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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.

The global cold chain market size is estimated to reach USD 447.50 billion by 2025, according to a new study conducted by Grand View Research, Inc., exhibiting a CAGR of 15.0% during the forecast period*.

(*source: https://bit.ly/2vRvC0Q)

Cold chain solutions have become an integral part of supply chain management for transportation and storage of temperature-sensitive products. Increasing trade of perishable products is anticipated to drive market demand over the forecast period. Players operating in the marketplace for cold chain are increasingly adopting alternative energy solutions such as wind and solar to minimize overall operating cost.
 

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.
 

  • 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 CLINICAL SUPPLY CHAIN: A NEW RECOGNIZED R&D DIMENSION TACKLING R&D CHALLENGES AND SERVING THE PATIENTS

Didier Basseras

Didier Basseras, Vice President Clinical Supplies Scientific Core Platform, R&D, Sanofi-Aventis
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  • How digital and data analytics are transforming our operating models
  • Track and trace challenges
  • Differentiated service on a patient based approach
  • 9:50 A spotlight session: Exploring the recent PQG / ECA guide to GDP

    Stephen Mitchell

    Stephen Mitchell, Quality Lead Logistics Partnerships, GlaxoSmithKline
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  • Addressing the key points in the newly published guide
  • What messages should you be taking home
  • Investing and improving 
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 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
  • 11:40 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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    Tony Wright

    Tony Wright, CEO , Exelsius

    Yoram Eshel

    Yoram Eshel, Senior Director, Global Transportation and Logistics, Teva Pharmaceutical
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    12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:20 Poseidon – A partnership approach to pharma ocean logistics

    Alan Kennedy

    Alan Kennedy, Founder and Executive Director, Pharma TEAM-UP
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    • Introducing the POSEIDON integrated supply chain model - the structure and principles behind a world-class pharma cold chain.

    14:00 How the Air Cargo Industry is improving the handling of pharmaceutical shipments

    Francisco Rizzuto

    Francisco Rizzuto, Cargo Manager, Europe, IATA
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  • 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
  • 14:40 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
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:50 Protecting your products in the global supply chain

    Tom Cochrane

    Tom Cochrane, Associate, ASC Associates Ltd
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    • What can go wrong?
    • What we can do about it?
    • How can we stop it re-occurring?
    • Insights into best practices

    16:30 GS1 Standards - A critical tool in the fight against counterfeiting

    Glen Hodgson

    Glen Hodgson, Head of Healthcare, GS1 UK
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    • Standards as a tool to prevent counterfeiting
    • Regulatory bodies taking action
    • Authentication or traceability – Europe & the world

     

    17:10 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Tony Wright

    Tony Wright, CEO , Exelsius

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Bob  Hayes

    Bob Hayes, Director , Seer Pharma
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    9:10 Preparing for a regulatory inspection – your questions answered

    Nigel Cryer

    Nigel Cryer, Head of Compliance & Inspection Readiness, Sanofi
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    • Exploring the types of regulatory inspection
    • Key areas to focus on in preparation for a regulatory inspection
    • Questions from the audience
    • Future remarks
     

    9:50 Technical Agreements

    Bob  Hayes

    Bob Hayes, Director , Seer Pharma
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  • 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 GDP – Practical aspects and Implementation challenges

    Yoram Eshel

    Yoram Eshel, Senior Director, Global Transportation and Logistics, Teva Pharmaceutical
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    • Advanced tacking on-line solutions
    • Risk management along the Logistics Chain
    • Implementing Blockchain in the Pharma logistics chain
     

    11:40 Culture eats supply chains for breakfast

    Mark Blanchard

    Mark Blanchard, Director, Orca Partnership Limited
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  • An exploration into the role of culture in delivering supply chain excellence
  • Things to consider to create the right culture to deliver your business objectives

     

  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:20 Global Analysis and Management of Temperature Excursions

