Program 2020


AGENDA of BSMA Conference – May 14th

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: Keynote speaker on Self Driving Supply Chain – Senior executive from pharma industry
  • 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.
    • 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 (sponsor and Customer presentation)
  • 10h30 – 11h15: BREAK
  • 11h15 – 11h45: Case Study on Supply Chain Digitalization
  • 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
  • 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” 
    • Jean-Pierre Latere – COO Celyad
    • Bert Bruyninckx – Operations Head Oncology at Janssen Pharma
    • Serge Pampfer – CEO WBC Ventures
    • Moderator – Franck Toussaint – BSMA / Biolog 
  • 15h15 – 15h45: BREAK
  • 15h45 – 16h30: Panel Discussion ‘Logistics & transport collaboration and digitalization to enhance Customer service »
    • A mix of 4 experts from the industry and technology enablers covering a large experience
  • 16h30 – 17h00: Keynote speaker – Supply Chain within a large international non-governmental organization
  • 17h00 – 17h15: BSMA Key Learnings, industry facts  
    • 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
  • 17h45-19h00: Reception and cocktail 
  • 19h00:  End of the day