Join us at this Unique & Focussed Virtual Summit taking place on 25- 27 May

Implement Proactive Procurement & Sourcing by Anticipating Radical Changes to Optimize Your R&D Spend, Agility & Speed-to-Market


According to a 2020 study, it costs $1.5bn to develop a new medicine, with only 12% of new drug candidates making it to the clinical phase will secure FDA approval. Coupled with unprecedented pressure from the pandemic in 2020, disrupted clinical supplies, rapid shift of pipeline focus, challenges of accessing new vendors and managing financial milestones for clinical trials have led to Procurement, Sourcing and Clinical Finance leaders to rethink their strategies.

With such notable shifts in supply-market dynamics, the 5th R&D Sourcing & Procurement Summit returns in 2021 to unite 100+ leading biopharma, contract research / manufacturing organizations as well as key industry solution providers, to share and discuss revised best operating practices following a year of changing tactics and resource reprioritization.

As long-term impacts become apparent from 2020, be part of this growing community where you can share and learn alongside the likes of Pfizer, Charles River, BMS & Takeda, on proactively anticipating radical changes, de-risking sourcing and vendor tactics and integrating latest innovative tech reaching the market – all to accelerate novel R&D in a time and cost-effective manner.

What You Can Expect at R&D Sourcing & Procurement 2021


  • Remain in the know with changing procurement & sourcing practices

Hear how industry peer’s like Bluebird Bio, GSK & Genentech are operating as R&D’s strategic business partner, apply insight to ensue business continuity with agile spend management, particularly lessons learned from the pandemic

  • Discover cross-functional insight across procurement, sourcing and clinical operations & finance expertise

Discuss the pathways towards better internal & external collaboration to create same page dynamics and jointly accelerate product speed-to-market

  • Unite with true trailblazers at an industry leading interactive forum

Utilize the multiple workshops, panels and dedicated networking sessions, in addition to pre-organized meetings, to virtually ‘walk away’ with meaningful connections made with likeminded leaders

  • Gain a picture of leading solutions providers for strategic procurement and sourcing operations

With increasingly complex supply-chain networks and elevated risks, find out which solutions and technology are innovating and streamlining your competitor’s workflows

Confirmed 2021 Partners