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Outsourcing & Supply Chain - A 360° View

Nov 06 - Nov 07, 2018 |
Nov 07, 2018 |
MELIÁ SEVILLA | Seville, Spain
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  • Europe
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Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the program planning committee, please be invited to submit an abstract for the PDA Europe Conference on Outsourcing and Supply Chain.

This newly designed conference will cover the whole supply chain from raw materials to last-mile distribution. One main topic of this event will be the interaction and dependencies between all the functions involved, such as developers, suppliers, manufacturers, logistics providers and storage companies, as well as testing labs.

Only a few big players can execute all these functions with their own resources – the reality has proven that smaller companies must partner with other companies to succeed.

With this conference, PDA offers a new platform for all professionals involved in this field to explore and discuss new developments and opportunities.

Join us and be a part of this exciting interaction!

We look forward to receiving your abstract for a podium or poster presentation!

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Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Welcome and Introduction
Kerstin Wilken, PDA Europe
Allison Hardy, Conference Chair, Eli Lilly

09:15 - 11:15
Session 1: Outsourcing in the Midst of Increasing Complexity
Moderator: Firelli Alonso, Pfizer

Outsourcing of Pharmaceutical Development in Animal Health - A Comparison with Human Pharma
Monika Brink, Boehringer Ingelheim

Effective GxP Data Integrity Governance in Complex Supply Chains
Rachel Carmichael, NSF Health Sciences

Challenges and Successes in the Externalization of the ADC Supply Chain
Firelli Alonso, Pfizer

Q&A, Discussion

11:15 – 11:45
Coffee Break, Poster Session & Exhibition

11:45 – 13:15
Session 2: Supply Chain Management

How Patient Centricity Changes the Clinical Supply Chain
Andrea Zobel, PAREXEL

More Confidence – Less Paper
How Digitization of Environmental Monitoring in Your Supply Chain Can Help Increase Your Efficiency

Markus Haase, Testo

Practical Issues Around Protection of Cargo on the Tarmac at an Airport
Steve Brabbs, DuPont

13:15 – 14:15
Lunch Break, Poster Session & Exhibition

14:15 – 15:45
Session 3: Speed Business Exchange

Open to all exhibitors and conference attendees: Responding to a growing demand in having better opportunities for professional networking , PDA offers this special session to connect solution seekers with solution providers.


  • Contract manufacturers: contract giver / contract acceptor
  • Contract testing labs: contract giver / contract acceptor
  • Supply Chain Handling: contract giver / contract acceptor

15:45 – 16:15
Coffee Break, Poster Session & Exhibition

16:15 - 18:15
Session 4: Regulatory Updates

Kathleen Culver,US FDA

Speaker invited

Manuel Ibarra, AEMPS

Panel Discussion

End of Conference Day 1

Networking Event

Wednesday, 7 November 2018


09:00 – 11:00
Session 5A: Tech Transfer

Technology Transfer: Learn the Journey about Strategy, Risk Analysis, Process Flow and Tips to Achieve an Efficient Transfer
Olivier Michel, Altran

Improving Product Quality During Technical Transfers
Eric Good, ProPharma Group

Tech Transfer Standard Work for Success – Integration of Value Stream Mapping and Risk Assessments with Tech Transfer
Rachael Atlee, Merck

Q&A, Discussion

09:00 – 11:00
Session 5B: Transportation and Cold Chain Distribution

How to Speed Up Process Validation for Bulk Drug Substances Transportation
Elisabeth Vachette, Sartorius Stedim Biotech

Active Systems Qualification - Family approach
Eric Stener, Sanofi Pasteur

Industry Collaboration: Return & Reuse - Best Practice Guidance
Anthony Rizzo, Cold Chain Technologies

Q&A, Discussion

11:00 – 11:30
Coffee Break, Poster Session & Exhibition

11:30 - 13:15
Session 6A: Trends in Digitalization and Data Integrity

The Factory of the Future: How a Digital Twin of your Plant will Help You to Increase the Industrial Performance
Valerio Di Giovanni, Altran

Digitalization and its Impact on Outsourcing Strategies and the Supply Chain – Chances and Risks
Natascha de Raad, Med-X-Press

