Great Wall ChinaCPhI China, hosted by UBM EMEA and CCCMHPIE, and co-organized by UBM Sinoexpo, returns to the Shanghai New International Exhibition Centre (SNIEC) China from 21–23 June 2016. The event is once again held in conjunction with P-MEC China and will co-locate with ICSE, BioPh, Innopack, LABWorld, NEX China, P-Logi, Clean Room & EP, Hi China and Fi Asia-China.

In the last year, when viewed on a micro-economic scale, it is clear that Chinese pharma is increasingly supporting the entire pharmaceutical value chain, with biopharma in particular seeing government support and investment. The government’s ‘Made in China 2025’ plan listed biomedicine, including gene therapies, monoclonal antibodies and vaccines, as the priority for the industry in the future. The country is also seeking increasing foreign direct investment to supplement its considerable investment capabilities, with the ambitious goal of furthering true innovation in biopharmaceuticals and advanced medicinal products.

Michael Change, Vice President at Tofflon, commented: “Tofflon joined P-MEC China in 2007. We share the one vision to bring China-made pharmaceutical machinery into international markets. Within 9 years, we started from just one individual product, and grew into company providing total solutions for pharmaceutical manufacturers both domestic and international.”

Pharma executives will meet, target prospects, and conduct business, whilst obtaining the latest insight from across a market that is rapidly advancing up the value chain and tightening regulations, but simultaneously, lowering production costs.

CPhI and P-MEC China provide the perfect platform to harness this diverse market’s considerable opportunities, having evolved and grown alongside the industry for the last 16 years. At the 2016 event the floor space will expand to 150,000m2, accommodating more than 2800 exhibitors – including over 1130 pharma ingredients exhibitors, 400+ biopharmaceutical and natural extracts specialists, 500+ pharma machinery professionals and more than 150 pharmaceutical packaging, materials and drug delivery experts.

The eleven-in-one show brings together more than 35,000 attendees from more than 120 countries, including Germany, USA, Italy, Japan, China, Russia, India, Korea, Hong Kong and other countries. The entire pharmaceutical supply chain will be present via twelve dedicated product zones: from APIs to outsourcing, CRO/CMO, packaging, biopharmaceuticals, natural extracts, machinery and more.

Beyond the exhibition floor, an extensive 4-day programme will include more than 182 speakers from China and international thought leaders, presenting more than 50 seminars, 24 high level forums, and two C-level networking events across 3 days. The programme has been tailored in conjunction with Pharmaceutical Outsourcing and Pharmaceutical Technology magazines to create an agenda that demonstrates the essential tools to build trust and relationships in China, remove the perceived barriers, and feature trends in the current business and manufacturing environment.

Sessions include the first China-CEEC Business Matchmaking Activities; 2016 International Summit for Pharmaceutical Packaging & Drug Delivery Systems; the returning P-MEC Summit; and the third China BioPhutlook Summit 2016. Specific topics will outline regulation changes, challenges and opportunities; the current status of the biopharmaceutical industry, new market developments and policy hotspots; as well as the opportunities of new manufacturing technologies and information/solution systems to uphold and implement GMP standards.

Yaping Shen, Vice President of Jiangsu Hengrui Medicine Co. Ltd, commented: “The last 15 years has seen CPhI China grow bigger and bigger in scale. Chinese raw material suppliers have become more and more professional. More companies have secured authentication from US, EU and Japan, as many foreign customers choose to join the CPhI China exhibition.”

Andreas Mavrommatis, Marketing Director at UBM EMEA, commented: “China has been an increasingly dominant force in pharma for the last decade and already leads in total volumes of APIs and excipients. But we are now seeing an increasingly large number of providers across the full spectrum of the pharma value chain attend CPhI China. In particular, biopharmaceuticals, finished product providers, natural extracts and CROs are rapidly expanding. At CPhI China, we have the largest gathering of the key players and companies from across the industry all looking to maximize opportunities in this huge domestic healthcare economy. But, just as crucially, the scope to export pharmaceutical products worldwide”