Current Edition


Pharmintech, the triennial trade fair dedicated to the technology supply chain for the
pharmaceutical, parapharmaceutical, nutraceutical and cosmeceutical industry
organised by BolognaFiere in partnership with UCIMA, anticipates some themes,
content, events and special initiatives that will characterize the trade fair in Bologna,
April 13 to 15, in 2016. The entire supply chain will meet in Bologna for the
Pharma Week, April 13 to 17, thanks to the conjunction between Pharmintech and
the 20th edition of Cosmofarma Exhibition.
“Pharmintech confirms its role as a hub of international reference for the
pharmaceutical industry”, says Dino Tavazzi , Managing Director of Pharmintech
Srl, “enriching its exhibition with initiatives to increase business opportunities for
exhibiting companies and professionals of the sector. The prestigious patronage of
UCIMA, of the Ministry of Economic Development, and ICE, the agency for the
promotion abroad and the internationalization of Italian businesses, also defines the
international profile of the event , and offers the exhibiting companies the opportunity
to enrich the network of relationships in key markets for the pharmaceutical,
parapharmaceutical, nutraceutical and cosmeceutical industry.”
“Pharmintech is the only Italian exhibition specifically directed to technology for the
wrapping and packaging and it is therefore an important asset of the strategy fair in
our industry”, says Giuseppe Lesce , President of Ucima. “That’s why we chose to
support this event and contribute to its international growth both through the
expertise of our operating structure as through the direct involvement of our
companies, which will be attending the event with technological innovations and
inviting their international costumers to make this fair the center of the
pharmaceutical industry worldwide.”
“Even for this edition the partnership between ISPE Italy affiliates and Pharmintech is
renewed, a lasting partnership now, aiming at creating synergies and projects for the
pharmaceutical industry”, says Sonia Ricci ISPE – International Society for
Pharmaceutical Engeneering. “We are part of the Steering Committee of
Pharmintech since the launch of the event , and always support the event with our
patronage and with the expertise of our associates, contributing to the international
growth of an event that provides new incentives to Italian pharmaceutical industry.
Pharmintech is the ideal stage for us to investigate issues outstanding for the
pharmaceutical business and develop innovative solutions to meet the challenges of
the future.”
Alberto Vacchi, Chairman and Managing Director of IMA – Packaging
Machinery Industry SPA, said: “The pharmaceutical sector is crucial for human life
on the planet. Pharmintech is an international event specifically addressed to this
strategic sector. IMA will be present at the 2016 edition, which promises to be rich in
content and news with a focus on technological innovation, an issue to which our
company is strongly committed as a service to our customers. At the next edition of
Pharmintech, IMA will present new solutions for the processing and packaging of
pharmaceuticals products. The high-precision technology of the machines and the
complete lines of IMA will also be revealed in minute detail thanks to innovative
solutions such as the jumbo screen videowall.”
Drug Supply Chain: The Workroom. Thinking the future!
See first-hand how the evolution of worldwide regulations and the innovation
introduced by the new technologies are reshaping the future of the pharmaceutical
supply chain.
This is the purpose of the new Pharmintech project: The workroom, a demonstration
area in the trade fair, open to all visitors and conceived as a place to reflect on a
collaborative model through new and familiar themes: Serialization, Track & Trace,
Cold Chain, Visibility, Custom Drugs, Digital Economy, Emerging Markets, Hub
Regulators. The anti-counterfeiting will be a central theme of Pharmintech 2016: it
will be possible to analyse and understand the opportunities offered by the new
regulations, the GDP (Good Distribution Practices), the new technologies, by outlining
the future scenario of the whole pharmaceutical supply chain.
All trade visitors will have the opportunity to interact with the most innovative
technology solutions designed by the partners of Pharmintech, and represented with
the collaboration of selected exhibitors chosen by Pharmintech, to better address the
changes and opportunities that the pharmaceutical supply chain will experience in the
upcoming years.
The Workroom will be focus on the future of the supply chain as a result of the
combination of the implementation of new technologies. The goal is to present its
complexity and constraints, but also opportunities, arising from the changes taking
place in the whole supply chain in the near future: from the manufacturing to the
distribution of the product, up to the pharmacy and data management .
These themes will be presented through a program of workshops and thematic
sessions and live demos that will walk visitos through the steps of production and
distribution along the chain.
IBP – International Buyer Program
Pharmintech 2016 presents for the first time a project specifically dedicated to
international operators of the pharmaceutical, parapharmaceutical, cosmeceutical and
nutraceutical industry. The International Buyer Program will encourage meetings
between buyers from the major areas of interest for the sector and the exhibiting
companies, to facilitate concrete business opportunities for exhibitors and visitors of
the fair. The project was developed in collaboration with the Ministry of Economic
Development and ITA – Italian Trade Agency and built on the basis of the
information collected by the exhibitors of Pharmintech. In addition to the major
European markets of Germany, France, UK, Spain and Switzerland, also South Africa
and Mediterranean countries (Algeria, Israel, Morocco, Turkey), Asia, in particular
China, India and Vietnam, the Middle East with Iran and Lebanon, the US, Colombia
and Russia. An intense campaign to promote internationally will ensure further
impetus to this project as well as ensuring a major awareness of the event worldwide.
Pharmintech Observatory
Alongside the event a research project of great importance for the productive sector:
the Pharmintech Observatory, which for the 2016 edition will be collaborating with
the Research Department of UCIMA. Established with the support of the leading
associations of the pharmaceutical supply chain, the Pharmintech Observatory aims to
profile the performance of the pharmaceutical industries, through a careful qualitative
and quantitative analysis.
Besides economic analysis on the spin-off of the pharmaceutical sector, for the first
time it will be presented an ad hoc fund of Italian pharmaceutical manufacturers and
some studies focused on countries with high potential for the industry.
The activity of international promotion of Pharmintech continues, with presence at
major industry events in Europe and worldwide.
Pharmintech confirms itself as the appointment of reference for the pharmaceutical
industry globally.
For further information:
Pharmintech Srl Ucima
Paolo Landi Gian Paolo Crasta
Tel. +39 02454708320 Tel. +39 059512146
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