Industry support is growing for Pharma EXPO, the new pharmaceutical industry event from PMMI, the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, and the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE). PMMI partnered with Ipack-Ima Spa, which produces Pharmintech.
“Ipack-Ima’s reputation for excellence strengthens the power of its support for Pharma EXPO. It also reminds us how global the pharmaceutical industry is,” said Charles D. Yuska, president and CEO, PMMI.
Pharma EXPO will be co-located with PACK EXPO International 2014, to be held Nov. 2–5 at McCormick Place in Chicago.
“It’s exciting to be in a new event,” said Guido Corbella, CEO, Pharmintech. “When it’s associated with entities such as PACK EXPO International and ISPE, you know it’s built on a solid foundation.”
The PACK EXPO agreement allows for promotional support and exhibiting at select events for each organization.
“We serve an international marketplace,” said Nancy S. Berg, president and CEO, ISPE. “The involvement with Pharmintech will allow the shows to communicate the power of Pharma EXPO around the world.”
PACK EXPO has a history of a strong presence in pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturing: On average, more than 18 percent of PACK EXPO attendees and one-third of exhibitors identify themselves with this manufacturing sector.
PMMI and ISPE anticipate that PACK EXPO International 2014 and Pharma EXPO 2014, combined, will comprise 2,000 exhibiting companies; over 1.1 million net square feet of exhibit space; and 50,000 visitors. Pharma EXPO, with its conference program by ISPE, is expected to draw 10,000 attendees from pharmaceutical, medical device and nutraceutical manufacturers.
“Initial space selection is complete, and we’re tracking far beyond expectations. In fact, several exhibitors are new to the PACK EXPO shows. I think that’s a strong indication of support throughout the industry,” said Yuska.
The following companies are among those exhibiting at Pharma EXPO.
- Bausch + Strobel Machine Co.
- Bosch Pharmaceutical Packaging
- Fette Compacting
- Glatt Air Techniques
- Harro Hofliger
- Marchesini Group
- MG America
- The Excellence United Group
- Uhlmann: Packaging Systems