JAKARTA, Indonesia, April 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Mrs. Maura Linda Sitanggang, Director General of Pharmaceutical Services and Health Devices, the Ministry of Health of the Indonesian Republic, presided over the opening of the 5th edition of the CPhI South East Asia exhibition and conference for pharmaceutical ingredients and new drug development, at Jakarta International Expo. Speaking at the Opening Ceremony, Mrs. Sitanggang said "Exchange of information is one of the most important factors for promoting the development of the pharmaceutical industry. That is why this event, that brings together professionals from suppliers and manufacturers, government and academia, has such a vital role in stimulating further growth of Indonesia's pharmaceutical sector."
Also speaking at the ceremony, Mr. Christopher Eve, President Director of PT UBM Pameran Niaga Indonesia, the organizer of the event stated, "CPhI South East Asia provides the perfect opportunity for members of the global pharmaceutical industry to interact with their counterparts in the ASEAN region discuss new business opportunities. The event covers every aspect of pharmaceutical development, from ingredients to manufacturing machinery, packaging and drug delivery to outsourcing services. In addition, this year we have added Health Ingredients, which focusses on the growing cross-over between pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals and functional foods."
Running in parallel with the three-day exhibition is an extensive program of events including an Innovation Gallery, the Exhibitor Showcases, business matching and the Hi South East Asia Seminar. The Innovation Gallery highlights innovative pharmaceutical products including those that were selected for the CPhI Worldwide Pharma Awards. The Exhibitor Showcase is a series of seminars where leading companies present the very latest products and research results, as well as discussing key trends and issues in the industry. Meanwhile, more than 350 pre-scheduled meetings in the Business Matching Program allow industry professionals to discuss their particular needs and capabilities with the aim of creating new business opportunities. Finally, the Hi South East Asia Seminar on health ingredients is being held in cooperation with the International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST), and features a line-up of prominent speakers in this field of functional foods and nurtaceuticals.
Two new exhibitions have been added to CPhI South East Asia this year; ICSE (International Contract Services Expo) and Hi (Health ingredients) South East Asia. ICSE focuses on outsourcing and contract services for the pharmaceutical industry, while Hi South East Asia is an exhibition of functional and nutraceutical ingredients. With a total exhibition area of 10,000 square metres, CPhI South East Asia 2016 brings together some 260 companies from 25 countries, with national and group pavilions from Korea, China, India, as well as the Mensa Group. The three-day event is expected to attract over 6,000 professionals working in the fields of pharmaceuticals, functional food and nutraceuticals.
Commenting on the holding of CPhI South East Asia 2016, Mr. Eve said "It is my sincere hope that with ICSE and Hi South East Asia, as well as all the other elements in this event, CPhI South East Asia 2016 can contribute to the further development of the pharmaceutical industry and related sectors such as functional foods of Indonesia and the wider ASEAN region."
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