Conference Overview

The Annual Pharma Supply Chain and Security World Summit is a major global event for the pharmaceutical industry, bringing together the whole Pharma Supply Chain community for two days of discussion on new developments, technologies, strategies and best practices to ensure an agile, responsive, streamlined and a 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 4th Annual 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 4th Annual 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.

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Tuesday - 15th March 2022

  • 08:30
  • Registration & Refreshments

  • 08:50
  • Chairperson’s opening remarks

Improving Pharma Supply Chain

  • 09:00
  • 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

  • 09:20
  • 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

  • 09:40
  • Strategies for drug anti-counterfeiting in global supply chain and improving security through an interlinked supply chain strategy

  • 10:00
  • The importance of supply chain collaboration in the pharmaceutical industry

    Open collaboration between all stakeholders helps to mitigate risks, lower costs, and improve end-to-end supply chain performance

  • 10:20
  • Morning Coffee/Tea & Discussion

  • 10:40
  • Designing an optimal supply chain network - Determine the right structure for your supply chain

    • Holistic end-to-end supply chain assessment considering internal and external perspectives
    • Adapting to changes in demand patterns, business environment
    • Streamlining your supply chain

  • 11:00
  • Ensuring supply chain integrity through investigative analytical technologies to assist in the identification of fake medicines

    • Innovative technologies used for product screening
    • Analytical strategies and tools for the detection of counterfeit drugs
    • Meeting challenges head on through the use of technology and intelligence

Serialization and Track & Trace

  • 11:20
  • 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

  • 11:50
  • Simple Authentication Technologies

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

  • 12:10
  • The need of unified management and sharing of serialisation data to maintain product safety standards

    Increasing supply chain agility by improving product traceability from the manufacturer to the end user

  • 12:30
  • Networking luncheon

  • 13:00
  • 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

  • 13:20
  • 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

Smart Packaging & Labelling

  • 13:40
  • Smart Packaging - The innovations that are being made in packaging for pharmaceuticals stand to improve medication adherence

  • 14:00
  • 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

  • 14:20
  • Improve efficiencies in Artwork & labelling to implementation

    • Entry level to high-end security features – What level of security do we want to build in our packaging design?
    • Bespoke components into a label
    • Overt, covert or forensic solutions
    • Anti-tamper and brand protection features

  • 14:40
  • 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

  • 15:00
  • Afternoon Tea/Coffee

  • 15:20
  • Leveraging the power of Track-And-Trace technology could help in achieving packaging line quality

  • 15:40
  • 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

  • 16:00
  • 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

CMOs and Partnerships

  • 16:20
  • 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

  • 16:40
  • Case Study from Bayer - How to optimise selection processes for your CMOs by ensuring the right capabilities and competencies are being selected

  • 17:00
  • Creating a Lean and Efficient Partner Management Model that is aligned with your Program's Critical Success Factors

  • 17:20
  • Panel Discussion: The path to Supplier Management Process Excellence


    In the quest to achieve Supplier Management Process Excellence, it's important to identify what you should be focusing on in order for your organization and suppliers. It is crucial that all critical success factors are identified so they can work together as a cohesive team towards achieving excellence.

  • 17:50
  • Chairperson’s Closing Remark

  • 18:00
  • Networking Drinks Session

Wednesday - 16th March 2022

  • 08:30
  • Registration & Refreshments

  • 08:50
  • Chairperson’s opening remarks

Data, Innovation & Technology

  • 09:00
  • Data-driven sustainable supply chain management in the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries

    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

  • 09:20
  • Data focussed supply chain planning and build on e2e supply chain visibility

  • 09:40
  • Big Data to create a more proactive drug supply strategy by collecting, analysing, and sharing information on the pharmaceutical supply chain

  • 10:00
  • AI combined with predictive analytics will enable a more intuitive approach to pharmaceutical management which is data driven.

  • 10:20
  • Data, AI and serialisation

  • 10:40
  • Morning Tea/Coffee

  • 11:00
  • 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

  • 11:20
  • 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

  • 11:40
  • Supply Chain Automation

  • 12:00
  • 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

  • 12:40
  • Networking luncheons

Anticounterfeiting & Brand Safety

  • 13:20
  • 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

  • 13:40
  • Advancement in IP enforcement in Europe and what’s next?

    • New EU initiatives to counter growing IPR infringement and counterfeits
    • Reducing Intellectual Property Crime through Effective Partnerships
    • Intellectual property rights (IPR) laid down by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
    • Brexit: English Intellectual Property law implications

Pharmacists, Public and Online Market Place

  • 14:00
  • A safe and secure supply chain – that has never been more important than today

  • 14:30
  • Cyber-security and anti-counterfeit programs: Detecting counterfeit sales and managing data for success

  • 14:50
  • Sensitizing the public about the counterfeit Pharma products to curb the sale of Counterfeits

    • Educating the public on the harmful nature of counterfeit medicines and how to identify
      and avoid them
    • The use of social media as a tool to reach
    • Organizing workshops & seminars to showcase real case examples

  • 15:10
  • Role of Pharmacist’s in preventing counterfeit drugs

    • Ensuring safety, efficacy, quality of the drug imported
    • Good pharmacy practice guidelines
    • Usage of sophisticated tools to avoid counterfeiting
    • Work with the pharmaceutical industry, distributors, and the regulatory bodies to close gaps in the supply chain

  • 15:30
  • Afternoon Coffee/Tea & Networking

  • 15:50
  • European medicines verification system for Fighting counterfeit medicines to ensure patient safety

  • 16:10
  • 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.

  • 16:50
  • Chairperson’s closing remarks & End of Conference

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