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CPhI China

CPhI China

Shanghai, China
Health Professionals, Medical Equipment and Technologies
Shanghai UBM Sinoexpo International Exhibition Co. Ltd
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CPhI China
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CPhI China & COVID-19

CPhI China's 2022 edition has been annulled due to Covid-19 complications. The event will take place as a live trade show between 19.06.2023 and 21.06.2023. The exhibition grounds at SNIEC will implement comprehensive COVID-19 measures in accordance with the local government guidelines for the edition. Expect mandatory masking, social distancing and frequent sanitation at all times. Additionally, participants will undergo temperature checks before entry and will be asked to present ID cards and 3G entry documents, such as negative test results. Negative test results must also be presented 48 hours before departure for China due to the travel restrictions. Attendants should also note that they will be required to undergo quarantine at a centralised site for five days and at home for three.


Established in 2001, CPhI China has quickly gone from another satellite event in the CPhI lineup of trade shows to one of the most influential pharmaceutical events on the continent of Asia. It’s certainly the biggest and a natural meeting point for buyers and exhibitors from Asian markets and foreign nationals. CPhI China acts as a natural bridge between the East and West and is a source for innovation and mutual cooperation. Trade visitors have access to all related, essential product categories. These would be APIs, biopharmaceuticals, EP & clean tech, pharma excipients, pharma machinery, pharma logistics, finished dosage, laboratory equipment, CMO & CRO, animal health and feed, automation, natural extracts and packaging materials. Exhibitors attend in order to reveal new products and seek buyers. There’s also a support programme, which features world-class experts, speakers, and scientists in a variety of forums and seminars. 


CPhI China is an annual trade show, which typically takes place in June, but in the past couple of years due to the coronavirus pandemic has been organised in December. Editions are put together by UBM EMEA and the China Chamber of Commerce of Medicines & Health Products Importers & Exporters. Programming lasts for three days at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC). The first day starts at 09:30 in the morning, while the last two days begin earlier at 09:00. Closing time is at 18:00 in the evening. The only exception is closing day, which wraps up at 15:30 in the afternoon. Commuting to SNIEC is incredibly easy thanks to its location in the Pudong New Area. The Longyang Road Station finds itself a short walk away and there you have a variety of public transport services. From there you can catch buses, metro lines and maglev.

What Are People Saying?

·  “We participated in P-MEC China in 2018 as a visitor and made our first appearance as an exhibitor in 2019 as we saw the growing scale of the exhibition and the influence of China’s pharmaceutical equipment. With buyers from all over the world visiting the show, you can imagine how P-MEC has served as a hub in China, Asia and even the global market. The show is well organized and easy to navigate,” – Fette Compacting;

·   “CPhI & P-MEC are not only a sourcing platform for the global pharmaceutical industry, but they are also where we meet customers and partners from different countries, such as Asian market, Europe, Africa and Latin American market. The global influence of the show is gradually expanding,” – Shanghai Tofflon Science and Technology Co., Ltd.

Audience & Statistics

What does it mean when we say CPhI China is the largest pharmaceutical trade show in Asia? The last edition had about 66,000 trade visitors in attendance, who came to see what more than 3200 exhibitors had to offer on the show floor. There’s been an increase in visitor numbers by 10% and almost a third of all visitors are foreign nationals. Most international visitors are from Asian countries such as Korea, Japan, Vietnam and India, followed by European markets like Italy, France, Spain, Sweden, Germany and the UK. Professionally, you have the entire processing chain under roof going from supply and manufacturing to distribution, logistics and points of sale. The visitors that attend are at the top of the corporate ladder and have significant purchasing power.


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How to get to CPhI China
On foot
On foot:

Not advisable when travelling from Shanghai Pudong Airport

Not advisable when travelling from Shanghai Station

By car
By car:

40 minutes when travelling from Shanghai Pudong Airport

20 minutes when travelling from Shanghai Station

By public transport
By public transport:

60 minutes when travelling from Shanghai Pudong Airport

55 minutes when travelling from Shanghai Station

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