Mayor Martin J. Walsh Welcomes the 12th Cold Chain GDP & Temperature Management Logistics Global Forum to Boston

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IQPC's 2014 Agenda Showcases Comprehensive Program Designed for Fully Customizable Experience

Cold Chain Global Forum Releases Agenda

“Boston is a hub for biotechnology and life sciences, and I’m pleased the city is hosting the Global Forum, which will bring together leaders in key supporting industries,” said Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh.

The 12th Annual Cold Chain GDP & Temperature Management Logistics Global Forum, taking place Monday, September 29, 2014 - Friday, October 3, 2014 at the John B. Hynes Convention Center in Boston, has recently released the 2014 agenda. The agenda features a program that’s tailor made to be more inspiring, practical and innovative than ever before. It is crafted to address the industry’s most critical issues, with sessions highlighting ideas and solutions delivered by the top industry thought leaders.

Mayor Martin J. Walsh will kick off the premier event with opening remarks on Wednesday, October 1 in the event’s exciting move to Boston – the center of the Massachusetts biotechnology industry and a global hub for supply chain.

“Boston is a hub for biotechnology and life sciences, and I’m pleased the city is hosting the Global Forum, which will bring together leaders in key supporting industries,” said Mayor Walsh. “I welcome you to enjoy your visit to Boston, and to take advantage of the great dining, shopping, and historic destinations while you're here.”

The industry’s #1 event for temperature controlled life science products will gather 100+ exhibitors, 750+ attendees, and 100+ regulatory executives and industry experts, for an unmatched line-up of sessions and a robust exhibition hall.

Confirmed sponsors of this event include Envirotainer, Marken, FedEx Custom Critical, American Airlines Cargo, UPS, Cold Chain Technologies, ELPRO, Panalpina, Jarden Life Sciences, Dupont, World Courier, American Aerogel, Sonoco Thermosafe, Minnesota Thermal Science, Sofrigram, TCP Reliable and more.

In addition to an exhibition hall packed with the latest temperature management and supply chain technologies, pre-conference activities include a full day Training Program led by Exelsius Cold Chain Management that will deliver practical demonstrations of packaging solutions and temperature monitoring within the supply chain, a exclusive site tour of the Cold Chain Technologies Facilities, and seven interactive workshops led by executives from o2s Consulting, LLC, the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the Georgia Tech Research Institute among others.

Committed to delivering quality and value, the Global Forum features several new sessions including Breakfast Briefings from Vascular Science and the National Research Council (NRC) Canada, an exclusive site tour of the Cold Chain Technologies facilities, a robust International Focus Day highlighting challenging markets including Brazil, Russia, India, Thailand and China, and multiple tracks focusing on supply chain integrity, small pharmacy & biotechnology supply chains, container qualification and more.

These sessions will be led by an impressive line-up of regulatory executives and industry experts including Pfizer, AbbVie, Eli Lilly and Company, Genentech, Bristol Meyers-Squibb, the American Red Cross, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), CSL Behring, Luminex Corporation and more.

“The Cold Chain Global Forum has continued to evolve and grow and we’re very excited to be in Boston for the 12th anniversary,” said Claudia Rubino, Divisional Director for the Americas for IQPC’s Cold Chain Portfolio. “I am especially thrilled to have Boston Mayor Walsh join us and help kick off this important event for the supply chain industry.”

For more information on the 12th Annual Cold Chain GDP & Temperature Management Global Forum, visit

You can register online at, or register with a team member at 1-800-882-8684 or enquiry(at)iqpc(dot)com. For sponsorship opportunities, email spex(at)iqpc(dot)com.

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Stephanie Gonzalez
Jr. Divisional Marketing Director - Cold Chain Portfolio
International Quality & Productivity Center (IQPC)
T: 212-885-2685
F: 212-973-1042
E: stephanie(dot)gonzalez(at)iqpc(dot)com

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