How the Virtual Cold Chain can Improve Lane Risk Assessment
Stefan Braun, SmartCAE

Q&A, Discussion

11:30 - 13:15 
Session 6B: Case Studies

Realizing the Benefits of Single Use in BioPharm. Manufacture
Philip Hall, Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies

A Global Single-use Platform Approach
Sonja von Orlikowski, Boehringer Ingelheim

Case Study on Delegating Supplier Management Responsibilities to your CM Partner
William J Campagna Jr, Eli Lilly

Q&A, Discussion

13:15 – 14:15
Lunch Break, Poster Session & Exhibition

14:15 – 16:30
Closing: Challenges in Commercial Contract Manufacturing

The Use of Contract Services for the Quality Oversight of Complex Supply Chains
Neil Raw, Raw Quality Associates

14:45 – 15:15
Coffee Break, Poster Session & Exhibition

Contract Manufacturing - Moving from Oversight to Partnership Models 
Sarah Hockey, Novartis

Q&A, Discussion

Closing & End of Conference
Kerstin Wilken, PDA Europe
Allison Hardy, Conference Chair, Eli Lilly

3 Ways to register

Please remember to log in if you are a member of PDA already!

If you come from a Governmental or Health Authority Institution or from an Academic Organization please contact Ms. Antje Petzholdt before registering. She will verify your status and register you.

  • All registrations which will involve visa matters will have to be submitted to PDA EU four weeks prior to the start of the event at the latest. For later registrations, PDA Europe will be unable to assist participants in any visa affairs.
  • All costs incurring in connection with visa affairs shall be borne by registrants. (This applies in particular to costs for submitting documents by courier.)
  • Potential participants must be clients of UPS shipping agency and submit their UPS customer reference number to PDA EU (together with their registration).

Registration Fees

Are you entiteld to receive a discount? Need Help?


By 07 October 2018
1.395 Euro

After 07 October 2018
1.595 Euro


By 07 October 2018
1.695 Euro

After 07 October 2018
1.895 Euro

Govern./Health Authority/Academic

By 07 October 2018
700 Euro

After 07 October 2018
800 Euro

All fees given in Euro and excluding VAT (21%)


Antje PetzholdtAntje Petzholdt
Manager Registration, Chapters & Membership
Tel: +49 (0) 30 43 655 08-10
Fax: +49 (0) 30 43 655 08-66


Calle Dr. Pedro de Castro 1
41004 Sevilla
Tel: +34 912 76 47 47
Hotel Website

Located in the heart of Seville opposite the Parque de Maria Luisa and Plaza España and very close to the University (Old Tobacco Factory), the Alcazar, the Barrio de Santa Cruz district, the Cathedral and the Archive of the Indies, the new Meliá Sevilla is the perfect choice for your business and leisure trips, thanks to its excellent location in the city centre, its fully equipped and comfortable facilities and the quality of its services.

Completely refurbished, the hotel offers a stunning outdoor pool with views of Plaza España and a spectacular Congress and Convention Centre. All the rooms at the new Meliá Sevilla are outward facing, comfortable and bright.

The hotel’s Mosaico restaurant serves an international breakfast buffet. There is also a poolside snack bar and a chic cocktail lounge, Elyxr.

PDA Europe has reserved a limited number of rooms until the 12th September 2018

Book Your Room for the PDA Group Rate

Single Room € 95 per night; 10% VAT, additional taxes and service charges will apply *
Double Room € 106 per night; 10% VAT, additional taxes and service charges will apply*

*Rates are per room and night, including the following services and benefits free of charge:

  • Buffet Breakfast in the restaurant
  • Wireless Internet Connection (WI-FI)

How to Get There

Seville Airport– SVQ
Airport Phone: +34 954 44 90 00
Hotel Direction: 11.8 km
The airport shuttle service is upon request for €25 per vehicle one way.


Parking available upon request at the registration desk.


Sponsorship and Exhibit Opportunities are Available!

For more information about exhibit and sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

Nadjeschda Gomez-Stahl
Manager Exhibition & Sponsorship
Tel: +49 (0) 30 43 655 08-23
Fax: +49 (0) 30 43 655 08-66

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