SwedenBIO in Almedalen: panel discussion on competitiveness and EU impact

Welcome to two panel discussions on important and topical issues with knowledgeable and insightful participants.

The Swedish life sciences industry continues to show strength. New record exports of pharmaceuticals and positive figures in the most comprehensive industry survey indicate a good development, and geopolitical and macroeconomic circumstances in the world do not seem to have affected the industry to the extent feared.

At the same time, we can see new concerns and challenges. One issue that has materialized in recent months comes from Brussels in the form of new pharmaceutical legislation, where one of the proposals is to shorten data protection for new medicines. Many have warned that the proposal will have a negative impact on investment in Sweden and the EU.

Another multifaceted challenge is how to strengthen the mechanisms that have made Swedish life science successful. It is about access to capital for research, conditions for production and better conditions for clinical trials. Three key elements of the complex ecosystem that delivers world-class innovation and production.

During the Almedalen Week, SwedenBIO invites you to two panel debates to highlight and discuss how Swedish life science can maintain its innovation capacity and how EU pharmaceutical legislation affects us.

In the panels we welcome:

  • Helena Anderin, Public Affairs, Novo Nordisk
  • Matti Sällberg, Professor, Karolinska Institutet
  • Joachim Alexandersson, Public Affairs & Communication Manager, Merck Group
  • Sara Modig, State Secretary for Business Affairs, Government Offices of Sweden
  • Britta Stensson, Head of Global Industry Network Life Science
  • Program Manager Life Science, Business Sweden
  • Tine Hylleberg, Head of Trade, Danish Embassy in Sweden
  • Tobias Lundin, Head of Policy and Government Relations, Roche
  • Katarina Beech, Public Affairs Specialist, Bristol Myers Squibb
  • Håkan Jevrell, State Secretary to the Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade Johan Forssell, Government Offices

The moderators are Björn Arvidsson, Operations Manager at Stuns and Magnus Lejelöv, Head of Sales, Pelago.

The panel discussions will take place in the garden of Visborgsgatan 5 and are open to the public. No registration required – welcome on June 26 at 13:00!