Event info
Date:22 Jan
Time:09:00 to 18:00
Venue:Ørestad, Denmark

Medicon Valley Outsourcing Workshop 2013

The life science industry as a whole is under tremendous pressure for several reasons. Ending patens, rising costs on new therapies in conjunction with a reduction in public spending – just to name a few. In the future we need more for less.

How do the conditions of outsourcing look in the future and how do sponsors and vendors in Medicon Valley respond to the new dynamics? By bringing the industry together to discuss the future of outsourcing, the MVA’s Outsourcing Workshop will seek solutions and best practice sharing on how to act in the future.Date & Time: Tuesday 22 January 2013, 9:00-18:00
Venue: Arne Jacobsens Allé 15-17, 2300 Copenhagen S, Denmark
Room: Auditorium


08:30 – 09:00Registration and Coffee
Welcome & Introduction
The future of outsourcing – has the paradigm change in the industry changed the collaboration conditions?
Speaker: Claus Frigård Christensen, Director, Ernst & Young
Future outsourcing partnerships/collaboration models
Speaker: Katie Gove, Managing Director, Trellis
10:20 – 11:00Coffee and Networking Break
Group Discussion: Vendor selection parameters and evaluation criteria
Group Discussion: Securing the “A Team” –strategies and challenges
12:40 – 13:40Lunch and Networking Break
Sponsor Oversight requirements and challenges
Speaker: John Wilson, Senior Vice President, Beaufort
Group Discussion: Oversight consequences and challenges – the impact on the assignment, resources and results
14:50 – 15:00Small Coffee break
Group Discussion: Consequences and challenges – the impact on sponsor/vendor relations
Presentations of key conclusions from Group Discussions & take home message (Hasse Kromann, LEO Pharma and Joris Wilms, KLIFO)
Closing Remarks – Peter Nordström, MVA
16:00 – 18:00
Networking with tapas and wine


Claus Frigård Christensen, Director, Ernst & Young
Previously Claus has been engaged in Danish Facilities Management Network and Coor Service Management. He holds a degree from Copenhagen Business School.Ernst & Young, Outsourcing & FM Advisory has a track record of more than 50 major transformation projects where they have on average realized potential savings of 15-35%. Ernst & Young is considered the leading independent advisor in the Nordic countries within outsourcing and offshoring with more than 50 consultants working in 46 countries.
Katie Gove, Managing Director, Trellis
Katie is Managing Director at Trellis, a consulting company focused on helping companies to leverage value via external resources and relationships, typically suppliers and outsourcing partners. Trellis has three business areas: Consulting; Networks; and Research. Trellis delivers strategic and operational services that help its clients to focus on strategic goals in outsourcing while developing stronger competencies and structures to support cross-organizational delivery.
Clients are engaged in knowledge-intensive outsourcing, i.e. outsourcing to build and/or deliver products and/or services. As such, most clients come from product development or R&D organizations.  Within the pharma community, we are fortunate to include Takeda, LEO Pharma and Ferring Pharmaceuticals among our clients and network members.
John Wilson, Senior Vice President, Beaufort

John has over thirty-five years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, with most of that in the arenas of clinical quality and compliance. Prior to the founding of Beaufort in 2004, John spent twenty-seven years in the Boehringer Ingelheim organization, with his last position being Vice President of Quality. John is a recognized thought leader and innovator in the field of Quality Oversight, having presented at multiple symposia and workshops, and is the author of several papers on the subject of vendor oversight. John currently serves as Chair of the DIA Working Group on Quality Oversight. In his role as Senior Vice President and Partner at Beaufort, John is responsible for delivering Quality Oversight solutions to pharmaceutical clients.

Outsourcing Workshop
The Medicon Valley Outsourcing Workshop is a one day workshop with focus on learning and networking. During group discussions the participants will use and share own experiences and through discussions learn from each other and improve the knowledge and understanding between sponsors and providers. Moreover, the outsourcing workshop will bring a unique opportunity to interact with peers and build a strong network without the interaction being directly related to sales.
What’s in it for you
From the discussions you will:

  • Share and discuss your ideas and experiences with peers
  • Learn from other leading outsourcing specialists
  • Get an improved understanding of outsourcing from both sponsor and provider perspectives
  • Expand your network

Participation and Cost
MVA members only. 100 seats restricted to MVA member outsourcing experts from biotech, pharma, CROs and CMOs. Due to the limited number of seats, MVA will reserve the right to ensure a proper mix between experts and organizations.
Registration is binding and DKK 750 ex. VAT will be invoiced prior to the workshop.
Registration is closed.