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BolognaFiere acquires Pharmintech; agreement reached on Ipack-Ima Spa shares

BolognaFiere and Ipack-Ima Spa have reached an agreement to transfer the shares of Pharmintech srl (organizer of Pharmintech) to BolognaFiere Spa.

Pharmintech, the exhibition of technology for the pharmaceutical, para-pharmaceutical, and nutrition industries, debuted in 2004 and has always been held in the Bologna Exhibition Center. Scheduled every three years, its most recent edition (April 2013) had 342 exhibitors (38% of which were foreign) and 4,852 visitors.

The next edition of Pharmintech will be held in Bologna from April 13 to 15, 2016, simultaneously with Cosmofarma Exhibition – International Exhibition of Health, Wellness and Beauty Products and Services for Pharmacies.

“It is with absolute confidence that we entrust Pharmintech to BolognaFiere,” says Guido Corbella, Managing Director of Ipack-Ima Spa. “By planning and launching this fair we have achieved two very important objectives, and are proud of the result: we have created a brand that has become the reference point for the pharmaceutical industry, the largest in Italy and one of the largest in Europe. Likewise, we have given awareness and visibility to one of the highest-quality, most dynamic industries in Italy: the supply chain for the pharmaceutical industry. BolognaFiere’s experience and location offer the ideal conditions to ensure further growth of the Pharmintech brand we have launched.”

Duccio Campagnoli, BolognaFiere’s Chairman, declares, “The collaboration between BolognaFiere and Ipack-Ima has made Pharmintech the reference event for the pharmaceutical supply chain in Italy and around the world, creating an international showcase for Italian hi-tech. Now, with this acquisition, BolognaFiere will increase its commitment to ensure that this platform for the pharmaceutical industry will grow even more, developing synergies between Cosmofarma (held every year in Bologna) and future triennial editions of Pharmintech (whose next edition will return to Bologna in 2016). Moreover, with this transaction BolognaFiere strengthens and carries on its strategy of reinforcing partnerships with manufacturing zones, investing to expand our international platform for specialized pharmaceutical packaging, the finest examples of which are here in Bologna.”


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