February 26 - March 01, 2018
Hilton Toronto/Markham Suites, Toronto, ON

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Global Forum Canada 2018 Brochure

The #1 event for Life Sciences Supply Chain in Canada is returning to Toronto, February 26 - March 1, 2018 at the Hilton Toronto/Markham Suites. Join us at Global Forum Canada for a community-oriented, inspirational, educational, authoritative & memorable experience!

Confirmed Speakers Include:

  • Marc Boisvert, Director ComOps Supply Chain, Sandoz Canada
  • Rick Prinzen, Chief Supply Chain Officer, Canadian Blood Services
  • Cedrick LaPorte-Roy, Head of Supply Chain, Mylan Pharmaceuticals
  • Terri Power Hay, Vice President Industry & Member Relations, CAPDM
  • Vincent Bureau, National Transportation Manager, McKesson Canada
  • Yatika Kohli, Vice President Regulatory Affairs and Project Office, Medicago
  • Manohar Menon, Director of Engineering, Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc.
  • Tonino Antonetti, Executive Director Regulatory Affairs, Quality Management, Safety & Health and Environment, Roche Diagnostics Canada

Exclusive Content

Optimizing Canada's Cold Chain in the Face of Its Vast Territories & Extreme Temperatures

The vast Canadian landscape presents numerous challenges including distance, mountain winter conditions, long hauls and ferry trips. Couple this with the sophistication of a reefer trailer today, maintaining various temperatures, the need for location tracking, security, geo-fencing, and more, etc. For this reason, Cold Chain IQ asked several professionals for their tips on how to optimize Canada's cold chain in the face of its vast territories & extreme temperatures.

Experts Weigh in on Supply Chain & Temperature Assurance Packaging

In this exclusive speaker package, hear from Rebecca Gentile, Senior Specialist, Quality, Vaccine and Biological Stability at Merck. Discussing Merck’s Supply Chain & Improving Temperature Excursions Interview. Also Geoffrey Glauser, Senior Consultant Supply Chain, HHS/ASPR/BARDA, who speaks to us about Temperature Assurance Packaging (TAP) Solutions.

2017 Canadian Pharma Cold Chain Report

We’ve reached out to our extensive worldwide network of supply chain leaders to find out the major trends in the Canadian temperature controlled supply chain market and how the industry is reacting. Now we’re sharing it with you in this exclusive report!

Industry Leader Perspectives: Part One

Check out our Sneak Peek Industry Leader Perspectives Video where we talk with Rey Chern, Director, Engineering, Amgen; Lisa Sykes, Director of Quality Operations and Sterile Network, Merck; and Bernard McGarvey, Senior Engineering Advisor, Eli Lilly and Company on how the temperature control supply chain industry has changed the most over the past several years.

Email enquiry@iqpc.com to request the video link sent to you via email.

Smarter Data Management: Lane Mapping and Combatting Excursions

As the importance of sophisticated connected logistics grows within medicine, Pharma Logistics examines ways in which industry leaders are becoming smarter with their data management.

Email enquiry@iqpc.com for an emailed version.

Industry Leader Perspectives: Full Video

The wait is over! We sat down and spoke with with Rey Chern, Director, Engineering, Amgen; Lisa Sykes, Director of Quality Operations and Sterile Network, Merck; Bernard McGarvey, Senior Engineering Advisor, Eli Lilly and Company; Dan Mirica, Former Head of Global Logistics, Lonza Biologics; & Henrik Fröjdh, Associate Director Supply Chain Management, Merck & Co. on:

  • Temperature-controlled industry
  • The biggest disruptive technologies
  • Collaboration within the industry

Email enquiry@iqpc.com to request the video link sent to you via email.

CRT Roadmap

We worked with Pharma Logistics IQ to gather insights to measure Canadian market trends and key mistakes for shippers to avoid when transporting CRT Products and put it together in a CRT Roadmap.

Email enquiry@iqpc.com to request the infographic.

2017 Post Show Report

The industry has gathered at the Cold Chain Summit Canada (now known as the Global Forum Canada) for the past 16 years to share ideas, challenge each other’s processes, & gain insight into the newest solutions on the market. Take a look at our 2017 Post Show Report to see what makes this the #1 event for temperature-controlled life science supply chains in Canada.

Market Challenges Whitepaper: Distributing Medicines in Canada

To be adequately equipped to distribute medicines throughout Canada, pharma firms must be fully educated on the bespoke pain points this region has to offer. We worked with Pharma LogisticsIQ to create a whitepaper that explores Canada’s unique complications and hurdles, which greatly complicate the task of distributing temperature sensitive medicines within the region.

