Exhibitor FAQ

Date & Location

Why did the dates change from November to December?

A genuine oversight by the India Expo Centre (IEML) regarding venue availability had compelled us to change the dates of our show from November to December. The expo will now be held from 12th to 14th December, 2018 at the India Expo Centre, Greater Noida in Delhi NCR.

What is the address of the venue?

The address of CPhI India is as followed:

India Expo Centre,
Plot No. 25,27,28,29, Knowledge Park II,
Greater Noida, Utter Pradesh 201306
W: https://indiaexpomart.com/

What are the dates and opening hours?

The dates and opening hours of CPhI India 2018 is as followed:

Wednesday 12 December 2018: 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 13 December 2018: 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 14 December 2018: 10:00 - 17:00




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Why is CPhI & P-MEC India 2018 shifting from Mumbai to Greater Noida?

For those of you who attended the 2017 event in Mumbai, you must have witnessed the chaos that occurred due to the extreme traffic conditions outside the NESCO venue. As a result of this, Traffic Police Officer (Jt. Commissioner of Police – Mr. Amitesh Kumar) had to step in and as instructed by the authorities we had to reschedule the exhibition opening and closing hours.
The Metro Project work occurring outside the NESCO complex is expected to continue until 2020 and involves narrowed roads around the venue which has a significant impact on the traffic. To avoid future chaos Jt. Commissioner of Police, Mumbai has laid down a new set of rules with regard to holding exhibitions at NESCO. In accordance with the new rule, (i) no permissions will be given to exhibitions which need to occupy more than 50% of the gross space available at NESCO (ii) No temporary structures will be allowed at NESCO as the available open space should be used for vehicle parking purpose only.
Furthermore the MMRDA Grounds at BKC might be used for the upcoming bullet train project and thus the authorities are not taking bookings for big expo’s at the MMRDA grounds.

As an effect of the above, to safeguard interest of all stakeholders, UBM has decided to shift CPhI & P-MEC India to India Expo Centre (IEML), Greater Noida which currently has the best infrastructure to cater for exhibitions of this scale.

Why have you introduced Product zones in 2018?

From this year onward CPhI & P-MEC India will follow the zoning layout that shall offer - better visibility, streamlined traffic & more time for business!

CPhI & P-MEC India 2018 will showcase zones such as API, FDF, Excipients, Fine Chemicals, Natural Extracts & Country Pavilions. And P-MEC 2018 will have P-MEC (Pharma Machinery), InnoPack, Lab-Analytical & Clean Rooms. The zoning format gathers businesses from a given sector of the pharmaceutical industry together in one area, raising the profile of that sector and showcasing its distinct qualities. And more than anything, it gives our exhibitors access to the right buyers.

Why don’t you move the event to the South since the pharma industry is located in West and South of India?

For an event in size as CPhI & P-MEC, the only venue in India with a suitable floor space is India Expo Centre (IEML) in Greater Noida. The total gross space required for us to hold our exhibition is approx 100,000 sqm gross and currently no other venue in India can offer this space. We had considered venues in Hyderabad, Bangalore and Gandhi Nagar, Gujarat. Unfortunately all of these venues do not have the required space available.
As you might remember in Mumbai, we had to split the event in two venues BEC, Goregaon and MMRDA, BKC as one single venue in Mumbai was not sufficient enough to hold CPhI and P-MEC.

Does this CPhI show have a mobile event app?

Yes, the app is free to download and can help you plan your attendance upfront as well as find exhibitors onsite.

Download the CPhI & P-MEC India 2018 app HERE! 


How can machinery be moved to the new venue?

Below are the official forwarding agents and the Customs liaison agents. Shipment schedules, documentation and related matters are handled directly between the official freight forwarders and exhibitors. For full information please contact them directly at:

R. E. Rogers India Pvt. Ltd: www.rogersworldwideindia.com

Mumbai Office :
510 / 511, Midas Sahar Plaza Complex, M. V. Road, Andheri (E),Mumbai – 400059
Tel : + 91 22 2820 3845
Contact: Mr. Damodar Shenoy / Mr. Dinesh Tambe
Mobile : + 91 99201 08787 / 99209 15375
E-mail : [email protected] / [email protected]

Delhi Office :
1, Commercial Complex, Pocket H & J, Sarita Vihar, New Delhi – 110 044
Tel : + 91 11 2694 9801 / 2
Contact: Mr. Sushil Upadhyay / Mr. Puneet Sekhri
Mobile : + 91 98184 51472 / 98105 53944
E-mail : [email protected] / [email protected]
Buhariwala Logistics: www.buhariwalasglobal.com

Contact Person : Mr. Armayesh Buhariwala
Mobile : +91 8317413233
E-mail : [email protected], [email protected]
Add: Balmer Lawrie Bldg, 1st Fl, 5.J.N.Heredia Rd, Ballard Estate, Mumbai - 400001. INDIA
Tel : +91 - 22 - 22625450 to 53
Fax : +91 - 22 - 22622724
Offices also at: New Delhi | Chennai | Bangalore | Nagpur | Ahmedabad

How are you going to ensure the visitors attendance at the new venue?

Our marketing strategies will be aligned with current scenario of venue change and the marketing plan will be much more comprehensive. So far we have received a very good response from exhibitors and visitors and looking forward to deliver a successful event in 2018.

Are there any recommended service providers available at IEML?

Seasons Catering
Deepak Kumar Jha | Operation Manager
[email protected]
Cell: +91 9910 05 4512

Pinnacle Catering
Mr, Anand | Manager
[email protected]
Cell: +91 93160 13711

Travel & Stay

How can I arrange accommodation for myself or my entire team?

CPhI & P-MEC India 2018 has chosen a large selection of hotels and residences with hotel services situated in Greater Noida, Delhi NCR, and in close proximity to the venue. Tamarind Global has been appointed as the Official Travel & Accommodation Partner for CPhI & P-MEC India 2018, offering a wide variety of services to attendees for special rates. Contact them HERE 

Can you help arrange my flights?

We are proud to announce that we have chosen SkyTeam as our Official Alliance Network for air travel. Our registered Global Meetings event offers you attractive airfares, which will benefit you with up to 15% discount and no fee for your online bookings.

Book through the SkyTeam link HERE or go to Skyteam Global Meetings link HERE and enter Promocode: 3887S