    Gianne Olaes-Denis

    Gianne Olaes-Denis, Supply Chain Quality Manager/RP, Genzyme Europe B.V.
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  • Trending analysis of temperature excursion events
  • Performing Root Cause Analysis and defining mitigation programs based on risk prioritization
  • Global Approach to reducing temperature excursion 
     
  • 14:00 Pharmaceutical Logistic Challenges in the humanitarian aid, the experience of MSF

    Marco Gaudesi

    Marco Gaudesi, Pharmacist - GDP and Cold Chain Technical Referent, MSF
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  • 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
     
  • 14:40 South Asia - Challenges in Pharmaceutical Temperature Controlled Logistics

    Muhammad Azmat Khan

    Muhammad Azmat Khan, Sr. Manager Logistics & Export, Getz Pharma Pvt Ltd.
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  • Define the specific challenges in developing countries such as India & Pakistan
  • Discover how the lessons learned operating in these regions will advance your global strategies
  • Overcome challenges such as difficult infrastructure, challenging bureaucracies, searing-hot temperatures and limited transportation options
     


     

  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:50 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
  • 16:30 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
     
  • 17:10 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Bob  Hayes

    Bob Hayes, Director , Seer Pharma
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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Alan Kennedy

    Alan Kennedy

    Founder and Executive Director, Pharma TEAM-UP
    Bob  Hayes

    Bob Hayes

    Director , Seer Pharma
    Didier Basseras

    Didier Basseras

    Vice President Clinical Supplies Scientific Core Platform, R&D, Sanofi-Aventis
    Francisco Rizzuto

    Francisco Rizzuto

    Cargo Manager, Europe, IATA
    Gianne Olaes-Denis

    Gianne Olaes-Denis

    Supply Chain Quality Manager/RP, Genzyme Europe B.V.
    Gianpiero Lorusso

    Gianpiero Lorusso

    Director, Supply Operations and GS, Merck SpA
    Glen Hodgson

    Glen Hodgson

    Head of Healthcare, GS1 UK
    Marco Gaudesi

    Marco Gaudesi

    Pharmacist - GDP and Cold Chain Technical Referent, MSF
    Muhammad Azmat Khan

    Muhammad Azmat Khan

    Sr. Manager Logistics & Export, Getz Pharma Pvt Ltd.
    Nigel Cryer

    Nigel Cryer

    Head of Compliance & Inspection Readiness, Sanofi
    Stefan Braun

    Stefan Braun

    Managing Director, SmartCAE
    Stephen Mitchell

    Stephen Mitchell

    Quality Lead Logistics Partnerships, GlaxoSmithKline
    Sue Lee

    Sue Lee

    Director, Hexagon Supply Chain
    Tom Cochrane

    Tom Cochrane

    Associate, ASC Associates Ltd
    Yoram Eshel

    Yoram Eshel

    Senior Director, Global Transportation and Logistics, Teva Pharmaceutical

    Alan Kennedy

    Founder and Executive Director, Pharma TEAM-UP
    Alan Kennedy

    With extensive cross-sector experience, Alan has been focused for the past six years on bringing best-collaboration practice to pharma-logistics. He is a supply chain consultant specialising in supply chain dynamics and is founder and Executive Director of Pharma TEAM-UP, a non-profit initiative with the goal of fostering closer supply chain integration. He is one of the principal architects behind the Poseidon program, which has been conceived to radically transform the transportation of pharmaceutical products by sea. This is being achieved through the application of contemporary supply chain best-practice and structured, multi-party collaboration. He regularly presents on this topic and has authored numerous papers.

    Bob Hayes

    Director , Seer Pharma
    Bob  Hayes

    Eur Ing Robert J Hayes BSc, CEng, FIMechE, FIET


    Bob has worked in the Pharmaceutical Industry for over thirty years. His experience includes Production and Engineering Management, New Product Development, Factory Design, Supply Chain Management, Validation and a variety of support functions. He has a special interest in the use of risk management and modern quality methodologies.


