ASIA PHARMA EXPO 2020 concluded with completing 18 successful years !!

Thursday March 19, 2020 at 9:49 am

APE 2020 emerged as the technology solution provider business event with its 12th edition providing trade platform for 628 exhibiting companies from 29 countries

Bangladesh’s local pharma market is valued at around Taka 40,000 crore. More than 300 pharmaceutical companies of Bangladesh with current exports worth USD 72+ million are anticipated to reach the country’s pharma formulation exports USD 60 billion by 2021.

Hon. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has already announced the pharmaceutical industry as a promising sector, as it is contributing much to the improvement of the country’s economic growth. Bangladesh has undoubtedly emerged as one of the fastest-growing pharma-economy in global markets, and the momentum of growth further accelerated by 17 years long extension till the year 2033 by WTO / TRIPs to continue the patented pharma formulations. More than 47 units at API Manufacturing Park are coming up near Dhaka. The Bangladesh pharma industry now meets around 98% of the local demand for medicines, which is a milestone in the history of the pharmaceutical industry.

The 12th ASIA PHARMA EXPO 2020 (APE 2020) & ASIA LAB EXPO 2020, an international exhibition on TOTAL pharma manufacturing technologies were scheduled during February 28 – 29 & March 1, 2020, at ICCB, Dhaka, Bangladesh. The inauguration ceremony took place on February 28, 2020, at ICCB, Dhaka, Bangladesh, where 

Mr. Salman Fazlur Rahman, MP (Private Industry and Investment Advisor to the Hon’ble Prime Minister) was the Chief Guest.

Ms. Riva Ganguly Das, IAS (Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh) and Md. Mahbubur Rahman, Major General (Director General, Directorate General of Drug Administration) were was SPECIAL GUEST. Mr. Nazmul Hasan MP (Managing Director – Beximco Pharma Ltd and President, Bangladesh Association of Pharmaceutical Association); Mr. S. M. Shafiuzzaman (Secretary-General – Bangladesh Association of Pharmaceutical Association); and Mr Paresh Jhurmarvala (CEO – GPE EXPO PVT LTD). were among the Guest of Honour.

In his inaugural speech Mr. Salman F Rahman, MP said: “This Expo is helping to develop the pharmaceutical industry of Bangladesh and making a significant contribution to Bangladesh economy”. The Exhibition is being organized jointly by the Bangladesh Association of Pharmaceutical Industries and GPE EXPO PVT LTD (India) since the year 2003 at Dhaka, offering an unparalleled international trade and technologies platform specifically to the entrepreneurs manufacturing and exporting the pharma engineering types of machinery and pharma bulk active chemicals to explore the business with the Bangladesh pharmaceutical industry. An overwhelming response by the local Business Associates as well as technology solution providers from outside Bangladesh was noticed.

The EEPC INDIA (formally known as Engineering Export Promotion Council, set up by Ministry of Commerce, Govt. of India), PHARMEXCIL and FICCI had organized INDIA Pavilions at the Exhibition. The Exhibition was also supported by EEPC INDIA, PHARMEXCIL, and FICCI.

With recently concluded ASIA PHARMA EXPO 2020 (APE 2020); the ASIA PHARMA EXPO has completed highly successful presence of 18 years in Bangladesh pharma industry, and offering an unparalleled business platform for the entire spectrum of the pharmaceutical manufacturing technologies & solution providers networking with the comprehensively all the fraternity of pharma manufacturing plant professionals along with the Regulatory, Research, Academics, and local Indenting Partners. The focused industry segments were; Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare, Biotech, API, Neutraceuticals, Personal Care, Cosmetics, Beverages, Distilleries. 

At APE 2020, more than 628 exhibiting companies from 29 countries across the world are expected to exhibit their latest technologies to upgrade the pharma manufacturing standards of Bangladesh to a newer height. The 3-days 2020 Exhibition was attended by 11,748 trade visitors during to explore the complete spectrum of latest pharma manufacturing technologies & products on display, which include; PROCESSING Machineries for formulation & API manufacturing, PACKAGING Machineries & Materials, CLEANROOM & Utility Eqpts & Services, WATER TREATMENT & Management Systems, ANALYTICAL & BIOTECH Lab Instruments, PROJECT Consultants & Turnkey Contractors, API, Pharma Bulk Actives, Excipients, Additives & many more.

The Exhibition is jointly organized by the Bangladesh Association of Pharmaceuticals Industries (Bangladesh Aushad Shilpa Samity) in collaboration with GPE EXPO PVT. LTD. and ALLIANT Ltd. For more information, please email to

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