Italian Organizer Ipack-Ima Spa Backs Pharma EXPO Launch

September 22, 2013

Pharma EXPO, set to launch in November in Chicago, continues to draw support from the industry, with Italian Ipack-Ima Spa, which produces Pharmintech, signing on for as a partner.

Pharma EXPO is produced by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, and the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering and will be collocated with PMMI’s PACK EXPO Nov. 2-5 at McCormick Place.

As part of the new agreement, Parma EXPO also will be collocated with Pharmintech when it’s held in Bologna, Italy.

“Ipack-Ima’s reputation for excellence strengthens the power of its support for Pharma EXPO,” said says Charles D. Yuska, president & CEO, PMMI.

He added, “It also reminds us - in a very concrete way - just how global the pharmaceutical industry is.”

The PACK EXPO agreement allows for promotional support and exhibiting at select events for each organization.

“It’s exciting to be in a new event,” said Ipack-Ima Spa and Pharmintech CEO Guido Corbella, “and when it’s associated with such successful entities as PACK EXPO International and ISPE, you know it’s built on a solid foundation.”

He added, “We’re confident Pharma EXPO 2014 will be the first of many successful Pharma EXPO shows to come.”

PMMI and ISPE anticipate that PACK EXPO International 2014 and Pharma EXPO 2014, combined will comprise 2,000 exhibiting companies, more than 1.1 million net square feet of exhibit space and 50,000 visitors.

Pharma EXPO, with its world-class conference program by ISPE, is expected to draw 10,000 attendees from pharmaceutical, medical device and nutraceutical manufacturers.

“We serve an international marketplace,” said Nancy S. Berg, president and CEO of ISPE.

She added, “And the involvement with Pharmintech will allow the shows to communicate the power of Pharma EXPO around the world. Exhibitors and attendees will enjoy the benefits of an event as global as its industry.”

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