Abu Dhabi to host virtual event on immunization, logistics

The United Arab Emirates’ HOPE Consortium is hosting the World Immunization & Logistics Summit, streaming live and free of charge on March 29 and 30. Registration is available and English will be spoken.

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São Paulo – The United Arab Emirates’ HOPE Consortium is hosting the World Immunization & Logistics Summit, a virtual event streaming live March 29 and 30 in partnership with the Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce (ABCC). Registration is available and the full schedule is available on the Summit’s website. The event will address cooperation and call on all parties to join logistical efforts to deliver Covid-19 vaccines around the world. English will be spoken.

Worldwide Covid-19 immunization is considered the biggest, most complex logistical operation in human history. The World Immunization & Logistics Summit will feature over 1,000 online particpiants around the world, in a bid to foster coordination of manpower, assets and infrastructure networks across all industries and geographies worldwide; the sharing of information and open dialogue on the logistical challenges of vaccine distribution, from production to patient; and the uncovering of scalable, real-world solutions to achieve mass, equitable distribution at this critical juncture for manking.

Eighteen speakers in the cutting-edge of the fight against Covid-19 will be featured, including World Health Organization director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus; United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) executive director Henrietta Fore; Abu Dhabi Department of Health chairman Abdullah Bin Mohammed Al Hamed; United Kingdom parliamentary undersecretary of state for Business and Industry and Covid Vaccine Deployment Nadhim Zahawi; Abu Dhabi Ports chairman Falah Mohammed Al Ahbabi; Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation CEO Mark Suzman; Etihad Aviation Group Sales and Cargo Department senior vice president Martin Drew; Maqta Gateway CEO Noura Al Dhaheri, and others.

The Summit will address topics including: coordinating a global response to mitigate the public health and economic impact of the pandemic, ensuring equitable access for developing countries and marginalised communities; addressing the greatest public health crisis of our time

Ensuring supply chain integrity; digital solutions for real-time monitoring of vaccine cargo; mobilizing global supply chains through integrated logistics solutions; demand planning, preparedness and overcoming challenges in vaccine administration; plus special regional focus sessions giving a deep-dive analysis of the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

The event will feature industry leaders and senior decision-makers with governments. Health authorities, NGOs, freight forwarders, humanitarian agencies, pharmaceutical companies, vaccine manufacturers, logistics companies, airlines, healthcare providers, scholars, researchers and anyone working in manufacturing, logistics and the administering of vaccines.

The HOPE Consortium is an Abu Dhabi-based public-private partnership offering a unique end-to-end supply chain solution capable of delivering large quantities of COVID-19 vaccines, from production to patients, anywhere in the world, safely, transparently and efficiently. The HOPE Consortium has pooled the collective expertise of its partners to provide multi-faceted logistics services to handle transport, demand planning, sourcing, training, and digital technology infrastructure, to facilitate vaccine availability across the world.

Quick facts

World Immunization & Logistics Summit
Free virtual event
March 29, 30
9 am-5 pm (Abu Dhabi time)
2 am-10 am (Brasília time)
Das 2h às 10h (Horário de Brasília)
Click here to view the full schedule and register

Translated by Gabriel Pomerancblum

Karim Sahib/AFP

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