As a means of providing opportunity to stakeholders to display and explore the available business potentials of Central and West African Pharma markets, strategies have been concluded on the Nigeria Pharma Manufacturers’ Expo 2019 (NPME) which is scheduled to hold from 28 to 29 August, 2019 at New Haven, Oba Akinjobi Street, GRA, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria.

The NPME, which has been proven to be the biggest International Pharma Manufacturing Exhibition in Central and West Africa (NPME) is the definitive pharma event and is known to attract close to 200 exhibiting companies from six 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’.

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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.

This year’s event is aimed at encouraging further development of local manufacturing and production of high quality, safe and affordable medicines.

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.

According to the Chairman, NPME 2019 Expo Committee and Founder, Fidson Healthcare Plc, Dr Fidelis Ayebae, the exhibition will not only benefit businesses within Nigeria but also across the entire West African pharma markets.

Ayebae said, NPME 2019 would be an event to update and upgrade the pharma manufacturing technologies on bases of Attend – Explore – Evolve.

He stressed further that during the two-day exhibition, NPME will be offering an unparalleled business networking with Nigeria and the West African pharma markets.

According to a press release issued by one of the organizers, he said, 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, as the executive secretary, has already been constituted.

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.

NPME 2019 is jointly organised by the Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Group of Manufacturers’ Association of Nigeria (PMG-MAN) together with their partners – GPE EXPO PVT Limited.

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.

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