What the Community is Saying?

“BSMA brings together the bright minds and passionate, patient-focused leaders in healthcare and life sciences. Advanced therapies need innovative thinkers and collaborative approaches to bring life-saving medicine to market. We’re honored to be a founding member and invite others in the pharmaceutical services industry to join us as we support supply chain excellence.” 

Albert Cooksey

Senior Vice President, Client Relations, ICS

“The supply chain in Life Sciences is and will undergo some major growing pains in the next few years. I am happy to see that there are organizations like BSMA who are focusing on bringing the healthcare ecosystem’s stakeholders together to collaboratively help solve the challenges of Health 4.0 and to facilitate opportunities for Biotech and Pharma by capitalizing on the future of Life Sciences 4.0.”

Ferdi Steinmann

Global Industry Strategist, Life Sciences

“We commend the BSMA for recognizing the need for all industry stakeholders to collaborate to sustain new innovations in supply chain. This newly formed Council is a testament to their commitment to ensure the future of personalized medicine & cell/gene therapy meets the needs of regulators and supports the development of new treatments to help patients.”

Jan Pieter Kappelle

Vice President, Strategy, 4G Clinical

“Thank you for putting on another successful BSMA. The award and recognition is greatly appreciated. It was a special thrill for me to accept on behalf of all at Envirotainer that contributed. The content and attendees again delivered on the high level that is required to set BSMA apart, and the message will be carried back to my HQ in Sweden of the nice momentum and full wind in our sails.”
Douglas Wettergren

Global Key Account Manager , Envirotainer Inc

“I really thought the interaction and engagement of the audience was strong, Dave you did a great job of stimulating the audience with perspective, questions, and out of the box questions and challenges to the pharma industry to think differently. Innovation is a high motivator and getting senior leadership on board with it is critical and that seemed to be a clear theme at the conference.”
Tim Moore

Executive VC, Technical Operations, Kite Pharma

“The conference was full of energy this year. Over 200 attendees and thought provoking mix of company success stories, expert panel discussions, and wonderful networking. Lets keep driving focused on our mission of growing the supply chain excellence in the Biotech industry. We need to balance catering to larger companies and supporting those companies that are just developing their supply chain expertise.”
Kevin Pegels

Vice President, Global Supply ChainIllumina

“The conference was remarkably open and geared towards sharing best known methods, something I have not observed in other parts of silicon valley. I found the Kite cell therapy key note very innovative and invigorating. I was also impressed that the supply chain is centered within the USA . In the semiconductor space as you know since the last 2 decades much of the cutting edge manufacturing has gone to Asia. I love the mission of the alliance which is centered on strategy, innovation and global community all for improving health and finding cures for patients.”
Suresh Sachdev

“What you’ve accomplished with the BSMA and the relevance of the topics and breakthrough pathways you promote is of considerable significance. It takes not only a deep acumen of the industry trend, but also a keen sense of the impact of those novel approaches, with close interdependency between hospital sites, complex logistics and unique cell therapy Manufacturing process. Thank you for spreading awareness in such timely and engaging way.”
Marina Kreculj

Director of Sourcing and Procurement, Kite Pharma, a Gilead Science Company

“As biopharmaceutical process engineers-in-training at KGI, most of us are only exposed to the R&D, process development, quality and regulatory features of the industry. I’m sure that the other BSMA conference attendees in my cohort would agree that the experience has really opened our eyes to the supply chain aspect of the biotech industry. The supply chain was something we took for granted and therefore overlooked, but clearly it is one of the most important aspects of the industry.”
Swetha Prabhakaran

Master of Mechanical Engineering, Keck Graduate Institute

“Attending this conference allowed me to understand the capacity of supply chain, and it gave me homework to research further. In addition, I networked with individuals from various companies that can assist in guiding my thought process as I apply supply chain to my master’s design project this year. Ensuring patients receive the life-saving medications they need on time without damaging the viability of the product is of the utmost importance. The BSMA conference provided a new piece to the puzzle of how to ultimately put the patient first. I would certainly consider attending more conferences hosted by the BSMA committee. “
Nancy Matti

Master of Engineering, Biopharmaceutical Processing 2018, Keck Graduate Institute

“As a student in the Master of Engineering in Bioprocessing program at Keck Graduate Institute, I had mostly learned about pharmaceutical manufacturing and bioreactors and my understanding in the supply chain was limited, so the BSMA conference was an entirely new experience for me. The professional but relaxing atmosphere was an optimal environment for me to network and learn from experts in the field. Throughout the day, the BSMA conference helped me learn more about supply chain logistics. Whether it was cell transportation, supplier management, or IT systems for record keeping, the conference included many sessions from distinguished speakers about the latest trends in the industry. “
Wincy Yu

Meng Student, Keck Graduate Institute

“The conference provided a unique opportunity to remain in touch with trends and challenges of today’s biotechnology supply chains and to exchange thoughts on preparing the biotech industry for 2025. All sessions and tracks were of highest value and relevance. I was especially pleased with the Talent & Career Development for Young Professionals workshop. Our APICS group found the questions asked during both presentations and discussions to be very enlightening. It was really impressive to be able to meet and listen to the expert speakers and panelists – a very knowledgeable, fun and friendly group of people. Prominent industry specialists, absolute “biotech think-tank” by all standards.”
Bozidar Orlovic

