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294 exhibitors take part in key pharma event

UAE, September 16, 2019

CPhI Middle East & Africa 2019, the region’s leading platform for the pharmaceutical industry, opened today in Abu Dhabi with 294 exhibitors taking part.

The event was officially inaugurated by Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance.

The inauguration was followed by a tour of the exhibition and the introduction keynote session, said a statement.

The event, which is returning for a second year after its successful launch in the capital last year and sponsored by the Ministry of Health and Protection (MoHaP), is taking place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (Adnec), and will run until  September 18.

The event is expected to attract 4,900+ visitors, it said.

The onsite conference programme opened with a keynote speech from Dr Amin Hussain Al Amiri, assistant undersecretary of Public Health Policy & Licensing Sector in UAE Ministry of Health & Prevention, MoHaP.

Entitled Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Continuum: Highlights Across the Region, where he addressed a number of topics including a focus on Middle East healthcare systems, creating value for patients and society, R&D investments and an overview on creating a smart regulatory environment for the UAE.

According to research commissioned by CPhI, the pharma market in the Mena region is set to top $41 billion by 2022 while also increasing partnership and business opportunities at both a local and international and to further increase the value of the market in this region.

A total of 14 sessions are scheduled for the three-day showcase, including on day one An Industry Players Perspective on Pharma Manufacturing in the GCC, The Forgotten. – TradeArabia News Service




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