Mumbai Successfully Hosts Largest Ever India Events Cluster With CPhI, P-MEC, ICSE and BioPh India 2010

By Ubm Live, PRNE
Monday, January 17, 2011

Record Attendance Reflects Accelerated Growth in Indian Pharma Market

AMSTERDAM, January 18, 2011 - Leading events organiser UBM Live ( today
announced the largest ever attendance for its Indian tradeshows, CPhI India
for pharmaceutical ingredients and intermediates, and co-located events,
P-MEC for equipment and machinery; ICSE for contract services and packaging;
and BioPh for the biopharma sector. The events took place from December 1-3,
at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai and saw an increase in visitor
numbers, with a total of 26,436, including 1,433 international visitors.

Booths for the 800+ exhibitors sold out in record time and delivered
exhibitors from 18 countries. With such high exhibitor levels, visitors were
given a great platform for networking with companies which span all facets of
the fine chemicals and pharmaceutical machinery industries. The international
attendance reflects the growing significance of India in the Pharma industry
globally, and India's presence and importance is only expected to grow. A few
of the highlights of the events included the Pharma Summit which had over 330
people in attendance. Another big attraction this year for visitors was the
CPhI India Conference Series 2010, which ran alongside the main events and
saw over 322 visitors. The conferences were comprised of twelve conference
modules covering the most relevant topics in the Indian marketplace,
including: drug discovery, biosimilars, nanotechnology, vaccine, oncology,
stem cells, generics, and machinery.

"We anticipated a high turnout for the event this year, and we were not
disappointed. We were especially pleased with the international presence at
the show, it just goes to show that the global stage is recognizing India as
a major player in the machinery and fine chemical markets," commented
Annemieke Timmers, CPhI Brand Director. "In the second annual CPhI India
conference series we tried a new approach with a modular conference format.
While this is a new concept to the India pharma market, it was very well
received and we intend to continue with this system for the 2011 events."

"The introduction of the ICSE Pavilion provided a core focus on
outsourcing and contract services - a sector that has seen 43% growth
annually in India, three times the global rate(1). With a highly trained
workforce, India is one of the most advantageous markets to grow business,"
noted Haf Cennydd, Event Director of ICSE/P-MEC/BioPh India. "India is also
an increasingly important player in the contract services market including
packaging, clinical trials, laboratory services, drug discovery and marketing

In addition to the general expansion of the India Pharma market, the
associated machinery and equipment market is growing on average at 15-20% per
year(2). Consequently P-MEC was a resounding success, seeing record
attendance in 2010 with 10,446 visitors and 248 exhibitors. Initial feedback
from exhibitors and attendees was uniformly positive with steady foot traffic
and exhibitors reporting expanded business potential for India.

The 2011 event will return to The Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai from
November 30 - December 2, 2011. There are several other global events
throughout the year. CPhI Japan will be held on April 18-20, 2011 at the Big
Sight Exhibition Centre in Tokyo, Japan. CPhI and P-MEC China is scheduled
for June 21-23, 2011 at SINEC in Shanghai, China. CPhI South America will
take place on August 24-26, 2011 at The Transamerica Expo Center in Sao
Paulo, Brazil
. And the flagship CPhI and P-MEC Worldwide will return to
Frankfurt on October 25-27, 2011 at Messe Frankfurt.

Further information about CPhI India and its co-located events can be
found online at, and For
more information on other global events, please visit us online at:,,

(1) Aashruti Kak: Regulating Outsourcing

(2) Pharmaceutical Machinery: Indian Market.

Notes for Editors:

    - UBM Live operates market-leading global exhibition brands and their
      complementary media products.
    - The CPhI pharmaceutical ingredients and related sector exhibitions
      currently number over 15 highly-regarded annual events. The portfolio
      also includes Informex (specialty chemicals), Food Ingredients, HBA
      (health & beauty industry) and Sea Trade (cruise industry).
    - Worldwide locations for its events include China, India, Japan, North
      America, Brazil, Africa and Europe. More than 330,000 business
      professionals and marketers visit UBM exhibitions each year. The
      exhibitions portfolio is managed from Holland. UBM Live has
      approximately 1,200 employees in the UK, US, Asia and Europe. See

Media Enquiries: Impress PR, Global (excl. North America): Richard Kerns, richard at, +44-161-728-5880, or North America: Erin Hatzi, erin at, +1-503-928-7870; or Company Enquiries: UBM Live, Rob Sahi (CPhI), +31-20-40-99-5561, or Ian O'Malley (ICSE, P-MEC, BioPh), +31-20-40-99-5526

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