Cold Chain Global Forum Canada

Creating End-to-End Supply Chain Synergy

Toronto, ON, Canada

What is CCGF Canada?

Cold Chain Global Forum Canada is the largest temperature controlled life science supply chain event of it's kind, focusing specifically on the challenges and opportunities of the Canadian market.

It is a unique strategic platform built to ignite discussions about overcoming regulatory challenges, optimizing transportation routes, enhancing collaboration & change management, maintaining temperature controlled products and implementing new technologies to gain competitive advantage.

What Sets Global Forum Canada Apart

  • New & Exciting Event Formats - From Interactive Discussion Groups to Emerging Technologies in Supply Chain Tracks to a Pharma C-Suite Panel we've crafted our event for a more electrifying learning experience.
  • Customized Content To Fit Your Needs - Our programs can be personalized to fit your areas of expertise, ongoing and future projects, global scope, experience level and company size.
  • Memorable Experiences - Experience all that #CCGF Canada has to offer from keynote book signings to our cocktail receptions and raffle prizes!
  • Inspiring Keynotes - Get informed and leave inspired after hearing from our keynote speakers on global perspectives, collaboration, and updates from Health Canada

2019 Speakers

Keynote Speakers

  • Shital Parik Mars, Chief Executive Officer, Progressive Care
  • Rick Prinzen, Chief Supply Chain Officer and VP Donor Relations, Canadian Blood Services
  • Sergio Frias, President and CEO, The Federation of Canadian-Brazilian Businesses And Head of Services Contracts - Bombardier Commercial Aircraft, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft
  • Nedal Ismail, Professor and Program Coordinator Bachelor of Commerce, Supply Chain Management & Management Studies, The Business School Humber Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
  • Speaker Details to Be Announced Pending, To be determined, Health Canada
  • Ryan Mitchell, Head of Procurement & SBS - Canada Business Transformation, Sanofi
  • Scott Smith, CEO, JD Smith and Sons and Chairman, Canadian Trucking Alliance


  • Claude Jolicoeur, Director of Regulatory Affairs, Corporate GMP Officer, McKesson Canada
  • Tonino Antonetti, Executive Director Regulatory Affairs, Quality Management, Safety & Health and Environment, Roche Diagnostic Canada
  • Brian Files, Former Director of Regulatory Compliance & Policy, CVS Health
  • Marc Boisvert, Interim Vice President, Supply Chain/External Partners, Sandoz Canada
  • Dan Mirica, Former Head of Logistics, Lonza Biologics
  • Ayman Omar, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of International Business Research Fellow, Kogod Cybersecurity Governance Center Kogod School of Business American University
  • Heather Leigh Flannery, Health Circle Global Lead, ConsenSys; Co-Founder & Board Chair, Blockchain in Healthcare Global (BiHG), IEEE ISTO;, Co-Chair, HIMSS Blockchain Task Force
  • Jennifer Fox, VP International Trade Policy and Canada Relations, North American Strategy for Competitiveness (NASCO)
  • Carolyn Williamson, Scientist and Principal Packaging Engineer, Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Daniel D. Ujczo, Practice Group Chair-International and Regional Practice, Dickinson Wright PLLC
  • Cliff Riggs, Intelligence Analyst III, The National Cyber Forensics and Training Alliance (NCFTA)

Master Class Leaders

  • Ben VanderPlas, Global Product Manager, Sonoco ThermoSafe
  • Frank Butch, Director of Engineering, Sonoco Thermosafe
  • Geoffrey Glauser, Senior Consultant Supply Chain, HHS/ASPR/BARDA

Workshop Leader

  • M. Dave Malenfant, Director, Outreach & Partnerships, Center for Supply Chain Innovation, Neeley School of Business

Site Tour Experience Leader

  • Mike MacDonald, North American Sales Manager, Skelton Truck Lines
  • Rick Prinzen, Chief Supply Chain Officer and Vice-President, Donor Relations, Canadian Blood Services
  • Andy Skelton, Director of Operations, Skelton Truck Lines
  • Ron Skelton, Senior Vice President, Skelton Truck Lines

Interactive Discussion Group (IDG) Leader

  • Terri Drover, Senior Vice President, Stakeholder Engagement, CAPDM

Advisory Board Members

  • Dan Mirica, Former Head of Logistics, Lonza Biologics
  • Carolyn Williamson, Scientist II, Bristol Myers Squibb
  • Geoffrey Glauser, Senior Consultant Supply Chain, HHS/ASPR/BARDA
  • Rafik Bishara , Ph.D., Technical Advisor, and Former Director, Quality Knowledge Management and Te, Eli Lilly and Company
  • Luiz Alberto Barberini, External Manufacturing Organization Latin America, Bayer Consumer Care
  • Rey Chern, Director, Thermal Engineering Systems, Amgen
  • Tonino Antonetti, Executive Director Regulatory Affairs, Quality Management, Safety & Health and Environment, Roche Diagnostic Canada
  • Scott Dyvig, Director, Technology & Innovation, Lifefoam/Newell Brands
  • Ron Haub, Commercial Director, Sonoco Thermosafe
  • Chris Brown, Senior Manager, Healthcare Strategy, UPS
  • Ken Lukes, Business Development- Life Science Division,, Inmark Inc.
  • Lisa Winstead, Director - End to End Quality Lead, Merck & Co., Inc.
  • Dr. Bernard McGarvey, Senior Engineering Advisor, Eli Lilly & Company
  • Jamie Chasteen, Senior Product Manager, Cold Chain Technologies, Inc.
  • Anthony "TJ" Rizzo, Vice President, Sales & Marketing,, Cold Chain Technologies
Pre-Conference Master Class - Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Pre-Conference Workshops - Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Pre-Conference Site Tours - Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Conference Day One
- Thursday, February 28, 2019

Conference Day Two - Friday, March 1, 2019


Hyatt Regency Toronto
370 King Street West
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5V 1J9

Discover the excitement of Downtown Toronto's Entertainment District when you stay at the Hyatt Regency Toronto Downtown, steps from the business and financial district and all that makes the city a vibrant destination. With easy access to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, you can also explore the CN Tower, Rogers Centre, Royal Ontario Museum, and Princess of Wales Theatre. Enjoy the fashionable shopping and dining scene within walking distance of our hotel. At the Hyatt Regency, you are immersed in the creative urban energy of Toronto.

The special room rate of $180.18 USD has been established to make your reservation process easy.  Simply call 416-343-1234 and give the group name IQPC or click here to book online. You must make your reservation no later than January 25, 2019. For your convenience, the special rate has been extended to three days before and after the conference.  

Please note: We will never recommend, approve or appoint any third party rooming service to act on our behalf. Please be extremely wary if you are approached by any such companies. We will always endeavour to negotiate the best available rates for you so please use the Hotel's website link provided.
Event details
Organizer : GHP Network
Venue : Hyatt Regency Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-19116