    Bob was a member of the steering group, chaired by Cogent Skills, which worked with the MHRA and industry to develop the “Gold Standard” for the role of the Responsible Person. He was a key member of the expert panel that developed the accompanying RP Training Standard and runs regular training courses for RPs.


    As well as his experience in the Pharmaceutical industry, Bob has also worked in a range of other industries, including: aerospace, precision engineering, FMCG, insurance and e-commerce. This breadth of experience presents the opportunity for Bob to introduce new ideas and best practices when working with his current clients.


    Bob is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology. He is also registered with the Fédération Européenne d'Associations Nationales d'Ingénieurs (Brussels).
    Bob is Vice-Chair of the Pharmaceuticals Technical Activities Committee of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (London).
     

    Didier Basseras

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

    Pharmacist with a graduate from European Institute of Pharmaceutical Industry.

    Started in oncology research then moved to quality in production.

    Staying in production from Sanofi to Boehringer-Ingelheim: Production Manager focused on supervised integrated processes and M.E.S.

    Back to Sanofi to lead the full integration of clinical supply chain through acquisitions, merging and terminations.

    After infusing a production mindset in R&D, deploying M.E.S. connected to IRT, LEAN programs and Packaging Solutions for Clinical Trials, new biologics, cold chain, data analytics for simulation and digital age are the current challenges where he is now engaged.
     

    Francisco Rizzuto

    Cargo Manager, Europe, IATA
    Francisco Rizzuto

    Francisco Rizzuto, Economic Analyst (48) with 25 years of experience in International Cargo Transportation specialized in Freight Risk Management of Temperature Controlled Shipments for Pharmaceutical Products. Validator and Instructor of IATA's CEIV Pharma Handling Certification program having performed several Assessments and Trainings in different Airports in Europe, United States and Latin America. Speaker and panelist at specialized events, congresses and conferences in Europe on Air Cargo Supply Chain for Pharmaceuticals. Instructor for the IATA Pharmaceutical Handling Diploma on Risk Management, Air Cargo Operations, Audit and Quality for Temperature Controlled Shipments. IATA Consultant on projects at European Airports for Freight Forwarding Companies, Airlines, Ground Handling Companies and Trucking Companies part of the IATA CEIV Certification on Air Cargo Handling for Pharmaceuticals.

    Gianne Olaes-Denis

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

    Gianne Olaes-Dénis is a licensed Pharmacist in the Philippines. In 2010 she began her career at Amgen Europe as a Senior Associate Quality Assurance responsible for the quality oversight of the labelling and packaging activities of finished drug products. After 2.5 years, she transitioned to the role of Quality Specialist within the warehouse and distribution area where she was the main Quality contact for product distribution worldwide. In 2015 she joined SANOFI, thru Genzyme Europe, and was added to the wholesale distributor’s license as GDP Responsible Person. She is currently in this role with a primary objective of ensuring the quality and safety of products during transport and distribution, including maintenance of product specified temperature conditions. Gianne is now actively involved in Sanofi Global projects on the reduction of temperature excursions, simplification of Supply Chain Quality processes and performing product distribution risk assessments.

    Gianpiero Lorusso

    Director, Supply Operations and GS, Merck SpA
    Gianpiero Lorusso

    Gianpiero manages the Supply Operations Dept. (Visual Controls, Packaging, Supply Chain, Planning, Logistics, Customer Service, Digital initiatives) in a Biotech end-to-end integrated Manufacturing Operations Site in Switzerland. He developed a sound expertise in Procurement and Supply Chain Management, responsibility for Logistics, Purchasing, Production and Materials Planning and Sales&Distribution activities.

    Glen Hodgson

    Head of Healthcare, GS1 UK
    Glen Hodgson

    Glen joined GS1 UK in late 2014 as Head of Healthcare.

