7th European Pharma Licensing Symposium (EPLS)

Event Details

  • Location: Prague, Czech Republic
  • Dates: Tuesday 23rd September to Wednesday 24th September 2014

The 7th EPLS took place in Prague from 22nd-24th September 2014. Over 150 companies from across Europe and the USA attended the two days of presentations, which included for the first time the ‘talking table’ format that featured 8 tables on deals issues, from Performance Issues to Deal Trends.

There was plenty of time for networking throghout the event, with a welcome drinks reception held on Monday evening and then a gala dinner at the stunning Francouzsk√° Restaurant.

All delegates will continue to have acess to use the online delegate contact system until the end of November.

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Event Schedule

Monday 22nd September

18.30 - 20.30 Welcome Drinks Reception
Marriott Prague - Bohemia Room Function Area

Tuesday 23rd September

08.00 - 09.00 Registration
09.00 - 09.15 Welcome Address & Introduction
Thomas Hoegn, EPLC
Alexandr Krajhanzl, PLG CEE
SESSION A Keynote Presentations
09.15 - 09.45 A Commercial Overview of the Opportunities in Europe
Frederic Desdouits
EVP Head of Corporate Business Development, Acquisitions & Marketin Intelligence
Pierre Fabre
09.45 - 10.15 Are All the Emerging Markets Paying Their Way?
Reiner Christensen
Chameleon Pharma Consulting
10.15 - 10.45 New Business Models - Interface with Pharma
Manuela Mueller-Gerndt
HCL Technologies
10.45 - 11.15 Break
SESSION B European Entry Strategy
11.15 - 12.30 Launch Strategy for Europe with Panel Discussion:
Germany - Burkhard Straeter, Strater Life Sciences
UK - Dominic Hornblow, Head of Legal, UK Marketing Company, AstraZeneca
Spain - Rafael Cabrera, Director Business Development and Market Access, UCB Iberia
France - Julie Spiesser, Senior Director, Global Strategic Pricing, Sanofi
12.30 - 13.00 Role of HTA in Assessing BD Opportunities and Deals
Monique Martin
VP and General Manager, HEOR Operations Europe, Life Sciences
13.00 - 14.30 Lunch
SESSION C Talking Tables on Deal Issues
1. Legal Aspects e.g. Termination
Constanze Ulmer-Eilfort
Baker & McKenzie

2. IP Aspects, e.g. SPC's
Gerda Redl
REDL Life Science Patent Attorneys

3. Regulatory Aspects
Ulrich Granzer
Granzer Regulatory Consulting & Services

4. Performance Issues in Agreements
Paul Ranson & Stuart Richards
Pinsent Masons

5. Deal Trends
Roger Davies
Medius Associates

6. Commerical Issues
Thomas Hoegn
TH Consulting

7. Due Diligence Issues
Irina Staatz-Granzer
Staatz Business Development & Strategy

8. Market Forecasting
Neil Jamieson, Evaluate &
Lisa Urquhart, EP Vantage
14.30 - 15.05 Individual Tables - Round 1
15.05 - 15.20 Break
15.20 - 15.50 Individual Tables - Round 2
15.50 - 17.00 Feedback to Main Group from Table Hosts
18.00 - 22.00 Networking Drinks Reception & Gala Dinner
Francouzska Restaurant, Municipal House

Wednesday 24th September

SESSION D Orphan Drugs
09.00 - 09.30 Regulatory Challenges and Threats in Orphan Drug
Development - are Ultra Orphans Easy
Ulrich Granzer
Granzer Regulatory Consulting
09.30 - 10.00 Building by Acquisition
Charlie Alexander
Senior Director Business Development
Shire Pharmaceuticals
10.00 - 10.30 Derisking Rare Disease Projects
Chris Adams
Cydan Development
10.30 - 11.00 Break
SESSION E Local Emerging / Existing Market Issues
11.00 - 11.30 Overview of Local Markets
Hynek Valerian
Senior Manager, Offering Management, Czech and Slovak Republics
IMS Health
11.30 - 12.00 Entering the Market - Challenges and Opportunities
Gyorgy Leitner
Chief Operating Officer
12.00 - 12.30 Generics Transition
Jerome Silvestre
Senior Vice President
Sanofi Global Generics Division
12.30 - 13.00 IP Issues in CEE
Gerda Redl
Patent and Trademark Attorney
REDL Life Science Patent Attorneys
13.00 - 14.00 Lunch and Close

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