Past event: Cold Chain Global Forum

Tackle Current and Future Business Disruptors with Agility

The 17th Annual Cold Chain Global Forum is back with a tailor-made agenda designed to empower your journey in the pharma logistics, cold chain and temperature-controlled supply chain.  Hear exclusive case studies from leading pharma CEOs, VPs, Directors of Supply Chain, Quality Management, Logistics, Packaging and Transportation on ensuring end-to-end supply chain management in the face of evolving patient-centric delivery models, new modalities including gene and cell therapy, incoming regulatory guidelines, and increasing physical and cyber threats.  

Whether you are big pharma or a small biotech starting up your supply chain, join us this year to learn best practice in achieving the optimal equilibrium between patient-centricity, operational and cost efficiency for your organization.

We are delighted to confirm John Crowley, Chairman & CEO, Amicus Therapeutics, as our opening Keynote Speaker.

John will deliver an inspiring keynote on 'Why You Matter: Saving Lives through Evolving Supply Chain and Patient Centric Delivery Models'.

What's New This Year?

  • Hear from Pharma CEOs - Experience unprecedented keynotes from John Crowley, Chairman & CEO, Amicus Therapeutics, Shital Mars, CEO, Progressive Care, and Dean Petkanas, Chairman & CEO, Kannalife Inc. A Phyto-Medical Company on why end-to-end supply chain management plays an integral role in today's changing business environment.
  • Customized Content To Fit Your Needs - Content delivered and segmented based on your maturity curve and cold chain logistics journey. Find practical answers to your biggest questions in our Maturity and Packaging Tracks and Interactive Discussion Groups over two days.
  • Memorable Experiences For You and Your Team - Experience all that CCGF has to offer from keynote book signings to our exclusive VIP by-invitation only breakfast and sessions, networking events and raffle prizes!
  • Supply Chain Best Practices in Biologics and Biopharma - Get the best of both worlds and contextualize your learnings to establish your supply chain strategy and roadmap. Network with leading pharma players in the biologics space including Celgene, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Biogen, Amgen, Sanofi, Gilead Sciences, Norvatis, Bluebird Bio, AbbVie, and more!

The Leading Temperature-Controlled Logistics Event by the Community, for the Community

  • CHRIS WALLACE, Senior Director, Global Logistics Operations, Celgene International Sarl
  • SHITAL PARIKH MARS, CEO, Progressive Care
  • JOHN CROWLEY, Chairman & CEO, Amicus Therapeutics
  • LISA WYMAN, VP Quality, Acceleron Pharma
  • DAVID KIM, Director of Global Logistics, Kite Pharma, a Gilead Company
  • EUGENIO FILIPPI, Head of Manufacturing, Vienna, Austria, Takeda Pharmaceuticals


  • LISA WYMAN, Vice President Qualty, Acceleron Pharma
  • TONINO ANTONETTI, Executive Director, Regulatory Affairs and Quality, Roche Diagnostics
  • RICHARD PECK, Global Head, Process Controlled Transportation COE, AstraZeneca
  • LISA MOHER, Head of North America Distribution Package Engineering and Graphics, Sanofi
  • EUGENIO FILIPPI, Head of Manufacturing, Purification, Vienna, Takeda Pharmaceuticals
  • LUIZ BARBERINI, Head of External Manufacturing, Latin America, Bayer
  • KEVIN HICKMAN, Senior Manager, Supply Chain and Distribution, Gilead Sciences
  • RON HAUB, Commercial Director, Sonoco Thermosafe
  • RAY CHERN, Engineering Director, Drug Product Technology, Amgen
  • CHRISTOPHER OLES, North American Pharma Sales Director, Cryopak

2019 Featured Speakers

  • LISA WYMAN, Vice President Qualty, Acceleron Pharma
  • LISA MOHER, Head of North America Distribution Package Engineering and Graphics, Sanofi
  • SHITAL PARIKH MARS, CEO, Progressive Care
  • DAVID KIM, Director of Global Logistics, Kite Pharma, a Gilead Company
  • MARK LOVELL, Associate Director Commercial Supply Chain Project Management, Bluebird Bio
  • ILYAAS SHAAF, Associate Director, Temperature Controlled Solutions Global Logistics, BD
  • REGGIE FOSTER, Sr. Director - Packaging, Labeling, & Logistics, Kite Pharma, a Gilead Company
  • CHRIS WALLACE, Senior Director, Global Logistics Operations, Celgene International Sarl
  • DEAN PETKANAS, CEO, Kannalife Inc., A Phyto-Medical Company
  • CHRISTINA YI, Chief Operations Officer,, Dendreon Pharmaceuticals
  • CRAIG VERMEYEN, Senior Manager, Packaging Engineering, Kite, a Gilead Company