Email enquiry@iqpc.com to request an emailed copy of this whitepaper.

Fast Track Your Attendance

Fast Track Packet

Here is everything you need to know wrapped into one complete bundle!

Convince Your Boss Letter

Present your approving manager with this customizable letter detailing the reasons why you should attend the upcoming Summit and you'll be sure to receive approval to join us.

Current Attendee List

Take a look at who you'll be expected to meet at the Global Forum Canada.

Attendee ROI Toolkit: Global Forum Canada

Get a jumpstart on justifying your attendance to the Global Forum Canada taking place this February 26 - March 01, 2018 at the Hilton Toronto/Markham Suites in Toronto, ON! This resource packet includes everything you need to build a business case to attend including Benefits of Attending, Attendee Snapshot, Dear Boss Letter and more!

To receive this piece via email, please contact us at enquiry@iqpc.com.

Infographics

2016 Canadian Cold Chain Attendee Report

We surveyed 250+ cold chain professionals to find out their major pain points. Take a look at this report to gain an in-depth overview of who our attendees are, their major challenges, maturity level, company revenue, and much more.

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Inspirational Keynotes 1Pager

This year's Global Forum Canada Keynotes will magnify your scope of knowledge by opening your mind to new perspectives. Learn more about each of them through this 1 pager.

Email enquiry@iqpc.com to receive an emailed copy.

QA/QC at Global Forum Canada

We've identified the most relevant topics within the temperature controlled supply chain industry. View the QA/QC at Global Forum Canada 1 pager to see the top related sessions.

Regulatory/Compliance at Global Forum Canada

We've identified the most relevant topics within the temperature controlled supply chain industry. View the Regulatory/Compliance at Global Forum Canada 1 pager to see the top related sessions.

Packaging at Global Forum Canada

We've identified the most relevant topics within the temperature controlled supply chain industry. View the Packaging at Global Forum Canada 1 pager to see the top related sessions.

Memorable Experiences One-Pager

<p>We know the experiences you make onsite are just as important as what you learn. That's why we're planning more onsite activities to make your experience at the event even more memorable. Email enquiry@iqpc.com to request this 1pager.</p>

Logistics at Global Forum Canada

We've identified the most relevant topics within the temperature controlled supply chain industry. View the Logistics at Global Forum Canada 1 pager to see the top related sessions.

Interactive Discussion Groups 1Pager

We've heard our attendees feedback and have added more interactive sessions in the program than we have ever had before. View the Interactive Discussion Groups 1Pager to view all the IDGs.

Learning On Your Feet at Global Forum Canada

We have some amazing new site tour locations you can explore at the Global Forum Canada this year. Check out the 1pager to learn more about each tour's unique, behind the scenes look.

Interviews

Cross-Functional Collaboration: The Key to Unlocking Value Across the Canadian Life Sciences Supply Chain

Ahead of the 2018 Global Forum Canada, we sat down with Laurence Caron Supervisor, QA Complaints and Distribution, AbbVie Canada and Scott Oliff Senior Director, Supply Chain Operations Shopper's Drug Mart to discuss best practices for driving cross-functional collaboration across the end-to-end supply chain.

Key topics covered include:

  • Cultivating a culture of collaboration
  • Working with external partners
  • Common barriers to collaboration and how to overcome them

To request this interview via email, please contact us at enquiry@iqpc.com.

Whitepapers

Market Challenges Whitepaper: Combatting Drug Shortages

Over recent years, drugs shortages have become a real threat in Canada. Industry experts Jill Craven, Vice President, Pharmacy Services from Mohawk Medbuy Corporation & Christine Donaldson, Vice President, Pharmacy Services from HealthPRO Procurement Services sat down with us to discuss this challenge and provided feedback on:

  • Health Canada's Response
  • Globalization of Drug Manufacturing Pricing Prevention
  • And more

To request this whitepaper, please email enquiry@iqpc.com.


Whitepapers

Stability Data Sharing in Canada’s Cold Chains

Ahead of the Global Forum Canada, we explore the state of affairs in the general industry as well as specifically to Canada in regards to stability data use in the temperature controlled supply chain.

The Rise of the Reusable and Sustainable Packaging in Canada

In order to delve deeper into whether reusable packaging is the right choice for the Canadian market, Pharma Logistics IQ gathered insights from a selection of experts due to feature at Global Forum Canada.

Infographics

Pharmaceutical Transportation How to Increase Air Cargo's Market Share

Although the global pharma industry is booming, the air cargo share of global pharma product transport has declined.This infographic, courtesy of IATA,details this problem, its consequences and then provides a solution.

