23rd - 24th Sep 2019 Paris Marriott Charles de Gaulle Airport
The Cool Chain Association (CCA) is a not-for-profit organisation and aims to work closely with the supply chain to enhance the quality, efficiency, and value of temperature-sensitive products and make a tangible difference in the cool chain sector.
Stavros Evangelakakis
Global Product Manager Cargolux
Event Chairman
Stavros Evangelakakis has 30 years’ experience in the air cargo industry working in various departments at Cargolux. Evangelakakis has held previous roles in export, reservations, sales, marketing, cooperating marketing. Prior to his current title of Global Product Manager for Healthcare/Perishables, Evangelakakis was sales Manager Europe, M East and C Asia for 9 years. He is the Chairman of the Cool Chain association.  
Dr Radhika Batra
Founder & President Every Infant Matters
Radhika is the president of Every Infant Matters which he founded in June 2017. The not-for-profit social enterprise is dedicated towards serving disadvantaged children with a focus on health and runs various medical projects. The beneficiaries are street children, children in slums and villages, children of construction workers, in orphanages, and those in hard to reach areas. It covers three states in India - Haryana, New Delhi, and Uttar Pradesh and two cities in Nigeria - Calabar and Ile Ife, Osun State. Since June this year, Radhika has been Registrar at Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi, working in the Department of Pediatrics and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Prior to this he from 2016 to May 2019, he was post graduate resident doctor of the Department of Pediatrics, Santosh Medical College Hospital, Ghaziabad.
Niels van Namen
Global Lead for Healthcare CEVA Logistics
Niels van Namen joined CEVA Logistics in August 2019 as the global lead for Healthcare. Before he joined CEVA Logistics, Niels lead the UPS Europe Healthcare team as the Vice President for Healthcare. Niels has over 20 years of experience in the healthcare and life science industry of working closely together with customers across R&D, supply chain and manufacturing. Previous to UPS, Niels led the IBM Healthcare consulting practice in the Netherlands and then joined DSV to lead the global Healthcare industry. Niels is passionate about patient centric and demand driven supply chains and you can see his recent TED talk here.
Wolfgang Engel
Head of Competence Center Logistics DQS GmbH
Wolfgang Engel has been working as project manager and head of Competence Center Logistics at DQS GmbH in Frankfurt since 2014. The technical economist has over 30 years’ experience in the field of logistics. Supply chain risk and security management are some of his special focus themes as logistics certification and safety management along transportation and supply chains. Wolfgang Engel is also lead auditor for ISO 9001/14001, TAPA, SQAS, HACCP, GDP, and Waste Management. More steps in the career of the project manager have been the SGS ICS GmbH and DHL Solutions GmbH.
Patrique Zaman
Founder Avy
Patrique founded the innovative drones-for-good manufacturer which is based in Amsterdam in 2015. It is supported by the European Space Agency and the Technical University of Delft. Avy developed an innovative electric wing-drone. Both a helicopter and an aircraft, the autonomous wing-drone combines the best of both worlds: flying over 100 kilometres and the capability to land and take-off vertical from anywhere. This long-range UAV has a modular payload bay, making it suitable for a wide range of applications. This payload bay can be equipped with the MedBox - a cooled cargo box that can transport 1.5 kgs of payload while complying to cold chain requirements. Avy is born in the Netherlands and raised in Africa. By flying extensively in several national parks in Africa, it has gained experience of operating in challenging circumstances in remote areas. Currently, Avy has around 20 employees and is backed by investors in the field of social entrepreneurship.
Navid Choudhury
Senior Manager, Supply Chain Planning Novo Nordisk
Havid has over 8 years’ experience in pharmaceutical supply chain management working with optimisation projects, demand/supply planning, warehousing, quality and distribution. In his current role, he leads a global function responsible for securing GDP compliance and transport control for primary distribution and warehousing at Novo Nordisk. Navid has a background in Biochemical Engineering from University College London (UCL).
Ivet Arabadjieva
Business Development Manager DRONAMICS
Ivet is a core member of the innovative team at DRONAMICS, a leading unmanned cargo aircraft developer and operator. They are setting up same-day nationwide logistics networks, using their extremely fuel-efficient UAVs, aiming to democratize aviation by making it more affordable and within the reach of remote and rural communities. Decades of growing urbanization have forced the clustering of economic opportunities in just a handful of centers of commerce in each country and have further increased inequality. Ivet's passion is to turn this around and improve communities which are less served by the existing infrastructure. With a cargo capacity of 350 kg and a range of 2,500 km, the DRONAMICS Black Swan provides prompt temperature controlled deliveries on demand suitable for medical supplies and pharmaceuticals. In April 2019, Ivet won the IATA Drone Innovation Award by designing a system for e-commerce drone delivery in Switzerland leveraging DRONAMICS technology to dramatically speed up deliveries in the Alps, where logistics has traditionally been complicated due to geography. Ivet is a graduate of Bournemouth University and was previously in Revenue Management and Analysis at Thomas Cook Airlines.
