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CPhI India sees record exhibitors, visitors

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Usha SharmaMumbai

Dignitaries at the inaugural ceremony

The annual adda of the global pharmaceutical industry, the three-day global pharmaceutical expo, CPhI India, kicked off successively in Mumbai at Bombay Exhibition Centre. The event was organised in association with Pharmexcil and aimed to register large number of exhibitors and visitors throughout the event. This year’s event saw a record 926 exhibitors from 21 countries interacting under the single roof of CPhI India and its co-located events: P-MEC India, ICSE India, and Bio-Ph India trade exhibitions. The event is touted to be South Asia’s largest pharmaceutical extravaganza.

Rajeev Kher, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Commerce and Industry inaugurated the show along with Dr PV Appaji, Director General, Pharmexcil, NR Munjal, Chairman, Pharmexcil, and Sanjeev Kher, Managing Director, UBM.

Making his rounds of the various exhibitor halls and spending time with key exhibitors like ACG Worldwide, Shimadzu Analytical, Signet Chemicals, Calyx Chemicals and the like, Kher spoke about the Commerce Ministry’s plans to support all segments of the industry.

Speaking on the sidelines of the meet, Kher said, “Our overall target expor