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Theory is ideal, reality is oversight, forgetfulness, untrained staff, lack of awareness, thought and care, especially in some of the far reaching countries and hubs around the world. In this session we’ll explore some real life examples of how the plan didn’t match the reality.

Sometimes those little golden nuggets of hindsight gleaned from industry colleagues can make huge savings in money, time and lost product. This workshop is designed to extract those golden nuggets from those involved and ensure that attendees receive the hindsight of others before being faced with the same challenges.

Benefits of attending

  • SHARE experiences with other professionals and help each other gain the benefit of hindsight.
  • LEARN how to deal with threats to your cold chain
  • UNDERSTAND your cold chain processes better

About the Workshop Leaders

Peter Lockett
As the Sales and Marketing Manager for Polar Thermal Products, Peter has been central to eliciting and understanding the challenges and needs of pharmaceutical, quality control and logistics managers alike for a number of years. After initially serving in the Royal Air Force as an engineer, Peter moved into technical sales and marketing within the cold storage, logistics and packaging industry.

Paul Harrison
Paul is the Managing Director of Polar Thermal Products

About the organisation

Polar, based in the UK, is part of the Aerotrim Group, founded over 20 years ago by managing director Paul Harrison. Today it is still a 100% privately owned company.  We are primarily engineering designers and manufacturers, specialising in environmentally friendly, fabricated insulated equipment for the military, pharmaceutical, healthcare, food and logistics industries.

We take pride in supplying equipment and products which are of the highest quality, industrially robust and thermally superior. We expect our products to provide many years of service whilst maintaining thermal integrity. Our aim is to provide a high return on investment for our customers whilst being a profitably growing company. Most products automatically come with a 2 year warranty.  Our systems made of Polartherm are lightweight, collapsable, returnable and reusable.



Workshop programme

13:30 Registration & Coffee

14:00 Examples of When Expectations Didn’t Meet Reality

14:45 Sharing of Experiences

15:30 Afternoon Tea

16:00 Dealing with Cold Chain Problems Effectively

16:45 Open Forum Discussion

17:30 Close of Workshop


Marriott Hotel Regents Park

128 King Henry’s Road
London NW3 3ST
United Kingdom

Marriott Hotel Regents Park

This 4 star north London hotel in zone 2 is the perfect destination for the astute business traveler as well as the leisure guest that knows how convenient north London hotels are, as a base from which to explore the city .Bond Street is just 3 stops from Swiss Cottage underground station on the Jubilee Line, so you can be shopping, exploring the sights and taking in one of London’s world-renowned West End shows in less than 15 minutes when you stay at this hotel near central London. At the same time, the hive of activity that is Camden Town, the chic shops, cafes and restaurants of Primrose Hill and ZSL’s London Zoo in Regents Park are all just a short walk from this hotel in north London.



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CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.


There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.


Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SAE Media Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.


Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

CPD Certificates

We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@saemediagroup.com

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