Testimonials From The Pharma Forecasting Course

A wonderful two days, striking a perfect balance between technical and theoretical information. It's completely invigorated my views and approach to forecasting - who knew it could be this fun?! I have come away with some immediate considerations for my forecasting approach and models, all of which I feel I can confidently implement due to the great explanations given as to why we should take certain approaches to forecasting.

Jazz Pharmaceuticals

Emily Glass, Business Intelligence Manager - The Netherlands - December 2022 (face-to-face course)
So much content in only 2 days! Fantastic instructors and good practical exercises.


Ricardo Rosas, Product Owner - Switzerland - December 2022 (face-to-face course)
Concise, deep, refreshing and instructive experience.

CSL Vifor

Marcello Polesel, Strategic Insights and Analytics, Specialist - Switzerland - December 2022 (face-to-face course)
This course was an eye-opener for me about some forecasting methods that I haven't heard before. It triggered my appetite to read and learn more details about the topics that were presented.


Zlatka Dimitrova, NPI Manager - United Kingdom - October 2022 (live online course)
In-depth discussion and useful methodology.

VelocityHealth Securities

Dale Yakin, Managing Director - Taiwan - October 2022 (live online course)
It was very interesting, relevant, explanations were clear, instructors were knowledgeable.

Paladin Labs

Jennifer Smirnow, FP&A Manager - Canada - June 2022 (live online course)
Amazing course, helps you understand the ideas behind forecasting and how to implement certain ideas into your daily work. Great content for both beginner, experienced, marketing, business intelligence, junior or management roles.


Stan Moorman, Medical Representative - The Netherlands - June 2022 (live online course)
CELforPharma did a great job in organising this course and Gary and Sam were great trainers. They gave us a lot of concise, efficient learnings in just 2 days. I came away from the course with many practical insights that are simple enough to apply to my job immediately.


John Pennicott, Finance Manager - Switzerland - March 2022 (live online course)
Very useful course to understand the correct approach to pharma strategic forecasting - Gary and team explain the complexities in an engaging, lucid manner. The best part is that there is something new for everyone - regardless of your level of expertise.

Rhizen Pharma

Lakshmi Dharmarajan, Manager Commercial Strategy - United States - March 2022 (live online course)
Helps demystify the complex world of forecasting in pharma!! Thanks Gary!!


Phanindra Prakash Kalpatapu, Senior BPA Manager - The Netherlands - March 2022 (live online course)
This course allowed me to understand the key principles behind good forecasting integrating all key elements from marketing (detailed view), while at the same time I also learned how to integrate forecasts with other functions and decision makers in the organisation (overall view).


Gisela Rua, Business Insights Manager - Germany - December 2021 (live online course)
Really well organised by a friendly and experienced team.

Clinigen Group

Kieron Lewis, Director of Strategic Consulting - United Kingdom - December 2021 (live online course)
Highly recommended for people involved into commercial insights, forecasting and long term plans.


Matteo Premoli, Business Analyst - Denmark - December 2021 (live online course)
Thank you for the experience you created these past two days in the Pharma Forecasting Course. I thought the teachings were transcendent and the delivery of the content was very thoughtful and engaging! I came away from the course feeling both energised and much more knowledgeable on the most helpful ways to apply forecasting methods. I also really appreciated the time Gary took to answer my questions throughout the course. It was clear to me that Gary is a master teacher, and I thought the overall experience was exceptional! Thank you for all that you shared and for investing in my learning throughout this course.


Ryan Rust, Consultant - United States - October 2021 (live online course)
This is the perfect course for the basics on Forecasting. There were not many options in the market that are focused on the pharma industry like this one. Additionally, Gary was a great expert and I enjoyed that my peers came from a wide representation of all countries.


Sergio Álvarez, Market Research Manager - Spain - October 2021 (live online course)
Great expert insights and very useful tools applicable to my daily activities to help overcome future challenges of forecasting!


Giorgia Continenza, Global Marketing New Business Analysis Manager - Italy - June 2021 (live online course)
Gary Johnson is very experienced and explained forecasting pitfalls in a detailed and lively way.


Nicole Stumpp, Senior Expert Global Business Development & Licensing - Germany - June 2021 (live online course)
Very good course on the basics of pharmaceutical forecasting.


