Informa Markets, organisers of the CPHI series of pharma events, the largest exhibitions in pharma, report significant growth in Asia in the first half 2023. CPHI expects double digit attendee growth across most editions and will host events in China, Japan, India, Korea and Thailand in 2023.
Informa’s pharma portfolio performance is seen as a good macro indicator for the wider events industry performance in Asia.
CPHI Japan 2023, which recently celebrated its 20th anniversary, took place in April (19-21) at the Tokyo Big Sight Exhibition Centre and recorded nearly 17,000 unique visitors over the event’s three days. Significantly, international audiences have also returned in large numbers with 217 international exhibitors from a total of 434.
“We hosted a tremendously successful event in Japan in April, and we are on course for a very successful return of CPHI & P-MEC China – we look forward to welcoming the global trusted pharma supply chain to Shanghai this month. Pharma audiences in Asia have rebounded very strongly and we expect good growth in the next year,” commented Adam Andersen, executive vice-president, Pharma, of Informa Markets.
Over 3,000 exhibitors are expected at CPHI & P-MEC China (19-21 June, 2023), with 80+ conference sessions and some 55,000 attendee visits exploring 180,000sqm of the Shanghai New International Expo Center.
Organisers expect the event to be back to its full capacity following a three-year hiatus for international travel, with a returning Awards ceremony, full conference agenda, and the 12th China-World CEO Summit. Additionally, CPHI & PMEC China will feature exhibitor promotional tools including Innovation Gallery and tours, exhibitor showcases, and a hosted buyer programme.
The CPHI & PMEC China roadshow will be held in Guangzhou during September – a region that provides visa-free entry for 53 eligible countries.
“The opening up of markets in Asia and the strong demand for pharmaceutical products and services from these countries is bringing robust growth for our events,” added Andersen.
In the second half of 2023, CPHI will host CPHI South East Asia (12-14 July 2023) at QSNCC, Bangkok, Thailand) and CPHI & PMEC India (28-30 November 2023) at the India Expo Mart, Greater Noida, Delhi.