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7th Edition of PharmaTech Expo 2018 & LabTech Expo 2018, Chandigarh concludes successfully


This year the focus was on the pharma machinery and equipment manufacturing sector recently organised PharmaTech Expo 2018 & LabTech Expo 2018 in Chandigarh, a premier event dedicated to pharma innovation, technology and knowledge. Over a period, it has emerged as a crucial platform for showcasing the latest innovation and technologies throughout all phases of the product lifecycle, focussing on pharma manufacturing and processing technology, pharma systems and services. This year the focus was on the pharma machinery and equipment manufacturing sector and pharma packaging, pharma formulations and nutraceutical.

Davesh Moudgil, Mayor, Chandigarh, inaugurated the exhibition, where in a large number of eminent industrialist entrepreneurs and foreign dignitaries were present. Satya Pal Jain, Additional Solicitor General of India and Ex MP graced the inauguration function as a special guest. The other dignitaries present during the inauguration function included, Dr Dinesh Dua, CEO, Nectar Life Sciences and Vice Chairman, Pharmexcil, Dr Rajesh Gupta, President, Himachal Drugs Manufacturers Association (HDMA), Dr Naresh Sharma, President, Indian Pharmaceutical Association (IPA), Delhi Branch & Assistant Drugs Controller (India), CDSCO and Dr D Roy, Former Deputy Drug Controller (India), CDSCO.


The event was attended by 4000 entrepreneurs/ industrialist/ industrial buyers. The reverse buyer seller meet was attended by eight representatives from African countries including former ambassador, consultant and pharma manufacturers. Indian delegates had opportunity to meet all representatives from abroad and during the event around 500 one to one meetings were held as part of event.

The salient features of PharmaTech Expo 2018 & LabTech Expo 2018 were:

  • The exhibition was organised in the space of 7500 square meters, and 180 exhibitors participated and displayed their new technology. There were live demonstrations of machinery and equipment for producing drugs and pharma products.
  • Indo-Africa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IACCI) organised reverse buyer-seller meet and brought buyers from South Africa, Swaziland, Niger and Burkina Faso to interact with participating delegates.
  • About 15 organisations including Indo African Chamber of Commerce & Industry (IACCI), The Council of EU Chambers of Commerce in India (Mumbai), PHARMEXCIL, Federation of Pharmaceutical Entrepreneurs (FOPE), Himachal Drug Manufacturing Association (HDMA), Indian Pharmaceutical Association (IPA) – Delhi Branch, LaghuUdyogBharati, Confederation of Indian Pharmaceutical Industry (CIPI), BaddiBarotiwalaNalagarh Industries (BBN), Association of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers (Dehradun), Drug Manufacturers Association (Uttarakhand), Pharmaceutical Manufacturer’s Association (Roorkee) and other industry associations and Industrial Houses gave consent as support organisations/ sponsors to the event.

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