FlyPharma Europe

FlyPharma Europe’s agenda will address the needs and challenges faced by pharma and cargo companies both within Europe and with a global outlook.

Join us for a day and a half of conference sessions on 20-21 September, covering all areas of the supply chain from leaving the manufacturer to reaching the patient. Presentations and panel discussions will ask delegates to rethink current concepts and practices concerning pharma logistics, and will offer advice on how to implement change in your company and through your partnerships.

You can also find the agenda below. Don’t forget to check back regularly for updates, or to be the first to hear the latest news, subscribe to FlyPharma’s mailing list here.

To propose a speaker for this year’s conference, please email angela@samedanltd.com.


DAY 1: 20 September 2022

08:30     REGISTRATION: NETWORKING AND REFRESHMENTS

09:15     CHAIR’S OPENING REMARKS AND COMMENCEMENT OF CONFERENCE

09:25     WELCOME TO THE FLYPHARMA CONFERENCE EUROPE 2022 AND TO LEIPZIG!

Welcome address from Götz Ahmelmann, CEO, Mitteldeutsche Flughafen AG

CONFIRMED

09:40     GERMAN HOTSPOT FOR THE BIOTECH INDUSTRY

Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt as an international center for pharma and biotech with airport fit.

Joint presentation/panel from Saxony/Saxony-Anhalt

CONFIRMED

10:10     PANEL DISCUSSION | BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE AND RESILIENT PHARMA SUPPLY CHAIN BEYOND COVID-19

Based on FlyPharma’s ‘COVID Challenges’ webinar series: https://flypharmaeurope.com/the-webinars

CONFIRMED

11:10     MORNING BREAK: NETWORKING AND REFRESHMENTS

11:40     DIGITALIZATION IN PHARMA LOGISTICS: HOW IS THE LATEST TECH SERVING THE SUPPLY CHAIN?

Presentation

12:10     MANAGING MEDICINE SHORTAGES: REDUCING THE IMPACT ON THE PHARMA SUPPLY CHAIN

Presentation by Dr Uwe Rettig, Vice President Supply Chain, IDT Biologika

CONFIRMED

12:40     CLINICAL TRIAL LOGISTICS

Presentation

13:10     LUNCH BREAK AND NETWORKING

14:10     TIME- AND TEMPERATURE-SENSITIVE CARGO HANDLING: HOW TO MEET AND EXCEED CEIV PHARMA HANDLING REQUIREMENTS

“It’s for life” – CEIV needs long-term commitment

  • Do it for the right reasons
  • Certification is not about making a fast buck

Clear communication and team work

  • Clear communication on all levels is required
  • Reach out to other stakeholders of the cool chain (e.g. manufacturer/forwarding agent) and learn from each other
  • Work with other partners of the cool chain in order to provide a more integrated (end-to-end) service (team work)

“It never ends”

  • First you have to jump through numerous hoops and then the real work starts
  • “Constant” reviews, adjustments, training
  • Reach out to other stakeholders of the cool chain and learn from them

“Don’t be overwhelmed” – try to keep things clear and simple

  • Avoid over-complicated processes and structures
  • Certification processes and regulations are quite extensive – it would help if IATA and regulators also do not over-complicate matters by adding new rules/requirements

Presentation by Mario Patyk, Head of Business Development Cargo/Logistics, Leipzig/Halle Airport

CONFIRMED

14:40     PANEL DISCUSSION | LAST MILE DISTRIBUTION: WHY FLEXIBILITY IS KEY

CONFIRMED

15:40     AFTERNOON BREAK: NETWORKING AND REFRESHMENTS

16:10     PANEL DISCUSSION | SUSTAINABILITY: LATEST INITIATIVES AND APPROACHES

CONFIRMED

17:10     CHAIR’S CLOSING REMARKS

17:20     CLOSE OF CONFERENCE

EVENING NETWORKING EVENT


DAY 2: 21 September 2022

08:45     NETWORKING AND REFRESHMENTS

09:15     CHAIR’S OPENING REMARKS: RECAP FROM DAY 1

09:30     PANEL DISCUSSION | DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION: NEW SOLUTIONS TO KEY PHARMA SUPPLY CHAIN ISSUES

Featuring life sciences and logistics start-ups

CONFIRMED

10:30     HOW CAN YOU DISASTER-PROOF YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN AND BE READY TO ACT IN EVEN THE MOST DIFFICULT AND UNEXPECTED CIRCUMSTANCES?

  • Importance of robust supply chain for patient-centric advanced therapy manufacturing
  • Lessons learned after the pandemic and other crises impacting global transportation
  • Case study

Presentation by Christian Schenk, Industry Lead Life Sciences, time:matters

CONFIRMED

11:00     MORNING BREAK: NETWORKING AND REFRESHMENTS

11:30     AIR FREIGHT TEMPERATURE-CONTROLLED LOGISTICS FOR PHARMA PRODUCTS

How standards and certifications improve quality and reduce risk for air freight shipments of pharmaceuticals

Presentation by Francisco Rizzuto, Cargo Specialist Manager for EU, UK, Turkey, Ukraine, Israel, Russia & CIS, International Air Transport Association (IATA)

CONFIRMED

12:00     IS BETTER TEMPERATURE CONTROL THE RESPONSIBILITY OF LOGISTICS COMPANIES, OR SHOULD PHARMA STEP UP AND LEAD BY EXAMPLE?

Presentation

12:30     VACCINE DISTRIBUTION: TODAY’S CHALLENGES AND TOMORROW’S OPPORTUNITIES

Presentation

13:00     CHAIR’S RECAP ON DAY 2 AND CLOSING REMARKS

13:15     LUNCH BREAK AND NETWORKING

14:00     LEIPZIG/HALLE AIRPORT SITE TOUR