Well, I am fresh back from CPHI 2023, held in Barcelona this year and here are some of the highlights:
This year was the busiest CPHI yet and the atmosphere on the show floor was vibrant. Over 52,000 passionate professionals from around the world gathered in the massive conference centre (Fira Gran Via) to connect with 1,800+ exhibitors, face-to-face at the heart of pharma.
To say it is a sight to behold is an understatement and its hard not to get swept up in the activity each year (Tiring – Yes, Boring – definitely not) !!
Eight massive halls, packed full of exhibition stands with many cafes, restaurants and meeting spots in between.
The Garden spaces on the first floor were a nice addition but unfortunately I didn’t get a chance to relax in any of them….
The use of the CPHI app really made things easier this year. I was able to plan and book meetings, bookmark lectures and sessions I wanted to attend, highlight companies I was interested in visiting and connect with attendees via the integrated messaging tool to request introductions, meetings and collaborations. Very easy to use and convenient. The integrated floorplan and directions tool was also really handy.
All aspects of Pharma are represented at CPHI and not surprisingly the Biologics section was huge this year….
It was great to catch up with current contacts, explore new collaborations and best of all to meet people face to face.
I expect to attend next year in Milan and hope you will reach out to arrange a face to face if you are also attending. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.