6th Annual Pharma Packaging & Labelling Forum

In the ever-changing world of pharmaceuticals, it is important to stay on the top of regulatory updates and grasp the latest technologies that exist on the market. The 6th Annual Pharma Packaging & Labelling Forum organized by GLC Europe will provide a great opportunity for learning and networking during the 2 days of the event. The goal of the conference is to uncover the insights of the most emerging best practices and industry expertise in the field of packaging & labelling in the pharmaceutical sector.

Is your goal to possess the most insightful information for better complying with the fast approaching Falsified Medicines Directive? Would you like to discuss with fellow professionals how Brexit will change the pharmaceutical industry? Do you strive to discover the latest updates and insights from market leaders on track-and-trace, serialization and ensure safe supply chain? Do you want to gain knowledge on best strategies for tamper evidence and combating counterfeits? Do you wish to stay tuned on more challenges the professionals face nowadays? Look forward to the revelation of new technologies during the interactive presentations and panel discussions – along with proven methods for success in the pharmaceutical packaging and labelling sector.

Join us in November 2017 in the beautiful Austrian capital Vienna and get your unique chance to get updates, learn, network, and extend your professional horizons.

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Ulrike Kreysa
Ulrike KreysaVice-President Healthcare
GS1 Global Office
Eugenio Filippi
Eugenio Filippi Associate Director Plasma Logistics & Analytics Europe
Dieter Moessner
Dieter MoessnerChairman
German Standards Institute DIN/ European Committee for Standardisation CEN
Franck Toussain
Franck ToussainManaging Director
Biolog Europe
Horst Kastrup
Horst KastrupSenior Regulatory Advisor
Bas van Heijst
Bas van HeijstAssociate Regulatory Affairs Director
The Netherlands
Shohreh Motedaeiny
Shohreh MotedaeinyAssociate Director Regulatory Affairs
MSD Sharp & Dohme GmbH
Christopher Waterhouse
Christopher WaterhouseChairman of the Board
The Packaging Society
United Kingdom
Stephen Wilkins
Stephen WilkinsCEO
Child-Safe Packaging Group
United Kingdom
Karel van der Waarde
Karel van der WaardeResearcher
Graphic Design Research
Massimiliano Molinari
Massimiliano MolinariSr. Principal Packaging Engineer
Andras Sule
Andras SuleDirector of Finance
The European Association of Hospital Pharmacists (EAHP)
Koji Umeda
Koji UmedaGlobal Supply Chain E2E Manager
Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited
Brian Edwards
Brian EdwardsChair
Pharmaceutical Ergonomics and Human Factors Special Interest Group
United Kingdo
Luis Patrón Coppel
Luis Patrón CoppelGlobal Packaging & Design Manager
Marc Juwet
Marc JuwetProfessor
KU Leuven

Our Advisors

Ulrike Kreysa
Ulrike KreysaVice-President Healthcare
GS1 Global Office
Eugenio Filippi
Eugenio Filippi Associate Director Plasma Logistics & Analytics Europe
Stephen Wilkins
Stephen WilkinsCEO
Child-Safe Packaging Group
United Kingdom
Karel van der Waarde
Karel van der WaardeResearcher
Graphic Design Research
Andras Sule
Andras SulePresident & Director of Professional Development - EAHP
Hungarian Chamber of Pharmacists
Izzet Senol
Izzet Senol Maintenance and Energy Manager
Abdi Ibrahim Pharmaceuticals
Matthias Korbl
Matthias KorblHead Supply Chain Management at Arena Pharmaceuticals
Grzegorz Brzoskowski
Grzegorz BrzoskowskiSecurity Director CEE / Baltic
Mohamed Mabrouk
Mohamed Mabrouk CEO
Pharmed Health Care
Mike Baird
Mike BairdGlobal Business Development - Strategic Alliances, Pharma & Life Sciences
United Kingdom

Event schedule

Day one

  • 08:20 Welcome Coffee and Registration

  • 08:45 Greeting from the GLC & Icebreaker Session

  • 08:55 Opening Remarks from the Chair

  • 09:00 Better and Safer Healthcare – Can Standards Help?

