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January 28th-30th 2018: Swiss-HLG Winter Conference: Reset Partening: Step out of the box!



We warmly invite you to join the leaders in BD&L at the ‘must attend’ Business Development and Networking event – The Swiss HLG Winter Conference 2018! 

28th – 30th January 2018

At Hotel Paxmontana, Flüeli Ranft, Switzerland

We have an impressive panel of speakers from Actelion, Astra Zeneca, Debiopharm, Novartis, Santen, Sanofi and some “exotic outsiders to our business” to talk about their business models: Hermes, Nestlé, and Swarovski.

Two and a half days with 100 peers to exchange, discuss and get inspired by some of the hottest topics in our business. You’ll be engaging with an equally interesting and diverse group of senior BD&L attendees.

Life sciences industry has always been built firmly on partnerships - be it licensing of molecules, partnering with academia or establishing JVs for all kinds of purposes. Over recent years, our industry has experienced a frenetic increase of partnering activity in volume, value, and type. What is changing? Is there a need to Reset Partnering? During the conference, you will learn about:


  • How to manage complex alliances? A fully dedicated workshop on this topic is planned for 28th January.
  • How to use the “Design thinking” a method for practical, creative resolution of problems.
  • How other industries, such as luxury or consumer goods, rely strongly on partnerships?
  • New tricks to be learned from other industries, adjacent or completely separate from Life sciences? 
  • How do Licensing, Business Development, and Partnering leaders peruse the right deal?
  • What are the current trends in BD&L in our industry? 
  • How to establish partnerships that go beyond the molecule?

Our association will be honored to have an opening keynote from Jean-Paul Clozel, CEO of Actelion, to bring us through his recent agreement with Johnson & Johnson and the creation of a new company.,

Join us to meet your peers from Ferring, Helsinn, Novartis, Recordati, Roche, Santhera, Servier, Shire, Vifor and many more. Meet your friends and colleagues, strengthen your networking with many colleagues and loyal attendees to this conference.

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity! To register simply go to the Swiss HLG conference website.

We are very much looking forward to having you join us!


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Febrero: X Curso de Desarrollo de Negocio y Licencias en la Industria Farmacéutica (Madrid)


Se convoca el X Curso de Desarrollo de Negocio y Licencias en la Industria Farmacéutica.


Consiste en un curso de 4 días de duración sobre la Introducción y Entrenamiento a la función de Desarrollo de Negocio y Licencias en las áreas de Éticos, Genéricos y Consumer Health. 


Se celebrará en la sede de CESIF en Madrid (C/ General Álvarez de Castro, 41) los días 9, 10, 16 y 17 de febrero de 2018.

Descuento de 300 € para socios de PLGS (precio final 1850 €)


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Mª Carmen Sánchez-Girón Delgado
Coordinación Executive Education
Teléfono:  915 938 308

Febrero-Mayo 2018: I Edición del Programa Superior en Digital Healthcare Business (Madrid)


Se convoca la edición de Madrid del Programa Superior en Digital Healthcare Business (I Edición), que CESIF impartirá en su sede de Madrid.


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Mª Carmen Sánchez-Girón Delgado
Coordinadora Executive Education
Móvil: 673799947

Marzo 22-23 2018: Pharma Synergy Conference (Rome)



DESCUENTO DEL 15% PARA MIEMBROS DE PLGS (ver código en el área privada)


The European pharmaceutical meeting “Pharma Synergy” will be taking place in Rome on 22nd and 23rd of March


The meeting is supporting pharmaceutical and OTC companies that are interested in growing outside their home markets. The event will attract over 100 pharma executives, area managers, key regional distributors and local players, business development directors and market analysts.


We are happy to welcome companies as our delegates and participants of 2 extensive sessions of one-to-one meetings.


We are offering all member companies that are interested in attending the event a 15% discount (ver código en el área privadawe also would be happy to consider all speaker requests. 


With kind regards,


Irena Irena Chaikovskaya

Head of Events

Pharma Synergy Conference
Balfour House, 741 High Road, London, N12 0BP (United Kingdom)
Dir. +44 (0) 20 3880 9122
Mob. +44 (0) 770 2497834


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10-11 de abril: Desayunos de Trabajo (Madrid y Barcelona)



Seguimos trabajando en las actividades formativas y de networking que caracterizan a nuestra asociación. Dada la buena acogida del formato de los desayunos de trabajo para lograr dichos objetivos, se han preparado nuevos eventos para abril con la colaboración de IQVIA (antes conocida como QuintilesIMS) la compañía global de servicios de información y tecnología orientados a la industria de la salud. Dada la amplia experiencia de IQVIA en estos temas, confiamos que el contenido de la sesión aporte un conocimiento útil para los socios.


