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SMi's premier 11th Annual Parallel Trade for Pharma returns to London on 6-7 Feb 2017 after 10 successful years in the running!

According to the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations, parallel trade was estimated to amount to € 5,589 million (value at ex–factory prices) in 2014. The fragmentation of the EU pharmaceutical market has resulted in a lucrative year for parallel trade.  Factors such as foreign exchange fluctuations and  legal battles on trademarks and counterfeit medicines are continuously shifting the European market dynamics.

With Brexit and the new EU Falsified Medicine Directive, what does the future hold for parallel trade? This event will discuss short term versus long term concerns of pharma manufacturers, regulators, as well as parallel traders. They will engage in an interactive debate and discuss how to keep abreast of the current trends and how to overcome all challenges. Discussion topics include:

  • Parallel Trade 101 - Which factors determine the flow of pharmaceutical products in Europe?
  • The European Commission’s Falsified Medicines Directive – recent updates
  • Panel Debate – In the spotlight: Shortages
  • The Patient’s perspective
  • Parallel traders panel – challenges and opportunities
  • Beyond pharmaceutical products – parallel imports of medical devices
  • Panel Debate - In the spotlight: Technology & new trends
  • Regional and country focus - Scandinavia, Germany, the UK, Central and  Eastern Europe, Turkey and Eurasia

This is the only industry meeting with 80+ selected senior leaders in parallel trade to discuss upcoming trends and share best practices. Join us today to keep abreast and stay ahead of competition!
 

This conference will enable you to:
•Update on parallel trade regulations to ensure compliance
•Recap on regional markets' parallel trade activities and outlooks
•Reassess and benchmark your supply chain and distribution model against peers' for best practice
•Understand the rationale and strategy of parallel distributors through case studies and panel discussions
•Network and interact with senior thought leaders to discuss common challenges and share experiences
 

Who Should Attend?

VPs, Directors, Heads, Chiefs, Principals, 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 biotechs, drug manufacturers, pharmaceutical wholesalers, pharmacies, pharmaceutical importers and exporters, parallel traders, medical device, regulator and academics.

 

Abbott Laboratories Limited; Agency for Medicinal Products and Medical Devices of the Republic of Slovenia; Allergan Limited; Amgen; Amgen; Arnold and Porter; Astellas Pharma Europe; AstraZeneca; Bayer Healthcare; Biogen Idec; Biopharm Insight; Boehringer-Ingelheim; Bulmar ML Ltd; Chiesi Farmaceutici SpA; Delfarma; EY; Europe Economics; European Alliance for Access to Safe Medicines; European Association of Euro-Pharmaceutical Companies; Galderma; German Pharmaceutical Industry Association; Gilead Sciences Ltd; Grunenthal Gmbh; IGES Institut.; IMS Health; Kantar Health; LEO Pharma A/S; McKesson Global Procurement & Sourcing Limited; McKesson Pharmaceutical; MD Pharma SA; Merck Sharp and Dohme Israel; MHRA; MPA Business Services Ltd; MPCC Global Regulatory Solutions; Mundipharma ;NOVARTIS; Novo Nordisk Pharma AG; Otsuka Pharmaceutical Europe Ltd; Preglem/ Gedeon Richter; Quintiles (UK) Ltd; Ratiopharm GmbH; Sanofi Pasteur MSD; Shire Pharmaceuticals Group Plc; Smith & Nephew; Teva Pharmaceuticals Europe BV; The National Pharmaceutical Association Ltd; UCB Pharma and many more!
 

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Heinz Kobelt

Heinz Kobelt, Director European Affairs, European Association of Euro-Pharmaceutical Companies
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9:10 The European Commission’s Falsified Medicines Directive – recent updates

Richard Greville

Richard Greville, Director Wales and Director Distribution & Supply, The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry
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  • Exploring the legal framework of the Falsified Medicines Directive
  • What progress has been made since February 2016?
  • Implementation of the Falsified Medicines Directive - the new rules on medicine verification
  • All what you need to know about  "product information templates”
  • What are the regulatory requirements for nationally authorised products?
  • 9:50 Initiatives of Parallel Distributors in the context of Falsified Medicines Directive

    Flemming  Wagner

    Flemming Wagner, CEO, Abacus Medicine

  • Good Parallel Distribution Guidelines
  • Early Warning Anti-CF Platform
  • Joint Audits Initiative
  • European Medicines Verification Organization
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 European Medicines Verification Organization – an update from Brussels

    Heinz Kobelt

    Heinz Kobelt, Director European Affairs, European Association of Euro-Pharmaceutical Companies
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  • Explaining the complexity behind the planning and design of a pan-European medicine verification system
  • Implementing national verification systems that function at an equal level of efficacy, are interoperable and cost effective
  • The role of the European Hub and national data repositories
  • EMVO and interactions with various supply chain stakeholders
  • 11:40 Panel Debate – In the spotlight: Shortages

