HAMILTON, N.J., Aug. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2nd Annual Global Pharma Sourcing conference & exhibition, presented by Informex, the leading global chemical marketplace, will take place November 7-8, at the Marriott Courtyard Downtown in Philadelphia, PA. This top educational forum will provide the latest information on developing robust pharmaceutical sourcing strategies, the current regulatory landscape as well as new trends and business opportunities.
The two-day conference agenda includes case studies and in-depth panel discussions providing a framework for a successful pharmaceutical sourcing plan of action. Key opinion leaders and those at the forefront of pharma sourcing will offer unique insight on real opportunities, cover industry challenges, and address market growth.
"Anyone involved in sourcing, procurement or outsourcing within the pharma industry cannot afford to miss this on-point conference," said Jim Buckley, Brand Director of Informex. "This educational forum will provide an unparalleled roadmap for successful geo-sourcing and supply chain strategies."
The conference begins with a case study by Theresa Mason, Director, External Sourcing, Product and Development, Eli Lilly on "Examining the Key Elements to Execute When Outsourcing your R&D." Other case studies and topics in the morning program will cover all aspects of selecting a global partner including contracting and relationship management with speakers Joe Brands, Executive Director, Global Process Chemistry, External Capabilities Lead, Merck Research Laboratories;Sally Elshout, Purchasing Manager Bio Intermediates, Lonza; and Angie Green, Vice President, Global Outsourced Manufacturing Operations, The Medicines Company.
Mitigating risk in a supply chain and global sourcing strategy are also discussed in the day one programming with topics on FDA and international regulatory requirements, preparing for natural disasters and combating counterfeiting for brand protection and global supply chain integrity. Carl J. Accettura, Senior Director, Product and Supply Chain Management, Sunovion Pharmaceuticals is a lead speaker on this important topic area and will include real world case studies from Pfizer and Bushu Pharmaceuticals.
The second day of Informex Global Pharma Sourcing delves into the latest developments in the sourcing of raw materials, APIs and excipients. Ajit Narang, Senior Research Investigator, Bristol-Myers Squibb, discuses "Examining the Impurities in Pharmaceutical Excipients and Managing their Implications on Sourcing and Outsourcing." Other timely topics include identifying and establishing a number of global suppliers and case studies on the opportunities and challenges of sourcing in China and India.
The educational event concludes with forward-looking panels on the new "Trends and Growth Opportunities in Strategic Souring for the US Pharma Industry." These interactive sessions will examine new and enabling technologies, the import/export paradigm, intellectual property protection in emerging markets, and the pharma company of the future,
In addition, attendees at Informex Global Pharma Sourcing will be able to meet face-to face with top industry suppliers and like-minded peers in facilitated networking breaks throughout the program including an opening cocktail reception, organized lunches, and table-top exhibitor showcases.
About Informex: Organized by UBM Live,Informex's flagship annual North American event is the leading meeting place for buyers and sellers of high-value chemistry for a broad range of applications. As the premier, must-attend platform for the chemical industry for the past 29 years, Informex is a marketplace for networking and doing business in the fine, custom and specialty chemical manufacturing industry. Each year the event brings together an international mix of more than 4,000 fine and specialty chemicals professionals and 500 exhibitors for the all encompassing, 4 day event.
In recent years the global Informex brand has evolved to encompass virtual events, webinars, special focus conferences and additional tradeshows in Asia and South America. 2012 sees the return of the annual Global Pharma Sourcing conference & exhibition (November 7-8 at the Marriott Courtyard Downtown, Philadelphia, PA) and the Informex INDIA exhibition & conference (September 12-14, Nehru Centre, Mumbai, India) For more information go to www.informex.com