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Past 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.To receive our past attendee list via email, contact us at 

2017 Global Forum Post Show Report

Find out who joined us at the 2017 Annual Global Forum and how they benefited from attending! Our 2017 post show report includes:2017 Attendee Demographics2017 Attendee Job Titles & CompaniesAttendee Testimonials2017 Global Forum Excellence Award Winners ...

Dear Boss Letter

Fast track your attendance to the 2018 Global Forum with our customizable Dear Boss Letter.

Attendee ROI Toolkit

Your one-stop-shop for justifying your attendance to the 2018 Global Forum, this packet includes:Past Attendee ListDear Boss LetterRegistration Form

The Autonomous Supply Chain is Coming

Ahead of the 16th Global Forum taking place September 24-28, 2018 in Philadelphia, PA, we sat down with keynote speaker Tom Bonkenburg, Director, European Operations, St. Onge Company to discuss:How robotics are impacting the the pharma supply chain sector specificallyCommon ...

Pharma Logistics Compliance 2018 Report

This whitepapers covers the latest pharmaceutical logistics regulatory developments around the globe related to FMD, MHRA, ICH Q12, PACMP, GMP, DSCSA and more! Designed specifically to keep you up to date with key developments that we believe with shape the compliance agenda over the next year, k ...

Change & Collaboration in Pharma Logistics

Pharma is one of the most conservative industries –namely due to the fact that its products are high risk – very influential to the health, well-being and survival of their consumers. Regulations must be met to ensure that medicine quality and patient safety is protected. Therefore any changes, b ...

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Global Forum Annual Exhibition Floor Plan

Take a look at this year's floor plan to see which exhibition spaces are still available!

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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.

The CCGF 2016 Highlight Reel

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

Temperature Controlled Supply Interview

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.

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.

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...

Content Pack: Top Industry Content

For the 15th Annual Global Forum, we re-released some of the most well received industry content from 2016's event. Take a look at our Global Forum Content Pack or request an emailed copy that includes:In-depth report on "Standardization and Risk Management in the Cold Chain"Best Practice Guidebook for "Packaging Design...

Digitization and Big Data's Impact

Pharma and biotech companies are implementing new technologies to enhance how they make decisions and predict outcomes in the supply chain.

2016 Pharma Cold Chain Market Report

In 2016, we put together the comprehensive Pharmaceutical Cold Chain Market Report detailing major and emerging trends in the industry, and how the industry is reacting to these changes. The report includes expert interviews and insights, case studies, information on the industry's biggest challenges and investment areas and more. View...

Whitepaper: Insights from the Experts

It's an innovative time in the industry as new technologies are changing the supply chain and business are trying to find new ways to get their products where they need to be faster, more efficiently while saving money. See what executives from Merck, Amgen, Zogenix, Marketing Association, Eli Lilly, GlaxoSmithKline...

Supplying Next Generation Medicines

The personalized medicines market – which tailors drugs and treatments to the individual patient – is expected to reach revenues of $149 billion by 2020, according to Pharmaceutical Commerce. And the rising use of biosimilars – a biologic medical product that is a near-identical copy of an original product by...

End-to-End Supply Chain Visibility

The Associate Director of Supply Chain Management at Merck gives us deeper dive into end-to-end supply chain visibility in this white paper.

CRT Requirement in Pharma Distribution

Pelican BioThermal was a participating sponsor of the 15th Annual Global Forum. Read their white paper here.

Moving Towards Collaboration Whitepaper

Collaboration has long been considered an effective approach and is employed by many highfunctioning organizations. In business and in communities, the strategic value of aligning yourself with other groups that have a shared vision, where each collaborator brings something to the table and is willing to work together to get...

Disruption in the Pharma Industry

What will technologies will disrupt the life sciences supply chain industry in 2018? To find out, we sat down with Paul Zikopoulos, VP of Competitive and Big Data Analytics Teams and Future Trends Expert, IBM, and the 2017 Global Forum's keynote speaker.

IBM Breakthrough May Help Beat Cancer

The 2017 Keynote Speaker, Paul Zikopoulous, VP Big Data & Cognitive Systems at IBM, shared with us this Bloomberg clip of IBM Watson and how it may help beat cancer. This was a focus of Paul's keynote session "The Big Data Revolution" at the 15th Annual Global Forum. View the...

Clinical Trial Supply 2018 Report: The Quest To Shrink Wastage Levels

In meeting the growth ahead for clinical trials there must be a focus on efficiency as their supply already suffers from major issues with wastage levels. This is lack of control is problematic with the rising public scrutiny on spending by pharmaceutical companies.Forecasting and demand planning When sites are under...

