Airfreight Pharma 2023


Grand Hyatt, Athens, Greece

Date & Time

20th – 22nd September 2023


The Airfreight Pharma Conference is a yearly event focusing on handling pharmaceutical products in the supply chain. It provides a platform for attendees to expand their understanding and knowledge in this field. The 4th edition of the conference will be held in Athens and in association with Pharma.Aero! All Cool Chain Members are entitled to a 15% discount.



DAY 1  |  September 20  |  Day moderator: Trevor Caswell, Chairman, Pharma.Aero


14:30-15:00      Welcome and introduction. Setting the scene on healthcare logistics

Trevor Caswell, Chairman, Pharma.Aero

Frank Van Gelder, Secretary General, Pharma.Aero


15:00-15:30      Increasing value of healthcare treatments vs. the value chain needed.

Mark Edwards, Managing Director, Modalis Ltd.


15:30-16:00      Healthcare for everyone: How the African continent needs an adapted approach for healthcare logistics.

Mark Woolf, Chief Business Development Officer, Oximio (SMO Group)


16:00-16:30      Coffee Break


16:30-17:30      Panel discussion – Future strategic decision making in pharma logistics: what we learned from the Pharma Logistics Masterclass 2023 and the academics.

Pharma.Aero Board of Directors and Masterclass stakeholders


17:30-18:00      Panel discussion – Cross-industry collaboration: Sharing experience of logistics stakeholders and upgrade life science logistics.

Tom Heymans, Managing Partner, Hazgo

Barry Shields, Manager Cargo Operations (Special Products), Dnata

Daniel Johnson, Senior Vice President, Cargo Products, Turkish Airlines

Jimmy Nares, Section Chief Aviation Marketing, Miami-Dade Aviation Department


DAY 2  |  September 21  |  Day moderator: Pharma.Aero

09:00-11:00      Raising the bar to set global standards.


  • How digitization will drive future quality standards and certification processes

Sarfraz Nawaz, J&J


  • Healthcare treatments and specific handling requirements

Sajid Ullah Ghumman, Chief Executive Officer, PDH Laboratories


  • Workshop

Moderator: Frank Van Gelder, Secretary General, Pharma.Aero

Trevor Caswell, Chairman, Pharma.Aero

Daniel Johnson, Senior Vice President, Cargo Products, Turkish Airlines

Sarfraz Nawaz, J&J

Sajid Ullah Ghumman, Chief Executive Officer, PDH Laboratories


11:00-11:45      Coffee Break


11:45-12:30      Increasing quality and efficiency: industry innovation used cases.

Damien De Chillaz, CEO and Founder, Katal X

Andreas Behnke, CEO – Station Manager Basel, Swissport

Yvonne Ziegler, Managing Director, Mytigate


12:30-13:30      Panel: The logistics requirements for a growing MedTech industry

Introduction: Pharma.Aero Med Tech project

Moderator: Rashmi Gurung, Manager, Climate Control Product Pharma, Qatar Airways (moderator)


Olivier Mary, Chief Commercial Officer & Supply Project Director, EuroMed Pharma

Katharina Tyrakowski, Senior Manager Global Logistics Performance, Ferring Pharmaceuticals

Matt Way, Director Supply Chain Operations, Porton Biopharma Limited (PBL)

Dr. Peter Olusola Obabori, Executive Director, Business Development and Commercial, The Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (nahco aviance)


13:30-14:30      Lunch


14:30-14:40      Building pharmaceutical supply chain ecosystems. Challenge and opportunity:

Stavros Evangalakakis, Head of Global Healthcare, Cargolux and Chairman, Cool Chain Association

Trevor Caswell, Chairman, Pharma.Aero


14:40-15:00      Last mile distribution models for Pharma logistics world-wide

Prof.Dr. Roel Gevaers, University of Antwerp


15:00-15:20      Packaging solutions

Nicola Caristo, Senior Quality Manager, SkyCell AG and Secretary General, Cool Chain Association

Chiara Venuti, Global Head of Strategic Partnerships, SkyCell AG 


15:20-15:40      View from the shipper

Anne-Catherine Nihoul, Comirnaty Logistics Delivery Operations Lead, Pfizer


15:40-16:00      View from the airline

Janet Wallace, Managing Director, Cargo Operations &Transformation, Air Canada


16:00-16:20       Case study – a new vision for pallets

Stefan Trinkaus, Technical Director, Trilatec

Andreas Langemann, Managing Director, Trilatec


16:20-16:50  New ideas – a best practice training video for perishables and a fresh approach to pharma supply chain trials

Vijan Chetty, General Manager, PPECB and CCA Board Director
Felix Johannes, Representative Operations, Lamprecht Pharma Logistics AG


16:50-17:20      Update on Pharma.Aero Green Lane Project

Jaisey Yip, Vice President Cargo Business Division, Changi Airport Group


17:20-17:30      Conference wrap-up and major take-aways

Frank Van Gelder, Secretary General, Pharma.Aero                                




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