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LONDON, February 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

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The annual The Economist Events' Pharma Summit will be held in London on Thursday, March 13 2014. The Summit will be held at The Dorchester Hotel, London from 8:30am to 5:00pm.

The Pharma Summit, now in its 20th year, will host diverse discussions surrounding the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries as attention turns to the ever evolving global economy and the implications of current models in the sector. This year's theme, 'Reinventing Business Models and Markets', will observe the challenges the industry is facing as we assess the future of life science-based innovations.

Bruno Strigini, a panel speaker and President, MSD, Europe/Canada, commented: "It is important to maintain a strong and open dialogue to ensure that we adapt our business models to the ever-changing external environment. With a mix of pharma experts, government officials, senior business leaders and patient representatives from across the UK and Europe, I look forward to this year's Economist Pharma Summit where we will debate the pressing issues facing the industry."

The event will focus on a number of topical issues, such as the emergence and implications of Big Data in biotechnology, the growth opportunities within frontier markets and accessing new sustainable business models for the industry.

Key speakers at the Summit include:

  • Elias Zerhouni, Member of the Executive Committee and the Global Leadership Team and President R&D, Sanofi
  • Sir Andrew Dillon, Chief Executive, National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
  • Richard Bergström, Director General,  European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA)
  • Bruno Strigini, President, Europe and Canada, MSD
  • Geno Germano, Group President of the Global Innovative Pharma Business, Pfizer
  • Joseph Herring, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Covance
  • Roch Doliveux, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Executive Committee, UCB
  • Ulf Wiinberg, Chief Executive Officer, Lundbeck
  • Michael Simpson, Chief Executive Officer, Caradigm
  • Vivek Muthu, Healthcare Director, The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and Chief Executive Officer & Founder, Bazian
  • Patrick Flochel, Global Pharmaceutical Sector Leader, EY
  • Stephen McGarry, Managing Director, Head of Global Healthcare Research, Société Générale
  • Mene Pangalos, Executive Vice-president, Innovative Medicines and Early Development, AstraZeneca
  • Francesco de Rubertis, Partner, Index Ventures
  • Denis McCauley, Editorial Director EMEA, The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)
  • John Milad, Chief Executive Officer, Quanta Fluid Solutions
  • John Parkinson, Director, Clinical Practice Research Datalink
  • Stephen Friend, President, Co-founder and Director, Sage Bionetworks
  • Richard Price, Chief Executive Officer,
  • Martin Coulter, Chief Executive Officer, PatientsLikeMe
  • Josep Figueras,  Director, European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies
  • Andrew Hessel, Distinguished Research Scientist, Autodesk Research

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For further information on event registration or to request interviews with any of the speakers at The Pharma Summit 2014, please contact Consilium Strategic Communications, Official Press Office for The Economist Healthcare Events: 

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