CPhI Worldwide 2024

Fiera Milano City , Viale Lodovico Scarampo
Milan (IT)

CPhI Worldwide: the trade show

Whether you are a procurement director, R&D specialist, business manager or pharmaceutical engineer, CPhI Worldwide is theMevent for any pharmaceutical manufacturing professional.

It offers production, manufacturing equipment, solutions and innovation in its field. Every Autumn CPhI Worldwide takes place in a different European city. Frankfurt, Brussels and Madrid have all played host to the event.

This annual migration offers opportunities for visitors and exhibitors to broker new partnerships with audiences and suppliers in a new location.

October 2014 Edition:

From October 7 to October 9, 2014 it will be held the CPHL WORLDWIDE in Paris Nord Villepinte, France. CPHI is the world’s leading pharmaceutical networking event, that nobody in this field should miss. This great event have each time more than 2,200 exhibitors and 34,000 attendees from more than 140 countries around the world.You can have the opportunity to meet with international pharmaceutical companies, you can learn more about the latest industry trends and improve your knowledge about the pharmaceutical market. In three days you can do more than one year, because CPHI gives you the opportunity to meet more than 30,000 senior pharma professionals from more than 140 countries, you can meet excellent suppliers as well.CPHI will have 20 zones with the following ingredients: finished dosage, packaging, contract services, machinery and more. This place gather companies and suppliers from all over the world, especially from United States, China, Russia, Turkey and Malaysia. You will receive all the updates and trends about the market, you can participate as well of a Conference, free sessions with speakers, free seminars, natural extracts and biopharma. You will have free access to all the events, and as if that were not enough you will have the chance to see all the exhibitions especially the ones from ICSE (connects all the pharmaceutical community with solutions providing networking education and development in the business), InnoPack (gather buyers and sellers in one place, creates business opportunities, etc.), and P-MEC (delivers pharmaceutical machinery, technology and equipment, helps to improve the networking and education).

CPhI Worldwide editions

CPhI Worldwide 2024 From to Fiera Milano City
CPhI Worldwide 2023 From to Fira Barcelona, Gran Via
CPhI Worldwide 2022 From to Messe Frankfurt
CPhI Worldwide 2021 From to Fiera Milano City

Discover CPhI Worldwide, the fair of pharma products, people, and solutions.

CPhI Worldwide is the leading networking event for pharmaceutical industry. Each year it takes place in a different city and this year is the turn of Frankfurt. On October this international show will take place alongside with ICSE, P-MEC and InnoPack. If you want to discover all the details of the next edition don't stop reading our interview.

CPhl Worldwide is one of the most important pharma events, what kind of opportunities does the event offer to the pharma sector?

CPhI Worldwide offers the pharma sector the opportunity to rub shoulders with the world’s most prominent pharma executives for three days of collaboration, information dissemination, and discussions that will define the future of the industry. 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.

CPhI Worldwide will also provide opportunities for female executives to meet with their peers and hear from senior executives on promoting diversity in the workplace in The Women in Leadership Forum. Additionally, 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. Another useful tool, CPhI Live Pharma Connect, will be available again this year to help your business match and meet both visitors and exhibitors and to pre-arrange meetings. Finally, in recognition of pharma excellence, the vastly expanded CPhI Pharma Awards returns for its 14th year, with eight new categories – awarding an impressive 20 commendations in celebration of the most successful and innovative pharma achievements.

 What are the advantages of exhibiting at CPhl 2017?

CPhI Worldwide, as the world’s largest pharmaceutical trade show, is not only seen as a bellwether of global pharma’s current strength, it also a key indicator of future trends and prospects. It’s the one place you can meet one-to-one with hundreds of providers and see first hand the different services and products. But it’s more than just a platform to score suppliers and meet contacts; it’s about interacting with other creative minds to envisage new approaches and better learnings. A gathering of this many people for a focused week allows new methods to emerge, and there is a cross pollination of ideas and approaches. Where else can you meet scientists, business development executives and CEOs to talk through a potential formulation challenge, a flexible sourcing need, an outsourcing contract and ingredients provider? And all in the same day!

