Pharma industry visit to Italy

Do you want to strengthen your position as a supplier to the large Italian pharma industry?


20.06.2022 - 22.06.2022




DKK 9.900 per company incl. max. 2 participants/company, ground transport in Italy and one dinner event.

The price is excl. of VAT, flights, board and lodging and based on a minimum of 7 participating companies.

Deadline for registration: 3 June 2022 (subject to available places - places will be assigned on a first-come-first served basis).

Farver Thomas Tilrettet Til Web 2019
Head of Health Tech Thomas Andersen +45 2447 8502
Farver Lise Marie Tilrettet Til Web 2019
Project Consultant & Member Relations Lise-Marie Robichon Hornsved +45 6020 8568
Danish Export - Health Tech take pleasure in inviting you to join our pharma industry visit to Italy.

Join this 3-day program and strengthen your chances of becoming a supplier and expanding your sales to key customers in the Italian pharma industry.

Be part of a small group of Danish suppliers of know-how, technologies, components, and solutions for pharmaceutical processing who will visit leading pharma manufacturers, key industry organisations and other relevant stake holders and decision makers in Italy.

Participating in the program is your opportunity to:

  • Meet and build relations with top pharma companies in Italy such as Lilly in Firenze, Kedrion in Lucca, Chiesi in Parma, and other important players in the industry
  • Promote your capabilities to relevant R & D contacts, production engineers and sourcing & procurement departments
  • Gain an understanding of development trends in the pharma industry in the region

In parallel, this program offers you excellent opportunity to find inspiration by sharing knowledge and experience with the other Danish participating companies.


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    Unique opportunities

    As a participant you will:

    • Gain access to relevant departments and personnel within leading pharma companies in Italy.
    • Learn about new pharma engineering projects and expansion of existing ones
    • Gain an understanding of the decision-making process for specification, supplier-selection and purchasing
    • Get the opportunity to pitch your competences to the relevant decision-makers
    • Find inspiration to fine-tune your export strategy by sharing knowledge and go-to-market strategies with the other participants


  • Monday 20 June

    • Afternoon: arrival in Firenze and briefing
    • Evening: networking dinner
  • Tuesday 21 June

    • Site visit and meetings with Kedrion in Lucca and Eli illy in Firenze
    • Evening: networking dinner
  • Wednesday 22 June

    • Site visit and meetings with Chiesi in Parma and GSK in Parma (or Molteni in Firenze)
    • Evening: end of program


Who should participate?

Danish suppliers of production and process equipment, components, technology, and services to the pharma industry who wish to establish or expand business in Italy.

Companies who want to showcase and introduce their specific capabilities and solutions within areas such as:

Anti-counterfeiting, automation, cleaning and sterilization, commissioning and qualification, contract manufacturing, controls and robotics, labeling, logistics, materials and components, operations/manufacturing, packaging, processing, quality control/quality assurance, supply chain services, tamper-proof packaging, track and trace, validation and more.

You are welcome to take part in the market visit with a local partner, or let your local partner represent you.

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The market

Italy has an estimated 300 pharma, 700 bio-tech and 4.000 med-tech companies of which a high percentage focus on manufacturing and R&D.

The country has a particular strength in regional, mid-sized pharma companies such as Chiesi Farmaceutici Spa and Menarini Group, which have a strong European focus but have also expanded internationally.

Italy's pharma production reached 34 Billion € in 2019. Italy and Germany are taking turns as Europe’s biggest pharma manufacturer and Italy is leading on contract manufacturing, export growth and other indicators of a highly dynamic and competitive national ecosystem.

The life science industries are strategic to the Italian economy both in terms of GDP and jobs and this will most likely be reflected in the investment priorities currently being defined in Italy and EU.

The industry in numbers:




Medical devices

Number of Companies




Value of Production (bln €)




Investment in R&S (bln €)




Number of Employees




Source: processed by The European House–Ambrosetti based on Farmindustria, Assobiotec and Confindustria Dispositivi Medici 2019 data

Numerous life science manufacturers are already planning to invest heavily in expansion of existing production lines as well as brand new manufacturing facilities in Italy.


Project supported by the Trade Council

To know more contact:

  • Farver Thomas Tilrettet Til Web 2019

    Thomas Andersen

    Head of Health Tech +45 2447 8502
  • Thomas Andersen

    Head of Health Tech

    Thomas har et stort kendskab til life science-industrien samt sundheds- og velfærdssektoren, og vil du have sparring på, hvordan du kan øge din eksport i disse sektorer, er det ham, du skal tage fat i. Han er primus motor i vores Health Tech-netværk, og med mere end 20 års eksporterfaring har han blandt andet stort kendskab til markedsetablering.

    Thomas har arbejdet i både private virksomheder og den offentlige sektor. Han har også været selvstændig i tre år, og derfor har han hands-on viden om de udfordringer, mindre virksomheder står med, når de skal øge deres eksport.

    Vil du have sparring på markeder, kan Thomas hjælpe dig med viden om de fleste europæiske lande samt Australien, Kenya og Thailand, hvor han har været udstationeret.

    Farver Thomas Tilrettet Til Web 2019