Three-day Pak Pharma & Healthcare Expo 2020 to open on Tuesday

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The Pak Pharma and Healthcare Expo 2020 Exhibition and Conference will be held on February 11-13 at Expo Centre Lahore without Chinese exhibitors as they have declined to visit Pakistan due to prevailing situation of Corona. This three-day exhibition and conference is being organized by Prime Event Management and is supported by Pakistan Pharmaceuticals Manufacturing Association (PPMA).

Mr. Asif Rauf, Chief Executive Officer, Drug Regulatory Authority Pakistan (DRAP) will inaugurate this exhibition. Other guests at inaugural ceremony are Mohammad Zaka Ur Rehman – Chairman PPMA, Dr. Uzair Nagra – Chairman PPMA North and Irfan Iqbal Sheikh – President Lahore Chamber of Commerce.

Other speakers of inaugural ceremony will include Sultan Ghani – Advisor to State Minister of Health Ministry of National Health Services, Dr. Obaidullah – Director DRAP, Syed Khalid Saeed Bukhari – Chief of Party USP, Hamid Raza – CEO Neutro Pharma Pvt. Ltd. and Dr. Zeba Ahmed Shuja – Director Technical Schazoo Zaka Pvt. Ltd.

Director Prime Event Kamran Abbasi told that as many as 65 companies from different cities of Pakistan and abroad including Japan, Turkey, Malaysia, Taiwan, Korea. “Some 15 exhibitors earlier confirmed their stalls and they were expected to arrive but due to complex situation of Corona virus in China, they have cancelled this visit,” he confirmed.

He said that this event will be an important milestone in promotion of pharma and healthcare industry of Punjab. It will bring together all the stakeholders of pharmaceutical industry under one roof during these three days of event, he told.

The exhibition will provide an excellent opportunity of one to one contact for all those who are interested in to promote their products and service to pharmaceutical industry in Pakistan. Meetings and discussion on the sideline of the exhibition will help participants in shaping and formulating future strategies and business plans. This exhibition will provide a rare opportunity to both local and international manufacturers and suppliers of equipment and service to have in direct contact with the pharmaceutical manufacturers in Pakistan, he told.

The business environment is highly promising with the liberal government policies, the industry has plan for expansion. Consistent economic policies have increased the investors’ confidence and various new projects, and expansion plans being undertaken, he shared.

This industry is far more organized compare to the neighboring countries of Iran, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. They have made inroads to the African markets and the future is very encouraging, he added.

Kamran Abbasi told that Pak Pharma & Healthcare Expo 2020 will definitely go a long way to create and build long business relations of the manufacturers and suppliers with pharmaceutical industry in Pakistan.

He told that visitors will include pharmaceutical manufacturers, pharma exporters, pharma distributors, pharmacists, doctors, paramedics, commercial attaches, trade representatives, foreign delegates, researches and students, academicians from pharma and medical institutions, officials of regulatory agencies and governments.

Businesses will get opportunity to show case of products and services, new product launches, networking, joint ventures and partnerships, one to one business contact, real feel of the market and business potential, direct clients feedback to formulate business strategies, new agency and business agreement, access to new business markets etc, he further shared.

International Conference will also be part of event.

Director Prime Event told that it is not only aimed to develop young professionals, but also to brush up knowledge of the experienced technocrats who are already working in the industry and prepare them to take up new challenges. This conference will provide an intellectual forum for all the stakeholders to exchange knowledge, share experiences and grow together, he concluded.


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