Wednesday, April 10, 2019 3:04 pm
…to exhibit and explore the untapped business potential of Central & West African Pharma Markets
By Daniels Ekugo
Plans have now been concluded for the 5th edition of the Nigeria Pharma Manufacturers’ Expo 2019 (NPME 2019). The NPME which is the biggest International Pharma Manufacturing Exhibition in Central and West Africa is scheduled to hold from August 28-29, 2019 at New Haven, Oba Akinjobi Street, GRA, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria.
NPME is the definitive Pharma event and is known to attract close to 200 exhibiting companies from 6 countries and nearly 10,000 pharma and related sectors’ trade professionals from across the region. The Theme of this year’s edition is ‘Strategic Collaboration for Medicine Security, Affordability and National Sufficiency’.
The major objective of the Pharma Expo is to create a platform for pharma machinery and equipment, raw and packaging materials, laboratory equipment, chemicals, and reagents manufacturers to meet and engage with the local pharma manufacturers and other stakeholders at this West and Central African Expo. The event is also aimed at encouraging further development of local manufacturing and production of high quality, safe and affordable medicines. The highpoints of the expo will include:
• Special Buyer-Seller sessions that will bring together over 500 pharma and allied products manufacturing companies in close business discussions to generate an active business relationship.
• Technical Symposia will highlight discussions on most recent cutting-edge technologies and practices in pharma and allied products manufacturing companies.
• Understanding the Nigerian and other African countries regulatory environment, where key industry regulators will participate.
• PMG-MAN guided visits to factories – Exhibitors wishing to visit factories or organizations for business networking receives a guide from PMG-MAN team.
NPME traditionally showcases a wide range of equipment and inputs which cover the entire pharma manufacturing industry, including allied industries such as Biotech, Nutraceuticals, Cosmetics, Beverages, Food and Distilleries.
The Exhibitors’ products and services include: Pharma Processing Machineries (Tablet / Capsule / Liquid / Injectables / Ointment / Dry Syrup); Packaging Machineries; Materials & Consumables; APIs; Bulk Drugs; Additives; Excipients; Lab Reagents, Glassware & Equipment; Analytical R&D Equipment& Biotech Instruments; Environment Control Equipment & Services; Utilities Products & Services; Turn-key Contractors; Project Consultants and many others. Product Manufacturers and Service Providers from a good number of Countries on Five Continents have already indicated their participation in this year’s NPME. Additionally, Pharma, Healthcare, Veterinary, Food &Beverage, and Cosmetic finished Products manufactured by Local Manufacturing Companies in Nigeria will be on exhibition as well.
The 2-days Exhibition; NPME offers an unparalleled business networking with Nigeria and the West African pharma markets. This year, delegates are expected from across the continent, including Nigeria, Ghana, Chad, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Senegal, Ivory Coast, Niger, Burkina Faso, and Benin.
An Expo Committee of 12 Members led by Dr Fidelis Ayebae as Chairman and the Members are – Mr Biola Adebayo, Mr Kunle Abibu, Mr Elder J.O. Ishola, Mrs Nkeiru Okoro, Mrs Pat Iloba, Mr Patrick Adenika, Mr Chukwutem Chukuka, Mr Jacob Kurian, Mrs Chika Udeozor, Mr Paresh Jhurmarvala; and Mr Frank Muonemeh is the Executive Secretary. The Expo Committee has already started functioning with the announcement of the exhibition, inviting Expo participation and visitor registrations as well.
According to Dr Fidelis Ayebae; Chairman, NPME 2019 Expo Committee; the exhibition will be a more matured event to businesses not only within Nigeria but also across the entire West African pharma markets. NPME 2019 would be an event to update & upgrade the pharma manufacturing technologies on bases of ATTEND – EXPLORE – EVOLVE.
NPME 2019 is jointly organized by the Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Group of Manufacturers’ Association of Nigeria (PMG-MAN) together with their partners – GPE EXPO PVT. LTD.
PMG-MAN is the umbrella body of the Local Manufacturers of medicines and healthcare products in Nigeria with over one hundred and twenty members who own and operate established factories that manufacture life-saving medicines.
The Group is critical in ensuring that Nigerians continue to have access to high quality and affordable medicines. With its focus on Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), the production of high quality and affordable medicines remain the key objective of the Group. Job creation and the development of local contextual capacity in various relevant areas is another major focal point for Companies that manufacture medicines and allied products locally.
The Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Sector of Nigeria also contributes to nation-building and economic development with aggregate investments in excess of N300 billion. PMG-MAN organised the 1st Pharma Manufacturing Exhibition in June 2008. In that edition, locally produced medicines and healthcare products were for the first time showcased to the Nigerian citizenry, policymakers and the international community. The group recently moved to its newly acquired secretariat building ‘” THE PMG-PAN HOUSE” at No 4 Canal view Estate Ajao Estate, Lagos Nigeria, a few minutes’ drive from the International Airport.
Established in 1997, GPE has attained international recognition by organising highly successful exhibitions in various countries. These include Nigeria Pharma Manufacturers’ Expo (Nigeria); Kenya Pharma Expo (Kenya); Africa Pharma Expo (South Africa), Arab Pharma Expo (Jordan), PHARMA Pro&Pack Expo (India); Asia Pharma Expo (Malaysia & Bangladesh); Pak Pharma Expo (Pakistan); Nepal Pharma Expo (Nepal) and Global Pharma Expo (India). GPE also have significant expertise in providing event organizing; planning and consultation services; event marketing & management for country-specific international exhibitions for corporate, associations and individual organizations of pharmaceutical, healthcare, chemical sectors. Their core strength is in the logistical details of organizing and executing large events involving multiple players while integrating diverse services. Based on their experience in the industry, GPE has established expertise, which enables the delivery and timely execution of top-rated events.
Online Registration for Trade Visitors has commenced and can be completed instantly at www.NigeriaPharmaExpo.com Pharmacists and other Healthcare and Allied Professionals from Nigeria and neighbouring countries have already begun registration as visitors for the Exhibition.
Further information on exhibiting at NPME 2019 can be requested to email: [email protected] or from www.pmgman.com.