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 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.


How do I register for the event?

Registration for CPhI Middle East & Africa in Abu Dhabi 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?

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:


Where can I consult the exhibitor list?

You can consult the 2019 exhibitor list here:

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. More info will be shared closer to the event.