Program 2020


AGENDA of BSMA Conference – May 14th 2020

Join us for the 5th annual event of BSMA Europe, an anniversary edition full of insights on life science supply chain excellence.

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:  Self Driving Supply Chain – Sébastien Fournier, Head of GHO Digital Transformation at Healthcare Business of Merck 
  • 09h15 – 10h00: Industry 360°c panel discussion
    • Thomas Panzer – SVP Head of Supply Chain Management – Bayer AG
    • Dr Burkhard Wichert – MCC Wichert – Former Head Of Operations International EMEA Baxter International Inc.
    • Kevin Cast, Partner Archbow Consulting
    • 2 heads of Supply Chain – Biotech & Pharma industry
    • Moderator: Devendra Mishra – BSMA
  • 10h00-10h30:  Clinical End To End Supply Chain Visibility
    • Keynote speaker from the CRO Value chain
  • 10h30 – 11h15: BREAK
  • 11h15 – 11h45:  Digital Supply Chain Transformation – from physical to digital, from hype to reality | insights from transformation journeys
    • Michal Ginap, Director, Digital Supply Chain Transformation Council
  • 11h45 – 12h30:  Panel discussion on technology and Tools to create visibility across the value chain – industry leads 
    • 4 biotech and pharma executives
    • Moderator: Laurent Foetisch – Managing Director – Supply Chain Operations
  • 12h30 – 13h30: LUNCH
  • 13h30 – 14h00: The E commerce supply chain flywheel
    • Neil Ackerman, Senior Director, Enterprise Supply Chain Global Planning and Innovation, Johnson and Johnson

CELL & GENE Supply Chain Workshop (in partnership with Biowin Connect) (Access to all)

  • 14h00 – 14h30: Cell & Gene Supply Chain complexity – how to reduce complexity & building from clinical to commercial
  • 14h30 -15h15: Panel Discussion: “Ongoing Challenges in Supply Chain to achieve personalized medicine dream for tomorrow” 
    • David Karakas – Global Head of Sourcing and Procurement – bluebird bio
    • Jean-Pierre Latere – COO Celyad
    • Bert Bruyninckx – Operations Head Oncology at Janssen Pharma
    • Gert de Gier – Cell & Gene Business Development Director – Biocair
    • Moderator – Franck Toussaint – BSMA / Biolog


  • 15h15 – 15h45: BREAK
  • 15h45 – 16h30: Panel Discussion ‘Logistics & transport collaboration and digitalization to enhance Customer service »
    • Radek Samsonowicz – Business Development Director – Skycell 
    • Joel Glende – Founder & CEO of Palladin Logistics 
  • 16h30 – 17h00: Panel Discussion – COVID-19 – Coronavirus Outbreak – what lessons to taken on a supply chain perspective?
    • Representant from a NGO active on the field
    • Wuhan based testimonial on crisis mitigation
    • Logistics player active on the subject
    • Science expert point of view – pandemia and contigency
  • 17h00 – 17h15: BSMA Key Learnings from the past year
    • Franck Toussaint Founder and Executive Director of BSMA Europe & Managing Director of Biolog Europe
  • 17h15– 17h25: A disruptive approach from our final speaker
  • 17h25 – 17h45: BSMA Awards (3 categories of Awards)
  • 17h45-19h00: Reception and cocktail 
  • 19h00:  End of the day