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CPhI Worldwide

CPhI Worldwide

Frankfurt am Main ,Germany
Healthcare, Pharmacy, Laboratory Technologies
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Informa Markets
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CPhI Worldwide
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COVID-19 Venue and Event Updates

CPhI Worldwide 2022 will occur between 1.11.2022 and 3.11.2022. The event will take place at Messe Frankfurt in Germany. The venue will have strict coronavirus prevention measures in place for the live exposition. The prevention protocols will include:
  • Attendants must provide upon entry a digital ticket/badge and a Green Pass. The mentioned Green Pass will be valid if the presenter meets one of the following criteria:
    1. The attendant has undergone a full vaccination cycle;
    2. They do not have an ongoing infection confirmed via a negative test
    3. The attendant has recovered from a coronavirus infection in the last 3 to 6 months
  • Upon entry, all participants will undergo a body temperature check. Should they exceed a set temperature, they will be kindly asked to remain in their hotel rooms. All attendants must maintain a social distance of at least 1 metre and always wear face masks.
  • All who take part in CPhI Worldwide should note that the fair’s in-person aspect will be paperless. There will be no-location registration kiosks and pre-registration is mandatory. Attendants should provide their badge or ticket in digital format.


CPhI Worldwide is the global pharmaceutical industry’s exhibition of prime importance. It acts as the central meeting hub for the whole value chain. This is due to the event consisting of 6 sub-events. The 6 sub-exhibitions are BioProduction, ICSE, P-MEC, FDF, CPhI and InnoPack. CPhI Worldwide is also the hub for learning about novelties, trends, and developments. The trade show is the industry's main procurement platform. CPhI Worldwide is an annual trade fair that changes location for every edition. The event has taken place in cities such as Milano, Frankfurt, Madrid, and Barcelona. Most often, CPhI Worldwide occurs in November, although changes are possible. Venues who have accommodated the fair include Fiera Milano and Messe Frankfurt.

What is CPhI Worldwide’s Business Profile?

The fair is invaluable for several industries. Because of this, CPhI Worldwide receives over 47000 attendants. Among them are specialists such as:
  • API suppliers
  • Machinery manufacturers
  • Outsourcing providers/manufacturers/service experts
  • Drug delivery device developers
  • Regulatory experts
  • R&D institutes
  • Chemical Engineers
  • Universities
  • Custom synthesis producers
  • Biopharmaceutical companies 
  • OTC producers
  • Dossier specialists
  • Ingredients Distributor/Buyer
  • Pharmaceutical packaging & drug delivery  suppliers
  • Products Distributor/Buyer
  • Contract Manufacturer
  • Pharmacists
  • End product distributors
  • End-user agents
  • In/out-licensing specialists
  • Biopharmaceutical specialists
  • Biological Product manufacturers/providers/suppliers/buyers
  • OEMs
  • Pharma export enterprises 
Many notable companies attend CPhI Worldwide as exhibitors or visitors. Among them are Bosch Packaging Technology, Aspen, BIOSIDUS, BiOmed and PHARCO.

Event Change Update for CPhI Worldwide 2021

The event format for CPhI Worldwide 2021 was hybrid. The exhibition consisted of the CPhI Discover platform and a face-to-face exhibition. CPhI Discover provided attendees with services such as:
  • Online matchmaking and networking opportunities
  • The option to access high-quality conference content

