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Workshop Overview: This workshop will discuss all of the main topics within parallel trade, looking back to understand the future. There will be highlights on the history of parallel imports and how this works with the UK. The workshop will also highlight parallel trade and Brexit, discussing where we are now and what strategies are currently being used, do they give parallel traders and advantage and how will Brexit effect parallel trade in the long term. The workshop will highlight the challenges and successes of the industry and will also allow for open discussion on the future of this industry.

  • Discover the future of parallel trade, based on the history we have
  • Understand where we are now, how has Brexit effected the parallel trade industry
  • Interact with industry professionals with Q&A sessions.
  • Speak with Tushar Patel about current trading models and the specific challenges for different industry professionals.

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


 

AbbVie; AIFA - Agenzia Italiana Del Farmaco; Amgen Europe BV; Arnold & Porter; Baker & Mckenzie; bij CyTuVax b.v. ; Bristows LLC; Covington & Burling; Daiichi Sankyo Europe GmbH; Department of Health and Social Care; EAEPC; Erasmus University Rotterdam; Europe Economics; European Alliance for Access to Safe Medicines; European Association of Euro-Pharmaceutical Companies ; Ferring Pharmaceuticals; FERRING SA; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Gilead Sciences Ltd; Hollister Europe Ltd; Intellectual Property Office; IQVIA; IQVIA Commercial GmbH & Co. OHG; Key Pharmaceuticals Ltd; Kopinke; LEO Pharma; Lisman Legal Life sciences B.V.; Medac GmbH; MHRA; MSD Animal Health ; Mundipharma; Novartis Pharma AG; Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Ltd; Novo Nordisk Bioindustrie Sa; Novo Nordisk Ltd; SoftGroupáLtd.; UEA, University of East Anglia; White & Case LLP; Wiggin LLP; Windt Le Grand Leeuwenburgh;

 

Workshop programme

8:30 Registration and Coffee

9:00 Opening Remarks and Introductions

Tushar Patel

Tushar Patel, Technical Director, Key Pharmaceuticals Ltd
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9:10 Look back at Parallel Trade to understand the future

Tushar Patel

Tushar Patel, Technical Director, Key Pharmaceuticals Ltd
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  • History of parallel imports.
  • What are parallel imports – some live examples to demonstrate the
  • complexities
  • How do PI work in the UK? What is a PI licence, manufacturing and processing and distribution of PI at wholesale, retail, and customer/patient level?
  • An introduction to the advantages and disadvantages of parallel trade
  • Understanding what has changed for Parallel trade over the past 12 months
  • 9:50 Parallel Trade and Brexit, where are we now?

    Tushar Patel

    Tushar Patel, Technical Director, Key Pharmaceuticals Ltd
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  • Discussion on the changes that have happened due to Brexit over the past year
  • What strategies are currently being used?
  • Are these strategies of advantage to parallel traders?
  • Understanding what Brexit means for the long-term moving forward
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Where are the limitations, if any, and what are they?

    Tushar Patel

    Tushar Patel, Technical Director, Key Pharmaceuticals Ltd
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    Current trading models and their successes
    The opportunities that are currently possible within the parallel trade industry
    Understanding the challenges within Parallel trade for -

  • A parallel import licences
  • wholesalers
  • NHS
  • Community pharmacy
  • Patients
  • 11:40 A future outlook and open discussion

    Tushar Patel

    Tushar Patel, Technical Director, Key Pharmaceuticals Ltd
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    An interactive question and answer session

  • What is the future of Parallel Trade?
  • Has Brexit changed the role of Parallel Traders within wholesaling
  • Will things continue to change, how can we be prepared?
  • 12:20 Closing Remarks

    12:30 End of Workshop

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