Cold Chain Global Forum West Coast

February 26 - 27, 2020 | San Diego, CA

Main Conference Day One: Wednesday, 26 Feb 2020

8:00 am - 8:45 am Registration & Welcome Coffee

8:45 am - 9:00 am Chairman’s Opening Remarks

  • What do you as a Supply Chain and Logistics leader need to consider when establishing an end-to-end temperature controlled logistics strategy for your organization?
  • How do you find the right balance between getting products across the line and long term commercial viability?
  • Data is the new oil- How does this apply to the pharma industry?
  • What do supply chain and logistics leaders need to prioritize to ensure a robust, safe, compliant and patient-centric temperature-controlled supply chain?
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Hristo Marinov Petkov

Global Head of Pharmaceuticals
Maersk

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Shital Parikh Mars

CEO
Progressive Care

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Mark Lovell

Senior Manager, Cold Chain and Logistics
Bluebird Bio

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Kevin Hickman

Senior Manager, Supply Chain Distribution
Gilead Sciences, Inc.

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Chris Wallace

Senior Director, International Supply Chain Operations
Genzyme Europe

10:00 am - 10:30 am Speed Networking Session

Take this opportunity to get to know as many of your peers and counterparts in the shortest possible time! Our Speed Networking Session is guaranteed to help you break the ice and facilitate timely introductions in an interactive and fun manner!

10:30 am - 11:00 am Morning Coffee Break

Topical Interactive Roundtable Discussions

Delegates will get the opportunity to select 3 tables of their choice, each led by a roundtable host for a 40 minutes discussion. All 5 roundtables will kick start simultaneously, with delegates rotating after each 40 minute session. Discussion groups are deliberately kept small to ensure that all delegates get the interactive, multi-directional opportunity to ask their most pressing questions, thereby guaranteeing a perfectly tailored experience.

Roundtable One

11:00 am - 1:00 pm Mastering the Art of Cold Chain 101 – Everything You Need to Know about Cold Chain Logistics in the Clinical Stage
Kevin Hickman - Senior Manager, Supply Chain Distribution, Gilead Sciences, Inc.
This roundtable will deep dive and provide attendees with a comprehensive checklist and blueprint to kick start your cold chain journey in the clinical stage. Find out the common pitfalls to avoid and what to incorporate as you plan not only for successful clinical cold chain logistics but how this can be scaled when you prepare for commercialization.

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Kevin Hickman

Senior Manager, Supply Chain Distribution
Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Roundtable Two

11:00 am - 1:00 pm Best Practices and Benchmarks in Shipper Qualification and Validation
John DeTurk - Senior Manager, Distribution and Shipping Validation / Logistics, Seattle Genetics
One of the biggest challenge that pharma companies have is finding qualified information and industry benchmarks when qualifyingn and validating shippers. This is a huge but necessary exercise that costs time and money. This roundtable will share best practices and focus on the key lessons in achieving this.

John DeTurk

Senior Manager, Distribution and Shipping Validation / Logistics
Seattle Genetics

Roundtable Three

11:00 am - 1:00 pm Dealing with International Customs and Overseas Shipments
Valeryia Ziablava - Logistics Manager, Kiniksa Pharmaceuticals
A common challenge that many pharmaceutical companies have when dealing with global supply chains is the issue of ensuring that your shipments do not get held up when going through international customs. This roundtable will provide critical insights on tips when dealing with these challenges, and how to prepare in advance for such scenarios.

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Valeryia Ziablava

Logistics Manager
Kiniksa Pharmaceuticals

Roundtable Four

11:00 am - 1:00 pm Overcoming Challenges in Last Mile Logistics
Shital Parikh Mars - CEO, Progressive Care
Many pharma companies and stakeholders are unsure where last mile logistics begin and end for them. This roundtable will provide a critical perspective in understanding what happens further down the supply chain and what the industry as a whole needs to do collaboratively to overcome such challenges.

