PMMI, owner and producer of the PACK EXPO trade shows, and the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE), announce the debut of Pharma EXPO, a new event designed to connect pharmaceutical, medical device, and nutraceutical manufacturers with the packaging, processing, and other supply chain technologies they need to meet industry regulations and grow business. The event will debut in 2014 and co-locate with PACK EXPO International, to be held Nov. 2-5, 2014 at McCormick Place in Chicago.
Pharma EXPO aims to be the world’s leading event for the pharmaceutical and medical industries. It will include exhibits designed to meet the needs of the manufacturers and suppliers, as well as a conference program. Attendees will have an opportunity to see cutting-edge technology in packaging and processing and attend conference programs that address common challenges in the pharmaceutical lifecycle.
“Pharma EXPO is part of our strategy to make it more efficient for attendees to find the technologies they need,” says Charles D. Yuska, President and CEO of PMMI. “By partnering with ISPE, which is over 20,000 members strong, with a robust knowledge and learning program, we can combine the best aspects of PACK EXPO with deep industry knowledge and insight to deliver a first-class event for the industry.”
Nancy Berg, President and CEO of ISPE, says, “At our core, ISPE is about preparing our members to lead global change and innovation in pharmaceutical manufacturing sciences and technology. This venture event will provide a new vehicle to achieve that goal and provide members with a unique opportunity to be inspired by ideas and technologies developed for other industries.”
PACK EXPO says that upwards of 18% of end users who attend PACK EXPO have identified themselves as pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, while one-third of all the exhibitors at PACK EXPO are suppliers to the pharmaceutical industry. Pharma EXPO will offer attendees exposure to the latest technologies, the opportunity to attend a full range of education sessions, as well as networking with industry professionals.
The co-located PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO are expected to attract 48,000 attendees, 2,000 exhibiting companies and more than 1.1 million net square ft of exhibit space in 2014.