NEW YORK, April 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- CPhI North America, a debut event from the world's largest pharmaceutical event series and InformEx 2017, the leading event for the fine and specialty chemical industry, announces Mercy Ships as its non-profit partner for 2017. To benefit this groundbreaking non-profit, CPhI North America and InformEx will make a donation for every customer insight survey submitted at the show, May 16-18, 2017, Philadelphia, PA. Additionally, there will be a donation box within Destination Innovation where the industry will be invited to contribute directly.
"On behalf of the CPhI North America and InformEx teams, we are humbled by the extraordinary efforts of the caring volunteers at Mercy Ships and the work they do each and every day to make a difference in the lives of thousands around the world," shares Joseph Marks, Event Director, CPhI North America and InformEx. "We look forward to raising funds as well as awareness of this nonprofit's ongoing remarkable mission during CPhI North America and InformEx 2017."
Using hospital ships to transform lives and serve nations, Mercy Ships is an international organization bringing hope and healing to the world's forgotten poor. The organization has performed services valued at more than $1.3 billion, impacting more than 2.56 million of the world's most impoverished people since its inception in 1978 by Don and Deyon Stephens. Mercy Ships has completed more than 581 port visits in 57 nations to date.
"The healthcare industry has a long history of generosity supporting the mission of Mercy Ships throughout our organization's 38-year history," explains Russ Holmes, Director of Development/Corporate Relations for Mercy Ships. "And through this partnership with CPhI North America and InformEx we seek to involve the pharmaceutical and specialty chemicals industries in helping us to bring hope and healing."
Mercy Ships currently consists of the Africa Mercy, the world's largest non-governmental hospital ship and is dedicated to the continent of Africa. It has an average of 1000 volunteer crew, from up to 40 nations, serving onboard annually. The non-profit works with host nations to strengthen the local healthcare delivery system while serving the surgical needs of the host country. Mercy Ships also provides a variety of training opportunities for medical professionals (surgeons, nurses, anesthesia providers, administrators and community health workers). Collaborating with qualified local and international partners, Mercy Ships has provided services and materials in developing nations valued at over $1.3 billion. For more information on Mercy Ships, visit www.mercyships.org.
CPhI drives growth and innovation at every step of the global pharmaceutical supply chain, from drug discovery to finished dosage. Through exhibitions, conferences, and online communities, CPhI brings together more than 100,000 pharmaceutical professionals each year to network, identify business opportunities, and expand the global market. CPhI hosts events across Europe, Asia, and, now, North America, and co-locates with ICSE for contract services, P-MEC for machinery, equipment, and technology, InnoPack for pharmaceutical packaging, and BioPh for biopharma. CPhI provides an online buyer and supplier directory at CPhI-Online.com.
InformEx is the must-attend industry conference and tradeshow for the fine and specialty chemical industry. For more than 30 years, InformEx has brought more than 2,500 decision-makers and thought leaders together with new suppliers, solutions, and approaches. It is the premier event for buyers and sellers to create profitable relationships, expand partnerships, and network with key industry players. InformEx 2017 will be held adjacent to the inaugural edition of CPhI North America, tremendously expanding InformEx's reach within and exposure to the full pharmaceutical value chain. In addition, InformEx is the leading event for professionals within the broader energy, food, cosmetics, and agrochemicals fields, as well as other strategic verticals within the specialty chemical industry.
About UBM Americas
UBM Americas, a part of UBM plc, delivers events and marketing services in the fashion technology, licensing, advanced manufacturing, automotive and power sports, health care, veterinary, and pharmaceutical industries, among others. Through a range of aligned interactive environments, both physical and digital, UBM Americas increases business effectiveness for customers and audiences through meaningful experiences, knowledge, and connections.
The division also includes UBM Brazil's market-leading events in construction, cargo transportation, logistics and international trade, and agricultural production, as well as UBM Mexico's construction, advanced manufacturing, and hospitality services shows. For more information, visit: www.ubmamericas.com.
About Mercy Ships
Mercy Ships uses hospital ships to deliver free, world-class healthcare services, capacity building and sustainable development to those with little access in the developing world. Founded in 1978 by Don and Deyon Stephens, Mercy Ships has worked in more than 70 countries providing services valued at more than $1.3 billion, treating more than 2.56 million direct beneficiaries. The Africa Mercy is crewed by 400 volunteers from up to 40 nations, an average of 1000 each year. Professionals including surgeons, dentists, nurses, healthcare trainers, teachers, cooks, seamen, engineers, and agriculturalists donate their time and skills to the effort. With offices in 16 nations, Mercy Ships seeks to transform individuals and serve nations one at a time. For more information click on www.mercyships.org
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