Patrick Lee, Sr. Business Insights Analyst - United States - June 2021 (live online course)
This course was very practical and well oriented to the pharma industry. Gary gave an excellent explanation of the whole forecasting concept and I came away from the course with useful excel tools that I can use for my own applications as well as being able to challenge my own approach to my job role. Thank you very much to Gary and to CELforPharma!


Finance Manager Immunology - Belgium - April 2021 (live online course)
The course really reshaped the way I approach a forecasting challenge.


David Ferrando Navarra, Corporate Director for Business Analysis & Customer Engagement - Spain - March 2021 (live online course)
This course definitely broadened my forecasting skills. Gary showed great competence with a high level of expertise on the topic of Pharma Forecasting alongside great presenting skills which created an excellent flow throughout the 2 days. A really good course that I would recommend to others to attend!


Paolo Mussini, Commercial Operations Manager - Portugal - March 2021 (live online course)
Gary is an effective communicator and the course is well structured and executed in an efficient manner.

Pete Stavropoulos, Research Analyst - United States - March 2021 (live online course)
Good course! Gary has been able to cover a topic that can be quite complex in a simple way. Interaction worked well in an online format. Thanks Gary and CELforPharma!

Boehringer Ingelheim

Brendon Wong, Health Economics and Outcomes Research Manager - Germany - December 2020 (live online course)
Very engaging course with lots of useful information and tools.

Roche Diabetes Care

Asya Gertsvolf, Product Manager - Russian Federation - December 2020 (live online course)
Gary is extremely knowledgeable in the field of forecasting and the organisation of the course by CELforPharma was excellent! Thank you.


Nadja Auer, Director Portfolio and Business Development, Global Business Generics - Germany - December 2020 (live online course)
Great knowledge about theories behind forecasting and how they influence your forecast. Gary is a great teacher and very inspiring to listen to. 2 full days of Zoom meeting was spent well!

ALK-Abelló Nordic

Christoffer Rasmussen, Finance Business Partner - Denmark - October 2020 (live online course)
Very valuable information given during the course, which will help me to challenge the future forecasts in terms of structure and output.

Amomed Pharma

Ibrahim Abouzeid, Head of Business Development - Austria - October 2020 (live online course)
The online format was used in a great way - a good alternative to F2F meetings these days.


Jonas Alfermann, Head of Market and Pricing Insights - Germany - October 2020 (live online course)
Comprehensive knowledge and know-how of CELforpharma staff made it great and useful.


Marko Kleoncic, Customer Marketing Manager - Croatia - December 2019 (face-to-face course)
Gary is a great presenter and I was glad to learn from his expertise. The course is very interesting.

Advanced Accelerator Applications

Romy Abou Zeid, Product Manager - France - December 2019 (face-to-face course)
Gary is very experienced and offers a great overview on forecasting. I'd like to attend an advanced course with our own case.


Victor Agassiz, Product Specialist - Switzerland - December 2019 (face-to-face course)
It is a very helpful and insightful course for professionals with or without statistical / forecasting knowledge, covering topics that look at forecasting in different methods. It is also a great way to gather in-depth information about the pharmaceutical industry, and a good opportunity to meet and network with other professionals in the field.


Shirlina Ang Rosén, Nordic Senior BI Analyst - Sweden - September 2019 (face-to-face course)
I highly valued the models of forecasting, ready to implement it in my daily routine/work/job. Recommended!


Yuliya Samchenko, Business Development Manager - Ukraine - September 2019 (face-to-face course)
This course was very useful with techniques, tools, and tips for launches of new products.


Jean-Luc Aubel, Sales Forecast Manager - France - September 2019 (face-to-face course)
Great learning for a 2-day course! Gary is a very knowledgeable and pragmatic facilitator. I also highly valued the practical insights.


Arnaud Jaccoud, Global Strategic Lead, Business Planning and Market Analysis, Market Intelligence and Value Planning - Switzerland - June 2019 (face-to-face course)
Inspiring course. You feel ready to go home and go over your forecast.


Joeri Nieuwinckel, Product Manager - Belgium - June 2019 (face-to-face course)
The Pharma Forecasting Course was great. Thank you, Gary Johnson!

