September 22 - 25, 2020 | Sheraton Boston, MA

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View Your Event Guide | Cold Chain Global Forum

View Your Event Guide | Cold Chain Global Forum

The Cold Chain Global Forum is heading to Boston, October 15-18. Join us for the leading temperature-controlled logistics event by the community, for the community.

Inspirational Keynotes joining us at the event include:

  • John Crowley, Chairman & CEO, Amicus Therapeutics
  • Shital Parikh Mars, CEO, Progressive Care
  • Dean Petkanas, Chairman & CEO, Kannalife Inc. A Phyto-Medical Company
  • Chris Wallace, Senior Director, Global Logistics Operations, Celgene International Sàrl
  • Lisa Wyman, VP Quality, Acceleron Pharma
  • Christina Yi, Chief Operations Officer, Dendreon Pharmaceuticals
  • Eugenio Filippi, Head of Manufacturing, Purification, Vienna, Austria, Takeda Pharmaceuticals

Cold Chain Global Forum 2019 - Past Attendee List

Cold Chain Global Forum 2019 - Past Attendee List

Find out who you will meet and learn from this September with our past attendee list.  Here are a few of our past attendees:

Past Job Titles

  • Chief Supply Chain Officer
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Chief Innovation Officer
  • Director of Operations
  • Director, Supply Chain
  • Engineer Lead
  • Manager of Global Supply
  • Senior Cold Chain Packaging Strategist
  • Transportation Manager
  • SVP, Supply Chain
  • and More

Past Companies

  • Abbott
  • American Airlines
  • Boston Scientific
  • Blue Apron
  • Cryopak
  • CDC
  • DuPont
  • Erytech Pharma
  • FedEx Services
  • GSI
  • Hello Fresh
  • IBM
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Pfizer
  • Sonoco Thermosafe
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • and More

Download the full list to see more than 100+ job titles and companies that have attended past Cold Chain Global Forums


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2018 Event Recap: 16th Annual CCGF Experience

2018 Event Recap: 16th Annual CCGF Experience

Have you heard the buzz? The 17th Annual Cold Chain Global Forum is back in Boston! While we're hard at work developing our 2019 program, check out our 2018 Post Show Report to find out what you missed last time around. This short event recap includes:

  • Facts & figures from our onsite survey of 100+ supply chain leaders
  • Who attended and what they learned
  • A sneak peek of what we have planned for the upcoming event


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CCGF - Early Event Intel Flyer

CCGF - Early Event Intel Flyer

We’re designing an unrivaled program to provide the community – both biotechs and big pharma - of life science supply chain professionals cutting-edge content and actionable takeaways.

View the early event intel flyer and see what’s in store.


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17th Cold Chain Global Forum - Agenda at a Glance

17th Cold Chain Global Forum - Agenda at a Glance

The 17th Cold Chain Global Forum is back in Boston this October. Join us for the most innovative temperature controlled logistics event by the community for the community.

Get a sneak peek at the program and explore the sessions including:

  • Patient First Mentality: Create the Culture Vital to Success
  • Drones: Deliver Medicine to Those Who Need it Most   
  • Establishing Short Term Goals and Planning for 2025
  • The Temperature Controlled Supply Chains of the Future: Alternative Transportation Energy Sources as Competitive Advantage


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The State of Temp-Controlled Life Sciences Supply Chains 2019

The State of Temp-Controlled Life Sciences Supply Chains 2019

For over a decade, we at Cold Chain Global Forum have been dedicated to connecting and educating supply chain leaders from across the biopharma world from small, biotech startups to publicly traded Big Pharma manufacturers. In an effort to shed light on where the industry is headed in 2019, we surveyed 150+ life sciences logistics leaders on:

  • Where they are in their end-to-end temperature-controlled supply chain optimization journeys
  • Their biggest challenges and strategic priorities
  • Top areas of interest when it comes to solution providers and vendors 

Below is a summary of what we learned along with expert analysis from our 2019 CCGF advisory board. Enjoy and we look forward to seeing you October 15 - 18 in Boston at the 2019 Cold Chain Global Forum!


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2019 Cold Chain Global Forum Registration Form

2019 Cold Chain Global Forum Registration Form

Fill out and return our reg form to enquiry@iqpc.com to accelerate the registration process.


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Optimizing Lane Qualification with all Supply Chain Stakeholders

Optimizing Lane Qualification with all Supply Chain Stakeholders

With the variety of product lines increasing and the regions companies are shipping to growing, there are a lot of variables to account for when qualifying your shipments. In particular, USA’s vast geography and temperature gradients pose a big challenge for logistics and supply chain professionals. These challenges show direct parallels with the current environment in Brazil. Shipping from South to North Brazil brings about similar road blocks as shipments to distant US regions. These issues can be mitigated through smart supply chain management, streamlines logistics, and open communication with supply chain partners. What you will learn:

  • Qualifying solutions that worked for Brazil national operations
  • Establish an evaluation tool characterize your shipping lanes by riskiness and discuss solutions to decrease that risk.
  • Review best practices for managing your partner relationships, both local & internationally through the use of correct relationship models
  • Where does lane qualification fit into your overall supply chain management initiatives? How do you prioritize?


Presentation by: Luiz Barberini, Operations Manager, External Manufacturing Organization Latin America, Bayer Consumer Health


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Current Attendee Snapshot: 2019 CCGF

Current Attendee Snapshot: 2019 CCGF

Curious to see who's already signed up to attend Cold Chain GF this October? Download our current attendee list to find out who you can expect to meet at the upcoming event.


