Europe’s only parallel business conference returns for its 16th year

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London, United Kingdom, February 25, 2022 –(PR.com)– SMi presents its 16th annual parallel trade conference on March 21-22, 2022. As the only parallel trade conference in Europe, this event offers the perfect platform for industry experts from both sides of the coin to come together and share their views on the practice of parallel trading.

The 2022 event will be more important than ever due to the transition period after the end of Brexit. As such, the UK will no longer be part of the EU’s free market. This will result in higher drug prices, reduced access to certain specialty drugs and an increased risk of shortages in the supply chain. In a post-Brexit environment, exhaustion of rights will cease to apply in the UK, making importing and exporting a costly business and, in the worst case, could effectively kill off parallel distribution.

This conference will bring together industry experts to discuss industry challenges and drivers, including the EU regulatory landscape and the impact of Brexit and the pandemic together. The conference will also provide global information on parallel trade and reflect on key takeaways for other Member States.

Register online today at: www.parallel-trade.com or call Yasmin Alsadoon, Director on +44 (0)20 7827 6164 or email [email protected]

Co-chairs for 2022:
Christopher Stothers, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
Eric Noehrenberg, Vice President and Global Head of Market Access and Government Affairs, Corcym

Keynote speakers include:
Martin Howe, Queen’s Counsel, 8 New Square
Shabnam Hanassab, Head of Engagement, iQvia
· Tushar Patel, Technical Director, Key Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Dermot Glynn, Senior Advisor, Europe Economics
Stefan Enchelmaier, Professor of European and Comparative Law, Jurisprudence Tutor, Lincoln College, GB-Oxford
Hynek Valerián, Group Parallel Trade Manager, Dr.Max Group
Jackie Mulryne, Partner, Arnold & Porter
Peter Bogaert, Managing Partner, Covington & Burling
· …and much more

Main benefits of participating:

– Learn about the impact of Covid-19 on parallel trade as countries begin to lift restrictions. How has the sector been influenced?
– Engage in discussions on the growth of parallel trade over the past year at the only specific conference on parallel trade within the EU.
– Discuss the impact on UK parallel trade following Brexit, through the eyes of regulators, the pharmaceutical industry and academics.
– Develop a better understanding of the rules and regulatory changes over the last 12 months, parallel trade, where are we now?

Who should attend:

Vice President/Heads of/General Managers:
Trade and international relations
Supply Chain Development – Brexit
Implementation of Brexit
Market access
· Supply chain manager
Parallel trade relationships
· Regulatory Affairs
IP
· Purchases
Policy Patent Operations
European Affairs
· Supply and demand
· Attorney
Distribution

In addition, two post-conference interactive workshops
Workshop A: Parallel Commerce, let’s talk about the details
Workshop leader: Tushar Patel, Technical Director, Key Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Workshop overview: This workshop will cover all the main topics of parallel trade, looking back to understand the future. There will be highlights on the history of parallel imports and how it works with the UK. The workshop will also focus on parallel trade and Brexit, discuss where we are and what strategies are currently being used, do they give benefits to parallel traders and how will Brexit affect parallel trade in the long run? term. The workshop will highlight the challenges and successes of the industry and also allow for an open discussion on the future of this industry.

This workshop will allow you to:
• Discover the future of parallel commerce, 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.
• Discuss with Tushar Patel current trading patterns and specifics
challenges for different industry professionals.

Workshop B: The jurisprudence of parallel imports
Workshop Leader: Stefan Enchelmaier, Professor of European and Comparative Law, Jurisprudence Tutor, Lincoln College, GB-Oxford

Workshop overview: This workshop will allow participants to discuss and deepen their understanding of jurisprudence within parallel trade. With interactive sessions, opportunities to question and learn, this workshop will discuss national intellectual property rights and trade in COVID 19 vaccines. There will be highlights of Professor Stefan Enchelmaier’s work and case studies, focusing on refurbishment and intellectual property.

This workshop will allow you to:
• Find out when parallel trading is allowed
• Participate in interactive sessions on case law with a focus on packaging
• Discuss potential cases with Stefan and develop your understanding of the flow of free goods.

Additional contact details:
T: +44 (0)20 7827 6088
Email: [email protected]
W: www.parallel-trade.com/
LinkedIn: @SMi Pharma
Twitter: @SMiPharm #SMi #SMiParallel

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