Key Pharmaceuticals Ltd to lead a workshop on Parallel Trade & Brexit

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SMi Group are delighted to have industry expert Tushar Patel to lead a pre-conference workshop during Parallel Trade 2019, who will discuss Parallel Trade and Brexit.

The 13th Annual Parallel Trade conference, taking place in London on the 5th – 6th February 2019, will hold a particular place of significance due to Brexit and the UK officially leaving the EU on the 29th of March 2019. As such, the UK will no longer be part of the EU free market; hence, having a significant impact on parallel trade.

For this reason, it is highly beneficial for interested parties of this year’s event to attend the half day pre-conference workshop on the 4th February. SMi is delighted to host this workshop led by Tushar Patel, Principal Consultant from Key Pharmaceuticals, giving a workshop on ‘Parallel Trade and Brexit, what to expect?’

The workshop given by Tushar Patel will cover key topics, such as:

Session one will go in-depth on the background of Parallel Trade including, Formation EU and birth of PT, EU treaties and rules of PT, Industry models for parallel trade and products of concern, Trading models adopted by Pharma companies, The Grey market, and the consequences and outcomes of PT.

Session two will be about the regulatory landscape – current and for Brexit including the pros and cons of Brexit on PT, Impact of pharma companies and products and both sides, and the Regulatory requirements of PT.

More information on this workshop can be found on the event brochure and website on the associated events section, please go to .

The workshop will provide the opportunity to learn and discuss the topic in a more intimate environment, conductive for learning and gaining invaluable insight to anyone involved in the parallel trade industry. In addition, this workshop will provide case studies to explore different strategies pharma companies can adopt to plan ahead for Brexit.

There is another option to attend a pre-conference workshop taking place on the 4th February about ‘Understanding IP, regulatory and competition law issues in pharmaceutical parallel trade’ led by John Schmidt and Kathy Harford from Arnold & Porter LLP.

With Parallel Trade 2019 fast approaching, register today to guarantee your place. Please go to

Parallel Trade Conference 2019

Date: 5th – 6th February 2019

Workshops: 4th February 2019

Location: Holiday Inn, Kensington Forum

97 Cromwell Rd, Kensington, London SW7 4DN

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About SMi Group:

Established since 1993, the SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the world's most forward-thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at


Jinna Sidhu

15 January, 2019