Conference Agenda 2024

  • 08:00
  • Registration & Refreshments

    Kick off your conference experience by checking in at our registration desk. Collect your event materials and enjoy a selection of refreshments. It's the perfect time to mingle with fellow attendees and set the tone for an engaging and informative event

  • 08:50
  • Welcome Address & Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

    Begin your conference journey with a warm welcome from our esteemed Chairperson

    Stephen Wilkins

    Stephen Wilkins CEO
    Davies Development and Testing

Enhancing Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Integrity and Security

  • 09:00
  • PharmaLedger – Building a Digital Trust Ecosystem in Healthcare

    Himanshu Agrawal

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

  • 09:30
  • The Power of Intelligent Automation and Lean Six Sigma in Supply Chain Management

    Radovan Simic

    Radovan Simic Product Flow & Sustainability Lead

  • 10:00
  • Relevance and power of the Business Case

    Heiko Trefzger

    Heiko Trefzger Product Manager Data & Insights

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


  • 10:50
  • Best Practices in Exceptions Management for Supply Chain Efficiency

    Riya Cao

    Riya Cao CEO

  • 11:20
  • Potential use of machine learning for the supply chain

    Gianpiero Lorusso

    Gianpiero Lorusso Senior Supply Chain leader in the Biotech and Pharma business

  • 11:50
  • Optimizing Supply Chain Resilience: A Focus on Traceability

    In the fast-paced global market, the resilience of supply chains hinges on traceability, a critical strategy that ensures transparency, security, and sustainability from origin to consumer. BSI's insights into traceability unveil its role in risk management and as a catalyst for revolutionising logistics and bolstering consumer trust. Despite the technological and logistical challenges, advancements in blockchain, IoT, and AI are breaking new ground, offering unparalleled transparency and efficiency. This presentation will dissect how traceability is not merely a tool but a cornerstone for modern supply chains, demonstrating through real-world examples how businesses are navigating complexities to enhance resilience, mitigate risks, and drive sustainability, proving that traceability is the linchpin of supply chain optimisation in today's dynamic trade environment.

    David Fairnie

    David Fairnie Principal Consultant - Supply Chain Risk Management and Resilience - EMEA

  • 12:15
  • The NIRONE Scanner Platform – The Pharma Security Solution

    Dominik G. Rabus

    Dominik G. Rabus Head of NIRONE Product Conformity Solutions
    Spectral Engines

  • 12:40
  • Luncheon & Networking - Explore, Engage with Your Peers, and Connect at Our Exhibitor Booths



  • 13:20
  • Data Governance in Blockchain Track & Trace Supply Chain Solutions

    Alexandru Popa

    Alexandru Popa Associate Director | Blockchain for Digital Supply Chain

  • 13:40
  • Track & Trace: strengths, weaknesses, threats and opportunities in pharmaceutical supply chain

    Leonid Sharanov

    Leonid Sharanov Former Serialization and Traceability SME | Track & Trace Lead
    Johnson & Johnson

  • 14:10
  • The Future of Healthcare Operations: A Roadmap of Strategic Priorities and Sustainable Innovations

    Jaya Mishra

    Jaya Mishra Associate Director in Global Healthcare Operations
    Merck Healthcare

  • 14:40
  • Combining pack security, child safety and ease of opening

    Stephen Wilkins

    Stephen Wilkins CEO
    Davies Development and Testing

  • 15:10
  • Recharge with Tea or Coffee While Networking



  • 15:30
  • Is the QR Code the Death of the GS1 DataMatrix Code – 2024 Edition

    Stefan Artlich

    Stefan Artlich Director and Global Process Owner 'Track & Trace'

  • 16:00
  • Evolving the MOD’s Supply Chain Cyber Security Approach

    Phil Blunden

    Phil Blunden Asst. Head Cyber Supply Chain Security
    UK Ministry of Defence

  • 16:30
  • UNICEF - Digitising the supply chain to tackle falsified medicines

    In this session they will share information about TRVST and how UNICEF and its partners are working with countries across Africa, such as Nigeria and Rwanda, to implement the solution.

    Grant Courtney

    Grant Courtney Principal Consultant
    Smarter and Safer Products (on behalf of UNICEF)

    Max Kabalisa

    Max Kabalisa Manager, Digitalisation and Traceability
    UNICEF Supply Division

  • 17:00
  • A strategic adoption of new technologies in pharma supply chain

    • 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

    Faris Hattar

    Faris Hattar Associate Director of Supply Chain
    Hikma Pharmaceuticals

  • 17:30
  • Executive Insights: How can pharmaceutical companies build a reliable and sustainable supply chain?

    • Establish strong partnerships with key suppliers
    • Plan for potential disruptions and have contingency plans in place
    • Brace for potential disruptions by stockpiling key materials and supplies
    • Invest in technology that can help automate and optimize your supply chain operations
    • Implementing a comprehensive set of preventive best practices across the enterprise and all external stakeholders
    • Technologies being deployed to protect consumers and the integrity of brands
    • Overcoming supply chain challenges and actionable steps to increase efficiency

    Stephen Wilkins

    Stephen Wilkins CEO
    Davies Development and Testing

    Shilan Ghafoor

    Shilan Ghafoor Supply Chain Assurance Lead - COVID Vaccines Unit
    UK Health Security Agency

    Riya Cao

    Riya Cao CEO

    Radovan Simic

    Radovan Simic Product Flow & Sustainability Lead

    Florian Meichelbock

    Florian Meichelbock E2E Senior Supply Network Manager
    Bayer Consumer Health

    Melanie Hansen

    Melanie Hansen Supply Chain Manager
    AJ Vaccines

  • 18:00
  • Chairperson’s Closing Remark

  • 18:10
  • Networking Drinks Session - Unwind with Evening Drinks and Engaging Conversations


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