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This two-day conference will bring together 150+ of the most progressive and insightful movers and shakers in South African pharma and healthcare.

CEMA South Africa 2016 is the arena for senior level pharma executives across the 3Ms (Market Access, Marketing and Medical). They’ll be joining government, private medical aids, payers and key decision makers who are keen to escape silos and learn how to best work together to build a more robust and widely accessible healthcare system for South Africa.

The summit will help the commercial, marketing and medical teams to worktogether to ensure the message shared to all stakeholders is consistent. Furthermore, you’ll have the opportunity to get clear guidelines from government and payers in terms of what they need from you in order to guarantee market entry and patient access to essential medicines. 

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A sample of expert speakers you will meet at the Summit:

Helen Rees

Medicines Control Council


Prof. Morgan Chetty


Medical Doctor, Deputy – Chairman

Dr. Konji Sebati



Inez Naidu

Discovery Health

Head of Medicines Unit

Marc Blockman

Medicines Control Council

Committee Member

Stavros Nicolau


Senior Executive, Strategic Trade

Gerrit Doevendans

Head of Market Access, South Africa

Boehringer Ingelheim

Belinda Bhoodoo

Eli Lilly & Co

Director, Corporate Affairs & Market Access,

Jacques Snyman


Head of South Africa

Vaychel Raman


Head of Market Access

Jaime César de Moura Oliveira

ANVISA (Brazilian FDA)

Immediate Past Director

Gerdi Strydom


Head of Health & Value, Southern Africa

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Complete speaker line-up - Program for all tracks & sessions – Audience breakdown

3 key lessons you'll take away from the summit

  • Collaboration: The only conference in the space to address market access and marketing together. Join us as the 3Ms learn how to collaborate to ensure their message is consistent across all stakeholdrs to secure and maintain your market share

  • Communication: Break down the silos and speak directly with government, medical aids and key decision makers - including the Medical Control Council, Disocvery Health, IPASA, ISPOR and more, to get clear guidelines on what they need to guarantee market entry and patient access to essential medicines

  • Continuation: Learn from 25+ thought-leaders, an industry-led agenda, exclusive case studies and panel discussons ane etsablish relationships with your key stakeholders to better plan your future strategy

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Let's give pharma a voice!

Pharma has historically been at the receiving end of most discussions in South Africa. We want you to take the hot seat now:

  • This summit will give you a chance to voice your views and build reforms along with policymakers and payers
  • This will be your platform to ask all those questions that keep you up at night and come together as an industry to solve them

Market access and pricing

Budgeting constraints, registration backlogs and inconsistent dossier requirements create a difficult atmosphere to gain market access for your drugs:

  • This summit will provide you updates on benchmark pricing and other changing regulations such as HTA requirements that will impact your strategy for access
  • You will have a chance to learn from various private aids their requirements and criteria for decision-making. Get the latest speaker line-up here

Commercial excellence and cross-functional collaboration

Achieving commercial success in the midst of various restrictions and challenges is the ultimate goal in order to be sustainable:

  • Understand the importance of working cross-functionally in order to improve overall commercial performance and your bottomline
  • CASE STUDIES: Learn from leaders in pharma about their success stories and how you can get there. Find out more here 

NHI: New challenges and new opportunities

The NHI will bring massive implications not just on pharma but also on rest of the healthcare industry: 

  • Discover the various opportunities NHI will bring to reach patients in the public sector
  • Understand what these changes will mean to the private market and to the entire healthcare industry

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Three reasons why you can't miss CEMA South Africa 2016:

Fast track knowledge and industry-driven agenda

a unique combination of keynotes, panel discussions, case studies and presentations guaranteed to provide you with the most up-to-date information to prepare your commercial and market access strategy for 2016 and beyond…

25+ expert speakers

across all stakeholder groups hand-picked to share their expertise with you to help you to drive your business forward and reach out to maximum number of patients

Networking & Exhibition

with 10+ hours of designated networking time, networking drinks events, and exhibition area, this is your chance to meet your peers and colleagues and build meaningful partnerships to drive your business forward

If you'd like to get involved or have any ideas, we would love to hear from you on the details below!

Shakira Browne

Shakira Browne

Head of Commercial Excellence, South Africa

Phone: 44 (0) 207 422 7225


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Complete speaker line-up - Program for all tracks & sessions – Audience breakdown