Article by Air Cargo Week on April 25, 2018
FlyPharma Europe 2017 conference
Pharma.Aero will collaborate with FlyPharma Conferences for its upcoming events discussing key supply chain challenges affecting pharma and cargo industry stakeholders.
The Pharma.Aero community, which aims to foster collaboration between CEIV Pharma certified airport communities is the association patron for all three FlyPharma Conferences and the partnership has gained momentum with the European edition taking place on 5-6 June 2018 in Brussels, Belgium.
Pharma.Aero secretary general, Frank Van Gelder says: “The created added value of such a collaboration is the result of both organisations’ focus within the industry. Pharma.Aero supports this principle because it creates a stronger input and a broader focus to deliver quality content conference programs.
“Our unique approach as Pharma.Aero, in which we foster cross-industrial cooperation between on the one hand pharmaceutical companies and on the other hand operators and service providers, is the perfect recipe for finding solutions to the industry’s current challenges.”
FlyPharma Europe events director, Angela Cottrell adds: “It has been a pleasure to work with Pharma.Aero and tap into the team’s experience and ideas. I believe this year’s agenda is stronger than ever and am keen to showcase our exciting range of speakers. I’m looking forward to welcoming delegates through the conference doors in June.”
The conference will be chaired by former director of QKMTS, Eli Lilly and Company, Rafik H. Bishara PhD.
Van Gelder will be speaking at the event along with Pharma.Aero chairman, Nathan De Valck who is also the cargo & logistics product development manager at Brussels Airport Company.
Other industry thought-leaders will include IATA head of special cargo, Andrea Gruber; Amerijet International Airlines director of marketing, Christine Richard; Seabury Consulting commercial director, Dirk de Rooij; Brussels Airlines vice president for cargo, Alban Francois; and va-Q-tec regional sales manager, Frans Vriend.