  • Shortages explained – manufacturing and trade related shortages
  • The implications of parallel trade for low-price countries
  • When Governments need to intervene – Bulgaria’s case – oncology drugs
  • Examining an increased tendency to yield new medicines’ availability in low income countries
  • Overcoming the challenges – on the road to a more transparent and regulated distribution cycle
  • Will new potential trade barriers eliminate the shortages problem?
  • Impact of possible import of products from outside the EU into the EU
  • Oliver Luksic

    Oliver Luksic, Head of Government Affairs , European Association of Euro-Pharmaceutical Companies
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    Flemming  Wagner

    Flemming Wagner, CEO, Abacus Medicine

    Ladislav Holocsi

    Ladislav Holocsi, Apps Project Manager, Pharm-in

    12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:30 Which categories of pharmaceutical products offer highest margins for traders? What is a good profit margin?

    Ladislav Holocsi

    Ladislav Holocsi, Apps Project Manager, Pharm-in

    • Regional outlook – product range vs. product value for parallel trade in Europe

    • The increasingly diversified product portfolio for parallel distribution – challenges and opportunities

    • Which categories of products are favoured by parallel distributors?
     

    14:10 Northern Europe – opportunities and challenges

    Sigve Sivertsen

    Sigve Sivertsen, Head of Parallel Trade, Apotek Hjärtat
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  • An overview of latest developments in parallel trade in Northern Europe (including Scandinavia)
  • Parallel trade – what does the future hold?
  •  The benefits of parallel trade for the European society
  • Future threats to parallel trade
  • 14:50 Afternoon Tea

    15:20 Region focus: Eurasia

    Alexey Savin

    Alexey Savin, Principal Russia and CIS, QuintilesIMS

  • Exploring regulatory aspects in Eurasia
  • Focus on Russia – reviewing the status after the recent legalisation of parallel trade
  • Azerbaijan as a regional hub
     
  • 16:00 Legal 101 - IP, competition and regulatory law

  • The impact of IP on parallel trade of pharmaceuticals
  • The competition restrictions on dual pricing, quota and DTP models
  •  How does the regulatory system deal with parallel trade?
     
  • Tim Frazer

    Tim Frazer, Partner and Head of London office, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer

    Christopher Stothers

    Christopher Stothers, Partner, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP

    16:40 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Mike Isles

    Mike Isles, Executive Director, European Alliance for Access to Safe Medicines
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    9:10 European parallel trade – past, present and future

    Shabnam Hanassab

    Shabnam Hanassab, Engagement Manager, QuintilesIMS
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  • Key trends and dynamics in distribution and dispensing
  • Outlook and key factors likely to influence the market going forward
     
  • 9:50 The case against parallel trade in the EU – will the UK end parallel trade

  • Patented pharmaceuticals are not like widgets
  • Parallel trade is wasteful and does no good
  • Parallel trade prevents poor people from being treated with the best medicines
  • Iona McCall

    Iona McCall, Managing Consultant, Europe Economics
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    10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Fighting fakes by raising public awareness – how to change consumer behaviours

    Mike Isles

    Mike Isles, Executive Director, European Alliance for Access to Safe Medicines
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  • An overview of statistical trends and the rising threat
  • What are the most efficient ways to address the safety and legitimacy of websites selling medicines
  • The power of educational websites – convincing results that raising consumer awareness can change behaviours
  • What organisations actively collaborate to enhance patient safety and how can you get involved
  • 11:40 Parallel traders panel – challenges and opportunities

  • How traders can work together to improve supply chain safety – unleashing the potential of collaboration
  • Strategies for overcoming the threat to patients posed by counterfeit drugs - the role of traders in ensuring product quality and safety
  • An overview of initiatives in the context of Falsified Medicines Directive
     
  • Flemming  Wagner

    Flemming Wagner, CEO, Abacus Medicine

    Sigve Sivertsen

    Sigve Sivertsen, Head of Parallel Trade, Apotek Hjärtat
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    12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:40 Interpreting the Specific Mechanism- importation from Accession states

    Martin Paltnoi

    Martin Paltnoi, Managing Director, MPA Business Services Ltd

    • Break down of the Accession Treaty and how it is ensures the transfer of IP rights from destination state to the country of origin
    • The growing need to further specify accession treaty and the ways in which one can interpret it
    • The Specific Mechanism relating to the Accession Treaties will eventually dissipate, but not until it has caused a great deal of discomfort for both the importer and those whose products are being imported- what are the strategies to deal with this?
     

