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London November 2018

November 6-7 2018 | Sheraton Heathrow London UK

ELPRO and Sonoco ThermoSafe thank all the participants who attended the seminar and User Group. Fantastic input and collaborative learning all around.


Some of the feedback includes:

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

“Good size and intimate setting. I liked very much the variety of the audience, with good networking opportunities.” Mark van Bakel (Business Development Manager, DHL)

“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)

About Leading Minds Seminars

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
Experiences in
Logistics and




Programme and Networking

6th November evening – Welcome reception and dinner ‘open house’. 7-10pm

7th November – Seminar. Discussion-based programme concentrating on regulatory driven issues, business critical topics and shared best practices.


Programme topics:

    • Community Forum Discussion: Stability Data in the Supply Chain
    • Assessing Shipping Lanes and Extreme Excursions Using Temperature Data
    • Qualification of Shipping Lanes vs. Monitoring All Shipments
    • The Future of Data in the Cold Chain – Requirements vs Wishes. Real-time data – What is Most Useful, Practical and Affordable?
    • Risk Mitigation Strategy: Discuss Active to Passive Packaging
    • Is There Flexibility in How CRT is Shipped? How to Meet Compliance, and Find Cost-Effective Ways to Ship
    • Transportation of Temperature Controlled Medicines via Rail Across the Globe
    • Examining the Changing Last Miles in Clinical Supply


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

Seminar hosted by:

ELPRO and Sonoco ThermoSafe 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.


 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.

Some impressions from London


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