Conference Overview

The Annual Pharma Supply Chain & Security World Summit is now online, and this time with more focus on optimizing your supply chain challenges to ensure an agile, responsive, streamlined and secured supply chain. The pharmaceutical supply chains are facing a significant challenge in the form of counterfeit drugs that are entering the supply chain from various points at different levels. Pharmaceutical companies that adopt an effective serialisation program have end-to-end visibility and traceability for all of their packaging, labelling, and distribution. This enables them to rapidly identify and quarantine counterfeit products. This helps to protect patients, consumers worldwide, brand equity, reputations and the company's revenue stream by ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements for serialisation of medicines in emerging markets. The rise of the digital supply chain has been accompanied by an ever-increasing number of regulations that have accelerated its development and adoption. Years ago, the pharmaceutical supply chain regulated only manufacturing and distribution. However, with a rise in economic impact of counterfeit drugs on society, there have been attempts to improve serialisation processes even further.

In spite of past obstacles, innovations like IoT, AI and ML (and Blockchain) have led us into an exciting era of digitization within our industry. Data-driven algorithms and analytics will transform the pharmaceutical supply chain, helping it become more intuitive. With AI's predictive power combined with ML capabilities to analyse data in a speedy fashion, pharma companies can use this information towards making smarter decisions that lead to greater success throughout all stages of their operations. Combining AI with other advanced technologies, such as blockchain, can create a system that is immutable and transparent. This will also allow for the security of products to be improved in the long run by shielding from counterfeit drugs or substandard medicines.


Corvus Global Events invites you to Pharma Supply Chain & Security World 2022 - Supply-chain, Drug Serialization and Anti-Counterfeiting conference, which will have Pharma industry experts sharing various challenges faced, new strategies, case studies and use of innovative ideas, the conference will also offer opportunities to encourage partnerships and collaborations. In this conference you’ll not only discover innovative technologies, transformation strategies and collaboration methods, but how best to implement them to optimise your supply chain processes and strategies for drug anti-counterfeiting.


It gives us a great pleasure to welcoming you to the Pharma Supply Chain & Security World 2022.


  • Streamlining your supply chain
  • End to End supply chain visibility
  • Designing an optimal supply chain network
  • Strategies for drug anti-counterfeiting in global supply chain and improving security through an interlinked supply chain strategy
  • Developing a sustainable Serialization strategy
  • Integration of track & trace solutions in production and supply chain
  • Smart Packaging, Labelling and Artwork
  • Warehouse & Logistics 
  • Serialization Data and Analytics driven approach to increase supply chain agility
  • Adoption of Blockchain in pharma supply chain
  • Intelligent Automation enabling Industry 4.0
  • The need to understand and adopt new technologies like IoT, Analytics, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
  • Effective Authentication Technologies
  • Best selection of tamper-evident features
  • Brand Protection & Securing supply chain integrity
  • Global enterprise level solutions for anti-counterfeiting
  • Tackling pharmaceutical crime - initiatives at multinational, EU and national level
  • IP and regulatory enforcement
  • Synchrony of the Pharma Industry and professional bodies against counterfeiting
  • Understanding and meeting the needs of DSCSA, EU FMD and other global regulations
  • Strategies for public awareness and patient protection
  • Best practices to protect your brand
  • The role of the Internet in aiding the counterfeiters – How to overcome the situation?
  • How Pharma Industry and professional bodies are fighting against counterfeiting
  • Developing a RMP for your supply chain to protect your Brand, Product and Patient Safety
  • Case study: How companies are structuring their counterfeiting efforts and departments?



Attendees include GMs, VPs, Directors, Heads and Managers of:

  • Pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors
  • Supply Chain management companies
  • Serialization, Track and Trace solution providers
  • Packaging & labelling
  • Authentication technology suppliers
  • Operations/Portfolio management
  • Production process
  • Quality/Compliance Management
  • Manufacturing Automation
  • Digital Innovation (Block Chain, AI, ML)
  • Data Analytics
  • Contract manufacturing organisation (CMO)
  • Contract packaging organisation (CPO)
  • Brand protection, enforcement, security, integrity and management companies
  • Healthcare research organizations
  • Pharmaceutical industry professional associations
  • Anti-counterfeiting organizations
  • IT service providers
  • Cloud & Big Data
  • Intellectual Property, investigators and Trademark council
  • Drug regulatory agencies and customs
  • Pharmacists





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There are plenty of opportunities to position yourself as a thought leader & showcase your company.

