Pharma.Aero announces third webinar and new full member: Polar Air Cargo

On June 8, 2020, Pharma.Aero successfully organised a second webinar titled: The Day After Covid-19: How Collaboration Can Prepare Us For The Impact. The second webinar was a part of a series of three webinars that Pharma.Aero has planned, in collaboration with The STAT Trade Times, to address the current global pandemic.

The global opinion leaders on the panel zoomed in on short-to mid-term Covid-19 scenarios, as well as the importance of collaboration amongst all stakeholders of the entire life science and MedTech supply chain. Similar to the previous edition, the virtual event was well-attended by pharma shippers, freight forwarders, integrators, airports, airlines, ground handlers, aircraft original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), solution providers and industry organisations like The International Air Transport Association (IATA), The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA).

On June 18, 2020, the third and final webinar of the series titled “The Future: Will Life Science and MedTech Air Cargo Supply Chain Be Completely Different?” will conclude the webinar series. The agenda of this final session discusses structural changes and impacts resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Prof. Wouter Dewulf of the University of Antwerp and Academic Director of C-MAT will share his opinions on the impact and possible scenarios to be expected. He will be joined by other opinion leaders representing pharmaceutical companies including Marc Schmid of Novartis and Kathleen Buckley of Johnson&Johnson. The sharing by the opinion leaders would follow with a round table discussion led by Jaisey Yip of Changi Airport Group and Pharma.Aero’s Vice-Chairman, Alex Leung of Cathay Pacific and Paul Delbar of Nallian.

Following the conclusion of the webinar, an executive summary will be shared on the Pharma.Aero website, LinkedIn profile and via The STAT Trade Times network.

Apart from providing the sector with updated insights on the current crisis through webinars, Pharma.Aero, as a global cross-industry association, continues to uphold its vision of aligning all members to collaborate and enhance end to end air transportation of pharmaceuticals. Onboarding like-minded new members is a key to this vision and mission. On this note, Pharma.Aero is proud to announce its new full member: Polar Air Cargo.

“We’re so pleased that Polar Air Cargo has joined Pharma.Aero,” said Lars Winkelbauer, EVP and COO, Polar Air Cargo. “Polar is aligned with the organisation’s mission to achieve excellence in reliable end-to-end air transportation for pharma shippers, and as we grow our own footprint in pharma air transport, we look forward to collaborating with Pharma.Aero and its members.”