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European Generic Medicines Association of which the Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association of Turkey is a member, started in Istanbul on the 14th of June. The opening speech at the conference which was attended by 450 participants from many different countries, was done by Ministry of Health Undersecretary Dr. Orhan Gümrükçüoğlu. At the Conference subjects such as the current trends in the world and European generic pharmaceuticals markets and the latest developments in intellectual properties, which are of great interest to the sector, are discussed. The Conference is also followed by prominent press organizations in the health sector such as Generic Bulletin and Scrip.

IEIS Chairman Bülent Eczacıbaşı, who presented a speech during the opening of the Conference said, “As the Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association of Turkey, we are very pleased that the

European Generic Medicines Association 13th Annual Conference is taking place in Istanbul. The Meeting being held in Turkey is very significant in terms of the Turkish generic pharmaceuticals industry becoming known to the world and for this subject to be brought to the agenda. In the Conference we will find the opportunity to learn about issues that closely concern Turkey, such as the incentive policies being applied to popularize generic pharmaceuticals use and the perspectives of different countries."

Eczacıbaşı, who pointed out that due to the extra value added to the health system by generic pharmaceuticals, their use is supported in many countries through a variety of applications, added: "With the practice of incentive models that are suitable to our pharmaceutical industry structure and the conditions of our country we believe that the savings achieved by using generic pharmaceuticals will increase and the competitive edge of our industry will excel. If our country can make use of great advantages such as a developed generic pharmaceuticals market, high production capacity, a widespread population and the European Union accession period and overcome problems concerning regulation,

Turkey can become an important player in the expanding world generic pharmaceuticals market".

During the opening session of the conference EGA General Director Greg Perry, Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association of Turkey Chairman Bülent Eczacıbaşı, Ministry of Health Undersecretary Dr. Orhan Gümrükçüoğlu, IMS Health European Strategic Unions Deputy Chairman Per Troein and EGA Chairman Emile Loof made speeches.


Overview of Generic Pharmaceutical Market in Europe and Other Regions
P. Troein
VP Strategic Alliances, IMS Health EMEA

Creating the Right Environment for a Sustainable Generic Medicines Market
E. Loof
President EGA

Dynamics in the EU market
R. O'Riordan
MPSI, MMII Vice-President, Stada AG

A Wall Street Perspective on Generics
R. Silver
Senior Vice President
Specialty Pharmaceuticals Research

Assessing the Impact of Current Trends in Bioequivalance
Requirements and their Impact on the Generic Medicines Industry

S. Almeida
Medical Department Grupo Tecnimede, Portugal

Key Regulatory Developments at International and European Level and
their Impact on Business Development of Generic Companies

S. Kox
EGA Senior Director Scientific & Regulatory Affairs

Patent linkage, Bolar, Paediatric Extension and
Data Exclusivity

B. Stepniewska
Director of Regulatory Affairs, EGA

Update on the Enforcement of IP Rights
& Counterfeiting of Medicines in the EU

L. Mallo
Legal and Government Affairs Manager

IP Developments in the USA and the
Impact on Business Strategies for Generic Companies

N. Greenblum
Senior Managing Partner Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C.

Developed Markets Italy,Portugal,Spain
H. Carradinha
Health Economics Affairs Manager

Developing Markets Belgium - France
E. Grooten
Senior Manager EU Pharmaceutical Policy

Developed Markets Denmark, Germany,
The Netherlands, Sweden and United Kingdom

F. Bongers
Chairman Bogin NL Chair Health-Economy EGA

Eastern Europe and the Balkans
V. Afenliev
Director Business Development
CEE & Asia, ACTAVIS Group;
Chair EU Accession Committee EGA

The Russian pharmaceutical market
M. Veldanova
Managing Director Polpharma Russia

The China Challenge – A Unique & Competitive Market
M. Lotter

Current trends in generic medicines in the
Middle East: challenges and opportunities

M. Darwazah
Vice Chairman, Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC

Golden Age is Over:
Only the Fittest can Survive

E. Bogsch
CEO Gedeon Richter

Views on the Generics Market
B. Tempest
Chief Mentor & Executive Vice Chairman of the Board
Ranbaxy Laboratories, Delhi, India

CEO panel: which way forward for
the generics medicines industry?

A. Rummelt
CEO Sandoz

Challenges of the future
J. Michal
Zentiva N.V., Chairman of the Board and CEO