ChemOutsourcing 2019: expect a bigger show!
This year’s Pharma ChemOutsourcing, the biggest US-based pharmaceutical ingredients show, returns to Parsippany, New Jersey, on 17–19 September.
Pharma ChemOutsourcing is the best established and longest running USA-based pharmaceutical ingredients show. Spanning every point on the chemical supply chain, the event focuses on API development spanning early drug discovery through chemical development and commercial supply.
The event attracts attendees from 30 countries whose business focuses on the entire length of the API supply chain, from raw materials through drug substance and drug product. Attendees are executive ‘buyers’ or ‘customers’ from pharmaceutical companies and consultancies responsible for sourcing starting materials, intermediates, and active ingredients, and are experienced in working with Contract Research and Contract Manufacturing Organizations from North America, Europe, and Asia. Likewise, the show is heavily attended by high-level executive suppliers of such services. The show is further distinguished by its accessible buyers, evening networking events, and upscale seaside venue.
In 2019, five new ChemOutsourcing associates were hired for ‘audience development’. Specifically, they have been recruiting new buyers who have not previously attended. The year-round effort to identify, contact, and build relationships with the new attendees represents a major investment in the future of this annual event. You can expect a bigger 2019 show!
Suppliers use exhibition booths and private meeting rooms to hold high-level discussions with their customers. Pre-show attendee list access, and a portal through which attendees can contact each other to set up meetings, enables everyone to make optimal use of their time. Evening beach parties punctuate the networking opportunities.
ChemOutsourcing 2019 will focus on the supplier and information needs of virtual, emerging, small and medium-sized small molecule pharmaceutical companies. Keynote talks will also address the changes our industry faces, namely potential hiccups in the global supply chain. China’s chemical sector is under pressure to clean up and protect workers while tariffs continue to worry suppliers and customers. Additionally, uncertainties around Brexit are affecting business in Europe. All in all, 2019 is a very interesting year.
This year’s event is located at the New Jersey Hilton Hotel, Parsippany, New Jersey. This venue, which was the site of the 2016 event, is about 30 minutes from Newark Airport, making it easily accessible to visitors from across the world.