Program 2019


AGENDA of BSMA Conference – May 23rd

After 3 successful events BSMA Europe Conference will return to Brussels for the 4th edition and propose a day full of insights on how supply chain innovation will help the Life Sciences industry to change the future.

The final program is about to be finalized but we can already confirm the participation of more than 20 top executive speakers!


  • 07h30 – 08h30: Breakfast and registration
  • 08h30 – 08h45: Welcome and introduction presentation – Progress of Bio Supply Management Alliance, key challenges for the industry
    • Devendra Mishra, Co-founder of BSMA, Adjunct Professor Decision Sciences Pepperdine University (CA, USA) & Franck Toussaint, Co-founder and Executive Director of BSMA Europe.
  • 08h45 – 09h15:Pfizer Global Supply Chain ‘End-to-end In-transit Visibility’ – speaker to be announced
  • 09h15 – 10h00: Industry 360°c panel discussion 
    • Stefano Volonte – Head of Supply Chain North America – Genentech
    • Paul Anderson – Senior Director – Toll & Manufacturing Supply Chain – Illumina
    • Thomas Panzer – SVP Head of Supply Chain Management – Bayer AG
    • Jonathan Pearce – Global Supply Chain Procurement & Director – Nestle Skin Health
    • Moderator: Laurent Foetisch – Managing Director – Supply Chain Operations
  • 10h30-11h00: The Journey to launch a biosimilar 
    • Zrinka Marijanovic, PhD Senior Director Global Manufacturing and Supply Research and Development – Fresenius Kabi SwissBioSim Gmbh
  • 10h30 – 11h15: BREAK
  • 11h15 – 11h45: Case Study – Temperature excursions – Industy Standard of the Past
    • Marrie Groeneveld – CCO Skycell 
  • 11h45 – 12h30: Temperature controlled: Panel discussion 
    • Gerwin Van Harskamp – Head of Logistics and Distribution – Astellas Pharma Europe
    • Charles Bourbonnais – CEO – HiveTracker
    • Jean-François Fusco, Responsible Pharmacist, General Manager EALTH
    • Didier Guilhem, (ex Rhone Poulenc – Worldcourier) GXP Expert – Biolog
    • Joel Glende – CEO Palladin Logistics – Ex Global Supply Chain Abbott
  • 12h30 – 13h30: LUNCH

      13h30-15h30 – Cell & Gene Therapy / CAR – T & regenerative medicine Supply Chain focus

  • 13h30 – 14h00: How to increase real time visibility, scenario planning and control over supply decisions in highly complex Cell & Gene clinical trials
    • Jan Pieter Kapelle – Vice President of Strategy 4G CLINICAL
  • 14h00 – 14h30: Stem Cell Manufacturing – key insights
    • Jian Irish – Global Manufacturing Director – Kite Pharma
  • 14h30 -15h00: Panel Discussion: “Ongoing Challenges in Supply Chain to achieve personalized medicine dream for tomorrow” 
    • Jian Irish – Global Manufacturing Director – Kite Pharma
    • Kevin Cast, Partner – Archbow Consulting Gmbh
    • Sascha Sonnenberg – VP C&G and CTS services – Marken
    • Serge Pampfer – CEO WBC Ventures
  • 15h00 – 15h30: BREAK
  • 15h30 – 16h00: How to build an efficient supply chain while meeting high level sustainability objectives?
    • Mark Edwards, Regional Freight Lead EMEA – AstraZeneca (tbc)
  • 16h00 – 16h30: Achieving a more Integrated and Coordinated Procurement Organization
    • Horacio Enriquez Global Supplier Quality, Compliance, and Business Analytics Manager Global Supply Chain Procurement at Bio-Rad Laboratories
  • 16h30 – 16h45: BSMA Key Learnings, industry facts & live polling 
    • Franck Toussaint Founder and Executive Director of BSMA Europe & Managing Director of Biolog Europe
  • 17h00– 17h15: A disruptive approach from rock star keynote speaker
  • 17h15 – 19h00: Closing remarks: Reception and cocktail + BSMA Awards
  • 19h00:  End of the day