Agenda Set for Spring HPCLC Meeting

Pharmaceutical CommercePharmaceutical Commerce - January/February 2010

Preparing for the effects of economic recovery on a changed logistics landscape is the theme

Tightening capacity for national and international shipping has been a constant focus of the Health and Personal Care Logistics Conference for several years—at least until the economic downturn scrambled everyone’s planning. But, as the global economy begins to recover, bottlenecks in shipping pharmaceuticals and raw materials are expected to re-emerge. Anticipating this is the theme of the 2010 HPCLC Meeting: “Preparing HPC Supply Chains for Economic Recovery.”

The meeting will be held, as is traditionally observed, at the Rittenhouse Hotel, Philadelphia. Meeting dates are April 12-14.

Wall Street perspective

The headliner of the meeting is Ed Wolfe, president of Wolfe Research (New York) and a longtime analyst of market trends in logistics globally. He will assess the business environment for the next 6-12 months.

There will be two sessions looking specifically at domestic and EMEA logistics, and Latin America and Asia. A third session, organized by the Service Provider Council, will assess regional issues in air transport; the Asian imbalance in ocean freight; and US and European trucking.

There will also be a session devoted to issues emanating from the spate of major mergers and acquisitions among leading biopharma companies, and how disparate logistics organizations can best be combined.

A report on legislative and regulatory activity in Washington, and officers’ meetings on organization issues, rounds out the agenda.

Meeting sponsors include DB Schenker, Envirotainer, and Service By Air. Registration and other information are available at HPCLC’s website, PC

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