CMP Information Release: New CPhI India Show Will Debut Alongside 2006 Indian Pharmaceutical Congress  
3/20/2006 11:55:03 AM

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- CMPi's new pharma ingredients show, CPhI India, will debut in December alongside the prestigious annual Indian Pharmaceutical Congress (IPC) and Pharma Expo at Bombay's Exhibition Centre. Revised dates for CPhI India are Friday 1 - Sunday 3 December.

Bringing the inaugural CPhI India forward by four days and staging the show in tandem with the Congress will deliver a stronger profile to both events and greater value and convenience for exhibitors and visitors.

The new CPhI India was announced last October in Madrid at CMPi's flagship pharma ingredients event CPhI Worldwide. Registration and staging will be in Hall 6 of the Bombay facility. The new event is being organised by CMPi and co-managed by CMP Asia.

The three-day Congress and Pharma Expo, held every December, attracted 20,000 visitors and nearly 170 exhibitors to its 2005 staging in Hyderabad. Organised through the Indian Pharmaceutical Congress Association (IPCA), the Congress has long been recognised as the primary networking event in the Indian pharma sector - and also as the market's leading showcase for pharma machinery and equipment.

"Staging the first ever CPhI India in tandem with the 2006 IPC will significantly add to both events", noted Kate Chambers, Group Exhibitions director for CMPi Chemical & Pharma Ingredients. "It will place the leading international API and pharma manufacturing event alongside the top networking event in the Indian marketplace".

"The twinned events will present a unique combined meeting platform for all sectors of the Indian pharma community - including the academic, development, manufacturing and equipment and service supply elements", Kate said. "CPhI India and the IPC will equally present a golden opportunity for interests looking to enter one of the world's fastest-growing pharma markets".

Kate further noted that, given Asia's growing importance across the whole pharma sector, and the clear success of the established CPhI Japan and CPhI China annual events, launching CPhI India was a natural further step in developing the brand.

The Indian Pharmaceutical Congress Association and CMPi are already exploring further co-operation, with the possibility of teaming their events again in 2007 or 2008.

For 2006, the group's flagship CPhI Worldwide event will be staged on 3 - 5 October at Paris-Nord Villepinte, marking a strategic shift of the main European event to within the first two weeks of every October.

Notes for Editors:

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CPhI Japan 2006 is being held on 24 - 26 April at BIG SIGHT, Tokyo and CPhI China 2006 on 27 - 29 June at Pudong, Shanghai.

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