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Guglielmo Migliori
Conference Producer
Email: guglielmo.migliori@arena-international.com
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 79366941 <


    • 08:15 - 08:50
      • Registration and refreshments

      • 08:50 - 09:00
        • Speaker

          M. Dave Malenfant – Executive Vice-President, Industry Liaison | Director, Center for Supply Chain Innovation, BSMA (Biotech Supply Management Alliance) | Neeley School of Business, TCU (Texas Christian University)

        Chair’s opening remarks

      • 09:00 - 09:30
        • Speaker

          Mary Y. Zhang – National Account Manager, US Customs and Borders

        Presenting US Customs and Border Protection Centers of Excellence and Expertise (CEE)

        • Analyzing goals of Centers

        • Unveiling Center divisions

        • Assessing regulatory trade Authorities

        • Presenting C-TPAT and ISA Program

        • Presenting Trusted Trader Program

      • 09:30 - 10:00
        • Session reserved for Sensitech

          Content TBC

        • 10:00 - 10:30
        • Supporting temperature excursions throughout the product life cycle

        • 10:30 - 11:00
          • Morning refreshments and networking

          • 11:00 - 11:30
            • Speaker

              Keyur Doshi – Validation Manager, Validation Manager

            Strategies for designing a robust Shipping Validation Program in an evolving regulatory and expanding business environment for start-ups and SMEs

            • Understanding and complying with the regulatory landscape: what are my inspectors looking for?

            • Moving away from one-time studies and adopting a Shipping Validation Lifecycle approach of Planning, Qualification and Maintenance

            • Specifying, finalizing and documenting Packaging and Shipping Configurations and Procedures

            • Shipper Qualification (DQ, OQ & PQ): ‘Partnering’ and not just ‘Leveraging’ Vendor Qualification Packages and Services

            • Case Study: Investigation and resolution of a failed passive shipping container PQ study

          • 11:30 - 12:00
            • Session reserved for QUICKSTAT

              Content TBC

            • 12:00 - 12:30
              • Chair

                M. Dave Malenfant – Executive Vice-President, Industry Liaison | Director, Center for Supply Chain Innovation, BSMA (Biotech Supply Management Alliance) | Neeley School of Business, TCU (Texas Christian University)

              Event's chairman session

              Content TBC

            • 12:30 - 13:30
              • Lunch and networking

              • 13:30 - 14:00
                • Speaker

                  Paul Raffile – Global Security Analyst, Alexion Pharmaceuticals

                Protecting global supply chains: Case Studies using social media and online investigations

              • 14:00 - 14:30

                • 14:30 - 15:00
                  • Speaker

                    Ed Ram – Senior Director, Supply Chain, Sagent Pharmaceuticals

                  Working successfully with CMOs to ensure a smooth journey to have your drug getting to destination as quickly as possible with no major excursions

                  • Choosing CMOs with local depots in foreign countries to reduce time of drug approval and quicken your overall operations

                  • Picking CMOs that can lead you in meeting foreign countries' regulations to save time and money

                  • Working with experienced CMOs to manage distribution in the best way possible in terms of foreign qualifications about temperature requirements

                  • Maximizing collaboration with your partner to enter your new market to have consonant features

                  • Discussing biopharmaceutical supply chain future to use all of the new technologies readily

                • 15:00 - 15:30
                  • Afternoon refreshments and networking

                  • 15:30 - 16:00
                  • Evaluating temperature management solutions to decide how to move your product and not run into unexpected events during its shipment

                    • Discussing best practices to find answers to have exemplary temperature in your room for temperature controlled product

                    • Approaching new testing methods to organize your performance qualification and possibly using less time and resources

                    • Making shipment qualification tests from the head start to find the best conditions and determine what temperature is ideal to have your drug constantly at the perfect conditions

                    • Assessing performances of passive temperature protection options to be prepared about new requirements

                    • Comparing several alternatives to get needed information to avoid regulatory limitations on utilizing your supply chain

                  • 16:00 - 16:30
                  • Discovering new global challenges to become familiar with emerging markets and expand your business

                    • Underlining preclearance paperwork importance to avoid audits by the FDA and make your shipment go ahead with no restrictions

                    • Communicating with your partners through your compliance team to be aware of what issues may arise to be organized to work together and fix them

                    • Testing your qualification method several times to be sure of what kind of customs you’re going to go through and not waste time once there

                    • Finding solutions to comply with precise information needed in South America to spend less time to export your products in the region

                    • Focusing on how to be aware of which products can be introduced in the Asian market to enter this market properly

                  • 16:30 - 16:45
                    • Chair’s summary and close of day one