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17th International Adam Smith Conference
May 17-19, 2011, Corinthia Saint-Petersburg Hotel, St. Petersburg, Russia

Adam Smith Conferences’ 17th Annual International (PDF)

The Russian Pharmaceutical Forum is the predominant event of the pharmaceutical industry in Russia. This International Forum focuses on the key spects of the pharmaceutical industry in Russia, and is designed to be a unique industry platform for the discussion, debate and problem-solving for all industry players that are either active or interested in the Russian pharmaceutical market. In 2011, the Forum will take an in-depth look at major market trends affecting the pharmaceutical industry.

The Mid-Atlantic-Russia Business Council (MARBC) is the supporting organization for the Russian Pharmaceutical Forum. This year, Debbie Hart, the President of BioNJ Association and a member of the MARBC delegation, will give a presentation during the session on Pharmaceutical and BIO Industry Clusters.


  • conference covers the entire spectrum of issues related to Russian pharmaceutical industry
  • interactive polling and discussion, featuring leading international speakers who will share their experience, opinions and perspectives on major concerns in the Russian pharmaceutical sector
  • interactive panel discussions, focused on the most critical and timely topics
  • topic-specific breakfast briefings
  • 16 in-depth sessions, full of unique and topical information
  • 70+ Top industry speakers
  • 500+ delegations
PLUS unlimited networking opportunities at social functions and via online networking tool E-Connect, which allows you to pre-arrange meetings to maximize your time spent at the event.


  • INDUSTRY LEADERS DEBATE: interactive polling and discussion focused on the latest trends and developments in the Russian pharmaceutical sector
  • PANEL DISCUSSION on Global and Regional Generics Growth
  • TOPIC SPECIFIC BREAFINGS on “Skolkovo: New Opportunities for Pharmaceutical Companies” and “HR Management”
  • IN-DEPTH SESSIONS on topics “Establishing and Developing Pharmaceutical and Bio Industry Clusters in Russia”, “Retail: New Business Models and Future Growth Strategies” and “Maintaining Profitability via Localization of Production, Licensed and Contracted Manufacturing and Outsourcing”
  • SPECIAL FOCUS: "Health Financing Strategies and Provider Payment Mechanisms: Balancing the State and Market Interests"
  • FORUM DAY devoted to Sales and Marketing and Legal and Regulatory Issues

The 70+ strong speaker faculty features the most respected, dynamic and progressive CEOs and industry experts who will share their market experience, discuss proven business models, and provide a comprehensive analysis of the most critical elements to any growth strategy.


  • Patric Aghanian, Head of Euroasia Region, Sanifi-eventis
  • Vadim Vlasov, Country President, Novartis Group Russia
  • Milos Petrovic, General Manager, F.Hoffmann La Roche, Russia
  • Nesad Pavietic, President, AstraZeneca, Russia
  • Dmitriy Efimov, General Derector, Nizhpharm, Vice President, STADA
  • Jostein Devidsen, Senior Vice President, Nycomed Group, President, Nycomed Russia-CIS
  • Igor Filatov, General Derector, CV Protek
  • David Panikashvili, President, Pharmaceutical Group ROSTA
  • Jan Slob, President, AKRIKHIN Pharmaceuticals Co
  • Kantor Csaba, Chief Excecutive Officer Russia, Egis
  • Naira Adamian, Country Manager, Janssen-Cilag, Russia
  • Karim Smaira, VP Intercontinental-Emerging Markets Business Unit, Merck Serono
  • Motupalli Ramana, Senior Vice President/ Region Head-Russia and CIS, Dr Reddy's Laboratories
  • Elena Telnova, Acting Head, Roszravnadzor
  • Valeria Solok, Chief Executive Officer of the Management Company, Pharmacy Chain 36.6
  • Andrei Gusev, CEO, Rigla
  • Bob Douglas, Global Head, Synovate Healthcare
  • Eugene Bogdanov, General Derector, Nizhpharm and Vice President, STADA
  • Jiri Hermanek, Vice President & General Manager East Central Europe, Genzyme
  • Laszio Sugar, CEO, Valenta
  • Leonid Parshenkov, General Manager, Abbott Products
  • Nenad Pavletic, President, AstraZeneca, Russia
  • Nickolay Demidov, CEO, Pharmexpert Market Research Center
  • Oleg Feldman, General Director, Comcon-Pharma
  • Serge Scotto, Vice President, Russia/CIS and CEE, Takeda
  • Sergey Shulyak, General Director, DSM Group

Details about the forum are on the website

For more information and a dicount code please contact Val Kogan, President of the MARBC, by phone: (484) 467-7444, by e-mail: val@ma-rbc.org, or visit the MARBC website: http://www.ma-rbc.org.



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