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Post-event report, the report and review of the recently concluded events

GCT 2013 Post Event Report

Shri Parbatbhai Patel, Hon’ble Health Minister (State) Gujarat said, this year Gujarat Medical Services Corporation Limited (GMSCL) has raised procurement budget of Rs. 200 crore from last year budget of Rs. 150 cr which will greatly benefit the Gujarat based generic drugs makers.

GCT 2013

GENERIC DRUG, CLINICAL TRIALS & CLOUD TECHNOLOGY
April 30th 2013 at Hotel Metropole, Ahmedabad

Viewing huge opportunity for pharmaceutical companies to sell their products in emerging markets due to rising incomes, higher incidence of chronic and lifestyle diseases, better insurance coverage and better patent protection regimes for drugs, major roadblocks such as lack of mature distribution networks, lower price points due to generics competition, and counterfeiting are leaving even the large companies struggling to handle the challenges from some of these less sophisticated markets. ASSOCHAM in its quest to resolve these issues and create a fine link through global regulators and industry experts moreover to bring first hand information at the disposal has organised “GCT 2013, Challenges & Opportunities”.

@GTC 2013

1. Shri Jay Ruparel, Co-chaierson, ASSOCHAM Gujarat Council
2. Shri Parbatbhai Patel, Hon’ble Minister (S), Health and Family Welfare, Gujarat
3. Ms. Bhagyesh Soneji, Chairperson, ASSOCHAM Gujarat Council
4. Shri Kamlesh Patel, Former Chairman, IDMA.

While inaugurating the ASSOCHAM conference on “Generic Drug, Clinical Trials & Technology” Shri Parbatbhai Patel, Hon’ble Health Minister (State) Gujarat said, this year Gujarat Medical Services Corporation Limited (GMSCL) has raised procurement budget of Rs. 200 crore from last year budget of Rs. 150 cr which will greatly benefit the Gujarat based generic drugs makers.

He further added that nearly 52,000 people are employed in Gujarat’s pharmaceutical sector, which has witnessed 54% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) in capital investments over the last three years. There are currently 3,500 drug manufacturing units in Gujarat. Continue reading

WORLD GRAIN AND PULSES INDUSTRY GOT TOGETHER IN İDMA

WORLD GRAIN AND PULSES INDUSTRY GOT TOGETHER IN İDMA

İDMA – International Flour, Semolina, Rice, Corn, Bulgur, Feed Milling Machinery and Pulses, Pasta, Biscuit Technologies Exhibition which is organized for the fifth time this year, between April 04-07, 2013 in Istanbul Expo Center once again proved that it is the biggest meeting platform of the world grain and pulses processing industry.

idama 2013 closing1International Flour, Semolina, Rice, Corn, Bulgur, Feed Milling Machinery and Pulses, Pasta, Biscuit  Technologies Exhibition İDMA as proving itself as the biggest meeting platform of the World grain and pulses processing industry in 2013, was conducted successfully in Istanbul Expo Center between April 04-07, 2013.

For 4 days, 8052 local and foreign professionals from 94 different countries visited İDMA 2013 Exhibition which was organized by Parantez International Fair Organization and which hosted 236 local and foreign firms who opened stands and exhibited their latest technologies. The local and foreign professional visitors consisting of flour, semolina, rice and corn millers, and pasta, biscuit and feed producers, who chose İDMA to direct their investments and make their technology choices, had the chance to see and recognize the latest technologies of the exhibitor firms.

“WORLD’S BIGGEST MEETING PLATFORM”

Deputy General Manager of Turkish Grain Board Mr.Uğur ERKAYMAZ, Director of Turkey Flour Industrialists Federation Mr.Erhan ÖZMEN, President of Rice Millers Association Mr.Turgay YETİŞ, Chief Advisor of Georgian Ministry of Agriculture Mr.Omar KACHARAVA, President of Palestine Flour Millers Association Mr.Nazih NASSER, President of Sudan Flour and Feed Millers Association Mr.Elissir EİSSA, President of Libya Flour Millers Association Mr.Nour Eddin Mohammed EROKİAİ, President of Iran Miller Federation Mr.Sayed Mohammad REZA MORTAZAVİ, President of Argentina Flour Millers Association Mr.Reynaldo HEREDİA and President of Pakistan Flour Millers Association Mr.Ahmad Asim RAZA joined the exhibition’s opening ceremony that was conducted on Thursday, Continue reading

Post Show Review: AGRA Middle East 2013

AGRA Middle East, the region’s largest agribusiness trade event was officially inaugurated by H.E AbdulRahman Mohammed Al Oweis, UAE Minister of Health at the Dubai International Exhibition Centre.

AGRA Middle East continues to draw more visitors, 12% increase in visitor attendance for 2013

AGRA Middle East, the region’s largest agribusiness trade event was officially inaugurated by H.E AbdulRahman Mohammed Al Oweis, UAE Minister of Health at the Dubai International Exhibition Centre.

The 2013 edition of AGRAme, held from 26 – 28 March at the Dubai International Exhibition Centre has now made its mark as the largest agribusiness event in the Middle East region. With 174 exhibitors from 34 countries and 4 country pavilions, the 2013 edition of the event attracted 12% more visitors as compared to the event last year.

Exhibitor feedback for the event has been excellent with many reporting onsite orders for products and services on offer. The exhibitors this year have shown great satisfaction at the quality of visitors and the enquiries gathered during the event.
AGRAme features five closely linked exhibitions under one roof showcasing the latest advances in agriculture and irrigation; animal husbandry and poultry farming; floriculture and horticulture; fisheries and aquaculture and agricultural machinery.
With more than 40% of the exhibit space for AGRAme 2014 already rebooked by 2013 exhibitors, the event next year is already assured of a sellout.

Agribusiness Outlook Forum

Agribusiness Outlook ForumThe 3rd edition of the Agribusiness Outlook Forum attracted 85 delegates. The annual event once again focused on food security and water resources aspect. The forum included key regional and international speakers, discussing the various perspectives to these challenging issues.

Middle East Horticultural Summit – the inaugural edition delivers beyond expectations

Middle East Horticulture SummitThe inaugural edition of the Middle East Horticultural Summit was very well received by the industry in the region. Attended by 52 industry professionals, the summit discussed challenges and directions for future research in horticulture with the Middle East perspective.

Poultry Outlook Forum – Regional poultry professionals attend in big numbers

Poultry Outlook ForumThe Poultry Outlook Forum returned once again in partnership with The World’s Poultry Science Association (WPSA) in 2013. The forum, attended by 62 delegates from across the region offered valuable information on the latest advances in poultry research, science and technology and also helped advance the knowledge and understanding of this diverse industry.

AGRAme Seminars – Back for 7th year

Running for the 7th year, the AGRAme Seminars featured 10 FREE to attend sessions with topics ranging from changing the paradigm of poultry nutrition worldwide to let’s block salmonella and growing importance of water soluble fertilizers.

Exhibitors at AGRAme 2013 testify to the event’s success:

We are very happy with the show. This is our fourth year participating, and the visitors have been increasing and improving in quality every year. When we first exhibited, no one knew what our agriculture machinery was, but now we have had 10-12 very strong enquiries already, and a lot   more people seem to want our equipment, particularly from Saudi Arabia, Sudan, and the UAE. This is very positive for us as it is expensive for us to come here, so it is important that we do  business. We will certainly return next year, and we may even establish our own office in the region,  as many potential clients require someone on the ground.
Serena Ruggeri, Ma/ag Continue reading