    14:20 Managed entry schemes, HTA and parallel trade

    Andrew Stainthorpe

    Andrew Stainthorpe, Director Market Access and Managed Entry, Research Health

  • Managed entry arrangements are becoming the norm for high cost drugs
  • How schemes are tailored to each market -  including national, regional and local arrangements
  • Significant price differences and the potential for parallel trading
  • Exploring available mechanisms to address risks
  • 15:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Flemming  Wagner

    Flemming Wagner

    CEO, Abacus Medicine
    Heinz Kobelt

    Heinz Kobelt

    Director European Affairs, European Association of Euro-Pharmaceutical Companies
    Mike Isles

    Mike Isles

    Executive Director, European Alliance for Access to Safe Medicines
    Richard Greville

    Richard Greville

    Director Wales and Director Distribution & Supply, The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry
    Shabnam Hanassab

    Shabnam Hanassab

    Engagement Manager, QuintilesIMS

    Alexey Savin

    Principal Russia and CIS, QuintilesIMS
    Alexey Savin

    Andrew Stainthorpe

    Director Market Access and Managed Entry, Research Health
    Andrew Stainthorpe

    Christopher Stothers

    Partner, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
    Christopher Stothers

    Flemming Wagner

    CEO, Abacus Medicine
    Flemming  Wagner

    Heinz Kobelt

    Director European Affairs, European Association of Euro-Pharmaceutical Companies
    Heinz Kobelt

    Heinz Kobelt, holds the position of Director European Affairs of the EAEPC after having served as its Secretary General from February 2005 to April 2011.
    The European Association of Euro-Pharmaceutical Companies (EAEPC) is the representative voice of pharmaceutical parallel distribution in Europe. Through national association or individual company membership it encompasses some 88 firms from 23 countries in the European Economic Area (EEA).
    Before that, from 2001-2003, Heinz Kobelt was Head European Government Affairs of Novartis International, located in Brussels.
    From 1990 – 2001, Heinz Kobelt worked as an international public servant in the Secretariat of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), where he participated in the negotiations of the EEA Agreement and held various positions as economist and policy analyst. He was stationed in Geneva, and from 1992 in Brussels.
    Between 1977 and 1990, he was a member of the Economics Administration of the Swiss Canton of St. Gallen, responsible for economic development and investment promotion.
    Heinz Kobelt holds a degree in economics (Dr. oec) from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.

    Iona McCall

    Managing Consultant, Europe Economics
    Iona McCall

    <p>Iona McCall is a Managing Consultant with over 14 years as a professional economist. Iona is a specialist competition economist with strong industrial organisation and competition policy experience. Iona also has extensive experience in estimating consumer welfare effects created by a changes in firm behaviour and market structure.<br /> Iona&rsquo;s experience covers a broad range of sectors including health and pharmaceuticals. She has worked on projects for Monitor, the Department of Health and the European Commission, as well as private clients. Her recent experience in this area includes an evaluation of the clinical trial process in the UK and review of international best practice, and a study to explore the way in which prices are formed in healthcare markets across the EU.<br /> Prior to joining Europe Economics, Iona spent over five years working as an economist in the Government Economic Service. She holds an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics and a BSc (first class) in Economics and French from the University of Birmingham.<br /> Iona is a Member of the Association of Competition Economics (ACE) and has published articles in Competition Law Insight.</p>

    Kathy Osgerby

    Associate, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
    Kathy Osgerby

    Kathy Osgerby is an Associate in the IP team at Arnold & Porter in London. She advises clients on contentious intellectual property matters and has extensive experience in the life sciences industry. She advises clients on the full range of IP issues including trade mark enforcement, parallel trade and exhaustion of rights. Kathy has a degree in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, studied intellectual property law at a postgraduate level, and is a qualified solicitor advocate.

    Ladislav Holocsi

    Apps Project Manager, Pharm-in
    Ladislav Holocsi

    Martin Paltnoi

    Managing Director, MPA Business Services Ltd
    Martin Paltnoi

    Mike Isles

    Executive Director, European Alliance for Access to Safe Medicines
    Mike Isles

    Mike is Executive Director of the European Alliance for Access to Safe Medicines (EAASM). The EAASM is a pan-European patient safety organisation, bringing together all concerned with eliminating falsified medicines from the supply chain.
    With patient safety at its heart, the EAASM is also currently championing positive change in the area of unlicensed/off-label usage of medicines which is severely compromising patient’s welfare and rights in certain medical conditions and situations.
    Mike is also the Executive Director of the Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacy in the EU (ASOP EU). With over 30,000 fake pharmacy websites targeting Europe on any given day, this multisectoral organisation’s mission is to enable patients to buy their medicines online safely – where it is legal to do so. With over 50 participants involving many key Internet stakeholders, its aim is to produce concrete voluntary actions that will make a real difference and ultimately benefit the health of patients and the wealth of nations.
    Mike is also European Medicines Partnership Director for International Health Partners a UK charity whose Queen’s Award for Enterprise for continuous Innovation in 2011, recognises the tremendous humanitarian work sourcing donated quality medicines from the pharmaceutical industry and coordinating delivery via secure supply chain solutions to disaster-struck areas in close liaison with NGOs. In December 2014, hosted by the Patron of IHP, HRH The Prince of Wales, a new initiative called EURMED was launched by three leading European medical NGOs (action medeor, Banco Farmaceutico and International Health Partners), with the shared objective of ensuring the efficient and effective use of product donations from the European healthcare industry to address the needs of underserved communities around the world.
    Mike’s professional background is in pharmaceuticals, where he held senior management and director positions covering sales, marketing, commercial and supply chain in a 32-year career.

