyme; GlaxoSmithKline; GSK; GW Pharmaceuticals Ltd; IAG Cargo; IATA; IPI (International Pharmaceutical Industry); Kings College London; Kyowa Kirin; Kyowa Kirin International plc; Lilly; Marken; Marken Limited; MedImmune; Merck SpA; Modalis; Mundays; Mylan; Mylan Pharmaceuticals Ireland; Napp Laboratories; National Institute For Biological Standards And Control; Ocra Pharma; Online MBT; Peli BioThermal; Pfizer; Porton Biopharma; ReNeuron Ltd; Roche Pharmaceuticals; Samedan ltd; Sanofi; Saudi Food and Drug Authority; SeerPharma (UK); Sensitech UK Ltd; Seqirus Ltd; Shionogi Limited; SOFRIGAM; St Georges University of London; Takeda; Takeda Farmaceutica Brasil; Testo; Teva Pharmaceutical; The Loadstar Media Ltd; Topa Thermal; Tower Cold Chain Solutions; TP3 GLOBAL LTD; Vertex Pharmaceuticals; Wockhardt UK; World Courier; Yourway Transport;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Tony Wright

Tony Wright, CEO , Exelsius

9:10 Transformation of the global supply chain to best benefit both patient and distribution network

Didier Basseras

Didier Basseras, Vice President Clinical Supplies Scientific Core Platform, R&D, Sanofi-Aventis

  • Key ways to implement transformation in the supply chain
  • Current features of the business-distribution supply chain
  • Recent updates in the supply chain: business to patient model
  • A means of ensuring patient safety in cold chain distribution sector
  • Future outlook for modification in the global supply chain to benefit all parties
  • 9:50 EU GDP Guidelines - an outlook

    10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 A spotlight session: Exploring the recent PQG / ECA guide to GDP

    Stephen Mitchell

    Stephen Mitchell, Quality Lead Logistics Partnerships, GlaxoSmithKline
    View Bio

  • Addressing the key points in the newly published guide
  • What messages should you be taking home
  • Investing and improving 
  • 11:40 How Can Virtual Cold Chain Management assist Lane Risk Assessments

    Stefan Braun

    Stefan Braun, Managing Director, SmartCAE
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  • Concept of the Virtual Cold Chain
  • Some notes about Temperature Profiles
  • Thermal Simulation of passive and active containers and thermal covers
  • Case Studies for Virtual Lane Risk
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:30 PANEL DISCUSSION: What are the main challenges surrounding the regulatory compliance of Cold Chain and where should pharma companies be looking to invest

  • How updates to GDP guidelines look to effect everyday practise throughout the supply chain
  • How to ensure quality and validation throughout the supply chain
  • Logistics coordination: engaging with 3PL providers to improve visibility and efficiency throughout the supply chain whilst remaining compliant to regulations
  • Bob  Hayes

    Bob Hayes, Director , Seer Pharma
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    Stephen Mitchell

    Stephen Mitchell, Quality Lead Logistics Partnerships, GlaxoSmithKline
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    Francisco Rizzuto

    Francisco Rizzuto, Cargo Manager, Europe, IATA
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    Sue Lee

    Sue Lee, Director, Hexagon Supply Chain
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    14:10 How the Air Cargo Industry is improving the handling of pharmaceutical shipments

    Francisco Rizzuto

    Francisco Rizzuto, Cargo Manager, Europe, IATA
    View Bio

  • Update on IATA’s Pharma Handling Certification Program CEIV
  • A global industry standard and a concerted effort to improve the level of competency, operational and technical preparedness for temperature-sensitive air freight shipments
  • Find out more about the IATA CEIV Pharma certification program, including how to approach the issue of pharma cargo community collaboration and the present global status, plus what the organization does, how it does it and why it does it
  • 14:50 Afternoon Tea

    15:20 A true comparison and assessment of each mode transport Air / Sea / Road for Pharmaceuticals

    Sue Lee

    Sue Lee, Director, Hexagon Supply Chain
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  • Current perception of the key modes of transport
  • Comparison of each mode relating to security / temperature control / monitoring
  • Criteria selection for modal decision making 
  • Combining forecasting with long term planning and urgent response methodology for optimal results
  • 16:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Bob  Hayes

    Bob Hayes, Director , Seer Pharma
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    9:10 Exploring end to end transformation in supply chains

    9:50 Technical Agreements

    Bob  Hayes

    Bob Hayes, Director , Seer Pharma
    View Bio

  • Technical Agreements vs. Contracts
  • The regulatory requirement for Technical Agreements
  • Elements of a Technical Agreement
  • Practical aspects – what questions should you ask? 
     
