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.
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
Britain's Great Life Sciences Future - Genomics, Personalised Medicine and AI - speakers from Genomics England, Cell & Gene Therapy Catapult, Deloitte, Benevolent AI, Congenica, Avesthagen
UK Life Sciences in a Changed World - opportunities through innovation and collaboration. Speakers from Pfizer, GSK, University of Oxford, The Office for Life Sciences, NHS England and Improvement, MHRA, IQVIA, HDR UK, Genomics Plc, ICW
The Golden Age for Life Sciences Innovation - Speakers from Government, NICE, NHS England & Improvement, Accelerated Access Collaborative, Our Future Health, BGF, Parkwalk Advisors
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.
PING Innovation Award
The PING Innovation Award recognises individuals and organisations whose innovative ideas, products, services or processes in the Pharmaceuticals and Life Sciences sector are making a positive impact on people's lives.
National law firm VWV, are delighted to announce that Mantara Health, a provider of a saliva-based pharmacogenomics (PGx) test, has won the prestigious 2023 PING Innovation Award for its transformative PGx test.