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PRESS RELEASE of the 18th International Specialized Trade Fair APTEKA 2011

01.12.2011

The 18th International Specialized Exhibition APTEKA 2011 has been held for several consecutive years already as part of the Russian Health Care Week in Expocentre, Central Exhibition Complex, and is justifiably considered to be an indicator of the Russian pharmaceutical industry presenting the whole range of pharmacy products annually — medicine products (drugs), over-the-counter medicines, everything necessary for the pharmacy’s work — furniture and pharmaceutical equipment. The exhibition exposition favors the cooperation possibilities revelation in the chain: manufacturer — distributor — pharmacy — end consumer; and this exactly makes it attractive for specialists in all fields of medicine and pharmacy.

260 companies from 22 countries of the world will take part in APTEKA 2011. Countries represented at APTEKA — Belgium, Belarus, Croatia, Canada, Czech Republic, China, Denmark, England, Germany, Hungary, India, Italy, Kazakhstan, Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Pakistan, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, Ukraine, USA. Some of these countries are represented by national expositions — among them are Belgium, India, Kazakhstan and China.

Russia is represented by the following regions and cities — Barnaul, Biisk, Bryansk, Essentuki, Ivanovo, Kazan, Murmansk, Novosibirsk, Nizhni Novgorod, Naberezhnye Chelny, Penza, Perm, Ryazan, Rybinsk, St.-Petersburg, Stavropol, Samara Tomsk, Vladimir region, the Voronezh region.

Total exhibition area — 5500 square meters.

The exhibition section Furniture and Pharmaceutical Equipment has expanded significantly. This year, the section is presented by almost all specialized companies operating on the Russian market.

The target audience of the exhibition — pharmacies and pharmacy chains. The following companies have registered on-line already: 36.6, Rigla, Stolichnye apteki, Samson-Pharma, Stolitsa Medical, A5 pharmacy chain, Doctor Stoletov, Zdorovye Lyudi and many others. A large segment of visitors is presented by manufacturers of medicinal products: Pharmstandard, GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis Pharma, Olifen Corporation, Bayer, Boehringer Ingelheim, Gedeon Richter etc. Among dealers and distributors of drugs are: Protek, Sia International, Medipal-Onko, BSS, Unipharma, EnergoPharmComplect etc. The structure of visitors registered for APTEKA 2011: Pharmacies and pharmacy chains — 53.7%, Drug manufacturers — 12.8%, Dealers/distributors — 14%, Healthcare facilities — 10.6%, Press — 3.2%, Other — 5.7%.

Along with the exhibition, the International Medical and Pharmaceutical Business Forum will be held from the 5th till 7th of December. This forum will cover the most urgent topics of the pharmaceutical industry and will join the specialists involved into different fields of industry. The Forum is organized by Euroexpo Company and KST group. Many sections of the program are arranged due to the active participation and support of such leading pharmaceutical associations as the Russian Association of Pharmaceutical Marketing, Association of Russian Pharmaceutical Manufacturers, Non-commercial Partnership «Aptechnaya Gildiya», Russian Association of Pharmacy Chains, Association of Pharmacies «SojuzPharma».

About forty specialists will deliver reports in frames of the Forum program. Among them are the representatives of government institutions, heads of the branch associations and large pharmaceutical companies, lecturers of leading higher medical educational institutions, employees of specialized publications for pharmaceutical professionals. Within the framework of the Forum the participants will discuss topics urgent for the pharmaceutical market nowadays, such as legislative initiatives influencing the domestic health care system, the implementation course of the Federal targeted program on the development of pharmaceutical and medical industry till 2012, requirements to the pharmaceutical personnel training, competitive situation at present, changes expected by pharmaceutical industry in the coming years.

Eleven sections will be included into the program of the International Medical and Pharmaceutical Business Forum 2011:

  • Medicines’ provision in the Health Care System of the Russian Federation. Expert’s opinion;
  • PHARMA — 2020. Hopes and Realities (organized by the Association of Russian Pharmaceutical Manufacturers);
  • Competitiveness in the pharmacy business: to survive or to succeed?;
  • In order to survive: a chronicle of one year of the pharmacy’s work (organized by the NP «Aptechnaya Gildiya»);
  • Present-day pharmacy. Information and efficiency of pharmaceutical sales. Non-traditional methods;
  • The pharmacy chain of Russia- the start of changes (organized by the Russian Association of Pharmacy Chains);
  • Search for new directions of the pharmacy profitability formation (organized by the Russian Association of Pharmaceutical Marketing);
  • Changes in the Legislation of Pharmaceutical Sphere. Reviews and Comments;
  • Pharmacy worksite organization: furniture, equipment, technologies;
  • «And again «pharmacy personnel is all that important». Present-day problems in the sphere of training and specialization’s mobility of pharmaceutical personnel;
  • Pharmacy business: challenges of the legislation system and self-defense practice (organized by the Association of Pharmacies «SojuzPharma»).

