An Industry Association Perspective|In this key-note presentation, the secretary general of the Austrian Pharma Association, PHARMIG, will give an overview of the pharmaceutical industry in Austria. Austria has a vibrant manufacturing base, with production of blood plasma proteins, antibiotics, vaccines and recombinant proteins, but also traditional medicines and small molecules. This is coupled with important but yet expandable research and development activities. Consequently, the industry is an important contributor to patients’ health in Austria and also globally. However, the political landscape is challenging, and in conjunction with other organizations, including EFPIA on a European level, PHARMIG is providing a strong voice for the industry.