CPhI Worldwide: November 9-11, 2021, Fiera Milano, Milan, Italy

“In a year when literally hundreds of our exhibitors have contributed to overcoming COVID, the greatest healthcare challenge of recent times, we are delighted to be welcoming back the pharma community. CPhI Worldwide is an essential conduit in helping pharma supply chains work, partners meet, empowering the industry with learning. But this year, more than ever, the event will also be a celebration of everything pharma has achieved. Most exciting is that with partnerships proliferating, we expect further great strides ahead for global pharma in the year ahead.” Orhan Caglayan, Brand Director for CPhI Worldwide.

Event overview and highlights

Taking place for the first time since October 2019, CPhI Worldwide will return in-person on November 9-11, 2021 at Fiera Milano in Milan, Italy. CPhI Worldwide unites the industry, with six events covering all aspects of the supply chain – from ingredients and finished dosage to machinery, packaging, outsourcing and biopharmaceuticals. As the world’s largest pharmaceutical exhibition, CPhI Worldwide provides an industry-leading setting to network and source cost-effective solutions from all over the world in just three days in one location.

To further enhance the visitor experience, running alongside the in-person edition will be a digital platform hosted until November 19. This platform is designed to empower attendees with even more resources to meet, source and discover by providing improved networking opportunities as well as the chance to pre-qualify leads ahead of the event.  Additionally, the digital platform will host key insights from thought leaders spanning some 45+ sessions and content, including keynotes, webinars, podcasts and whitepapers.

Attending CPhI Worldwide

In line with Informa AllSecure guidelines, all badges will be digital and, as there will be no hosted onsite registration, attendees will be required to pre-register before arrival.

To register for CPhI Worldwide 2021, please visit:

Entry requirements for Italy

There are different rules for attendees from each country and individual circumstances for entry into Italy, and the rules and requirements are subject to change. For the most up-to-date information, visit the Italian Ministry of Health’s website:

For further Covid-related information at CPhI Worldwide see the AllSecure video:

Co-located events

In addition to the pharmaceutical ingredient halls at CPhI Worldwide, attendees will have access to a number of co-located events, enhancing their on-site experience by enabling them to locate exhibitors by their specializations, services and capabilities offered.

P-MEC is dedicated to pharmaceutical equipment and provides access to latest testing technology, packaging equipment, clean rooms and pharma machinery.

InnoPack brings together pharmaceutical packaging, uniting buyers and suppliers from the packaging and pharmaceutical industries. Exhibitors will highlight global packaging solutions and product developments from across the industry, which is particularly important in a year when vaccine delivery and new drug devices have advanced at such pace.

ICSE connects global outsourcing providers with the pharmaceutical community. Exhibiting companies span diverse outsourcing activities from clinical trials services, laboratory, logistics providers, data management, preclinical and clinical CROs to CDMOs and CMOs.

Finished Dosage Formulation (FDF) brings together company representatives involved in every aspect of finished dosages from big pharma and CMOs to in/out licensing and dossier specialists, end-product distributors and end-user agents. From powders and pills to capsules and creams, every kind of finished formulation will be presented at FDF. Additionally, this year’s key online live session will highlight the continued growing demand for generic medicines – driven by mounting patent losses, efforts to cut healthcare spending, and the increased incidence of age- and life-style related diseases.

BioProduction Congress brings together the small- and large-molecule worlds, covering the entire spectrum of biopharmaceutical development and production. Attendees can meet companies offering mammalian and microbial biomanufacturing, as well as scientists from upstream and downstream manufacturing, and experts in cell line development, analytics, digitalization and manufacturing strategy. The Congress covers every type of bio therapy from MAbs, conjugates and biosimilars to advanced therapies (cell and gene).

Product-specific zones for easier navigation

ICSE, P-MEC, FDF, InnoPack & BioProduction are each divided into product-specific zones in order to give each industry sector more visibility and allow visitors to easily locate and source relevant products of direct interest. These zones include APIs, pharmaceuticals, custom manufacturing, excipients, fine chemicals &intermediates and natural extracts.

