Collaboration, cooperation and optimisation of global vaccine distribution

The onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic has forever changed life as we know it.

With over 100 million positive cases worldwide and counting; the global medical, pharmaceutical and scientific communities have been engaged in an unprecedented race against time, achieving truly remarkable feats in vaccine research, development and testing to secure regulatory approvals and roll out mass immunisation programmes in record time.

However, the challenge has only just begun. The mass distribution of COVID vaccines to the global population presents what is without doubt the largest and most complex logistical operation ever to be undertaken in human history. It will require the continued cooperation, collaboration and mobilisation of manpower, assets and infrastructure networks across all industries and geographies worldwide.

The World Immunisation & Logistics Summit, hosted by the HOPE Consortium, will bring together world leaders and senior decision-makers representing key multinational NGOs, IGOs, academia and public and private sector stakeholders leading the charge in this collective human effort to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

The virtual summit will provide an open forum for dialogue around the logistical challenges of vaccine mobilisation from production to patient, with the aim of finding scalable, real-world solutions to achieve mass, equitable, worldwide distribution at this critical juncture facing the health, wellbeing and prosperity of all mankind.

Opening Ceremony and Keynotes

09:00 Virtual exhibition and networking opens

10:15 Welcome from the MC
Yousef Abdelbary, TV News Presenter and Professional Event MC

10:25 Special Address: A new paradigm in human collaboration

10:30 Welcome Address: Forging partnerships to mobilise global resources in the fight against COVID-19
HE Mohamed Ali Al Shorafa Al Hammadi, Chairman, Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development;
and Chairman of Executive Committee, HOPE Consortium

10:35 Keynote Address: Coordinating a global response to mitigate the public health and economic impact of the pandemic
Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, WHO

10:40 Keynote Address: Ensuring equitable access to the COVID-19 vaccines
Henrietta Fore, Executive Director, UNICEF

10:45 Keynote Address: No one is safe until everyone is safe: Uniting to vaccinate the world
Mark Suzman, CEO, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

11:00 Keynote Panel Discussion: Cooperation and Collaboration: The collective human effort to save lives and support global economic recovery

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a steep learning curve. Agility, adaptability and cooperation have been at the heart of the tremendous progress that has been made to this point. This keynote panel will
bring together a cross-section of industry and thought-leaders sharing a range of perspectives on the key challenges they have faced so far, the corresponding actions taken and the learnings made, as we face the
next critical phase of the fight against COVID-19.

  • Resource mobilisation
  • Funding challenges
  • Mitigating economic impact
  • Cross-border collaboration and international stakeholder coordination
  • Moderator: Hadley Gamble, News Anchor and International Correspondent, CNBC


  • HE Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Hamed, Chairman, Department of Health – Abu Dhabi
  • HE Falah Mohammed Al Ahbabi, Chairman, Abu Dhabi Ports, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Department of
  • Municipalities and Transport (DMT)
  • Prof. José Manuel Barroso, Board Chair, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance
  • Dr. Richard Hatchett, CEO, CEPI

12:00 Virtual exhibition and networking break

To discover the entire agenda, click here.

To register for the event, visit this link.

Date de l'événement

Monday, 29 March, 2021 to Tuesday, 30 March, 2021

Lieu de l'événement