from the Governing Mayor of Berlin, Michael Müller,
for the conference program of the 20th European Conference on Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients 2017

A very warm welcome to all of the participants in the 20th European Conference on Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients!

I am delighted that you have chosen Berlin, Germany’s capital city, as the venue for your 20th conference. You made the right choice, since Berlin is a center of science and learning with a strong commitment to excellent research and teaching in the area of pharmaceuticals. Your sector’s next generation is doing undergraduate and graduate studies here at Freie Universität Berlin. And this is where renowned scientists from Germany and abroad exchange ideas with specialists from the pharmaceuticals industry, with the authorities, and with policymakers.

In the days to come you will be discussing issues with great relevance to society, such as regulation and its challenges, quality, and the safeguarding of data, as well as the pharmaceutical questions that occupy you as specialists. I wish you all a very productive exchange and hope this conference will give you many good opportunities to meet with sector colleagues, other experts, and decision-makers in politics, the administration, and business.

Ideally, this conference will be the source of many valuable insights that benefit your daily work. I also hope that your very full program will leave you a free minute or two to experience some of our city’s exciting and diverse cultural offerings.

APIC/CEFIC Conference 2017 - Message from the Governing Mayor of Berlin