Cold Chain in Canada: Future Plans

We surveyed senior supply chain and life sciences executives in Canada to uncover their Budgets, Timelines and Purchasing Forecasts. The infographic includes the top 9 solutions that these senior executives are looking to invest in, such as air freight, data loggers and RFID.

Digitization and Big Data's Impact on the Pharma Supply Chain

Pharma and biotech organizations are beginning to implement some of the market’s newest technologies to enhance how they make decisions and predict outcomes in the supply chain. Take a look at stats on digitization and big data’s impact on current and future pharma supply chains.

Presentations

Design and Implement a Shipping Lane Qualification for High-Value Pharma Products

Alan J. Davis, Chief Operating Officer, K.L. Harring Transportation, LLC, covers a hefty agenda for shipping lane qualifications in this presentation 1.) Analyze product requirements 2.) Define best practices and tools for implementation 3.) Conduct a security risk assessment and mitigation process 4.) Define security enhancement 5.) Off-the-shelf solutions for products without much stability data 6.) Passive versus active container qualifications, and lastly, 7.) Choosing an appropriate test profile for shipping channels.

Biogen’s Implementation of Reusable Shipper Systems for Clinical Trials

Harrison Weisberg, Specialist, Clinical Supply Management, Neurodegenerative Therapeutic Area, Clinical Drug Supply at Biogen shares the steps Biogen took for the implementation of reusable shipper systems for clinical trials.

Health Canada Audits

Louise Labelle, Affiliate Quality Leader, Zoetis Canada discusses the types of Health Canada Inspections, the challenges faced for these inspections and the preparations they took to pass the inspections.

European GMP/GDP Updates and the Real Word

Ian Holloway Senior GMDP Inspector, MHRA, UK, discusses Recent and future updates to EU GMP and GDPs, New Annex 16 – sample shipments, test and release, and risk assessment and mitigation for transportation.

Clinical Trial Case Study Non-Product Specific Qualification of Shipping Containers

Lisa Ray, Advisor of Distribution Center of Excellence & Austin Walker, Director of Quality Assurance, discuss Multi-Season Shipping Container Qualification Overview, and benefits, ambient test profiles, temperature profile considerations, clinical trial material movements, shipper recycle process, next steps and more!

Compliance with Guide-0069 Throughout a Complex Distribution Model

Rania Al-Ammar, Regional Director, Commercial Quality Hospira, a Pfizer company, discusses journey towards applying evolving Canadian requirements for temperature control of drugs during transportation, complex & diversified stakeholders network, inbound and outbound shipments, continuous improvements initiatives, and lessons learned during new product launches.

Video

Gilles Jr. Gregoire - Direct to Patient Temperature Controlled Supply

Join Gilles Jr. Gregoire, Global Transport Manager, Pharmascience as he discusses topics that include; the 3 biggest temperature controlled packaging trends, real time temp monitoring technologies, the growing trend towards “direct to patient” deliveries and much more.

Claude Jolicoeur - Data Sharing and Advanced Temp Monitoring Tech

Join Claude Jolicoeur, Director of Regulatory Affairs, McKesson Canada Corp as he discusses topics that include; changes within the supply chain industry on capturing and sharing data, real time temp monitoring technologies & cold chain challenges within the Canadian market.

Andrea Guisbert-Williams - Cost Savings & Sustainability Through a Switch from Air to Ocean

Join Andrea L. Guisbert-Williams, Project Manager, North American Logistics Operations, Eli Lilly & Company in an exclusive interview about the effect of growth of biologic based products on temp controlled operations, next generation medicines, and her case study, Discovering Eli Lilly’s Plan to Achieve Cost Savings & Sustainability Through a Switch from Air to Ocean.

Exclusive Content

Market Challenges Whitepaper: Distributing Medicines in Canada

To be adequately equipped to distribute medicines throughout Canada, pharma firms must be fully educated on the bespoke pain points this region has to offer. We worked with Pharma LogisticsIQ to create a whitepaper that explores Canada’s unique complications and hurdles, which greatly complicate the task of distributing temperature sensitive medicines within the region.

Email enquiry@iqpc.com to request an emailed copy of this whitepaper.

Sponsorship Information

Global Forum Series Sponsorship Prospectus

The Global Forum is the world’s largest temperature controlled life science supply chain event series, carefully crafted to provide the community of life science supply chain professionals, year-round content, educational, networking and online learning platforms. Our programs can be personalized to fit your areas of expertise, ongoing and future projects, global scope and more.

View the Series Sponsorship Prospectus to learn more about the Global Forum community, opportunities to get in front of key end users & attendee testimonials.

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Sponsorship Prospectus

Download the sponsorship prospectus to get a detailed audience breakdown, see their main challenge areas, testimonials, and more!