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

September 29 - October 03, 2014

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

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Looking forward to seeing you in BOSTON!

Your industry’s #1 event covering all temperature ranges & life science products.

Temperature control and sensitive handling are fundamental requirements of most life sciences products today. The Global Forum will examine the modern cold chain – including all temperature range products and their global GDP REQUIREMENTS – as well as an expanded focus on SUPPLY CHAIN INTEGRITY.

2014 program highlights include:

  • Increased insights into the TRUE LAST MILE before it reaches the end patients
  • Expanded focus to reflect the industry's shift towards SUPPLY CHAIN INTEGRITY
  • BIOTECH & SMALL PHARMA approach to setting up a GDP compliant supply chain while operating under heavy cost, time and man power constraints
  • Proving OCEAN FREIGHT can be a consistent and efficient mode of transportation
  • Working Towards an Industry Consensus - Filing for LANE QUALIFICATIONS
  • GLOBAL GDP updates and focus through regulatory authorities and industry perspectives
  • CRT & Ambient focus on cost reduction and compliance
  • Proven solutions to help mitigate challenges in your COMPLEX GLOBAL LOGISTICS NETWORK
  • GDP ESSENTIALS with overview of GDP regulation & guidance, transport qualification, air cargo processes, fundamentals of SOP’s and Quality Agreements
  • Review of all TEMPERATURE-SENSITIVE PACKAGING ESSENTIALS including to thermodynamics, packaging systems & temperature monitoring device technologies and Applications
  • Best practice approaches to establishing SUPPLY CHAIN SECURITY MATURITY MODEL

2014 Speaker Faculty Includes:

 Christopher Anderson
Christopher Anderson
Director, Quality Operations
Cardinal Health
 Jim Bacon
Jim Bacon
Senior Director, Global Demand Planning & Customer Operations
GRIFOLS, Inc.
 Patricia A. Beckenhaupt
Patricia A. Beckenhaupt
Public Health Analyst
CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Shailendra Bobhate
Regional Director , Supply Chain & Operations, EPD
Abbott - India
Mike L. Broughton
Director, Global Logistics
Eli Lilly & Company
Bryan D. Cardis
Associate Consultant - Packaging
Eli Lilly & Co.
Anthony Centorani
Senior Manager of Clinical Packaging
Forest Laboratories , Inc.
 Edward Church
Edward Church
President
International Safe Transit Association
 Becky Clark
Becky Clark
Logistics Supervisor
Luminex Corp
 John Conway
John Conway
Head, Customer Service & Distribution
Novartis Vaccines
 Larry Dulong
Larry Dulong
Manager, Logistics/Inventory Control, Clinical Supply
ImmunoGen Inc
 Susan E Griggs
Susan E Griggs
Security Advisor
Eli Lilly and Company
 Jean-Pierre Emond Ph.D.
Jean-Pierre Emond Ph.D.
Director of Cold Chain Research
Georgia Tech Research Institute
Gustavo Forero
Director of Logistics
Comprehensive Health Services, Inc
 Chuck Forsaith
Chuck Forsaith
Director of Supply Chain Security
Purdue Pharma Technologies
 Mary Foster
Mary Foster
Chair Expert Commitee, Packaging & Storage
United States Pharmacopeia
 Melissa Germain M.Sc.
Melissa Germain M.Sc.
Assistant Director of Cold Chain Research
Georgia Tech Research Institute
 Andrea Gruber
Andrea Gruber
Manager Business Process & Standards, IDFS Cargo
IATA - International Air Transport Association
Bruce Guenter
Director of Global Operations Planning
Pfizer
Chairman Rafik H. Bishara PhD
Chairman Rafik H. Bishara PhD
Technical Advisor & Leader
PDA
 Kevin Hickman
Kevin Hickman
Senior Manager, US Distribution
CSL Behring
 Claude Jolicoeur
Claude Jolicoeur
Director, Regulatory Affairs, Corporate GMP Officer
McKesson Canada
Dr. Umit Kartoglu
Dr. Umit Kartoglu
Scientist
World Health Organization (WHO)
 Mikhail Khazanchuk
Mikhail Khazanchuk
Regulatory Affairs Project Manager
Novo Nordisk
 Michelle Leggett
Michelle Leggett
Director, Logistics, Warehouse & Distribution
Hologic, Inc.
Mark Lovell
Senior Cold Chain Specialist
Shire Pharmaceuticals
 Bernard McGarvey
Bernard McGarvey
Senior Engineering Advisor
Eli Lilly and Company
Michael Meyran
Deputy Port Director, Operations
Massport
 Arminda O. Montero
Arminda O. Montero
Global Distribution QA Program Manager, Global Pharmaceutical Operations
Abbott
 Kelly Moore
Kelly Moore
Director, Tennessee Immunization Program
Tennessee Department of Health
 Dan O’Donnell
Dan O’Donnell
Director Cell Therapy Logistics
Fisher BioServices
 Sompol Prakongpan
Sompol Prakongpan
Professor, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences & External Expert
Burapha University & Thai FDA
 Benjamin Romero
Benjamin Romero
Global Packaging Development (gPKD)
Genentech
 Manuel Sardinas
Manuel Sardinas
Americas Regional Logistics CSO Manager
Bristol Myers Squibb
Jeff Seeley
Cold Chain Packaging Specialist
Pfizer
 Robert Seevers
Robert Seevers
Principal Research Scientist Regulatory Affairs CMC
Eli Lilly
Bradenton Tahan
Vice President, Regional Head of Healthcare and Chemicals Industry Vertical Americas
Panalpina, Inc.
 Pejman Talebian
Pejman Talebian
Director, Immunization Program
Massachusetts Department of Public Health Division of Epidemiology and Immunization
 David A Ulrich
David A Ulrich
QA Director-Distribution & Supply Chain Strategic Quality Initiatives (SQI)
AbbVie Inc.
 Domenic J. Veneziano
Domenic J. Veneziano
CAPT U.S. Public Health Service, Director, Division of Import Operations
Food and Drug Administration
 Leonid Veysman
Leonid Veysman
Supply Chain Security Manager
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
Frederick Walker
Executive Director, Supplies, Equipment and Validation
American Red Cross
Carolyn Williamson
Validation Scientist II
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.
David Wilt
President
TAPA, USA
 Andrea Zobel
Andrea Zobel
VP, Global CTD Project Management & Feasibility
Marken

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

  • 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.
  • 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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.