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June 2023

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chandigarh pharma summit 2023

With the government's focus on the sector, availability of skilled manpower and world-class infrastructure, pharma commpanies in Chandigarh have a significant opportunity to expand their businesses nad become leaders in the industry. Presently, the region is home to several pharma manufacturing units that produce a wide range of products, including generic drugs, branded drugs, and nutraceuticals. These companies have played a crucial role in meeting the growing demand for affordable medicines in india and other countries. They also boost the regional economy by creating job opportunity and attracting foreign investment.

Therefore, Express Pharma will host the second edition of the Chandigarh Pharma Summit on June 30, 2023, at Holiday Inn, Panchkula.

The Chandigarh Pharma Summit provides an opportunity for pharma leaders and game changers to come together and exchange ideas on the most recent trends, challenges, and opportunity in the industry. It provides a platform to learn and explore business opportunities as well as stay up-to-date with the latest industry trends and developments.

Dr Rajesh Gupta

All India Head-Pharma, Laghu Udyog Bharati, and President, Himachal Drug Manufacturers Association

Dr Prahalad Singh Maan

Global QMS and Quality Compliance Director, Reckitt Benckiser Group

Girraj Tripathi

Senior General Manager and Site Quality Head, Sun Pharma

Shivaji Chakraborty

Assistant General Manager, Fresenius Kabi Oncology

Neeraj Shukla

General Manager Sales (North India), Optel India

Matteo Masi

Product Sales Manager, Romaco S.R.L

Upendra Singh Bisht

Manager-Business Development, Ami Polymer

Dr Abhijit V Gothoskar

Formulation Expert, Sigachi Industries

Pavankumar Pasupulati

Manufacturing Excellence, Caliber

Dr Sanjit Singh Lamba

Managing Partner, Trillyum Consulting and Advisory

Shridhar Pandey

Zonal Manager - Sales & Marketing, Ami Polymer

Topics to be covered

  • Making Chandigarh a pharma powerhouse
  • Tech advancements to improve key pharma processes
  • Skilling and capability building: Pillars of progress
  • Policies for positive modification
  • Strategies for supply chain resilience
  • Aatmanirbharta in pharma: A progress report
  • Drug discovery and development: Make and innovate in India
  • Changing landscape of clinical research and development
  • Building a sustainable and ethical pharma business

benefits to you

  • Access to a large market: With easy access to important markets like Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, and Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh is strategically located in North India. As a result, businesses may see an increase in revenues and market penetration.
  • Skilled workforce: With numerous renowned educational institutions in the city, it has a highly skilled and competent workforce. This can save businesses on recruitment and training costs by assisting them in finding skilled and qualified personnel for their operations
  • Favourable business environment: The Chandigarh government provides a range of subsidies and incentives to encourage investment in the pharmaceutical industry. This comprises allotments of land, tax exemptions, and capital investment subsidies. This can lower operating expenses for businesses and increase their profitability.
  • Availability of infrastructure: The region has a well-developed infrastructure in terms of transportation, communication, and utilities. This can assist businesses in streamlining their operations and reducing logistics costs.
  • Research and development opportunities: The extensive network of hospitals and research facilities in Chandigarh offers many chances for partnerships and cooperation. This can help companies develop innovative products and technologies, enhancing their competitiveness.
  • Upcoming Bulk Drug Park in Una: The new bulk drug park is coming up in Haroli in Una district, nearly 126 km from Chandigarh. It will help in the production of quality raw materials and also bring down the cost of manufacturing bulk drugs.
  • Quality of life: Chandigarh is known for its high standard of living, with modern amenities, good healthcare facilities, and a clean and green environment. This can help companies attract and retain talented professionals, improving their competitiveness.


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