“100% of the pharmaceutical demand is impacted by serialization, we are all in, everyone of us, we are all in.” - Vivian McCain, Teva

“It is always good to get the CMOs together with the Pharma companies, it is a problem we have to solve together.” - Rob Haxton, Teva

“If you don’t have a project started or strategic initiative, you better get started right away, the law is there and it is not changing.” - Larry Hall, Roc IT

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Meeting Objectives

Day 1: Provide Manufacturers & CMOs with strategies, processes and tools to prepare for serialization compliance & on-boarding / integration
Day 2: Present opportunities for hands-on serialization learning experience (CMO Speed-dating, Strategy workshops, Packaging Line demos)
Overall: Introduce CMOs & Clients to available IT technologies / vendors, best practice tools & processes to speed up implementations!


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Great opportunity to learn best practices on Serialization Programs & meet other CMOs sharing similar challenges


Day 1 - August 30th (Tuesday) - Full Day

  Start-End Session/Activity Lead By
07:30 – 08:30 Registration & Breakfast The breakfast is sponsored by NJM Packaging in Renaissance Ballroom.
08:30 – 08:40 Welcome and Introductions Evren Ozkaya, Founder and CEO, Supply Chain Wizard
Rick Bollinger, VP of Sales North America, Optel Vision
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08:40 – 09:10 Keynote Speech – Client Perspective Vivian McCain, VP, Third Party Operations, Americas, Teva Pharmaceuticals
How to minimize compliance risk & add business value via CMO Serialization Programs
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09:10 – 09:40 Keynote Speech – The State of the Industry- Trending Elizabeth Tierney, Publisher, Healthcare Packaging
Biologics, cold chain FDA’s move to quality metrics, serialization and more!
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09:40 – 10:00 Keynote Speech – Managing Serialization Complexity Cyndi Poetker, Global Serialization Program Manager, Abbott
Managing Serialization Complexity: Insights on most pressing challenges.
10:00 – 10:30 Coffee Break & Table Top Displays
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10:30 – 11:15 Session 1: IT Connectivity & Integration Panel led by Priya Gopal, Supply Chain Wizard (Participants: Abbott, Abbvie, Teva)
Streamlining CMO IT connectivity projects across various methods
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11:15 – 12:00 Session 2: Let’s get Technical Panel led by JP Allard, Optel Vision (Participants: Par, Hospira, Teva)
Open discussion to get answers to serialization & aggregation technical questions & challenges
12:00 – 13:30 Networking Lunch - Presentation by Verify Brand & Table Top Displays (incl. Lunch presentation) Lunch is sponsored by Verify Brand in Toledo Room.
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13:30 – 14:00 Session 3: Speeding up Serialization Implementation Jeremy Tatum, Director, Enterprise ERP and Serialization, PAR Pharmaceuticals
Speeding up CMO implementations to meet US & Global regulatory deadlines
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14:00 – 14:30 Session 4: Serialized Operations & OEE Improvements Evren Ozkaya, Founder and CEO, Supply Chain Wizard
Solving the packaging line and warehouse efficiency / OEE challenge
14:30 – 15:00 Coffee Break & Table Top Displays
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15:00 – 15:30 Session 5: Maximizing your Track and Trace Investment Mario Simard, Senior Product Line Manager, Optel Vision
Integration and optimization of your serialized line
15:30 – 16:30 Session 6: Roundtable Discussions Facilitated by Workshop Leaders
A. CMO implementation challenges, risks & solutions
B. CMO opportunities & value beyond compliance
16:30 – 17:00 Session 7: Roundtable Report-outs Workshop Leaders
Lessons Learned
17:00 – 17:30 Closing Statements
17:30 – 21:00 Cocktail Dinner – Presentation by Domino & Table Top Displays (incl. Dinner presentation) Dinner and Entertainment are Sponsored by Domino: The Bluz Brothers - Number one Rated Blues Brothers Tribute Band!. King Arthur court

Day 2 - August 31st (Wednesday) - Half Day

  Start-End TRACK - A Speed-dating Meetings TRACK - B (by Supply Chain Wizard) TRACK - C (by Optel Vision)
07:30 – 08:30 Registration & Networking Breakfast. Presentation by Advanco. The breakfast is sponsored by Advanco in Renaissance Ballroom.
08:30 – 10:00 Speed-dating Meetings
Please register in advance
Live Demo (SCW)
Regulations Database
Management Dashboard
Supplier Portal
Serialization Wizard
Live Demo (Optel Vision)
Packaging Line Serialization
Packaging Line Aggregation
10:00 – 10:30 Coffee Break & Table Top Displays
10:30 – 11:30 Speed-dating Meetings
Please register in advance
Live Demo (SCW)
OEE Tracker
Live Demo (Optel Vision)
Packaging Line Serialization
Packaging Line Aggregation
Please register in advance
11:30 – 12:30 Farewell
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Registration Type Price
CMO/Manufacturer (1 person) $200.00 USD
IT Solution Provider (Table top + 2 people) $800.00 USD

Note: Price includes both days sessions, breakfasts, lunches and cocktail on Day 1.

If you are not a Manufacturer/CMO or IT solution provider, please contact us for your eligibility to participate


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