ProcureCon Pharma

Zurich, Switzerland 28 February 1 March / 2013

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About the conference

Industry leaders will be presenting best practice case studies at ProcureCon Pharma 2012, Europe's premier strategic sourcing event for the pharma manaufacturing community. You'll receive invaluable insight on all the key issues affecting the pharma procurement function, from AMNOG to the latest pharma outsourcing strategies - plus proven strategies to stay best in class in terms of people, technology and processes. Join the only event where over two days you will hear candid insight, challenges faced and lessons learnt in procuring within your own sector. Benchmark against your competitors, take away top tips and proven to work solutions and improve your processes to get to or stay at the top of your game! Early confirmations include: Ashley Readshaw, CPO and former VP Financial Operations, AstraZeneca giving strategic and practical advice on retaining talent in offices in Chinaas part of a global sourcing strategy Jean-Philippe Collin, VP and Chief Procurement Officer, Sanofi-Aventis will be part of a panel interview on the Roadmap for Procurement 2020 - what will the pharmaceutical and biotech companies of the future look like? Susannah Gooch, Regional Director of Global Purchasing - Europe and EMEA, Abbott Laboratories taking part in a panel session on how their direct and indirect procurement teams encourage suppliers to innovate for them Mark Hollison, Procurement Director, Napp Pharmaceuticals will go back to basics with upskilling the procurement team by competency profiling, project management, negotiation and creating consistency Dr Volker Hartmann, Head of Corporate Purchasing Production Material, Boehringer Ingelheim will share his views on negotiating and generating value from dominant suppliers who may have market monopoly Key themes to be covered at the event: An update on the changes to rules governing medicinal products in the European Union and its impact on procurement, including AMNOG Which categories and locations should be prioritized in pharma outsourcing and pharama off-shoring to improve operations, lower costs and deliver long-term value? Feasibility of setting up, sourcing from and creating pharma procurement organisations in the emerging markets to grow your business and gain the best rate of return whilst managing and mitigating the risks How can direct and indirect procurement teams encourage suppliers to innovate for them to create a point of differentiation and competitive advantage? How can pharma procurement teams add measurable value to the top line? Which areas of pharma procurement can be streamlined/ best practice to reduce major category spend How to manage the cost base by improving intelligence to assess market movements of APIs and negotiate the best supplier agreements Risk management and assurance of supply in direct pharma procurement Pharma outsourcing of clinical research – how to create a true partnership and excellence in execution When looking at the problem of marketing - what new channels can be utilised to reach the target audience? Should you go with local, regional or global marketing agencies? How to negotiate and generate value from dominant suppliers who may have market monopoly or the upper hand post medical authority approval Supplier relationship management for better collaboration and alliances Close supply chains - reshaping the design of supply chains in pharmaceutical manufacturing Training and development – upskilling the team to increase the skills set of procurement Building the necessary relationships between pharma procurement and the key internal stakeholders of marketing and R&D
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