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Thursday, May 4, 2023

Grand Success of the 6th Annual Pharma Project & Portfolio Management 2023: EBM does it yet again!

The 6th edition of the Pharma Project & Portfolio Management set very high benchmarks in the originality and creativity of the session and delivered an exciting program filled with learning and experiences. This three-day in-person conference was held at Fairfield by Marriott near the Mumbai International Airport from 26th to 28th April 2023. The program was designed uniquely by balancing the various discussion topics between the project and portfolio management teams. The conference started with the Keynote address from the Managing Director of Eminence Business Media, welcoming everyone and setting the expectations for the three-day unique learning program. The program's first session was taken by Mr Mike Teiler, Principal Consultant, Teiler Group, on Portfolio Strategy and Product Selection.

The session delivered the necessary implications for the project and portfolio management teams required to perform the auction session the next day. The first day of the conference mainly consisted of portfolio management topics where industry leaders like Dr Mukesh Kumar M.D., Mr Edward Coutinho, Dr Paras Vasanani and Mr Pradeep Patni covered issues related to Biosimilars, Pipeline Management and collaborative partnering process to manage the planning perspectives and uncertainties efficiently. The day also explored the nexus of IPR and Portfolio by discussing topics like competitive intelligence for portfolio designing led by Dr Mandar M Kodgule, Chairman and CEO of IQGEN-X Pharma. The day concluded with the delegates solving an exciting case study by Ms Tahseen Rana on the drug development process against the complication of the pandemic and timelines!

The second day of the conference had a different flavour attached to the day by introducing a theme to a conference day, Retro or Bollywood. The delegates dressed up in the styles of the 70s, 80s and 90s and flared their approach with Bollywood ideas. Filled with various group activities and eminent personalities as speakers, the retro theme was the cherry on the cake. The day majorly discussed crossover topics most creatively. Mr Sapan Parikh from Zydus Lifesciences led the issue of supply chain management and vendor selection with a skit performance on stage to showcase the different scenarios of department communications. Mr Nirav Shah followed the session with an exciting and much-required topic: Value leakage of life cycle products. The third session of the day was the much-awaited group activity of Auction, conducted by Mr Mike Teiler. The eight hypothetical companies in the room had to bid for the products on the platform, and the experience created was one-of-a-kind in the pharma world. The second half of the day discussed the various perspectives of the project management by discussing topics like a universe of the PMO by Mr Saifur Rahman and learning about the untapped potential of the Indian pharma industry by Mr Abhilash Soral from Indoco Remedies.

The third day of the conference purely discussed the Project Management topics, including setting up PMOs, discussing the relevant skills for handling biosimilars, emerging markets being the new pharma approach and looking at the old project management concepts from a new lens of evolving unique solutions. The sessions were conducted by Dr Laila Fatima, Mr Abhishek Mittal, Mr Debashis Sarkar and Mr Sivanandam Kesavan. The most refreshing session for Day 3 was conducted by Mr Sushil Barkur, who moderated a one-of-kind invigorating session on soft skills by conducting a session on Game Theory.

Eminence Business Media will soon be back with the dates for the 7th edition of the Pharma Project & Portfolio Management 2024. Stay tuned on LinkedIn page and event website for more updates!