A trip to Eastern France for LogiPharma Europe 2023.
The final week of April is always circled in Pharma Commerce’s calendar, as this marks the time in which LogiPharma Europe comes back into the fold. Held at the Centre de Congrès de Lyon in Lyon, France—about 300 miles south of Paris—the conference brings together executives in the supply chain, logistics, operations, distribution, and digital transformation spaces, all under one roof, while being touted as “the world’s largest life sciences supply chain event.”
I was given the opportunity to attend several sessions, some of which included:
There were various fascinating tidbits that resonated from each of these, but a noteworthy one came during day two of the show at the aforementioned “Digitalizing Patient Centricity” session. The discussion, moderated by Kelsey Carvell, partner at Deloitte, featured Didier Jourdan, associate VP, global supply chain, Sanofi; Javier Martin, SVP, global strategy and development operations, Grünenthal; and Jens Schader, CVP, global supply chain management, Boehringer Ingelheim. They addressed multiple questions broken down by category:
Personalized medicine. Where would you place your company on the spectrum of involvement with personalized medicine, and what are the factors your company is evaluating as it develops a patient-centric strategy around these products?
As a media recording partner, Pharma Commerce had a filming stand located right outside the exhibit hall, which was a prime location for recording video interviews with subject matter experts. Among the executives we sat down with were Wayne Rothman, VP, value chain management, Johnson & Johnson; Frederic Brut, head of supply chain, Eastern Europe, Middle East, and Africa and Asia-Pacific, MSD; and Niklas Adamsson, chief operating officer of Envirotainer.
Topics that were explored ranged from ways to better build digital capabilities into workflows, to the future landscape of cold chain storage and transportation. You can catch these interviews along with other recent show coverage at pharmaceuticalcommerce.com/latest-conference. We plan on making these event highlights a consistent staple in future issues of PC, so stay tuned for where we will end up next.