September 25-29, 2017
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Chicago, IL

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2017 Global Forum Event Brochure

New city, new look, same remarkable event! We're headed to Chicago this year with a new look, new speakers and new content, making your experience at the Global Forum more valuable than ever before.

Keynote speakers include:

  • Paul Zikopolous, VP of Competitive and Big Data Analytics Teams and Future Trends Expert, IBM
  • Wesley Schmidt, Vice President of Quality Systems, AbbVie
  • John Brownstein PhD, Chief Innovation Officer & Professor, Boston Children’s Hospital & Harvard University
  • Bradford Stewart, Global Security Operations Center Manager, Alexion Pharmaceuticals and Former Chief of Staff to the President’s Daily Brief
  • Rey Chern, Director of Engineering, Amgen
  • Rick Calabrese, Global Director of Corporate Quality Systems, Sartorius Stedim North America Inc.
  • Rakesh Shah, Director Supply Chain- APAC (Sub Region II), India and Frontier Market, Merck Serono
  • Lisa Wyman, Head of Quality Compliance & Data Analytics, Shire Pharmaceuticals
  • Ben Romero, Director Logistics Temperature Control, Bristol-Myers Squibb

View the 2017 event brochure and reach out to us to register at Lauren.Miller@iqpc.com.

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Cold Chain Global Forum Registration Form

Download the registration form and customize your experience!

Anticipated Attendee Snapshot

We are expecting experienced temperature controlled life science professionals from a variety of different areas at the Cold Chain Global Forum. Take a look at the professionals you'll see on the show floor this September.

Exclusive Content

2016 Post Show Report

The industry has gathered at the Cold Chain Global Forum for the past 15 years to share ideas, challenge each other’s processes, gain insight into the newest solutions on the market, and maintain a next generation mentality. Take a look at our 2016 Post Show Report to see what makes this the #1 event for temperature-controlled life science supply chains in the world.

Who Attended Last Year's Global Forum?

Welcome to the industry’s #1 event for temperature controlled supply chains and products. This list contains a sneak peek of the 14th Annual Cold Chain GDP & Temperature Management Logistics Global Forum 2015 attendees. The five-day program will highlight case studies, best practices and interactive discussions to help advance industry standards. We can't wait to see your name added to this list. 

2016 Attendee Profile Report

The Global Forum is designed to give you multiple opportunities to network with 850 supply chain stakeholders. Download our Delegate Profile Report to see stats about where our attendees are from, their seniority, their primary market and more.

2017 Calendar of Events

Mark your calendars! Check out the full list of 2017 pharmaceutical and cold chain events.


Bristol-Myers Squibb: Evaluating the Cost and Operational Efficiency of Greener Packaging Insulation Materials

In her session at the 14th Cold Chain Global Forum, Beth Ruland discusses the scope of the project BMS underwent, design evaluation and the results of assessing the quality and environmental benefits of switching from foam insulation. She discussed the signicant cost savings and also touches on next steps for BMS. View her session PPT to learn more!

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Immunization Supply Chain 2020

At the 14th Cold Chain Global Forum, Raja Rao discussed the status of immunization programs in the developing world, current supply chain issues and what threats it may pose to industry progress. He also discussed the current Gates Foundation actions on supply systems and cold chain strengthening and bringing together new cold chain technology, markets, incentives and sound measurement to create results. View his session presentation!

Eli Lilly: Inside the Company's Implementation of Reusable Shipping Containers

At the 14th Cold Chain Global Forum, Christopher Lyons and Bryan Cardis explored the key considerations in adopting reuse and recycling programs for single-use passive coolers. View the PPT of their session!


Welcome to the Cold Chain Global Forum

850 attendees. 120 speakers. 120 sponsors. 36 hours of content. View the opening video for the 2015 Cold Chain Global Forum.