Specifically for exhibitors, it is an amazing opportunity to meet potential new partners from all over the world, and ensure that other companies are aware of the services that are able to offer. Moreover, continued meetings with potential partners at CPhI Worldwide can build trust and increase the likelihood of a future partnership, not neccesarily immediately but some time into the future. It is also an excellent occasion to meet existing customers, which is integral to strenthening business relationships and an opportunity to have an informal chat about future plans.

What's new with this year compared to last year?

Our goal at CPhI is to be the vital conduit connecting the industry, to ensure we facilitate greater supply chain integration and encourage global partners to work together. This is why each year we continue to add new zones and events to CPhI Worldwide, to enable companies and people to meet. It's a global industry, with many players and sometimes a chance encounter is all the catalyst needed to reimagine what is possible.

Most notably, we are striving to encourage our partners to incorporate Corporate Social Responsibility, and this CPhI Worldwide has chosen International Medical Corps UK as its official charity partner. There are a range of charity sponsorship options, with free promotions at the event and contributions going direct to International Medical Corps to sustain their global efforts. International Medical Corps delivers lifesaving healthcare in emergencies for people affected by disaster or conflict. They work around the clock to not only rebuild lives and communities in some of the most dangerous places on earth, but they are determined to train and pass essential skills onto local hands. We encourage all visitors and exhibitors to consider closely our charity packages and or any other ways you might be able to help.
What are the biggest challenges that the pharma sector might be facing in the following year?

As the pharma industry continues its journey towards globalisation and pharma companies become increasingly keen on providing a complete drug development service to customers, it becomes a challenge for companies to meet and engage with other companies and form partnerships to complete their supply chain. CPhI Worldwide is a suitable platform that enables these discussions. Another challenge that the pharma industry has is to tackle is the rising need for the latest technology to develop more complex drugs, which will allow drug manufacture and development at a lower cost. CPhI is the ideal event for pharma companies to meet biotechnology companies that have the appropriate facilties.

Could you recommend us any conferences?

This year’s CPhI Pre-Connect Congress will take place on the 23rd of October, the day prior to CPhI Worldwide, and offers an exciting and comprehensive agenda. This platform gathers experts and thought leaders from the entire pharmaceutical supply chain to provide insights into the latest developments. In particular, the first keynote will feature Samsung Biologics President & CEO, Dr Tae Han Kim. He will provide an in-depth presentation addressing uncertainty in the industry, as well as the future outlook for pharma.

The second regulatory keynote will be given by Ajaz Hussain, President, National Institute for Pharmaceutical Technology & Education, Inc. & Former Deputy Director, Office for Pharmaceuticals, FDA. Mr Hussain will give a special address covering the US and European regulator’s intention to mutually recognize one another’s pharmaceutical manufacturing inspection procedure, and the urgent need to reduce regulator heterogeneity in the cGMP inspection process. This congress is crucial for anyone working in the pharma industry to keep on top of the latest and key trends.

CPhI is excellent for networking, meeting existing partners and finding new business opportunities, can you give us some tips for those attending the fair for the first time?

CPhI Worldwide is an extremely large event so the first tip we would like to give is to wear suitable footwear as nothing is worse than blistered feet preventing you from networking! Also, download the CPhI app, which has some great features that only aim to improve your experience at the event. The features include a map for naivating around the venue, the agenda, a list of attendees, the ability to set up meetings and much more.

Additionally, to make the most out of your visit ensure, that you pre-book meetings to avoid dissapointment, and keep in mind to leave enough time between meetings so that you have enough time to make your journey to the next one, as it is an extremely large event. Another important tip is to not fill your calendar with meetings all day, leave some time to do some exploring and see what other types of companies are available and of interest to you. Expand your horizons. And lastly, maximise your benefits by attending the post-show networking events, instead of going straight back to the hotel. Come to the event well-rested as it will be a hectic couple of days! After all, it’s only once a year that there is a gathering of this many people from the pharma industry.

Lastly, would you be able to provide an estimate number of attendees at the last year event?

A strong show is indicative of a prosperous industry and in the last five years attendee numbers have risen by 50%. 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, and we expect a comparable number this year.


CPhI Madrid is the world's leading pharmaceutical networking event

CphI Madrid is the world's leading pharmaceutical networking event, thanks to the fact that it's able to host 2,200 exhibitors and more than 36,000 guest from all over world. Meet face-to-face with all the international companies who are interested in expanding their brands and be a step ahead of the pharmaceutical market.

