Visitor 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 16 September 2019: 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 17 September 2019: 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 18 September 2019: 10:00 - 16:00

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.


How do I register for the event?

You can get your free ticket now by clicking HERE

Do I have to pay to attend the event?

Online pre-registration is free of charge and will also give you access to the co-located events.

Travel & Stay

How can I get to the venue?

Information on getting to the ADNEC venue can be viewed here. In addition you can find all travel related information on our travel page.

How can I book accomodation?

We've appointed b network to secure you a range of great accomodations - start booking your trip! B network platform access is:

Can CPhI help me arrange my visa?

International visitors might require a VISA to enter the UAE.
Don’t leave this too late – it takes time to arrange a visa. We can support your application by providing you a VISA invitation letter*
 Please verify on the UAE government portal if you need a visa.
* To apply for a visa invitation letter a registration key is required which you will receive in your confirmation email after pre-registering to attend CPhI Middle East & Africa.
Haven’t pre-registered for the event yet? Get your free ticket HERE.

Can CPhI 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% discounts and no fee for your online bookings. Book through the link HERE or go to Skyteam Global Meetings and enter Promocode: 4060S


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

You can check all of them HERE.

Where can I consult the exhibitor list?

You can consult the 2019 exhibitor list HERE

Where can I consult the event's floor plans?

You can download the official floorplan HERE

What halls is the Exhibition in?

Hall 8, Hall 9 & Hall 10

Can I have the exhibitor list in an excel document?

You can only consult the 2019 exhibitor list online HERE.


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)


Will there be wireless internet access at the event?



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. For more info visit our dedicated page!