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Dubai International Pharmaceutical and Technologies Conference and Exhibition – DUPHAT 2022 set to begin next week in Dubai

16 Feb, 2022

Dubai International Pharmaceutical and Technologies Conference and Exhibition – DUPHAT 2022 set to begin next week in Dubai

- Conference to highlight the UAE’s initiatives in health and safety
- Event expected to attract more than 22,000 visitors and participants from 82 countries around the world
- DUPHAT 2022 brings together 1,000 exhibitors, including the top 100 global pharmaceutical companies and regional manufacturers


The 27th edition of the Dubai International Pharmaceutical and Technologies Conference and Exhibition – DUPHAT 2022 is set to begin on Tuesday, 22 February 2022, at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Organised by INDEX Conferences and Exhibitions, a member of INDEX Holding, the three-day annual event will bring together top regional and international experts, specialists and industry executives in the pharmaceutical sector.

The leading pharmaceutical industry event in the region, DUPHAT provides a global platform for the world’s best pharmaceutical and manufacturing suppliers to showcase their products and solutions and exchange new knowledge, ideas and innovation in the fields of pharmacy, technology, medicines and patient care.

The DUPHAT conference and exhibition provides an opportunity for pharmaceutical companies to launch new products, learn about new technologies and developments, acquire scientific knowledge, network with industry peers, exchange expertise and experiences with specialists in the sector and explore solutions to resolve challenges in the industry. For the first time, DUPHAT will have sessions dedicated to discussing the proper use of ‘over-the-counter products’.

This year’s edition is expected to attract more than 22,000 visitors and participants from 82 countries around the world. The event has brought around 1,000 exhibitors, which include the top 100 global pharmaceutical companies and regional manufacturers. The conference will feature 140 speakers who will share their perspectives on various topics at 112 scientific sessions. Various workshops will discuss the latest scientific research in the pharmaceutical sector, while 330 poster presentations showcasing breakthrough research will be on display.

Dr. Abdul Salam Al Madani, Executive Chairman of DUPHAT and Chairman of INDEX Holding, commented: “The UAE, with the support of its wise leadership, has become one of the key countries supporting the growth of healthcare sectors like the pharmaceutical industry. Dubai’s foreign trade in medicine and medical supplies achieved a remarkable 31% growth in the first quarter of 2021 alone, bringing the total value to around AED6.8 billion. Exhibitions of this kind are an important platform to foster innovation and dialogue between industry leaders in the sector in the Arab world and beyond. The success of DUPHAT over the years is testimony to the UAE’s ability to provide a forum for various global industries to network, exchange expertise and showcase innovation.”

Dr. Ali Al Sayed Hussain, Director of the Pharmaceutical Services Department at Dubai Health Authority and Chairman of DUPHAT, stated: “Drug and pharmaceutical markets have always seen consistent growth in the UAE and the region. By providing opportunities for partnerships and business development at both local and international levels, the 27th edition of DUPHAT will provide an impetus to the growth of the regional market. The DUPHAT conference also provides an ideal platform for networking and sharing ideas and perspectives on vital issues facing the pharmaceutical sector. The event is an invaluable forum for gaining the knowledge necessary for industry professionals to chart future strategies and develop solutions for navigating business challenges.”

The conference committee will highlight the exceptional initiatives and achievements of the UAE in the field of health and safety and its efforts to build productive partnerships with prominent local and international pharmaceutical companies.

DUPHAT will also feature a session on the challenges of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic presented by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) as well as a series of workshops devoted to discussing best practices and examples of exceptional service in the pharmaceutical sector.

DUPHAT is organised annually by INDEX Conferences and Exhibitions – a member of INDEX Holding, in strategic partnership with the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs, Dubai Health Authority, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology, European Federation for Pharmaceutical Sciences, and European Society of Clinical Pharmacy.


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