    He is charged with supporting the NHS and the healthcare industry to deliver greater efficiency and a more robust approach to patient safety.

    Glen is a highly accomplished senior executive, with over 15 years of national and international experience.

    He has served at board level in a variety of operational and commercial roles within complex organisational structures inside the pharmaceutical/ healthcare arena with particular interest in caring for patients outside the hospital setting and rare diseases.

    Henk Mulder

    Head, IATA
    Henk Mulder

    Henk Mulder is Head of Digital Cargo at IATA and is responsible for the e-freight program, including the electronic air waybill (e-AWB) and the development of data sharing standards, ONE Record, which creates data sharing ecosystems for airfreight that is essentially an Internet of Logistics.
    Henk has developed a number of digital solutions for IATA, including the development of Dangerous Goods AutoCheck and the TACT Net Rates Distribution systems.
    Henk is an IT engineer and mathematician and has worked for 10 years at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in the design and operations of particle accelerators, specializing in antimatter production.
     

    Marco Gaudesi

    Pharmacist - GDP and Cold Chain Technical Referent, MSF
    Marco Gaudesi

    Pharmacist, since the graduate thesis focused on the quality of medicinal products in unconventional circumstances. Professional experience started studying the complex environment of the emergency medical service and then evolved on the even more multifaceted world of the medical humanitarian activity in developing countries. Currently focal point for Doctors Without Borders for: internal audit, cold chain setup for mass immunization campaigns, deviations management and research and development of practical and innovative solutions for GDP compliance and cold chain handling. Experience consolidated performing GDP audits and implementing reliable pharmaceutical logistic solutions in about 20 different developing countries.

    Mark Blanchard

    Director, Orca Partnership Limited
    Mark Blanchard

    A Chemist with a 25 year career spanning the Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals Industry, latterly at AstraZeneca. He has held a number of increasingly senior positions across Operations, Procurement and R&D business areas, delivering real business value through effective supply chain and peer company partnering. In 2014 he set up Orca Partnership Ltd to realise his passion to focus on helping client organisations across different sectors create environments that nurture collaboration, creativity and innovation. Recently he worked with an industry leading collaboration group, launching a collaboration between leading Biopharmaceutical companies and their supply chain partners.

    Muhammad Azmat Khan

    Sr. Manager Logistics & Export, Getz Pharma Pvt Ltd.
    Muhammad Azmat Khan

    Business Graduate and hold two master degrees, MBA major in Supply Chain Management and MA Economics with 18 years diversified professional working experience in two difference industries Pharmaceutical and Automobile.


    Currently working with well-known and top most company Getz Pharma Pvt. Ltd since 2013, current position is Sr. Manger Logistics & Export. Efficient and Effective Supply Chain Management expert with the experience of Procurement, Warehouse, Logistics, Cold Chain, Distribution, and Export Management, Strong functions areas are Budgeting, Procurement, Production Planning, Forecast and Demand Planning, Supply Planning, Operational Excellence and Strategic Logistics Management.


    Previous work experience with Wyeth Pakistan Limited, a multinational Pharmaceutical Company worked for 6 Years in Finance division, and Indus Motor Company Limited (Toyota Pakistan) as Supply Chain Head for After Sales Parts, Lubricants and Accessories Business for 08 Years.
    Certified Trainer from Toyota Motor Corporation, and was visiting Faculty Member of Iqra University Karachi Pakistan for MBA Supply Chain Management specialized courses. Participation experience in various trainings, conferences, Seminars, workshops, & Kaizen Marathons held nationwide and internationally including USA, UK, Japan, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia and UAE.
     

