The race to the last mile - SMi announce the 2017 Cold Chain Distribution Conference and Exhibition

By: | at 05:57 AM | Logistics  

Factors such as the ever-changing regulatory requirements, diverse array of biopharma products entering the markets, and new technology emerging daily, are causing companies to face the challenge of constantly adapting their supply chain processes and staying ahead of the curve.

Responding to the evolution within the industry, SMi is proud to announce the return of its leading 12th annual Cold Chain Distribution event. Returning to London in December, this year’s event will remain at the forefront of innovation.

Cold Chain Distribution 2017 will be a one-stop-shop for all cold chain needs, featuring big pharma and exhibitors from every sector of the cold chain process, including material handling, warehousing, construction, supply chain/logistics solutions and transportation providers.

This year’s conference and exhibition will attract key decision makers from retail, foodservice, processing, production, distribution, logistics, and transportation. Delegates will represent frozen, refrigerated, ambient and fresh operations sectors.

For industry suppliers, Cold Chain 2017 will provide a competitive advantage through building brand awareness, expanding audience penetration to all global buyers of temperature-controlled transportation and facilities, and connecting suppliers to key decision makers. Suppliers will be afforded the opportunity to display their products and services on Europe’s leading Cold Chain Distribution stage.

The 12th annual show is the perfect opportunity to spotlight the cold chain industry and its role as a critical component in supplying the world’s ever-growing population – all while maintaining GDP compliance in an ever-changing climate.

This year’s impressive line-up of speakers includes:

  • Tony Wright, CEO, Exelsius (Chairman)
  • Tim Saint, Senior Director Business Development, Marken (Chairman)
  • Chris Wallace, Senior Director - International Supply Chain, Sanofi Genzyme
  • David Spillett, Key Account Director, World Courier
  • Mark Edwards, Managing Director, Modalis Ltd.
  • Amélie Ermel, Production Senior Specialist Associate, Eli Lilly
  • Stephanie Fitt, Sales Manager UK & Scandinavia, EMBALL’ISO
  • Stephen Mitchell, Quality Lead Logistics Partnership, GlaxoSmithKline
  • Martin Fitzgerald, Deputy Director General, European Association of Pharmaceutical Full Line-Wholesalers (GIRP)
  • Glyn Stacey, Director of the UK Stem Cell Bank, National Institute for Biological Standards and Control
  • Bob Hayes, Director, SeerPharma (UK)
  • Tim Wood, Technical Service Manager, GlaxoSmithKline
  • Gianpiero Lorusso, Supply Chain Director, Merck SpA

A full list of speakers and a detailed conference agenda is available at www.coldchain-distribution.com

For those looking to register, there is currently a £200 early bird saving available online which expires on 29th September 2017.


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