Event Highlights

Professionals can achieve several business goals via CPhI Worldwide. These include conducting business onsite, estimating markets, and networking. The trade show enables professionals to inspect various wares and make important purchases. Experts can also use the opportunity to examine potential markets and competitors. Furthermore, they can network with potential customers and partners during their visits. Additionally, CPhI Worldwide allows professionals to expand their knowledge and gain recognition.
As mentioned, CPhI Worldwide contains within itself 6 expositions. The 6 exhibitions are BioProduction, ICSE, P-MEC, FDF, CPhI and InnoPack. Each of the expositions focuses on a specif group of products and participants. For example, P-MEC places focus on pharma equipment, machinery, and technology. CPhI targets professionals such as pharmaceutical ingredient suppliers, buyers, and manufacturers. It focuses on 6 product groups:
  • APIs
  • Custom Manufacturing
  • Fine Chemicals & Intermediates
  • Excipients
  • Integrated Pharma
  • Natural Extracts.
The ICSE exhibits various outsourcing services. These include clinical trials, IT, biotech, logistics, laboratory, and analytics. It is the central procurement platform for CROs, CMOs and CDMOs. Likewise, InnoPack is the central pharmaceutical packaging and drug delivery procurement hub. This is the location for professionals seeking new brand, printing and packaging solutions. This includes finding novel packages, glass, pouches, bottles, tubes, and caps.
Finished dosage supply chain specialists are the target group of the FDF exposition. This includes end-user agents, out-licensing specialists, end product distributors, and others. At the sub-exposition, specialists can examine:
  • Tablets
  • Capsules
  • Powders
  • Liquids
  • Herbal plant materials
  • Ointments
  • Liquid solutions
  • Aerosols
  • Inhalers
  • Nebulizers
  • Creams
  • Gels
  • (Trans)dermal patches
  • Eye drops
  • Suppositories
BioProduction’s target groups are the pharma and biopharma companies. The sub-expo places focus on manufacturing and bioprocessing. It serves as the meeting location for CDMOs, technology leaders and biologics suppliers. Several areas and events allow start-ups to gain recognition at CPhI Worldwide’s expo. Among the leading ones is the New Product Zone. It is an exposition area for all manners of start-up companies, including suppliers. Many of the sub-exhibitions that form the event also include start-up areas. For instance, the NEW Exhibitor Zone is part of the ICSE. The Innovation Tours also enable start-ups to gain recognition. The Tours allow visitors to learn about the displayed novelties at the trade show.
CPhI Worldwide has a comprehensive schedule of conferences and forums. This includes the Pharma Insight Briefings as well as the Women in Leadership Forum. The Pharma Insight Briefings consist of meetings that take place at different theatres. During the Briefings, experts such as Laurent Zuber discuss different subjects. The subjects can include product innovations, industry developments, and others. The Women in Leadership Forum features lectures led by corporate executive women. Each lecturer provides information about the difficulties encountered by women during their careers. Subjects can range from corporate gender bias to creating equal employment opportunities. Each of the sub-expositions also features forums and presentations. For example, BioProduction provides conferences that focus on manufacturing strategies and quality management.
CPhI Worldwide provides ample recognition-gaining opportunities. One such example is the CPhI Pharma Awards. The mentioned Awards provide accreditation to innovations created by businesses or individual experts. These can be novel strategies, initiatives, products, processes, services, and technologies. Applicants must operate in product development, design, production, manufacturing, or distribution. They can compete in one of 9 categories:
  • Regulatory
  • Packaging & drug delivery
  • Finished formulations
  • Digital innovation
  • Supply chain, logistics & distribution
  • API development
  • CEO of the Year
  • Sustainability
  • Manufacturing technology & equipment
Depending on the category, different kinds of innovations can receive recognition. For instance, the regulatory one lauds high-industry-standard compliance innovations. These include novelties such as new technologies that enable high adherence to regulations. They also can include novel reference standards and inventive consulting services. The category can furthermore provide recognition to novel software or IT equipment. Packaging & Drug Delivery can provide acclaim to innovations related to finished drug packaging. It can also grant recognition to administration routes and drug delivery device innovations. Such examples include new forms of tamper-proof packaging, auto-injectors, combination products and others. The Finished Formulations grant acclaim to novel formulation technologies, products, processes, and services. The examples include OTC, finished dose, software/database, excipient, and process development novelties. They also include challenge-overcoming innovations such as improving drug targeting.
Digital Innovation provides acclaim to digital novelties with high pharmaceutical development value. Likewise, it lauds novelties that improve patient outcomes. Among the examples are better forms of predictive and advanced analytics. Novel patient-centric solutions can also earn the category’s award. The supply chain, logistics & distribution commends safe handling of drug substance novelties. Such include novel improvements of audit, supply chain, and temperature-controlled logistics. The reward is also available for novel transport services or distribution channels. The API Development lauds API development/manufacturing innovations. Such feature novel improvements of API formulation, characterisation, synthesis, bulk manufacturing, and scale-up. The CEO of the Year can provide acclaim to C-Suite Executives of large companies. They can receive the award for contributions such as exceptional company performance-improving initiatives. They can also earn recognition for inventive global reach campaigns. They additionally earn the award for high-quality sustainability initiatives. Furthermore, executives can earn the award for high acquisition marketing initiatives.
The Sustainability category can provide acclaim to novelties that further sustainable pharmaceutical development. Innovation examples include initiatives that improve patient outcomes yet are environmental-conscious. They also include methods that reduce the impact on the environment. The category can also provide recognition to collaborative or sustainable product development initiatives. Likewise, social outreach campaigns and innovative uses of resources can earn the award. Furthermore, creators of novel employee training and mentoring programs can earn acclaim. Creators of manufacturing dosage drug innovations consider the manufacturing technology & equipment category. It lauds novelties such as new manufacturing equipment, processes, process controls, and facilities. The Pharma Awards can at times include novel categories. An example is the rather recent “Innovation in Response to Covid-19”. The category enables innovations inspired by the Covid-19 pandemic to gain recognition. This includes nominations that better community and patient outcomes.
Each category has its own set of standards. These can include details like how innovative is the nominated entry. CEO of the Year, for instance, considers details such as the level of shown leadership. A judging panel consisting of independent senior industry experts judges each nomination.
CPhI Worldwide is a trade show that can be helpful for professionals such as:
  • Pharmaceutical ingredient buyers/manufacturers/suppliers
  • Home market representatives
  • Health professionals
  • OTC producers
  • Universities
  • Outsourcing providers
  • Machinery manufacturers
  • Finished dosage supply chain specialists
  • End-user agents
  • Custom synthesis producers
  • Pharma/biopharma company executives 
  • R&D institutions
  • Media representatives
  • Drug delivery device developers/designers/producers/manufacturers/distributors
  • Health care product producers
  • API suppliers and manufacturers
  • Logistic service providers
  • Administrative experts
  • End product distributors


