B2B Meetings – Pharmaceuticals Made in Italy


Are you interested in meeting Italian enterprises in the pharmaceutical and para-pharmaceutical sector?

Are you willing to learn more about Italian pharmaceutical products to expand your business and diversify your product range?

Pharmaceuticals Made in Italy is the ideal program for you!

On June 9th and 10th, 2022 in Ho Chi Minh city, the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam – ICHAM in collaboration with MedExport Italia and 5 Italian Chambers of Commerce in Asian countries will organize a B2B event with the participation of 9 well-established Italian businesses in the pharmaceutical and para-pharmaceutical sector.

Representatives of Italian pharmaceutical suppliers, manufacturers of medical equipment and food supplements will be present at the event to look for pharmaceutical importers in Vietnam to expand Italian business presence in the region and aims to form a long-term cooperation relationship in this potential market.

Pharmaceutical and medical equipment distributors in Vietnam will have the opportunity to attend completely free of charge and meet face-to-face representatives of Italian companies.

To attend, please register your information using the registration form below (click the button to access) and ICHAM staff will contact you via email to send further information and arrange a specific meeting schedule.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: until the end of May 25th, 2022.

For more information, kindly contact us via email info.hanoi@icham.org (Mrs. Hop Pham)

“Pharmacy – Made in Italy” is the most important B2B event for the Italian pharmaceutical and para-pharmaceutical sector in Asia, organized in collaboration with other10 foreign Italian Chambers. Thanks to its series of flexible meetings, already held with success both in live and online format in four previous editions!

The participation package includes:
– Customized agenda with Asian distributors of pharmaceuticals and para-pharmaceuticals.
– Access to Exportlounge online platform, which has already been effectively adopted to connect intercontinental entrepreneurs of the past editions.
– Individual Italian-Vietnamese interpreter during meetings (all buyers will also speak in English).
– Three months of support in follow-up actions on contacts made during the event.

Pharmacy Made in Italy
– Deadline for registration: October 15th, 2021
– Website: icham.org

Following the success of the past edition of “Lifestyle made in Italy” – B2B event dedicated to the furniture and interior design sector – ICHAM has decided to launch a new version of the same event, but focused on the Pharmaceutical and Para-pharmaceutical sector: Pharmacy Made in Italy.

The B2B meetings were held between 15-16 January at MGallery Hotel de l’Opera Hanoi. Despite the initial scepticism of Italian firms, who had never been involved in such an event in Vietnam before, five companies took part in the talks, alongside more than 20 buyers and potential partners from Vietnam, Korea, Singapore and Thailand, supported by their respective Italian Chambers of Commerce. Head of the economic and trade section of the Embassy Mr Antonino Tedesco also took part in the event: after a speech about the current situation of the pharmaceutical market in Vietnam, he encouraged the Italian companies to invest in this expanding market.

Although in this edition the five Italian companies presented different products, the Asian buyers proved coherent with their requests. Specifically, two companies dealt with generic pharmaceutical products, one with ophthalmic products, one with skin cosmetics and one with medical devices. The event involved two intense days of B2B meetings among companies and a networking dinner at Casa Italia, ICHAM’s Hanoi headquarter.

As mentioned above, Pharmacy made in Italy had the purpose of promoting the export of Italian pharmaceutical products to Asia, specifically to Vietnam. This is due to the excellent performance Italy has reached in this sector over the last year. In 2018 a historical record has been achieved by Italian pharmaceutical industry, reaching a production worth 31.2 billion EUR – exceeding the 30 billion EUR of Germany, who has always been the European leader in the sector. Despite the apparently slight gap, it has been a striking outcome, which will for sure push our export (especially to South East Asia), for the combination of investments and exports has made this sector the first one in Italy. From 1991 to 2017 the value of exports shifted from 1,3 billion EUR to 24,8; which means that if medicals were used to be ranked 57th among Italian economic sectors, they are now ranked 4th out of 119 (only transports and mechanics performed better).

These data, and the fact that the Vietnamese Government is currently working towards the development of a universal sanitary plan providing all the residents with basic medical care, has made Pharmacy Made in Italy an incredible opportunity. We foresee a prosperous future for the Italian pharmaceutical industry in Vietnam and hope the next editions of this event will involve a growing number of companies willing to catch this opportunity.

ICHAM is proud of the outcome and wishes that Pharmacy made in Italy could keep backing pharmaceutical importers and exporters.