International Workshop on Strategic Sourcing of Pharmaceuticals

International Workshop on Strategic Sourcing of Pharmaceuticals

27 Sep 2017   To   29 Sep 2017    Mumbai, India

- Understand the roles, benefits and application of strategic sourcing approaches
- Explore the parameters of strategic sourcing and the realities of how to conduct strategic sourcing
- Prepare a framework for conducting strategic sourcing for your own organization
- Review case studies of how leading organizations conduct strategic sourcing – know what works

The course is targeted at public procurement officials, private sector importers and buyer professionals interested in buying pharma drugs from India and Indian participants who are interested in sourcing it to the world.

The workshop will be delivered by global health leaders who support strategic sourcing of pharmaceuticals. The workshop will help in identifying key factors to increase efficiency of day-to-day pharmaceutical procurement and related transactions such as assuring quality, long-term contracting, establishing framework contracts, market shaping, and supply chain infrastructure. This workshop is designed to assist organizations in achieving a reliable supply of quality-assured medicines at competitive prices. 

Course fees: US$ 1500 which includes:
Three days face-to-face training in Mumbai
Certificate from Empower School of Health
Local transportation for field visits
One year of technical assistance

Does not include – International travel, airport transfers, food and accommodation

*Scholarships and Group Discounts Available

To apply, please fill the form or please email us at:

Prof. Paul S. Lalvani, Empower School of Health: Director of Empower School of Health, former head of Global Fund’s department of Procurement and Supply Chain Management, advisor to Gates Foundation, World Bank, WHO, and various Ministries of Health

Dr. Denis Broun: Ambassador, Permanent Representative of PPD to UN and International Organization in Geneva, former Executive Director UNITAID, former Regional Director UNAIDS

Dr. Alasanne BA: Director of CHMP, combines a strong experience of GMP Guidelines, National Pharmaceutical Policy, Pharmaceutical Regulations, dealing with international institutions, NGOs and endemic countries in the field of public health

Mr. Kaushik Desai: Hon. General Secretary, Indian Pharmaceutical Association, former Director, Drug Information Association (DIA), India. Holding an experience of more than 30 years in multifunctional activities in GMP, GLP, audits and inspections

Mr. Prashant Sisodia: Associate Vice President at Mylan, former Vice President at Hetero Drugs, former Regional Manager at Cipla. He has experience of more than 15 years in the Pharmaceutical Industry and strong knowledge about various geographical markets

Mr. Lokesh Sharma: Senior Principal & Practice Leader – Public Health, IMS Health Information and Consulting Services India Private Limited, for Africa, Middle East and South Asia region with over 13 years of experience in leading and managing large healthcare programmes, strategic management, business planning and governance models.

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