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Chris Kilbee Appointed Group Director of UBM Pharma Portfolio

AMSTERDAM, January 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Kilbee responsible for driving the portfolio globally including increased emphasis on digital and content

CPhI, part of UBM Live, has announced the appointment of Chris Kilbee to the role of Group Director of the UBM Pharma Portfolio. Central to the role is responsibility for the strategic development and delivery of market leading event brands CPhI, ICSE, Inno-Pack and P-MEC, held in Europe, China, India, Japan, Russia, Turkey, South America and South-East Asia and digital solutions including CPhI Online and CPhI Pharma Evolution.

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Chris will be responsible for the delivery of trusted CPhI global brands that connect Pharma buyers and suppliers, a continued focus on providing high-quality content and conferences, and added value for customers. He has targeted growth in emerging markets, mirroring shifts within the wider pharma industry, with CPhI continuing to expand into the world's largest and growing markets.

Chris has already overseen the launch of CPhI Istanbul - a new event starting in 2014 - and the completion of the company's first Annual Industry Report. Utilising a newly formed expert industry panel, the report featured an unbiased analysis of the global pharmaceutical market, holistically examining the current environment and forecasting future trends.

A highly experienced business leader who has worked across a number of different parts of UBM, most recently running a media and events business based in London Chris brings new insights and approaches to the pharma brand.

Commenting on his appointment, Kilbee remarked: "I am delighted to be taking on this position and overseeing the Pharma portfolio at UBM Live. It is our vision to widen CPhI's pharma portfolio across new and diverse geographies and platforms where we see opportunities emerging, delivering new services that help to connect the pharma community. CPhI has a proven record of delivery built over two decades and we continually strive to evolve the business so that it remains flexible and adapts alongside the global pharma market- maintaining and expanding the brand's reach as the essential hub to meet new contacts and build partnerships."

He continued: "This year we will launch CPhI in Istanbul and we want to continue focusing on leading the development of the brand within markets where there are significant opportunities for growth in exports, and/or burgeoning domestic markets with modernising healthcare reimbursement models. This will ensure CPhI helps international pharma executives and manufacturers to develop the new pharma economies globally."  

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About CPhI

CPhI drives growth and innovation at every step of the global pharmaceutical supply chain from drug discovery to finished dosage. Through exhibitions, conferences and online communities, CPhI brings together more than 100,000 pharmaceutical professionals each year to network, identify business opportunities and expand the global market. CPhI hosts events in Europe, China, India, Japan, Southeast Asia, Russia and South America co-located with ICSE for contract services, P-MEC for machinery, equipment & technology, InnoPack for pharmaceutical packaging and BioPh for biopharma. CPhI provides an online buyer & supplier directory at and hosts a global community with news and analysis at

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The UBM Live annual schedule of Pharmaceutical events also includes CPhI and P-MEC India (3-5 December, 2013 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai); CPhI, ICSE, P-MEC, BioPh and Pharmatec Japan (9-11 April, 2014 in Tokyo); CPhI Russia and IPhEB (16-17 April, 2014 in St Petersburg, Russia); CPhI, P-MEC and Innopack South East Asia (20-22 May, 2014 in Jakarta, Indonesia); CPhI Istanbul (4-6 June, 2014, Turkey) and CPhI, Hi and Fi, ICSE, P-MEC, BioPh and LabWorld China (26-28 June, 2014 at SNIEC, Shanghai, China), CPhI South America (5-7 August 2014 at Expo Centre Norte, Sao Paulo, Brazil); CPhI, ICSE, P-MEC and InnoPack Worldwide (7-9 October 2014, Paris Nord Villepinte, France).

About UBM Live

UBM Live connects people and creates opportunities for companies across five continents to develop new business, meet customers, launch new products, promote their brands, and expand their market. Through premier brands such as TFM&A, Internet World, IFSEC, MD&M, CPhI, Cruise Shipping Miami, the Concrete Show, and many others, UBM Live exhibitions, conferences, awards programs, publications, Websites, and training and certification programs are an integral part of the marketing plans of companies across more than 20 industry sectors.

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