Words of welcome by Nelly Ignatiyeva, Executive Director of the Russian Association of Pharmacy Chains
On behalf of the Russian Association of Pharmacy Chains I would like to welcome you to the 21st International specialized exhibition “Apteka-2014” and the Medical and Pharmaceutical Business Forum.
The Russian Association of Pharmacy Chains has brought together Russian pharmacies in more than 200 Russian cities for 12 years. The Association comprises of over 2,500 organizations. These are the professional pharmaceutical organizations of different property forms, that provide high quality pharmaceutical services to the people of Russia.
Every year the Russian Association of Pharmacy Chains takes part in “Apteka” exhibition, one of the most significant events for the experts of pharmaceutical industry. This year we organize a round table called “Landmarks of pharmacy activities in 2014” that covers the topical pharmacy industry issues: internet drug sales, reservation of the right to sell drugs exclusively in pharmacies, SRO development, application of Good Pharmacy Practice in Russia and in the Customs Union, problems with pharmacy staff and lack of provisions regulating activities of specialist consultants in pharmacies.
Weare glad to take part once again in “Apteka” show that for 21 years brings together leading industry experts to discuss topical industry issues, to share experiences, to develop efficient solutions and to build consolidated positions of the pharmaceutical community for the industry’s benefit. The intensive three-day Forum’s programme promotes a comprehensive discussion and analysis of the current market situation, contributing to the successful market development and pharmaceutical care improvement.
We would like to thank the organizers for the opportnity to take part in the International specialized exhibition “Apteka-2014” and the Forum. We wish all participants and guests the exhibition and the Forum professional success and fruitful work!
Executive Director of the Russian Association of Pharmacy Chains
Candidate of Pharmaceutical Sciences