Packing a Punch in Paris

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Pharmaceutical Technology, Pharmaceutical Technology-01-02-2020, Volume 44, Issue 1
Pages: 16

PTE looks ahead to 2020’s edition of Pharmapack-the pharma industry’s dedicated packaging and drug delivery event.

Editor’s Note: This article was published in Pharmaceutical Technology Europe’s January 2020 print issue.

February 2020 heralds the latest edition of Pharmapack-Europe’s dedicated pharmaceutical packaging and drug delivery event-which is expected to once again play host to a plethora of pharmaceutical manufacturers and packaging suppliers in Paris, France.

Over the course of two days (5–6 February 2020), visitors to Hall 7.2 at the Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles, will be able to network with peers and learn about the latest innovations, trends, and regulations advancing and impacting the fields of packaging, drug delivery, medical devices, and machinery. Event organizers anticipate more than 400 exhibitors and approximately 5400 attendees onsite at the show (1).

A new feature of the 2020 event will be the Machinery Zone, which will offer attendees the chance to visit with companies specializing in pharmaceutical packaging manufacturing machinery, technology, and equipment in a dedicated area of the exhibition floor. This new feature will add to the already existing platforms of the event, such as the Pharmapack Awards, Innovation Gallery, and Learning Lab.

Educational themes

One of the main pillars of Pharmapack is education, and for 2020’s event, the conference agenda has been set to tackle some of the more prominent and emerging issues facing pharmaceutical packaging and drug delivery companies. Separated into four sessions, spanning the two days, the conference programme will examine ‘Connectivity and Patient-Centricity’, ‘Sustainability’, ‘Challenges in Drug Delivery for Biologics’, and ‘New Horizons in Innovation’. (For a list of Pharmaceutical Technology Europe’s top choices from the event’s educational agenda see ‘Editorial Educational Picks for Pharmapack 2020’.)


With sustainability being a major global concern at the moment, the second session of the two-day educational conference will undoubtedly prove popular for those attending. Demand from drug retailers, hospitals, patients, and so on, is driving pharmaceutical packaging companies to evaluate ways of improving sustainability within their processes. In addition to several presentations on the topic of sustainability, the Pharmapack Awards will once again pay homage to companies forging the way with holistic approaches to sustainability and recyclability of packaging through the Eco‑Design award.

“This year’s Pharmapack agenda highlights what an interesting time it is for packaging and drug delivery, showcasing the full depth and breadth of developments anticipated in the upcoming year,” revealed Silvia Forroova, brand director at Pharmapack in an event press release (2). “Most excitingly, our speakers feature some of the industry’s most prominent experts, leading pharma companies and new start-ups delivering tomorrow’s vital innovations.”

Important information

Location: Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles, Hall 7.2, Paris, France.
Dates: Wednesday 5 February and Thursday 6 February 2020.
Hours: 09:00–18:00 (Wednesday), 09:00–17:00 (Thursday)
Metro Station: Porte de Versailles


1. Pharmapack, “Pharmapack Europe Magazine,”, Digital Magazine, 2 July 2019.

2. Pharmapack, “Connectivity, Customization, and Sustainability Driving Packaging and Drug Delivery in 2020,”, Press Release, 4 Dec. 2019. 

Article Details

Pharmaceutical Technology Europe
Vol. 32, No. 1
January 2020
Page: 16


When referring to this article, please cite it as F. Thomas, “Packing a Punch in Paris,” Pharmaceutical Technology Europe 32 (1) 2020.