2019 Thought Leaders and Speakers

  • EUGENIO FILIPPI, Head of Manufacturing, Purification, Vienna, Austria, Takeda Pharmaceuticals
  • WILL HETZLER, Co-Founder, Zipline
  • DR. ITALO SUBBARAO, "Ambulance drone" Creator and Dean, College of Osteopathic Medicine and Professor of Clinical Sciences, William Carey University College Osteopathic Medicine
  • REY CHERN, Engineering Director, Drug Product Technology, Amgen
  • BENJAMIN ROMERO, Director Global Logistics Temperature Control, Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • KEVIN HICKMAN, Senior Manager, Supply Chain Distribution, Gilead Sciences, Inc.
  • JOHN JANCZY PH.D, Head of Research and Development, Nanoly Bioscience
  • TONINO ANTONETTI, Executive Director, Regulatory Affairs & Quality Management, Roche Diagnostics
  • ARMINDA MONTERO, Program Manager, Global Supply Chain QA, AbbVie
  • MARK EVERITT, CSCP, Qualification Engineer, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals
  • COMBIZ R. ABDOLRAHIMI, ESQ., Emerging Technologies & Innovation Leader, Government & Public Services, Deloitte
  • BORIANA CAVICCHIA, Program Analyst, Office of Research and Development, Veterans Health Administration, VA
  • PAUL MAHON, Associate Director, U.S. Corporate Security, Bayer
  • DR. AYSE BAKER, Head of Regulatory Affairs, Chugai Pharmaceutical
  • DEAN CROKE, Community Ambassador, Blockchain in Transportation Alliance (BiTA)
  • TIMOTHY RUSSELL, Special Agent, Criminal Cyber Squad, FBI Boston
  • CAROLYN WILLIAMSON, Former Principal Packaging Engineer, Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • TIMOTHY I. MCCULLOCH, Practice Department Chair Cannabis, Dickinson-Wright
  • BRYAN CARDIS, Consultant Packaging Engineer, Eli Lilly & Company
  • BILL MAYER, Director of Research & Development, Pelican BioThermal
  • ANTHONY (TJ) RIZZO, Senior Vice President, Cold Chain Technologies
  • CHUCK H. FORSAITH, Senior Director, PCSC (Pharmaceutical Cargo Security Coalition), HDA (Healthcare Distribution Alliance)
  • NICHOLAS BASTA, Editor in Chief, Managing Partner and Founder, Pharmaceutical Commerce
  • BRUCE GUENTER, Director Warehouse and Trade Distribution, Radius Health, Inc.
  • RICK CALABRESE, Head of Corporate Quality Systems and Regulatory Affairs, Sartorius Stedim North America Inc
  • BILL MCGILLIAN, Associate Director Supply Chain Management, Product Handling and Technology, Merck
  • ALAN KENNEDY, Director, Team Poseidon, Poseidon
  • GEOFFREY GLAUSER, Senior Consultant Supply Chain, HHS/ASPR/BARDA
  • BEN VANDERPLAS, Global Product Manager, Sonoco Thermosafe
  • FRANK BUTCH, Director of Engineering, Sonoco Thermosafe
  • BILL FLAHERTY, Engineering Team Lead, Sonoco Thermosafe
  • DR. STEPHEN F. AMATO PHD, MBA, RAC (US/EU), Faculty Director, Quality Assurance and Advanced Manufacturing, Teaching Professor, College of Professional Studies, Northeastern University
  • JEROEN VAN LOO, Key Account Manager West, Elpro
  • COLLEEN C. SHELDON, Key Account Manager East, Elpro
  • K. NICOLE HARTER, Consultant Quality Assurance - Global Marketing Affiliates and Global Logistics, Eli Lilly and Company
  • AXEL HARTMAN, Project Manager, Product Handling - Global Strategy, Merck
  • WAYNE LANGLOIS, President, Softbox Systems
  • ASHESH C. SHAH (ALEX, Founder and CEO, solo* sciences
  • JAN GERBERS R.PH., PharmDWholesale Drug Distributor Licensing Consultant, Eli Lilly and Company
  • ALLAN KLINGE, President, Klinge Corporation
  • TOM SCALONE, Director North American Logistics, Celgene
  • JOSEPH CONSIGLIO, Director of Marketing, Cold Chain Technologies
  • CHRISTOPHER C. LYONS, Consultant Engineer, Eli Lilly and Company
  • MIKE MONDO, VP, Sales, Aerosafe Global
  • WASIF S. AZEEM PHD, Senior Director Quality Operations, Jamjoom Pharmaceuticals
  • SHUBHRA KOCHAR, Senior Engineer- Distribution Technology, Genentech, A Member of the Roche Group
  • KEVIN LAFFEY, Director of Cargo Business, MassPort (Massachusetts Port Authority)
  • LAUREN GLEASON, Deputy Port Director, Business Development, MassPort (Massachusetts Port Authority)
  • BRETT FINKELSTEIN, VP Sales, Americas, Controlant
Sea Freight Focus Day  - Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Site Tour, Masterclass & Workshop Day - Wednesday, October 216, 2019

Main Conference Day One - Thursday, October 17, 2019

Main Conference Day Two - Friday, October 18, 2019

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Sheraton Boston Hotel
39 Dalton Street,
Boston, MA, USA
(617) 236-2000

Sheraton Boston Hotel welcomes you with 4-star sophistication, friendly service and an unbeatable location in the heart of the action. Our hotel is nestled in the Back Bay neighborhood of downtown Boston, directly connected to the Prudential Center and the Hynes Convention Center; noteworthy attractions including Newbury Street and Fenway Park are just moments away. Our stylish accommodations feature warm design, cutting-edge technology and our famously comfortable Sheraton Signature Sleep Experience; some are pet-friendly as well. Fuel up for your day in the city with breakfast at Apropos or visit SideBar in the afternoon or evening for a drink and a meal. Our hotel features the largest indoor/outdoor pool in downtown Boston, as well as a fully equipped fitness center and a peaceful on-site spa. Those wishing to host an event can choose between 70,000 square feet of light-filled space, including an expansive ballroom and an outdoor patio. We look forward to exceeding your every expectation.

Group Rate: $299* plus 14.45% tax per night (for a single room)

Please identify you are part of the IQPC Annual Cold Chain Global Forum group to ensure the special rate. Note that you are eligible for this rate three day prior and three days post the event based on availability. Please make your reservation before September 23rd, 2019 in order to ensure you are eligible for the group rate.

Reservations Phone: 888-625-4988 or 617-236-2000

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Event details
Organizer : IQUS
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-21516