Exhibitor FAQ


What is the age limit to attend the event?

As CPhI Middle East & Africa 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?

• CPhI brings together buyers, manufacturers and suppliers of pharmaceutical ingredients. Whether you are looking for sourcing new business or getting the latest market insight, with its co-located events, this is your ONE-STOP–SHOP pharmaceutical platform in the Middle East & Africa region.
• iCSE connects the pharma community with CRO and CMO companies and technologies. It brings together buyers and sellers in the market of pharmaceutical contract services and acts as a platform for a wide variety of outsourcing services, including clinical trials, IT, research, biotechnological, logistical and analytical services.
• P-MEC showcases the newest pharmaceutical machinery, equipment and technology providers.
• Focusing on the latest pharmaceutical packaging innovations, InnoPack unites buyers and suppliers from the packaging and pharmaceutical industries.
• FDF helps you meet with manufacturers from every aspect of the finished dosage supply chain in one location, from Big Pharma and CMO, to out-licensing specialists, end product distributors, end-user agents and home markets.

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

Monday 14 September 2020: 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 15 September 2020: 10:00 - 17:00

Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre,
CC9P+WW Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

Is there a mobile app available for the event?

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


Where will I be able to find my free marketing tools (web banners, e-invites, printed invites)?

Free marketing tools in the form of customisable web banners, email invites, digital invites and more will be available in the Exhibitor Manual.

Already Exhibiting

Where will I be able to find key documents and regulations for building my stand?

This information can be found on the Exhibitor Manual in the rules and regulations menu heading.

Where can I find the details and measurements of my stand?

Please refer to the technical floorplan in the floorplan section of your Exhibitor Manual.

When will I receive log in details for the Exhibitor Manual?

You will receive the login details automatically prior to the event. If you have not received them, you can contact our Customer Service team via email [email protected]

When does exhibition open for exhibitors?

The exhibition opens for exhibitors at 8am and for visitors at 10am.

What is the Exhibitor Manual?

The Exhibitor Manual is your guide to organise a succesfull event, you can find the event timetabel, rules and regulations as well as all order forms for any kind of services you may need. You will have access to it closer to the event.

What compulsory forms do I need to submit?

Please refer to the order form section in your Exhibitor Manual.

What are the build up and break down times?

Please refer to the timetable in your Exhibitor Manual

How do I order my exhibitor badges and how/when do I get them?

Exhibitor staff badges must be registered via a form in the Exhibitor Manual. A printable ebadge is available for each registered staff member which must be presented when entering the event. Please note that we only accept printed badges; badges shown on electronic devices will not be accepted.

How can I update my profile on the Exhibitor list?

Please refer to the mandatory form section in your Exhibitor Manual.

Stand Booking

Where can I book a stand for the next edition? And what are the stand options?

• Check the Stand Options we offer: https://www.cphi.com/mea/exhibit/stand-options

Want to exhibit at CPhI Middle East & Africa? Fill out your details and we'll contact you as soon as possible: https://www.cphi.com/mea/exhibit/book-your-stand


Can I have the exhibitor list in an excel document?

You can only consult the 2019 exhibitor list online here: https://www.cphi.com/mea/exhibitors


Is there a speaking/ presentation opportunity available at the exhibition?

For speaker opportunities please contact our Head of Content, Ms. Tara Dougal: [email protected] (+31 20 708 1609)


How can I arrange meetings prior to the event?

Maximise your business opportunities with our Live Pharma Connect - Match & Meet service. Taking your business needs into consideration it partners you with the people and companies you're looking for allowing you to arrange and guarantee mutually beneficial face-to-face meetings onsite in Abu Dhabi. More info will be shared closer to the event.

Exhibitor Warning

How can I check if an email I receive if from an official supplier?

Expo Guide
Construct Data Verlag
Fair Express Ltd
Fairs & Business
International Fairs Directory

These target companies through legitimate exhibition guides. Their current activities cover companies throughout Europe, the Americas and Asia. Expo Guide claims to offer online listing services. They use a form which resembles an organiser's free catalogue listing service, inviting exhibitors to complete the form for an entry in an on-line directory. Unsuspecting exhibitors who sign and return the form are then contracted into a three-year, non-retractable agreement, which could cost you a significant amount of money, with no foreseeable benefits. Included in their group is debt collection agency Gravis Inkasso Gmbh and Swiss debt collection agency Premiumn Recovery AG (a Construct Data subsidiary) which works in partnership with the various guides to intimidate exhibitors into paying.

See an example of a false listing form here: https://ubmemeaensoprod.s3.amazonaws.com/CPHI_europe_new/example_fairgui...

These publications have no connection with us or any of our events. We strongly adviseour exhibitors, and the entire exhibition community, to be most vigilant against this and similarorganisations.There are many so-called guides that mail deceptive contracts and then harassthose who sign them in error for money. However the sheer scale and systematic way in which these guides attack exhibitors is outrageous. Additional information on the Expo Guide, ExpoFairs, FairGuide and other Construct DataVerlag publications is available at: www.stopecg.org.

If you have any further questions, contact our customer service department at: [email protected] or call
+31 (0) 20 701 1637