Sustainability a Major Highlight at Pharmapack Europe 2023

An entire track was dedicated to sustainability, with two others covering device & packaging innovation and large volume drug delivery & combination product.

Pharmapack Paris 2023

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Pharmapack Europe 2023 closed earlier this month, with the drug delivery and packaging community predicting sizable growth through 2023 and sustainability dominating the at-show agenda and innovations. The event, widely seen as a key bellwether for pharma packaging and delivery trends, marks a potential watershed moment for industry sustainability—with the topic dominating initiatives, trends, and innovations throughout the show.

Emphasizing the renewed strength and growth in the industry, Pharmapack Europe 2023 played host to 4,850 in-person executives, spanning some 7,513 visits and 4,210 online attendees. Remarkably, at a time when some travel restrictions are still in place, 78 countries were represented and 42 content sessions held—with an entire track dedicated to Sustainability and two more covering Device & Packaging Innovation and Large Volume Drug Delivery & Combination Product. On demand content will remain available online for anyone who missed the sessions outlining industry prospects in 2023 and beyond.

Laura Indriksone, brand director at Pharmapack Europe, commented, “We have seen a really big shift in 2023, and our own Pharmapack Report predicted sustainability will be the biggest single issue for the industry this year. What we saw on the show floor was the depth and diversity of response to meet the challenges of sustainable drug delivery innovation and greener packaging supply chains. The other major trend is that companies are trying to marry connected devices and sustainability goals, and we also see many smaller companies at the event. I think this could be a big trend of the year ahead—the industry is looking for new partners and is being much more open in its consideration criteria. Companies both big and small are looking to widen networks and make supply chains more diverse and more secure.”

In total, some 355 companies exhibited including a who’s who of packaging and delivery innovators from Aptar and BD to Nemera, Körber, West, and Owen Mumford to name just a few. Indrikson added, “If you look around and speak to people on the event floor, the single biggest comment is that the industry in incredibly excited and motivated to be back in person, meeting contacts, doing business, and learning the key trends. Pharmapack is at the heart of pharma packaging and delivery.”

 Preparations for Pharmapack 2024 are already underway, with the event returning again to the Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles (January 24 and 25, 2024). Click here for more information on how to exhibit.


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