Los días para su celebración serán:


  • Madrid, 10 de abril, martes
  • Barcelona, 11 de abril, miércoles


El desayuno no tiene coste alguno para los socios.


Más información y presentaciones en el área privada de PLGS

Mayo 15-16: Russian Pharmaceutical Forum (San Petersburgo)



15-16 May 2018 - Saint Petersburg


The Minister of Health of Russian Federation Veronika Skvortsova and Head of Roszdravnadzor Mikhail Murashko have confirmed to speak at the Russian Pharmaceutical Forum that will take place in Saint Petersburg on 15-16 May.

To hear about the latest regulatory changes in the Russian pharmaceutical market, reserve your delegate place today. The event is almost sold out and this is the last chance to join the leading pharmaceutical players at this unique gathering of regulators, major international and Russian companies.


100+ speakers will share their insights into global trends in the pharmaceutical sector development and their adaptation in Russia, discuss the major directions of the “Pharma-2030” programme, challenges in implementation of the serialization programme and many other hot topics.


Explore the forum programme

View the full speaker list here

To join 700+ attendees at the forum, register ASAP


To find out about the remaining exhibition and sponsorship opportunities, contact Rebecca Pickering on +44 20 8004 5703 or at

I’m looking forward to meeting you mid-May in Saint Petersburg!

Best regards,


Natalia Baeva
Forum Director
Adam Smith Conferences


May 16th 2018: Swiss-HLG Summer Conference: Innovation in healthcare



We would like to warmly invite you to the "Joint Swiss HLG & PLCF Summer Conference 2018"! 

The Swiss Healthcare Licensing Group and the Pharma Licensing Club France are delighted to invite you to an event featuring key success stories of innovative companies in Switzerland and France. Companies active in the field of microbiome, immuno-oncology, digital and virtual reality or data analysis will address some of the key challenges they faced during the innovation, financing and deal-making processes.

Along with our partners Pharma Licensing Club France, we have prepared a great line up of distinguished speakers. They will discuss the topic: "INNOVATION IN HEALTHCARE: FROM TECHNOLOGY TO BUSINESS MODELS AND TRANSACTIONS."

This exciting one day conference will be held on May 16th, 2018, at the Novartis Campus, Basel in Switzerland.  

Come and join us, for an informative day which is not only an excellent platform for networking with colleagues but also a good place to showcase and attract partners to your organization.

Registration cost: including Networking Lunch & Breaks
Swiss HLG Member/PLCF Member Rate € 130
Non-Member Rate € 150

The number of seats/attendees is limited, register now!

Register now >>

Full programme and speaker list

We look forward to seeing you there.
Warm Regards, 
Jean-Marc Séquier
Summer Conference Director & Board Member Swiss HLG


17 de mayo: Desayunos Boston Consulting Group (Madrid y Barcelona)



What Digital Transformation really means in Health Care


Jueves 17 de Mayo

Horario: 8:30 a 10:30 am.

Madrid: C/ Alcalá, 95

Barcelona: Av. Diagonal, 640


¿A qué nos referimos cuándo hablamos de la transformación digital de la Sanidad? En el encuentro abordaremos este y otros temas relacionados para descubrir una visión esclarecedora sobre qué pueden ofrecer las nuevas tecnologías digitales y el análisis de datos al sector sanitario. Asimismo pondremos el foco en qué podemos hacer como empresas y entidades del sector sanitario para acelerar la transformación digital y mejorar los resultados de salud y eficiencia de los servicios sanitarios.


El encuentro reunirá un grupo reducido de entre 15 y 25 profesionales de la sanidad, la mayoría directores generales, para presentar la visión y experiencia de BCG acerca de estos interesantes temas.


Como sabrás, Boston Consulting Group (BCG) es considerada una de las firmas de consultoría estratégica más prestigiosas del mundo. La firma aconseja a clientes en los sectores privado, público y sin ánimo de lucro, incluyendo más de dos tercios de Fortune 500.


Gracias a las gestiones realizadas por PLGS, la consultora BCG ofrecerá gratuitamente a los socios de PLGS plazas limitadas en sus próximos desayunos de trabajo. La asistencia se determinará por riguroso orden de inscripción.


Puedes solicitar la inscripción escribiendo a


Esperamos poder contar con tu presencia y contribución a este enriquecedor debate.

21 de junio: Cena Estival, Madrid


Como otros años, hemos seleccionado un lugar agradable que nos permita reunirnos, estrechar contactos y disfrutar de la velada, que organizamos con ilusión.


Recuerda que este este encuentro es exclusivo para los socios y el coste corre a cargo de la Asociación.

Más información en el área privada de PLGS.

