The Round-table discussion on the IT, Drugs & Pharmaceutical Sector was held in Hotel ITC Windsor, Bangalore on 18 Nov, 2015. The event was attended by Government Officials, Entrepreneurs, Analysts, Students, Researchers and Academicians.

The aim of this discussion was to identify the challenges, gaps, ideas, Policy changes and other structural challenges faced by the business owners of the sector by the Business owners. Below are some the photos from the event.

The next step is to present these findings to the Government and also suggest suitable Policy Interventions. Watch out the website for more!

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Session on IT (Hardware and Software) chaired by Mr. Raju Bhatnagar (Secretary General at BCIC), P.K Das (Director STPI Bengaluru) Mr. Venkatesh Kumaran (V.P Ops, India Electronics and Semiconductor Association), Mr. Anil Kumar (Senior Marketing Consultant, KBITS), Madhu. S (Director of Projects, CPPR)

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Participants during the Karnataka IT roundtable session in Bengaluru

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Roundtable session on Drugs and Pharmaceuticals industry in Karnataka. Session chaired by (from L to R), Mr. James Hoggs (Business Head, India new Pharma factory, GSK), Mr. Ahmed Ali (Past President BCIC and member of expert committee Pharma, BCIC), Mr. C.P Bothra (MD, Medrich) amd Prasant Jena (Project Director, Breaking Business Barriers, CPPR)

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Mr. Raju (Secretary General at BCIC) introducing T. K Khanapure (Additional Drug Controller, Government of Karnataka, while Mr. James Hoggs (Business Head, India new Pharma factory, GSK), Mr. Ahmed Ali (Past President BCIC and member of expert committee Pharma, BCIC) Barriers, CPPR) watch on during the roundtable meeting on Drugs and Pharmaceuticals in Bengaluru.

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Khalid Ahmad Khan (L), Assistant Drug Controller, Government of Karnataka and Dr.Rathore Assistant Director, AYUSH, Government of Karnataka during the roundtable session on Drugs and Pharmaceuticals in Bengaluru.