7th Annual Pharma Packaging & Labelling Forum

After the implementation deadline of the European Falsified Medicines Directive, our 7th Annual Pharma Packaging and Labelling Forum will take place to discuss the first impressions of the regulation. Participants will be able to meet the newest technologies of the industry such as Smart Bar Code,Internet of ThingsVirtual Reality and many others.

Furthermore we will discuss topics as track and trace and its update guidance, child safe packaging and solutions for the elderly generation. Our expert speakers will give an insight into artwork management and how to manage artwork changes efficiently. During the 2 days program we will have many interactive sessions as round table and panel discussions about how to keep Europe harmonized and first steps after implementation of the serialization directive. You will have the chance to get to know more about EU anti-counterfeit activities and where are the weaknesses of the current system. Join us on 9th and 10th of May in the historical city of Prague.

Hot topics

Get insight into a GLC event

Get to know our renowned speakers

Become a speaker
Luis Patrón Coppel
Luis Patrón Coppel Global Packaging & Design Manager
Christopher Waterhouse
Christopher WaterhouseFormer Chairman
Packaging Society
United Kingdom
Stephen Wilkins
Stephen WilkinsOwner
Stephen Wilkins associates
United Kingdom
Dieter Mössner
Dieter MössnerProject Engineer Pharma /Key Account Manager
Edelmann GmbH
Dominique Westphal
Dominique WestphalScientific Assessor
Antoine Tracq
Antoine TracqProgram Manager for Global Serialization / Production & Supply Chain
Horst Kastrup
Horst KastrupSenior Regulatory Advisor
Thomas Brückner
Thomas BrücknerMember of the Executive Board
securPharm e.V.
Patrik Merckell
Patrik MerckellIndependant advisor packaging, digitization, security and sustainability
Former Novartis AG
Mariia Dumanchuk
Mariia DumanchukConsultant on serializatioan to the Ukrainian Health Ministry
Dr. Andras Sule
Dr. Andras SuleDirector of Finance
European Association of Hospital Pharmacists
Marcel Ten Brinke
Marcel Ten BrinkeEnterprise Artwork and Graphics Center of excellence lead
Johnson & Johnson
Coen De Graaf
Coen De GraafInternational Area Sales Manager / Global Accounts
DNP Dainippon Printing Co.
The Netherlands
Suzanne Ivory
Suzanne IvoryCOO, Global Software Division
Karel van der Waarde
Karel van der WaardeProfessor Visual Communication/Consultant
Swinburne University of Technology/ Graphic Design Research

Our Advisors

Christopher Waterhouse
Christopher WaterhouseManaging Director
iDi Pac Limited
Dieter Mössner
Dieter MössnerProject Engineer Pharma /Key Account Manager
Edelmann GmbH
Martin Brödjegård
Martin BrödjegårdPackaging Manager, External Manufacturing
Pia Sievinen
Pia SievinenPackaging Technology Manager
Orion Corporation
Prof. Dr. Karel van der Waarde
Prof. Dr. Karel van der WaardeColsultant
Graphic Design – Research
Maribel Gabás
Maribel GabásProduct Change Management
Galit Kischinefsky
Galit KischinefskyGlobal Packaging Materials development & Lead Coordinator of Serialization project

Event schedule

Day one

  • 08:30 Registration & Networking with Welcome Coffee

  • 08:45 Greeting from the Project Lead & GLC Icebreaker Session

  • 08:55 Opening Remarks from the Chair

  • 09:00 Novel Packaging and Communication Technologies to Improve Patient Outcomes

  • 09:40 Track and Trace from a holistic view

  • 10:20 Tea, Coffee, Networking & Exhibits

  • 10:50 Thermal transfer printing solutions for the pharmaceutical industry

  • 11:30 Drive Global Harmonization of Artwork & Graphics Processes & Systems

  • 12:10 Serialization: patient-level costing opportunities for healthcare systems

  • 12:50 Luncheon & Networking

  • 13:50 Solutions to Optimise Your End-to-End Artwork Process

  • 14:30 Child Resistant Packaging and Ease of opening for elderly people

  • 15:10 Efficient Artwork Management

  • 15:50 Tea, Coffee, Networking & Exhibits

  • 16:20 Patient needs and requirements – packaging solutions for patient compliant packaging

  • 17:00 Closing Remarks from the Chair & Networking

  • 17:10 End of Day 1

  • 18:30-19:30 Cocktail Reception

Day two

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

  • 08:55 Opening Remarks from the Chair

  • 09:00 First experience with the National verification System

  • 09:40 OPEN PANEL DISCUSSION: Ways forward?

  • 10:20 Tea, Coffee, Networking & Exhibits

  • 10:50 Aspects of the Quality Review of Documents Group

  • 11:30 Making understandable information for patients

  • 12:10 Regulatory Outlook on Ukraine readiness to serialization

  • 12:50 Luncheon & Networking

  • 13:50 Beyond the rush of implementation – Path to efficient Serialization Operations

  • 14:30 Packaging transformation, how to tackle the changes

  • 15:10 What if something went wrong – Toolkit for companies struggling with implementation?

  • 15:30 Closing Remarks from the Chair

  • 15:40 Farewell Tea, Coffee and Networking

  • 16:20 End of DAY 2

For detailed program request the agenda

Request detailed Agenda - 7th Annual Pharma Packaging and Labelling Forum

6 more reasons to attend

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

Our Media Partners

Become a Media Partner

Our events were attended by these companies

Hotel Venue

Exterior Lobby

Reservation Request

Bedroom Restaurant

Hotel Location

Official Airline Partner


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.
Our hospitality partners usually have options available for parking places, however it can change from event to event. If you would like to receive more information on parking please e-mail our colleague lara.ventoso[at]glceurope.com.
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.
Any of our staff members at the event will be delighted to help you. You can contact us for free via WhatsApp or Viber or any time over the phone or via e-mail or post.
  1. Get the timing right.
    Many people are afraid to request for training budget, because they can’t seem to find the “perfect time” to do it. Well, there’s no perfect time to ask for it, but there are definitely some moments that are better than others. For instance, if your boss is about to take a two week vacation, he/she might be in a good mood. If he/she just lost a major account, may not be wise at that juncture.
  2. Make a case for yourself
    When you ask for budget, you should be prepared with specific details and explanations about what is in it for the company and you’re superior. If you go into a meeting and just say, “I want to get budget for a conference,” it’s likely that your request won’t be taken seriously. If you want to plan ahead, then you should be prepared to explain the following points:
    1. Start by stating your accomplishments
    2. Show that you’re ready for more responsibility and eager to learn
    3. Describe:
    a) How this event will increase your productivity?
    b) How you will need less supervision
    c) How you can bring back the knowledge to the company
    4. Follow up
You might find free to attend events which are usually organized by a solution/service provider within the industry. Unlike at free to attend events, on a paid event you will find more diverse industry knowledge rather than presentations related to services or solutions.
In case you cannot attend for both days, you can always attend for just 1 day of the event. In this case we will send you all presentations of the 2 days. The participation fee is 70% of the original investment. In case you would like to attend the event for just 1 day please contact us on booking[at]glceurope.com
In case you are busy on 1 of the days, you certainly can split the 2 day conference with one of your colleague. All you need to do is send us an e-mail to booking[at]glceurope.com
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.