BSMA LAUNCHES INDIA CHAPTER AT BIOASIA IN HYDERABAD, INDIA ON FEBRUARY 23, 2018

Calabasas, January 30, 2018 : After ten successful years in the US and three years in Europe, BSMA is bringing together the executives of the bio-pharma industry in India to address the challenges and opportunities of supply chain management at its inaugural conference in Hyderabad on the 23 rd of February. The conference titled, “Building the Global SCM Community for the Bio-pharma Industry in India” , is being organized in collaboration with   the Federation of Asian Biotech Associations ( FABA ) which currently represents 20 Asian Countries with common objective of promoting human health through advances in Life Sciences. The conference will be an integral part of  BioAsia   which welcomes around 1.000 participants and people from 50 countries.

BSMA India is the result of a fruitful collaboration between BSMA USA (San Francisco) and BSMA Europe (Belgium) to complete building the global community of BSMA. The venue of the confluence is Hyderabad , known as the Indian tech valley and named as the 5th most dynamic city in the world according to World Economic Forum. Ashok Srivastava , the former Vice President of Manufacturing at P&G, will serve as the Country Head of BSMA India.

Devendra Mishra , the Executive Director of BSMA, and Franck Toussaint , Executive Director of BSMA Europe, observed, “ Today India is among the top 12 biotech destinations in the world and ranks third in the Asia-Pacific region. We wish to build the community of supply chain management professionals to help the bio-pharma companies serve the global market. Collaboration among the stakeholders of the industry will be the driving force for innovation. We believe supply chain management is a strategic enabler for India to become the 3 rd largest economy in the world in a few decades. We can accelerate India’s emergence as a leading destination for clinical trials, contract research and manufacturing .”
“BioAsia is your Asian gateway in both directions (inward & outward) to explore the immense potential of Biotechnology. On a larger level, BioAsia partners with you to drive a global transformation from the treatment of illness to wellness. BioAsia seeks to enhance, enrich and encourage newer innovations, path-breaking discoveries and effective solutions in the industry by offering a vibrant global platform for convergence of the key stakeholders - Biotech & Biopharma Companies, research institutions, investors, service providers, policy makers, regulators and analysts.”
Federation of Asian Biotech Associations (FABA) is a registered non-profit society, which currently represents 20 Asian Countries with common objective of promoting human health through advances in Life Sciences. FABA is one of the organizers for the BioAsia 2018 conference.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE CONFERENCE
Welcome Address: “ Let Us Build the Global SCM Community for the Bio-pharma Industry ” ~ Devendra Mishra , Co-founder, BSMA , and Adjunct Professor Supply Chain Management, Pepperdine University; Franck Toussaint , Co-founder and Executive Director, BSMA Europe; Ashok Srivastava , Country Head, BSMA India and Former Vice President - Manufacturing, P&G
Panel: “ Industry 360° – Building the Supply Chain as a Core Competency of the Bio-pharma Industry of India ” ~ Bruno Lucidi , CEO, Agentus Therapeutics; Dr. Damodar Acharya, former director , Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur; Lakshminarayana Neti , COO, Biological E; Mahesh Bhalgat , COO, Shantha Sanofi; Ravi Prakash Mathur , Global Head of Supply Chain, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories; Moderator : Devendra Mishra , Executive Director, BSMA
Enabling innovation and Partnerships in Life Sciences to Improve Health for All ” ~
  Dr. Harish Iyer , Senior Advisor, Scientific Programs, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation India
" Integrating Planning, Purchasing and Inventory Management for Optimal Patient " ~
Surendra Deodhar , Vice President and Head Materials Management, Reliance Life Sciences
Ensuring Product Quality and Integrity in the Emerging Cold Chain Network of Asia ” ~
Prasad Deshpande , Vice President & Head, Global Procurement, Supply Chain and Contract Manufacturing, Biocon Limited
Revolutionizing Bio-production: Cracking the Da Vinci Code !” ~ Benjamin Damien, Director Business Operations , Univercells ; Uday Ulhe , Sales Manager -SE Asia , Univercells  
Panel: “ Personalized Medicine – Welcome to the Brave New World! ” ~ Abhinav Thakur , Managing Director , Accurex Biomedicals; Franck Toussaint , Co-founder and Executive Director, BSMA Europe; Vishal Gandhi , CEO Biorx; Moderator: Mahesh Bhalgat , COO, Shantha Sanofi
Transportation Qualification Strategy in Compliance with International Standards ” ~ Eric Stener , Vice President, Global Supply Chain, Sanofi
Brexit – Trials and Tribulations for the Life Sciences Supply Chain Industry ” ~ Franck Toussaint , Co-founder and Executive Director, BSMA Europe
Panel: “ Optimizing Packaging and Securing the Best-in-Class Ocean and Airfreight for Biologicals and Pharmaceuticals from India ” ~ Alex Guillen , Former Global Cold Chain Director, Fisher Clinical Services; Babettes Desfosse , Customs Attache, Embassy of Belgium, India; Chakravarthi AVPS , CEO, Managing Director, Ecobliss; Pradeep Khetan , Director, Insititute of Supply Chain Management, India; Prasad Deshpande, Vice President - Supply Chain Management, Biocon; Moderator: Devdip Purkayastha, Adjunct Faculty, IIT Bombay Center of Entrepreneurship
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
  •  Professionals responsible for Supply Chain Management, Strategic Sourcing and Purchasing,
  • Forecasting and Planning, Clinical Supply Management, Operations and Manufacturing,
  •  Information Technology, Quality Assurance, Logistics/ Distribution, and Risk Management in the biotech, biopharma, medical devices and related industries.
  • Producers of healthcare products and service providers
  • Purchasers of those products – wholesalers, distributors and group purchasing groups
  • 3PL's and specialized logistics and transport service providers
  • Solutions providers Packaging, IoT, IT, data loggers, consulting..
  • Passionate individuals
  • Academicians, training centres,... 
WHY ATTEND?
To learn, share, contribute and network among executives of the biopharma industry to find solutions to problems, extend one’s network, develop personal career and develop business.
About BSMA
The Bio Supply chain Management Alliance (BSMA) was born out of the need to create a worldwide community of operations and supply chain management leaders.

The mission of BSMA is to help supply chain professionals build an effective and efficient supply chain STRATEGY for the Life Sciences industry by developing, advancing, and disseminating best practices, knowledge, and research; to I NNOVATE by encouraging and promoting the highest quality and clinical outcomes in patient care and welfare and, to build a COMMUNITY of thought and practice leaders from the business, professional association and academic sectors for information exchange, shared services, and collaboration.