analytica Anacon India and India Lab Expo 2018 will take place in September

Last year's edition featured 259 exhibitors from 11 countries presenting the latest developments and market trends in the fields of laboratory instruments, analysis, diagnostics and biotechnology

India's healthcare sector will change dramatically over the next few years. The pharmaceutical industry alone will reach a volume of US$45 billion by the year 2020. While being the world's largest supplier of generic drugs, India also has the second largest number of USFDA-approved manufacturing facilities outside the US. The forecasts for the future of the biotechnology industry are similarly positive: By 2019, it is expected to reach a total sales volume of US$10.7 billion. The leading trade fairs analytica Anacon India and India Lab Expo 2018 in Hyderabad from 6-8 September will offer an ideal platform for manufacturers of analysis, laboratory and biotechnology products.

At last year's edition of analytica Anacon India and India Lab Expo, 259 exhibitors from 11 countries presented the latest developments and market trends in the fields of laboratory instruments, analysis, diagnostics and biotechnology in Hyderabad. The trade fair registered 7,714 visitors. This year, the trade fair will occupy more than 10,500 square meters of commercial space and cover the entire spectrum of analysis, laboratory technology, biotechnology and diagnostics.

New: Mumbai edition of the event

In addition to the annual flagship event in Hyderabad, analytica Anacon India and India Lab Expo took place for the first time in Mumbai from 25-26 April this year at Bombay Exhibition Centre. The debut edition brought together more than 100 exhibitors and gathered 3,713 trade visitors in two days. "We got an overwhelming response from the western market. The exhibitors were satisfied to get access to a broad range of new sales markets. The Maharashtra region with Mumbai as the financial and business capital of India offered many new customers from biotechnology, food processing, chemical and pharmaceutical market", Susanne Grödl, Exhibition Director of analytica, sums up the event.

Knowledge exchange with experts

Visitors to analytica Anacon India and India Lab Expo have the opportunity to find out about the latest products, technologies and innovations, and to exchange views with experts. Numerous national and international exhibitors provide compact and application-oriented presentations of solutions for the industry. Renowned scientists make their expertise available in workshops and discussion rounds.

One highlight of the event will once again be the 'Buyer–Seller Meetings' on all three days of the trade fair. Exhibitors and visitors can contact each other directly and exchange about their mutual needs. The Buyer-Seller Meetings facilitate direct contact between exhibitors and buyers from domestic and international markets through prescheduled meetings. This platform allows exhibitors to contact possible business partners filtered by branch, position or companies. In return it allows visitors to search for specific applications or brands. Exhibitors can meet new companies and potential customers, which otherwise would have not been possible within a span of three days. A total of 852 contact meetings took place last year – and at this year's analytica Anacon India and India Lab Expo in Hyderabad in September, there is set to be even more.