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International Supply Chain Experts are Meeting at the Cold Chain Saudi Summit in Riyadh

March 23, 2012

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, March 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –

The high growth for pharmaceuticals and vaccine business in Saudi Arabia combined with
tightened and more expensive regulatory requirements for pharma shipping in the Kingdom
are driving pharmaceutical companies, drug distributors to look for new ways to
collaborate, manage cost and quality of pharmaceuticals during distribution and storage.

“In recent years, Saudi FDA has enforced strict regulations for importing and
distributing pharmaceuticals in Saudi Arabia to ensure product integrity and protect
patients’ health. Saudi Arabia is a very important and unique market that faces unique
challenges due to the high temperature, humidity and there is a great need for temperature
sensitive products like vaccines, insulin and hormones, these products has to be shipped
and stored in cold conditions, otherwise it is not safe nor effective for use,” explains
Doaa Said, Divisional Director of pharma events at IQPC. “Therefore, it is important to
gather all the stakeholders in this business in a global summit to enhance cold chain
management in the Kingdom and learn from the international experts in this area,” added

Recognising the proper cold chain management, IQPC will be hosting Cold Chain Saudi
Summit in Riyadh, which will be gathering the leading experts from international
regulators like EMA, US Pharmaceopiea, international and local pharmaceutical companies
and leading drug distributors in Saudi to work together and create a network of committed
key opinion leaders to exchange their knowledge on overcoming the most pressing issues
facing temp control logistics and quality assurance professionals today in Saudi.

The Cold Chain Saudi Summit, to be held in Riyadh May 13-16, 2012 will provide the
largest and most comprehensive forum for pharmaceutical and drug distributor professionals
in Saudi involved in the temperature-controlled supply chain.

The summit will host more than 20 expert speakers from the most important
pharmaceutical companies, drug distributors and hospitals across the kingdom and the
world, experts from Ministry of Health, US Pharmacopoeia, EMA, Amgen, Baxter,
Sanofi-aventis, King Fahad Medical City, Security Forces Hospital, SITCO Pharma, Banaja
Holdings and more will be providing their insights about the best practices in managing
cold chain products across the kingdom.

For more information about the event, please visit: http://www.coldchainsaudi.com

Khalid Abu Sharia, Marketing Manager, IQPC Middle East, +971(0)50-822-8386,


Source: PR Newswire