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Maximising E2E supply chain visibility

    11:40 Global Analysis and Management of Temperature Excursions

    Gianne Olaes-Denis

    Gianne Olaes-Denis, Supply Chain Quality Manager/RP, Genzyme Europe B.V.
    View Bio

  • Trending analysis of temperature excursion events
  • Performing Root Cause Analysis and defining mitigation programs based on risk prioritization
  • Global Approach to reducing temperature excursion 
     
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:30 Pharmaceutical Logistic Challenges in the humanitarian aid, the experience of MSF

    Marco Gaudesi

    Marco Gaudesi, Pharmacist, MSF
    View Bio

  • An insight into the challenges of ensuring an end-to-end temperature-controlled supply chain with limited resources
  • Addressing the security challenges faced by MSF in the temperature-controlled supply chain 
  • Future strategies for prevention of temperature excursion in challenging environments
     
  • 14:10 Creation of an end-to-end digital logistics and transport supply chain

    Henk Mulder

    Henk Mulder, Head, IATA
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  • Exploring the transparent exchange of data for air cargo stakeholders, communities and data platforms
  • Clarifying what blockchain developments will mean for the air cargo supply chain
  • Future directions for digital cargo at IATA
  • 14:50 Afternoon Tea

    15:20 Session Reserved for Sponsor

    16:00 Digitalization and automation in a Supply Operations environment

    Gianpiero Lorusso

    Gianpiero Lorusso, Director, Supply Operations and GS, Merck SpA
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  • Automation in warehouse
  • Digital roadmap
  • Mindset - approach
  • Our experience
     
  • 16:40 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

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    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    Official Media Partner

    Supporters

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    Copthorne Tara Hotel

    Scarsdale Place, Kensington, London, United Kingdom

    The Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington is an elegant contemporary four-star hotel in prestigious Kensington, located just a two minutes walk from High Street Kensington underground station, making exploring easy. The hotel offers well-appointed and comfortable guest rooms combining Standard, Superior and Club accommodation. Club rooms offer iconic views over the city and include Club Lounge access for complimentary breakfast and refreshments. Guests can sample the authentic Singaporean, Malaysian and Chinese cuisine at Bugis Street, traditional pub fare at the Brasserie Restaurant & Bar or relax with a delicious drink at West8 Cocktail Lounge & Bar.

    The Copthorne Tara Hotel boasts 745 square meters of flexible meeting space, consisting of the Shannon Suite and the Liffey Suite, ideal for hosting conferences, weddings and social events. Facilities include access to the business centre 24 hours a day, fully equipped fitness room, gift shop, theatre desk and Bureau de Change. With ample onsite parking outside the London congestion charge zone and excellent transport links via Heathrow Airport, the hotel is the perfect location for business or leisure stays. The hotel is within close proximity to the shops of High Street Kensington, Knightsbridge and Westfield London, Olympia Conference Centre, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace and Hyde Park.

     

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    Sponsors and Exhibitors


    SmartCAE

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.smartcae.de

    SmartCAE develops software specifically for temperature controlled logistics. Our Virtual Cold Chain is used worldwide from packaging to logistics providers and pharmaceutical companies. The software helps you by Reducing the number of expensive cold chamber tests to a minimum. Delivering realistic estimates of expected lane temperature conditions. Simulating the risk for thousands of realistic temperature scenarios for any packaging design and any lane, including thermal radiation from the sun or hot tarmac surfaces. You get the thermal lane risk in a matter of hours, compared to traditional lab and field tests, that had required weeks and months of costly test shipments with limited statistical relevance. This improve cold chain processes, minimize time to market, limit unnecessary waste, and reduce losses in the cold chain due to temperature excursions.