For enquiries on speaker opportunities please e-mail to [email protected]

Tuesday - 15th March 2022 (Time Zone - GMT)

  • 10:00
  • Welcome Address & Platform Orientation - Orientation will focus on how to access and navigate the virtual conference platform for Live Sessions & Interactive Networking

  • 10:20
  • Chairperson’s opening remarks

    Dieter Peters

    Dieter Peters President
    Make Profit Growth Happen

Improving Pharma Supply Chain

  • 10:30
  • Keynote Panel Discussion: Maintaining Integrity & Transparency in the global pharmaceutical supply chain

    • Evaluation of the system regularly to identify weak areas
    • Implementing a comprehensive set of preventive best practices across the enterprise and all external stakeholders
    • What are the supply chain vulnerabilities?
    • Performing brand protection audits
    • Technologies being deployed to protect consumers and the integrity of brands
    • Overcoming supply chain challenges and actionable steps to increase efficiency

    Jim Marshall

    Jim Marshall Associate Director, Devens Supply Chain
    Bristol-Myers Squibb

    Emre Gollu

    Emre Gollu Supply Chain AD and CMC CL, TR & MEA; Head of Established Brands Alliances, TR

    Vickram Srivastava

    Vickram Srivastava Head of Planning - Global Supply Chain

  • 11:00
  • Industry 4.0 and strategic adoption of new technologies in pharma supply chain

    • The strategic adoption of new technologies in pharma supply chain
    • How will Industry 4.0 affect the pharma industry and its stakeholders
    • Challenges faced by the industry when adopting these new technologies
    • New trends in pharmaceutical manufacturing that will be enabled by Industry 4.0, including predictive analytics, digital twins, robotics and more


    For sponsorship opportunities please contact: [email protected] or call +44 (0) 207 096 0786

  • 11:20
  • Topic TBD

    Heiko Trefzger

    Heiko Trefzger Product Manager, Business Analyst, Innovation Representative

  • 11:40
  • Linking traceability with supply chain risk – ensuring medicines reach end patient

    • Technology and supply chain expertise – not just another blockchain
    • Poorly managed inventory, stock, and distribution subcontractors can lead to suspicious loss, diversion, damage, and waste of medicines
    • How to leverage GS1 standards for decentralized data input and end market patient utilization data?
    • Link KPIs and incidents to management systems controls
    • evidence that medicines did maintain appropriate chain of custody throughout distribution and ultimately reach end patient

    Courtney Soulsby

    Courtney Soulsby Sector Development Director, Healthcare

  • 12:00
  • BMS Forensic Center of Excellence – Analytical Strategy and Processes for Detection of Counterfeit Drug Products

    Scott Huffman

    Scott Huffman Associate Director Global Quality, Analytical Science & Technology
    Bristol-Myers Squibb

  • 12:20
  • Virtual Luncheon & Networking - Visit Exhibitor Booths & Network with your peers in our Lounge (Face to Face Video Chats)



Serialization and Track & Trace

  • 12:50
  • Panel Discussion: Implementing Well-organized, Adaptable and Effective End to End system

    • Highlighting serialization is business critical and planning early
    • Serialization preparation, challenges and trade partner readiness
    • IT as a major enabler in serialization
    • Effective and efficient project management

    Ulrich Schild

    Ulrich Schild Sales Director bei 3Keys GmbH
    3Keys GmbH

    Luiz Alberto Barberini

    Luiz Alberto Barberini External Manufacturing Organization - Consumer Health LatAm ; Community Board Chair at CSCMP

    Collins Agoro

    Collins Agoro Strategic Program Manager-Sub-Saharan Africa

    Dieter Peters

    Dieter Peters President
    Make Profit Growth Happen

  • 13:20
  • Simple Authentication Technologies

    • Implementation and detection processes
    • Authentication of labels and boxes with cryptoglyph
    • Authentication of molded items with Fingerprint

    Fred Jordan

    Fred Jordan CEO

  • 13:40
  • Global serialization standard-implementing well organized, adaptable and effective system

    • Different requirements and regulations across geographies, what challenges does manufacturers face and the steps to overcome it?
    • Highlighting serialization is business critical and planning early is the key to success
    • Serialization preparation, challenges and trade partner readiness

    Ayse Baker

    Ayse Baker Vice President of Regulatory Affairs

  • 14:00
  • Optimizing Traceability and Tracking to combat counterfeiting

    • How will the pharmaceutical industry be benefited from traceability?
    • Drivers for global traceability
    • A Long-term Cost-Effective Serialisation And Traceability Strategies
    • Benefits Beyond Serialization and Traceability Compliance


    For sponsorship opportunities please contact: [email protected] or call +44 (0) 207 096 0786

  • 14:20
  • Sustainability in pharmaceutical device packaging

    Gianpiero Lorusso

    Gianpiero Lorusso Director, Head of Upstream Logistics (Global)
    Healthcare Business of Merck

Smart Packaging & Labelling

  • 14:40
  • Is the QR Code the Death of the GS1 DataMatrix Code?

