As Europe's largest event dedicated to the pharmaceutical packaging and drug delivery industry, Pharmapack is an unparalleled opportunity for networking, learning and new business across the pharmaceutical packaging and drug delivery devices sectors.
Leading industry experts will deliver around 40 content sessions over the two-day event. The agenda of these talks will cover issues as diverse as 'connectivity and patient-centricity', 'sustainable and eco-friendly packaging', 'the challenges in drug delivery for biologics' and 'new horizons in innovation', among others. Running alongside these sessions will be a plethora of workshops and learning labs, where exhibiting companies will present their insights on how practical challenges can be overcome.
The returning Start-up Hub is a platform for young start-up companies to exhibit their innovations, providing them with valuable brand visibility. The hub enables innovators to pitch their companies to a panel of experts and an audience of industry professionals.
Finally, the Pharmapack Awards will be hosted on the first evening of the event and will celebrate the best pharmaceutical packaging and drug delivery products from 2019 in the categories of 'exhibitor innovation' and 'health products'. All exhibitor innovations finalists will be showcased in the Innovation Gallery, which will give a comprehensive overview of recently developed products, including those not yet available on the market. The health products category will include two winners, one for 'patient-centric design' - which is launched in partnership with the Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council of Europe - and a second, introduced alongside Adelphe and the Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council, for the distinction of 'eco-design'. Attendees will also be able to explore this year's exhibitor innovation finalists on an expert-guided innovation tour.
"2019 has been a fantastic year for innovation within the packaging and drug delivery devices sector - not only are more eco-friendly and sustainable products making it to market, but solutions for biologics delivery are also continuing to advance quickly," says Silvia Forroova, event director of Pharmapack. "In particular, one major new addition I would like to draw attention to is the machinery area and machines at work. What impressed me most is how this part of the industry complements so well what many exhibitors do and are striving to achieve in future - so it's very much a natural extension of Pharmapack's current offering. The 2020 event promises to be our most exciting edition to date."