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Shital Parikh Mars

CEO
Progressive Care

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Clinical and Commercial Challenge-Based Themed Lunch

Had a great round of interactive discussions? Continue your conversations over lunch as we look to address the biggest topics that you have highlighted in both clinical and commercial cold chain. Attendees will be able to select tables based on challenge topics and discuss and share best practices to these common challenges. Topics are as follows:

  1. Setting Up a Robust Qualifications and Validation Framework and Process to Ensure Regulatory Compliance
  2. Debating the Benefits of an End-to-End, Track and Trace and Data Monitoring Strategy in Relation to Cold Chain Performance, Product Stability and Cost Effectiveness
  3. Overcoming Challenges in Global Clinical Supply to Ensure Product Quality
  4. Future Proofing your Supply Chain by Preparing for Increased Vigilance on CRT Products
  5. Leveraging Data Analytics to Mitigate Risks and Improve Last Mile Logistics

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Optimizing Last Mile Logistics: What Does End-to-End Supply Chain Integration Actually Mean for You and Where Is Your Last Mile?

Shital Parikh Mars - CEO, Progressive Care
This session will provide a provocative perspective on the notion of last mile logistics- and challenge all stakeholders to communicate and collaborate more efficiently to deliver a patient-centric model in cold chain logistics. Hear from the dispenser perspective in this insightful presentation, and find out how to (re)think end-to-end supply chain integration and excellence for your organization.

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Shital Parikh Mars

CEO
Progressive Care

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Knowing When to Pull the Trigger and Setting Up a Robust Supply Chain in Time for Commercialization

Kevin Hickman - Senior Manager, Supply Chain Distribution, Gilead Sciences, Inc.
  • Cost benefit analysis of delaying setting up your supply chain until phase 3- When do you need to start planning?
  • Supply chain 101- Key milestones and criteria that you need to establish and validate when setting up your clinical and commercial supply chain
  • Lessons learnt and best practice in managing overseas clinical vendors and avoiding pitfalls
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Kevin Hickman

Senior Manager, Supply Chain Distribution
Gilead Sciences, Inc.

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Afternoon Coffee and Cold Chain Peer Mentoring Sessions Begin

This is the perfect opportunity for mentors and men-tees to get together and share their experiences on overcoming day-to-day challenges. Set in an informal manner, the Cold Chain Peer-Mentoring is designed to allow attendees 1-1 time with an experienced head in the industry and gain invaluable experience and professional growth.

4:00 pm - 4:40 pm Overcoming Challenges in International Customs and Shipments: Small Pharma Perspective

Valeryia Ziablava - Logistics Manager, Kiniksa Pharmaceuticals
This session will focus on practical strategies in ensuring product quality and seamless logistics when dealing with international customs and shipments. The session will also deep dive into common export and import pitfalls for temperature-controlled products, and provide delegates with a comprehensive blueprint to deal with these common challenges in a global supply chain.

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Valeryia Ziablava

Logistics Manager
Kiniksa Pharmaceuticals

4:40 pm - 5:20 pm CLOSING PANEL DISCUSSION: Industry Collaboration to Create Sustainable Standards and Processes for Clinical and Commercial Supply Chain Operations

Hristo Marinov Petkov - Global Head of Pharmaceuticals, Maersk
Kevin Hickman - Senior Manager, Supply Chain Distribution, Gilead Sciences, Inc.
  • Demonstrating how a lack of information sharing on stability and excursion data leads to current waste and cost at the moment
  • How can the industry come together to better share data and create standards for both clinical and commercial operations?
  • What are the biggest challenges at the moment and how can the industry overcome this?
  • How do you deal with non-standardized products?
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Hristo Marinov Petkov

Global Head of Pharmaceuticals
Maersk

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Kevin Hickman

Senior Manager, Supply Chain Distribution
Gilead Sciences, Inc.

5:20 pm - 5:20 pm Closing Remarks by Conference Chairman and End of Day One