The World of Pharma Returns to Frankfurt

Published: September 10, 2017

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.

 Welcome to the 28th CPhI Worldwide!  

“The event returns in a year where global growth across the pharmaceutical industry is flourishing”, says Orhan Caglayan, Brand Director Europe, UBM. “It is a particularly strong time for outsourcing & ingredients, as well as an incredibly buoyant period for the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry. CPhI Worldwide itself is a global barometer of the pharma industry’s overall health and we look set for another record event in 2017, which bodes well for the industry. Another first for CPhI this year was 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.”

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.

The 2016 CPhI Worldwide event in Barcelona saw an all-time record attendance of over 42,000 people, with 2550+ 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 identify the right event for their business’ 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 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 throughout the course of CPhI Worldwide.

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. Moreover, a team of pharma experts will also present visitors with the opportunity for guided Innovation Tours, which run across each of the three days at CPhI Worldwide.

This year’s conference will examine engaging and forward-thinking topics, including Medicines for Europe giving a talk on pharma trend forecasting for the next 10 years – ‘Trump, Brexit and Beyond’. Along with analysis of biosimilar uptake in the US and Europe, the future of continuous processing and discussions on innovative therapies such as CRISPR, immunotherapy and personalized medicines.

Finally, in recognition of pharma excellence, the vastly expanded CPhI Pharma Awards returns to the show for its 14th year, with eight new categories – awarding an impressive 20 commendations in celebration of the most successful and innovative pharma achievements.

You can register for CPhI Worldwide 2017 at



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