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.

expopharm 2019: Information, orientation and inspiration2019-10-10T10:56:45+02:00

Exhibitor | Materia Ventures | Hall 3, booth C-34

Materia Ventures is developing a medical cannabis ecosystem to capture and grow the medical cannabis market in the European Union. Our strategy is designed to be nimble and focused on building the leader in the European cannabis sector. Materia is on pace to be one of the first companies to have a functional certified EU GMP facility in Malta. We have received approval of our LOI from Malta Enterprises and have secured an existing facility which we are in the process of re-purposing for processing of biomass and first pass extract to fully EU GMP compliant finished products. A core part of Materia’s strategy is to remain cultivation agnostic and deploy capital to the highest ROIC opportunities. Not only does this improve our returns on capital, it also allows Materia to remain nimble and capture market opportunities as an increasing number of cultivation assets come on-line. Materia has signed a number of LOIs with global suppliers of biomass for our Maltese facility as well as finished products which we expect to sell through our distribution network. We have also entered into agreements with select white-label CBD contract manufacturers to produce both (a) branded products of Materia; as well as (b) our partners branded products – to sell into key European markets.

Materia was founded by a group of recognized leaders in the global cannabis industry including: Deepak Anand – CEO (Cannabis Compliance, Zenabis), Michael Garbuz – President (Origin House, Trichome Financial), Joel Sherlock – Director (founder of Vitalis) and Vijay Sappani – Director (founder of TerrAscend). The remainder of the management team have joined Materia from senior positions at well-established global companies (Brookfield, Pfizer), leading Canadian law firms (Goodmans LLP) and cannabis-based companies (Ample Organic, Lift & Co.)

Exhibitor | Materia Ventures | Hall 3, booth C-342019-09-16T16:01:08+02:00

Exhibitor | GECA Pharma GmbH | Hall 3, booth F-31

GECA Pharma GmbH – Your specialist for medical cannabis

Sometimes it can be hard to follow all the developments on the legal cannabis market in addition to the stressful everyday life in pharmacy. Therefore, take the opportunity to bring yourself up to date and receive first-hand informations.

GECA Pharma GmbH at Europe’s largest pharmaceutical trade fair

You have questions about this year’s main topic “medical cannabis”? You are looking for a reliable and competent partner for medicinal cannabis?The GECA Pharma-team will be personally available for your requests during the entire duration of the expopharm. We are looking forward to your visit in hall 3, stand F-31.

Lecture on stage

As your specialist for the supply of high-quality medicinal cannabis, GECA Pharma GmbH is not only represented with a classic exhibition stand. In addition, you are cordially invited to the presentation ”Qualitätsmanagement – Vom Produzenten zum Patienten” ( in English: “Quality Management from producer to patient”) on 25.09.2019 at 3 p.m. (inspirationLAB, hall 1, E-24, stage 2). You can find more information under:

If you wish an appointment for a personal consultation, please arrange this by phone at +49 221 4230-7877 or by e-mail

You will find further information about the company at:

Exhibitor | GECA Pharma GmbH | Hall 3, booth F-312019-09-03T09:31:16+02:00

Exhibitor | DFT EL GLOBO S.L | Hall 3, booth C-45

DFT EL GLOBO S.L is a pharmacy supplies wholesaler-distributors and also manufactures of our own lines. We are based in Spain with 15 years of experience.

Because innovation is our main bet, we have developed our own brands so that we can offer great quality and efficient products made out of plants.

That is how PHYSIORELAX, our most remarkable brand, was born, and how it quickly became a model in its sector

PHYSIORELAX is a line of massage creams for muscles and ligaments made out of natural extracts from plants. No parabens or mineral oils like paraffin.The key to its success is the effectiveness of its formula with essentials oils from arnica, devil’s claw, calendula and St John’s wort. It can be used to warm up before working out and also to recover afterwards, but it also have numerous different uses.

You are warmly welcome to visit us in Hall 3 /C45, so you could try all our products and will get more information.

Contact person:

Our web:

Exhibitor | DFT EL GLOBO S.L | Hall 3, booth C-452019-08-13T13:25:28+02:00

Exhibitor | VPD | Hall 3, booth A-41

We are a company (VPD) from Slovenia, Bled, with 26 years of experience in medical production and as distribution company, with 2 main devisions. Main product category is IVD medical devicies (blood glucose monitoring systems).

The other devision is pharma, with range of CBD products (balms, drops, bulk extract, cristals, Ionized water with CBD, natural watter with CBD, etc.).

Our company meets the highest quality standards. We build trust and protect consumers with professional approach and we are passionate about making
high quality products.

You are warmly welcome to visit us in Hall 3, Stand No.: A-41.

We are always on hand to offer extra information and advice if required. Perhaps we can create a successful story together.

Contact person:

Our web:

Company VPD info:

Exhibitor | VPD | Hall 3, booth A-412019-08-05T09:17:51+02:00

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.

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Exhibitor | Advance Biotech | Hall 1, booth A-09

Advance Biotech Ltd is a specialist CBD producer, headquartered in the United Kingdom, with a vast experience in the manufacture and distribution of the most unique and pure hemp-based branded products within the market.

With the ever-expanding knowledge of hemp-based research in the ever-changing global marketplace, we pioneer and strive to be at the forefront of this global change.

As part of the manufacturing process, we place a special emphasis on the quality of hemp used. This is of paramount importance to us. All our hemp is hand harvested from organically certified cultivators within Europe. This helps create a low impact on the environment and ensures the hemp is not polluted with foreign contaminants from heavy machinery.

We have our sights firmly planted on the exciting future within the world of hemp and will continue to formulate and provide the best quality products for you, safe in the knowledge of Advance Biotech’s guarantee of ethically sourced quality products.

Exhibitor | Advance Biotech | Hall 1, booth A-092019-06-13T10:51:03+02:00