September 5 - 9, 2022

✔ A week-long series of presentations, debates and practical workshops focused on key challenges for pharma logistics and pharma supply chains

✔ An innovative forum for supply chain, pharma and air freight professionals as well as (advanced) master and PhD students to broaden their industry expertise including field visits and informal activities

✔ The Pharma Logistics Masterclass will be offered in a hybrid format: participants can attend on campus, or via livestream.

Why should you participate?

✔ Academic theory combined with operational and strategic decision making

  • Are you interested in the latest developments concerning pharma logistics knowledge?
  • Would you like to know more about pharma and live sciences supply chain structures?
  • Would you like to develop your knowledge of the pharma and live sciences market?
  • Are you curious about best practices in (last mile) pharma logistics?

If so, don’t miss it and join us at the Pharma Logistics Masterclass

The Pharma Logistics Masterclass covers a variety of topics. Themes vary from basic to in-depth knowledge around live science markets - production, storage and handling of pharmaceuticals and vaccines - economic and operational challenges. Renowned speakers from the academic community and the pharma sector highlight topics such as pharma logistics knowledge, role of hinterland, maritime and air freight transport in pharma supply chains, pharma logistics costs, last mile strategies, pharma communities, etc.

✔ Sharing knowledge and experiences on the edge of business and academia

Pharma logistics experts – academics and high-level practitioners – discuss everything that academics or PhD students in pharma logistics teaching and research as well as (aspiring) professionals need to know:

  • knowledge about pharmaceuticals and vaccine production, storage, and handling conditions,
  • deep insight in pharma supply chains and related logistical costs,
  • economic and operational challenges in air and maritime transport of pharmaceuticals and vaccines,
  • last mile pharmaceutical distribution,
  • specific challenges in European, American and Asian pharma logistics,

and more core themes from the pharma industry.

✔ Informal networking

You will be able to get to know your fellow professionals or academics during our informal networking breaks.

For professionals, academics and PhD or advanced students

The current critical aspects of pharma logistics are covered during the Pharma Logistics Masterclass. This is a wonderful opportunity for seasoned professionals in the business to gain more in-depth knowledge, as well as for academics and PhD students who would like to gain advanced insight into how pharmaceutical supply chains are organised and what scientific methods can be applied to optimise logistics processes for the pharma and life sciences sector. During and in between the sessions, there will be many networking opportunities.

Organising Committee

Scientific Committee

  • Prof. dr. Roel Gevaers (chair)
  • Prof. dr. Tom O'Brien (co-chair)
  • Prof. dr. Pierre Van Damme (co-chair)
  • ​dr. Sven Buyle​
  • Prof. dr. Wouter Dewulf
  • ​Prof. dr. Christa Sys​
  • Prof. dr. Thierry Vanelslander
  • Prof. dr. Edwin Van Hassel

Business Committee

  • Mr. Frank Van Gelder (co-chair)
  • Mr. Nathan De Valck
  • Dr. Omar Najim (external advisor)