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 20 years’ experience in the air cargo industry, having worked in various departments at Cargolux. He has held roles in export, reservations, sales & corporate marketing. Prior to his current title of Global Product Manager for Healthcare/Perishables, Evangelakakis was Sales Manager Europe, M East & C Asia for nine years. Over the past ten years, Evangelakakis has become very familiar with the transportation of healthcare products & has been the link between commercial & operations with Cargolux. He is also the Chairman of the Cool Chain Association & represents the CCA within IATA’s TTFF group.
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
Vice President Healthcare UPS Europe
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.
Nathan De Valck
Cargo Business & Product Development Manager Brussels Airport
Nathan De Valck has been working in the aviation industry since 2002. His cargo experience ranges from operational management, legal compliance, business development to commercial account management at several airports in Europe for cargo handling agents and airport operators. Nathan is chairman of Pharma.Aero, board member of the Cool Chain Association and a full member of the IATA Time and Temperature Taskforce. Nathan managed the IATA CEIV pharma certification program at BRUcargo making Brussels Airport the first cargo community in the world to be CEIV pharma certified.
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.

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