Book to attend the Parallel Trade conference before midnight on Friday January 28 and save £ 100

Parallel trade 2022

Navigating the challenges and legal landscapes of parallel trade

The conference will also provide global information on parallel trade in pharmaceuticals and reflect on key takeaways for other member states. “

– Richard Jones, Director of Events, SMI Group

LONDON, LONDON, UK, January 7, 2022 / – SMi presents its 16th Annual Parallel Trade Conference on March 21-22, 2022. As the only parallel trade conference in Europe, this event constitutes the perfect platform for industry experts from both sides of the coin to come together and share their views on the practice of parallel trade.
The 2022 event will be bigger than ever due to the transition period after Brexit ends. As such, the UK will no longer be part of the EU free market. This will mean higher drug prices, reduced access to some specialty drugs, and increased risk of supply chain shortages. In a post-Brexit environment, exhaustion of rights will cease to apply in the UK, making importing and exporting an expensive business and, in the worst case, could effectively kill parallel distribution.

This conference will bring together industry experts to jointly discuss the challenges and drivers of the industry, including the EU regulatory landscape and the impact of Brexit and the pandemic. The conference will also provide global information on parallel trade and reflect on key takeaways for other member states.

Book by 28 January at the latest to receive £ 100 off the conference price
Register online today at: or call Yasmin Alsadoon, Director on +44 (0) 20 7827 6164 or email [email protected]

Co-Chairs for 2022:
• Christopher Stothers, partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
• Eric Noehrenberg, Vice President and Global Head of Market Access and Government Affairs, Corcym

Key speakers include:
• Martin Howe, Queen’s Counsel, 8 New Square
• Shabnam Hanassab, Head of Engagement, iQvia
• Tushar Patel, Technical Director, Key Pharmaceuticals Ltd
• Dermot Glynn, Senior Advisor, Europe Economics
• Stefan Enchelmaier, professor of European and comparative law, tutor in jurisprudence, Lincoln College, GB-Oxford
• Hynek Valerián, Group Parallel Trade Manager, group Dr. Max
• Jackie Mulryne, partner, Arnold & Porter
• Peter Bogaert, Managing Partner, Covington & Burling
• …and much more

Main advantages of participating:
• Learn about the impact of Covid-19 on parallel trade as countries begin to lift restrictions. How has the sector been influenced?
• Engage in discussions on the growth of parallel trade over the past year at the only specific parallel trade conference in the EU.
• Discuss the impact on British parallel trade following Brexit, through the eyes of regulators, the pharmaceutical industry and academics
• Develop a better understanding of the rules and regulatory changes over the past 12 months, Parallel trade, where are we now?
Who should be present:

Vice-president / heads of / general managers:
• Trade and international relations
• Supply chain development – Brexit
• Implementation of Brexit
• Market access
• Supply chain manager
• Parallel business reports
• Regulatory Affairs
• IP
• Purchases
• Patent exploitation policy
• European affairs
• Supply and demand
• Attorney
• Distribution

SMi Group offers direct access to key decision-makers through tailor-made sponsorship and exhibitor packages. For more details contact

In addition, two post-conference interactive workshops
Workshop A: Parallel trade let’s talk about the details
Workshop Manager: Tushar Patel, Technical Director, Key Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Workshop Overview: This workshop will cover all major parallel trade topics, looking back to understand the future. There will be highlights on the history of parallel imports and how it works with the UK. The workshop will also highlight parallel trade and Brexit, discussing where we are now and what strategies are currently in use, do they give benefits to parallel traders and how Brexit will affect parallel trade in the long run. term. The workshop will highlight the challenges and successes of the industry and also allow an open discussion on the future of this industry.

This workshop will allow you to:
• Discover the future of parallel trade, based on the history we have
• Understand where we are now, how has Brexit drawn the parallel
commerce industry
• Interact with industry professionals with question-and-answer sessions.
• Talk with Tushar Patel about current trading models and specifics
challenges for different industry professionals.

Workshop B: The jurisprudence of parallel imports
Workshop leader: Stefan Enchelmaier, professor of European and comparative law, tutor in jurisprudence, Lincoln College, GB-Oxford

Workshop overview: This workshop will allow participants to discuss and develop their understanding of jurisprudence within parallel trade. With interactive sessions, opportunities to question and learn, this workshop will discuss national intellectual property rights and trade in COVID 19 vaccines. There will be highlights from Professor Stefan Enchelmaier’s work and case studies, in focusing on reconditioning and intellectual property.

This workshop will allow you to:
• Find out when parallel trade is allowed
• Participate in interactive sessions on case law with an emphasis on packaging
• Discuss potential cases with Stefan and understand developing your understanding of the flow of free goods.

Additional contact details:
T: +44 (0) 20 7827 6088
E: [email protected]
LinkedIn: @SMi Pharma
Twitter: @SMiPharm #SMi #SMiParallel
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About the SMi group:
Established since 1993, the SMi Group is a global event production company specializing in business-to-business conferences, workshops, masterclasses and online communities. We create and organize events in the defense, security, energy, utilities, finance and pharmacy sectors. We pride ourselves on having access to the world’s most forward-thinking thought leaders and visionaries, which allows us to bring our communities together to learn, engage, share and network. More information can be found at

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