The 2022 International Pharma Logistics Masterclass comes to Abu Dhabi
50 pharma supply and manufacturing companies, 5 world-renowned universities and government authorities from the United Arab Emirates and Belgium are participating in the second edition of the International Pharma Logistics Masterclass that is taking place this week at Khalifa University in Abu Dhabi.
120 participants registered for the five-day intensive program of presentations, debates and practical workshops focused on key challenges for pharma logistics and pharma supply chains.
The International Pharma Logistics Masterclass is built on an innovative concept that combines academic insights with industry expertise around sustainability, disruptive technologies, big data, agility, innovation, digitalization, multimodality, and emergency logistics.
The interactive curriculum is complemented by visits to some of the most relevant sites that showcase Abu Dhabi’s position as a world-class pharma logistics and life sciences hub, including Abu Dhabi International Airport, AD Ports Logistics’ Headquarters, Etihad’s Air Cargo Pharmaceutical Center, Masdar City, world’s first zero carbon city, Khalifa University’s Center for Autonomous Robotic Systems (KU-CARS), and the Centre of Genomics and System Biology.
The 2022 International Pharma Logistics Masterclass is a unique joint initiative of HOPE Consortium and Khalifa University of Science and Technology (UAE), the University of Antwerp (Belgium) and Pharma.Aero, with the full support and active contribution of the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi (DoH).
Prof. Roel Gevaers, University of Antwerp, Chairman of the 2022 International Pharma Logistics Masterclass’s Steering Committee, “I am excited and honored as Chair that we can kick off today, for the second time, the Pharma Logistics Masterclass, as a result of the first very successful edition last year in Antwerp.
“I am convinced that this second edition will be as successful and fruitful as the first edition, thanks to the support of the founding fathers of the masterclass: Pharma.Aero and the University of Antwerp, complemented with the HOPE Consortium and Khalifa University for this second Edition in Abu Dhabi.
Also, a special word of appreciation for the Belgian Ambassador and his team, for offering the formal welcome reception in the Belgian Residence in Abu Dhabi.”
Trevor Caswell, Chairman of Pharma.Aero, Manager Demand & Product Development (Cargo), Edmonton International Airport, “Our international 5-day Pharma Logistics Masterclass with over 120 confirmed attendees, will bring leading academics and seasoned industry professionals from over 20 countries together in one location in Abu Dhabi, to share in-depth knowledge of the critical end-to-end pharma supply chain.
There is no other neutral organization like Pharma.Aero, that brings shippers and end-to-end supply chain partners together, in order to collaborate, share ideas, challenges and opportunities, ultimately strengthen our global pharma supply chains. This Masterclass will not only create extreme value to those attending in-person & virtually, but for the industry as a whole. The goal of each Masterclass is to continue to build on the high caliber topics and projects that will be presented, in order to bring value to our members as this has become an annual event for Pharma.Aero and the University of Antwerp.”
Frank Van Gelder, Secretary General of Pharma.Aero, Co-chair of the 2022 International Pharma Logistics Masterclass’s Steering Committee, “Collaboration, sharing knowledge and experience are deeply rooted in the DNA of our vision and mission at Pharma.Aero. Without this, one often remains on the surface which magnifies the many challenges and problems and moreover, delays the solutions.
“The masterclass is all about leaving the comfort zone which will open the door to highly innovative and efficient solutions. The idea behind the masterclass of 3 years ago, has materialized to a successful formula. At Khalifa University in Abu Dhabi, and with the HOPE Consortium, we pave the road for better pharma logistics, and thus better healthcare. Success is not a coincidence, it is learning, sacrifice and love of what you are doing or learning to do.”