Program 2020

AGENDA of BSMA Conference – November 12th, 2020 (Virtual)

Join us for the first virtual conference!

See below the program


  • 14h00: Welcome message – Franck Toussaint, Co-founder and Executive Director of BSMA Europe.
  • 14h05 – 14h35: Industry 360°c panel discussion – Reindustrialization challenges – The new global scenario?
    • Thomas Panzer – SVP Head of Supply Chain Management – Bayer AG
    • Burckhard Wichert – ex Head of Operations International – EMEA) of BaxterMCC Whichert
    • Eddy Gilissen, VP Supplier Alliances, IQVIA
    • Kevin Cast, Partner Archbow Consulting
    • Tineke Van Hooland, Founder Epic 10 & Deputy Secretary General Bio.Be
    • Marc Dechamps – Director of International Affairs Biowin and President of the Board CEBR (Council of European BioRegions)
    • Moderator: Franck Toussaint – BSMA Europe
  • 14h35 – 15h00 – The Pillars of Supply Chain Resiliency – Neil Ackerman, Senior Director, Enterprise Supply Chain Global Planning and Innovation, Johnson and Johnson
  • 15h00 – 15h30 : Panel Discussion: Resolving Ongoing Challenges in the Supply Chain to Achieve Personalized Medicine Goals (Cell & Gene Supply Chain panel)

    • David Karakas – Global Head of Sourcing and Procurement – bluebird bio
    • Damian Grantham – Supply Chain Manager Cell & Gene Therapy GSK
    • Anne-Sophie Lebrun, Director of Operations Bone Therapeutics
    • Jean-Pierre Latere – KNCL ex COO Celyad 
    • Hendrik Feys – Principal Investigator – Transfusion Research Center Rode Kruis
    • Alain Schuerwegen – Commercial Director Sofrigram
    • Gert de Gier, Business Development Director Biocair
    • Nina Vas, Vice President Clinical Distribution – Cell & Gene Supply Chain – Marken
    • Moderator – Franck Toussaint – BSMA / Biolog
  • 15h30 – 16h00  – Tracking of pharma products using blockchain and IoT – Dr Jan Wortmann Digital Lead Product Supply SCM – Track & Trace BAYER & Pr Yvonne Ziegler Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences
  • 16h00 – 16h30 – Managing the distribution of COVID 19 Vaccines – Ali Kocer – Commercial Director Life Sciences & Healthcare BeNeLux at DHL Supply Chain
  • 16h30 – 17h15: The challenges of COVID 19 vaccines development, planning and distribution
    • Cédric Volanti, President Biopharma Solutions NOVASEP Group – General Manager Henogen SA
    • Edwin Visser – Business Development Direct Skycell AG
    • Ali Kocer – Commercial Director Life Sciences & Healthcare BeNeLux at DHL Supply Chain
    • Michael Ginap – owner of Avineo
    • Max Newton – Senior Consultant – Global Supplier & Association Relations – IQVIA
    • Koen Somers, Director Pharma & Healthcare – DSV
    • Moderator – Laurent Foetisch – BSMA  / Supply Chain Operations (ex global VP SC Merck Serono)
  • 17h15 – 18h00: Keynote Speech : COVID 19 Complexity & Busines Case – Luc De Bruyne – Strategic Advisor to CEO – CEPI (Coalition for Preparedness Innovations), Former President Global Vaccines GSK & Board Member VIB Life Science Institute
  • 18h00 : Conclusion by Devendra Mishra & Franck Toussaint- BSMA