Communications professionals in the pharmaceutical industry are faced with a multitude of challenges: negative perception of the industry; a healthcare system under unprecedented pressure; new channels changing the public’s access to healthcare; and increasing pressure to demonstrate ROI, to name just a few.

As a result, pharma communicators are rethinking how they deliver their campaigns and how they can best use the varied channels at their disposal.

PharmaComms 2020 will bring together pharma leaders from across the PR and communications spectrum to provide best practice advice, present insightful case studies, and discuss critical challenges and opportunities for the industry.

A key focus for 2020 will be the production, delivery and evaluation of content that will engage stakeholders at a time of uncertainty for the industry.

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Confirmed speakers for 2020

  • Simon Enright, Director of Communications, NHS

  • Con Franklin, Managing Director, Health, Ketchum

  • Elisa Agate, External Communications Lead, AstraZeneca

  • Elaine Towell, Head of Media and Communications, ABPI

  • Maria Caporaso, Pharma and Med Tech Lead, Prostate Cancer UK

  • Emma Sergeant, President Europe DAS Group of Companies, Omnicom

  • Laura Vergani, Vice President, International and Divisional Communications, Walgreens Boots Alliance

  • Andrew Powrie-Smith, Executive Director of Communications and Partnerships, EFPIA

  • Richa Bhardwaj, Global Communications and Government Affairs, GSK

  • Dr Loubna Bouarfa, Chief Executive and Founder, OKRA Technologies

  • Diana Evans, Head of Communications, Napp Pharmaceuticals

  • Avril Fudge, PR and Comms Lead EMENA, Accord Healthcare

  • James Read, Director, Policy and Communications, MSD

  • Emma Mamo, Head of Workplace Wellbeing, Mind

  • Jill Pearcy, Director, ABPI Code Engagement, ABPI

  • David Flynn, Head of Public Relations, Roche

  • Alex Wyke, CEO, PatientView

Key themes for 2020

  • Improving the public image of the pharmaceutical industry
  • Achieving cut-through by adopting a culture of creativity
  • Engaging key policy makers at a time of shifting priorities in healthcare
  • Rethinking internal processes to improve communications output
  • Elevating the role of communications through best practice measurement and reporting

Why attend?

Delegates will hear from pharma communications experts on how they can develop their skills to deliver better outcomes for patients and stakeholders.

  • Learn through a mix of case studies and best practice advice from leading organisations

  • Discover innovative strategies, inspirational ideas and cutting-edge tools and techniques
  • Benchmark your organisation against the successes and failures of others

  • Develop your communications skills and apply key insights from top practitioners

  • Network with senior industry figures and make new connections

Highlights from 2020


2020 Event Partners

Speaking opportunities
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Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities
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General enquires
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