CPhI Worldwide in-person event now confirmed for 2021, with new digital exhibition launched to connect the global pharma industry in 2020. The CPhI Festival of Pharma (5 – 16 October 2020) will be large-scale digital gathering for the global Pharma industry, with a dynamic mix of platforms and experiences adn interactive digital marketplace for sourcing products and services,
Over recent weeks and months, CPhI Worldwide, organised by Informa Markets, has been in constant discussions with key industry stakeholders and partners to stay abreast of the challenges and complexities facing the different segments of the Pharma industry in the face of disruption due to COVID-19.
This has included working closely with all partners directly involved with CPhI Worldwide 2020 to determine if the show scheduled for 13-15 October in Milan would have been both practical and beneficial to the market.
From a health and safety standpoint, we felt confident we could deliver a safe and secure show, incorporating the highest standards of hygiene and cleanliness. However, CPhI Worldwide is a truly global event, bringing together key industry players from all over the world. With other countries and locations at different stages of recovery from COVID-19 and with international travel only returning gradually, it is clear that it will be difficult to ensure the same level of participation and high-quality, in-person experience at Milan this year that everyone has come to expect at CPhI Worldwide.
Therefore, we have agreed with our key stakeholders and partners to focus on other ways to support the industry in 2020, with a commitment that CPhI Worldwide will return stronger than ever in 2021.
For 2020, we are transforming the world’s largest pharma exhibition into a unique digital experience and expo. The CPhI Festival of Pharma (5 – 16 October 2020) will be a ten-day, large-scale digital gathering for the global Pharma industry, featuring a dynamic mix of platforms and experiences, including an interactive digital marketplace for sourcing products and services, enhanced matchmaking for connecting with new and existing partners and world-renowned speakers for learning about the latest innovation and industry development.