JSC Grindeks

Anete Eliņa, New Product Project Manager - Latvia - June 2019 (face-to-face course)
This is a fantastic course which helps to open your mind and to avoid common biases. I'll make this course mandatory for all of my team.


Alejandro Alonso Delgado, VP Business Development & Exports - Spain - April 2019 (face-to-face course)
The course was a good balance between theoretical models and practical tools. I also highly valued the true experience of Gary.


David Marcoux, Project Manager Global Coordination & Business Intelligence - France - April 2019 (face-to-face course)
Before the seminar, I thought I was a professional / expert of forecasting, after the seminar I really am one.

Merz Pharmaceuticals

Anja Schneider, Head of Global Market Intelligence & Pricing - Germany - December 2018 (face-to-face course)
I appreciated the course very much. I found it very clear and well prepared with the right balance between theory and practical - and usable! - examples.


Chiara Ragni, Global Brand Leader - Italy - December 2018 (face-to-face course)
Thanks to Gary and C.E.L.forpharma! Great insights into forecasting!

Kyowa Kirin

Franz Eck, Business Commercial Analyst - Germany - December 2018 (face-to-face course)
Gary's breadth and depth, together with a wide disease knowledge range, has helped bring the course to life.


Shailesh Mistry, Senior Brand Manager - United Kingdom - December 2018 (face-to-face course)
Highly practical content that can be used on every forecast opportunity. Very comprehensive theoretical content with a combination of useful practical exercises.


Gabriela Gonzalez-Koch, Sr. Business Insights and Analytics Manager - Germany - October 2018 (face-to-face course)
Very accessible training which starts from the basics but quickly goes to in-depth forecasting principles.


Guillaume Van Dael, Finance Manager - Belgium - October 2018 (face-to-face course)
As a beginner in the Pharma field I was afraid it would be too complicated to follow a course with such a topic as forecasting. I was very nicely surprised by the way of presenting the topic (clear and informative) as well as by other participants - I really enjoyed it!


Markéta Škereňová, Bio-Analyst Associate - Czech Republic - October 2018 (face-to-face course)
Great course for new and experienced forecasters.


Orestis Mavroudis-Chocholis, Senior Manager, Business Intelligence - Switzerland - October 2018 (face-to-face course)
The forecasting course can be of interest for a broad audience. Professionals with vast experience and newcomers will find useful information. The course is well-structured, has a friendly language and explains quite difficult subjects with simple language and great examples.


Alexander Nozdrachev, Business Development Director - Russia - June 2018 (face-to-face course)
Thank you for the intense and rewarding 2-day training on sales forecasting!


Céline Starck, Forecasting Manager - Germany - June 2018 (face-to-face course)
This course moves participants from guestimating to estimating with higher forecasts as a consequence.

LEO Pharma

Jeppe Tafdrup, Global Senior Director, Bio Dermatology - Denmark - June 2018 (face-to-face course)
During the course, I have learned more about forecasting than I thought was possible. Thank you!


Margriet Sofie Snoeijs, Associate Business Analysis and Info - The Netherlands - June 2018 (face-to-face course)
The course is highly relevant, thought-provoking and delivered by a very engaging tutor. I am confident I will be applying my learnings as soon as I get back to the day job, and referring back to the content from now on.

Daiichi Sankyo

Niki Harris, Digital Health Innovation Manager - United Kingdom - June 2018 (face-to-face course)
Great course! It is helpful and a lot of practical insights get shared.

Gilead Sciences

Thomas Wetzel, Business Analyst - Switzerland - June 2018 (face-to-face course)
The course has been really useful to understand the depth and breadth of forecasting principles. There's been a good balance between theory and practice. Thank you!


Ana Matarredona, Business Insights Manager - United Kingdom - March 2018 (face-to-face course)
All you need to know for bringing more science into the art of forecasting.


Anke Sieg, Value Strategy Lead - Belgium - March 2018 (face-to-face course)
It’s a good walkthrough of universal principles and teaches applicable methods.

Novo Nordisk

Markus Schultz, Business Analyst - Denmark - December 2017 (face-to-face course)
Good course overall, with a good balance between work and breaks. The content was useful and understandable.

Novo Nordisk

Sophie Robinson, Logistics Controller - United Kingdom - December 2017 (face-to-face course)
Very rich and instructive course that embraces the different variables to include in a forecasting process. I will apply a lot of methods and tools in my daily job.


