CPhI: the world tour

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Over the years, CPhI has expanded beyond Europe to conquer the globe, with additional annual shows now being held in India, China, Japan and South America.

Over the years, CPhI has expanded beyond Europe to conquer the globe, with additional annual shows now being held in India, China, Japan, South America and Indonesia. In addition, ICSE will debut in the US in 2012.

CPhI India
The next event will be CPhI India, which will take place in the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai from 30 November to 2 December. As is traditional with many of the CPhI shows, ICSE, P-MEC and BioPh will also be collocated at the event. The organisers are already promoting CPhI India and demand for the exhibitor spaces has been high!

CPhI India 2010 attracted more than 26000 visitors from 86 countries and 800 exhibitors, and the organisers expect these numbers to be exceeded this year. Weekly pre-registrations are currently running over 300% higher than they were at the same time last year for the 2010 event.

A series of conferences will be held alongside the main exhibition at the Grand Sarovar Premiere Hotel. There will be six half-day seminars covering API strategies, maximising export potential, generics, consumer healthcare and OTC drugs, biosimilar regulations and clinical trials.

Annemieke Timmers, Brand Director CPhI, said in a press statement: "We have geared the show to deliver significant return on investment (ROI) for pharma professionals who are currently working with or looking to establish relationships with Indian pharmaceutical companies. Our events offer direct access to a high-growth market that is estimated to generate $13.1 Billion revenue in FY 2011. Beyond the immediate projections for the market, the domestic pharmaceutical industry in India is expected to further grow at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of around 15% during FY 2012-FY 2014. Our visitors are guaranteed to benefit from strengthening current business relations and making new business connections in a market that is well equipped to scale-up to requests for products and services quickly through networks that take advantage of the latest technologies available."

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CPhI Japan21 – 23 March 2012
Tokyo Big Sight Exhibition Center, Tokyo

CPhI Japan is collocated with P-MEC, ICSE and BioPh, which was featured for the first time as a stand-alone event in 2011. On average, the show is attended by 14000 pharmaceutical professionals and over 450 specialised suppliers. The 2011 event also featured more than 120 seminars

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CPhI South East Asia10– 12 May 2012
Jakarta International Expo

At CPhI Worldwide 2012 in Frankfurt, the organisers, UBM, announced that the newest addition to the CPhI event schedule would be CPhI South East Asia, which will be held in Jakarta (Indonesia).

"Indonesia is the ideal location for the introduction of a new CPhI event. The South East Asia region is an exceptional example of a "pharmerging" market and we feel that it is key to establish presence here at this time. The new event offers visitors with a unique opportunity to access an area that is aligning itself for explosive growth," noted Greg Kerwin, UBM Pharma Portfolio Director, in a press statement. "The pharmaceutical market is growing across the region, and the increased demand for pharma raw materials offers great potential for international suppliers to expand their footprint in the ASEAN companies. CPhI effectively provides a one-stop-shop for meeting new potential customers and partners in these growth territories."

According to the statement, Indonesia's pharmaceutical market had an estimated value of US$3.9 billion in 2010, which represented an increase of more than 10% from the previous year.



ICSE USA22– 23 May 2012
Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia

CPhI isn’t the only name spreading across the globe. 2012 will also see the launch of a new ICSE event in the US. The show will run simultaneously with Pharmapack North America, EAST Pack and MD&M East.


CPhI China26 – 28 June
SNIEC, Shanghai, China

The next edition of CPhI China in June 2012 is expected to see 27000 attendees and 1700 exhibitors.

The event will feature a zone-based layout for the first time that should make navigation easier. Exhibitors will be located in eight zones based on the pharmaceutical ingredients or services they provide (APIs, intermediates, natural extracts, biopharmaceuticals, custom manufacturing, fine chemicals, excipients and a general zone).

There will also be the addition of a modular conference programme for the events,with relevant topics in the current market, such as API sourcing strategy, compliance, reduction of cost and maximising competitive strategies in generics. The LABWorld pavilion will also be added to the P-MEC event and will cater to the needs of small-scale laboratories and analysis. ICSE, P-MEC, BioPh and InnoPack will also be collocated.


CPhI South America21 – 23 August
Sao Paulo (Brazil)

One of the newest additions to the CPhI umbrella is CPhI South America, which débuted in 2008. The next event will be held in August 2012 and expects to attract more than 3500 visitors. According to the organisers, Brazil is the largest market in Sooth America, as well as an important and growing emerging market that has changed drastically in the last 10 years. As well as the main CPhI event, there will also be an ICSE pavilion and the BioPh Trail.

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