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CPhI China 2012 Breaks Attendance Records in Growing Pharma Market

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AMSTERDAM, Aug. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Leading events organiser
UBM Live( ), today announced that more than 29,000 attendees visited CPhI China this year, eclipsing the global pharmaceutical event’s 2011 turnout by more than 2,000 people.

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The event, held at the SNIEC in Shanghai, China from 26 to 28 June, took place alongside co-located shows, P-MEC China, for pharmaceutical machinery and equipment resources, ICSE China for contract and outsourced services, BioPh China for the biopharmaceutical sector, InnoPack China for innovative packaging services and solutions, and LABWorld China for laboratory and analytical equipment needs. Official audit results confirmed that the event grew 7% over 2011 figures and also saw a 16.5% increase in exhibitors.

“CPhI China and co-located events have continued to gain traction in the market. Our growth in 2011 was significant and we have continued that trend with equal momentum in 2012,” noted Haf Cennydd, CPhI Pharma Portfolio Brand Director. “These event results also closely mirror the trends in the local Chinese pharmaceutical market that is expected to reach US$100B by 2015 (Note 1).”

The China-World Forum, Biopharmaceutical Engineering Forum, Drug Safety Workshop and the API Prequalification Seminar all recorded strong attendance during the event. The second edition of the CPhI Buyers Sourcing Event was also successful, with 106 meetings covering over 451 product categories.

UBM Live’s China Pharma events portfolio provides a unique platform for visitors to network with existing and new clients, compare products, and learn about newest market trends and opportunities. As a visitor, the events are a key meeting place for the pharmaceutical industry to do business in a format that has exceptional ROI on travel budgets and time. For exhibitors, the China events offer unrivalled potential to showcase their expertise, products and services, meet potential partners for future collaborations and generate new revenue streams.

The value of participating in the events was supported by feedback from attendees. Shinwari Muhammad Yousaf of Cirin Pharmaceutical PVT Ltd attested to the value of the event, saying that: “CPhI China is the only event which provides so many opportunities to improve your existing business and gain knowledge about international trends. The event also helps to develop and improve business relations with professionals in all fields of the industry.” Jose Lora of Safic Alcan ESPECIALIDADES echoed that sentiment, commenting: “From my point of view CPhI China was the best 2012 event in the world for the pharmaceutical market.”

CPhI is scheduled to return to the SNIEC in Shanghai from 25 to 27 June 2013 with an additional hall, the return of zoning within each exhibition to facilitate easier navigation of the event, and the re-location of ICSE, P-MEC, BioPh and LABWorld in Hall W2 to provide a one-stop platform for R&D and biopharmaceutical technologies.

The UBM Live annual schedule of Pharmaceutical events also includes CPhI, ICSE and BioPh South America (21-23 August, 2012 at the Transamerica Expo Center in Sao Paulo, Brazil); CPhI Worldwide, ICSE, P-MEC and InnoPack (9-11 October, 2012 at the Feria de Madrid, Spain); CPhI, ICSE, P-MEC India and BioPh (21-23 November, 2012 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai); CPhI, ICSE, P-MEC and Pharmatec Japan (24-26 April, 2013 at the Tokyo Big Sight Exhibition Centre in Japan); and CPhI South East Asia (20-23 May, 2013 at the Jakarta International Expo in Indonesia).

Note 1: Freedonia Group, ‘Packaging Machinery in China’

About UBM Live:

UBM Live is a division of UBM Plc (LSE: UBM) a leading provider of business information services to the maritime, travel, fashion, technology, healthcare, media, and property industries. UBM offers services in trade shows, online, news distribution, and publishing to customers across the globe. Its brands are represented in more than 30 countries and are organized into specialist teams that serve their business communities helping them excel in their market by working effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to

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August 6, 2012 at 2:17 pm

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Avdesh Mittal Joins Korn/Ferry International As Senior Client Partner

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MUMBAI, India, Aug. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Korn/Ferry International (NYSE:KFY), a premier global provider of talent management solutions, has strengthened its India client service capabilities with the addition of Avdesh Mittal as Senior Client Partner and regional leader of the firm’s Digital Media sector.

Based in the firm’s Mumbai office, Mr. Mittal will focus on the Communications, Media and Entertainment sectors in India and will also be a core member of the firm’s Consumer and Technology markets.

“Avdesh’s in-depth knowledge and understanding of the digital media space promises to be a great asset to the firm and our clients,” said Charles Tseng, Korn/Ferry President, Asia Pacific. “With the addition of Avdesh to our strong team in India, we look to broaden Korn/Ferry’s reach in the growing and important convergence and digital media arena as well as augment our capabilities in the Consumer and Technology markets.”

Mr. Mittal brings a wealth of experience in recruiting C-level executives in both established and emerging technology companies 每 primarily in the telecommunications sector, convergence and internet technologies as well as in broader media and entertainment.

Before joining Korn/Ferry, Mr. Mittal was with another global executive search firm where he was responsible for Communications, Media and Entertainment as a Partner in the Global Technology and Services Practice.

Prior to executive search, Mr. Mittal has more than two decades of experience working across industry sectors and with start-ups and entrepreneurial ventures. He started his career in the manufacturing sector before moving to the services sector as CEO of the Indian subsidiary of a Santa Clara-based (U.S.) technology start-up. He then established a software product (advertising) company, IOL Technologies Pvt Ltd., which he funded through private equity investment from a Mumbai-based industrial house. During his tenure at IOL, Mr. Mittal built strategic alliances and partnerships with some of the largest players in the internet service provider space in India through a software licensing arrangement.

Mr. Mittal graduated from Panjab University in chemical engineering where he was top of class and a gold medallist. He is a Sloan fellow of the London Business School where he earned a Master’s degree in Management.

About Korn/Ferry International Asia Pacific

Korn/Ferry International, with a presence throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, is a premier global provider of talent management solutions. Korn/Ferry, based in Los Angeles, was the first major global executive search firm to operate in Asia Pacific when it opened its doors in Tokyo in 1973. Today it has 18 offices in key business centers throughout the region. Korn/Ferry delivers an array of solutions that help clients to attract, engage, develop, and retain their talent.

Visit for more information about the firm, and for thought leadership, intellectual property and research.

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August 6, 2012 at 2:00 pm

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