NORWALK, CT, May 3, 2013 – INTERPHEX 2013, the premier trade event and conference program dedicated to the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry, was held April 23-25, 2013 at the Javits Center in New York City. With over 12,000 industry professionals present, show attendees numbered at over 8,100, a remarkable 20% increase over last year’s show. This unique opportunity for industry experts to connect with vendors, suppliers and product champions, while receiving the latest information on tools, methodologies and regulatory knowledge, made INTERPHEX 2013 an especially compelling event.
Congressman Bill Cassidy M.D.’s keynote presentation, “Policy Recommendations for Improving Patient Access to Drugs in Shortage”, offered potential improvements to the current reimbursement system to avoid future drug shortages. An additional widely attended and highly-regarded keynote session entitled “Reorganizing for the Future: Succeeding in the New Pharmaceutical Industry” featured Rajesh Nair, M.D., President of Indegene. Dr. Nair’s presentation garnered significant attendance and is still in active discussion remotely among audience members.
Anticipation was at an all-time high over new technologies and featured products with a vast array of equipment and demonstrations on the Show Floor, far more than in previous years. Buyers had the opportunity to connect and network with new suppliers displaying the latest technologies. Rounding out INTERPHEX’s educational component were a series of Exhibit Hall Technology Floor Tours, presented by IPS- Integrated Project Services, representing OSD Technologies, Advanced Aseptic Technologies, Biomanufacturing Technologies, and Modular Construction Technologies. The tours offered critical insights followed by a walking tour to select vendors (including Bosch Packaging Technology, EMD Millipore Corp, Fette Compacting America, Inc., The Fitzpatrick Company, GEA Process Engineering, GE Healthcare, IMA Life North America, LB Bohle LLC, Pall Life Sciences, SKAN US and more) to showcase the latest technology and equipment on the Show Floor.
Russ Somma, PhD, INTERPHEX Advisory Board Member and Conference Speaker, stated, “Our event formula entailed attendees first be given real-time knowledge within the conference sessions that they could take to the Exhibit Hall to source specific organizational needs. We were confident that once the event ended our attendees could return to their firms and implement quickly what was gleaned at INTERPHEX. Learning, networking and implementation: a simple formula that can yield unprecedented success.”
“Palpharma Handling Solutions was delighted with the results of INTERPHEX 2013,” said Roy Fincham, Group Sales Manager for exhibiting company Palpharma Handling Solutions. “We have exhibited for 13 consecutive years and since the first year this was by far the best for us in terms of quantity and quality of the visitors and enquirers; real people looking for equipment with real projects to find equipment for. We are hoping the industry has reached a turning point and better times for the industry are close. We have already re-booked for next year.”
“We’re thrilled with the signs of industry optimism that were evident at this year’s INTERPHEX. We saw an increased demand for product sourcing with a higher number of open industry projects fueling a surge in attendance, “ noted Bob Stewart, Industry Vice President, INTERPHEX Events. “We at INTERPHEX will continue to bring insightful and critical information to our future attendees, and we look forward to seeing all next year, March 18-20, 2014 at the Javits Center in New York City.”
INTERPHEX USA is the world’s most trusted forum for leading-edge technology, education and sourcing of products and services that improve manufacturing and supply chain performance for pharmaceutical, biologic, generic and service provider professionals. It brings pharmaceutical and biotechnology professionals together with suppliers through a unique combination of conference, exhibition, workshops, partnering opportunities, and networking events. INTERPHEX 2014 will be held March 18-20 2014 at the Javits Center in New York City.
INTERPHEX is produced by Reed Exhibitions, which manages more than 500 trade events worldwide and is a member of the Reed Elsevier Group plc, a world-leading provider of information-driven services and solutions. For information, visit www.INTERPHEX.com and follow INTERPHEX on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter (@INTERPHEX).