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Collaborative Learning that FUELS your Temperature Sensitive Healthcare Products

Leading Minds Seminar - Philadelphia TBD Fall 2020

After closely monitoring the current COVID-19 outbreak, we have made the difficult decision to postpone our June 3rd and 4th Leading Minds Seminar. We are confident this is the right decision to protect the well-being and safety of everyone attending, in addition to continuing our ability to deliver quality educational events. We are currently reviewing new dates for Fall 2020 at the same venue, Normandy Farm in Blue Bell, PA. Be sure to check back in the coming weeks for updated information. . .

The 2020 program is in development with the Leading Minds, including:

  • Geoffrey Glauser, Consultant - SME - Supply Chain, Former Supply Chain Executive at Merck / Pfizer
  • Bill McGillian, Associate Director, SCM, Merck
  • Patrick Girten, Manager, Distribution Quality, Bristol Myers Squibb
  • Jennifer Antonetti, Manager, Global Distribution Packaging & Shipping Qualification, Biogen
  • Dylan Taylor, Manager, Integrated Solutions, Corporate Operations, AmerisourceBergen Drug Corporation
  • Michael English, Director Engineering, Merck
  • David Bang, Global VP, Strategic Development, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics Inc.
  • Chris Anderson, Director, Quality Systems, Cardinal Health
  • To get a flavor of what's to come, read the LMS 2019 New Jersey post-event report, "Biopharma Supply Chain Innovation.

    Or the LMS Europe post-event report on IoT, air freight risk management, QC in the last miles, temperature indicators and more.


    Pharmaceutical manufacturers are invited, with complimentary (no fee) attendance. Teams welcome.

    Unique FUELS Format

    Leading Minds Seminars are unique in format and intent: we call it FUELS. Experience sharing and problem solving are at the heart of our seminars. LMS programs are largely discussion based. Step in, sit down and benchmark with other practitioners.

    Fusion of Useful Experiences in Logistics and Storage

    What to Expect

    Day One: Small group discussions, community discussion forums and presentations – focusing on current affairs, regulations and practical case studies that seek to solve business critical issues.

    Evening Networking: Call it industry peer team-building. Or just a fun evening of friendly competition games and BBQ dinner outside on lovely June evening.

    Day Two: Concurrent User Groups.


    Normandy Farm
    1401 Morris Road
    Blue Bell, PA 19422
    Phone: 215-616-6500

    Seminar hosted by:

    Sonoco ThermoSafe and ELPRO have been involved in developing cold chain systems for decades. Applying our extensive experience, we want to facilitate the right discussions, between the right supply chain partners to ensure successful business outcomes now, and for the long term. Tradeshows serve a purpose, but sometimes you need more than ‘information overload’. Rather, you need a focused group of people, concentrating on developing a detailed, systematic process approach to find the complete solution that you need.

    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.

    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.

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