Program 2021

AGENDA of BSMA Conference – October 28th, 2021

Join us for this outsanding conference!


  • 7h30-8h30 – Welcome and breakfast
  • 8h30-8h45 : Welcome message by Devendra Mishra and Franck Toussaint, Co-founders of BSMA Europe.
  • 8h45 – 9h15 Keynote speech – Digital transformation of supply chain :  from automation to augmentation – Alessandro De Luca – CIO Merck Healthcare
  • 9h15 – 10h00 : Industry 360°c panel discussion – Reindustrialization challenges – The new global scenario?
    • Panelists
      • Thomas Panzer, Senior Vice President SC Bayer
      • Chris Wallace, Senior Vice President Clover Pharmaceuticals
      • Jean-Louis Guelton – Head of Supply Chain, UCB
      • Marc Dechamps, International Affairs Representative Biowin and President of the Board Council of European BioRegions (CEBR)
    • Moderator Devendra Mishra
  • 10h00 – 10h30 Shifting gears: Accelerating clinical trial logistics in 2021 & beyond – How innovation and digitalization bring value to Clinical Supplies and Patient Experience– Fernanda Teles, Global Director Clinical Trials – DHL Supply Chain
  • 10h30 – 11h00 BREAK
  • 11h00 – 11h45 Panel discussion – Clinical trials supply chain challenges

    • Moderator – Alex Guillen, co founder Switrace
    • Bernard Jaucot – Senior Director PPO, Global clinical supplies PPD
    • Jan-Pieter Kappelle – Vice President of Strategy 4G Clinical
    • Eddy Gilissen – Senior Director Supplier Alliances, IQVIA
    • Fernanda Teles, Global Director Clinical Trials DHL Supply Chain
  • 11h45 – 12h15 Keynote speech – Supplies Controls and Patient Centricity in Decentralized Clinical Trials – Jan-Pieter Kappelle – Vice President of Strategy 4G Clinical
  • 12h15- 13h00 Panel discussion – Digitization in Supply Chain for clinical and commercial products
    • Alessandro De Luca – CIO Merck Healthcare
    • Radek Samsonowicz, Business Development Director Skycell
    • Thomas Panzer, Senior Vice President SC Bayer
    • Dr Pr Yvonne Ziegler, Frankfurt University & Mytigate
    • Moderator : Laurent Foetisch – Supply Chain Operations
  • 13h00 – 14h00 BREAK / LUNCH
  • 14h00 – 14h15 Supply Chain Maturity Assessment for Cell Therapy companies – tool presentation – Franck Toussaint, BSMA Europe
  • 14h15 – 15h00 Panel Discussion: Resolving Ongoing Challenges in the Supply Chain to Achieve Personalized Medicine Goals (Cell & Gene Supply Chain panel discussion)
    • Damian Grantham – Supply Chain Manager Cell & Gene Therapy GSK
    • Jean-Pierre Latere – KNCL ex COO Celyad 
    • Gert de Gier, Business Development Director Biocair
    • Ali Kocer, Director Business Development and Account Management LSH EMEA at DHL Supply Chain
    • Moderator – Franck Toussaint – BSMA / Biolog
  • 15h00 – 15h45 Panel discussion – Managing the distribution of COVID 19 Vaccines in a pandemic world

    • Chris Wallace, Senior Vice President Clover Pharmaceuticals
    • Philippe Mordier, Senior Supplier Relationship Manager, GSK Vaccines
    • Jacques Collignon, World Food Program (United Nations)
  • 15h45 – 16h15 BREAK
  • 16h15 – 16h45 Challenging the distribution – sustainability approach, last mile innovation and other challenges – Panel discussion
    • Fabrice Portier,  Head of global transport logistics and distribution procurement Servier
    • Alain Schuerwegen, Commercial Director Sofrigram
    • Didier Guilhem, Senior Consultant Biolog Consulting
    • Bernard Piette, Managing Director Logistics in Wallonia Competitiveness Cluster
  • 16h45 – 17h15 The human factor in supply chain – Challenges around talent management in our industry
  • 17h15 – 17h45: Keynote Speech : Mr Emmanuel André, Associate Professor of Medicine KU Leuven, Clinical Microbiologist UZ Leuven
  • 17h45 : Conclusion by Devendra Mishra & Franck Toussaint- BSMA
  • 17h45-18h00 – AWARDS
  • 18h00 : Reception and cocktail

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