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Welcome Reception

Join us as we overlook Lake Michigan for our CPhI North America opening night Welcome Reception – happening Tuesday, April 30 from 5pm – 7:30pm at the Lakeside Fountain Terrace (right outside the Registration area).

Enjoy our Chicago-themed sights and entertainment, while mixing, mingling, and gaining unprecedented access to speakers, influencers, members of the press, and fellow top players in pharma.

We’ll make this your most productive happy hour ever!

(Please note, there is an additional fee to attend the Welcome Reception)

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VIP Buyer Reception

Attention all R&D, Supply Chain, Sourcing, and Procurement Folks!

 CPhI North America greatly appreciates your attendance to our event, and would like you to join us for a chance to cruise Lake Michigan with industry peers who are operating in a role similar to yours…. Enjoy drinks, food, and fun as you chat it up with the industries finest drug development professionals while we explore the beautiful Chicago coastline aboard the Odyssey Yacht! 

Important update for VIP Reception attendees – complimentary transportation will now be departing from Gate 32 between 5pm – 5:45pm.

*Only those who are truly operating in a purchasing role will be given exclusive invites, outside of that, attendance is limited to one sponsor, media publications, and VIP badge holders.  If you are in one of these roles and have not received an invite please contact [email protected]


The final event of CPhI North America, our PharmaQue offers attendees and exhibitors alike the chance to unwind and reflect upon a successful and productive week – all while enjoying America’s pastime…baseball!

What better atmosphere to solidify lasting business connections and partnerships than one that serves up hot dogs, deep-dish pizza, and warm pretzels, while featuring local beer and a simulated batting cage?

Join us on the Exhibit Hall floor from 1pm – 3pm on Thursday, May 2.

Cocktail Chemist

What are you drinking?

Scientifically inspired, definitely delicious – head over to the Cocktail Chemist, who marries the world of science with food and drink!

Featured each day on the Expo Hall floor, try the day’s signature cocktail…or one of the many other creations.

Breathe Bar

Need a breather? Check out our Breathe Bar.

Take a breath - breathing in over 90% pure oxygen and aromatherapy scents - and network with fellow attendees as they entr their most relaxed and lucid state of mind. The Breathe Bar accommodates 12 people at a time who come to unwind and get a much needed energy boost!

Located right on the Expo Hall floor.

Free Tours By Foot

Led by Regis Technologies, join Free Tours by Foot on this fun and engaging walk through the Chicago’s North Loop.  Come and learn about how the Great Fire of 1871 started and marvel at the modern city that rose upon the ashes of the old city.  See North Loop gems like the iconic Chicago Theatre marquee or the Louis C. Tiffany mosaic that is hidden in plain sight!  Take a selfie at the start of the legendary Route 66 and discover the extravagant interior of the Palmer House.  This tour ends in Millennium Park, Chicago’s still new and much loved public park.

Register for tour: http://go.registech.com/walkchicago

Date: Monday, April 29th

Time: 4-6pm

Meeting Location: Under the marquee sign of the historic Chicago Theatre, 175 N State St, Chicago, IL 60601

Final Location: Millennium Park, 201 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60602

Chicago Walking Tours | Free Tours by Foot

Pharma Marketing Breakfast at CPhI North America

C&EN Media Group and Informa present

Building the Funnel for Your Event Marketing Strategies

C&EN Media Group is bringing its next science marketing program to CPhI North America, in conjunction with Informa. Designed with the unique challenges of pharma marketing in mind, media and marketing experts from Amplified Event Strategy, BioStrata, HDMZ, C&EN BrandLab, and more will lead this year’s conversation on how to get more coverage, sales, and ROI for your event marketing.

Please note, this event is not open to all attendees. Attendance will be confirmed prior to the event, should you meet the qualifications during registration.

Agency Lounge

The newly featured Agency Lounge provides an opportunity for attendees and exhibitors to interact with United States government agencies. Chemical companies are facing ever-changing rules and regulations when it comes to producing and distributing their products globally. Making a face to face connection with resources at these government agencies can help them navigate that environment better going forward.

Visit the Agency Lounge during show hours in Booth 2616, located within the InformEx Zone.