Clinical Trial Supply Conference

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15 April, 2020

For Immediate Release
15 April 2020
Arena International Announces the Virtual Experience of Clinical Trial Supply Conference
London – Arena International announced today that the Clinical Trial Supply Conference
( will be held as a Virtual Experience on Tuesday,
12 May, 2020, providing the immersive online platform that the pharma supply industry needs to
come together and tackle pressing supply challenges amid the crisis. 2020’s Virtual edition will
continue to bring engaging networking opportunities and cutting-edge content in pharma supply
chain direct to your screen.

The landscape of clinical trials in the global market is becoming increasingly complex.
Pharmaceutical companies running clinical studies must overcome many issues, having to work
within a budget, stick to timelines, handle vast amounts of data, and often operate overseas. These trials are usually conducted on a large-scale with thousands of patients at multiple sites, which brings significant logistical and operational challenges.

This virtual edition will offer case studies and insight into how to effectively manage operational
issues across the clinical trial supply chain. Attendees can stream live and prerecorded
presentations from the FDA, senior executives from the likes of Portola Pharmaceuticals,
and Gilead and delve into the hottest topics of year including Big Data & AI. Connecting with other industry leaders will also made possible with the new Meet the Experts discussion session and via the platform’s live chat and video chat features– equipping attendees with the ability to reach their peers and colleagues globally.

A preview of the key sessions:
Maturing Global Trade Compliance (GTC) To Add Value in The Growth of a Biotech. Patrick
Pillsbury, Associate Director, Logistics and Global Trade Compliance, Portola Pharmaceuticals.
Unlocking the Potential for Big Data and Artificial Intelligence. Prasun J Mishra, Chief Executive
Officer, Agility Pharmaceuticals.
An Overview of FDA’s Office of Pharmaceutical Quality Operations and How to Ensure the Timely
Importation of Drug Products. Lance De Souza, Compliance Officer, Division of Pharmaceutical
Quality Operations, FDA.

About Clinical Trial Supply – Virtual Experience
Holding a virtual conference enables Arena International to create a secure environment for end
users and vendors while delivering on what they have signed up for— a platform enabling
knowledge sharing, networking and insights from peers to overcome specific challenges. This is
an appropriate format to respond to the current global situation as evolutions are uncertain.

About Arena International
Arena International Events Group (part of GlobalData) welcomes over 10,000 business
executives each year who attend over 80 of our events worldwide, they are addressed by over
1,700 industry leaders delivering leading edge content and discussion.

Arena International’s events consistently strive to provide thought-provoking content and unrivalled networking opportunities, which add tangible value to those who attend. With comprehensive learning programmes, wide-ranging exhibitions and extensive networking activities we bring together industries to collaborate and learn.

Kadin Luong
Digital Marketing Executive
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