The 2018 Cold Chain Global Forum Excellence Awards honor, recognize and promote the most innovative supply chain practices, solutions and individuals over the past year. The awards are dedicated to recognizing superior thinking, creativity and execution across the full spectrum of supply chain functions.

View all of the award categories below and click on any category to complete the application. Email your completed application to Awards Coordinator, Ciara Rosa, at

Deadline to apply is July 27, 2018.

Awards Categories

Important Deadlines

Submit your application to
July 27, 2018

Award Finalists Announcement
Week of August 20, 2018

Awards Ceremony - At the Cold Chain Global Forum
September 26, 2018!

Meet the Judges

  • Carolyn WilliamsonCarolyn Williamson
    Principal Packaging Engineer, Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Courtney Becker-JamesCourtney Becker-James
    Strategic Marketing Director, Elpro
  • Dan MiricaDan Mirica
    VP Innovation & Strategy, Health Vector
  • David MartinDavid Martin
    Director, Logistics Management, Zogenix
  • Dr. Bernard McGarveyDr. Bernard McGarvey
    Senior Engineering Advisor, Eli Lilly & Company
  • geoffrey glauserGeoff Glauser
    Senior Consultant Supply Chain, HHS/ASPR/BARDA
  • Ken LukesKen Lukes
    Business Development- Life Science Division, Inmark Inc.
  • Lisa Sykes, MBALisa Sykes, MBA
    VBF Quality Operations Director, Merck & Co., Inc.
  • Luiz BarberiniLuiz Barberini
    Head of External Manufacturing Operations - Latin America, Bayer
  • Rafik Bishara , Ph.D.Rafik Bishara , Ph.D.
    Technical Advisor & Former Director QKMTS, Eli Lilly & Company
  • Rey ChernRey Chern
    Director, Thermal Engineering Systems, Amgen
  • Ron HaubRon Haub
    Commercial Director, Sonoco Thermosafe
  • Scott DyvigScott Dyvig
    Director, Technology & Innovation, Lifoam/Newell Brands
  • TJ RizzoTJ Rizzo
    Senior VP, Global Commercial Ops, Cold Chain Technologies
  • Tonino AntonettiTonino Antonetti
    Executive Director, Regulatory Affairs, Quality Management, Safety & Health, Roche Diagnostics
  • Yoram EshelYoram Eshel
    Global Transportation and Logistics Senior Director, Teva Pharmaceutical

2017 Award Winners


Supply Chain Transformation Award:
Winner: ASD Healthcare, a part of AmerisourceBergen Corp.
Runner Up: Controlant
Honorable Mention: World Courier, an AmerisourceBergen Corp


Collaboration Award:
Winner: Sonoco ThermoSafe
Runner Up: Cold Chain Technologies
Honorable Mention: RGEES, LLC


Customization Award:
Winner: Cold Chain Technologies Inc


Technological Innovation Award:
Winner: SmartCAE
Runner UP: Sonoco Thermosafe
Honorable Mention: Controlant

Terms & Conditions / Further Information


Applying for an Excellence Award is free of charge


Nominations can be submitted by life science manufacturers, wholesalers,CROs, CMOs and biobanks and vendors. In the event that a vendor applies, at least ONE end user client organization, name and contact info must be provided as a reference.


Nominees must be in attendance at the Excellence Awards ceremony, September 26, in order to receive an award.


In the event your organization becomes a finalist or a winner of an Award, you consent to your company's name being used in promotion for the awards program, either by IQPC directly, or by a third party member of the media covering the awards program and/or awards ceremony.


By submitting your application you hereby accept that you have reviewed the rules and regulations for entries, and agree that all information contained within each entry is 100% accurate.


Only one entry per company per category will be accepted but you may enter all four categories if you wish!

Ciara Rosa, Awards Coordinator
The 16th Annual Cold Chain Global Forum | Cold Chain Global Forum Excellence Awards | 212-885-2661

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