On April 3, 2009 India's finest think-tank will discuss and find solutions on burning issues and problems facing the industry.


India’s commercial capital and the corporate headquarters of many top ranking companies Mumbai will host nation’s biggest pharmaceutical leadership summit  “The Pharmaceutical Leadership Summit 2009” under the theme Destination India — Challenges & Opportunities, to be held in  Hotel Renaissance Mumbai and Convention Centre in Grand Ball Room at Powai, Mumbai on April 3, 2009.

The one day summit is being organised with a view to bring together leaders from the industry and crystallise their views and thoughts and assist the industry to find solutions and strategies to help the Indian pharma industry face challenges adroitly and seize opportunities as they arise.

The who's who of pharma industry like Kiran Mazumdar of Biocon Lid, Kewal Handa of Pfizer Ltd, Anuj Saxena of Elder Healthcare, Ramakant Panda of Asian Heart Institute, Ranjit Shahani of Novartis and a host of other big wigs will be debating some of the crucial topics of tremendous significance confronted by the industry.More than 400 industry professionals, Pharma Academia, bureaucrats, medical practitioners will be attending the high profile event.

Apart from the Indian industry, the summit will also see sizable presence of professionals from Srilanka, Bangladesh, Middle East, United states and other countries who have close pharma relations with India.

By hosting the Pharma summit at a time when the nation is being rocked by instability in the economy and the corporate world, the organisers also wish to send out a message that while some other sectors have been adversely affected, the Pharma and associated industry continue to progress and have managed to shrug off the effects of the depression across the world. It is also the right time for the industry to rise and review its performance, people and assess the requirements of the industry.

The summit provides a perfect opportunity for all players in the pharma world to come together and learn from the leaders of the industry. The Summit is deliberating many critical topics of tremendous significance confronted by the Industry.

Prominent speakers

The other notable speakers include, Malvinder Singh of Ranbaxy, Ranjit Shahni, MD, Novartis India Limited, Kewal Handa, Managing Director, Pfizer Limited , Dr Anuj Saxena, MD, Elder Healthcare Ltd, Ajit Singh, Chairman, ACG World Wide, Ramesh L Adige, Executive Director, Corporate Affairs & Global, Corporate Communications, Ranbaxy Ltd, Anand Balasundaram, MD, Astra Zeneca Pharma Inida Pvt Limited, Venkat Jasti, MD, Suven Life Sciences Ltd, Alok Mishra, Sr President,- operations, VHB Medisciences Ltd, Neopharma LLC, Sanjiv Dharwadkar Sr. Director Pharma, Aventis Pharma Limited, Deepak Naik, MD, Eisai Pharma Pvt. Ltd, Narayan Gad, CEO-Formulations, Panacea Biotech Limited.

Others include Dr Himadri Sen, President R&D, Ranbaxy Limited, Dr Suresh Jadhav Executive Director Serum Institute of India Ltd, Dr PM Nayak, Project Director, Zydus Cadila Ltd, Kaushik Desai, Director & CEO, Global Pharmatech, Shailesh Siroya, MD, Bal Pharma Limited, M Prashant, VP, Business Devlopment, Sarvotham Remedies Ltd, V S Reddy, MD, British Biologicals, J A S Giri, Chairman, Sangfroid Industries Ltd, Dr R B Smartha, MD.

One unique aspect of the summit is that it is being held in aid of Akshaya Patra, the world’s largest run school meal program which is feeding around one million school children everyday across India.

Recently even President-Elect Obama had also commended the organisation for the yeomen service it is doing by feeding poor school children across India. The event is being held in association with Pharmaexicil, Indian Drug Manufaturer’s Association, Indian Pharmaceutical Associations and the Orgainsation of Pharmaceutical products of India.