    Nigel Cryer

    Head of Compliance & Inspection Readiness, Sanofi
    Nigel Cryer

    Nigel has worked for multinational companies throughout his career. Currently Head of Compliance and Inspection Readiness at Sanofi based in France.He has worked in all GxP environments and has developed many best practice systems. He has introduced the concepts of risk based approach in a pragmatic and added value manner to validation, investigations, distribution and vendor management.Working for JnJ, Akzo, Astra Zeneca, Merck & Co, DHL Lifesciences, Roche, Norgine, Watson and NextPharma.He has managed successful MHRA, FDA, Swissmedic, French, Dutch, Brazillian and other audits. He is an expert auditor and leader in inspection readiness. Has several year experience in business development quality within the lifescience logistics field and has been deeply involved in the cold chain processes, equipment , facilities and processes. Nigel has led CSR projects in Kenya working with UNICEF and the MOH Kenya.He worked with WHO to validate the shake test - a test that detects frozen vaccines in the field.

    Stefan Braun

    Managing Director, SmartCAE
    Stefan Braun

    Stefan Braun is Managing Director of SmartCAE, a company which is specialized in the field of the Virtual Cold Chain.
    He is working in the field of Mathematical Modelling since more than 25 years and gave a lot of talks about Mathematical Modelling and wrote 3 books about this topic.
    His main area of interest is Heat Transfer and Lane Risk.
     

    Stephen Mitchell

    Quality Lead Logistics Partnerships, GlaxoSmithKline
    Stephen Mitchell

    Current role is Quality & Compliance Manager, Global Logistics, GlaxoSmithKline, specialising in GDP compliance and global quality standards for 3rd party Logistics Providers.

    I am currently seconded to the role of quality lead in the GSK End to End Logistics Partnership Programme, working with a single preferred distribution partner.

    Previous experience includes category quality roles for both Unilever and Dairy Crest.

    I’m a Fellow of the Chartered Quality Institute and lead a cross industry initiative to finalise chapter three (premises and equipment) of the ECA/PQG GDP Guidelines.
     

    Sue Lee

    Director, Hexagon Supply Chain
    Sue Lee

    Sue Lee is a Healthcare Supply Chain professional with extensive experience shipping clinical and specialty commercial drug, and clinical samples. With over 25 years of GxP process development and application, utilising risk management and logistics planning with business experience. She trains hundreds of people each year, making the world a safer place, and keeps bees, chases eclipses, and hosts musicians in her living room.

    Tom Cochrane

    Associate, ASC Associates Ltd
    Tom Cochrane

    I have worked in the Pharmaceutical Industry for 37 years, holding positions in Quality Control, Quality Assurance, Business Process Improvement Manager and Head of Security Operations. In January 2018 I began work with ASC Associates in a consulting and advisory role.

    My background has always been in the maintenance of the Quality and security of pharmaceutical products from narcotic substances to high value biosimilars.
    I have been involved in the commercial and clinical trial areas of the pharma industry with a global remit.

    In the area of supply chain security, I set up a Security Management System and a Security Operations Group with Mundipharma International Ltd in 2003, this then led me to develop supply chain security and the role of Head of Security Operations.

    The remit of my position was to ensure the security of controlled drug and high value products throughout manufacture, storage and distribution across a global supply chain.
    I was responsible for setting up systems and processes to protect shipments from physical damage, inappropriate temperature excursions, diversion and pilferage.
    I also set up a framework to mitigate the risks of bribery and corruption in the supply chain and to prevent counterfeit products entering the supply chain.

    I was a Home Office approved person and have worked with regulatory bodies worldwide.

    Now with ASC I can offer my services to other Pharma and Third Party Logistics Companies.
     

