The second international masterclass on Pharma Logistics to launch this year

posted on 30th March 2022 by Eddie Saunders
The second international masterclass on Pharma Logistics to launch this year

Following last year’s well-perceived first Masterclass on Pharma Logistics – an international joint initiative between the air cargo industry and world-renowned academic institutions – a second edition will be launched in 2022 at Khalifa University’s Abu Dhabi Campus. Apart from highlighting the current critical aspects of pharma logistics, this Masterclass aims to create a unique opportunity for industry professionals to gain more in-depth knowledge, as well as for academics and PhD students to obtain advanced insights into how pharmaceutical supply chains are organized and logistics processes are optimized through applied technology for the pharma and life science sector.

This 5-day hybrid programme runs from 5 till 9 September 2022 at Khalifa University of Science and Technology, Abu Dhabi. It features insights from lecturers and business experts from all different parts of the world, combined with daily workshops and interactive case studies as well as site visits to the Khalifa University Center for Robotics and Autonomous Systems (KUCARS), Abu Dhabi Airport, Sea Port and Genome Valley.

Read all about the Masterclass’ topics, programme, list of presenters and lecturers and registration details HERE.

Dr. Arif Sultan Al Hammadi, Executive Vice-President, Khalifa University, said: “We are glad to host the second edition of the international masterclass on Pharma Logistics at Khalifa University, which reflects a stellar collaboration initiative, and will offer participants special insights into the pharmaceutical supply chains and logistics processes.

“Through our research center for Digital Supply Chain and Operations Management (DSOM), our expertise spans not only new methods and tools to improve performance of complex and extended supply chains through predictive analytics and self-optimizing logistics, but also enabling transition into paperless, borderless and highly trusted transaction-based operations.

“Such intense expertise will prove significantly beneficial to all participants of the second edition of the masterclass.”

The second Pharma Logistics masterclass covers a variety of topics.

“Themes vary from basic to in-depth knowledge around life science – production, storage and handling, as well as economic and operational challenges.

“Renowned speakers from the academic community and the pharma sector will highlight topics such as Disruptive Technologies & Big Data, Supply Chain Strategies, Innovations in Packaging & Cool Chain, Emergency Crisis Logistics & Health Care Aspects and Sustainability & Pharma Green Lane Logistics.

Fabrice Panza, Manager of Global Cool Chain Solutions, Etihad Cargo: “Innovation has been integral to recent advancements in pharma logistics, particularly in response to today’s global challenges.

“It has played a central role in the success of the HOPE Consortium in facilitating the movement of temperature-sensitive vaccines and medication worldwide in 2021.”

“The International Pharma Logistics Masterclass gives us a unique platform to share our experiences and explore new innovations as a collective which further elevates the wider industry’s capabilities.

“We look forward to hosting another illuminating session in Abu Dhabi with our partners.”

Roel Gevaers, Dr PhD, University of Antwerp Belgium and Chairman of the International Pharma Logistics Masterclass 2022: “We are delighted to see that, for the second time, the business meets the academics again to exchange views and learn from each other.

“With Khalifa University, we have found an excellent partner whose expertise in AI, robotics and simulations can really add value to this Masterclass.”

Frank Van Gelder, Secretary General Pharma.Aero and Co-Chair of the International Pharma Logistics Masterclass: “Pharma.Aero’s vision and mission underline fostering collaboration.

“By continuously giving insights and sharing the latest changes between pharmaceutical companies, industry stakeholders and the academic world, the overall knowledge, and the quality of the Pharma and MedTec supply chain improves.

“We are ready to offer a great program.”

Trevor Caswell, Vice-Chair of Pharma.Aero, member of the business committee: “Now that the registrations are open, the eagerness of both academics and industry stakeholders to learn and be part of the second masterclass in Abu Dhabi is big.

“Great networking possibilities and exposure to the state-of-the-art lectures on the developments and innovations of the future supply chain will be the perfect combination for our members to be part of a great masterclass week.”