The event will also explore the challenge in bridging the development gap between clinical and commercial applications as the number of innovators increases within the market. Harmonising the creative work of small players and the complexity of large, highly regulated markets and increasingly complicated therapeutic systems will also be a major challenge in the industry in 2020.

In a final trend emerging from Pharmapack, the use of blockchain technology in the pharma supply chain is expected to increase throughout the course of 2020. Jason Lacombe, CEO at Veratrak will discuss how blockchain is currently being used by contract packaging organisations in the pharma supply chain and its growth potential.

Another highlight is the “must-see” in-depth Workshops – a series of 45-minute technical presentations featuring interactive case-studies on new approaches and overcoming challenges and technical problems in product development, as well as sessions on Indian and Chinese pharma. The speakers feature a “who’s who” of leading international companies including Becton Dickinson, Sonceboz, Sensile Medical, Gerresheimer, Schreiner MediPharm, LOG, SGD Pharma, Bormioli Pharma, and Covestro.

Paving the way for new innovations to the market, the Pharmapack Awards and Start-up Hub are both growing in importance as more diverse companies bring patient-changing innovations to market. All exhibitor innovations submitted for the Pharmapack Awards are showcased in the Innovation Gallery, which gives a comprehensive overview of recently launched products as well as hour-long guided Innovation Tours delivered by industry experts.

“It is an extremely exciting time for the pharmaceutical packaging and drug delivery industry, as in recent years more innovative products are being brought to market. With the industry harbouring goals of going greener, managing waste generated by used medicines will be vital in bringing these goals to fruition. Pharmapack Europe’s content-rich agenda, coupled with the unique business platform it provides for executives to nurture existing relationships and establish new ones, have played a significant role in helping proliferate new innovations to market,” says Silvia Forroova, Brand Director at Pharmapack Europe.