Connect in Pharma to Drive Innovation in Pharmaceuticals

Connect in Pharma to Drive Innovation in Pharmaceuticals

‘Connect in Pharma’ is the new event that will bring together key players in the pharma and biopharma production industry. The event will take place on 14 & 15 September 2022 at major exhibition space Palexpo Congress Centre, in the geographical heart of the global pharma and biotech worlds. What’s more Palexpo international exhibition and congress centre is in a prime location, just seven minutes’ walk from Geneva Airport (accommodating 100+ direct fight routes) and train station with direct pedestrian access. Whether you are an international traveller or a local Swiss pharma and biotech buyer, you will find it very easy to travel to and from the event.

Bringing Together Innovators 

The event is designed to inspire collaboration and innovation between suppliers, specifiers and other influencers in four key areas of pharmaceutical production downstream from the molecule: packaging, medical devices, contract manufacturing (CMO/CDMO) and processing. 

Visitors to Connect in Pharma can expect to discover a range of innovations that are changing the way drugs are brought to market. With new developments in the field, including personalised treatments and nanotechnology among others, even greater changes are expected in the near future.

Grow your connections

The event provides a comprehensive platform for you to connect with industry experts, speakers and peers in a focused environment. At the event you can take advantage of our bespoke networking initiatives and areas, including the champagne bar, ambassador lounge, guided tours, interactive workshops and more to meet key decision-makers from Europe’s leading pharmaceutical companies including Janssen, Pfizer, AstraZeneca, and more! Build lasting relationships and impactful partnerships that will help you accelerate your pharmaceutical projects. 

Collaboration and Partnerships 

The event is partnering with leading associations such as Biopole SA, Polepharma, BioAlps, Swiss Biotech, Bionow in the UK and more. 

Over 70 industry-leading suppliers and associations in the pharma and biopharma sector have already signed up to exhibit at the event, including Becton Dickinson SAS, Catalent, Uhlmann, Staubli Robotics, ARaymondlife, Essentra, Gerresheimer, IMA Automation, Körber AG, MARCHESINI GROUP SPA, Nextpharm, and Unither Pharmaceuticals, among others. A full list can be found at

Supporting underserved patients

Days of Rare is an art exhibition by photographer Ceridwen Hughes and her team at SbD Creative. The exhibition gives a glimpse into the often surreal environment of rare diseases. You can see an exclusive preview of ‘Days of Rare’ at Connect In Pharma, which will create a bespoke environment for you to understand each individual’s personal stories and the impact of their rare disease. 

Connect in Pharma will contribute 5 CHF for every visitor that attends the event. Funds raised at this event will be donated to the Swiss not-for-profit biotech, EspeRare, whose mission is to identify, develop and promote the access to life-changing treatments and technologies for patients affected by rare diseases. 

Connect in Pharma to Drive Innovation in Pharmaceuticals

Sustainable Medicines Packaging Awards

The Sustainable Medicines Packaging Awards showcase and celebrate sustainable innovations revolutionising pharmaceutical packaging today.

The Awards are run by sustainable healthcare pioneers, YewMaker, the executive lead of the Sustainable Medicines Partnership, a public-private partnership building science-based, scalable solutions to make medicine and medicine packaging more sustainable. 

Award winners will be announced at an in-person champagne award ceremony at Connect in Pharma on 14 September 2022, hosted by the YewMaker founder and AstraZeneca Non-Executive Director, Dr Nazneen Rahman

Discover more about the awards and how to enter by visiting

Conferences and workshops to deliver high quality content designed in collaboration with world-leading organisations.

Across two theatres Connect’Innovation and Connect’Inspiration, you can expect a vast content offering ranging from innovative packaging solutions to pharma digitalization, ensuring you are informed on the latest opportunities across the entire value chain of the pharma and biopharma sector. Connect’innovation will highlight the latest innovations and advancements in the world of pharmaceutical packaging, manufacturing and drug delivery systems; while Connect’Inspiration will provide visitors the opportunity to take part in interactive workshops in a more focused environment to equip themselves with the knowledge to navigate the most pressing industry challenges, trends, and opportunities. 

With keynote speakers from the likes of Catalent, Roche, BD, Gerresheimer, Körber and Essentra Packaging, you are sure to be introduced to new information, case studies, technologies, and best practices to take your pharma & biotech packaging to new heights.

Day one conference themes:

Morning – Post-covid: the future for European pharma production

Afternoon – Developing innovative packaging solutions

Day two conference themes:

Morning – Pharma digitalization: challenges & threats

Afternoon  How to scale up biotech products

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