Meetings lineup for cold chain conferences in early 2015

Cargo, logistics and packaging interests are represented

A spate of life sciences cold-chain meetings are scheduled for early 2015; “early bird” discounts are already in effect for some of them.

The International Quality and Productivity Centre (New York), which has something of a corner on the cold-chain conference “market,” has three meetings slated: 5th Annual Cold Chain MENA Summit, Jan. 11-14, in Dubai, UAE; the 14th Cool Chain Europe meeting, Jan. 26-29, in Frankfurt, Germany; and 13th Cold Chain GDP & Temperature Management Logistics Summit, Feb. 23-26, Montreal. More details at www.coldchainiq.com.

The International Air Transportation Assn. (IATA) is holding its annual World Cargo Summit in Shanghai, China, during March 10-12. That event—which is for anyone in air cargo—draws over 1000 attendees. The Shanghai meeting will have both a dedicated track on “pharmaceuticals management” as well as one on ULD (unit load device) operations, specifically, active, temperature-controlled ULDs for pharmaceuticals. More details at www.iata.org.

A US company, Q1 Productions (Chicago) is hold a Pharmaceutical and Biotech Packaging Design and Engineering Conference, Jan. 29-30, in Philadelphia. The meeting is expected to hold sessions on temperature-controlled packaging. More details at www.q1productions.com.