The Benefits of Blockchain: Fact or Wishful Thinking?

The basics: Blockchain is still a largely unproven innovation in the supply chain, but it’s also one that companies can’t afford to ignore. This first part of four in this issue of NextGen Supply Chain details what the technology is and how it works to make the supply chain more...

NextGen Supply Chain: The Robots are Here

Long a fixture on the factory floor, a new generation of robots are ready for a broader range of applications. The only thing standing in their way is end-user adoption.

8 Fundamentals for Achieving AI Success in the Supply Chain

In the race to use AI, many companies have made attempts to implement it, but the results have been disappointing.

Infographic: A Guide to Reducing Your Shipping Costs

While base rates stand as the bulk of shipping and freight costs, accessorial fees can cause a significant increase in the total expense. Learn about some of the most common accessorial fees, the influence they can have on your supply chain and how to reduce or avoid them.Download this infographic...

2017 Presentations

Make your Data Work Hard for You Part 2

An overview of Eli Lilly’s Initiatives for Increasingly Effective Lane Data Analysis. Hear how Eli Lilly is using climate data to design containers for the varying seasons through simulations & pilots. Find out how to use weather data to come up with test profiles and gather lane data in a...

Make your Data Work Hard for You Part 1

You Work Hard to Get your Data, Now Make your Data Work Hard for You! Hear how BMS is characterizing lanes for shipping through gathering detailed shock & vibration data. Review their goal to eliminate the need to ship actual product PQ. Presentation by Carolyn Williamson, Principal Packaging Engineer, Bristol-Myers...

USP <1079> and the Evolution of GDP

Review the increased globalization of the pharmaceutical industry and its impact on the handling, storage, and distribution of products.Take a life cycle management approach to quality, ranging from material procurement to manufacturing to delivery of a final product to the patientEnsure each activity in the distribution of a product is...

Building an Organizational Standard

Create a global team between quality, supply chain, logistics, and packaging to streamline transportation challenges yielding cost savings Implement governance and address the nuances in global GDP regulations by setting an internal standard at the most stringent levelComplete a GAP analysis of your different product lines to determine where issues...

Managing Contingencies during End-to-End Distribution

Discuss at-home and in-clinic portable 2-8°C and CRT storage, with continuous real-time temperature monitoring and inventory management using RFID technologyEnd to end traceability and excursion management leads for efficient QA oversight and release which can be achieved from point of manufacture, packaging through patient treatment Review logistical route planning and...

Import/Export Complexities in the Indian & APAC Regions

Discuss methods for working around customs challenges leading to potential shipment delaysHow to best interpret the regulations and remain compliant from API’s to finished drug productsHow to work closely with your supply chain partners to ensure SOP’s are being met in these regionsHear about potentially temp controlled warehousing options within...

Integrated Risk Management Framework

Proactively minimize risks to patients, operations, and supply chain through early identification, detection and mitigationEnd-to-end risk review and control of products throughout the supply chainDrive continual improvement throughout the product and process lifecycle to ensure a reliable supply of quality products to patients Leverage risk management tools to make risk...

DSCSA’s Impact on Global Supply Chain

Examine the full scope of DSCSA requirements and top international serialization deadlines that are looming How can logistics professionals support serialization teams past the 2017 deadlineWhat application does serialization technology have for temperature monitoring? Can they work in tandem?Predicting how a post-serialized world will affect the pharma supply chainPresentation by...

Optimization with Pallet Solutions

Evaluation of existing and potential passive and active pallet shipping solutions Walk through analysis of pallet solutions utilizing criteria such as cost savings, ergonomics, and additional supply initiativesReview the expedited customization process of a standard product offering to meet ergonomic and performance requirementsOverview of the implementation strategy and the opportunities...

Health Canada Guide-0069 - Regulatory Provisions

Review guidelines for products in transit: stability data requirements and temperature mappingDiscuss the regulatory scope of temperature monitoring for CRT Hear recommended approaches for risk evaluation and mitigation and analyze examples of compliance and non-complianceTake a look at what Roche implement locally to distribute to our Canadian customers to fulfill...

Addressing Unmet Medical Needs through Industry Collaboration

Review the international landscape of rare disease treatment & new medicines entering the supply chain to treat them How have regulations in both the US & abroad impacted the industry’s ability to reach patientsDiscuss how new technological innovations and supply chain collaboration can make reaching challenging markets more feasibleWhere is...

2016 Presentations

Evaluating 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...

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...

Eli Lilly's Implementation of Reusable Shipping Containers

At the 14th 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!