18 - 20 June, 2019 | Crowne Plaza Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Conference Day One

9:00 am - 9:10 am Chairman's Opening Remarks

Andrew Love - Vice President Capability Development, Be4Ward
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Andrew Love

Vice President Capability Development
Be4Ward

9:10 am - 9:55 am The Role of Packaging and Labelling on Supply Chain Efficiency

Prabir Das - Vice President - Packaging Development, Mylan
  • Discuss the importance of packaging and labelling to provide logistics data and conforming to the necessary configurations of height and weight,  essential for an effective supply chain
  • Understand how an effective supply chain retains the quality of the packaging and maintains brand value
  • Discover how cross-functional collaboration between packaging, labelling and supply chain teams is essential for an effective supply chain
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Prabir Das

Vice President - Packaging Development
Mylan

9:55 am - 10:40 am Evaluating the use of Smart Packaging and interaction with Smartphones

Andrew Smith - Technical Packaging Director, GSK
  • Understand how you can implement new technologies, while working around your existing packaging and minimising the impact on design efficiency 
  • Explore the regulatory implications of using smartphone technology in packaging and the restrictions on accessing sensitive patient data
  • Benchmark your own practices in implementing new technology and overcome the challenge of controlling cost

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Andrew Smith

Technical Packaging Director
GSK

10:40 am - 11:10 am Networking Coffee Break

11:10 am - 11:30 am Networking by Numbers

A highlight of Pharma IQ events! Be ready to meet your peers and share best practices. You will have several 2 minute conversations to enable you to introduce yourself to your peers and add to your contact pool. There is a prize in it for the winner so get networking!
 
Please Share:
1. Who you are
2. The scope of your job role
3.What you plan to achieve from attending this event
4.Your #1 challenge

11:30 am - 12:15 pm Ensure a Return on Your Investment by Implementing E-Labelling into Pre-Existing, Multi-Functional Barcodes

Tatjana Pathare - Senior Artworks and Regulations Specialist within the Serialization Project, Roche
Christian Hay - Senior Consultant - Healthcare, GS1
  • Maximise the use of existing 2D data matrix barcodes on folding boxes, and eventually primary packaging, by introducing e-labelling
  • Discuss and overcome the challenges faced during the implementation of new technologies and how to remain compliant, using a pilot project in Belgium as an example
  • Benchmark your own practices and exploit the full capabilities of an integrated tool to provide maximum information to patients and prescribers 
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Tatjana Pathare

Senior Artworks and Regulations Specialist within the Serialization Project
Roche

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Christian Hay

Senior Consultant - Healthcare
GS1

12:15 pm - 12:30 pm Solutions to Optimise Your End-to-End Artwork Process

  • The drivers of change in the packaging supply chain
  • Controlling a global artwork process to ensure efficiency and transparency
  • Implementing a GMP compliant artwork process
  • Vendor selection, managing outsourcing and developing long term business partnerships
  • Identifying how Asset Management and Workflow Techniques improve effectiveness

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm EU MDR and its Implications for Labelling and Artwork

Karolina Komposh - Labelling and Artwork Manager, Croma-Pharma
  • Understand the critical milestones encountered when implementing the EU MDR and the challenges of introducing new symbols and the unique device identifier. 
  • Benchmark your own strategies for overcoming the challenges of implementing the new EU regulations
  • Prepare and adapt your labelling and artwork systems to the new EU MDR, taking into account regional specifics and technical capabilities
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Karolina Komposh

Labelling and Artwork Manager
Croma-Pharma

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Networking Lunch

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm Maximise your Brand Engagement with Patient-Centric Packaging and Understand how it Improves Patient Lives

Ger Standhardt - Executive Director, HCPC Europe
  • Benchmark your own packaging as we examine real-life implications of the HCPC Europe award-winning packaging on the lives of patients and how it has influence therapy adherence 
  • Explore how you can use patient-centric packaging design and what benefits can be derived from creating packaging that patients enjoy 
  • Design strategies  on how to innovate your packaging, while remaining compliant 
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Ger Standhardt

Executive Director
HCPC Europe

2:45 pm - 3:30 pm Preparing for the Worst: Negotiating with Sites That Have Not Prepared for the FMD and Anticipating Brexit

Huda Awidi - Regional Regulatory Affairs Manager -Labelling and Artworks Middle East, Africa, Turkey and Pakistan, Mundipharma
  • Understand the challenges of managing multiple sites that are not regulated by the FDA or EU, with respect to artwork and labelling
  • Develop risk-mitigation strategies to manage your relationships with global sites that are not subject to the FMD or UDI regulations to avoid distribution barriers
  • Anticipate the global implications of Brexit on non-EU pharmaceutical manufacturers and the steps being taken prepare for the worst  
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Huda Awidi

Regional Regulatory Affairs Manager -Labelling and Artworks Middle East, Africa, Turkey and Pakistan
Mundipharma

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm Live Tech Demos

Think Out-Side the Box: Don’t just hear about how you can optimise your packaging, artwork and labelling with new technology – See it live!

4:15 pm - 4:45 pm Networking Coffee Break

4:00 pm - 4:45 pm Break-Out Discussions

Andrew Smith - Technical Packaging Director, GSK
  1. Back to Business as Usual – Re-Optimising Your Packaging Capabilities in the Post-FMD Environment
  2. Explore the Future of Sustainable Packaging and Take Back Ideas
  3. Adapting Packaging Materials to Enhance Your Brand Identity while Remaining Compliant 
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Andrew Smith

Technical Packaging Director
GSK

4:45 pm - 5:30 pm Dragon’s Lair: This Interactive Session Packs Both Fun And Challenge Into A Targeted Learning Session

Delegates will split into teams to conceptualise, and create a brand new prototype that improves patient adherence.
The challenge: Create a packaging, labelling and artwork solution for delivering a liquid dose of medicine to people in an area of with a high incidence of diarrhoea and low sanitation. These patients must take their medicine four times a day, at regular intervals, but cannot use a traditional spoon. There is no clean water supply so the risk of re-infection is significant.
Once formed, each team will present to expert judges, who will vote for the best solution.

5:40 pm - 6:40 pm Networking Drinks Reception