Eric Mauroux
Director Verticals - Global Head of Perishables Air France-KLM and Martinair Cargo
Eric Mauroux is a highly respected professional in the air cargo industry, with an impressive international career. In his current role as Director Verticals, Eric has P&L responsibility for the Perishables Business Unit of Air France-KLM. Through the various regional cargo management positions he has held in South-East Asia, India, Mexico & Central America and in South America, Eric has developed an in-depth knowledge of the supply chain and a sound understanding of the international perishable business, which is a strong asset for the Cool Chain Association in his position of board member and treasurer.
Philippe Julien
Digital & Innovation Director Air France KLM Cargo
Philippe Julien has a broad experience in Digital Technologies ranging from cybersecurity audit to information systems management. He joined Air France in 2005 as an internal auditor and moved in 2009 to the maintenance division to manage the Aircraft information systems. He joined in 2018  Air France KLM Cargo division to foster digital innovation. During last eighteen months he has managed the industrialization of Robotic Process Automation and the launch of Data Sharing & Performance Improvement initiatives. Passionate about ideas, people and aviation, Philippe is a father of two little boys.
Prof. Dr. Yvonne Ziegler
Program Director of the Pharma Supply Chain Risk Management project Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences
Professor Dr Yvonne Ziegler has an academic background in business studies and a PhD in Personnel Management. From 1991-2006, she worked for Lufthansa German Airlines in management positions in Germany and abroad. Since 2007, she has been a professor of Business Administration/International Aviation Management at Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences. From 2010-2013, she was also the dean of the Business and Law faculty. In 2017, she became Program Director of the Pharma Supply Chain Risk Management project, which is funded by the LOEWE-3 research promotion initiative of the Hessian state.
Jean-Francois Bouilhaguet
Managing Director CIN France
Jean-Francois has been Managing Director of the Cargo Information Network France (CIN France) since 2014, which is based at Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) Airport. CIN France is the air freight IT platform for the cargo community platform at Paris CDG and his role is to manage operations of the organisation. Previously to this role, Jean-Francois was the Chief Executive Officer of SODEXI – the express handling arm of the Air France KLM Group. He has more than 20 years’ experience in developing high-tech solutions for ground handling.
Michael Attlan
New Technologies Platform Head Sanofi Pasteur
After obtaining in 1990 an advanced degree in Biochemical Engineering from the National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA) in France, Michael initiated his professional experience in Mexico as Scientific Director for Sanofi Pasteur, supporting the early foundation of the company in the region for the following 11 years. He moved back to France in 2002, still in Sanofi Pasteur, to take the responsibility of International Licensing-in Agreement Director in Corporate Business Development working with biotech partners located in Asia and US to complement the late stage products portfolio of the company. Then in 2006, Michael oriented his career toward marketing by taking the lead of the Sanofi Pasteur Travel and Endemic Vaccines Franchise, first for emerging regions then at corporate level, designing and steering the strategy of those range of products. More recently, starting early 2017, he developed and lead the New Technologies Platform for Sanofi Pasteur, focused in delivering new value to customers by leveraging innovation, from product formulation to digital, issuing augmented vaccines and services. In 2019, in the frame of the NT Platform, Michael lead the development and launch of the fist Vaccine & Biologicals Innovation Lab, the 14Bis, located Campus Sanofi Lyon, with a strong focus on digital and artificial intelligence.
Agnes Turek
Project Manager Bayer AG
Agnes Turek holds a Master’s degree in logistics engineering at the University of Duisburg-Essen. She joined the transportation team at Bayer AG responsible for the Pharma and Healthcare Business in 2019 as project manager. In this role she has contributed to the admission process as Known Consignor as well as engaged in risk assessment initiatives to mitigate risks across the pharma supply chain through different transportation modes. Over the last year she has become familiar with the topic of supplier management which is key in creating more transparency and process efficiency throughout the supply chain.
Cargo Business & Product Development Manager Brussels Airport
Nina Heinz
Global Head of Network & Quality DHL Global Forwarding
As Global Head of Network & Quality at Temperature Management Solutions at DHL Global Forwarding/LifeConEx, Nina Heinz works with her team to cover a wide array of quality matters in regulatory compliance, audits, training, partner management, customer complaints and continuous improvement. Nina played a key role in the implementation of the global DHL Thermonet network of GDP-compliant life sciences stations, including the internal DHL Thermonet GDP guidelines, training programs and internal audit certification to ensure full regulatory compliance. Nina is an active full member of the Pharma.Aero, a cross-industry collaboration for shippers, CEIV certified cargo communities, airport operators and other air cargo industry stakeholders. She is a also a member of the IATA Time & Temperature Working Group as well as a member of the Steering Committee of the Pharmaceutical Cold Chain Interest Group (PCCIG) European branch within the Parenteral Drug Association (PDA).
