13th Cold Chain GDP & Temperature Management Logistics Summit - Canada

Hilton Montreal Bonaventure, Montreal, Quebec

February 23 - 26, 2015

Join us again this February 23-26, 2015 in Montreal!

Temperature Control Logistics and Quality Practices for your Commercial and Clinical Supply Chains

Here is what you missed on Cold Chain GDP & Temperature Management Logistics Summit 2014

eBook: Cold Chain in Canada
A massive influx of life sciences investment in Canada, particularly in Montreal, is just one of the major reasons why the 12th Annual Cold Chain Canada Summit was more relevant than ever. Another was our best ever speaking faculty. This eBook includes highlights 31 of our speakers and an introductory article on the latest Health Canada Guidelines.

The Latest on Health Canada GDP Guidelines
This year, Health Canada began its 3 year cycle of updating its Guidelines for Temperature Control of Drug Products during Storage and Transportation (GUI-0069). The newest proposed guidelines do not add new obligations, but go into greater depth about monitoring and supervising existing practices.

Insights: Temperature Controlled Supply Chains
Ahead of February's event, Cold Chain IQ asked temperature controlled supply chain professionals to share their key market insights on topics such as future investment, biggest challenges and choosing solution providers. Here's what they found.

What our attendees say

”The return on our investment in time and money for the shows like this one, proves to us why we have continued to participate. These smaller more intimate venues have resulted in leads with substance and higher future business potential.”Tim A. Dye, V.P., Sales, SEKAI
“A terrific forum for the exchange of ideas, well attended with decision makers in both DoD and industry”Mark Sherman,Vice President, BBN Technologies
“This has been an outstanding conference, primarily, due to the quality of presentors and invitees.”Frank Thompson, Northrop Grumman
“A terrific forum for the exchange of ideas, well attended with decision makers in both DoD and industry.” Mark Sherman, Vice President, BBN Technologies

Why Montreal?

  • Access to supply chain stakeholders in world-class companies operating in pharmaceuticals, health technologies, biotechnology and contract manufacturing/research
  • Opportunity to visit warehouse and distribution facilities in one of Canada’s biggest logistics hub
  • Expanded program focus to cover clinical supply and biological samples targeted at the R&D and CRO Montreal market

Montreal is:

  • A highly competitive business environment offering life science companies two to five times lower taxes than any other major metro area in the western world
  • An increasing metropolis for venture capital investment in Life Sciences, with over $1.6billion invested 2001 – 2011, the highest in Canada
  • Easy access to global markets: 2 international airports and one of the world’s busiest ports, connected by 2 national railways to Toronto, Detroit, New York and Chicago with daily services

2014 Topics & Focuses Included:

  • Global GDP Compliance: Regulator, Industry and Supporting Agencies Perspectives
  • Domestic & Global Logistics Case Studies
  • Re-Usable, “Green”, Eco-Friendly & Cost Effective Packaging
  • Supply Chain Integrity
  • CRT & Ambient Products
  • Stability Management & Supply Chain Data
  • Quality Distribution & Risk Management
  • Supply Chain Security & Tracking
  • Auditing Wholesalers
  • Last Mile Strategies to Maintain Temperature to Customers – Including Perspective from the Pharmacy Groups
  • Clinical Case Studies
  • Biologics
  • International Shipping and Customs
  • Transport Canada Security Update 2013 Summit Highlights:
  • Network and Share Best Practices with 250+ Industry Colleagues and Supply Chain Stakeholders
  • Meet 30+ Exhibitors Offering the Latest Solutions Available in Canada for Distribution of Quality Control Life Science Products
  • Learn from Cost-Effective Case Studies and Solutions for a Quality Distribution & Management of Temperature Controlled Medicines in Canada
  • Develop Supply Chain Partnerships, Relationships and Effective Communication Throughout your Global Supply Network

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