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Two-month long CPhI Japan Connect to meet demand for pharma partnering in Japan

The Japanese pharmaceutical market is preparing for renewed international growth and partnering. In response, CPhI Japan has opened a two-month long virtual event to meet demand from international pharma.

Informa introduced CPhI Japan Connect – a new virtual platform for global professionals looking to grow pharma business in Japan – specifically to help its international audiences continue conversations, identify leads, and build new partnerships while international travel remains restricted.

“When we spoke with our audiences, what became abundantly clear is that – in addition to the domestic-only CPhI Japan event – our international partners needed a virtual platform to sustain growth in Asia’s second largest pharma market. In particular companies in Europe, US, China and the rest of Asia were looking to partner with Japanese suppliers,” commented Laura Murina, Brand Director at Informa Markets.

CPhI Japan Connect has been specifically designed with international markets in mind, and features on demand (English language) content to learn about the best opportunities in the market, coupled with online networking and video conferencing.

Murina, added: “in the absence of in-person events, we have launched a two month long virtual platform so that companies can meet ingredients suppliers and propagate both in and out-licensing partnerships. As one of the world’s most innovation-led pharma markets, global demand for Japanese pharma and international partnerships is increasing, but is coupled with a positive outlook for innovation, with record levels of R&D underway globally, and an increased domestic demand in Japan for generics”.

For domestic attendees and, international companies with regional offices in Japan, the in-person event, CPhI Japan will be held at the Tokyo Big Sight Exhibition Center, April 14-16 (2021) in Tokyo. Further empowering cross-industry collaborations the event is joining forces with Fine Chemicals Japan and Japan Life Science Week. Collectively these events will span the entire pharmaceutical supply chain from ingredients and finished dosages, to biologics, medical technology, packaging, contract services, diagnostics, and IT.

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About CPhI

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 in Europe, Korea, China, India, Japan, South East Asia, North America, and the Middle East and Africa. Co-locating with ICSE for contract services; P-MEC for machinery, equipment & technology; InnoPack for pharmaceutical packaging; bioLIVE for biopharma; Finished Dosage Formulation for every aspect of the finished dosage supply chain; and NEX for natural extract products, applications and solutions.  CPhI provides an online buyer and supplier directory at


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About Informa Markets

Informa Markets creates platforms for industries and specialist markets to trade, innovate and grow. Our portfolio is comprised of more than 550 international B2B events and brands in markets including Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals, Infrastructure, Construction & Real Estate, Fashion & Apparel, Hospitality, Food & Beverage, and Health & Nutrition, among others. We provide customers and partners around the globe with opportunities to engage, experience and do business through face-to-face exhibitions, specialist digital content and actionable data solutions. As the world’s leading exhibitions organizer, we bring a diverse range of specialist markets to life, unlocking opportunities and helping them to thrive 365 days of the year.


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The Informa Markets annual schedule of Pharmaceutical eventsnclude: CPhI Japan (14-16 April, 2021 at the Big Sight Exhibition Centre – Tokyo, Japan); CPhI Discover (17 - 28 May 2021,Digital); CPhI South East Asia (4-6 August, 2021 at Challenger 2, IMPACT, Muang Thong Thani, Thailand); CPhI North America (10 August - 12 August, 2021 at Pennsylvania Convention Centre – Philadelphia, USA); CPhI Korea (11-13 August 2021), COEX – Seoul, Korea); CPhI, ICSE, P-MEC, FDF, InnoPack Worldwide, BioProduction (31 August – 2 September 2021 at Fiera Milano, Milan); CPhI Middle East & Africa (26-28 September, 2021 at the Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia); Pharmapack Europe 2021 (13-14 October, 2021 at the Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles – Paris, France); CPhI & P-MEC India (24-26 November 2021 at the India Expo Mart, Greater Noida, Delhi NCR – Delhi, India); CPhI & P-MEC China (Dec. 16 to 18, 2021 at SNIEC – Shanghai, China)


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Last Updated: 24-Mar-2021