SAPHEX, Africa’s largest 100% dedicated pharmaceutical exhibition and conference, have announced a strategic partnership with Carapinha & Company, a Specialist Market Access Firm devoted to strengthening emerging pharmaceutical markets.

The partnership will allow SAPHEX and Carapinha & Company to collaborate on various aspects of the event, incorporating C&C’s market access expertise into the pharmaceutical conference stream at SAPHEX 2017.

“We are pleased to be a strategic partner with Carapinha & Company and look forward to collaborating with them on our SAPHEX 2017 event,” said Scott Colman, CEO, SAPHEX. “We share the same vision of helping to further the pharmaceutical industry in Africa, propelled by facilitating the sharing of knowledge and best practice methods.”

The value of Africa’s pharmaceutical industry jumped to $20.8 billion in 2013 from just $4.7 billion a decade earlier. The African pharma market is predicted to be worth around $40 billion to $65 billion by 2020, so it is perhaps time for companies and individuals to stake their place in this exciting frontier market.

“Africa is an attractive pharmaceutical market, however achieving growth targets and improving access to medicines requires collaborative intuition,” said Dr João L. Carapinha, CEO, Carapinha & Company. “We’re excited to be teaming-up with SAPHEX to deliver a world-class conference programme and generating market insights.”

About Carapinha & Company

Carapinha & Company (C&C) is The Specialist Market Access Firm devoted to strengthening emerging pharmaceutical markets. Their global experts support clients with: Results-driven market access solutions, Innovative access strategies, Outcomes Research, and Enhancing pharmaceutical sector governance.

Carapinha & Company specialise in developing market access solutions for pharma and biotech clients in emerging markets. C&C’s clients appreciate their analytical, results-driven, and passionate approach to problem solving in market access. For more information, visit


SAPHEX is the only dedicated exhibition and conference focused solely on supporting and developing the pharmaceutical industry across the continent of Africa. The aim is to bring all parts of the sector together so that new partnerships can be created, new ideas can be forged, best practice experience can be shared, and business can ultimately be done. All under one roof, and across two very exciting days, at the Sandton Convention Centre in 28 – 29 November 2017.

SAPHEX will offer a broad range of conference topics and sessions, as well as a large commercial exhibition, that should inform, engage and ultimately aid people who want to work in the African pharmaceutical industry. For more information, visit

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