CPhI North America is pulling out all the stops with prominent industry leaders, powerhouse companies, and an educational program that’s more immersive than ever before. You won’t just attend CPhI North America. You’ll leave with actionable insights, indispensable professional contacts, and lucrative new partnerships. Here’s an overview of what’s new for 2018…

Powerful Keynote Speakers

Our headliners are bringing big ideas. Proven, innovative, BIG ideas on everything from manufacturing to outsourcing, R&D, drug delivery, and more. The perfect mix of education and motivation, this year’s keynote speakers have been there, done that, and are ready to help you stay one step ahead of our evolving industry.

  • Tuesday, April 24: Dr. Bertalan Mesko, PhD, Director of The Medical Futurist Institute analyzing how science fiction technologies can become reality in medicine and healthcare. As a geek physician with a PhD in genomics, he is also an Amazon Top 100 author.
  • Wednesday, April 25: To be announced
  • Thursday, April 26: To be announced

Learning Tracks Focus on Innovation

New, fresh, and right to the heart of what every pharmaceutical professional needs to know, this year’s exciting new conference program features three days packed with 40+ hours of sessions rooted in the following core learning topics:

Drug Development

Emerging trends for drug delivery systems - accelerating delivery while ensuring efficacy and safet

Drug Manufacturing

Latest developments relating to APIs, process development, contract manufacturing, outsourcing, technologies - advancing operations and implementing next-generation thinking to drive efficiency and quality


Improving quality management, efficiency, scale-up, contract manufacturing models, technology transfer, cGMP and other bio-manufacturing process related topics

Attendee-to-Exhibitor Matchmaking

With the unique infrastructure to connect buyers and sellers, 7,400 of the world’s most influential power players come to CPhI North America to conduct business. And we’ve made it easy and convenient for you to plan ahead and set up your meetings in advance with the complimentary online matching tool. Matchmaking is your one-stop-resource to find suppliers and individuals that align with your business needs and send meeting requests with ease.

Expanded Networking Opportunities

Opening Welcome Reception

Join us at the historic National Constitution Center and be our guest at the Opening Welcome Reception! This is where you’ll mix, mingle, and gain unprecedented access to speakers, influencers, members of the press, and thousands of top pharma players for your most productive happy hour ever.

Women in Leadership Forum: Educate. Enlighten. Empower.

Women in pharma, unite! Respected and accomplished female professionals at the forefront of pharma are ready to show you that together, we’re better. This unique forum gives you the opportunity to: • Connect and collaborate with high-achieving female pharma professionals through relaxed and comfortable networking.

  • Discover new ways to unleash your potential—together with your contemporaries—with candid discussions, knowledge-sharing, and inspirational stories.
  • Gain a whole new industry perspective by hearing strategies for leadership and advice on overcoming workplace challenges—by women of pharma, for women of pharma.

More Exhibitors, More Innovation

93,500 square feet. 7 strategic zones. 630+ suppliers. The tradeshow floor at CPhI North America is where the magic happens. This year, we’re thrilled to welcome these new powerhouse companies and their innovative solutions…