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Cold Chain Distribution

Cold Chain Distribution

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!


Day 1
8:30
Registration & Coffee
9:00
Chairman's Opening Remarks
Tony Wright, CEO , Exelsius
9:10
The Role of PIC/S in the International Harmonisation of Regulatory Inspections across 6 Continents
Steve Todd, Senior GDP Inspector; Chair of GDP Expert Circle, MHR; PIC/S
9:50
Authority Inspection of GDP, With Focus on Cold Chain Issues
Thomas Vestergaard Pedersen, Medicines Inspector, Danish Medicines Agency
10:30
Myth Buster – Regulatory Quick Fire
Thomas Vestergaard Pedersen, Medicines Inspector, Danish Medicines Agency
10:30
Myth Buster – Regulatory Quick Fire
Steve Todd, Senior GDP Inspector; Chair of GDP Expert Circle, MHR; PIC/S
10:50
Morning Coffee
11:20
IATA’s Initiatives in Supporting Temperature-Controlled Distribution for Pharma
Andrea Gruber, Senior Manager, Special Cargo, IATA
12:00
Enhanced Expectations – The Evolution of Temperature Control!
David Spillett, Key Account Director, World Courier
12:40
Networking Lunch
13:30
How Much Control Do You Have? Maintaining the Chill throughout the Supply Chain
Yoram Eshel, Senior Director, Global Transportation and Logistics, Teva Pharmaceutical
14:10
Remote QP Assessment of ATMPs and Supply Chain Controls
Tim Holliday, Qualified Person, PCI Pharma Services
14:50
Afternoon Tea & Networking Break
15:20
Future Challenges for the Cell-and Gene Therapy Supply Chain
Simon Ellison, Head of Commercial, Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult
16:00
Cold Chain Board Room – Roundtable Discussion Part 1
Mark Edwards, Managing Director, Modalis
16:00
Cold Chain Board Room – Roundtable Discussion Part 1
Stephen Mitchell, Quality & Compliance Manager, Global Logistics, GlaxoSmithKline
16:40
Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One
17:00
Drinks Receptions hosted by World Courier
19:00
Gala Dinner hosted by World Courier – by invitation only
Day 2
8:30
Registration & Coffee
9:00
Chairman's Opening Remarks
9:10
Exploring the Optimal Temperature-Controlled Freight Options
Saddam Huq, QA Senior Manager, Global Logistics & Cold Chain, GSK Biologicals
9:50
An Evaluation of Transport Modes for Pharmaceutical Shipments
Mark Edwards, Managing Director, Modalis
10:30
Morning Coffee
11:00
What can the pharmaceutical industry learn from the food cold chain?
Stephen James, Director, Food Refrigeration & Process Engineering Research Centre (FRPERC), The Grimsby Institute
11:30
Blood Supply Temperature Control Chain
Dave Edmondson, National Strategy Manager, Manufacturing Development, NHSBT
12:10
Reliability in Cold Chain Air Transports
Fredrik Wildtgrube, Head of Global Sales, Finnair Cargo
12:50
Networking Lunch
13:50
Direct-to-Patients: Translating Thoughts into Actions
Didier Basseras, Vice President, Clinical Supply Chain Operations Head, Sanofi-Aventis
14:30
Inspired by Supply Chain in Africa
Gino Vleugels, Senior Manager EMEA Temperature Control, Johnson & Johnson
15:10
Afternoon Tea
15:40
Selecting Your Long-Lasting Partners
Robert Potts, Director International Quality, Vertex International Ltd
16:20
Cold Chain Board Room – Roundtable Discussion Part 2
David Spillett, Key Account Director, World Courier
16:20
Cold Chain Board Room – Roundtable Discussion Part 2
Mark Edwards, Managing Director, Modalis
17:00
Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

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