AMSTERDAM, Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading events organiser, UBM Live, today announced record numbers of attendees at its flagship Pharma event, CPhI Worldwide 2010 in Paris, France. Along with co-located events, P-MEC Europe for equipment, machinery and technology; ICSE for contract services, clinical trials and packaging; and BioPh for the biopharma sector, CPhI Worldwide saw an increase of over 14% compared to the 2009 show*. Exhibitor numbers also grew over the previous year, from 1808 to 1934, with a total of 109 new exhibitors.
CPhI Worldwide's sister events also grew significantly. ICSE was 24% bigger than 2009, with 100 new exhibitors and over 50 new packaging exhibitors, while P-MEC was 25% larger than Madrid and in only its second year, BioPh hosted over 300 companies either in the show or on BioPh trail. For the second year, CPhI offered a pre-show conference series the day before the show got underway. The series focused on 'Global Sourcing and Contracting Strategies' with a multi-track format that offered 30-minute seminar modules of the following themes: API sourcing in India and China, market opportunities in biosimilars, CMO selection and relationship management, CRO partnership and risk management, new innovations in excipient sourcing and generics, super generics and post-patent outlook. This series saw a 45% increase in attendance over 2009 numbers.
New at CPhI Worldwide 2010, was the introduction of zones on the show floor. These were instituted as a result of exhibitor and visitor feedback to facilitate navigation of the event. The zones were: APIs, Custom Manufacturing, Intermediates, Fine Chemicals, Excipients and a General zone. The response was overwhelmingly positive and as a result of their success, CPhI Worldwide 2011 (Messe Frankfurt, Germany, October, 25-27) will see the introduction of two further zones: Generic APIs and Finished Dosage. Similarly, ICSE featured a Packaging Zone and a Clinical Trials and C
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