Program 2018


After two very successful events in Belgium, BSMA Europe 3rd conference will move to Switzerland and Lausanne and propose a focus on the digitalization of the biopharma and healthcare supply chain industry.

The final program will be released soon but we can already confirm the participation of more than 20 top executives speakers!

  • 07h45 – 08h45: Breakfast and registration
  • 08h45 – 09h00: Welcome and introduction presentation – Progress of Bio Supply Management Alliance, benefits and future

Devendra Mishra, Co-founder of BSMA, Adjunct Professor Decision Sciences Pepperdine University (CA, USA)  & Franck Toussaint, Co-founder and Executive Director of BSMA Europe.

  • 09h00 – 09h10: Introduction  speech 

Professor Vetteli (EPFL Lausanne) & Professor Wieser (IML)

  • 09h10 – 09h30: Digitalization of the supply chain – insights

Valerio Trifonni Global Head of Supply Chain Ferring pharmaceuticals

  • 09h30 – 10h15: Digitalizaton of the supply chain: Panel discussion
    • Moderator: Laurent Foetisch, Managing Director Supply Chain Operations – ex global VP SC Merck Serono
    • Panelists : Coming soon
  • 10h15 – 10h45: BREAK
  • 10h45 – 11h15: Digitalization and traceability – leveraging big data, IoT, Machine learning and blockchain technology for the biopharma industry

Speaker will be announced soon

  • 11h15 – 12h00: Temperature controlled: Panel discussion
    • Moderator: Franck Toussaint BSMA
    • Alex Guillen Cold Chain Expertise & ex global cold chain manager at Fisher Clinical Services
    • Virginie Duguépéroux Global Logistic Manager at GSK
    • François Leclerq Global Cold Chain Director at Baxalta
  • 12h00 – 12h30  : Clinical Trials Supply Chain – upcoming challenges for the CTSC industry and digitalization perspectives

Helen Underwood, Director of Strategic Client Relationships, Fisher Clinical Services

  • 12h30 – 13h30 – Lunch
  • 13h30 – 13h45: Radiopharmaceuticals supply chain with only a few days of product shelflife

Robert Ziemermann

  • 13h45 – 14h15: Keynote speech
  • 14h15– 15h00: Industry 360°: Panel discussion  
    • Thomas Panzer SVP Supply Chain Management at Bayer AG Product Supply Pharmaceuticals
    • Paul Anderson Senior Director Toll Manufacturing and Supply Chain at Illumina Cambridge Ltd & ex VP Global Supply Chain Life Technologies
    • David Fontaine VP Global Sales and Marketing at CSM Europe
  • 15h00 – 15h30: BREAK
  • 15h30– 15h45 : Blockchainsimpact for the biopharma industry and concrete exemples

Leillah Rebbouh CSO & Founder LR Physics and Steve Degosseries Founder Mi8

  • 15h45 – 16h00: Supply chain challenges of the personalized medicine – practical cases and example from the stem cell / cell therapy industry. How new technologies can bring perspectives for this industry?

Franck Toussaint Founder and Executive Director of BSMA Europe & Managing Director Biolog Europe

  • 16h00 – 16h30: Life Science/Clinical Diagnostics insight from Bio-Rad. Risk management strategy business case

Horacio Enriquez Sr. Manager Supplier Quality, Compliance, and Business Analytics, Global Supply Chain Procurement (CA – USA) at Bio-Rad Laboratories

  • 16h30 – 17h00: The view from the last mile-perspectives from the nonprofit industry and international associations

Speakers from MSF  / Unicef / WHO

  • 17h00– 17h30: Education and Supply Chain Talent Development – what is the future / what are next challenges? : Panel discussion
    • Moderator: Franck Toussaint BSMA
    • Prof. Devendra Mishra University of Pepperdine (USA )
    • Prof. Dr. Maria Jesus Saenz Director, Zaragoza Logistics Center: MIT Global Scale Network
    • Laurent Foetisch Healthcare Supply Chain Academy
    • Philippe Wieser EPFL
  • 17h30: Closing remarks: Reception and cocktail + BSMA Awards