FlyPharma US: final call


FlyPharma US is the third regional event in an exciting series of international conferences in 2018. Opening its doors on 11 September, we are excited to welcome industry experts from around the world. FlyPharma US will bring together a global audience of (bio)pharma logistics professionals to discuss and debate the latest supply chain challenges and industry best practices. Chaired by Dr Rafik H. Bishara, PhD, former Director of QKMTS at Eli Lilly and Company, and supported by our Host Sponsor, Miami International Airport (MIA), the conference promises to create a dynamic and lively dialogue between all delegates.

Covering a great wealth of hot topics on both regional and global issues, expert speakers will impart their knowledge and advice to the FlyPharma audience in a range of presentations, panels and workshops. Take, for example, IATA’s CEIV Pharma program, which is gathering momentum within the pharma cargo sector. Ronald R. Schaefer, Assistant Director at IATA, will be presenting the latest news on the program and the benefits it can offer both pharma and cargo companies in his presentation ‘What does the IATA CEIV Pharma program mean to you?’

Rodolfo Marcelo Marre, Project Manager at LATAM Cargo, will follow up later in the day with his session ‘CEIV Pharma from a Pioneer’, which will allow delegates to learn about the challenges, benefits and main attributes of holding this certification from the first company to gain it in America.

Discussing ‘Business trends in pharma cold chain’, Nick Basta from Pharmaceutical Commerce will share his thoughts on what supply chain professionals need to know to get ahead, while Dirk de Rooij, Commercial Director of Seabury Consulting, will be examining pharma trends in ‘Global and Americas-specific pharma market analysis’.

From the shipper’s side, find out from Bayer’s Luiz Barberini how ‘Increasing productivity and overcoming infrastructure challenges through external relationship management’ can beat bottlenecks and help supply chain stakeholders work together towards a stronger future. Gisele Corrêa Miranda from Fiocruz/Bio-Manguinhos will also speak on ‘Vaccine cold chain in a continental country: Brazil’ about the challenges of delivering temperature-sensitive vaccines to remote districts.

Delegates are also encouraged to engage with speakers and other audience members via panels and workshops. Panels on ‘Temperature control and monitoring for pharma products’ and ‘Global vs local’ will offer a platform for debate among stakeholders from different stages of the supply chain, while a workshop entitled ‘What responsibility do you have for the rest of the supply chain?’ will ask delegates to consider the impact of their role on their partners, and ask themselves if there is room for improvement.

Collaboration is a key topic throughout all FlyPharma conferences, so it’s not a surprise that FlyPharma US is an excellent opportunity to network with like-minded professionals. Delegates can take advantage of extended networking breaks and attend Day 1’s evening Networking Event to boost their chances of finding their next business partner.

There will also be an opportunity to see MIA in action: go behind the scenes with an airside tour and an exclusive visit to LATAM Cargo’s refrigerated pharma facilities, including their specialised pharma coolers. During the tour, delegates will see first-hand how MIA and its operators have equipped themselves to provide efficient and high-standard pharmaceutical handling processes for their customers.

As one of three regional FlyPharma conferences, FlyPharma US is a new event that aims to follow the success of FlyPharma Asia (Hong Kong) and FlyPharma Europe (Brussels), both of which have already taken place this year and will return in 2019.

FlyPharma US 2018 will take place at Miami International Airport Hotel on 11-12 September 2018 – join your industry colleagues to learn, connect and network with the pharma supply chain’s brightest minds. To buy your ticket, email today.