Japan Pharma Portfolio Finds Renewed Strength through Record Growth in 2012

Leading events organiser UBM Live, a division of UBM Plc (LSE: UBM), announced the successful  2012 return of the Japanese Pharma Portfolio of events to the Tokyo Big Sight Exhibition Centre in Tokyo, Japan with a record attendance of 14,473 attendees, representing a 17% increase over 2010. CPhI Japan for pharmaceutical ingredients, ICSE Japan for outsourcing solutions, P-MEC Japan for pharma machinery and technology, the new Pharmatec for drug packaging and delivery technology and the BioPh Pavilion for the biotechnology sector, came together from 21-23 March, 2012. During the three days onsite, the Japanese Pharma portfolio provided guests with a unique opportunity to maximise ROI by meeting existing and future business partners and networking with leaders in the various sectors of the Japanese Pharma industry.

“The 2012 Japanese Pharma Portfolio had a positive outcome that drew greatly from the synergies of the co-located events. CPhI Japan, ICSE Japan, P-MEC Japan, the new Pharmatec and the BioPh Pavilion each offer direct access to distinct sectors within the pharma industry and together the portfolio ranks as one of the most international annual trade shows held in Japan,” commented UBM Live Regional Director, Andrew Pert. He went on to further note, “In 2012, there were 498 exhibitors from across the globe. 289 of these were international companies from more than thirty countries, which served as the inspiration to host national pavilions for attendees to easily locate new business partners in countries including China, India, Korea, the UK, Italy, and Latvia. We expect this international trend to continue with more than 40 countries set to be represented when the Japanese Pharma Portfolio of events returns to Tokyo in 2013.”

The addition of Pharmatec Japan complemented the existing line-up by providing comprehensive access to the newest trends and developments in the growing pharmaceutical machinery, equipment, drug packaging and delivery technology sectors. Attendees were also able to benefit from a returning programme of over 140 sessions and workshops that highlighted the latest topics and trends in each of the diverse sectors represented, and included a special 10th Anniversary keynote seminar by the Japan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers’ Association.

The full Japanese Pharma Portfolio of events will return to the Tokyo Big Sight Exhibition Centre from 24-26 April, 2013. For more information, please visit www.cphijapan.com

The UBM Live annual schedule of ICSE events also includes South East Asia (10-12 May, 2012, Jakarta International Expo, Indonesia), ICSE USA (22-23 May, 2012, Pennsylvania Convention Centre, Philadelphia), China (26-28 June, 2012, SNIEC, Shanghai, China), Worldwide (9-11 October, 2012 at the Feria de Madrid, Spain) and CPhI India (21-23 November, 2012 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai).

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UBM Live is a division of UBM Plc (LSE: UBM) a leading provider of business information services to the maritime, travel, fashion, technology, healthcare, media, and property industries. UBM offers services in trade shows, online, news distribution, and publishing to customers across the globe. Its brands are represented in more than 30 countries and are organized into specialist teams that serve their business communities helping them excel in their market by working effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to www.ubmlive.com.