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CCGF - Learning Journey Agenda

CCGF - Learning Journey Agenda

No matter where you are on your temperature-controlled logistics journey, ensure that you address the biggest strategic and operational challenges in your end-to-end logistics roadmap in our 3 maturity tracks.

View the Learning Journey Agenda to learn more about the maturity tracks.


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Mastering the Art, Science and Operational Logistics of Cold Chain Packaging

Mastering the Art, Science and Operational Logistics of Cold Chain Packaging

The common error that pharma companies make when it comes to cold chain is to believe the myth that simply having more packaging and lower temperatures gets the job done. At the CCGF this year, we deep dive into the concept of packaging, ensuring that we not only cover the basics of cold chain packaging, but explain the science, engineering and implications of how packaging is evolving today.

If these apply to your pharma company, make sure to download the Cold Chain Packaging Mini Agenda to find out more!


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Establish a Seamless, Compliant and effective End-to-End Temperature-Controlled Supply Chain

Establish a Seamless, Compliant and effective End-to-End Temperature-Controlled Supply Chain

Evolving patient-centric delivery models, expanding temperature-sensitive portfolios through an influx of new product developments, varying operating practices to fulfill regulatory guidelines, and increasing physical and cyber threats mean that crucial supply chain stability is now under severe threat. At the CCGF this year, we want to ensure that you find practical case studies to achieve the optimal equilibrium between patient centricity, operational and cost efficiency throughout your supply chain.

If these apply to your pharma company, make sure to download the End-to-End Temperature Controlled Mini Agenda to find out more!


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Mid Maturity: Optimize, Standardize, and Successfully Scale Your Supply Chain

Mid Maturity: Optimize, Standardize, and Successfully Scale Your Supply Chain

Discover how to further streamline, standardize, and optimize your existing supply chain. Leverage innovation, technology and the IOT to mitigate common issues in your cold chain strategy, framework and operations in this Mid Maturity Mini Agenda.

If these apply to your pharma company, make sure to download the Mid Maturity Mini Agenda to find out more!


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Advanced Maturity: Plan for the Future, Engage Next-Generation Technology, and Deal with Global Supply Chains

Advanced Maturity: Plan for the Future, Engage Next-Generation Technology, and Deal with Global Supply Chains

Understand and leverage cutting edge technologies and next-generation solutions to ensure global supply chains delivery and evolving patient-delivery models in this Advanced Maturity Mini Agenda for the Cold Chain Global Forum.


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Early Maturity: The Fundamentals of Cold Chain Logistics

Early Maturity: The Fundamentals of Cold Chain Logistics

We recognize the importance of upskilling new entrants to the industry as quickly as possible through practical case studies on the fundamentals of cold chain. Leapfrog your journey by mastering the basics of establishing an end-to-end supply chain, validate your lane and shipping qualifications while mitigating hidden costs and dealing with unplanned temperature excursions.

If these apply to your pharma company, make sure to download the Early Maturity Mini Agenda to find out more!


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HIGHLIGHT REEL: 2018 Cold Chain Global Forum

HIGHLIGHT REEL: 2018 Cold Chain Global Forum

View our event trailer and see first hand what its like to attend Cold Chain Global! 

Supply Chain 101 Guide

Supply Chain 101 Guide

For those just starting out in temperature controlled supply, it can seem like a daunting task.

With a complex vendor landscape, pressing operational challenges and a multitude of risks factors, it is far from an easy project.

To help, we spoke to Kevin Hickman, Senior Manager of Supply Chain Distribution at Gilead Sciences. With over 26 years of experience in commercial and clinical pharma and biopharma transport management, he shares the cold chain critical success factors you need to know.


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Supply Chain Strategy for Today’s Temperature-Controlled Products

Supply Chain Strategy for Today’s Temperature-Controlled Products

Start early—and stay involved!

By now, the practices and procedures in managing a temperature-controlled supply chain for life sciences products have been well-established: there are international standards to follow; there are various certifications for vendor services; and there are a multitude of vendors, operating in most of the world, experienced in managing these products. That being said, there is also wide variability in what policies a manufacturer will follow, and how the terms of supply chain contracts will be written. To an unusually intense degree, upper management at many life sciences companies look critically at supply chain contracts: the cheaper the better, in this view. So there is yet another dynamic of weighing the cost of service against its quality.

It’s not a bad idea—when time and resources are available—to re-evaluate supply chain strategy for already-commercial products. Technology and vendor services are in a continual state of progress, and the economics of supply chain activities such as transportation modes and warehousing capacities change over time. So, the strategic evaluation isn’t a one-time exercise only when a product is about to be launched.

The following article by Nick Basta, Editor in Chief, Managing Partner and Founder of Pharmaceutical Commerce, lists out the factors that should go into every evaluation of supply chain options. The range of factors will vary widely from a multiproduct, multinational life sciences company, to a startup bringing one or a handful of products to market—and even the ability of the manufacturer to manage its own supply chain, versus outsourcing it to a third-party logistics provider (3PL). If you’ve seen one supply chain strategy, as the saying goes, you’ve seen one supply chain strategy.

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VP-Level Supply Chain Leaders Mini Agenda

VP-Level Supply Chain Leaders Mini Agenda

We understand your time is extremely valuable, and wanted to deliver a packed agenda that will deliver you the quality and value to address your day-to-day priorities, while also having a good grasp of the biggest strategic disruptors that are transforming the pharma supply chain over the next 12 months. So send your teams to learn, network and accomplish tactical objectives over 4 days- but this one’s personalized for you.



Dear Boss Letter

Dear Boss Letter

Need approval from your boss to attend? Effectively communicate the value of attending the 2019 CCGF with our customizable Dear Boss Letter.


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