Free virtual summit on 4 February 2021 to address global access and distribution of Covid-19 vaccines
Makers & Movers: Cold Chain 2021 Summit to bring together 1000s of decision-makers and experts from the corporate, non-corporate, NGO, and governmental fields to share, learn, and debate solutions for effective global distribution of Covid-19 vaccines by land, air and sea
LONDON & SINGAPORE 13 January 2021 – Coordinating production, distribution and administration of Covid-19 vaccines across the planet poses the greatest supply chain challenge of our time. Managing shipment and delivery of an estimated 10 billion vaccine doses over the next 2 years will require optimum logistics orchestration from first to last mile across land, sea and air. Deep collaboration will be needed between many different private and public sector players, along with innovative technologies and techniques to ensure cold chain integrity.
Taking place virtually on 4 February, Makers & Movers: Cold Chain 2021 – Global Access and Distribution of Covid-19 Vaccines will bring together 1000s of decision-makers and experts from the corporate, non-corporate, NGO, and governmental fields to share, learn, and discuss the way forward for effective worldwide delivery of vaccines.
The Summit is staged by Alcott Global, a Singapore-headquartered management-consulting firm focused on the supply chain and logistics industry. Cool Logistics Resources, a UK-based provider of business intelligence and networking for supply chain, logistics and transport professionals in the international perishables markets, is the Organizing Partner.
Alcott has a strong track record in the events arena as the organizer of two of the world’s largest virtual summits in 2020, the Virtual Supply Chain Summit and Makers and Movers of APAC. Cool Logistics has been staging global and regional cold supply chain events for 13 years and in 2020 hosted its annual Cool Logistics Global conference as a fully virtual event.
The intensive one-day event will include keynotes and panel discussions addressing issues such as financing and funding of this huge global effort, public-private sector partnership, practicalities of product movement, end-to-end supply chain orchestration and, data-enabled cold chain transparency for real-time visibility, monitoring and compliance of vaccine shipments. The Summit will also look at the prioritization and optimization of grassroots vaccine administration and delivery.
|Confirmed speakers to date|
|The line-up of senior speakers from industry, government and global NGOs includes: Bijay Singh Global Head, Healthcare Business Unit at DKSH, Turhan Özen Chief Cargo Officer at Turkish Airlines, Véronique Verheyen Head Vaccines at GSK, Mirko Senatore Head Global Supply Chain at Pfizer, Rob Walpole Vice President at Delta Cargo, Scott C. Ratzan Co-Lead, CONVINCE – Covid-19 New Vaccine Information, Dr. Hanane Becha Transport & Logistics Vice Chair at UN/CEFACT, Jan Hoffmann Chief, Trade Logistics Branch DTL at UNCTAD, Farshad Guirakhoo, PhD Chief Scientific Officer at Covaxx and Vaxxinity, Sherry Layton Chief Scientific Officer at BV Science, Nathan De Valck Head Of Cargo Product & Network Development at Brussels Airport, Daniel Rodriguez Director, Procurement & Supply Management at PAHO/WHO, and Jaisey Yip General Manager Cargo at Changi Airport.|
|Over 1500 supply chain professionals and vaccine response executives will take part in the event representing the most dynamic corporate and non-corporate organizations in the world. Besides keynotes and panels, the organizers have set up one of the best virtual frameworks to enable meaningful networking, based on seniority and interests.|
DKSH is the main sponsor of the event. Maersk is also sponsoring the summit as a Silver sponsor.
Singapore International Chamber of Commerce is supporting the event as the community partner while the International Supply Chain Education Alliance is the accreditation partner of the event; certified supply chain professionals can obtain PDUs for taking part at the Summit and may later apply for a certificate of participation.
The Summit has also attracted significant media interest with support from major mainstream networks as well as from specialist supply chain and logistics publications. Global media partners include Al Jazeera, BBC, Bloomberg, CNN, The Straits Times and The Washington Post. Industry media partners include French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the Philippines, Parcel Monitor, Hong Kong Federation of ECommerce, Bicara Supply Chain, VCARE, found8, Ukrainian Logistic Cluster, The Supply Chain Academy, Cold Chain Platform and Hong Kong Liner Shipping Association. Digital media partners include Supply Chain Asia Community, Supply Chain Brain, and Container News.
The Summit is free to attend and content will remain available on demand to registered participants until February 25. Solution and service providers can register as a viewer for free and upgrade to the full networking pass for a small fee. Senior representatives from NGOs, governmental bodies and healthcare organisations can access all the features at no cost.For more details and to register https://coldchain.makersmovers.com/