Leading Minds Seminar Europe – Amsterdam November 2019
Leading Minds Seminar Europe – Amsterdam November 2019

Leading Minds Seminar Europe – Amsterdam November 2019


13 Nov 2019

November 13-14 | Park Plaza Amsterdam, Netherlands

ELPRO and Sonoco ThermoSafe invite you to the next Leading Minds Seminar for European supply chain, logistics, quality and packaging professional responsible for the protection and management of temperature sensitive healthcare clinical supplies and finished products. Join us November 13th for the ELPRO User Group and evening entertainmaint in Amsterdam city; and November 14th for the seminar. The city center venue is two minutes’ walk from Amsterdam Central Train Station.

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LMS 2019 is jam-packed with fantastic case studies from across the supply chain

  • DRUG DEVELOPMENT: Ultra-Cold Storage and Transport of Biological Materials, case study by Hussein Ismail, Birka BioStorage
  • QUALITY CONTROL TOWER: Implementing a New Temperature Data Management System to Improve Global Cold Chain Operations, by Cecile Crespy, Baxter
  • WAREHOUSING: Performing and Managing Commercial Shipments (4PL) and Challenges / Obstacles on the Road and in the Air, by Jeroen Kline, J&J (Janssen Biologics)
  • IN-TRANSIT: Real time monitoring and IoT: Evaluating opportunities for realizing end to end visibility, with perspectives from MSD and Johnson & Johnson
  • LAST MILES: Quality Control in Last Miles Clinical and Commercial, with perspectives from the UK NHS, and E-Pharma
  • REGULATORY OVERSIGHT: Know how to build up your temperature control distribution operations to ensure your compliance. A session by Riekert Bruinink, Bruinink Pharma Consultancy, formerly Dutch Healthcare Inspectorate

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“Very well organised, ideal size, good mix of attendees, extremely informative; best event I've attended since joining the pharma industry 3 years ago. More than just a networking forum and no sales pitching - which was great.” Sonia Hubbard , (Site Procurement Manager, Catalent)

“Very informative, great learning experience. Great to hear about collaborations and case studies.” 
Emily Newlands
(Kyowa Kirin International)

Plus! Don’t miss the intensive User Groups led by ELPRO and Sonoco ThermoSafe. Prepare to dive in deep to discuss day-to-day applications, use cases and workarounds with each company’s technology in data management, and temperature control packaging.

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About Leading Minds Seminars – FUELS

Leading Minds Seminars are unique in format and intent. LMS programmes are largely discussion-based. Through collaborative and community-based learning, you will learn from peers in other life science companies, ensuring you’re on track, implementing the right, most cost-effective best practices. We call it – FUELS. Fusion of Useful Experiences in Logistics and Storage


Programme and Networking

13th November afternoon – Concurrent, separate User Group meetings (ELPRO and Sonoco ThermoSafe)
13th November evening – Welcome reception and dinner
14th November full day Seminar – Discussion-based programme concentrating on regulatory driven issues, business critical topics and shared best practices

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Who should attend?

Life science manufacturers, laboratories, CROs, Pharmacies, Distributors are invited, complimentary (no fee*) attendance (non-sales titles). Teams welcome. *All registrations subject to approval.


Damrak 1-5
Amsterdam 1012 LG
Reservations: +31 20 717 6888 (Direct Hotel Reservations)

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The hotel is located across the street from Amsterdam Central Train Station.


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For over 30 years, ELPRO is widely recognized as the global knowledge leader in innovative, Swiss engineered environmental monitoring solutions and data loggers for pharma, healthcare and life science. ELPRO partners with clients to develop solutions that integrate ELPROs high-quality measurement components into their business processes. Clients include biotechs, diagnostic manufacturers, and the top 20 pharma companies. As the inventor of the LIBERO PDF Logger, ELPRO solutions have the lowest total cost of ownership and assist pharmaceutical and healthcare companies around the world preserve and manage stability budgets and simplify their cold chain by reducing manual work, resulting in quicker release times.




Sonoco ThermoSafe, a unit of Sonoco (NYSE:SON), is a leading global provider of temperature assurance packaging for the safe and efficient transport of pharmaceuticals, biologics, vaccines and other temperature sensitive products. Sonoco ThermoSafe shipping solutions mitigate risk for our customers and ensure product efficacy throughout the extremes of a supply chain. With operations in North America, Europe and Asia, Sonoco ThermoSafe has a vast product offering featuring industry-leading technology that encompasses refrigerated, frozen or controlled room temperature applications. In addition, Sonoco ThermoSafe's ISC Labs® design and testing services deliver individualized and innovative packaging solutions along with qualification and validation services to meet all regulatory requirements.

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