Hosted by the Pharmaceutical Committee
Hong Kong is Asia's World City and we are proud of our reputation as a 'Shopping Paradise' for genuine consumer products. As such, we are committed in protecting our consumer interest and upholding the trading integrity of the pharmaceutical industry, in face of the enlarging scope of counterfeit medical products found in the market.
Counterfeit pharmaceutical products can pose side effects and negative health impact on patients, not to mention the trademark infringement of legitimate manufacturers. Counterfeit drugs in Hong Kong have expanded from life-style to traditional Chinese medicines, over-the-counter and even life-saving drugs in recent years. In order to deter the fraudulent trades from harming the public health, AmCham's Pharmaceutical Committee will host an informative cross-sector discussion forum amongst relevant stakeholders, the aim of which is to exchange ideas and experience in building Hong Kong a genuine medicine city, and determine how different sectors can work together for effective public education, collaborative measures and law enactment initiatives.
Stephen Leung, Country Manager, Pfizer Corporation HK Ltd.
& AmCham Pharmaceutical Committee Chair
*Panel Discussion 1 - Current Situation: Counterfeits in Hong Kong
Andrew Ki, Head of IP Investigation Bureau, HK Customs & Excise Department
Connie Lau, JP, Chief Executive, HK Consumer Council
Samuel Hui , Vice Chairman, Hong Kong General Chamber of Pharmacy Ltd.
Dr. Sian Ng , President, The HK Association of the Pharmaceutical Industry (HKAPI)
Roee Shahar, General Manager, Eli Lilly Asia, Inc. (HK, Macau) & AmCham Pharmaceutical Committee Vice-chair (Facilitator)
*Panel Discussion 2 – Closing the Gaps and Way Forward
Alex Lam , Vice Chairman (External Affairs), Alliance for Patients' Mutual Help Organizations (APMHO)
Anita Leung , Partner, Jones Day & AmCham Board of Governors (Executive Committee)
Chris Costigan , Regional Director, Communications & Public Affairs, Janssen Asia Pacific & AmCham Pharmaceutical Committee Vice-chair (Facilitator)