  • 09:40 Preparing for Brexit Impacts and What It Means for Your Global Supply Chain

  • 10:20 Falsified Medicines Directive

  • 11:00 Tea, Coffee, Networking & Exhibits

  • 11:30 Serialisation Practices Outside of Europe

  • 12:10 Co-Presentation: Pilot Serialisation Project in Russia – first-hand experience

  • 12:50 Luncheon & Networking

  • 13:50 Case Study: End-to-end Process Excellence to Ensure Uninterrupted Delivery & Minimize Risk

  • 14:30 Moving Out from Standard Export Packages

  • 15:10 End-to-End Labelling Process

  • 15:50 Tea, Coffee, Networking & Exhibits

  • 16:20 Efficient Artwork Management

  • 17:00 Establish End-to-End Supply Chain through Extended Value Stream Mapping

  • 17:40 Closing Remarks from the Chair

  • 17:45 End of Day 1 & Networking

Day two

  • 08:30 Meet, Greet & Networking with Welcome Coffee

  • 08:50 Opening Remarks from the Chair

  • 09:00 Special Packaging – EU Requirements and Execution

  • 09:40 Human Factors and Packaging: Time for a Systems-Based Ap proach to Address End-User Frustration

  • 10:20 Enabling Patients to Act Appropriately: the Next Steps

  • 11:00 Tea, Coffee, Networking & Exhibits

  • 11:30 Open Panel Discussion: Developing Effective Packaging with Multiple Factors in Mind

  • 12:10 Anticounterfeiting and Serialisation: Future Challenges and What Next

  • 12:50 Luncheon & Networking

  • 13:50 Bedside Medication Scanning in Hospitals: Current Developments

  • 14:30 EN 16679 – European Standard “Tamper Verification Features for Medicinal Product Packaging”

  • 15:10 Closing Remarks from the Chair

  • 15:20 Farewell Tea, Coffee & Networking

  • 16:00 End of Day 2

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Who will you meet?

Senior Vice Presidents, Vice Presidents, Senior Executives, Heads, Directors, Managers , Advisors, Strategists and Analysts of:

  • Packaging and/or Labeling
  • Artwork
  • Design Regulatory Affairs
  • Quality
  • Product Development Materials handling/management
  • Product Information Operations
  • Licensing
  • Marketing and Sales Patient Compliance
  • Materials
  • Engineering Lean production
  • Procurement
  • Purchase/Facilities Manufacturing Technology
  • Laison Project Management
  • Supply chain and logistics
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Biotech companies HTAs
  • Governments
  • Payers
  • Insurance companies

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You can always register without a name using the TBA [To Be Announced] option. Please indicate TBA instead of the delegate name and 2 weeks prior to the event you are able to send the delegate name/s to booking[at]glceurope.com
While we are not happy to see you cancel your registration, we understand that “life happens” and other obligations come up. Our refund schedule is as follows:
The client has the right to cancel his/her participation in the event. Cancellation must be received by GLC in writing, either by mail or fax. If the client cancels with more than one month’s advance notice before the start of the event, GLC shall be entitled to retain 50% of the amount for participation in the event [minimum of € 1198 per delegate]. If the client cancels with one month’s [or less] advance notice, or fails to attend the event, then the client shall not be entitled to any refund. Failure to attend an event shall not excuse a client from owing the full amount of the registration fee. A copy of the conference notes from the event will be sent to the client after the event is over in case of cancellation by the client.
In general no VAT is applied based on the Hungarian VAT law with the exception of individual payment [when you would like to pay from your own budget and not from the company’s budget] and for Hungarian companies where 27% VAT is applicable which is refundable at the end of the company’s fiscal year.
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We provide a conference documentation pack which includes: conference agenda, notes pages and attendee information. Soft copies of some of the presentation are available on USB-flash-drives for each delegate. You may bring your laptop, tablet or other mobile device so you are able to review the presentations while they are being presented. Free Wi-Fi will be provided and outlets will be available for recharging computers, mobile devices and phones. We highly recommend you to bring along your business cards and a desire to learn from some of the industry’s leading experts.
The dress code is business casual. Feel free to leave the suits and ties at home this time. We do suggest you bring a sweater or dress in layers, as the conference room temperature may fluctuate.
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We understand that not all senior-level professionals might be available on the dates. As the event is an annual event, most of the attendees try to postpone their engagements or send a small group from their teams to benefit from the conference.