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Highlights From The 7th Annual Pharma Project And Portfolio Management 2024

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The 7th Annual Pharma Project and Portfolio Management 2024, held at Fairfield By Marriott in South Goa from January 17th to 19th, 2024, marked a significant milestone as of the best EBM event to date. Addressing challenging R&D project issues, the conference offered a comprehensive program to tackle industry pain points and enhance understanding of intellectual property (IP) and portfolio dynamics within the global pharma sector.
 
Kicking off with a keynote address from Ms. Guneet Kaur Hayer, Managing Director of Eminence Business Media, the conference set the stage for an exceptional three-day learning experience. Day one featured sessions led by industry experts such as Dr. Santanu De from MSN Labs, Dr. Debjani Banerjee from Glenmark Pharma, Dr. Dhananjay Sathe from Unichem Labs, Purab Jajoo from Amneal Pharma, Mike Teiler from Levicure, and Dhanashree Tukaye from Novartis. These experts delved into topics related to IP and portfolio challenges in the European landscape and litigations, incorporating an engaging group activity focused on solving the challenge of "choosing products from a portfolio."
 
The second day concentrated on the dual challenges and opportunities faced by project and portfolio management teams. Industry experts, including John Robert from Dr. Reddy’s Labs, Niteesh Srivastava from Macleods Pharma, Vishnu Prasad from Asana, and Sandeep Koul from Wockhardt, delivered insightful sessions. A Moot Court session facilitated by Dr. Bharati Nadkarni from Appropriate IP Services, Dr. Mandar Kodgule from IQGEN-X pharma, and Dr. Anshuman Ambike from Emcure Pharma, added an interesting dimension to the day.
 
The third and final day emphasized core project management concepts, featuring sessions on strategies, PMP practices, PMBoK, CCPM, and backup plan management by experts like Dr. Laila Fatima from Novartis, Jimmy Kotecha from Biocon Biologics, Kumaran Venugopal from MSN Labs, Prashant Kane from Sun Pharma, and Jayesh Khatri from Ashish Life Sciences. A case study session on solving project management challenges, facilitated by Kartik Shivkumar from Dr. Reddy’s Labs and Amit Sharma from Fresenius Kabi, was also part of the day.
 
Throughout the conference, partners such as Asana, Altudo, and Ecubix engaged with delegates, presenting innovative solutions to address project and portfolio management challenges in the pharmaceutical industry.
 
Closing with a unique touch, the program concluded with a mindful and resilient activity combining sound healing and art, presented by Gayatri Singh from Gmantra Wellness, providing a special rejuvenating experience.
 
Eminence Business Media plans to announce the dates for the eighth edition of Pharma Project and Portfolio Management in 2025, encouraging everyone to stay tuned for updates on their LinkedIn page and event website.