MAARSSEN, Netherlands, July 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The global pharma ingredients and services community's largest annual gathering, CPhI Worldwide, returns this year to Frankfurt on Tuesday 30 September - Thursday 2 October.
With the integrated ICSE contract services and P-MEC machinery and equipment events, the exhibitions will be conveniently located in the adjoining Messe Halls 3, 4, 5 and 6. Frankfurt has a long association with the events and 2008 marks the fifth time that the city hosts CPhI.
The industry has seen major growth since the event was last here in 2003. Five years ago there were 1,200 exhibitors: this year will see close to 1,800. The 2003 attendee total of just over 16,000 will likely be at least 50% up, at 24,000 or more for 2008.
New features at the flagship CPhI exhibition will notably include the Breakfast Briefings within its new series of CPhI conferences. To date these have included: REACH for the Chemical Ingredients Industry (London); Quality Control and Lean Process Implementation (Milan) and PharmaSource 2008 (Berlin).
The winners of the 2008 CPhI Innovation Awards will once again be announced at the Exhibitor Party at close-of-show on Tuesday 30 September. Finalist presentations of the top six contenders will be given on the day -- and the winners will be profiled as part of the Innovation Displays in Hall 4, Stand 40C05 on Wednesday and Thursday.
After a successful introduction in Milan last year, the "Speakers' Corner" is retained for Frankfurt. Located at Stand 42J45 it will feature approximately 32 presentations over the three exhibition days. Country pavilions this year will include Argentina, Brazil, China, France, India, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Portugal, Switzerland and the USA.
ICSE & P-MEC:
Alongside CPhI, ICSE (the International Contract Services Expo) and P-MEC (the Pharmaceutical Machinery and Equipment Convention) events are located in Hall 4.1.
ICSE will host the B
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