    • Role of 2D GS1 DataMatrix and EAN/UPC linear barcodes today
    • Why do we see the use of QR codes increasing as well in the healthcare sector?
    • Where will it all end?

    Stefan Artlich

    Stefan Artlich Director 'Track&Trace'

  • 15:00
  • The rising demand for Anti-counterfeit packaging – An increase in the trade among developed and developing countries

    • Current trends in the packaging market and strategies adopted by key players
    • Tamper Evident features in Packaging
    • Ensuring the packages comply with the new regulations and standards
    • Support from contract service providers, suppliers and others
    • Strategies currently employed by companies and countries that are ahead in curbing counterfeit medicines
    • Contract Packaging Market Trends


    Speaker TBC, Advanced Material Development

  • 15:20
  • Visit Virtual Exhibitor Booths/Speed Networking at our Exclusive Lounge (Face to Face Video chat with Exhibitors and other attendees)



  • 15:40
  • ePI and considerations of its impact on the supply chain

    • What ePI is, the benefits and challenges
    • A quick snapshot of the global status
    • Key implementation considerations for the supply chain

    Matt Hancock

    Matt Hancock Senior Director, Regional Lead, Head of Artwork Quality and Innovation

    Ronnie Mundair

    Ronnie Mundair Senior Director - Regional Labelling Head

  • 16:00
  • Sustainable packaging digitization and its opportunities for a sound anti-counterfeiting strategy

    • How to use the digital technology to improve your anti-counterfeiting strategy?
    • What make an AC Strategy sound?
    • Sustainability and digitization are not contradictory

    Patrik Merckell

    Patrik Merckell CEO, Disruptor and Founder sa

  • 16:20
  • Increasing the efficiency by Integrating anti-counterfeiting technologies in Packaging and Labelling

    • Track & Trace Technologies segment will augment the pharmaceutical packaging market
    • Disruptive technologies and regulatory implications on Packaging
    • Smart Packaging
    • Possible of use of nanotechnology in packaging
    • Digital packaging- to seal loopholes and increase flexibility
    • Possible combination of technologies to enhance and reinforce the security


    For sponsorship opportunities please contact: [email protected] or call +44 (0) 207 096 0786

  • 16:40
  • Sustainable Pharmaceutical Packaging

    Monica De Leon

    Monica De Leon EMEA Senior Distribution Manager
    Bristol-Myers Squibb

  • 17:00
  • Implementing On-Dose Authentication Technologies

    • Mass digitalization of medicines offers new levels of brand authentication, supply chain security and transparency
    • The use of taggants is becoming more common following the publication of the US FDA guidance on the use of physical-chemical identifiers (PCIDs) in solid oral dosage forms (SODFs)
    • Microtags or taggants are uniquely encoded materials that are virtually impossible to replicate, or reverse engineer. They can be used to on finished products, ingredients or materials used to make products, and on packaging

    Gary Pond

    Gary Pond Global Product Authentication Lead

CMOs and Partnerships

  • 17:20
  • Case Study from Bayer - How to optimise selection processes for your CMOs by ensuring the right capabilities and competencies are being selected

    Luiz Alberto Barberini

    Luiz Alberto Barberini External Manufacturing Organization - Consumer Health LatAm ; Community Board Chair at CSCMP

  • 17:40
  • Flexible Manufacturing Partnerships have been a key to the success of pharma


    Partnerships are more important than ever with new regulations and competing priorities that need to be met in order to keep up today's pace

  • 18:00
  • Creating a Lean and Efficient Partner Management Model that is aligned with your Program's Critical Success Factors

  • 18:20
  • Chairperson’s Closing Remark

    Dieter Peters

    Dieter Peters President
    Make Profit Growth Happen

  • 18:30
  • Virtual Networking - Catch-up with your peers in social lounge



Wednesday - 16th March 2022 (Time Zone - GMT)

  • 10:00
  • Welcome Address & Platform Orientation - Orientation will focus on how to access and navigate the virtual conference platform for Live Sessions & Interactive Networking

  • 10:20
  • Chairperson’s opening remarks

    Dieter Peters

    Dieter Peters President
    Make Profit Growth Happen

  • 10:30
  • Building a dedicated global anti-counterfeiting program

    Stephen Dunn

    Stephen Dunn Head Of Product Security Investigations

Data, Innovation & Technology

  • 11:00
  • AI combined with predictive analytics will enable a more intuitive approach to pharmaceutical management which is data driven.


