CPhI Worldwide returns this month during a year where global growth across the pharmaceutical industry is flour- ishing. It is a particularly strong time for the outsourcing
and ingredients sectors, as well as an incredibly buoyant period
for the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry. There is also a renewed confidence in the North American pharma market with
the three hotbeds of biotechnology booming—San Diego, San
Francisco, and Boston. CPhI Worldwide itself is in many ways
the global barometer of the pharma industry’s overall health, and
earlier this year we saw the launch of the inaugural CPhI North
America. This new event, held in the world’s foremost pharma
economy, represented a natural progression for the CPhI brand
and was extremely successful.
But this year has seen many exciting developments throughout the globe, with the new Marketing Authorization Holder
(MAH) pilot in China providing huge innovation opportunities
for Chinese biotechs, and generics expanding from Japan, the
U.S. and Europe to the emerging markets across the globa. In addition, all of our global events have seen a surge in the number of
bio and finished formulations attendees, again highlighting how
strong these markets are.
It’s a truly dynamic time for the global pharma industry, and
CPhI Worldwide provides an opportunity to come together and
focus on the latest trends, technologies and insights. Above all
else, it is a platform for the industry to drive forward new partnerships, do business and grow.
CPhI Worldwide will take place on 24-26 October 2017 at the
Messe Frankfurt, Germany. After last year’s record-breaking
event, the world’s most prominent pharma executives are
ready to gather again for three days of collaboration, information dissemination, and discussions that will define the future
of the industry.
The 2016 CPhI Worldwide event in Barcelona saw an all-time
record attendance of over 42,000 people, with 2,550+ exhibitors
from 156 countries. Building on this success, CPhI Worldwide
2017 will host over 20 dedicated zones covering ingredients,
APIs, excipients, contract services, packaging, biopharma, machinery, and many more.
Running concurrently with the pharmaceutical ingredients
halls are four other nearby brands, helping visitors quickly iden-
tify the right event for their business’s needs:
• ICSE is an outsourcing focused event designed to connect
the pharmaceutical community with contract providers from
clinical trials, CROs, logistics providers, data management
firms and CMOs, bringing the contract community together
under one roof.
• InnoPack connects buyers and specifiers from the packaging
and pharmaceutical industries, showcasing all the newest
innovations in pharma packaging.
• P-MEC Europe features exhibitors from traditional large-scale capital equipment to companies focused on instrumental analysis, measuring and testing technologies, materials testing, laboratory and quality control.
• Finished Dosage Formulation for every aspect of the finished dosage supply chain, from Big Pharma and CMO to
in/out-licensing and dossier specialists.
Beyond the exhibition, the Pharma Forum is CPhI’s go-to
space for all pharmaceutical professionals looking to explore
specialist areas and new business opportunities, as well as
sourcing non-biased information on trends, innovations, developments, and the latest regulatory insights—all in one
location. The Pharma Forum includes the latest innovative
products and services in the Innovation Galleries, free high
value content at the Pharma Insight Briefings, and the chance
to share your experiences and recharge your batteries in the
CPhI is a key advocate of female executive empowerment,
and on the second day of CPhI Worldwide, the Women in Leadership Forum will take place. Here, female executives will get a
chance to meet and discuss with their peers about promoting
diversity in the workplace. It serves as a space to share their
experiences, exchange expertise, and discuss effective leadership strategies.
The CPhI Pharma Insight Briefings will offer participants the
chance to access a diverse range of content through succinct
45-minute sessions. These in-depth seminars on specialist topics
and regional updates will take place during the course of CPhI
Worldwide. All content is free to access and open to all visitors
with topics covering pharmaceutical packaging, market entry,
mergers & acquisitions, mHealth, new technological developments and the latest innovations in pharmaceutical ingredients
As well as the many free-to-attend industry seminars, the Innovation Gallery will provide a showcase for some of CPhI’s
most exciting new products. This is where visitors can see innovative pharmaceutical developments in ingredients, finished
dosage formulations, contract services and packaging. More-
Welcome to the 28th
The world of pharma returns to Frankfurt
Brand Director Europe, UBM