The two-day event threw light on diverse facets and challenges of project management through a conference – workshop model
The 5th Annual Pharma Project Management Conference was recently held in Mumbai. Hosted by CPhI Conferences, a division of UBM India, the event saw pharma industry professionals from across the country congregate to discuss and exchange knowledge on various aspects of project management.
Eminent speakers like Sanjay Bhanushali, International Business, Cipla; Cynthia Shafer, Associate Director – Project Management, Novartis; Sangbreeta Moitra, Corporate Speaker & Storyteller, Find The Speaker Within; Subbu Parameswaran, CEO, Learning Curve Life Skills Foundation; Bishnu Mohanty, Head – Global Project Management, Alkem Lab; Rajaram Iyer, VP, Mankind Pharma; Shibasish Pramanik, Head of I&D India, Abbott; Abhishek Gupta, Director & Head – RDI, AstraZeneca; Ramakrishna Kasichainula, Associate Director, Dr Reddy’s Laboratories and Varada Bapat, Head – Project Management, Wockhardt, amongst others addressed the audience at the two-day conference.
Through a conference-workshop model, pharma project management experts covered pivotal topics such as ensuring successful delivery of projects, critical challenges faced by the project managers in the pharma industry such as risk management and budget management, global perspectives on project management, strategies for resource planning and management etc.
The experts at the conference also highlighted the crucial role played by pharma project management for complex processes involved in drug and device development. They also demonstrated the ability of effective project management to achieve significant impact in development of drugs and medical devices within shorter timescales. They also presented a comparative analysis between pharma project management and project management in other industries. Case studies which demonstrated the practical aspects of handling projects for better execution and timely delivery of projects were also part of the two-day event, followed by Q&A sessions.
The event also offered network opportunities galore to exchange ideas and form future alliances.