Program 2019


AGENDA 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 executives 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: Keynote speach –  Personalized Medicine supply chain challenges 
  • 09h15 – 10h00: Industry 360°c panel discussion 
    • Paul Anderson – Senior Director – Toll & Manufacturing Supply Chain – Illumina
    • Thomas Panze – SVP Head of Supply Chain Management – Bayer AG
    • Laurent Foetisch – Managing Director – Supply Chain Operations
    • + 2 other key leaders to be confirmed
  • 10h00 – 10h30: The E commerce Supply Chain flywheel – by ex Amazon star key speaker
  • 10h30 – 11h15: BREAK
  • 11h15 – 11h45: Digitalization & Data Management impacts on supply chain – insights from Pharma manufacturer (Global VP SC)
  • 11h45 – 12h30: Temperature controlled: Panel discussion (4)
    • Jean-François Fusco, Responsible Pharmacist, General Manager EALTH
    • Didier Guilhem, (ex Rhone Poulenc – Worldcourier) GXP Expert – Biolog
  • 12h30 – 13h30: LUNCH

TRACK A – Personalized Medicine

  • 13h30 – 14h00: Distribution challenges in cell & gene therapies
  • 14h00 – 14h30: Stem Cell Manufacturing – key insights from on market product company
  • 14h30 -15h00: Panel Discussion  : “Ongoing Challenges in Supply Chain to achieve’s personalized medicine dream for tomorrow” 
    • Bruno Lucidi – CEO Agentus
    • Operational Director from Kite Pharma
    • Kevin Cast, Partner – Archbow Consulting Gmbh
    • + 2 other panelists to be confirmed

TRACK B – Commercial Supply Chain

  • 13h30-14h00: The Journey to launch a biosimilar – Zrinka Marijanovic, PhD Senior Director Global Manufacturing and Supply Research and Development – Fresenius Kabi SwissBioSim Gmbh
  • 14h00 -14h30: Managing the distribution of commercial products in complex environments
  • 14h30-15h00: Panel Discussion – What’s keeps you up at night? Challenges in procurement and other key aspects– 4 key speakers


  • 15h00 – 15h30: BREAK


  • 15h30 – 16h00: How to build an efficient supply chain while meeting high level sustainability objectives? Insights from large pharma manufacturer
  • 16h00 – 16h30: How to transform and run your supply chain data and analytics organization like a life depends on it

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    Biolog Europe

  • 17h00– 17h15: A disruptive approach from rock star keynote speaker! To be announced soon
  • 17h15 – 19h00: Closing remarks: Reception and cocktail + BSMA Awards
  • 19h00:  End of the day