expopharm 2019: Information, orientation and inspiration

expopharm 2019 ends in Duesseldorf

Düsseldorf / Eschborn (28.9.2019) – Today the expopharm 2019 came to an end in Düsseldorf. For four days, the largest pharmaceutical trade fair in Europe with more than 500 exhibitors and more than 29,000 trade visitors from Germany and abroad offered information, orientation and inspiration for the pharmacy market. At the same time, the German Pharmacists’ Day took place at the Düsseldorf Exhibition Center, where numerous trendsetting resolutions were passed.

In 2019, expopharm presented itself as the central marketplace around the pharmacy with a greatly expanded lecture and discussion program. Thematically, the focus was on digital customer loyalty, the medical cannabis, the formulation as well as on personnel and pharmacy management. Over 250 lectures and events such as podium discussions and workshops by more than 130 speakers provided a comprehensive program not only for pharmacy managers, but also for store managers, young pharmacists, PTAs and students.

“The pharmacies find themselves in times of great challenges. Therefore, our goal was to provide knowledge and orientation while at the same time creating many opportunities for exchange with colleagues and speakers,” explained Metin Ergül, Managing Director of Avoxa – Mediengruppe Deutscher Apotheker, which is hosting expopharm. “In order to implement the new formats in a practical and realizable way, Avoxa has held many discussions with pharmacy owners and employees since the last expopharm. Based on this, we have developed new formats that complement the range of our exhibitors.” In addition, the exhibition organizers have also looked beyond the pharmacy market and integrated technologies and concepts from other industries into the program.

Besides the already well-known pharma-world as the pharmaceutical heart of the fair, the new inspirationLAB with its two stages and numerous workshop rooms was well accepted. The Newcomer Area, where start-ups presented their products, services and business ideas for the first time at expopharm, met with lively interest from trade visitors and exhibitors. The first Rhineland Pitch “expopharm special”, in which five young companies presented their business ideas in the final on Thursday, has been won by the start-up “Biomes”, which specializes in intestinal flora diagnostics.

This year, especially those pharmacists got stage and reach, who were innovative and ready to share their ideas, experiences and solutions with colleagues and thus finding more peers. Metin Ergül specifically called on other “lighthouse pharmacists” to get in touch with Avoxa. After all, pioneers are also being sought for expopharm 2020. The intention behind is to hand over the expopharm successively to the pharmacists. “The expopharm should and will therefore provide even more information, orientation and inspiration on future topics and challenges,” says Ergül.

Next year, the expopharm will take place in Munich from October 7th to 10th.

Wednesday, 18. December 2019|Messe|

This year`s focus: Cannabis, personnel and digital customer loyalty

Once again, expopharm and the German Pharmacists’ Day set an important date for pharmacists and the pharmaceutical industry: from 25th to 28th September, Europe’s largest and most important trade fair for the pharmacy market will be presenting the latest pharmaceutical and trade policy topics in the halls of Messe Düsseldorf.

This year the lecture program (most lectures only in German) will be significantly expanded. The topic “Digital customer loyalty” is present in various formats at the fair. In the preparation, exhibitors, pharmacists and pioneers participated in a “Call for Ideas”. As creative minds who want to make a difference in the market and share their experiences, they have joined in the four-day stage and workshop program. Amongst others, there will be keynote speeches, workshops, roundtables and live coaching. A first insight into the extensive program can be found here.

In addition, expopharm explicitly promotes innovative founders this year. Numerous start-ups present themselves at the Newcomer Days for the first time to the professional audience. On Thursday, September 26th, the expopharm »Rhineland Pitch Special« will also be held. At this largest start-up competition in Germany, five entrepreneurs have the opportunity to convince an international professional audience of their business idea on the big stage of expopharm. The Rhineland Pitch takes place in cooperation with the Start-up Incubator and Accelerator “Startplatz”.

Many pharmacists are concerned with the question of how to find new employees and keep existing ones. Therefore, the topic “staff” is the focus of numerous lectures. In relation to “pharmacy management“, the setting-up of pharmacies will be thoroughly illuminated on a special theme day. Of course, the pharmaceutical content will not fall short: more than 30 top-class scientific lectures (lectures only in German) will be offered over four days at pharma-world. On Friday, September 27th cannabis will be a main topic, on Saturday, recipes are on the program.

Since March 2017, medical cannabis may be prescribed to patients. By 2018, pharmacies had already delivered around 95,000 prescriptions containing more than 145,000 units of cannabis-containing preparations. For pharmacists and PTA a completely new complex of topics arises here – and many urgent questions. The most important answers will be given on Wednesday, 25th in the inspirationLAB and on Friday, 27th at the pharma-world. Presentations, discussions and workshops ensure security in dealing with companies, products and legal regulations. An insight into the cannabis program can be found here.

Look forward to the expopharm 2019 and a comprehensive and exciting lecture program, which is still being constantly expanded.

For visitors to the expopharm, all lectures, tours, workshops, discussions and seminars are already included in the trade fair ticket. Please note that due to limited seats at some events such as guided tours, early reservation through the ticket shop is recommended.

Tuesday, 6. August 2019|Messe|