Parallel Trade Conference

February 6-7, 2018 - London, United Kingdom

Conference Proceedings

Standard Price

US$ 623.75

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Our Parallel Trade conference returns to London for its 12th year on 6th-7th Feb 2018

Over the years, the European Single market has allowed for pharmaceuticals to be imported and exported freely between member states without the permission of the manufacturers. However, with the arrival of Brexit and guidelines to immanently enforce the Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) by 2019, the market for pharmaceutical parallel trade is changing.

Join us as we discuss the latest changes to regulation, their implementation and major court cases in intellectual property influencing distribution practices. We will also be exploring the safety of patients in relation to the surge in pharmaceutical E-commerce and ways in which currency fluctuations are likely to disrupt the flow of drugs to certain countries in the EU and beyond.

Benefits of Attending

This event will discuss short term versus long term concerns of pharmaceutical manufacturers, regulators, parallel traders and patient associations
  • Attend Europe's only parallel trade conference
  • Hear from Merck and Shire as they debate the effect of parallel trade on pharmaceutical companies and access to medicines
  • Discuss how Brexit will impact pharmaceutical trade and market access in Europe
  • Gain insight into current anti- trust investigations from industry leaders and the consequences this could have on pharmaceutical parallel trade
  • Forecast of currency fluctuations across the single market and the affect this might have on drug shortages, prices and patient accessibility
  • Hear new case studies from parallel trade companies Lexano and MD Pharma in Europe

Plus Two Interactive Half-Day Post-Conference Workshops | Thursday 8th February 2018

Workshop A: Parallel Trade Management Strategies
Workshop Leader: Janice Haigh, Vice President Pricing & Market Access, PAREXEL
08.30 - 12.30

Workshop B: EU legal issues to be aware of in the context of parallel trade of pharmaceutical products
Workshop Leaders: Marie Manley, Partner and Head of the Regulatory Practice, Bristows
Pat Treacy, Partner and Head of the Competition Practice, Bristows
Jeremy Blum, Partner, Bristows
13.30 - 17.30


  • Adrian Lubbert, Head of Division Competition Unit Food, Industry, Pharma and Retail, Danish Competition and Consumer Authority
  • Antonio Mendonca Alves, CEO, MD Pharma SA
  • Christopher Stothers, Partner, Arnold and Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
  • Darragh O'loughlin, Secretary General, Irish Pharmacy Union
  • Doina Ionescu, Head of Commercial Operation EMEA, Merck KGaA
  • Eric Noehrenberg, President, Noehrenberg International Policy Consulting
  • Fabrizio Gianfrate, Professor of Health Economics, University of Ferrara
  • Farasat Bokhari, Senior Lecturer in Economics, UEA, University of East Anglia
  • Felipe Florez-Arango, Head of Finance, Europe, Shire
  • Frank Weissenfeldt, Senior Manager, Supplier Relations, QuintilesIMS
  • Heinz Kobelt, Director European Affairs, European Association of Euro-Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Ian Walker, Chairman , Epilepsy Action
  • Iona McCall, Managing Consultant, Europe Economics
  • Janice Haigh, VP Pricing & Market Access, PAREXEL
  • John Jolley, Managing Director , PharmaConsult Global Ltd
  • Mikas Rimantas, Business Development Director, Lexano
  • Neil Grubert, Independent Market Access Consultant, Consultant
  • Nick Kaye, Superintendent, Narrowcliff Pharmacy
  • Peter Bogaert, Managing Partner, Covington & Burling
  • Shabnam Hanassab, Engagement Manager, QuintilesIMS
  • Werner Berg, Partner, Baker & Mckenzie

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The agenda is available as PDF under downloads at the right side of the page.


Holiday Inn Kensington Forum
97 Cromwell Rd, Kensington, SW7 4DN
London, UK

Who should attend

VPs, Directors, Heads, Chiefs, Principals and Managers of:
  • Parallel Trade/ Import/ Export
  • Distribution
  • Supply Chain Management/ Planning
  • General Counsel / Legal
  • Market Access
  • Business Planning
  • Pricing
  • Finance
  • Procurement/ Sales
  • Regulatory/ Public Affairs
From pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, drug manufacturers, pharmaceutical wholesalers, pharmacies, pharmaceutical importers and exporters, parallel traders, medical device, regulatory bodies and academia


Holiday Inn Kensington Forum
97 Cromwell Road
London, United Kingdom
Event details
Organizer :SAE Media Group
Event type :Conference
Attendance :Physical Event
Reference :ASDE-17370