On each day of the show, you will have the chance to attend our free on-site conference programme. With more than 50 expert speakers confirmed from all over the MEA region and further afield, the agenda focuses on three key themes; innovation, regional insights and government to industry initiatives.

Make the most of your time on-site by updating your knowledge on market insights, future opportunities, emerging policies and healthcare strategies impacting the Middle East & Africa region. No need to reserve your spot in advance, just turn up in good time to get a seat!

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2020 Conference Agenda

11:00-11:45: Keynote address | UAE Outlook
 

11:45-12:45: Government Focus | The GCC Healthcare Investment Landscape

  • Growth drivers
  • Key markets and major players
  • Market opportunities and challenges
  • Evaluation of market attractiveness
  • Government initiatives taken to promote private investment

 

12:45-13:30: Saudi Arabia | Regulatory Dynamics and Future Outlook

Saudi Vision 2030 vision gives considerable momentum to pharmaceutical and biotechnology research & development, as well as creating a more competitive and high-quality healthcare sector. Saudi Arabia’s healthcare sector will see the most crucial transition
in the upcoming years as the government, which had been the largest provider until now, will slowly take on the role of a regulator as more and more private providers enter the market.

  • Market entry strategies, regulatory framework
  • Pharmaceuticals market growth drivers and restraints

14:00-15:00: Optimising Innovation Pathways: Learning from the Global Market

  • Assess the current state of play of the effectiveness of existing innovation pathways in relevant regions
  • Actions and recommendations to improve or streamline the innovation pathway
  • From idea generation to commercialisation


15:00-16:00: Collaborative Innovation: How Big Pharma, Academia and Start-Ups can learn from Each Other

  • Understanding collaboration: The corporate, the academia and the start-up perspective
  • Which questions need to be solved to collaborate successfully?
  • Collaborations based on shared expertise and resources


16:00-17:00: Novel Technologies and Initiatives Driving NCDs Management

  • Drivers and diffusion mechanisms of NCD innovations
  • Examples of innovations to Counter NCD
  • What needs to happen next?

10:30-11:45: Mobilizing Investment, Technology and Partnership Opportunities for the African Pharma Market 
 

11:45-12:30: Creating a Sustainable Pharma Sector in Sub-Saharan Africa

  • Emerging challenges/opportunities in the pharma industry
  • Insight into market sizes and typical growth segments in key markets
  • Investment climate and business environment for increased investment in pharmaceutical production

 

12:30-13:00: Case Study | Improving the quality and efficiency of healthcare services through HTA

This case will provide an example of the value of being able to share HTA knowledge more freely, specifically executable economic
models that can be adapted to local contexts. It demonstrates the positive impact of having open access sources for HTA knowledge dissemination on major health policy challenges worldwide.

14:00-15:00: How Digital is Reshaping the Pharma Arena in the Middle East

  • Current state of digitization in pharma and understanding the changing landscape
  • Key to successful digital transformations
  • Growing trends of digital adoption in pharma


15:00-16:00: Patient Centricity | Benchmarking, Scaling and Implementation of Patient Initiatives

This case will provide an example of the value of being able to share HTA knowledge more freely, specifically executable economic
models that can be adapted to local contexts. It demonstrates the positive impact of having open access sources for HTA knowledge dissemination on major health policy challenges worldwide.

 

16:00-17:00: Sustainable Workforce: Driving Eco-friendly Growth?

  • How ready is your organisation for the work and workers of the future?
  • Global talent market, new talent mix and 21st century skills
  • Talent attraction and retention
  • Wellbeing: A key productivity driver

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