Lifesciences Trends 2018: Executive Networking Dinner

1.Jason Hunter,  Former International Trade Advisor and Brexit Analyst. 2. Padraig Henry, Strategic Accounts Director, Exertis Supply Chain Services. 3.Dan O’ Mahony, Lifesciences Manager, Exertis Supply Chain Services and Miguel Posse, Business Development Manager, Steris.

Exertis Supply Chain Services (SCS) hosted the Lifesciences Trends: Executive Networking Dinner 2018 at The Rochestown Park Hotel in Douglas, Co. Cork on Wednesday, 28th November. The event provided a forum for Senior professionals in the Pharma, MedTech and Supply Chain industries in Ireland to learn about the emerging trends in their sectors, and to network with their industry peers.

Delegates enjoying the presentations at Lifescience Trends 2018

Key speakers included Padraig Henry, Exertis SCS Strategic Accounts Director; Sean Gayer, VP Operations at Boston Scientific; and Jason Hunter, former international trade negotiator and Brexit analyst. Download the Agenda.

Padraig Henry introduced Exertis SCS and discussed our award-winning Lifesciences supply chain solutions including Vendor Consolidation and GMP Controlled Inventory Management. Padraig has been with Exertis SCS since 2000 and leads our Strategic Accounts development functions, implementing innovative value adding supply chain services. Padraig has more than 20 years of experience in international trade, supply chain design and product distribution.

Jason J Hunter’s presentation addressed the potential implications of Brexit on the lifesciences sector, particularly in the event of a ‘no deal’ exit scenario. Jason is a Former International Trade Negotiator at the highest level, representing such parties as the government of Hong Kong. Jason is one of the stars of the YouTube Brexit discussion podcast series 3 Blokes in a Pub and has been interviewed on a number of platforms recently, from BBC News to Radio 5 Live. Jason has subsequently been travelling around Europe meeting with various interested parties, representatives of the EU itself, and indeed members of Irish government, given the particular issues over the border.

Sean Gayer spoke about Boston Scientific’s challenges and successes through its Shingo journey and how the performance of the company continues to be positively impacted by the initiatives adopted.  Boston Scientific Cork was awarded the prestigious Shingo Prize for Operational Excellence in 2016, one of two companies globally to be awarded that year. The Shingo Prize is based on a thorough assessment of organisational culture and operations and it is awarded in recognition of the company’s ongoing commitment to operational excellence throughout all levels of the organisation. 400 employees were interviewed during the company’s Shingo assessment.

1. Sean Gayer, VP Operations, Boston Scientific with Jason Hunter. 2.Paul Egan, Chief Commercial Officer, Exertis Supply Chain Services with Jason Hunter.

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To learn more about this event, please contact Stephen Davis, Head of Marketing on +353 1 405 6586 or email