(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, October 21, 2011) – INTERPHEX Puerto Rico concluded its busy and successful October 20-21 run at the Puerto Rico Convention Center in San Juan with exhibitors overwhelmingly satisfied with the quality and attendance of qualified prospects.
“There is good reason why INTERPHEX Puerto Rico is widely considering the best industry trade show on the island. The quality, depth and scope of exhibitors is a true measure of Puerto Rico’s continued leading role as the premiere market for pharmaceutical manufacturing globally,” said Ramon Riancho, President and CEO, Indusa/Indexa, Inc. “Most importantly, the level of engagement by truly dedicated decision making local members of the industry makes the show a must for any entity vying to position itself within the laudable role of Puerto Rico’s continued and increasing guaranteed position as the leading player in the Pharma and Biotech arena for years to come.”
The Show featured the new concept of “4 Shows. One Event!” and the Show Floor featured not only INTERPHEX Puerto Rico, but also Medical Device Puerto Rico, Buildings Puerto Rico and Latin American Supply Chain. There was also a widely visible Innovation Island booth presented by Puerto Rico’s Science, Technology & Research Trust that served to promote start-up technology companies.
“An important strategic theme this year was leveraging INTERPHEX as a platform for Puerto Rico’s economy. Along with the products and services on the show floor and the educational sessions, we hosted several industry meetings in which industry trends and the health of the island’s economy were discussed,” said Bob Stewart, Industry Vice President, INTERPHEX Events. “In addition, the Science, Research & Technology Trust Innovation Island provided a forum to present innovative business products and technologies that will drive future business development.”
New in 2011 was the VIP Program which targeted the top attendees based on job title and buying power. Over 300 specially designated technical professional VIPs attended, bringing spending power to the Show Floor. General Managers were hosted by associations including INDUNIV, PRTEC and four General Managers from the Dominican Republic.
“This year we have been able to track a reported $38 million in projects from Pharmaceutical, Biopharmaceutical and Medical Device leading brands investing in equipment supporting services,” said RJ Palermo, Vice President of Strategic Accounts, INTERPHEX Events.
The event is part of the INTERPHEX global portfolio and is the Commonwealth’s largest gathering of life science industry suppliers and related professionals. This year, INTERPHEX Puerto Rico brought together more than 5,000 professionals to source new products, exchange new ideas, network and participate in technical sessions providing education and solutions for pharmaceutical, medical device and buildings professionals.
About INTERPHEX Puerto Rico
INTERPHEX Puerto Rico is the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical/biotech and medical device industries respected source of innovation, education, and professional advancement for a globally important center of drug and device manufacturing, from process development through delivery to market. The event hosts more than 200 exhibitors and 5,400 industry professionals. Its sponsors include INDUNIV, ISPE and the Puerto Rico Manufacturers Association, and its Advisory Board includes members from Novartis, CooperVision, Pfizer, Roche Diagnostics, Lilly del Caribe, Stryker, Medtronic, Jacobs, PR Tec, MediSearch, ISPE Puerto Rico Chapter, PRMA, PRIDCO and INDUNIV.
INTERPHEX USA is the world’s most trusted source for leading-edge technology, education, and sourcing of the products and services that drive scientific innovation for Life Sciences manufacturing. INTERPHEX is produced by Reed Exhibitions, delivering influential leaders in life sciences through unique combinations of conference, exhibition, workshops, partnering opportunities, and networking events.
Reed Exhibitions produces INTERPHEX and manages more than 450 trade events annually worldwide. It is a member of the Reed Elsevier Group plc, a world-leading provider of information-driven services and solutions. For information, visit www.INTERPHEXPuertoRico.com and follow on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter (@INTERPHEX).