The Loadstar is delighted to announce that Turkish Cargo is sponsoring our coverage of the 12th Cold Chain Distribution Conference and Exhibition.


Copthorne Tara Hotel, London, UK


As the global healthcare industry grows, temperature controlled logistics rapidly evolves along with it. Factors such as the ever-changing regulatory requirements, diverse array of biopharma products entering the markets, and new technology emerging daily, are causing companies to face the challenge of constantly adapting their supply chain processes and staying ahead of the curve.

Responding to the evolution within the industry, SMi is proud to announce the return of its leading 12th annual Cold Chain Distribution event. Returning to London in December, this year’s event will remain at the forefront of innovation.

With huge interest from leaders in the field, we have worked closely with an expert panel of speakers to present an agenda that is shaping up to be the best Cold Chain Distribution event.

This year’s event will continue to lead with its unrivalled panel of experts bringing you the most insightful presentations from our confirmed Industry-leading speakers:

  • Tony Wright, CEO, Exelsius
  • Bob Hayes, Director, SeerPharma (UK)
  • Chris Wallace, Senior Director – International Supply Chain, Sanofi Genzyme
  • David Spillett, Key Account Director, World Courier
  • Mark Edwards, Managing Director, Modalis Ltd.
  • Amélie Ermel, Production Senior Specialist Associate, Eli Lilly
  • Stephanie Fitt, Sales Manager UK & Scandinavia, EMBALL’ISO
  • Stephen Mitchell, Quality Lead Logistics Partnership, GlaxoSmithKline
  • Umit Kartoglu, Scientist, World Health Organization
  • Martin  Fitzgerald, Deputy Director General, European Association of Pharmaceutical Full Line-Wholesalers (GIRP)
  • Glyn Stacey, Director of the UK Stem Cell Bank, National Institute For Biological Standards And Control
  • Bob Hayes, Director, SeerPharma (UK)
  • Tim Wood, Technical Service Manager, GlaxoSmithKline
  • Gianpiero Lorusso, Supply Chain Director, Merck SpA

The event will look at the fundamental question of how to keep costs low & quality high, while remaining compliant to global regulations.


Key topics for 2017 include:

  • GPS temperature monitoring
  • Temperature data management
  • Temperature controlled freight options
  • GDP Regulatory Requirements
  • Identifying Future Trends