Mission & Goals

The Summit represents for me that conscious moment in the year where I can sit down with colleagues to think as partners, to act as partners.

Paul Stoffels, Worldwide Chairman, Pharmaceuticals, Johnson & Johnson


Since its inception in 2005, the Summit mission has been to connect science, industry, and policy for a healthier world. By fostering substantive, cross-sector communication, the Secretariat seeks to catalyze strategic alliances that will produce long-term results and partnerships.

Through formal and informal discussions, we hope to:

  • Assemble a strategic mix of high-level individuals in an outcome-oriented, friendly setting, to form new, integrated alliances.
  • Provide new insights on, and acknowledge the practical realities surrounding critical global health challenges that help strengthen our partners’ work and strategic direction.
  • Engage the business sector as a full partner, putting to use its valuable know-how and innovation.
  • Create a foundation for substantive, long-term, personal communication and collaboration.

We revisit past Summit themes each year to maintain momentum and build additional support for tangible progress.

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