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Cold Chain Distribution 2015: SMi Releases Exclusive Interviews with World Courier, Sanofi Genzyme and American Airlines Cargo

SMi Reports (2015.11.03, London): SMi caught up with the key speakers for Cold Chain Distribution 2015 for exclusive interviews ahead of the conference.

London, United Kingdom, November 05, 2015 --( SMi’s 10th annual Cold Chain Distribution Conference and Exhibition, takes place in London, UK, on the 3rd and 4th of December 2015. The conference will feature case studies and presentations on the key issues surrounding the global healthcare cold chain distribution process and logistic requirements for temperature-sensitive healthcare products from MHRA, Sanofi R&D, Genzyme, Pfizer, Seer Pharma, World Courier, Novartis, UNICEF, Shire Pharmaceuticals, American Airlines, Exelsius Cold Chain Management and many more.

To register or to find further information on the full agenda, please visit

In the run up to the conference, SMi Group interviewed the key speakers who will be present at the event. Topics discussed throughout these pre-conference interviews include: the issues revolving around cold chain distribution, regulatory requirements and the future for cold chain within the pharma industry. SMi’s exclusive interview series consists of the following:

• David Spillett, Key Account Director, World Courier
• Chris Wallace, International Supply Chain Director, Sanofi Genzyme
• Tom Grubb, Manager, Cold Chain Strategy, American Airlines Cargo

“My session will focus on a new industry initiative known as Direct-to-Patient (DTP), the key to this novel clinical trial model lies in patient convenience. No longer must patients travel potentially long distances to study sites to receive treatment. Instead, therapies are delivered to the patients home and either self-administered or administered by specially trained nurses in a homecare environment.” – David Spillett from World Courier

Chris Wallace from Sanofi Genzyme will share his experience on ambient products' logistics in extreme-temperature zones and describe some of the specific challenges in emerging markets and how to overcome them.

The American Airlines manager of cold chain strategy, Tom Grubb, will be presenting on "Shipping Temperature Sensitive Products Via Airfreight," on the second day of the conference. Highlights from the presentation include an overview into how ground and warehouse employees deal with handling pharmaceutical products and an insight into the development of airfreight procedures.

Download the full interviews from to hear more from the key speakers about cold chain within the pharma industry.

As well as supplying attendees with the latest updates regarding cold chain, the 2015 event will provide an unrivalled networking platform. At the end of day one a drinks reception and dinner will take place for pharma companies and will be sponsored by World Courier. Then on day two a drinks reception will be held and sponsored by American Airlines Cargo.

Cold Chain Distribution’s 2015 Lead Sponsor is World Courier and other sponsors include: American Airlines Cargo, Berlinger, Eberspacher, ELPRO, Peli Bio Thermal, Sensitech, Testo, Topa Thermal Packaging and Emball’iso.

For sponsorship enquiries, contact Alia Malick at +44 (0) 7827 6168 or email

With only 4 weeks to go, spaces for this event are filling up fast. Those interested in attending Cold Chain Distribution 2015 are advised to register as soon as possible.

For more information or to register visit the website at

10th annual Cold Chain Distribution Conference and Exhibition
3rd - 4th December 2015
London, UK
Contact e-mail:
Contact number: Fateja Begum: +44 (0) 20 7827 6184
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Julia Rotar
+44 (0) 20 7827 6184

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