Cold Chain Smart Solutions

Venue: Barcelona

Location: Barcelona, Spain

Event Date/Time: Jan 19, 2011 End Date/Time: Jan 21, 2011
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Due to greater temperature ranges and novel biotech drugs coming onto market the number of cold chain shipments by air, road and sea continue increasing. Temperature controlled and pharmaceutical shipping are widely expected to lead the recovery in terms of growth rates. Therefore the most immediate investment priorities of pharmaceutical, shipper, wholesaler companies and CMOs should include cold chain capabilities.

The Cold Chain Smart Solutions Conference is the perfect place to get up to speed with the latest regulations, technology and processes that are necessary to operate a cost-effective and compliant temperature controlled supply chain.

By attending you will have the chance to listen to conference presentations, panel discussions, specialist discussion forums, tailor-made streams of different Going Global Strategies, Packaging & Shipping & Distribution excellence, Virtual Cold Chain Solutions, Cold Chain Greening Initiatives. In the frame of a highly interactive Post-Conference Workshop you will gain an insight into the newest real-life strategies how to mitigate the risks and optimize the cold chain costs efficaciously.

Furthermore, you will have excellent opportunities to network with temperature controlled supply chain stakeholders from:
• Pharmaceutical, Biotech and Medical Device Manufacturers
• Transportation Providers
• Government Healthcare Agencies and Shippers
• Freight forwarders
• Packaging Partners
• Wholesalers

As a comprehensive and one-of-its kind event, the Cold Chain Smart Solutions Conference will address the most urgent challenges of the global marketplace for the storage and distribution of temperature sensitive pharmaceuticals, biopharmaceuticals, vaccines, etc.

Cold Chain Smart Solutions Advisory Board who helped to bring new, innovative content to you:

Dr Thomas Lenhard, Head of Quality Distribution Platform, Qualified Person, Sanofi-Aventis
Peter Murray, Director of Operational Quality, GlaxoSmithKline
Dr Umit Kartoglu, Technical Officer, World Health Organization
Dr Lorenzo Salvi, Head of Logistics, Baxter Oncology GmbH
Dr Saddam Huq, Cold Chain Technology Lead, Pfizer
Frank Meierink, Transport Manager, Merck
F. J. Rao, Head of Supply Chain, Novartis
Rinus Govers, Manager of Material Handling, Crucell
Jens Lamberth, Global External Sourcing Manager, Astrazeneca
Kevin O‘ Donnell, Director and CTO, Thermosafe Brands (former Abbott)

Key topics:
• Understanding the difference between regulatory expectations & Achieving global compliance
• Evaluating best practices of Contractual Cold Chain Partnerships & Outsourcing Solutions
• Ensuring product security & stability
• Discovering end-to-‘Last Mile’s end’ Cold Chain Control & Monitoring technologies
• Learning about future Data Management systems
• Solving challenges of moving towards the Global Cold Chain
• Hearing about Packaging & Shipping Innovations
• Exploiting changes in distribution channel strategies
• Reengineering of traditional Cold Chains (QbD, Green Solutions, Virtual Innovations, etc)
• Gaining insight into Cold Chain Cost Optimization & Cold Chain Risk management