We’ve got culture. We’ve got history. We’ve got fun, games, powerful career-changing forums, and even experimental cocktails to wet your whistle. It’s all a part of the special events that make CPhI North America so unique. Through it all, you’ll enjoy nonstop networking and the opportunity to reconnect with old friends and make some new ones.

A Historic Welcome Reception, Sponsored by Biophore

Join us on Tuesday, April 24 from 6:00–8:00 p.m. for a historic evening of networking as we toast a successful first day at the show! We’ll gather at the iconic National Constitution Center to mix and mingle with industry peers and influencers for our most productive happy hour in years. For us, by us, this reception unites “we the people” of pharma in order to form a more perfect union—set against a backdrop that inspires the strengthening of existing bonds, forming of new partnerships, and connecting with all our industry comrades!

Open to all pass types except Expo Only.

Introducing BioLive: A Breakfast Session

The most important meal of the day just got even more important! On Wednesday, April 25, 8:00–8:45 a.m., this breakfast session will provide a sneak peek of next year’s all-new event: BioLive. Find out how we’re addressing a vital need in today’s pharmaceutical business landscape by strategically connecting biotechs, big pharma, and service providers through the entire large molecule value chain. Let’s unite the small and large molecule worlds for a unique experience showcasing the collaborative power of our industry!

VIP & Buyer's Club Reception

We’ve made it convenient and exclusive for VIPs to consult with peers in leadership positions who share common goals and face similar strategic challenges. This special ceremony will take place in the VIP Lounge on Wednesday, April 25 from 4:30–6:00 p.m. and is the perfect opportunity to connect and pop some bubbly as you celebrate and network with the most innovative minds in pharma. Join a who’s who of industry trailblazers and you’ll quickly find out that together, we’re better.

Mural Arts Tours: A Partnership & A Unique Excursion!!

Interested in a guided trolley tour of Philly’s most iconic murals from the nation’s largest public art program? CPhI has teamed up with Mural Arts Philadelphia for an exciting new partnership that will show you how art can strengthen our communities and ignite change! All attendees are invited to grab a seat on the Spring Garden and Beyond Tour—Monday, April 23, at 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. Mark your calendars and set your reminders now!

As an added bonus, the Mural Arts team will also be joining us on the show floor Tuesday, April 24 and Wednesday, April 25 at 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. for 45-minute walking tours to enjoy mural replicas we’ll have in the convention center!

PharmaQue: A Tailgate-Themed Networking Bash

Thursday, April 26 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. will be your final chance to network and we saved the best (or at least the most fun) for last! Join us to unwind and reflect upon a successful and productive week for a cookout and tailgate-inspired outing. What better atmosphere to solidify lasting connections and partnerships than one that serves up cheesesteaks, pretzels, and ice cream while showcasing friendly corn hole and beer pong competitions? Let’s show the local Philly sports fans we can party with the best of them—responsibly, of course!

Experiments and Libations with the Cocktail Chemist

Sometimes bar tenders prefer to be called “mixologists” so as not to demean their craft. Well, we’re taking it up another notch by featuring the renowned Cocktail Chemist who marries the world of science with food and beverage for results so tantalizing, you just have to see (and taste) it to believe it! Let’s expand conventional techniques with innovative thinking as we’re treated to an interactive experience that mixes 19 cocktails over three days by using and adapting the scientific method. Bottom’s up!

Women in Leadership Forum: Educate. Enlighten. Empower.

Women of pharma unite! Join your respected and accomplished contemporaries at CPhI North America at the empowering Women in Leadership Forum. It’s where female professionals at the forefront of pharma engage in candid discussions, share advice on overcoming workplace challenges, hear enlightening presentations, and enjoy relaxed, comfortable networking. It’s a whole new perspective on success in the pharma industry. It’s your perspective. Save your spot at this vital forum today!

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.

Dr. Bertalan Mesko - The Medical Futurist

Embark on a captivating journey to find out how science fiction technologies can become reality in medicine and healthcare. It’s time to boldly go where no keynote has gone before!

Nik Leist - Proteus Digital Health

Join Nik Leist, Senior Director of Ingestible Sensor Manufacturing and Site Leader at Proteus Digital Health, as he offers new insight into patient health patterns and treatment effectiveness.

Jim Miller - PharmSource

Hear about the changes in the contract services market over the past 20 years and implications for bio/pharma companies and contract services providers alike. Learn more.

Peter P. Stein, M.D - FDA

Conference and VIP pass holders are invited to join the FDA's Peter P. Stein, M.D., Deputy Director, Office of New Drugs (OND), Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) for a special presentation.