530 international buyers and 18,600 domestic pharma trade visitors attended the exhibition
The 4th PHARMA Pro&Pack Expo 2016, an international exhibition on pharma manufacturing technologies and concurrent exhibition, PharmaLAB Expo 2016 were recently held from April 27- 29, 2016 in Mumbai. Jointly organised by the Indian Pharma Machinery Manufacturers’ Association (IPMMA) and GPE EXPO (GPE), the event aimed to provide business opportunities to exhibitors from the domestic as well as international markets.
The event was co-located with iPHEX 2016 (organised by Pharmexcil). Rita Teotia, Commerce Secretary, Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India formally declared the exhibition open and visited the PHARMA Pro&Pack Expo 2016 and PharmaLAB Expo 2016 exhibitions. She interacted with the exhibitors to get live feedback from the industry.
The exhibition displayed the complete spectrum of pharma machinery and allied services including analytical and biotech lab equipment. The exhibition has emerged as the largest trade platform with participation from all major pharma machinery and engineering technologies’ manufacturers.
The reverse buyer – seller meet, organised in association with EEPC INDIA (Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Govt of India), provided an opportunity for all buyers to identify, select and finalise their machinery and engineering requirements from a single exhibition.
Over 530 international buyers and 18,600 domestic pharma trade visitors attended PHARMA Pro&Pack Expo 2016, PharmaLAB Expo 2016 and iPHEX 2016 exhibitions. Business (domestic and exports) worth over Rs 1,200 crores for the pharma machinery and engineering segment was generated from the three-day PHARMA Pro&Pack Expo 2016 exhibition.
PHARMA Pro&Pack Expo 2016 and PharmaLAB Expo 2016 were supported by all major pharma trade associations including Authentication Solution Providers’ Association (ASPA), Association of Pharmaceutical Producers of Nepal (APPON), Bangladesh Association of Pharmaceutical Industries, Indian Drug Manufacturers’ Association (IDMA), EEPC India, Federation of East African Pharmaceutical Manufacturers (FEAPM), Indian Pharmaceutical Association (IPA), Scientific Apparatus Manufacturers & Exporters, Confederation of Indian Pharmaceutical Industry (CIPI), Indian Pharmacy Graduates Association (IPGA), American Association of Indian Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAiPS), Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Group of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (PMG-MAN).
During the event, IPMMA and GPE also felicitated seven pharma machinery manufacturers who have completed over 50 years in the pharma industry. They were Gansons, IMA PG, Pharmalab India, SB Panchal & Co, Standard Engineers, Tapasya Engineering Works, and The Bombay Engineering Works.