The United Nations Conference
on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the International Centre
for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) are pleased to
invite you to a roundtable dialogue exploring the relationship
between product patent protection and pharmaceutical R&D in
India. Coffee and croissants will be provided.
The roundtable will commence
with a presentation by Professor Sudip Chaudhuri of the Indian
Institute of Management, Calcutta. Professor Chaudhuri has published
extensively on TRIPS and India's industrial history, and held
consultancies with the World Health Organization, UNICEF, Industrial
Development Bank of India, Reserve Bank of India, the Government
of India and several state governments in India.
Discussants Mr. Sunjay Sudhir,
Counsellor, Permanent Mission of India and Mr. Eric Noehrenberg,
Director, International Trade and Market Policy, International
Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations (IFPMA),
will prompt an informal roundtable discussion. We hope you will
be able to participate to stimulate a lively exchange of ideas
and contribute your experience and expertise to the dialogue.