Programme 2017

After successful launch in 2016, BSMA 2nd conference will propose a focus on some interesting topics, covering various fields of the Life Sciences supply chain industry.

Preparing Biopharma supply chain for 2025 and beyond will be 2017 theme. The final program will be released soon 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, benefits and future.

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 Securing Extended Quality Standards within the Supply Chain of Pharmaceuticals – Dave Verboven – Business development Manager -& Inge Tempels Quality Manager Pharma & Healthcare BeLux,  at Kuehne + Nagel

09h15 – 09h45 : Clinical Trials Supply Chain – clinical supplies sourcing: Are we going to one stop solutions?

Helen Underwood, Director of Strategic Client Relationships, Fisher Clinical Services

09h45 – 10h15 Clinical Trials and challenges of e-labelling

Bob Scarth, MD Clintrak Labeling

10h15– 10h45: Cold Chain Panel Discussion – Temperature-Controlled and Cold Chain Supply Chain: Proven Technologies and Practices for Compliance –  

  • Royce Heap – Global Cold Chain Technology Lead at Fisher Clinical Services (Former Global Temperature Controlled Logistics Technical Services Manager at Pfizer)
  • Bas de Gooijer – Director Business Development, Tjoapack
  • Virginie Duguépéroux Global Logistic Manager at GSK
  • Moderator – Alex Guillen – Global Cold Chain Specialist

10h45 – 11h15: BREAK

11h15– 11h35 : Blockchainsis this the future of life sciences supply chain? What doest it mean and how will it impact the future? – Leillah Rebbouh CSO & Founder LR Physics – Steve Degosseries – Founder Mi8

11h35 – 12h15: Panel discussion – Industry 360 °c : Advancing the efficacy and integrity of supply chain

  • Thomas Panzer, SVP Supply Chain Management – Bayer AG, Product Supply, Pharmaceuticals
  • Paul Anderson – Senior Director, Toll Manufacturing and Supply Chain – Illumina Cambridge Ltd Ex VP Global Supply Chain Life Technologies
  • David Fontaine – VP Global Sales and Marketing.- CSM Europe
  • Sophia Sharp-Donaldson, Sr.Director and  Head of Global Sourcing & Procurement – Baxalta US Inc.
  • Meaghan Amato – Demand Generation Program Manager, North America Tracelink
  • Moderator – Devendra Mishra – BSMA

12h15– 12h45: Preparing for tomorrow’s changes in supply chain – SC digitalization, data mining and BIG data

Laurent Foetisch, Managing Director – Supply Chain operations; Former Head of Supply Chain Merck Serono

12h45 – 13h45: Walking Dinner – networking

13h45 – 14h45: Creating Alignment in Supply Chain Management 

Highly interactive session participants will be asked to save a virtual company, a manufacturer  from its downfall. The value of attending this session is learning about the need for alignment, cross-functional supply chain management and the importance of strategy and collaboration in managing trade offs – Hans Kremer Partner Inchainge – The Fresh Connection

14h45 – 15h05: How to evolve in a more complex environment, facing more disruptions and facing new challenges such as geopolitical risks?  Potential impacts of Brexit and lessons from a risk management perspective.

Franck Toussaint, Founder and Executive Director of BSMA Europe – Managing Director Biolog Europe

15h05 – 15h 35 – Life Science/Clinical Diagnostics insight from Bio-Rad – Risk management strategy business case

Horacio Enriquez – Sr. Manager, Supplier Quality, Compliance, and Business Analytics, Global Supply Chain Procurement (CA – USA) Bio-Rad Laboratories

15h35 – 15h50: BREAK

15h50 – 16h10: The view from the last mile- How hospitals and care centers will deal with collaboration and supply chain innovation?  Needing to collaborate in order to optimize their activities, hospitals have to imagine new networks – Raphael Cabolet, Partner, Intraco Consulting /  Biolog Consulting

16h10 – 16h40 – The Future of drug delivery – Prof. Mustafa Gurbuz – Professor of Supply Chain Management at the MIT-Zaragoza International Logistics Program.

16h40– 17h10: Panel – Education and Supply Chain Talent Development – what is the future / what are next challenges?

  • Prof. Devendra Mishra – University of Pepperdine (USA )
  • Prof. Dr. Maria Jesus Saenz (Director, Zaragoza Logistics Center – MIT Global Scale Network
  • Laurent Foetisch – EPFL (École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne)
  • Moderator – Franck Toussaint – BSMA

17h10: Closing remarks

17h15-19h00: Reception and cocktail + BSMA Awards