APTEKA-2012 has been opened!
The official opening ceremony of the 19th International Specialized Trade Fair of Pharmaceuticals and Related Products “APTEKA 2012” took place on the first day of the exhibition.
One of the leading exhibition venues in Russia hosts 250 companies from 19 countries.
Mikhail Strigun, the Director of the Exhibition Department of Euroexpo, Dmitry Tselousov, Executive Director of Soyuzpharma Association, Nelly Ignatiyeva, Executive Director of the Russian Association of Pharmacy Chains, Mikhail Budenny, Deputy Director of Expocentre Guest Exhibitions Department, Galina Yuganova, Head of Organizing Committee of the International Medical and Pharmaceutical Business Forum took part in the official opening ceremony.
Nelly Ignatiyeva, Executive Director of the Russian Association of Pharmacy Chains, mentioned that the exhibition shows everything in pharmaceuticals, starting from innovations. She also highly appreciated the fact, that one could find both medical products and non-medical product range which “is especially important for our pharmacies today”. According to Ms. Ignatiyeva the exhibition has a special significance for pharmacists – “These are retail druggists, who need the most recent data, exactly this type of information is provided by the exhibition”. To support this statement Nelly Ignatieva cited an ancient Indian proverb of Sushruta “In the hands of an ignorant person a medicine is like a poison, it can be compared to a knife, sore or light, but in the hands of an expert it is similar to an immortality elixir “.
Dmitry Tselousov, Executive Director of “Soyuzpharma” Association, described the exhibition as “the most expected and significant event in pharmaceutical industry. Despite such a long history the exhibition does not lose its topicality”. As for the International Medical and Pharmaceutical Business Forum, according to Mr. Tselousov the business program is so rich that the managers of the enterprises have to engage their colleagues to attend the workshops of the Forum.
Galina Yuganova, Head of Organizing Committee of the International Medical and Pharmaceutical Business Forum, outlined that since the exhibition is held in December it sums up the results o the year, demonstrating all the achievements of the industry. Apart from that it serves as a platform for discussion of new trends, prospects, problems and difficulties. Ms. Yuganova reminded the participants of the “extremely rich and diverse” program of the International Medical and Pharmaceutical Business Forum. 18 workshops will take place during the three days of the Forum, where all the leading industry associations, recognized experts and market analysts, businessmen, governmental organizations, students and scientists. Galinova Yuganova called the Forum “the most democratic platform for discussion”.
According to Mikhail Budenny, Deputy Director of Expocentre Guest Exhibitions Department, pharmaceutics is one of the main industrial branches since “the health of our citizens directly depends on its modernization”.
Mikhail Strigun, the Director of Exhibition Department of Euroexpo, expressed special gratitude to Russian Association of Pharmacy Chains, Association of Russian Pharmaceutical Manufacturers, Association of Pharmacy Chains SoyuzPharma, Pharmacy Guild Non-commercial Partnership for active support of the exhibition and participation in organization of the Forum.
The exhibition takes place December 3-6 at CEC “Expocentre”.
To visit the exhibition please follow the link.