12th Annual Cold Chain GDP & Temperature Management Logistics Global Forum

September 29 - October 03, 2014

John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, Boston, Massachusetts


Great Seeing you in Chicago!

Global Forum 2013 was the largest networking, educational and partnering event of its kind! 700+ attendees joined together for a full week of training, workshops, site tours, roundtables and case study presentations. Participants were also able to enjoy the world's LARGEST EXHIBITION of temperature controlled solutions for the life sciences industry. Over 90 solution and technology providers featured their latest innovations. We hope to see you next year as the Global Forum moves to Boston.

Looking Forward to the 2014 move to Boston?

The Cold Chain Global Forum has evolved to not only include all temperature ranges and all products (high-value finished, devices, diagnostics, generics, clinical) - but all things GDP. Times are a changing and we understand from you how important GDP regulations around the world are driving and changing your quality distribution practices for CRT and cold chain products. Download our Latest Agenda to learn about our 2014 content including:

  • Worldwide GDP Updates - regulatory authorities and industry perspectives
  • CRT & Ambient focus on cost reduction and compliance
  • Expanded supply chain focus further down the last mile – Pharmacies perspective & challenges
  • International Focus Day will examine supply chain challenges in East, West, South and North Asia Regions
  • Addressing Neutraceutical market growth and increased regulatory scrutiny
  • Learn how ocean, air & ground freight are being used to improve supply chain efficiency and costs
  • Proven solutions to help mitigate challenges in your complex global logistics networks
  • Ensuring supply chain integrity while ensuring quality data and minimizing risks

2013 Onsite Testimonials – Hear from your Colleagues:

“Relevant! Relevant! Relevant! All the tracks, roundtables and presentations were right on the money with the current and going forward trends in the pharma industry” – John Reynolds, Manager of warehouse operations, Novartis Pharmaceuticals
“Extremely informative and well-organized. A value-packed experience!” – Jody Faught, Manager, Supply Chain, Apotex Pharmachem Inc.
“Great conference to see the latest technologies & solutions for the cold chain industry and hearing how peers are approaching similar problems related to cold chain distribution” – Jerry Ferracamo, Cold Chain Logistics Engineer, Genzyme
“Good insight regarding the cold chain infrastructures of Brazil, Russia & India” – Director of Operations, Luminex Corp.
“Great to have the opportunity to get input from others in the industry as they approach and address distribution challenges” – Rebecca Gentile, Senior specialist, Quality, Merck
“Excellent perspective of different markets” – Surendra Deodhar, Assistant Vice President & Head of Materials Management, Reliance Life Sciences
“It’s very encouraging to learn that emerging markets are aligning their GDPs and regulations and actively participating in the exchange of supply chain knowledge” – Carlos Castro, Packaging Manager, Clinical Supply Chain, Gilead Sciences
“Great meeting current and potential customers” – Dino Sarpa, Director Client Solutions, UTI
“Very interesting to see new tendencies and new solutions” – Fernando Alvarez, Manager of cold chian logistics, Galber
“Excellent experience!” - Fred Dormishian, Sr. Project Manager, Logistics, Illumina
“The presentations were diverse and offered a depth of knowledge from experts in their fields, as well as providing current information on regulatory and technology advances in overall product shipping integrity. The break-out sessions, networking events, and vendor floor all offered a fantastic opportunity to meet with colleagues and vendors and share knowledge and best practices. Overall this was a valuable event that I hope to attend again next year.” - Rebecca E. Gentile, Senior Specialist, Quality, Vaccine and Biological Stability, Merck

Resource Center

  • Cutting-Edge Medical Technologies
    Michael Drues, President of Vascular Sciences, discusses the use of combination products, emerging medical technologies and the impact these technologies will have on shipping and manufacturing professionals. Michael will be speaking at the upcoming Cold Chain Global Forum.
  • Shire's Mark Lovell on Optimizing Shipments
    In this interview Mark Lovell, Senior Cold Chain Specialist from Shire talks to Andrea Charles from Cold Chain IQ, about the increasing focus by regulators on controlled room temperature (CRT) / ambient products, investment levels in temperature controlled distribution and recent trends. Lovell also imparts his top tips for optimising shipments for cold chain products.
  • History of the Cold Chain Global ForumHistory of the Cold Chain Global Forum
    We created this infographic to give you a better sense of how the Cold Chain Global Forum continues to expand each year. Download the infographic to see a map of international attendees, a list of the themes over the years and charts about attendees and the event's history.
  • Warehouse Management Systems for 3PL ProvidersWarehouse Management Systems for 3PL Providers
    Third Party Logistics companies know the benefit of outsourcing – they build their business on convincing companies to outsource their logistics to specialists while focussing on their core competencies. However very few heed this lesson for themselves when it comes to their technology, instead trying to maintain their own IT Systems. This whitepaper takes you through the 5 most important business drivers to consider when choosing a new warehouse management system.
  • Special Report: Cold Chain in BRIC CountriesSpecial Report: Cold Chain in BRIC Countries
    If you're not doing business in the BRIC countries, you're missing out on the future of cold chain. In this special 36-page report, we go into great detail about logistics, GDP regulations and market potential of the BRIC countries. A lengthy section is dedicated to each of Brazil, Russia, India and China.
  • Enhancing Profitability by Improving Partner Relationships

    Customers have to rely on expert suppliers who are able to accompany them in all the steps of their cold chain logistics problem

  • 3rd Annual Best in Show at the 11th Global Forum3rd Annual Best in Show at the 11th Global Forum
    Kevin O'Donnell, Contributing Editor at Contract Pharma Magazine, wrote this article touting the 4 best new technologies and solutions that were presented at last year's Cold Chain GDP & Temperature Management Logistics Global Forum. These are solutions that have the potential to move the industry forward.
  • Cold Chain Global Forum In the NewsCold Chain Global Forum In the News
    Healthcare Packaging Magazine was in Chicago covering last year's industry-leading Global Forum and reported some of the highlights to its readers. We wanted to share three of Healthcare Packaging’s articles, which keep you up to date about the latest industry news and preview the type of knowledge that is shared at our events.