September 19th-21st 2018: XIV International Pharmaceutical Licensing Symposium (IPLS)



We are pleased to announce the initial details of the XIV IPLS that will take place at Farmont Le Montreux Palace, in the stunning surroundings of Montreux, Switzerland, starting in the afternoon of Wednesday 19th to Friday 21st September 2018.


Montreux is a beautiful one hour train journey direct from Geneva Airport, with fantastic scenery as the train skirts around the edge of Lake Geneva.


IPLS is an association combining 11 European and Canadian Pharma Licensing Groups. This popular event attracts an extensive network of around 200 business development & licensing professionals from 15 countries across the healthcare industry to learn, network and partner in a relaxed environment. 


Following the success of the online partnering system used during the 2017 event in Madrid, the programme will once again commence on Wednesday afternoon for pre-arranged one-to-one meetings prior the evening drinks reception held in Funky Claude’s Jazz Bar, overlooking Lake Geneva.


The 2-day programme with presentations and lively discussions starts on Thursday morning with a keynote presentation from the CEO of Novartis, Vas Narasimhan. We will also hear from companies including; BNP Paribas, Evaluate, Helsinn Healthcare Switzerland, IQVIA, and Servier. 


Partnering and networking will be ongoing throughout the event, with a managed and dedicated one-to-one meeting room available, with extended breaks and a gala dinner on Thursday evening.


Keynote speakers and speakers will cover exciting topics in 5 different sessions:

  • New Opportunities for Business Development in a Changing World
  • News from the Regulatory & Market Access Environment and Their Impact on BD
  • Lessons from Real World Case Studies
  • Analysing the Hottest Deal Environment and New Dynamics
  • Back to the Future: How Can We Build a Future Without Losing Our Past?


Event Highlights:

  • NEW - Additional Training Workshops
  • One to One Networking
  • Relevant and Interesting Deal Case Histories
  • Updates on Political Impacts to the Market
  • Contemporary Regulatory and Market Access Reform
  • BD, a Cross Boarder Business
  • Industry leading Speakers
  • Evening Networking Events


20% Early Bird Discount Offer: 875 €  (available until 1st June 2018)


We have created an online registration page for this event that we hope will make the registration process much quicker and easier for all participants.


The details of the programme, local transport and link to the discounted accommodation at the Fairmont Le Montreux Palace are all available on the website


Download list of companies

Download programme

Download brochure

Download sponsorship options

Online registration page

Más información en la web del PLG-Group


27 de septiembre: Swiss Biotech Day (Lausanne, Suiza)



Organized by the Swiss Biotech Association & supported by the Swiss Healthcare Licensing

The Swiss Biotech Day is the leading biotechnology conference in Switzerland, with two editions, one in spring and one in fall. Join Swiss Biotech Day Fall, coinciding with Europa BIO’s European Biotech Week, to meet senior executives from the Swiss biotech industry – entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, analysts, political decision-makers Group and stakeholders.

This year’s half-day program focuses on lessons to be learned from the race to innovate, with perspectives from drug developers, investors and academia. Networking opportunities accompany plenary sessions.


The conference takes place at the Aquatis Hotel, September 27th, 2018, 1 pm to 6 pm.

The registration fee for Swiss HLG members is only 50 CHF


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27-28 de septiembre: XVIII Asamblea General, Bilbao



La XVIII Asamblea General de PLGS se celebrará en Bilbao los días 27 y 28 de septiembre de 2018.


Tras la Asamblea General tendrá lugar una triple ponencia sobre Market Access, impartida por D. Jon Iñaki Betolaza, Director General de Farmacia del Gobierno Vasco, Dr. Miguel Angel Calleja Hernández, Presidente de la Sociedad Española de Farmacia Hospitalaria, y y D. Rafael Cabrera, Director de Acceso al Mercado y Desarrollo de Negocio en UCB PHARMA. Posteriormente se realizará una breve actividad de networking.


El viernes por la mañana se abrirá con la ponencia sobre Due Diligence financiero, impartida por D. Massimiliano Rubin, Senior Principal de IQVIA Consulting Group y D. José Gonzalez, Associate Principal in the Strategy and Portfolio Analysis Consulting team in IQVIA. Tras un breve descanso, continuaremos con la ponencia sobre Big Data en el Sector Salud, teniendo como ponentes a Dña. Carmen Alonso, Senior Manager - Global Head of Pharma Telefónica, y D. Carlos Martínez, Director Global Big Data go-to-market Telefónica.


Esperamos que podáis aprovechar esta oportunidad única de networking, ya que nos reuniremos los responsables de Business Development de las principales compañías del país y tendremos tiempo para poder conversar, analizar oportunidades de negocio, etc.

Más información en el área privada de PLGS.


Actualización: Ya tienes disponibles las presentaciones y las fotografías del evento en en el área privada de PLGS.

