Visitor FAQ


What is the age limit to attend the event?

As CPhI Japan is a trade event, no one under 18 years will be allowed to enter the exhibition.

What does each zone/vertical mean? And where is what in the halls?

• With more than 50% of Japan’s APIs imported into the country for generic drugs manufacturing, CPhI Japan’s CPhI Zone presents a huge opportunity for ingredients & manufacturing solution providers to showcase their products and services to the region’s leading decision-makers.

• Japan’s clinical trial sector will continue to strengthen over the coming years following increased government investment in transforming the landscape and speeding-up drug approval times. ICSE Japan is an important opportunity for CRO & CMO companies to showcase their products and services to Japanese & Asian decision-makers.

P-MEC Japan presents the opportunity to showcase pioneering pharmaceutical machinery, lab equipment and analytical technology for the production of APIs and intermediates to Japanese and Asian pharmaceutical decision makers.

• Japan’s biopharma market is rapidly growing, with over 70% of approved biopharmaceuticals in Japan provided by foreign companies. Japan’s premier bio-tech event, bioLIVE Japan presents the perfect opportunity to showcase new treatment methods arising from biotechnical processes to the region’s pharmaceutical decision-makers.

• Japan is one of the countries that dominates the global pharma packaging market and is the largest within the Asia-Pacific region. InnoPack Japan presents the perfect opportunity for you to showcase your innovations in drug delivery systems and health product packaging before Japanese and Asian pharmaceutical decision-makers.

• Did you know that the greatest potential for growth in Japan lies with finished dose drugs? After the launch of FDF in 2018, the zone continues to grow –a great opportunity to showcase your products to Japanese and Asian pharma decision-makers.

Natural extracts play a huge role in both the health and food industries in Japan. They are used as ingredients in pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals and cosmeceuticals, as well as traditional Chinese medicine (known as ‘kampo’ in Japan). CPhI Japan’s brand new natural extracts zone is the number one opportunity for suppliers of natural extracts to meet pharmaceutical and traditional Chinese medicine manufacturers in Japan.

What are the dates, opening hours and address of the event?

Monday 16 March March 2020: 10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 17 March 2020: 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 18 March 2020: 10:00 - 17:00

Tokyo Big Sight Exhibition Centre,
3-chōme-11-1 Ariake, Koto City,
Tōkyō-to 135-0063,

Is there a mobile app available for the event?

An official mobile app will be available for download closer to the event.


Until when is the registration for free?

Online registration remains free until the last day of the show. Onsite registration costs 3,000 yen.

How do I register for the event?

Registration for CPhI Japan 2020 is not open yet. Enter your details here to be kept up to date with the latest news.

Do I have to pay to attend the event?

Visitor ticket to the event is free when you pre-register online and will also give you access to the co-located events.

Travel & Stay

How can I get to the venue?

Tokyo Big Sight is located approximately 60 minutes from Narita airport and 25 from Haneda. Discover how to arrive at the venue via all modes of transport here.

How can I book accomodation?

JTB Corp has been appointed as CPhI Japan’s official accommodation agency. They have secured a wide range of hotels with options available for each price bracket. The selection will be available closer to the next event.

Can CPhI help me arrange my visa?

We can help you with your visa application by providing a visa invitation letter. To request your visa invitation letter, first register to attend the event, and then log into your ‘Visitor My Page’ via this link. You will receive your login details in the registration confirmation email. Visitor registration for CPhI 2020 will open in October 2019.

Can CPhI help arrange my flights?

We have partnered with SkyTeam to secure discounted airline rates for our visitors. We’re offering a 15% discount on both economy and business class travel. Go to SkyTeam Global Meetings - promo code will be available soon.


Which companies are new this year? Where can I find them?

You can consult the 2019 exhibitor list here.
You can filter by alphabetical order and pavilion name

Where can I consult the exhibitor list?

You can consult the 2019 exhibitor list here.

Where can I consult the event's floor plans?

The floorplans will be available for download closer to the event.

What halls is the Exhibition in?

New for 2020! The exhibition will take place in West Halls 1,2,3 and 4.

Can I have the exhibitor list in an excel document?

You can only consult online the 2019 exhibitor list here.


Will there be wireless internet access at the event?

There will be free wifi available in the halls.


How can I arrange meetings prior to the event?

Our free matchmaking service allows you to identify the exhibitors and visitors you’re interested in, make contact prior to the show and schedule meetings onsite. If there’s a particular company you’d like to meet at CPhI Japan, we highly recommend reaching out pre-show. The matchmaking platform for CPhI Japan 2020 will be available at the end of 2019.