Cphi Madrid Exhibition Design

This amazing event gives you thee days to drive business for the rest of the year. It helps you meet the most prestigious senior pharma professionals from 140 countries all in one place. It also helps you find specific companies without having to scan over every sector. There are over twenty areas dedicated to the specifics of the industry, making it the most efficient and effective way to get your ideas across and team up with the partner you need.

Cphi Madrid Exhibits

Meet suppliers or stay up to date with major markets like China, India and the US or even emerging markets suchs as Turkey, Russia and Malaysia. It is as easy as checking all the conferences and seminars that are held all day long and the possibility of getting free access to all the networking social events held afterward. If you are a part of this industry, your assistance is a must!

CPhI Worldwide arrives to Madrid in October

CPhI Worldwide is the leading networking event for pharmaceutical industry. Each year it takes place in a different city and this year is the turn of Madrid. On October this international show will take place alongside with ICSE, P-MEC and InnoPack. If you want to discover all the details of the next edition don't stop reading our interview with Rutger Oudejans, Brand Director of Pharma at UBM EMEA.

Cphi Worldwide Exhibition Area

What's new for the next edition of CPhI Worldwide held in Madrid?

One of the main new additions for CPhI in 2015 is the CPhI Pharma Forum – a dedicated content village – which will provide a central hub to examine thought leadership from media partners and the CPhI Pharma Insights Reports. The Pharma Forum will also 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.

Additionally, the CPhI Pre-Connect Congress – taking place on October 12th – will deliver a number of new sessions on the latest innovations, trends and developments from across the industry in a series of market-led educational modules. It is organised 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’.

Finally, the 2015 will also see the launch of the revamped Pharma Awards with five new categories covering the entire pharma supply chain.

Cphi Worldwide Exhibition

Can you give me three reasons to visit the show?

  1. It’s the biggest pharma event on the planet and features over 36,000 attendees from over 150 countries. Anyone wanting to do business in pharma needs to attend
  2. CPhI Worldwide is now a key source of content and industry analysis and enables attendees to be updated with latest developments across pharma
  3. Madrid is beautiful city and the ideal venue to host a conference of this magnitude. The networking at CPhI Worldwide is not confined to the show itself with many events spilling over into the evening across the city. The whole show provides a great positive experience; there really is an electric atmosphere across pharma when the show is on.

Welcome To Cphi Worlwide 2015 Madrid

What is your visitors profile?

It’s extremely large, extremely diverse and extremely senior - over 30% of attendees are CEO level. The exhibition now covers every single aspect of pharmaceutical supply from ingredients and excipients through to contract services, packaging and machinery, which means we have representatives from across big pharma and biotech industries.

Exhibit At Cphi Worldwide 2015 In Madrid

What are the benefits of exhibit at CPhI Worldwide?

  • Maximize your exposure
  • Meet face-to-face with existing and new potential business partners, suppliers and distributors
  • Promote your products & services
  • Target the right audience relevant for your business
  • Access the entire pharma supply chain in one location
  • CPhI Worldwide and co-located shows represent a great opportunity to seize your global pharma market share
  • Launch new products
  • Find out what are your competitors up and get the latest insight into pharma market trends
  • Be recognized as pharma market leader and innovator by global pharmaceutical community

Stand Builders In Madrid

What is the exhibitor’s profile?

There are now over 2500 exhibitors at the show across effectively four separate shows - CPhI, P-MEC, Innopack and ICSE - running alongside some 20 specific zones covering ingredients, APIs, excipients, finished dosage, contract services, packaging, biopharm, machinery and many more. But the most remarkable aspect of CPhI’s exhibitor profile is that they come from all over the globe from Europe, China, India, Japan and the US to emerging markets including Turkey, Russia, Korea, Brazil and Malaysia.

Cphi Worlwide Speaking Corners

Results of the last edition

The last CPhI Worldwide was held in Paris and as a result it reported a slightly higher French participation, but overall, it was a truly international event.

Attendance by country

  • France: 16.6%
  • Germany: 8.3%
  • India: 7%
  • UK: 6.1%
  • USA: 5%
  • Italy: 4.7%
  • Switzerland: 3.6%
  • Spain: 3.6%
  • China: 3.2%
  • Netherlands: 2.8%