CPhI Worldwide 2015 returns to Madrid, Spain, for the 26th edition, bringing with it the booming pharmaceutical industry ready for a plethora of networking, learning and sharing opportunities
The pharmaceutical ingredients, outsourcing, packaging and machinery sectors continue to grow apace and CPhI attendees are hugely positive about industry and new business prospects over the coming 12 months and beyond. CPhI Worldwide provides the initial platform to spark innovations, bringing pharma suppliers together to meet and develop new dynamic approaches to industry challenges.
CPhI has progressively been adding to its portfolio with thought leadership through its Pharma Forum and Pre-Connect Congress. Also, the eagerly anticipated and expanded, CPhI Pharma Awards, provides recognition on a global scale to pharma’s most transformational companies, products and services.
Following the success of last year’s 25th Anniversary event, 2015 promises to be another record-breaking show, with over 36,000 attendees and some 2,500 exhibitors from over 150 countries expected at IFEMA (Feria de Madrid, Spain).
During the last few years, the event has mirrored the growth of the industry, and remains integral to the pharmaceutical community agenda, and offers engaging, world-class content. CPhI Worldwide brings together the leading suppliers, buyers and experts for ingredients, APIs and excipients globally, with ICSE connecting international outsourcing solution providers with the pharmaceutical community.
Running alongside the pharmaceutical ingredients and outsourcing halls are further sister brands Innopack and P-MEC, allowing visitors to quickly identify the right hall for their needs, spanning the entire pharmaceutical supply chain. InnoPack brings together buyers and specifiers from the packaging and pharmaceutical industries. P-MEC Europe features exhibitors from traditional large-scale capital equipment to companies focussed on instrumental analysis, measuring and testing technologies, materials testing, quality control and laboratory.
More than a meeting platform
However, CPhI Worldwide is now much more than a meeting platform – for 2015, the show floor has been expanded, not only for the increased number of attendees and exhibitors, but also to accommodate new innovations brought to the show. This year sees the introduction of the CPhI Pharma Forum – a dedicated content village that will provide a central hub to examine thought leadership from media partners and the CPhI Pharma Insights Reports. The Pharma Forum will also be the location for the exhibitor and visitor party, and will include exhibitor Innovation Galleries, the CPhI Pharma Awards and the Pharma Insight Innovation Briefings – offering impartial, in-depth sessions on regional updates and specialist topics covering regulation, QC, traceability, sustainability and health to name but a few.
Another innovation for 2015 are the revamped CPhI Pharma Awards, which now feature five new categories to allow for a wider range of recognition across the pharma industry. Also returning are the free sessions in Speaker’s Corner, which give exhibitors a forum to deliver first-hand presentations to senior pharma attendees from across the globe. To help attendees tailor their time at the show, CPhI Worldwide Global Meetings is a custom matchmaking programme that enables attendees to find and connect with specific companies tailored to their business needs.
CPhI Pre-Connect Congress
Opening the day prior to the main exhibition the CPhI Pre-Connect Congress (12th October), affords senior executives and influential speakers the opportunity to discuss the latest innovations, trends and market developments from across the industry in a series of market-led educational modules. It is organized along two main tracks, with sessions in track one including ‘Formulation & Drug Delivery’; ‘Biologics, Biosimilars & Biobetters’; and ‘API Sourcing & Manufacture’. Track two features modules across ‘generics’; ‘Pharmaceutical Packaging’; and ‘Mergers and Acquisitions’.
Some of the industry’s most active ADC producers – Almac, Calalent, Lonza and Piramal – will be in attendance at CPhI Worldwide 2015.