    Topa Thermal

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.topathermal.com

    Topa Thermal is a global leading innovator and supplier of thermal systems, designed to support the safe distribution of medicines, vaccines and other life saving healthcare products for the pharmaceutical, biotech, medical industries and third party logistics. We provide a large selection of thermal packaging components and the most comprehensive engineering and testing services available in the industry. Our temperature assurance solutions keep your most valuable and sensitive products within a safe temperature range during transit. In our design and ISTA™ testing laboratory, we engineer packaging solutions that works for you, meeting your challenges in terms of specific time and temperature requirements.


    Yourway Transport

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.yourwaytransport.co.uk

    Yourway Transport is a proven global industry leader in worldwide, pharma-specialist, premium transportation. We are dedicated to providing our clients with best-in-class services and customer care in delivering the expertise and level of attention that our customers demand. We look forward to continued collaboration with our many clients contributing to the overall success of all clinical programs for which we provide shipping services. Yourway Transport Biopharma Services is the division of YT that specializes in clinical supplies service solutions designed and delivered to increase the quality and efficiency of the clinical trial process. Our solutions include GMP temperature controlled depot storage, packaging and labelling, distribution to sites, samples to lab, global ambient cold chain temperature controlled logistics, QP release, returns and reconciliation for destruction.

    Media Partners


    Global Cold Chain News

    Official Media Partner
    http://www.globalcoldchainnews.com

    Global Cold Chain News is a business intelligence service for temperature-controlled logistics providers in the UK, rest of Europe and globally, giving daily news items, exhibition information and special reports. Supported by a weekly e-newsletter sent out to 4,000 named recipients, since its launch in 2011 the website receives well over 3,000 visitors a month. To subscribe to the newsletter or enquire about advertising, or to subscribe to our magazine Cold Chain News please email tina.massey@globalcoldchainnews.com

    Media Partners


    Logistics-Manager

    Supporters
    http://logistics-manager.com/contact/

    Logistics Manager (LM) is the most trusted and influential publication for the logistics industry in the ASEAN region. We’re known throughout the region as a leading producer of original content that reaches the people that matter in the industry.


    Logistic-Specialist

    Supporters
    http://logistic-specialist.com/en/

    We help many companies to improve their logistics and supply chain operations. We can’t do magic things, but after you work with us you feel like after the magic. Our consultants experience is more than 15 years in logistics and supply chain operations. If you let us we can drive your business to a new level. We find smart solutions for complex problems and we can guarantee that!


    Supply Chain Media

    Supporters
    http://www.supplychainmedia.eu/

    Supply Chain Media has broad experience in supply chain management publications and takes the supply chain management profession to the next level with the ability to connect people, combined with a strong commitment to spread unique, high-quality content in various languages. This enables the partner network to use best practices – such as innovative mind maps, subway maps and self-assessment tools. There are also custom-made opportunities to develop co-creations which draw on a partner’s in-depth knowledge and expertise. Supply Chain Media is best known for its publications Supply Chain Magazine (Dutch) and Supply Chain Movement (English).


    World Pharma News

    Supporters
    http://www.worldpharmanews.com/



    WebWMS

    Supporters
    http://freewms.eu/

    In warehouse management, like in any other business area, software solution is a tool to control, manage and improve operational activities, based on that we develop WebWMS to help us in the consultancy activities. We consider that the software is a tool like forklifts you use this tool to improve your efficiency. Because the business is a consultancy, we offer WebWMS for free to any company which need a WMS software solution. Free means that you will not pay for license or you are not obliging to pay for maintenance, we offer you maintenance even if you do not pay a yearly fee.


    International Pharmaceutical Industry

    Supporters
    http://www.ipimediaworld.com

    IPI gives you an insight into all areas of Biopharm, Medical, Pharmaceutical and Healthcare. IPI provides a proven supportive means of communication to the Pharmaceutical, Bio Pharmaceutical, Nutraceutical and Medical Devices industry, incorporating the latest in research and technology innovations, regulatory guidelines, marketing and communication strategies.


