Visitor FAQ

Date and Location

Why did you change the dates from November to December?

A genuine oversight by 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 IEML.

When is CPhI P-MEC India 2018 scheduled and where?

 CPhI P-MEC India 2018 is scheduled from 12th to 14th December 2018 at IEML, India Expo Centre, Greater Noida, Delhi NCR

What is the exact address of IEML?

India Expo Centre, Plot No. 25,27,28,29, Knowledge Park II, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh 201306

Event Registration

Where can I register for the event?

You can register by clicking just here!


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

As you all are witness of the chaos occurred during 2017 event in Mumbai, wherein due to extreme traffic conditions outside the NESCO venue, senior most 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. Due to Metro Project work outside NESCO complex the roads have narrowed and considering the pace & expanse of this work which is expected to continue till 2020, Jt. Commissioner of Police, Mumbai has laid down 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 as the same causes traffic chaos in the entire city of Mumbai (ii) No temporary structures would be allowed at NESCO as the available open space should be used for vehicle parking purpose only. Also the MMRDA Grounds at BKC might be used as yards for the upcoming bullet train project and thus the authorities are not taking bookings for big expo’s at MMRDA grounds. As an effect of the above mentioned, to safeguard interest of all stakeholders, UBM decided to shift the exhibition to IEML, Greater Noida which at present has the best infrastructure to cater to exhibitions.

Why have you introduced Product zones in 2018?

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

CPhI 2018 edition 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 everything gives our exhibitors an 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 of the size of CPhI/PMEC the only venue in India with a suitable size is IEML in 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 us this space. We had considered venues in Hyderabad, Bangalore and Gandhi Nagar, Gujarat. But unfortunately all of them could not provide us with the required space. As you must remember, even in Mumbai we had to split the event in two venues BEC, Goregaon and MMRDA, BKC as one single venue in Mumbai could not be sufficient for us to hold CPhI/PMEC event.

Does this event 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 once onsite. To download and for more information please click here.

Travel and Stay

Where is IEML exactly located and how to reach the venue?

India Expo Centre is located in Greater Noida, near the JP Golf Course and within easy reach of Central Delhi and the international airport on the new 8-lane Greater Noida Expressway. The venue is easily accessible by car from central Delhi within 45 mins.


There are several routes available from the centre of Delhi.

  • Route 1: Via Ring Road New Delhi
    Take the DND (Noida Toll) bridge and approach Greater Noida exit after the toll booths. Continue past Film City and onto the Expressway.
  • Route 2: Via Mathura Road – Apollo Hospital – Kalindi Kunj
    Drive past the Apollo Hospital & take left for Kalindi Kunj to reach Amity flyover & take loop to get on the Expressway.
  • Route 3: Via Ghaziabad – NH24 – Mayur Vihar
    Take NH 24 and continue left from Akshardham Setu on Mayur Vihar – Noida road, through the DND underpass. Continue past Film City and onto the Expressway.
What are the hotel options at Greater Noida?

Please find below co-ordinators contact details from ‘Tamarind Global’ who’s our official Travel Partner.

Mr Hemant Karande – 9619469181 – [email protected]
Mr Dip Shah – 7045348872 – [email protected]