Welcome Address of Galina Petrukhina, Executive Secretary of the Russian Association of Pharmaceutical Marketing
On behalf of the Russian Association of Pharmaceutical Marketing I would like to welcome organizers, exhibitors and guests of the 23rd edition of the International specialized exhibition “APTEKA-2016”!
The event has been of increasing importance for the Russian pharmaceutical industry, primarily due to its practical relevance. The exhibition demonstrates the latest scientific and technological innovations in drug manufacturing that contribute to the development of the industry and, as a consequence, to the healthcare improvement in Russia.
During the Medical and Pharmaceutical Business Forum the experts have a chance to share experiences and to discuss the topical issues of the industry development.
Russian Association of Pharmaceutical Marketing hosts a section called “Loneliness in the network. Ellipsis. Trends and development prospects of pharmaceutical retail chains and single stores” within the Medical and Pharmaceutical Business Forum, highlighting the following issues:
— Consolidation of pharmacy chains continues, what regions have avoided the concentration process?
— Product range matrix in pharmacies continues to change. What’s the reason?
— Number of retail pharmaceutical outlets per capita increases, in the large cities the situation is different as in the small ones. How?
— Small pharmacy chains and single stores continue to join unions and associations. Why?
— Profitability of retail pharmaceutical outlet in large and small chain is different. Why?
We would like to wish all exhibitors and guests fruitful work and new ideas for successful business development!