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International Specialized Exhibition “APTEKA-2018” Post Release

International Specialized Exhibition “APTEKA-2018”

Post Release

The 25th edition of the International Specialized Exhibition “APTEKA-2018” took place on 3-6 December 2018 in Expocentre Fairgrounds in Moscow, and became a landmark event for the Russian pharmaceutical industry.

“APTEKA-2018” was organized by “Euroexpo” and was supported by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation, the Russian Association of Pharmacy Chains, and the Russian Association of Pharmaceutical Marketing. “APTEKA” is one of the key trade exhibition brands in Russia that has obtained the status of UFI Approved Event, as well as the signs of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), and the Russian Union of Exhibitions and Fairs.

At the official opening ceremony Dmitry Kurochkin, the Vice President Chairman of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry noted that “APTEKA exhibition is on special focus of the relevant committees of the Chamber, which do a lot to ensure that medicines in our pharmacies are mainly of domestic production. We hope that APTEKA exhibition will help our manufacturers to feel the support of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation”.

Nelly Ignatieva, the executive director of the Russian Association of Pharmacy Chains, thanked the exhibition organizers for the opportunity to meet again in a professional circle and wished all exhibitors and guests to have constructive negotiations. “The 25th anniversary of the exhibition shows that both the organizers and the participants are doing a good job and the right thing”.

According to German Inozemtsev, chief editor of “Pharmaceutical Vestnik” newspaper, co-chairman of the coordination council of the Russian Association of Pharmaceutical Marketing, “each industry should have a certain ‘frame’ for the industry’s information exchange. I think that ‘APTEKA’ exhibition and the co-located Business Forum are such a frame for the exhibition and conference activities in the drug supply sphere”.

The exhibitors and visitors were also welcomed by Galina Yuganova, Head of the International Medical and Pharmaceutical Business Forum.

APTEKA 2018 exhibition

“APTEKA 2018” represented 140 pharmaceutical companies from 11 countries and 25 Russian regions.

Arnebia, Kvadrat-C, Borisov Medical Preparations Plant, Minskinterkaps, Belfarma, Fitosila, 1S-Rarus, Firn-M, Lekfarm, Digidon, Nikol, DrLuigi, Nutricare, Shedirpharma, Lekker, Lenplastpolimer, Medical and Pharmaceutical Association of Small Business (MFO), Roks, Lider-Akva made the core group of the show. Traditionally, Kirov region and Altai Biopharmaceutical Cluster organized consolidated stands, demonstrating the regions’ companies and drug manufacturing opportunities.

The thematic stand of the Traditional Medicine Systems represented the Ayurvedia Russian-Indian Association, Avantage and Lotos Herbals companies, as well as the Zhud-Shi Tibetan Medicine Clinic.

The exhibition organizers expressed their sincere gratitude to the Partners of Apteka-2018: the Russian Association of Pharmacy Chains, and the Russian Association of Pharmaceutical Marketing, the General Information Sponsor — “Pharmaceutical Vestnik” newspaper and web portal, the Official Information and Analytical Partner — “Remedium Group”, the Strategic Partner — MEDIAMEDICA, the Information Partners — “Aptekar” magazine, “Moskovskie Apteki” pharmaceutical newspaper, “The Drug Register of Russia” portal,, PHARMTUTOR, “Pharmacist Reference Book”, the “Pervostolnik” and “Pharmaceutical Consultant” reference and information edition.

The reviews of the Apteka-2018 exhibitors show how interesting and relevant was the exhibition.

German Inozemtsev, chief editor of “Pharmaceutical Vestnik” newspaper, co-chairman of the coordination council of the Russian Association of Pharmaceutical Marketing

“APTEKA 2018 shows that now the assortment policy of many pharmacy chains is focused on the so-called parapharmaceuticals, or healthcare products, including vitamin and food supplements, hygiene products, and healthy food. The exhibition reflects this trend. We see many suppliers and manufacturers of these products. Industry experts should be happy that APTEKA exhibition remains relevant. The exhibitors offer their current product range for the heads of pharmacies and pharmacy chains. APTEKA is considered the main exhibition for the pharmacy retail. It is interesting for all visitors both from Moscow and from the regions, who come here to see what exactly is going on in the pharmaceutical retail, what new products the suppliers offer that can help to maintain the margins and profitability of the pharmacy business”.

Tatyana Serbina, Regional Manager for Belarus and Russia, DrLuija LLC
APTEKA exhibition is interested in people’s health. It was established to develop business contacts, so that business partners find each other and continue to work for the benefit of the people. It is very good that we have this exhibition. For us, this is not only work. This is a good mood, communication with pleasant people, new contacts, meeting new manufacturers, new products.

Vladimir Surkov, Commercial Director, Nicol LLC

APTEKA exhibition has no alternatives either in Moscow or in Russia in terms of the companies represented and the quality of industry information. We have been participating in APTEKA exhibition for several years in a row, and we always sign contracts with new chains, as well as with regional, federal and local distributors. APTEKA is the only chance for small pharmacy chains to meet the manufacturers.

Irina Chekhovskikh, Marketing Director, DIGIDON Holding

Our stand was attended by the pharmaceutical distributors and pharmacies. Many of them came from distant regions such as the Urals, Krasnoyarsk, the Far East, and Kazakhstan. For us, of course, this was very interesting, because the geography of contacts at the exhibition is quite extensive.

International Medical and Pharmaceutical Business Forum

The 11th International Medical and Pharmaceutical Business Forum took place within “APTEKA” exhibition. The event confirmed its status of an effective platform for the interaction of industry associations, business and the scientific community in solving problems of different levels on the modernization and innovative development of the pharmaceutical industry in Russia.

Heads of the leading industry associations, pharmaceutical companies, pharmacies and pharmacy chains, scientists, experts of the pharmaceutical market and leading industry mass media took part in the work of the Forum.

In 2018 the Forum’s programme included 10 sections, where the delegates actively discussed the industry’s topical issues: processes and trends in the pharmaceutical industry, efficient management of pharmacies and pharmacy chains, peculiarities of pharmaceutical retail franchising, space arrangement in modern pharmacies, etc. In addition, the exhibitors hosted numerous presentations of their products and services within the Forum’s programme.

More than 50 leading industry experts made the reports within the Forum sections. More than 1000 delegates took part in the Forum’s work.

Over 7,200 visitors attended the show during the 4 exhibition days.

The 26th International Specialized Exhibition “APTEKA-2019” will be held on

2-5 December 2019 in Expocentre Fairgrounds in Moscow.

We will be glad to see all pharmaceutical industry professionals at the leading industry event of 2019!

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