Conference Overview

The Annual Pharma Supply Chain & Security World Summit is back in London for the 5th time, 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 2023 - Supply-Chain, Anti-Counterfeiting, Drug Serialization and Packaging & Labelling 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 2023.


  • 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
  • Cold Chain
  • Transportation/Logistics





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

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Become a Speaker

Tuesday - 28th March 2023

  • 08:30
  • Registration & Refreshments

  • 08:50
  • Chairperson’s opening remarks

    Stephen Wilkins

    Stephen Wilkins CEO
    Davies Development and Testing

Building Resilient Pharma Supply Chain and Drug Anti-Counterfeiting

  • 09:00
  • A whole-system response to medicrime

    Andy Morling

    Andy Morling Deputy Director, Criminal Enforcement Unit

  • 09:25
  • The need to understand and adopt new technologies

    • How to strategically adopt new technologies in the pharmaceutical supply chain
    • Challenges faced by the industry when adopting these new technologies
    • The importance of maintaining a secure and efficient pharmaceutical supply chain
    • New trends in pharmaceutical manufacturing including predictive analytics, digital twins, robotics and more
    • The potential risks associated with the adoption of new technologies in the pharmaceutical supply chain

    Fausto Artico

    Fausto Artico Global R&D Tech Head and Director of Innovation and Data Science, Innovation Hub (R&D Tech)

  • 09:50
  • The New 'Normal': Resilience in E2E Supply Chains

    Kay Odepe

    Kay Odepe Product Supply Strategy Lead (North America)

  • 10:15
  • Case Study: 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

  • 10:40
  • Business Card Exchange with Morning Coffee/Tea & Discussion



  • 11:00
  • 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

    Stefan Winckelmann

    Stefan Winckelmann Director Vertical Market Pharma & Healthcare

  • 11:25
  • Digital Supply Chain Journey

    Jessica Vidal

    Jessica Vidal Associate Director, Digital Transformation Process Lead

  • 11:50
  • Nanomaterial Smart Packaging Innovations - Nanomaterials are opening up new, more sustainable and cost-effective smart packaging for pharma markets, for capabilities such as:

    • Cold chain Supply
    • Packaging tamper detection 
    • Customer level product authentication
    • Manufacturer & distribution level authentication
    • Communications for identification and tracking: sustainable printed RFID

    Paul Mumford

    Paul Mumford Director, Business Development
    Advanced Material Development

  • 12:20
  • Luncheon & Networking - Visit Exhibitor Booths & Network with your peers in our Lounge



Serialization and Track & Trace / Smart Packaging & Labelling

  • 13:10
  • One serialized barcode, unlock its many values in your supply chain

    • Regulations mandated serialization – but they aren’t everywhere
    • What can serialization-based aggregation do for you?
    • Supply chain transparency means end to end visibility
    • Diversion detection – not talked about enough
    • Anti-counterfeiting – what else can this barcode do?

    Steve Tallant

    Steve Tallant Director, Solutions Marketing

  • 13:40
  • Smart Sensors: Real-time Geolocation and Temperature Tracking for Roche Products

    • Digitalization of the supply chain: Improve the quality and security of your goods. End to End visibility of the shipments.
    • Proactive assessments of in-transit temperature excursions
    • Elimination of manual data entry of product details at the shipping site
    • Automation of manual process at receiving site (e.g. loggers read-out, temperature stability budget analysis for quality release)

    Raquel Vazquez

    Raquel Vazquez Global Head of Distribution Technology

  • 14:05
  • Ensuring Medicinal Product Safety: Comparing European Verification and Track-and-Trace Models

    Vladimir Sapundzhiev

    Vladimir Sapundzhiev Software Architect for Track & Trace Solutions
    Sopharma AD

  • 14:30
  • On-Dose Authentication – Is Pharma Ready to progress beyond serialization?

    Barry Friend

    Barry Friend Principal Area Technical Manager

  • 14:55
  • Executive Insights: How can pharmaceutical companies build a reliable and sustainable supply chain to increase efficiency?

    • How can pharma’s supply chains adapt to, and even thrive in the face of global disruption?
    • How can we combat the risks posed by counterfeit drugs and other threats in the pharmaceutical supply chain?
    • Is localization the key to strengthening supply chain resilience, or could other strategies bring better results?
    • What innovative strategies can governments and other policy-makers implement to ensure robust pharma supply chains both nationally and internationally in the years ahead?
    • What collaborative strategies will ensure a thriving supply chain?

    Fausto Artico

    Fausto Artico Global R&D Tech Head and Director of Innovation and Data Science, Innovation Hub (R&D Tech)

    Tomas Fant

    Tomas Fant Temperature Controlled Logistics Projects Lead

    Stephen Wilkins

    Stephen Wilkins CEO
    Davies Development and Testing

    Sophie Dagens

    Sophie Dagens Regulatory Policy Officer
    Medicines for Europe

  • 15:25
  • Grab your Tea/Coffee - Visit our Exhibitor Booths & Network with your colleagues



  • 15:40
  • What governments can do to support resilience in the supply chain from the full-service healthcare distributor’s perspective

    Martin Fitzgerald

    Martin Fitzgerald Deputy Director General

  • 16:05
  • 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

    Stephen Wilkins

    Stephen Wilkins CEO
    Davies Development and Testing

Transportation & Logistics

  • 16:30
  • Resilience in the Pharma Supply Chain

    Andy Hughes

    Andy Hughes Pharma Logistics Specialist

    Don Oakley

    Don Oakley Director of Business Development
    National Security Inspectorate (NSI)

  • 17:00
  • Data Integrity in Pharmaceutical Logistics

    • The importance of data integrity in pharmaceutical logistics
    • How to ensure data integrity in your warehouse or distribution center
    • Best practices for maintaining data integrity in a pharma environment
    • What to do if you suspect data integrity has been compromised

    Richard Peck

    Richard Peck Managing Director

  • 17:25
  • Advantages of Digital and Pharma E labelling vs Printing on Paper (Packaging Serialisation)

    Neha Mehta

    Neha Mehta Regulatory CMC Facilitator

  • 17:50
  • Chairperson’s Closing Remark

  • 18:00
  • Networking Drinks Session

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As a sponsor and speaker, honestly we couldn't be happier. This is the best value we've had out of a virtual event by a long way. We made connections, got leads, were seen. This was the perfect event for us and one we will definitely plan around. Thank you corvus global events for putting together such a great event.

Principal Consultant - Supply Chain Security

Format excellent and platform impressive

Newbridge Pharmaceuticals
Director, Supply Chain

It is one of the few rich content conferences that I have attended. Well done! It covered interesting current hot topics, and was well managed and presented.

Almatica Pharma
Vice President of Regulatory Affairs

Excellent event with great program & great speakers

Customs Administration of Serbia
Customs officer

Everything was great!



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