    For sponsorship opportunities please contact: [email protected] or call +44 (0) 207 096 0786

  • 11:20
  • Controlling master data to improve Supply Chain


    How to use data-driven approaches for sustainable supply chain management, as well as an evaluation of sustainability metrics that can be used for evaluating performance. It also provides examples from real-life cases where these techniques have been successfully implemented

    Corey Hart

    Corey Hart Manager Supply Structures - Global Master Data Management

  • 11:40
  • Case Study - Blockchain opportunities in the pharma supply chain and for detecting falsified drugs

    • Enable quality control throughout the supply chain
    • Added security from cyber threats
    • Single use system for all stakeholders
    • Tracking the movement of drugs throughout the supply chain
    • Incorporating blockchain into its serialization and traceability

    Alexandru Popa

    Alexandru Popa Associate Director | Blockchain for Pharma Supply Chain

  • 12:00
  • Building a smarter Supply chain - Power of AI and Blockchain

    • Increase visibility across systems and data sources
    • Increased collaboration, gain efficiencies and reduce costs
    • Proactively predict and mitigate disruptions

    Himanshu Agrawal

    Himanshu Agrawal Director - Global Process Owner & Innovation Lead, Supply Chain Logistics
    GSK, Pharmaledger

  • 12:30
  • Virtual Luncheon & Networking - Visit Exhibitor Booths & Network with your peers in our Lounge (Face to Face Video Chats)



  • 13:00
  • Which benefits do agile supply chain management and blockchain bring to the industry and patients?


    This presentation aims to provide the audience with a high-level overview of blockchain, agile principles, and technologies in dealing with Covid-19 challenges, new tracking and tracing concepts, business considerations in terms of labelling, packaging, and overall supply chain management.


    Antonio Pesqueira

    Antonio Pesqueira Global Head of CRM & SFE, Commercial Operations
    Bavarian Nordic

  • 13:20
  • Panel discussion: Anti-counterfeiting and supply chain security - A scalable and future-proof system to battle counterfeiting

    • How will the future technologies be used in the supply chain: IoT, Analytics, Blockchain, AI and others?
    • Product identification and traceability solutions which can adapt to market changes and comply with serialization regulations in different countries
    • Building an interconnectivity across the supply chain
    • Planning and executing a sustainable strategy for the cost-effective implementation and driving ROI

    Ayse Baker

    Ayse Baker Vice President of Regulatory Affairs

    Dieter Peters

    Dieter Peters President
    Make Profit Growth Happen

Anticounterfeiting & Brand Safety

  • 13:50
  • Tracking the magnitude of the counterfeit problem: A global perspective

    • The common Anti-counterfeiting strategies in EU, US and the rest of the world to handle the counterfeit medicines
    • Identification of countries severely affected by the counterfeit medicines
    • The challenges of combating counterfeit medicines in most affected countries
    • The loopholes in various legislations encouraging gray market to thrive

    Mario César Rojas

    Mario César Rojas Security Director - Mexico

  • 14:20
  • Extracting best practice and synergies for the safe and secure delivery of medicines

    Henry Moran

    Henry Moran Director
    ASC Associates Ltd

Pharmacists, Public and Online Market Place

  • 14:40
  • A safe and secure supply chain – that has never been more important than today

    Claire Clarke

    Claire Clarke Director Healthcare Engagement
    GS1 Global Office

  • 15:00
  • Cyber-security and anti-counterfeit programs: Detecting counterfeit sales and managing data for success

    Phil Blunden

    Phil Blunden Defence Assurance & Information Security
    UK Ministry of Defence

  • 15:30
  • Visit Virtual Exhibitor Booths/Speed Networking at our Exclusive Lounge (Face to Face Video chat with Exhibitors and other attendees)



  • 15:50
  • Effectiveness of medicines authentication to detect counterfeit

    Bernard Naughton

    Bernard Naughton Director

  • 16:10
  • Pharmaceutical Brand Protection and Anti-Counterfeiting

    Radmila Jovanic

    Radmila Jovanic Customs Officer
    Customs Administration of Serbia

  • 16:30
  • European medicines verification system for Fighting counterfeit medicines to ensure patient safety

    Martin FitzGerald

    Martin FitzGerald Deputy Director General

  • 16:50
  • Interactive Roundtable Discussion


    All attendees will have a great opportunity to discuss a selection of the most interesting topics
    addressed during the conference in small groups with their peers.


    Every table will nominate a head of the table, who will summarize the topic discussed, present
    the main puzzles and questions posed.

  • 17:20
  • Chairperson’s closing remarks & End of Conference

    Dieter Peters

    Dieter Peters President
    Make Profit Growth Happen

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  •  Q&A Session and polling
  •  Messaging meetings and networking with Industry Experts and Peers
  •  Access to Virtual expo (including videos, reports and articles from solution providers),
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  •  On demand event recordings until 1 month
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