Big Pharma CEOs Gather At The Third Annual Pharmaceuticals Roundtable Hosted By Economist Conferences

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- November 19th-20th 2003, The Union League of Philadelphia

WHAT: Economist Conferences convenes the highest-profile Pharmaceuticals Roundtable of the year, welcoming the industry's most senior executives on November 19th-20th 2003 in Philadelphia. The meeting features the CEOs of Eli Lilly and Roche in a series of discussions on innovative strategies for kick-starting growth.

The Roundtable is a two-day exploration of the challenges facing senior-level pharmaceutical executives, including preparing for business in a post-blockbuster era, delivering innovation, transforming drug discovery, expanding access to prescription drugs, and exploring emerging models for global branding.

WHO: The Roundtable convenes the industry's top CEOs and leading experts. Participants will exchange ideas with a speaker faculty represented by big pharma, biotech, academia and advocacy groups, including:

AAHP/HIAA - Stephanie W Kanwit, Special Counsel and SVP AARP - William D Novelli, Executive Director and CEO AstraZeneca - Tony Zook, SVP, Commercial Operations AT Kearney - Christopher White, VP, Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare Practice Biogen IDEC - Hans Peter Hasler, SVP Columbia Business School and School of Public Health - Francoise Simon, Professor Eli Lilly - Sidney Taurel, Chairman, President and CEO Eli Lilly - Lori Queisser, VP and Chief Compliance Officer Human Genome Sciences - William A Haseltine, Chairman and CEO Johnson & Johnson - Jack M Kloeber Jr, Portfolio Management, Pharmaceutical Research and Development Novartis - Rainer Boehm, VP, Intercontinental Region, Novartis Oncology Oracle Corporation - Doug Renert, VP, Healthcare Pfizer - M Kenneth Bowler, VP, Federal Government Relations and Corporate Affairs Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) - Alan F Holmer, President and CEO Roche - George B Abercrombie, President and CEO, Roche North American Pharmaceuticals Operations Takeda - Dean Hart, SVP, Sales The Economist - Ben Edwards, American Business Editor Tufts University - Kenneth I Kaitin, Director, Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development Wyeth Discovery Research - Frank S Walsh, SVP

The event is sponsored by Oracle Corporation, AT Kearney, Applied Biosystems, Sun Microsystems and IDA Ireland. The Roundtable is supported by PhRMA.

WHERE: The Union League of Philadelphia 140 South Broad Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102

WHEN: November 19th-20th 2003 Day one: 8:00 am-5:30 pm EST Day two: 8:00 am-3:30 pm EST

HOW: For further information or to enquire about a press pass, please contact: Inna Getselis, tel (1.212) 554 0655, e-mail More information is available at


Economist Conferences Inna Getselis, 212-554-0655

Source: Economist Conferences

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