Digital features

CPhI Worldwide’s digital platform, hosted on swapcard, is an integral feature of the event and is designed to ensure attendees can meet, prequalify leads and get up to date with the latest industry trends and insights. Before the event, utilizing this platform empowers attendees to connect with exhibitors, helping them to facilitate meetings on site – ensuring that key connections can be established. This easy-to-use system allows for tailored networking and maximizing output from the event. The platform will also feature industry-leading insights, housing a wide range of content from live roundtables and on-demand sessions to whitepapers and podcasts. This platform allows empowers anyone unable to attend in person with multiple virtual meeting and business connections options.

The CPhI Worldwide App provides both attendees and exhibitors with a timetable of each day’s activities, a full list of exhibitors and their hall location.

Content sessions

For 2021, all content will be hosted digitally prior to the live event.  A keynote speaker will begin each day by delivering the latest industry trends and insights, while some 45+ sessions including editorial webinars, learning labs and podcasts will enable pharmaceutical professionals to expand their knowledge on up-and-coming therapeutic areas and business opportunities. For a full list of speakers, visit:

Additional features

The Women in Leadership Forum, taking place for the seventh year in a row on November 5, will provide a platform for women across the pharma supply chain to come together to connect, network and share ideas for successfully working and succeeding in the industry. This year’s forum will focus on methods and routes to securing funding for female founders in pharma. Taking part in the forum will be:

  • Alise Cortez, Management Consultant / Chief Purpose Officer, Alise Cortez and Associates
  • Amy Peck, Founder & CEO, EndeavorVR
  • Sharon Cunningham, CEO, Shorla Pharma
  • Amita Goel, CEO, Celltheon
  • Tia Lyles-Williams, Founder & CEO, LucasPye BIO

The Diversity Forum will discuss the importance of intersectional diversity across all levels of leadership in life sciences, to help ensure that under-served patient groups are fairly represented in all areas, from drug development to employee healthcare. Taking part in the forum will be:

  • Greg DeShields, Executive Director, PHL Diversity
  • Gbenga Olatunji, Director EMEA Pharma & Life sciences strategy, Strategy&
  • Gervan Williams, Director, Product Development and Innovation, LucasPye BIO
  • Cameron Bardliving, Director, PD & Operations, Jefferson Institute for Bioprocessing
  • Lisette Martinez, MBA, Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer Jefferson Health and Thomas Jefferson University

The Well-being at Work sessions, taking place from November 2-4, explore the importance of wellbeing in the workplace, including ownership and responsibility for individual wellbeing. The sessions will cover the impact of mental distress and the significance of balance.

The Innovation Gallery will highlight interesting and innovative products and solutions – providing an opportunity to discover novel pharmaceutical developments in packaging and drug delivery solutions. Attendees can register for a free Innovation Tour, where exhibitors give a 3-minute pitch on their innovation on the show floor.

Awarding excellence

The 18th annual CPhI Pharma Awards recognize the innovation and dedication of companies and individuals driving the pharmaceutical industry forward. The awards are open to all pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical companies engaged in design, development, manufacture, production and distribution of large- and small-molecule drug products. There are 15 categories of awards for products, services and initiatives launched between June 30, 2020 and August 1, 2021.

  • Excellence in Pharma: Innovation in Response to COVID-19
  • Excellence in Pharma: API Development
  • Excellence in Pharma: Finished Formulation
  • Excellence in Pharma: Manufacturing Technology and Equipment
  • Excellence in Pharma: Bioprocessing & Manufacturing
  • Excellence in Pharma: Analysis, Testing, and Quality Control
  • Excellence in Pharma: Packaging
  • Excellence in Pharma: Drug Delivery Devices
  • Excellent in Pharma: Digital Innovation
  • Excellence in Pharma: Supply Chain, Logistics, and Distribution
  • Excellence in Pharma: Contract Services and Outsourcing
  • Excellence in Pharma: Sustainability
  • Excellence in Pharma: Regulatory Procedures and Compliance
  • Excellence in Pharma: CEO of the Year
  • Excellence in Pharma: Pharma Service Company of the Year

The awards ceremony will be held (digitally and streamed live) on the first night of CPhI Worldwide, November 9, 2021 at Stella Polare, Fiera Milano, Milan, Italy.

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