Marc Lacampagne, Reporting and Consolidation Manager - Belgium - October 2017 (face-to-face course)
Very valuable course with a top expert and concrete examples.


Emilie Court, Project Manager - France - October 2017 (face-to-face course)
Very useful learnings that can be applied for people at all levels.


Colm Crowley, Regional Marketing Manager - Ireland - October 2017 (face-to-face course)
Very useful and practical course, whether for novice or more expert users.


Eugénie Bauer, Senior BI Project Manager - France - October 2017 (face-to-face course)
Very helpful pharma forecasting course that I can apply in my daily work! Good balance of theoretical and practical sessions. I would recommend this course to my colleagues.


Jacob González, Innovation & New Product Planning Manager - Spain - March 2017 (face-to-face course)
Both Gary and Hannah ran an excellent course that has really enhanced my knowledge of Pharma Forecasting.


Paul Maloney, Enterprise Demand Excellence Development Lead - United Kingdom - March 2017 (face-to-face course)
Great first experience with C.E.L.forpharma! I really have the feeling to have learnt something and that I will be able to use it afterwards.

Unither Pharmaceuticals

Elise Dal, Market Analysis Manager - France - March 2017 (face-to-face course)
Very valuable course. It simplified my understanding of the structure I use for Forecasting methodologies.


Sowmya Ramesh, Finance Manager - United Kingdom - March 2017 (face-to-face course)
Straightforward and to the point for practitioners who not only need tools, but also understand the nature of such tools, their usability and limits.


Walter Frosecchi, Licensing Out Manager - Italy - March 2017 (face-to-face course)
A nice structured learning session on forecasting ranging from epidemiology to final market share and also from various perspectives including originator, generics, biosimilars, etc.


Emir Yetisener, Strategic Initiatives Specialist - Turkey - December 2016 (face-to-face course)
Great course for someone relatively new to forecasting. Not too scientific and highly insightful.

Novo Nordisk

Nika Lapkina, Business Information Diabetes & Obesity Manager - Germany - December 2016 (face-to-face course)
A valuable and highly worthwhile course that I would recommend attending no matter what your role in pharma is.


Scott Symes, NHS Key Account Management Director - UK - December 2016 (face-to-face course)
Finally a Forecasting course which can be applied to my daily work!


Isabel Boo, Business Intelligence & Commercial Opportunities Manager - Spain - October 2016 (face-to-face course)
The practical exercises we have done were very close to some real-life cases. Thanks to this course I feel more comfortable with structuring a forecast, choosing the proper models and finding the best data sources.


Iva Kacheshmarova, Product Specialist - Bulgaria - October 2016 (face-to-face course)
Very insightful 2 days of workshop. The practical tips in combination with the theoretical foundation make this course tremendously valuable!

Boehringer Ingelheim

Nick Meilinger, Forecaster Cardiovascular & Respiratory Products - Germany - October 2016 (face-to-face course)
Great experience! Useful content and nice practical examples.


Nuria Amador, M&A and Corporate Development Manager - Spain - October 2016 (face-to-face course)
For me, the course was very useful and I enjoyed it a lot. It was a great honour for me to get to know and to learn from such a big professional as Mr. Gary Johnson. I would highly recommend this course.


Tatiana Kamel, BD Projects Coordinator - Russian Federation - October 2016 (face-to-face course)
Gary Johnson is obviously a very experienced professional who has a wealth of knowledge in this area.

NewBridge Pharmaceuticals

Tasneem El Banna, Business Development & Alliance Manager - United Arab Emirates - April 2016 (face-to-face course)
Thanks to Gary for sharing his deep expertise in pharmaceutical forecasting. And thanks to the C.E.L.forpharma team for making all practical points easy.

Debiopharm International

Zineb El Fajoui, Scientific Officer Business Intelligence - Switzerland - April 2016 (face-to-face course)
Thanks to Gary Johnson, we left the course with a hands-on ability to forecast.


Can Galip Nemutlu, Senior Foreign Trade Specialist - Turkey - December 2015 (face-to-face course)
I very much enjoyed this well pitched, clear and informative overview of forecasting. Excellent staff and group. I learned a lot!


