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Pharmaceutical Industry Network Group

The Pharmaceutical Industry Network Group (PING)

PING is a diverse networking group, solely for people who are in the pharmaceutical supply chain with the main aim to discuss and share best practice, ideas and generally help each other in times of great change.

PING has been recognised by the Legal 360 Group with an award for 'Most Innovative Marketing Idea', and continues to strengthen the pharmaceutical sector for its members.

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Who Attends PING? 

Attendees range from across the pharma supply chain, from suppliers to pharmacists, including:

  • prescription-based suppliers
  • OTC suppliers
  • generics suppliers
  • manufacturers
  • wholesalers
  • logistics suppliers
  • orphan drugs suppliers
  • named patient suppliers
  • comparator drug suppliers
  • specials suppliers
  • exporters and importers
  • regulatory advisers
  • pharma researchers
  • clinical trial statisticians
  • market access consultants
  • pharma data consultants
  • retail community pharmacy

Who Runs PING?

Paul Gershlick of VWV is Chair of the Group, and is supported by the Watford Chamber of CommerceWatford Council and Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership. All have the objective of enhancing the sector in the region as a centre of excellence and facilitating the spread of good industry practice.


How Much Does PING Cost? 

There is no charge to be a member. Some events have a limited charge to cover costs.


When and Where Does PING Meet?

PING has its centre in Watford within Hertfordshire and people attend from the surrounding areas.

PING has two types of events:

Annual PING Conference 

Our annual PING conferences are typically attended by over 100 people from around the country and further afield to hear presentations on hot topics affecting the industry. The gatherings make for useful networking opportunities.

Past topics have included:

  • The future of pharma, by Professor Brian Smith
  • Parliament’s answer to the supply shortage crisis, presented by Sir Kevin Barron MP
  • Who’s who in the new NHS – speakers from pioneering CCGs, HWBs and AHSNs
  • 2020 pharma – from vision to decision, by Jo Pisani and Stephen Aherne at PwC
  • Medicine adherence – with speakers from Proteus and behavioural specialists, Hamell
  • Navigating the NHS maze - presentations by NICE, MAP BioPharma Limited and DigitalHealth.London
  • Implementing the Falsified Medicines Directive - speakers including SecurMed, Roche, BAEPD, BGMA, HDA, NPA
  • Brexit: What's Next for Pharma - with speakers from MHRA, NSF Pharma Biotech, BAEPD and University of Hertfordshire
  • Brexit Part 2 - presentations from EMIG, NIHR, BAEPD, NSF Pharma Biotech, NPA, FTI and Dierks + Company

PING Roundtable Meetings

Each PING roundtable meeting is typically attended by about 20 people. They come from different parts of the industry, which makes for a great mix and discussions and learning opportunities from different angles. Attendees leave our meetings with greater insight into the sector, new connections, introductions and other opportunities.


Subscribe to Our Sector Law Brief

If you would like to keep abreast of PING as well as legal news in the Pharmaceuticals and Life Sciences sector, please subscribe to our Law Brief.


For more information about the Pharmaceutical Industry Network Group (PING), please contact Paul Gershlick on 01923 919 320.

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