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CPhI South East Asia Driving Fastest Growing ASEAN Economy



5/13/2014 6:45:04 AM

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Amsterdam, 13 May 2014: Leading events organiser, UBM Live, announces the return of CPhI South East Asia. Now in its third consecutive year, the leading pharmaceutical ingredients event, co-located with P-MEC and InnoPack, will take place at the Jakarta International Expo, Indonesia from 20th to 22nd May 2014.

Acting as the central hub within South East Asia, the Indonesian pharmaceutical market is growing faster than the world’s average and is projected to be the fastest growing economy within the ASEAN, predicted to rise at an annual rate of 6% through to 2018. Further, pharmaceutical firms within the region are set to benefit from the government’s universal healthcare system enforced this year. As a result, healthcare spending in Indonesia is anticipated to reach US$21.7bn by 2015. With the potential pharmaceutical market reaching a value of US$80bn by 2017, alongside an increased harmonization across all South East Asian nations. CPhI South East Asia and its co-located events provide an unparalleled regional platform for both domestic and international buyers and suppliers to meet, network and drive the South East Asian pharma sector.

Last year, attendance figures hit record levels with over 5,500 attendees from 51 countries and regions including USA, UK, India, Japan and Russia. A total of 264 companies were present as exhibitors and it is projected that these figures will be exceeded at this year’s event to mirror the expanding domestic marketplace.

Highlights of CPhI South East Asia 2014:

• Connect Seminars: Running on 21st-22nd May, featuring highly valuable modules including ‘Overcoming regulatory barriers and accelerating the registration procedure’, ‘Biosimilar development and opportunities’ and ‘Pharmaceutical manufacturing strategies’.
• Innovation tours: join industry experts and top exhibitors as they showcase their latest innovations
• Exhibitor presentations showcasing latest news and product portfolios
• Bespoke mobile app, designed to ease on-site navigation and featuring complete exhibitor list, floor plan and forum schedule

“The South East Asian pharmaceutical market is already expanding at a higher rate than the global pharmaceutical industry and there is strong evidence to suggest that this growth will continue. Further, we are now seeing an increase in harmonization across South East Asian nations, which will undoubtedly make the region a far more powerful player within the global marketplace. This will likely increase competition, meaning it is an ideal time for international buyers and suppliers to break into this attractive market”, commented Chris Kilbee, Group Director, Pharma, UBM Live.

About CPhI

CPhI drives growth and innovation at every step of the global pharmaceutical supply chain from drug discovery to finished dosage. Through exhibitions, conferences and online communities, CPhI brings together more than 100,000 pharmaceutical professionals each year to network, identify business opportunities and expand the global market. CPhI hosts events in Europe, China, India, Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia, Istanbul, Russia and South America and co-locates with ICSE for contract services, P-MEC for machinery, equipment & technology, InnoPack for pharmaceutical packaging and BioPh for biopharma. CPhI provides an online buyer & supplier directory at CPhI-Online.com.

For more information visit: www.cphi.com

The UBM Live annual schedule of Pharmaceutical events also includes CPhI, ICSE, P-MEC, BioPh and Pharmatec Japan (9-11 April, 2014 at the Big Sight Exhibition Centre- Tokyo); CPhI Russia and IPhEB (16-17 April, 2014 at the Lenexpo Exhibition Complex- St Petersburg, Russia); CPhI, P-MEC and Innopack South East Asia (20-22 May, 2014 at the Jakarta International Expo- Jakarta, Indonesia); CPhI Istanbul (4-6 June, 2014, at the Lutfi Kirdar Convention and Exhibition Centre- Turkey); CPhI, Fi, ICSE, P-MEC, BioPh and LabWorld China (26-28 June, 2014 at SNIEC- Shanghai, China); CPhI and Fi South America (5-7 August 2014 at Expo Centre Norte, Sao Paulo- Brazil); CPhI, ICSE Korea (2-3 September, 2014 at the COEX- Seoul, South Korea); CPhI, ICSE, P-MEC and InnoPack Worldwide (7-9 October 2014, Paris Nord Villepinte- France); CPhI and P-MEC India (2-4 December, 2014 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre- Mumbai).

About UBM Live
UBM Live connects people and creates opportunities for companies across five continents to develop new business, meet customers, launch new products, promote their brands, and expand their market. Through premier brands such as TFM&A, Internet World, IFSEC, MD&M, CPhI, Cruise Shipping Miami, the Concrete Show, and many others, UBM Live exhibitions, conferences, awards programs, publications, Websites, and training and certification programs are an integral part of the marketing plans of companies across more than 20 industry sectors.

For media enquiries, please contact:
Alex Heeley or Tristan Jervis
De Facto Communications
T: +44 207 203 6745 / 6740
E: a.heeley@defacto.com / t.jervis@defacto.com

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