Lorraine Tweddle, Associate Brand Director - United Kingdom - December 2015 (face-to-face course)
Very valuable training! Excellent teacher.


Erik Maas, Business Planning & Analysis Manager - The Netherlands - October 2015 (face-to-face course)
Gary is a very clear speaker, breaking forecasting down to its most simple and effective techniques. Gary happily shares his wealth of experience. This is a must-attend course!


Maurienne Will, CEO - Belgium - October 2015 (face-to-face course)
The training was very inspirational and energising. It brought lots of ideas and in-depth knowledge from Gary’s experience and his very practical exercises.


Milos Panjkovic, Business Development & Licensing Associate - Serbia - October 2015 (face-to-face course)
Gary is a true professional who pairs entertaining practical examples with crisp insights from his long-standing experience. The information provided is well-structured and instantly helps to create more accurate forecasts. I can recommend this course to anybody who wants to learn or to improve their forecasting skills.


Peter Huber-Saffer, Business Development & Alliance Manager - Germany - October 2015 (face-to-face course)
Very good mix between practicing and teaching.


Benjamin Hartmann, Marketing Leader - Switzerland - April 2015 (face-to-face course)
Gary Johnson's course brought a new perspective to my forecasting techniques and will allow me to refine my models.


Georgette Calnan, Business Analyst - Portugal - April 2015 (face-to-face course)
A great course presenting several forecasting models and introducing the market access specifics in biotech. Worthly especially for professionals dealing with marketed products with sales history.


Jakub Jarolim, Strategy Analyst - Czech Republic - April 2015 (face-to-face course)
Very good approach with real life cases and studies.


Rui Rebelo, Finance Controller - Portugal - April 2015 (face-to-face course)
Very practical and complete course with the added value of having an expert available to discuss with the audience.


Davide Santucci, Junior New Product Planning Manager - Italy - December 2014 (face-to-face course)
Gary is a very knowledgeable and experienced expert. He is able to provide you with very good examples to put in context.


Gonçalo Vasconcelos Dias, Market Research & Business Analytics Manager - Portugal - December 2014 (face-to-face course)
Gary presented complex content with good examples, in a very well structured and pragmatic way. The course, literature and tools all together make the perfect base to work on!


Iris Margraf, Director Business Development - Germany - December 2014 (face-to-face course)
A very clear and useful forecasting course!


Chiara Annamaria Zanetti, Forecasting Manager - Italy - November 2014 (face-to-face course)
Gary's knowledge and experience is impressive and his wide range of practical examples absolutely helped to understand the theoretical models and to transfer it into daily practice. Besides that, Gary is a very confident and entertaining lecturer!


Doreen Brückmann, Business Development Manager - Germany - November 2014 (face-to-face course)
Excellent if you need an introduction to forecasting.

Abiogen Pharma

Gabriele Scali, Head of Licensing & Business Development - Italy - November 2014 (face-to-face course)
Gary Johnson is a very good speaker and enjoyable to listen to.


Henrike Götze, Manager Business Development - Germany - November 2014 (face-to-face course)
Gary has the fantastic ability to make technical things quite simple. I also appreciated his experience and the practical examples he gave. You leave the course with knowledge, experience and a convenient tool to start with. I highly recommend this course!


Manel Saïdani, Business Intelligence Manager - France - May 2014 (face-to-face course)
Quick and easy way to learn how to properly model forecasts in the pharma industry.

Boehringer Ingelheim

Melissa Felix Figueroa, Global Business Analyst - Germany - May 2014 (face-to-face course)
Gary is a fantastic speaker! Not only did he manage to explain this difficult subject in a smooth and easy understandable way but he was at the same time consistently open for questions. I am grateful to Gary who was always there to help me and answer all my questions! If all my teachers would have been like him, my life would have been much easier!


Nela Novakovic, Controller - Germany - May 2014 (face-to-face course)
Very well designed and delivered course. Gary mixes theory with practice in an engaging way and gave me some great tips and tricks on changing my forecasting approach!


Tarik Djeddour, VP Strategic Planning & Commercial Excellence - UK - November 2013 (face-to-face course)
I highly valued Gary's forecasting course, in particular because he illustrates the theory with many anecdotes and examples!

Vifor Pharma

Pascal Schär, Business Development & Project Manager - Switzerland - October 2013 (face-to-face course)