Parallel Trade 2021 Virtual Conference

Exploring the challenges, practices and drivers in theaftermath of the transition for Parallel Trade

Conference Proceedings

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US$ 616.05

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We present our 15th annual Parallel Trade virtual conference, taking place virtually on the 22nd and the 23rd March 2021. As the only parallel trade conference in Europe, this event provides the perfect platform for industry experts from both sides of the coin to come together and share perspectives on the practice of parallel trade.

The 2021 event will be more significant than ever before due to the transition period after Brexit coming to an end this year. As such, the UK will no longer be part of the EU free market. This will mean increased medicines prices, reduced access to some specialist drugs and greater risk of supply chain shortages. In a post-Brexit environment, exhaustion of rights will cease to apply to the UK, making import and export a costly business and in a worst-case scenario could effectively kill parallel distribution.

This conference will bring together industry experts to discuss the challenges and drivers of the industry, including the EU regulatory landscape and the impact of the FMD (Falsified Medicines Directive). The conference will also provide global insights on Parallel trade and will reflect on key takeaways for other member states.

Benefits of Attending

Learn new perspectives and case studies through presentation, panel discussions and interactive workshops from industry KOLs. Engage in a platform discussion inclusive of all different facets of parallel trade in analysing the overall state of the market. Explore the effects and impact of the Falsified Medicines Directive and how to best comply to these practices. Collaborate and share ideas of how a hard Brexit will impact the EU market and affect parallel trade practices. Discover what the industry has learnt from COVID-19 and the impact on export bans

Our Virtual Conference Platform will deliver the following benefits:

  • Live and On Demand speaker content: Get access to the latest strategies and case studies from your marketplace online!
  • Network with all the event attendees: Connect, see who’s attending, chat and share contact details with all online delegates, speakers and sponsors
  • Exhibit a Virtual Booth: You can pack your customised booth full of documents, videos and even show who is manning the booth during the event and hosting meetings
  • Host & Join Meetings & Socials: Join preferred speaking sessions, host you own meetings and even a virtual Networking social, with in built Zoom functionality

Who should attend

Vice President/ Heads of/General Managers:
  • International Trade and Relations
  • Supply Chain Development - Brexit
  • Brexit Implementation
  • Market Access
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Parallel trade reporting
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • IP
  • Purchasing
  • Policy Patent Operations
  • European Affairs
  • Supply and Demand
  • Attorney
  • Distribution

Plus Two Interactive Half Day Post-Conference Virtual Workshop | Wednesday 24th March 2021

The law of parallel trade: past, present and future
Workshop Leaders:
Christopher Stothers, Partner, Bruckhaus Freshfields Deringer
Sharon Malhi, Senior Associate, Antitrust, Competition and Trade, Bruckhaus Freshfields Deringer

Masterclass in Eu Distribution: Strategy and Implementation
Workshop Leaders:
Filippo Benetti, Data  Analytics Manager, alira Health
Mark Inigo-Jones, Pharmaceutical Distribution &  Parallel Trade Management Expert, alira Health  
Nerea Blanque, Vice President Market Access and Pricing, alira Health
13.30 -16.00

Featured Speakers

  • Beatriz San Martin, Partner, Arnold & Porter
  • Boryana Marinkova, CEO, BAMPTD - Bulgarian Association for Parallel Trade Development
  • David W. Guest, Manager, Parallel Import Unit, MHRA
  • Eric Noehrenberg, President , NIPC
  • Fabrizio Gianfrate, Professor of Health Economics, University of Ferrara and Rome
  • Farasat Bokhari, Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor, UEA, University of East Anglia
  • Jackie Mulryne, Partner - Life Science Regulatory, Arnold & Porter
  • Jan Grumiller, Research Scientist, Austrian Foundation for Development Research (ÖFSE)
  • John Schmidt, Partner, Arnold and Porter
  • Kasia Bojarojc, Senior Associate, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • Kasper Ernest, Secretary General, European Association of Euro-Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Martin Slegl, Regional Principal of East Europe, IQVIA
  • Olga Ruppert, Senior Legal Advisor, Affordable Medicines Europue
  • Peter Bogaert, Managing Partner, Covington & Burling
  • Richard Freudenberg, President - Chief Executive, EAEPC
  • Robert Bayerl, Engagement Manager, IQVIA Commercial GmbH & Co. OHG
  • Shabnam Hanassab, Engagement Manager, IQVIA
  • Sharon Malhi, Antiturst, Competition and Trade, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • Soeren Brenoee, Senior Economist, Copenhagen Economics
  • Tine Petric, Head Channel Management RE, Novartis Pharma AG
  • Vimal Unewal, PT across Europe, Ferring Pharmaceuticals Ltd

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Event details
Organizer :SAE Media Group
Event type :Conference
Attendance :Online Event
Reference :ASDE-22582