Scientific Program

Conference Series Ltd invites all the participants across the globe to attend 20th Annual Pharma Middle East Congress Renaissance Polat Istanbul Hotel | Istanbul, Turkey .

Day 1 :

Keynote Forum

Yavuz Selim Silay

Maqasid Angel Investors Network, Turkey

Keynote: Current trends in physician entrepreneurship in USA, Europe, Turkey and emerging markets

Time : 9:30-10:30

Conference Series Pharma Middle East 2019 International Conference Keynote Speaker Yavuz Selim Silay photo

Yavuz Selim Silay is the Co-Founder & CEO of MaQasid Angel Investors Network (MAIN) and Chairman of Istanbul Consulting Group. He iscurrently the Co-Founder of BioCube İstanbul Bioentrepreneurship & Innovation Center and Corporate Communication Director of Archem Diagnostics. He previously managed the largest distributor of Siemens Healthcare in Turkey managing 250 employees and Director of Avcılar Hospital R&D Center. Previously he has worked as the Market Access & Health Policy Director for AIFD in Turkey. He has previously worked as the Vice President of Ipsen Pharmaceutical and Director of Teva Pharmaceutical in USA managing large clinical trials as well as Investigator initiated trials and developing relationships with key opinion leaders. He was the Associate Director at KV Pharmaceuticals and Director in Clinical Development Department at Forest Laboratories. He has earned his MD from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Ankara in Ankara, Turkey. He has completed a Clinical Internship at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, followed by continued research training at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. He recently completed his Executive MBA at the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis.



Pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device companies are constantly evaluating how innovation management can be improved and managing expectations of key opinion leaders. To gain these critical insights for physician entrepreneurship, our goal at society of physician entrepreneur is to accelerate innovations in order to improve healthcare. We seek to empower doctors, other healthcare providers and entrepreneurs with the information, resources, connections and experience they need to commercialize their ideas, inventions and discoveries. Currrent trends in physician entrepreneurship in USA, Europe, Turkey and emrging markets will be provided with unique cases. Dr. Yavuz Selim Silay a global leader and seasoned expert in Physician Entrepreneurship, Government engagement, Commercial Diplomacy, Corporate Communications, Government affairs & Medical Affairs will discuss how venture capital and angel invetstment networks are utilizing physician entrepreneurs to acquire these insights in a convenient, cost-effective, and compliant manner in this current changing global entrepreneurial landscape.


Conference Series Pharma Middle East 2019 International Conference Keynote Speaker Zareen Delawar Hussain, photo

Zareen Delawar Hussain is the most diversified and pioneer Health Care Professional, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist in Bangladesh with significant accomplishments in all arena where she stepped. She has completed her MBBS in 1989 from Chittagong Medical College, Postgraduation in Anesthesiology from Dhaka University, Fellowship in Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology from Escorts Heart Institute and Research Center, New Delhi, India and also completed her basic certification course in Palliative Medicine from BSMMU. By profession she was a Cardiothoracic Anesthesiologist for the past 30 years. Last 6 years, she played significant role in propagating concept of palliative care in Bangladesh through CPC in BSMMU. In the year 2019, she started a new venture of pharmaceutical sector as a CEO of Invicta Pharma Care Limited for introducing advanced healthcare services at affordable prices. Later she became a stake of mid-size pharmaceutical manufacturer through merger for introducing specialized health care products for Bangladesh and Global market. She is the Founder Chairperson and Managing Director of Novo Invicta Specialized Health Care Limited.


Being one of the world’s leading industries the global pharmaceutical industry revenue is $11205 billion in 2018 (growth rate of 5.8%). Bangladesh is the only least developed country around the globe that meets up to 97% of its demand for pharmaceutical products through local production, with a market size of nearly $2.5 billion with 15.6% Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) for the last 5 years. In addition, Bangladeshi pharma products are being exported to199 countries which generated over $100 million in 2018. There are a good number of successes in Bangladesh in which we take pride and undoubtedly the pharmaceutical sector is one of the best. It is one of country’s most success story and one of the most technologically advanced dynamic sectors currently in existence. The aim of the study is to examine the current scenario of the pharmaceutical industry in Bangladesh and compare/contrast the competitiveness in terms of overhead cost, compliance issues (i.e. Patent, IP and Legal) or other factors. Comparison has been mainly conducted against India and China as these two countries have equivalent/better infrastructure for pharma operation. This paper is based on both primary and secondary data. The primary data is based on interview findings. Interview of pharmaceutical owners and senior level executives of six renowned pharmaceutical companies were collected. In addition, the Director of the Drug Administration (the regulator) and two key leaders of the Association of Bangladesh Pharmaceutical Industry were also taken. A face to face interview was conducted using a questionnaire. Follow up interviews were conducted over telephone to clarify policy and trade issues. Secondary materials were extensively used to identify critical factors affecting the pharmaceutical industry in different countries. The sources of secondary data include published articles from various journals, working papers, WTO website, published interviews, TWN (Third World Network) briefing paper, conference papers, newspapers and other e-sources. Key unique advantages of Bangladesh pharma industry which put Bangladesh ahead of other competitors were: Patent waiver up to 2032; reverse engineering of new molecules for API synthesis (already stopped in India and China); and overhead cost (manpower+ utility cost) per unit conversion cost of product is 30% less. Other influential factors are: Use of high tech and high-speed EU origin machines, skill people, no data integrity and falsification incident during any USFDA/EU inspection, English proficiency and social security