Tuesday - 28th March 2023

  • 08:30
  • Registration & Refreshments

  • 08:50
  • Chairperson’s opening remarks

Building Resilient Pharma Supply Chain and Drug Anti-Counterfeiting

  • 09:00
  • 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)

  • 09:30
  • 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?

    Emre Gollu

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

  • 10:00
  • Impact of counterfeit drugs in the global supply chain and creating an interlinked supply chain strategy to improve security

    Hugues Isel

    Hugues Isel Global Quality Issue Manager
    F. Hoffmann-La Roche

  • 10:30
  • Business Card Exchange with Morning Coffee/Tea & Discussion

  • 10:50
  • 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


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

  • 11:20
  • 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

Serialization and Track & Trace

  • 11:50
  • The Importance of Serialization: Why Moving Beyond Compliance is essential to your business strategy

    • 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

  • 12:20
  • 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

  • 12:50
  • Networking luncheon

  • 13:30
  • Safe and secure supply chains to enable Patient safety

    • Standards as a tool to prevent counterfeiting
    • Regulatory bodies taking action
    • Authentication or traceability – Europe & the world

    Claire Clarke

    Claire Clarke Director Healthcare Engagement
    GS1 Global Office

  • 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
  • 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
    • Use Serialization Data to Maximize Performance and Minimize Risks
    • Effective and efficient project management

    Fausto Artico

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

    Ulrich Schild

    Ulrich Schild Sales Director

Smart Packaging & Labelling

  • 14:50
  • 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

    Paul Mumford

    Paul Mumford Director, Business Development
    Advanced Material Development

  • 15:20
  • Afternoon Tea/Coffee

  • 15:40
  • Smart Packaging - The innovations that are being made in packaging for pharmaceuticals stand to improve medication adherence

  • 16:00
  • Leveraging the power of Track-And-Trace technology could help in achieving packaging line quality

    Umit Cagri

    Umit Cagri Production Manager
    AIS Pharma

  • 16:20
  • 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

    Gianpiero Lorusso

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

  • 16:50
  • 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

De-Risking Supply Chain, Compliance & Partnerships (CMOs/CDMOs)

  • 17:10
  • Supply Chain and Third-Party Risk Management (TPRM)

    Rene Kronenburg

    Rene Kronenburg Supply Chain IT Regional Manager, EMEA

  • 17:40
  • Practical tips for negotiating and managing cross-border supply chain contracts

    Stefan Ibing

    Stefan Ibing Head of Legal CEE (Central & Eastern Europe)
    Novartis Pharma AG

  • 18:10
  • Communication and Strong Partnerships to Ensure a Reliable Compliant Secure Supply Chain

    Luiz Alberto Barberini

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

  • 18:40
  • Chairperson’s Closing Remark

  • 18:50
  • Networking Drinks Session

Wednesday - 29th March 2023

  • 08:30
  • Registration & Refreshments

  • 08:50
  • Chairperson’s opening remarks

Data, Innovation & Technology

  • 09:00
  • Data focussed supply chain planning and build on e2e supply chain visibility

    Andrea Bertoneri

    Andrea Bertoneri Digital Transformation Program Lead

  • 09:30
  • 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

    Christophe Suizdak

    Christophe Suizdak Global Senior Manufacturing Director

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


    Booked for Gold Sponsor

  • 10:30
  • Business Card Exchange with Morning Coffee/Tea & Discussion

  • 10:50
  • How MSD is preventing counterfeit drugs with blockchain technology


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

    Alexandru Popa

    Alexandru Popa Associate Director | Blockchain for Pharma Supply Chain

  • 11:20
  • Metaverse: new opportunity for Customer Engagement

    Stefania Alvino

    Stefania Alvino Omnichannel Marketing Manager & Digital Orchestrator
    Daiichi Sankyo Italia S.p.A

  • 11:50
  • 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 Program Manager – Authentication

Transportation & Logistics

  • 12:20
  • Airfreight Temperature Controlled Logistics for Pharmaceutical Products

    Andy Hughes

    Andy Hughes Pharma Logistics Specialist

  • 12:50
  • Networking luncheon

  • 13:30
  • Topic TBC

    Patrick (Olu) Ola

    Patrick (Olu) Ola Global EMEA Distribution/Logistics Manager

  • 14:00
  • 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


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

Anti-counterfeiting, Brand Safety and Cyber Security

  • 14:30
  • Case Study: Implementing Medicines verification system in Lithuania and challenges

    Tomas Petkevicius

    Tomas Petkevicius Director
    National Medicines Verification Organization

  • 15:00
  • 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

    Steven Ustel

    Steven Ustel Brand Protection Strategist

  • 15:30
  • Afternoon Tea/Coffee

  • 15:50
  • Cyber-security and anti-counterfeit programs: Detecting counterfeit sales and managing data for success

  • 16:20
  • 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

  • 16:50
  • European medicines verification system for Fighting counterfeit medicines to ensure patient safety

    Damjan Bonac

    Damjan Bonac General Affairs Division
    Agency for Medicinal Products and Medical Devices of the Republic of Slovenia

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

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