Within the framework of Forum some of the exhibitors will make their own presentations:

  • FarmLegat Company organizes the conference «Up-to-date aspects of the production and application of antiseptics, «Doctor iod»;
  • SKB Contur makes the presentation «Electronic invoices — reduction of costs of a drugstore».

Every year organizers of APTEKA do their best to make the exhibiton’s attendance more convenient for visitors. This year for the first time the exhibitors and visitors may use the mobile guidebook of APTEKA that represents the necessary information — the list of participants with stands’ numbers and the contact information, the exhibition plan, the program of the Forum. The mobile guidebook is accessible to owners of iPhones and Android based phones. www.apteka.neonavigation.com (the developer — company NeoNavigation).

For more detailed information on the exhibition and the Forum program visit the official site www.aptekaexpo.ru.

The participation in the Forum is free upon condition of the preliminary registration in the section «Forum» on the exhibition Web site: http://www.aptekaexpo.ru/forum/reg.php.

We look forward to seeing you at APTEKA exhibition
in hall No.3, Expocentre Fairgrounds, from the 5th till 8th of December!


The History of Exhibition:

In 1994, the exhibition was held at the Central Exhibition Hall «Manezh» (CEH «Manege»). Since 1999, the exhibition is held in the Sports Complex «Olimpiysky» (SC «Olympic»). In the period since 1994, «Apteka» was held in Moscow and other Russian cities for more than 17 times (St. Petersburg, Kiev and others).

In 2009, the exhibition company «Euroexpo» and CEC «Expocentre» join their forces for the simultaneous holding of two major exhibitions on medical and pharmaceutical topics — the International Exhibition «Apteka» and the International Exhibition «Zdravoohranenie» — as part of RUSSIAN HEALTH CARE WEEK. Starting from this point APTEKA is held annually at Expocentre Fairgrounds.

In April 2011 the exhibition is recognized by the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI) and has received the official status «UFI Approved Event».

Euroexpo Company
Organizer: Euroexpo Company (www.euroexpo.ru)

Euroexpo, LLC is the largest organizer of exhibitions and conferences in Russia. The company was founded in 1995.

The main focus of Euroexpo activity is the organization of international specialized exhibitions. There are held annually 12 specialized exhibitions in various areas: Domestic Construction Materials (DCM); MATTEX (engineering equipment, energy-saving technologies and materials for buildings and constructions); AQUASPACE (swimming pools, saunas, spas); CLIMATE WORLD (HVAC&R equipment, ventilation, commercial and industrial refrigeration); GARDEN TOOL (tools and equipment for gardens and parks); World. Information. Communications (telecommunications equipment, control systems, information technology and communications services); APTEKA (Pharmaceutical Exhibition); BARBEQUE EXPO; Otdykh LEISURE (Trade Fair for Travel and Tourism); MIBEXPO Russia (business tourism); LUXURY Leisure (luxury and exclusive tourism); MITEX (tools, equipment and manufacturing technologies).

Each event is accompanied by a massive advertising campaign in the mass media.

The high quality level of organization and holding of exhibitions by Euroexpo is recognized by government organizations and international professional associations. Since August 2000, Euroexpo is a member of Moscow Chamber of Commerce (MCC), and since December 2001, it is a full member of Russian Union of Exhibitions and Fairs (RUEF). In 2010, the Exhibition Company Euroexpo became a full member of the World Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI) in the category of «Organizer of the exhibitions». The sign UFI shows recognition by the international community of high organizational level of events and is considered to be one of the highest achievements in the exhibition business.

Euroexpo constantly improves the quality level of the exhibition service for exhibitors and visitors. The company was among the first in the region that have successfully implemented and certified the quality management system (QMS) in accordance with the requirements of international quality standard ISO 9000 in the leading certification system BQI (Bureau Quality International).

Exhibitions by Euroexpo promote the development of the market in which they specialize, the establishment of business contacts, increase of business ties and prosperity of business.

KSTgroup
Co-organizer of the International Medical and Pharmaceutical Business Forum:

KSTgroup is the organizer of various forms of personnel training for pharmaceutical industry. Company profile is — all-Russian meetings and conferences, consulting seminars, training cycles, trainings and business tourism. KSTgroup is a part of holding company «Bionics» and uses a powerful potential of the entire group of companies — newspapers «Farmatsevticheskiy vestnik» («Pharmaceutical Reporter»), the Center for Marketing Research «Pharmexpert», advertising agency «Aaron Lloyd», employment agency «Selektum», etc.

KSTgroup is a team of professionals, all staff members have experience in organizing various events, ranging from small regional seminars up to large pharmaceutical forums.

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