P-MEC China and Co-Located Shows Provide Access to Growing Markets and Debut Zoning

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Leading events organiser UBM Live today announced details of the forthcoming P-MEC China, to be hosted 26th to 28th June, 2012 at the SNIEC in Shanghai, China. P-MEC China, for pharmaceutical machinery and equipment resources, will be co-located with a Pharma portfolio of events including CPhI China for pharmaceutical ingredients, ICSE China for contract and outsourced services, BioPh China for the biopharmaceutical sector, InnoPack China for innovative packaging services and solutions and LABWorld China for laboratory and analytical equipment needs. Over three days, the portfolio will provide a single location for visitors to access products, services and solutions across the diverse sectors of the pharmaceutical industry. Combined, the annual events are once again expected to host more than 27,000 attendees and 1,700 exhibitors. P-MEC China alone will feature over 100 conferences, seminars and technical workshops focused on the growing pharmaceutical manufacturing sector in China, and will host more than 450 exhibitors showcasing products and services tailored to the pharmaceutical manufacturing sector.

“China’s growing technology and engineering skills have made it an increasingly attractive destination for pharma companies to partner with. Growth has proved consistent across the various sectors of this emerging pharmaceutical market, with particular strength shown in the pharmaceutical manufacturing sector. An aging global population, improved global healthcare system regulations and the rise of generics are all factors that continue to play into this growth. In fact, the strong outlook for pharmaceutical manufacturing in China includes an 8.7 percent predicted annual increase in the demand for packaging machinery in China through 20141,” UBM Brand Director, Haf Cennydd commented. She further stated that, “Price, quality and customer service have come to the forefront as Asian companies realise that they cannot afford the long periods of downtime caused by old or ineffective machinery.  As Asia improves machinery in order to meet GMP standards, western countries will now have access to upmarket machinery at downmarket prices.”

A new zone-based layout is being introduced at P-MEC China and co-located events in 2012. The zoning layout promises to ease navigation throughout the events in order to minimise walking and maximise meeting time for visitors. Specifically, P-MEC China will feature a general zone, a machinery and equipment zone and an environmental protection and clean technology zone. The new InnoPack China event will provide a dedicated pharmaceutical packaging zone and co-located event, CPhI China will feature zones for general ingredients, APIs, intermediates, fine chemicals and natural extracts, while ICSE China will be split between contract services and outsourcing.

“Zoning will enable easier navigation of the events and give attendees and exhibitors more face time to do business,” continued Cennydd. “In P-MEC China, the new zone offerings have been introduced in response to current market demands and upcoming projected changes. For instance, the new Environmental Protection and Clean Technology zone in P-MEC was added in response to industry expectations that the Chinese government will announce new GMP manufacturer regulations for environmental protection in 2013 and beyond. Industry experts believe that changes like this will create great demand, including an estimated $47.5M for air cleaning systems alone2. The new zones help to highlight various solutions for these changing industry needs and reflect the UBM commitment to ensuring that our events stay in tune with the market and add value year over year as the Chinese pharma market continues to grow and the regulatory environment evolves.”

To learn more about P-MEC China and co-located events InnoPack China, LABWorld China, BioPh China, CPhI China and ICSE China, or to register to attend, please visit www.pmec-china.com.

The UBM Live annual schedule of Pharmaceutical events also includes CPhI South East Asia (10-12 May, 2012 at the Jakarta International Expo in Indonesia), ICSE USA (22-23 May, 2012 at the Pennsylvania Convention Centre in Philadelphia, PA), CPhI, ICSE and BioPh South America (21-23 August, 2012 at the Transamerica Expo Center in Sao Paulo, Brazil), CPhI Worldwide, ICSE, P-MEC and InnoPack (9-11 October, 2012 at the Feria de Madrid, Spain), CPhI and P-MEC India (21-23 November, 2012 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai) and CPhI, ICSE, P-MEC and Pharmatec Japan (24-26 April, 2013 at the Tokyo Big Sight Exhibition Centre in Japan).

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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.

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