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Welcome to the 5th Annual R&D Sourcing & Procurement in Pharma Summit – 100% digital in 2021!

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

As spend on R&D increases, so does the accompanied influence of procurement and sourcing teams on the business’s bottom line. Despite growing spend management, with the pandemic placing an enormous strain on supply chains, and the need to shift tactics to prioritise business continuity, procurement, sourcing and clinical finance and operations teams are facing a new set of challenges in 2021…

As the only summit focusing on the unique nuances in R&D procurement led by those on the front line in biopharma and CRO/CDMO’s, we’re a dedicated platform providing targeted and relevant content to address the specific challenges your teams are facing.

Your Unmissable Fresh Content for 2021:

With industry leaders sharing insights on streamlined vendor sourcing, M&A integration, SRM and balancing risk, spanning preclinical to clinical, 2021 has some exciting new content areas:


Fine-tune Cross-Functional Collaboration with Clinical Procurement, Sourcing, Finance & Operations Leaders

When financial risks and contractual obligations came under strain when pausing or fast tracking studies, and forward planning gains higher complexities, gather with your wider team to multiply the benefits of taking part


Gain Industry Lessons Learned from Covid-19 to Influence Future Sourcing Tactics

Hear from front-runners in the pandemic’s efforts Pfizer & Emergent Biosystems and apply biopharma & CRO learnings to be proactive in the face of future radical change


Explore Latest Technology Innovating R&D in Cell & Gene Therapy and the Move to Digitized Clinical Trials

Learn from Charles River Lab how technology is been assessed and accelerating the speed-to-market of novel R&D, whilst GSK shares how to navigate new supplier regulations


All Delivered on Our Established Online Platform Equipped for Interactivity and High Quality Networking Experience

Join Genentech, BMS, Corbus Pharmaceuticals, Sarepta Therapeutics and many more biopharma & solution providers throughout the 3+ hours of dedicated networking and discussion time

Converse & Collaborate with Your Industry Peers Through:

  • Speed Networking
  • Interactive Roundtable Think Tanks
  • Private Chat Rooms
  • 1:1 Meetings
  • Audience Q&A
  • Deep Dive Workshops