What is the GEA Supply Chain Conference?

Since 2016 the GEA Supply Chain Conference brings together healthcare and pharma supply chain experts from Europe and across the globe to share insights in the latest state-of-the-art supply chain and last mile technologies, explore new options for value creation in the healthcare ecosystem and provide a platform for exchange amongst top level colleagues and peers.

With the world in the midst of a pandemic, all eyes have been on the healthcare systems fighting to keep up with the wave of patients, and struggling to cope with medicines and medical devices (un-)availability. The COVID-19 pandemic has put medicines supply chains under unprecedented pressure and has already affected profound change for many involved in getting medicines safely and efficiently to patients.

The Supply Chain Conference 2022 will look at how the pandemic affects how we approach healthcare logistics and the last mile, the lessons learnt we draw out of the first months of crisis management, and how we can take these experiences to inform business strategy in the future. The conference will also seek to understand the digital future for the supply chain, its momentum amplified by the pandemic, as well as diving into the extent to which sustainability and climate change invite us to rethink the distribution of medicines. Once again, the conference will feature a full panel of GMP/GDP inspectors joining us to share latest regulatory updates and interpretations.

The Supply Chain Conference is a GIRP Educational Academy (GEA) event. In 2016, GIRP launched the GEA as a forum for collaboration, partnership and exchange between all partners in the pharmaceutical supply chain and the healthcare sector. Offering practical hands-on information, through conferences, workshops and trainings, the GEA caters to supply chain executives, directors, managers, responsible persons, GDP-trained staff and all those involved in continuously improving supply chain efficiency, quality and safety.