    Oliver Luksic

    Head of Government Affairs , European Association of Euro-Pharmaceutical Companies
    Oliver Luksic

    School Background

    2004- 2006 European affairs and Economics at the Grande École IEP in Paris (“Sciences Po”)
    Degree: Master
    2003 - 2004 European and war studies at King’s College London
    2001 - 2006 Institut d’études politiques de Paris in Nancy
    2000 - 2001 Civil service at Heusweiler Welfare Centre
    1991 - 2000 German-French academic secondary school in Saarbrücken
    Degree: Abitur (higher-education entrance qualification) and baccalauréat
     

    Career progression

    Since 2016 Head of government affairs EAEPC
    2014-2016 Consultant / Director European affairs Kohlpharma
    2012/2013 Spokesman on transport policy for the FDP parliamentary group
    2009-2013 Member of the German Bundestag
    Member in the Committee on Transport, Building and Urban Development of the German Bundestag
    Member in the Committee on the Affairs of the European Union in the German Bundestag
    2006 - 2009 Consultant

    Place of birth: Saarbrücken
    marital status: married, two kids

    Richard Greville

    Director Wales and Director Distribution & Supply, The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry
    Richard Greville

    Dr Richard Greville is an ABPI Director with responsibility for Wales and the Distribution & Supply Chain.
    He was initially appointed to the post of Director of ABPI Cymru Wales in May 2003 after serving an apprenticeship of 15 years in a wide range of roles within the pharmaceutical industry. Over the years Richard has also held ABPI Director responsibility for Northern Ireland and International Affairs, representing the ABPI strategically at both the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) and the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA).
    Since April 2014 Richard has combined his continuing ABPI responsibility for Wales with that for the UK Distribution and Supply Chain, including homecare, procurement, the Falsified Medicines Directive and supply chain shortages.
    He holds a Board position on the National Research Network for Life Sciences and Health (Wales). He is also a member of the Welsh Governments Division for Social Care and Health Research (DSCHR) Stakeholder Strategy Group and the Advisory Boards of the Diabetes Diploma at the University of South Wales and the Wales Cancer Bank. Richard is a founding Director of SecurMed UK, the UK medicines verification organization.

    Shabnam Hanassab

    Engagement Manager, QuintilesIMS
    Shabnam Hanassab

    IMS Health’s expert and thought leader in European Parallel Trade dynamics, supply chain and distribution with years of experience working in this field. Shabnam has developed in-depth expertise in pharmaceutical market dynamics and the increasing complexities of the trading environment. Shabnam is highly experienced on IMS Health’s data types, coverage and various supply chain offerings available centrally as well as locally, working with network of people within and outside organization. She has led several European supply chain consulting projects in the past few years.
    Shabnam holds BSc, MSc and PhD from University of London in Pharmaceutical and Computational Chemistry.

    Sigve Sivertsen

    Head of Parallel Trade, Apotek Hjärtat
    Sigve Sivertsen

    Sigve Sivertsen has 18 years of experience in parallel trade. Started in the Norwegian market in 1999 at Apotek 1 which later was a part of the Phoenix group and was involved in the deregulation of the Norwegian pharmacy market in March 2001, also responsible for building up the Rx department which also included our own parallel trade.
    Moved to Sweden in 2010 and was assigned to Apotek Hjärtat to build up the parallel trade department to meet the requirement according to the deregulation of the market which was in 2009. Involved to build up Apotek Hjärtat own wholesaler and also head of negotiation with the PI supplier to move the goods to Apotek Hjärtat distribution centre.
     

    Tim Frazer

    Partner and Head of London office, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer
    Tim Frazer

    Official Media Partner

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    Workshops

    Understanding IP and competition law issues in parallel trade
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    Understanding IP and competition law issues in parallel trade

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    WHAT IS CPD?

    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.

    CPD AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

    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.

    TYPICAL CPD SCHEMES AND RECORDING OF CPD (CPD points and hours)

    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, SMI 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.

    GLOBAL CPD

    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.

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    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@smi-online.co.uk

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