Edwin Kalischnig
Chief Executive Officer Xtreme Technologies B.V. and Board Member of the Cool Chain Association
Edwin is passionate about using innovation to deliver business value and in his two roles as CEO OF Extreme Technologies and Board Members of the Cool Chain Association, he combines Internet of Things (IoT) solutions with components like RFID, sensors, cloud, ‘big data’, blockchain, AI (artificial intelligence), machine learning, AR (augmented reality) and other emerging technologies, to help improve customers’ key business processes. One of his key focus areas for advanced IoT solutions is cool chain kogistics, where ‘identification’, ‘location’ and ‘condition’ are of paramount importance for pharmaceuticals and healthcare products, food and flowers. After seven years serving as Secretary General, Edwin remains a Board Member of the Cool Chain Association. He provides subject matter expertise on cool chain quality management to brand owners, global logistics service providers and retailers in support of traceability and e-pedigree, temperature control, quality improvement, anti-counterfeiting and first-expired-first-out logistics concepts.
Samuel Demont
Director Digital Practice Argon Consulting
Samuel has 10 years of experience as consultant, project leader and director in Supply Chain & Logistics He works with a team of Business Consultants, Data Scientists and Technology Experts who specialize in the use of Data Science, AI, IoT or Blockchain to get breakthrough operational improvements. Samuel has developed expertise in Air Freight digitalization, from booking platforms to operational improvement initiatives. He works with Airlines, Freight Forwarders and Shippers.
Andrea Gruber
Head, Special Cargo International Air Transport Association (IATA)
Mrs. Gruber is Head, Special Cargo at the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and is responsible for the regulations related to the transport of live animals, perishables and pharmaceuticals and for delivering international standards and business processes for the air cargo supply chain. Mrs. Gruber is leading IATA’s Cargo governing bodies, comprised of airlines and air cargo supply chain stakeholders that provide the regulations for the air transportation of Live Animals, Perishables and Healthcare Products. She is secretary to the IATA Live Animals and Perishables Board and the Time and Temperature Working Group. Mrs. Gruber developed and implemented for the industry three Center of Excellence (CEIV) quality audit programs certifying the handling and transport of pharmaceuticals, live animals and perishable products based on IATA, national and international requirements and standards. Prior to working with IATA Mrs. Gruber worked at the International Road Transport Union (IRU) as head of a division implementing, at the Customs and business level, tools to assist the application of risk management. Mrs. Gruber studied in Geneva at the University and at the Graduate Institute of International Studies (I.U.H.E.I.) and holds a Master of Sciences in International Relations.  
Celine Hourcade
Project Manager TIACA
In September 2019, Celine Hourcade joined TIACA as Project Manager supporting the Association’s transformation program. The first 2 priorities for Hourcade are to lead the development of TIACA’s Sustainability Program, including the first Sustainability Award, and the delivery of the Cargo Service Quality (CSQ) objectives. Celine is a driver for change with 18 years of experience in international environment, mainly in the aviation industry, having worked for WaveStone, Amadeus and then IATA for 13 years. In her former capacity as Head of cargo Transformation at IATA, Celine launched the FACE program to attract, develop and retain the young talents in the air cargo industry; developed the Air Cargo Makes It Happen campaign to raise the profile of our industry; established the standard to measure the Air Cargo Carbon Footprint; managed the Air Cargo Innovation Awards to stimulate and reward fresh and good ideas; and designed the StB Cargo program to transform air cargo and make it easier, faster and smarter. As a strong believer that drones will revolutionize the transport of goods, Celine serves as member of the Advisory Boards of the Swiss drone start-up Rigi Technologies and the Lake Victoria Challenge and is part of the World Economic Forum’s Drone Innovators Network. She has also been recently appointed by Professor Kasarda as Senior Fellow of Aerotropolis Institute China (AIC) and Expert Advisor to the Zhengzhou Airport Economy Zone (ZAEC) together with Ram Menen and Des Vertannes.
Olivier Mary
Pharmaceutical & Logistics Development Director COLCA MEDICAL & SCIENTIFIC
Olivier Mary has more than 20 years’ experience in healthcare transportation & logistics. He started his professional career in Air France-KLM Cargo where he reached several management position in Sales & Operations. After this airline experience, he joined Institut Pasteur de Paris as Global Logistics & Transportation Director from 2010 to 2014. He worked back to freight forwarding industry to build Healthcare Vertical market specifically in Europe and Africa. In 2018, he joins the pharmaceutical pre-wholesaler dedicated for rare disease and orphan drugs, COLCA Medical & Scientific. He’s member of GS1 and board member of International Society Pharmaceutical Engineering ISPE. He works daily on pharmaceutical compliance and serialization process, provides training, and leads audits on healthcare end-to-end supply chain industry.
Edouard Mathieu
Director of Development - Client & Partner Relations & Direction of Paris-CDG Airport ADP
Following a 4 years UK experience as Civil Engineer, Edouard joined ADP in 1999 as Industrial Supply Chain Manager until 2004. He then held different positions within ADP Real Estate Division, to become RE Development General Manager in 2012, encompassing development of all type of assets (offices, hotels, business parks and of course cargo warehouses and premises) both on CDG and Orly airport. He was appointed CDG Development Director in February 2019 encompassing ADP Group cargo strategy.
Jessie VanderVeen
VP Marketing & Communications Controlant

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