Biopharmaceutical Chief Executive Officers (CEO) Roundtable
The Biopharmaceutical Chief Executive Officers (CEO) Roundtable is a global policy forum held biannually and organized by IFPMA.
The meetings gather innovative pharmaceutical CEOs to discuss pressing global health challenges and how the industry can contribute to shaping public health policy. Where possible, the BCR organizes meetings with government officials and policymakers.
CEOs met with officials from met with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and other officials. They praised Japan’s efforts in promoting innovation to address future pandemics, Universal Health Coverage goals, and combat antimicrobial resistance. The meeting took place a month before Japan hosts the G7 Hiroshima Summit. The CEOs presented the Tokyo Statement of the BCR to PM Kishida, which outlined top priorities for addressing global health challenges. They also discussed the importance to strengthen the innovation ecosystem in Japan and proposed establishing a strategic dialogue platform to enhance Japan’s leadership position in the life science sector by fostering innovation that benefits both patients and economic growth.Read more
The Spanish Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, and the Ministers of Industry, Trade and Tourism, Reyes Maroto; Health, Carolina Darias; and Science and Innovation, Diana Morant, held a meeting on 21 December 2022 with over 20 presidents and top executives of pharmaceutical companies at global and national level, as well as with representatives of the sector’s trade associations, including IFPMA Director General Thomas Cueni and EFPIA Director General Nathalie Moll, with the objective of laying the foundations for a Strategic Plan to promote the development of the innovation pharmaceutical industry in Spain.Read more
CEOs met with officials from the German ministries of health and economic development as well as the Federal Chancellor’s office to discuss national and international developments that impact future innovation and global health.
They also discussed how the German government and industry can work together to reinvigorate innovation across the life sciences ecosystem.Read more
CEOs met with the Prime Minister, senior UK Cabinet Ministers, and the NHS Chief Executive to discuss global health and innovation.
Discussions focused on how the industry and UK Government can work together to drive pharmaceutical innovation, rapidly deliver the next generation of medicines to patients worldwide and realize the UK Government’s Life Sciences Vision.Read more
CEOs from IFPMA, Pharmaceutical Researchers and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), the Japan Pharmaceutical Association (JPMA), and the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) handed a joint statement to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
It called for Japan to:
- Accelerate efforts around universal health coverage, especially in developing countries
- Support development in areas with no effective treatments, such as antimicrobial treatments, through partnerships, regulatory harmonization, and predictable and reasonable IP protection rules
- Craft legal frameworks that facilitate the use of AI and big data.
PM Abe expressed the Japanese government’s resolve to promote innovation.Read more
Pandemic Preparedness – Berlin Declaration
Drawing from lessons learned from the global response to COVID-19, IFPMA launched the Berlin Declaration. This sets out an approach to more equitable pandemic preparedness and response based on collaboration, commitments, and contributions across the global health community.