Archives: Speakers

Francisco Rizzuto

Francisco Rizzuto is currently at the International Air Transport Association (IATA) holding the position of Cargo Specialist Manager for the EU, UK, Turkey, Ukraine, Israel, Russia & CIS countries, responsible for delivering IATA’s Cargo Agenda in the Region. Additionally acting also as IATA`s Auditor & Consultant on pharma temperature control projects at Airports in Europe, US, Canada, Latin America and South Africa for airlines, airports´ handling & ramp operators, freight forwarding companies and trucking companies. Before joining IATA, Rizzuto owned and managed his own company for 15 years dedicated to Freight Forwarding, Customs Brokerage and Int´l Trade Consulting, and worked for companies like Panalpina and UPS (Supply Chain Management).

Gianluca Marcangelo

Gianluca Marcangelo began his career in the freight forwarding industry in 1998 taking care of the AOG product. In 2000 he moved to the current Italian branch of Global GSA Group under the tenure of Head of Operations managing several global accounts. In 2015 he moved to Oman Air HQ in Muscat where he held the position of Manager Customer Service first, then was promoted to Manager Special Products and Digital Innovation, leading one of the first community approach in our industry to the CEIV Pharma and Fresh certification process and the eAWB implementation. In 2021 he joined the Challenge Group as Senior Manager Cargo Transformation. Marcangelo is member of the new IATA PCWG and the CCA Technical Committee.

Frank Schulze

Frank has more than 30 years of experiences in Health Care Industry and in Consulting. He has been involved in many different areas, roles, and projects within the Pharma supply chain activities. Frank is work at Senior Advisor at Mytigate. Mytigate is a state-of the art, fully digital platform that helps pharmaceutical companies to comply with GDP guidelines, bringing together all aspects of a digital lane risk assessment.

Prior to his current activities he was responsible for the Global Contract Manufacturing at Merck and later at P&G Consumer Health. In addition, he had the position as Managing Director P&G Health Germany GmbH (Consumer Goods).  He secured the strategic set up of the Contract Manufacturer (CM) network and Supply Chain.

Gerton Hulsman

Gerton is a Dutch national with 35 years of experience in the air cargo industry. He worked for KLM Cargo at various places in the world and gathered experience in perishable and pharmaceutical logistics before changing to the airport cargo handling sector. Gerton was the Managing Director of Dusseldorf Airport Cargo for 12 years, a 100% subsidiary of Dusseldorf Airport. One of their main focuses is to offer first class pharmaceutical handling for a myriad of manufacturers of pharmaceutical products in the State of North Rhine Westphalia (NRW). Since his retirement from Dusseldorf Airport in 2020, Gerton founded Energy in Process GmbH, where he consults for the air cargo community.

Fabrizio Iacobacci

Fabrizio Iacobacci will moderate the Industry Relationships Round Table.

Miguel Rodriguez

Miguel Rodriguez will be speaking on the Risk and Change Management Round Table.

Eric Mauroux

Eric Mauroux will moderate the Risk and Change Management Round Table.

Vijan Chetty

Vijan Chetty will moderate the Proof of Concept Round Table.

Nicola Caristo

Nicola Caristo will give a Cool Chain Association update.

Stavros Evangelakakis

Stavros Evangelakakis will provide opening and closing remarks on the conference.

Dr Radhika Batra

Dr Radhika Batra is a special guest that will be speaking about reshaping healthcare to make it more accessible.

Lucien Jansen

Lucien Jansen is a special guest that will give an in-depth overview of the South African perishables landscape.


Working together to improve the temperature-sensitive supply chain to reduce food loss and waste in the perishables sector as well as benefiting the pharma community.

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