    Swiss Biotech Association

    Supporters
    http://www.swissbiotech.org/

    The Swiss Biotech Association (SBA) is the national industry association for biotechnology, including pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, agriculture, food, cosmetics, environmental biotechnology, and specialty chemicals. Members are companies active in modern biotechnology, such as R&D, Production, Marketing and Sales, Finance, Services and Consulting. SBA provides a networking platform for Life Science clusters, academic and federal institutions the like. Founded in March 1998, the Association grows steadily.


    Gate2Biotech

    Supporters
    http://www.gate2biotech.com

    Gate2Biotech is a portal that unites biotechnological community in Central Europe. It covers all the news in the field of biotechnology. Thanks to the the portal the companies engaged in the field can easily search for research institutions and other partners to solve technical problems they are facing and here they can also present their services offer to potential partners from the Czech Republic and abroad. Gate2Biotech portal serves as a bridge connecting scientific and commercial sector. It incorporates offices and support organizations dedicated to promoting transfer of innovative technologies into a unified communication platform of Czech and international biotechnologies. As a mediator of information it draws attention to biotechnologies and support of their application and transfer into practice. It also functions as a tool for encouraging non-professionals (especially scientists and students) towards innovative business or applied research.


    pharmaphorum

    Supporters
    http://www.pharmaphorum.com

    pharmaphorum drives innovation within the pharmaceutical industry, by bringing healthcare together through a suite of media services that help produce and disseminate thought leadership, combined with an online platform for communicating messages to a global audience.Visit www.pharmaphorum.com


    ASD MEDIA

    Supporters
    http://www.asd-network.com

    Professionals in the Aerospace & Defence market use the ASD Media internet platforms to:
    • Be informed on the latest market developments; www.asd-network.com
    • Find the latest business news; www.asd-network.com
    • Find the upcoming events; www.asd-network.com
    • Find companies and organizations; www.asdsource.com
    • Distribute news globally. www.asdwire.com
    The ASD Media platforms are well known and used intensively, your company is able to benefit from these large numbers of users. Be informed with ASD-Network; Create exposure for your company with ASDSource, distribute your news with ASDWire or advertise with us, build your brand and increase traffic to your company’s website.

    For more detailed information please contact with: ASD MEDIA
    Stefan.koopman@asdmedia.nl


    Farmavita

    Supporters
    http://www.farmavita.net/

    Farmavita Net is professional community and network of pharmaceutical licensing and business development executives, innovators and researchers
    Farmavita.Net is the pharmaceutical licensing, technology transfer and regulatory affairs network. We are managing the marketplace of offers and demand for pharmaceutical Dossiers, know-how and technologies. Members of Farmavita.Net network usually find a number of attractive solutions for business development, alliances, joint ventures, co-development and co-marketing of pharmaceutical products. Farmavita.Net is not just a pure Internet portal. We manage a number of regional associates. We are connecting the dynamic network of few hundreds members / pharmaceutical companies interested in license-in and license-out opportunities.

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    Copthorne Tara Hotel

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    Copthorne Tara Hotel

    The Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington is an elegant contemporary four-star hotel in prestigious Kensington, located just a two minutes walk from High Street Kensington underground station, making exploring easy. The hotel offers well-appointed and comfortable guest rooms combining Standard, Superior and Club accommodation. Club rooms offer iconic views over the city and include Club Lounge access for complimentary breakfast and refreshments. Guests can sample the authentic Singaporean, Malaysian and Chinese cuisine at Bugis Street, traditional pub fare at the Brasserie Restaurant & Bar or relax with a delicious drink at West8 Cocktail Lounge & Bar.

    The Copthorne Tara Hotel boasts 745 square meters of flexible meeting space, consisting of the Shannon Suite and the Liffey Suite, ideal for hosting conferences, weddings and social events. Facilities include access to the business centre 24 hours a day, fully equipped fitness room, gift shop, theatre desk and Bureau de Change. With ample onsite parking outside the London congestion charge zone and excellent transport links via Heathrow Airport, the hotel is the perfect location for business or leisure stays. The hotel is within close proximity to the shops of High Street Kensington, Knightsbridge and Westfield London, Olympia Conference Centre, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace and Hyde Park.

     

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    CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

    ‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

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

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    There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

    For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

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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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