We know sustainability is increasingly important to our attendees and exhibitors, as well as to our market as a whole.
Running an event gives us lots of opportunities to improve our impacts environmentally, socially and economically in our host city.
We want to make our event more responsible and play a role in helping our markets improve its own sustainability through connecting people with the networks and knowledge they want to help solve the big challenges in our sector.

Sustainability is important to our exhibitors, attendees and manufacturers within the industry. As a leading pharma solutions event in ASEAN, we want to make our event more environmentally and socially responsible. We want to be a connecting place for the ASEAN pharma market to build and develop sustainability.

  • We support social responsibility projects with FDA to support deprived school in rural Thailand. We brought together colleagues, suppliers and partners to visit the schools and educate them on how to use the OTC drugs.         
  • We will have Extract Live Demo to display the laboratory showcase of local herbal and plant extraction. This will give an idea and knowledge that we can increase value of indigenous plants.

Our Three Aims:

Help our markets through inspiring sustainable development

We focus on:

  • Using our content to support the sustainability of the market the event serves
  • Inspiring our suppliers, exhibitors and other stakeholders to deliver a sustainable event
  • Developing market relevant partnerships

Our efforts include:

  • Provide topics on sustainability within the ASEAN pharmaceutical industry
  • Innovation Gallery displays the most recent trends within the industry
  • Extract Live Demo displays the laboratory showcase of local herbal and plant extraction
  • We support socially responsible projects with FDA to support deprived school in rural Thailand

Run the event in an increasingly environmentally responsible manner

We focus on:

  • Reducing our event’s carbon emissions
  • Creating less waste
  • Considering sustainability credentials of the items sourced for the event


Our efforts include:

  • Our official electrical changed the shell scheme lighting to be LED tube
  • We carefully design our feature areas to minimise waste
  • We have reduced the booth height to 4m. The reason why is that builders can only use step ladder instead of scaffolding also, they must wear a helmet, safety boots every time in exhibition hall
  • The carpet of our event is reused
  • All the registration area is paperless. We use mobile registration and self-registration to avoid registration paper form
  • Our next project is to give recycle tumbler to all pre-registered visitors, VIPs and exhibitors. If people bring our tumbler back they will get a discount of 5baht/unit for every beverage ordered. Plus, water refill stations will be provided inside the hall to reduce the use of plastic bottles

Run the event in a socially responsible manner

 

We focus on:

  • Doing business safely and ethically
  • Considering wellbeing and accessibility
  • Creating a positive impact on our host cities
  • Measuring our impacts
     

Our efforts include:    

  • We've reduced local traffic congestion through promoting 'How to get to the show' posters and encourage to use public transportation such as sky train and metro
  • We promote the official hotels located near the venue

CPhI South East Asia is part of Informa Markets and the Informa Group. Sustainability at Informa focuses on the long term impacts we have on customers, colleagues, the communities we work in and the environment. Many of our stakeholders are clearly telling us that sustainability (social, economic and environmental) is something that is no longer a nice to have but a necessary part of any event. We want to make sure we’re meeting those expectations and we believe that being sustainable is the right thing to do. We also recognise that it’s not just about the way we produce our events and products but recognizing that we have a role to play in providing a space to work in partnership together with our markets to inspire the sustainable development of the industries we serve.  This is an ongoing process for us and we’re looking for ideas of how we can improve.

More information about our work so far can be found on the www.informa.com/sustainability including our latest sustainability reports.

Informa and its events have received numerous awards and recognition including:

 

💡 Would you like to work with us on the sustainability of our event? Would you like to share your own story and efforts? Got an idea? Contact the event team or reach out to Informa’s sustainability team for more information: [email protected]