CPhI and P-MEC China – organized by China Chamber of Commerce for Import & Export of Medicines & Health Products (CCCMHPIE), Informa Markets, and Shanghai Sinoexpo Informa Markets – saw record numbers of attendees as the pharma market in China continues to grow. The three-day Shanghai event featured 3,200+ exhibiting companies, spanning the entire pharma supply chain, and provides a strong indication of the market’s overall growth patterns and future development. China’s pharma market continues to expand at a relentless pace, with CPhI & P-MEC China mirroring this trend as it received over 66,000 visits in its 19th edition from some 141 countries. Most remarkably, the numbers of international visitors continue to surge – up by more than 74% since 2017, with international attendees representing 23.4% of the total attendees this year. Such was the demand, the event had to add an extra exhibition hall to keep pace with demand for access to the market. “One of the reasons for the influx in attendance is that overseas companies are looking to fast track their pathway to this $1.22 billion market. This was evidenced by the strong turnout for the ‘Doing Business in China’ workshop – which explored the practicalities of entering the Chinese market: including the political, environmental and regulatory factors that need to be evaluated at an early stage,” commented Marie Lagrenee, Brand Manager at Informa Markets.