CPhI Worldwide has different visiting hours doe the different types of attendees. For instance, exhibitors can visit during the first two days of the fair between 8 am and 6:30 pm. On the final day, they can attend between 8 am and 4 pm. Visitors who do not have special passes can access the fair for the first 2 days between 10:30 am and 6:30 pm. On the final day, they can visit the trade show between 10:30 am and 4 pm. Visitors with Early Access, VIP, or Plus passes can visit between 9:30 am and 6:30 pm for the first 2 days. On the final day, visiting hours for them is between 9:30 am and 6 pm. CPhI Worldwide is a trade show that occurs at a different location every year. In many instances, it takes place for 3 days, with Informa PLC organising the fair. Yet, there have been exceptions to the event’s duration. Examples include the 2021 edition of the trade show.
Venues that have served as hosting locations include Fiera Milano and Messe Frankfurt. Each of the hosting exhibition centres is a leading event location with easy access. This is due to the extensive public transport links that connect the locales to the host city. For instance, there are taxi and train routes between Fiera Milano and the airport. They allow you to access the local in 30 minutes. Likewise, there are metro lines between the venue and the central railway station. They enable reaching the exhibition centre in 20 minutes. Furthermore, there are train lines between Messe Frankfurt and the central station. They permit accessing the venue in 17 minutes.
Each CPhI Worldwide city has an extensive public transport network. For example, Milano is a metropolis with extensive bus, metro, and train routes. These enable you to reach the different districts or nearby communities. For instance, the network allows you to reach the Brera district from the centre in 12 minutes via metro. Each hosting city features a comprehensive range of dining and accommodation options. Among them are a diverse range of apartments, hotels, guest houses and hostels. Dining alternatives vary from restaurants to bars, clubs, and market stalls. When considering where to stay, opt for destinations such as Brera and Altstadt.
Audience and statistics
CPhI Worldwide is a high-profile event of great importance to 6 industries. The industries are pharmaceutical, medicine, dental medicine, ophthalmic optics, medical technology and health. Because of its importance to these sectors, the fair receives over 47000 attendees. For example, the 2019 edition received over 45 000 visitors and more than 2500 exhibitors. Over 170 nations attend CPhI Worldwide including:
  • Croatia
  • Pakistan
  • Turkey
  • Taiwan
  • UK
  • Singapore
  • Latvia
  • Russia
  • Canada
  • South Korea
  • Iceland
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Oman
  • USA
  • Norway
  • Greece
  • UAE
  • Mexico
  • Hungary
  • Bulgaria
  • Romania
  • Finland
  • Estonia
  • Austria
  • Qatar
  • Slovenia
  • Israel
  • Portugal
  • Thailand
  • Germany
  • Cyprus
  • Monaco
  • San Marino
  • Egypt
  • Spain
  • Denmark
  • Poland
  • Italy
  • Belgium
  • Ukraine
  • Serbia
  • Georgia
  • Malta
  • India
  • France
  • Japan
  • Netherlands
  • Switzerland
  • Czech Republic
  • China
  • Brazil
  • Sweden

Affordable hotels near CPHI WORLDWIDE

Trade Fair Trips Ltd is here to take care of your travel arrangements. This will allow you to focus on preparing for CPhI Worldwide. With a variety of hotel offers at competitive rates, you will receive the best hotel prices for the event. Location is a crucial component to the success of any business trip. This is why we focus on hotels close to Messe Frankfurt and Fiera Milano. We can help in a variety of other ways as well. This includes placing reservations on meeting facilities. We can also handle the installation of your show booth.

Past Editions


CPhI Worldwide 2019 achieved a new participant record. The edition received 48,961 attendees, including over 2,500 exhibitors. It also features more than 170 nations. CPhI Worldwide 2019 took place as a live exhibition between 5.11.2019 and 7.11.2019 at Messe Frankfurt.

CPhI Worldwide 2021 was hosted at Fiera Milano as a hybrid event - a live exhibition complemented by a digital platform. The digital platform was known as CPhI Discover and was available between 25.10.2021 and 19.11.2021. The live exposition occurred between 9.11.2021 and 11.11.2021. it featured strict COVID-19 safety protocols such as attendees needing to show valid 3G documents and social distancing. 


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How to get to CPhI Worldwide
On foot
On foot:

From Hauptbahnhof - 20 min

From Fnakfurt Aiport - 35 min with a bike

By car
By car:

From Frankfurt Main Station - 10 min

From Frankfurt Airport - 20 min

By public transport
By public transport:

From HBF S-Bahns with numbers 3, 4, 5 or 6 will all get you to Messe Frankfurt for 11 min

From Frankfurt Airport with ICE, S8 or S9 for 35 min to HBF and then S3, S4, S5 or S6 for 11 min

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