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UBM India’s 11th edition of CPhI & P-MEC begins in Mumbai

Our Bureau, Mumbai
Monday, November 27, 2017, 17:05 Hrs  [IST]

South Asia’s largest Pharma event CPhI & P-MEC India hosted by UBM India saw the participation of around 1,500 + exhibitor from40+ countries’ including the US, Switzerland, Germany and China. It will continue to be held at two different venues in Mumbai between 27 November and 29 November. Salient features of the event include Supplier-Finder Desk, Innovation Gallery  and Exhibitor Showcase.

Jime Essink, chief executive officer, UBM Asia Ltd, Aasif Khan, director, Fabtech Technologies, Satish Wagh, chairman, Chemexcil, Yogesh Mudras, managing director, UBM India jointly inaugurated the event.
 The marquee expo is being held at two venues in Mumbai - MMRDA Grounds, Bandra Kurla Complex (27 November to 29 November) and Bombay Exhibition Centre (28 November to 30 November).

Alongside the expo, UBM India launched the second edition of the India Pharma Week (IPW), an attractive platter of more than ten trend-setting events that got off to a flying start on November 25. Focusing on the pillars of business, knowledge, leadership, innovation, recognition and networking in the pharma domain, the IPW included a Plant Visit, Pharma Leaders’ Golf, Pre-Connect Congress, Women in Pharma – Power Breakfast, the India Pharma Awards, Networking Evening, a closed door CEO Roundtable and many more activities. The IPW has transformed the CPhI & P-MEC exhibition from a wall-bound show to one with considerable intellectual value addition.

Speaking at the inauguration of CPhI & P-MEC India 2017, Yogesh Mudras, managing director, UBM India said, “India is among the fastest-growing pharmaceutical markets in the world and has established itself as a global manufacturing and research hub. A large raw material base and the availability of a skilled workforce give the industry a definite competitive advantage over other countries. A platform like CPhI & P-MEC India provides a most comprehensive industry platform for every company that deals with pharmaceuticals in India.”
 Originating from CPhI Worldwide, the CPhI & P-MEC India was first introduced in 2006. Today, it has become South Asia's leading pharma meeting place, covering every step of the supply chain, from drug discovery to finished dosage. CPhI India is an industry platform encompassing CROs, CMOs and manufacturers of API, generics, excipients and drug formulation, fine chemicals, biosimilars, finished formulations, lab chemicals and biotechnology. P-MEC, on the other hand, includes manufacturers of pharma machinery and equipment, analytical equipment, automation & robotics, packaging equipment & supplies, plant/facility equipment, automation & controls, processing equipment, RFID, tableting/  capsule fillers, clean room equipment, filling equipment and laboratory products.
The show has grown exponentially over the years, with domestic and foreign exhibitors and visitors engaging over significant levels of business. This year, the expo comprised exciting facets such as the Supplier-Finder Desk (a digital floor plan that enabled visitors find exhibitors based on services or company names), Innovation Gallery (an arena where participating pharma companies were encouraged to showcase innovations on an international platform) and exhibitor showcase (a platform where exhibitors demonstrated how their new product launches are going to be efficacious.)
The key companies exhibiting in the 2017 edition at CPhI include Aurobindo Pharma Ltd., Granules India Pvt. Ltd., Hetero Labs Limited, Signet Chemical Corporation Pvt. Ltd, DKSH India Pvt. Ltd., Morepen Laboratories Limited, N V Organics Pvt. Ltd. amongst others. On the other hand, some of the leading companies such as West Pharmaceuticals Packaging India Pvt. Ltd., Cadmach Machinery Co. Pvt.  Ltd., Brothers Pharmamach (I) Pvt. Ltd, NPM Machinery Pvt. Ltd., Jekson Vision Pvt. Ltd., ACG Worldwide Solid Dosage Consumables and Machinery, Ace Technologies & Packaging Systems Pvt. Ltd, Fabtech Technologies International Ltd., Jagson Engineers, Bosch Limited, Agilent, Food & Pharma Specialities amongst others will exhibit at P-MEC.


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