The theme of the conclave was ‘Present Global Challenges — Preparedness of Industry’
Pharmaceutical Export Promotion Council of India (Pharmexcil) in association with the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India, recently organised the ‘Pharma CEOs Conclave’ as a part of its 11th Annual Meet in Hyderabad. Sudhanshu Pandey, IAS, Joint Secretary, Department of Commerce, Government of India, who was also the chief guest for the event, Madan Mohan Reddy, Vice-Chairman, Pharmexcil, Whole Time Director, Aurobindo Pharma and Dr PV Appaji, Director General, Pharmexcil and dignitaries representing the government and pharma industry, participated in the event.
The conclave, based on the theme ‘Present Global Challenges — Preparedness of Industry’, was chaired by Satish Reddy, Chairman, Dr Reddy’s Laboratories with panelists being Rajiv Nannapneni, VC Chief Executive Officer, Natco Pharma, Debasish Mallick, Dy. Managing Director, Exim Bank, Dr Sivakumaran, Director, Aurobinda Pharma, Dr Akun Sabharwal, IPS, Director General, Drugs Control Administration – Telangana and Dr Ravi Shankar, IPS, Director General, Drugs Control Administration, Andhra Pradesh.
Global pharma business meet (API focused) and technical seminars were organised at the conclave. The meet was attended by 85 international delegates from 30 countries. Around 150 Indian pharma companies had B2B meetings and participated in the expo.
At the technical seminars, deliberations were held on data integrity and service providers for statutory requirements creating awareness on various procedural issues and associated services available for medium and small scale industries and for promoting the exports.
The following topics were discussed at the conclave: Financing in pharma industry and government schemes; clinical research and international practices; packaging of pharmaceuticals-protection and beyond; PIC/S and its implication on Indian pharma industry and exports, export opportunities on APIs; WHO Prequalification Programme for APIs, finished formulations, quality control laboratories.
Pharmexcil also honoured the member companies with Export and Patent Awards. Dr Gokaraju Gangaraju, Member of Parliament, presented the awards to the national winners in pharma exports and pharma patents.