Director of Programs and Tours, APICS SCVC

“Your full day was impressive. Heard a great many robust compliments on the meaty nature of discussion, ideas presented and audience interaction.”
Michele Carroll

President, CSCMP SF Roundtable, and President, Carrollco Marketing Services

“Congratulations on an exceptional meeting. You and your team have truly created a special high-quality industry event and I am very pleased to be associated with it. I look forward to working more closely with BSMA going forward.”
Michelle Nemits

Director of Business Development, Biocom Purchasing Group, BIOCOM

“I am really impressed by the program and the potential to help companies like us. I would love to continue participating in these forums in future and involve my senior management at the right time.”
Rohit Saini

Head of Supply Chain, Guardant Health

“It was heartening to see so many of the attendees speak so highly of what you have accomplished for the Global Supply Chain space over the years and be their voice to enhance awareness and support for this critical part of product development – to ensure that the ailing patient gets the treatment they need and that it would cure in the way that it was designed to do.”
Ravi Kiron


“You, Horacio Enriquez and Franck Toussaint, are the future of our group and I was totally captivated by your grasp of the situations at hand and how companies should embrace for these coming challenges and opportunities of BREXIT. Please continue involving yourself in BSMA and CSCMP where possible to better our organizations with talented people like you!”
Mark Buck

Global Supply Chain and Procurement Leader, Bio-Rad Laboratories

“The meetings are informative; discussions of Panels are very interactive; this meeting has been the biggest BSMA meeting than ever, which gives us more chances for connecting people in this industry; the meetings also give us up-to-date information from different perspectives by covering all the important topics in the bio supply chain”
Mike Zojaji


“I too thought the conference was one of the best I have EVER been to! The conference was well organized, the speakers and their material were relevant, researched, and of importance to me, and many others with whom I spoke. There was an air off excitement, especially from the opening presentation by Ms. Cashin. Seeing former co-workers, clients, and a number of targeted clients, was money and time, well spent!“
Lawrence E. (Larry) Feirman

Director, Client Solutions, UTi

“Thanks to your leadership and your kind heart that you make so many people welcome and give them the tools to succeed. It has been a great association with you over the last a few years as a great mentor, coach and guide to help me in leading the cold chain effort. I express my sincere gratitude at how this year’s conference was a resounding success in terms of quality of people and content.”
Vishal Singal

Principal Consulting, IMS

“The duration of the event was very good. Many conferences are 3-5 days long and it is difficult to commit to that period of time for most people. I think the more you reach out to east coast potential participants the more your conference will grow since most of the Pharma is out there. I do know that Alyssa from Shire felt the event was great and I’m sure she will spread the word, as will Clinapps.”
Michelle Niles

Director, Business Development, CLINapps

“It was an absolute pleasure attending my first BSMA conference and participating on the panel with my knowledgeable and interesting fellow panelists. I have to say that this is one of the best conferences I have been to all year and hats off to you for organizing this memorable event. Given the quality of the program I am sure this event will grow exponentially in the coming years. I look forward to seeing you again.”
Marsha Davis

Product Marketing Director (Clinical Trials), Sensitech

“Thank you again for making the connection to the students. I have spoken to most of them and they were really ‘thrilled’ by their participation and I know from teaching them that is hard to do.”
Richard Dawe

Director of Operations & Supply Chain Management Program & the Center of Operations Management, Golden Gate University

“This was our seventh year attending the BSMA fall event and this was by far the largest one in terms of delegate attendance. It is nice to see the interest grow as this is my most valued and favorite industry show of the season. BSMA sets the bar as the best opportunity to network with executive level decision makers in the Biotech industry.”
Douglas Wettergren

Key Account Manager, Envirotainer

“After making some new connections and hearing speakers discuss a gamut of topics from innovations in genomics to cold chain management to clinical supply chain planning, I could not shake the feeling that I had stepped in at the proverbial ground zero. I derived the most value from the young professional’s workshop. Hearing from seasoned veterans from Intel and Bayer regarding tips and skills needed to further develop my own career was an invaluable experience.”
Rex Magadia

MBA Student, Golden Gate University

“Our young professional workshop was the foundation to build upon the notion that each person working in supply chain has the opportunity to advance and chose a very rewarding career path. We tried to demonstrate the challenges that we all faced during our career as we advanced. Hopefully, the young professionals have learned that you career is very much dictated on your behavior and your learning agility.”
Dave Malenfant

Executive Vice President, Industry Liaison, BSMA

“The BSMA Conference represented an excellent source of information regarding the industry, and as the same time it was a meeting in where professionals of Supply Chain shared their advices. In my case, I took the recommendations of understanding the customer to tailor the supply chain, and therefore optimize the structure of the supply chain. We learnt how young professionals have to combine intellectual and emotional skills.”
Oscar Monroy

MBA Student, Golden Gate University