    Tony Wright

    CEO , Exelsius
    Tony Wright

    Yoram Eshel

    Senior Director, Global Transportation and Logistics, Teva Pharmaceutical
    Yoram Eshel

    Yoram brings more than 30 years experience in all areas of Global Transportation and Logistics. In the last 14 years, Yoram led the Global Logistics Network of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries. Direct responsibility for budget of more than 300M$ with more than 100 direct employees all around the world. Yoram has a deep knowledge and experience in all areas of Logistics, in all modes of Transport including Customs and Trade compliance. Prior to Teva, Yoram spend 5 years in the US managing several areas of Logistics following 9 years as senior manager in one of the leading Forwarding companies in Israel. During these years Yoram led many initiatives in many areas including process improvement, cost savings (>10M$ YoY), Network Optimization, Distribution and “last mile” solutions, Optimize routs and Logistics channels and implementation of advanced IT solutions. Yoram led the procurement and the business partnerships with the Top Global Logistics service providers and carriers with strong Customer Service orientation and cross function business Collaboration. After retiring from Teva, Yoram started his consulting services, in Israel and abroad, in sectors like: Logistics, Pharma, Medical Cannabis, Investment Funds, Hi-Tech and more

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    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.

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    [SPEAKER INTERVIEW] - Gianne Olaes-Dénis, SANOFI GENZYME EUROPE

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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

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    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.

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    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


    Cold Chain News

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

    Cold Chain News is Britain’s leading business newspaper for this vital sector with news, comment, analysis, technical and legal reports on all matters relating to temperature controlled logistics.

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    Supporters
    http://tiaca.org

    The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) is the only organization representing all segments of the air freight supply chain. Our not-for-profit association supports, informs, and connects companies and organizations of all sizes with the aim of developing an efficient, modern, and unified air cargo industry worldwide. We champion every size of business, and help shape the policy which affects all of our members, providing a unifying voice for the industry, working for global standards, and raising the profile of air cargo. We host two major events, the biennial Air Cargo Forum and the biennial Executive Summit, as well as organising training and career development programs. TIACA aims to inform both the public and its membership about the role and importance of air cargo, industry developments, and technical trends. We are members of the Global Air Cargo Advisory Group (GACAG), working with the International Air Transport Association (IATA), The International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA), and the Global Shippers’ Forum (GSF).


    Farmavita

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    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.


    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.


    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.


    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


    Logistics Manager

    Supporters
    http://bit.ly/Logisticsmanager

    Logistics Manager is the leading monthly magazine, website, newsletter and social media feed for managers in charge of the supply chain of the UK’s largest industrial, retail and commercial organisations. Logistics Manager‘s high quality editorial programme concentrates on the core competencies essential to the modern logistics and transport functions. All links in the supply and value chains are covered in every issue of the journal with in-depth case studies detailing how organisations are reducing operating costs and boosting the efficiency of their goods-to-market operations. There is extensive coverage of new distribution and other logistics contracts, industrial property developments, vehicle fleet updates, innovations and information systems technology.


    World Pharma News

    Supporters
    http://www.worldpharmanews.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


    The Loadstar

    Supporters
    http://thecoolstar.com

    The Coolstar is a new online information resource for all those involved in the transport, storage and distribution of goods and products that have refrigerated and controlled atmosphere handling requirements.

    Read by shippers, forwarders, logistics providers, carriers, ports and airports, The Coolstar connects through information. We provide breaking stories, original comment, news and research – as well as the best stories from around the world.


    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).


    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.


    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.


    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!

    Official Associations


    Swiss Biotech Association

    Official Associations
    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.


    Cool Chain Association

    Official Associations
    http://coolchain.org

    The CCA is a non-profit organization, founded in 2003, with the aim to reduce wastage and improve the quality, efficiency and value of the temperature sensitive supply chain by facilitating and enabling vertical & horizontal collaboration, education and innovation amongst our members and stakeholders.

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    Copthorne Tara Hotel

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    Kensington
    London W8 5SR
    United Kingdom

    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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    WHAT IS CPD?

    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.

    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.

    CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.

    CPD AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

    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.

    CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.

    TYPICAL CPD SCHEMES AND RECORDING OF CPD (CPD points and hours)

    Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

    ‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

    ‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

    The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

    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.

    GLOBAL CPD

    Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

    CPD Certificates

    We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@smi-online.co.uk

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