Octubre: XI Curso de Desarrollo de Negocio y Licencias en la Industria Farmacéutica (Barcelona)


Se convoca el XI Curso de Desarrollo de Negocio y Licencias en la Industria Farmacéutica.


Consiste en un curso de 4 días de duración sobre la Introducción y Entrenamiento a la función de Desarrollo de Negocio y Licencias en las áreas de Éticos, Genéricos y Consumer Health. 


Se celebrará en la sede de CESIF en Barcelona (Calle Josep Irla i Bosch, 5-7. 3º) , los días 19, 20, 26 y 27 de octubre de 2018.


Descuento de 300 € para socios de PLGS (precio final 1850 €)

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Mª Carmen Sánchez-Girón Delgado
Coordinación Executive Education
Teléfono:  915 938 308

8 de octubre, Madrid: I Southern European Pharma Licensing Networking


Con el fin de expandir las actividades de networking a nivel europeo, tenemos el placer de anunciarte que nuestra asociación será la anfitriona del primer encuentro de asociaciones del sur de europa, entre la asociación de licencias francesa (PLCF), la italiana (Italy HLG) y la española (PLGS). 


Este evento supone la ampliación del gran éxito obtenido en 2016 con la reunión organizada en Barcelona entre PLCF y PLGS, celebrada el 3 de octubre (víspera del CPhI). Para este año 2018, la asociación Italiana se une al encuentro y se constituye así el I Southern European Pharma Licensing Networking, que confiamos será otro gran éxito y un punto de partida para eventos de años sucesivos. 


Bajo el título "Supporting local business development communities through partnership", los tres grupos se reunirán el 8 de octubre (víspera del CPhI) en Madrid.

El encuentro, de carácter informal, consistirá en un cóctel de bienvenida seguido de una tabla redonda donde los tres países expondrán sus experiencias y claves para lograr acuerdos efectivos en desarrollo de negocio. Finalmente, se realizará una reunión de networking para que los participantes puedan seguir conociéndose y establecer lazos que esperamos sean muy fructíferos.

Este encuentro es exclusivo para socios de las tres asociaciones.


Tienes más información en el área privada de PGLS.

12 de octubre: European-Chinese Pharma Partnering (Basilea, Suiza)





This is a great new opportunity to attend an event for business development executives from Swiss and European pharma and biotech companies seeking to work with partners from China to expand into the Chinese market.


The European-Chinese Pharma Partnering Event 2018 offers insights into the rapidly evolving Chinese pharma and biotech industry, its established as well as emerging players and their strategy to expand their capabilities and portfolios. Join us for an exclusive opportunity to meet Chinese executives looking to partner with Western pharma and biotech companies. The focus of this dedicated partnering event is to help life sciences companies find strategic partners, market expansion and/or funding in China. 

The two-day program consists of two parts: the main conference with industry speakers and company presentations, and separate partnering meetings (by invitation only).

The European-Chinese Pharma Partnering Event 2018 may be just the beginning of your relationship with the surging Chinese pharma industry.

Friday, October 12th, 2018: Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area, Gewerbestrasse 24, 4123 Allschwil, Switzerland


Register HERE! (limited to 60 seats)

The detailed agenda can be downloaded HERE!

November 22nd-23rd: 20th Anniversary of Italy HLG (Milan)



The Italy HLG Annual Meeting which will be held in Milan on the 22nd and 23rd of November.


It will be a pleasure to have some members of the European PLGs/HLGs at this event to celebrate with the Italian colleagues the 20th Anniversary of the Association. Also, please take into consideration the opportunity of networking through the one-to-one meeting session.


Download brochure with all the information for registration to the event and for booking the hotel in Milan.



• Fee for HLG Italy Member: 200 € + 22% VAT
• Registration Fee for Non-Member: 350 € + 22% VAT
• Networking Dinner included



• Double Room for single use (one night - November 22rd): 168 € + VAT (204,96 €) + 5 € fee
• Double Room (one night - November 22rd): 183 € + VAT (223,26 €) + 5 € fee


There is a limited number of rooms blocked by Italy HLG for the night of the 21st in case somebody should need a room for two nights.
For reservation you can use the link:



Fenicia Events & Communication

Via Tor de’ Conti, 22 - 00184 Roma
Tel.: + 39 06.87671411

Fax: + 39 06.62278787
WhatsApp: 342.8211587


Looking forward to seeing you in Milan!

Noviembre a marzo: Programa Superior en Market Access (Madrid)


CESIF convoca una nueva edición de su Programa Superior en Market Access que dará comienzo a mediado de noviembre en su sede de Madrid.

El programa tendrá un horario de viernes tarde y sábados mañanas, con una duración de 4 meses.


Su precio es de 4.500€.


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Mª Carmen Sánchez-Girón Delgado
Coordinación Executive Education
Teléfono:  915 938 308