European Healthcare Distribution Association / Groupement International de la Répartition Pharmaceutique

Past events

GIRP has a long and positive track-record with organising events for its members, out of which the Annual General Meeting is the most important. Hosted in exclusive venues and supported by a rich social programme, our conferences attract high profile speakers amongst which are European officials and pioneering CEOs who share their first-hand experience and provide an insight in the latest developments.

Big Data: Connected solutions for better healthcare

Brussels, Belgium, 25-26 January 2018

Over 100 participants attended the GIRP Educational Academy conference : “Big data : connected solutions for better healthcare”, held in Brussels on 25-26 January 2018. Launched by Vytenis Andriukaitis, Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, the conference provided deep insights into the potential of big data in the healthcare sector. Our speakers, leaders in their respective fields, shared both contextual and hands-on information on big data and discussed its role in improving healthcare and adapting healthcare activities towards a predictive, more cost-effective approach for the utmost benefit of the patient



Madrid, Spain, 28-30 May 2017

“Harnessing Healthcare value levers”

In 2017, GIRP explored ways in which supply chain stakeholders can harness and benefit from healthcare value levers. Through effective supply chain collaboration and technological evolution, stakeholders can unlock hidden opportunities that have the potential to deliver new and innovative impulses and healthcare approaches.



Brussels, Belgium, 8-9 March 2017

“Managing Risk in the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain”

Together with our distinguished speakers from the European Commission, European Medicines Agency and GMP/GDP inspectorates, representatives of the pharmaceutical industry, supply chain experts and drivers of new technologies, GIRP examined how the pharmaceutical industry, healthcare distributors and other partners in the supply chain can guarantee product quality and safety while mitigating risks during storage and transportation across the medicines supply chain.



Brussels, Belgium, 9-10 November 2016

Last year’s EP Lunch Reception, hosted by Ms Angelika Niebler, Member of the European Parliament's Committee on Industry, Research and Energy, was dedicated to the topic of “The pharmaceutical value-chain: Contributing to sustainable healthcare”. The lunch was preceded by the Annual Autumn Conference, centered on the theme “High-Value, Innovative Medicines: Harnessing the Value of Pharmacy Care”. Together with our partners in the supply chain, GIRP discussed and analysed how current trends in the innovative medicines market can be turned from challenges to win-win opportunities for all healthcare stakeholders.


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