Gilles Jr. Gregoire - Temperature Controlled Supply

Join Gilles Jr. Gregoire, Global Transport Manager, Pharmascience as he discusses topics that include; the 3 biggest cold chain packaging trends of 2017, real time temp monitoring technologies, the growing trend towards “direct to patient” deliveries and much more.

Claude Jolicoeur - Data Sharing and Temp Monitoring Tech

Join Claude Jolicoeur, Director of Regulatory Affairs, McKesson Canada Corp as he discusses topics that include; changes within the supply chian industry on capturring and shareing data, real time temp monitoring technologies,cold chain challenges wihtin the Canadian market and much more.

Andrea Guisbert-Williams - Cost Savings & Sustainability Through a Switch from Air to Ocean

Join Andrea L. Guisbert-Williams, Project Manager, North American Logistics Operations, Eli Lilly & Company in an exclusive interview about the effect of growth of biologic based products on temp controlled operations, next generation medicines, and her case study, Discovering Eli Lilly’s Plan to Achieve Cost Savings & Sustainability Through a Switch from Air to Ocean.

The Best of 2016! - The CCGF Highlight Reel

The 2016 Cold Chain Global Forum was our best event yet! With a world-class speaking faculty, and unparalleled in-depth content, CCGF is the #1 event in the cold chain industry.

Cold Chain Global Forum 2016: A Spotlight On Our Sponsors

Take a look at what Sponsors from the pharma industry have to say about our flagship event, Cold Chain GDP & Temperature Management Logistics Global Forum.


Global Mastery eBook

Let's be honest--your ultimate objective is to make your cold chain a world-spanning behemoth with tentacles in all nations. We want to help: to this end, we have complete a multi-part eBook to facilitate your conquest. This eBook includes perspectives from six speakers from top industry companies, focusing on regulations, packaging, logistics, and security in the international cold chain.

Best Practices Guidebook: Packaging Design and Qualification in Temperature Controlled Logistics

A ruined shipment of temperature-controlled medicine can cost much more than lost revenue – it can cost lives. Navigating routes to patients efficiently and cost effectively with temperature sensitive materials is a labor intensive task, and one which hinges on the investment in trustworthy equipment. Investment in packaging design and qualification is a critical part of the tool kit.

Take a look at this Best Practices Guidebook, put together by CCIQ, for more information/


Risk Models for Passive Shipping Systems: Link Control and Risk to Total Cost

Significant areas for cost reduction depend on particular situations. This is why it is so important that organizations use a consistent and well-thought out approach to identify cost reduction opportunities that balances total cost versus risk. Dr. Bernard McGarvey, Senior Engineering Advisor, Engineering Technology Center at Eli Lilly & Co., shares his strategies in this exclusive interview.

Temperature Controlled Logistics - International Compliance & QMS Optimization

Cold Chain IQ consulted a selection of experts to discover the latest methods being deployed to navigate today’s regulatory challenges in regards to GMP, GDP and GCP compliance. Also, we acquired insight on what compliance changes are on the horizon to impact the temperature controlled logistics market.

Standardization & Risk Management in Cold Chain

Working within the ever-changing cold chain requires extremely detailed planning, extensive preparation, and precise execution. While these techniques vary immensely across the globe, risk management is necessary and standardization is the key goal for everyone.

This complimentary whitepaper dives deeper into this idea, with specific focuses on supply chain security, validation & lane qualification, data monitoring in shipping lanes, and stability budgets.

Cold Chain Trends 2016

We interviewed six of our highlight speakers about the trends they see in the industry today, and where they see things going in the next five years.

Sponsorship Information

Global Forum Sponsorship Prospectus

Thank you for your interest in sponsoring the Global Forum. Download the prospectus for more information on who attends, their challenges, and sponsorship opportunities available to you.

To discuss your participation in the event further, email us at Rhys.Davies@iqpc.com.

Video: A Spotlight On Our Sponsors

The Cold Chain Global Forum is the largest exhibition of solutions and services for temperature controlled life science products. Don't just take our word for it - see and hear it for yourself, we guarantee you'll be impressed.