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Conference Day 1 | 16 September

Keynote address
11:00 - 11:30
Assistant Undersecretary of Public Health Policy & Licensing Sector
UAE Ministry of Health & Prevention
Creating Regulatory Harmony across the Middle East & North Africa
11:30 - 12:45
Market Insights
Head of Bioequivalence Department, Central Administration for Pharmaceutical Affairs (CAPA
Ministry of Health - Egypt
Regional Vice President - Middle East, Africa & Turkey
Clinical Pharmacologist
Rabat WHO Collaborating Centre for Pharmacovigilance
Assistant Undersecretary of Public Health Policy & Licensing Sector
UAE Ministry of Health & Prevention
Director, Communications, Government Affairs & Market Access--Gulf Countries
Business Development Director
Aspen Health
Director General
Founder of CMR & CIRS

What steps can Governments take to support the industry and keep pace with recent developments?

An Industry Player's Perspective on Pharma Manufacturing in the GCC
12:45 - 14:00
Regional Focus-Gulf Cooperation Council
Managing Director
Dubai Science Park
Gulf Market Access & Pricing Lead
CEO & President
Affygility Solutions
International Area Manager
Laboratorios Ordesa
Managing Director

What are the opportunities for local players? What is being done to attract international players to the region?

The Forgotten Markets of MENA
14:00 - 14:30
Market Insights
Marketing Manager
Advanced Marketing Statistics

Iraq, Iran, Yemen and Sudan. What are the opportunties for pharma manufacturers across these regions?

Delivering Saudi Arabia-s Vision 2030
14:30 - 15:00
Regional Spotlight - Saudi Arabia
National Committee for Pharmaceutical Industries (NCPI)

What are the incentives for stimulating local manufacturing? What opportunties does the emerging contract manufacturing sector present?

Spotlight on Oncology
15:00 - 16:00
Future Trends - Non-Communicable Diseases
Director General
Friends of Cancer Patients
Commercial Head Saudi Arabia and Oncology Practice Lead
Zaphyr Pharmaceuticals
Medical Manager
Merck Middle East

What are the latest developments in screening and treatments across the region? How are cost pressures and innovation being balanced? What can be learnt from global markets?

Building a Sustainable Workforce
16:00 - 17:00
Future Trends - The Workforce of the Future
External Consultant
McKinsey & Co
Commissioner, Commission for Academic Accreditation
Ministry of Education, UAE
Associate Partner & Senior VP - Healthcare & Life Sciences
Frost & Sullivan
Seana Lifesciences
Head of Private Equity, Life Sciences and Consumer MENA
Spencer Stuart

What steps can companies take to ensure a sustainable pipeline of talent, to keep pace with projected growth? How can Academia contribute to developing the right skill-set for the industry?