The first “nearly normal” CPHI after the strict pandemic rules took place in Frankfurt, Germany in November 2022. Despite the fact that the pharma community embraced the opportunity to see their partners face-to-face again or for the first time, it was not quite as crowded as in 2019.
Chinas strict Covid policy and Visa issues especially in India prevented many visitors and even a couple of our partners from coming.
We are all facing challenging times, but it seems that our partners, visitors and exhibitors were very happy to attend a real show with real people again. Talking, discussing and negotiating with peaceful humans from across the globe made us forget the global unrest for three days. Looking at so many happy faces during our Happy Hour made it clear that video conferencing will never replace the “real thing”.