Please join us at the upcoming International Pharmaceutical Industry Congress (IPIC), which is regarded as one of the most significant events in the pharmaceutical manufacturing, processing and packaging industries. IPIC is taking place at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, from March 31- April 2, 2003.

More than 900 exhibitors are scheduled to showcase their latest and most innovative solutions, and attendance is expected to exceed last year's 16,000 industry professionals.

Organized by Reed Exhibitions, IPIC is working with three new educational providers: ISPE, the Society for Life Science Professionals, Institute for International Research (IIR) and Reed Business Information Scientific Group. Also, for the first time, IPIC will include the Drug Science & Technology Summit.

IPIC will feature the following events:
****** INTERPHEX
****** - This is the one must-attend event for executives, managers, engineers and technicians leading the field of drug manufacturing. At the conference, *** ******* discover the latest technologies for making drug processing more efficient-and more profitable. Programmed by ISPE for the first time, you'll find the* most advanced thinking in automation, facilities, manufacturing, packaging, validation and more

****** Pharmaceutical Contract Services & Outsourcing Expo and Conference
****** - This is the ONLY pharmaceutical industry event that covers the full range of outsourcing services from research and development to laboratory, ****** manufacturing and packaging. This year's conference is programmed by ISPE.

Drug Science &Technology Summit

- This exhibition is the new marketplace for technologies that help identify the most promising targets, optimize product pipelines, and transform R&D into ROI. The conference at Drug Science & Technology Summit is programmed by Reed Business Information Scientific Group, publisher of Drug Discovery & Development and a leading authority on contemporary pharmaceutical research. Expect in-depth technical tracks on Drug Design, Assay Development, HTS Platforms, In-Silico Testing and more.

Pharma-IT Expo & Summit

- This is the industry's leading event for the advanced information technologies that are accelerating product development, cutting supply chain inefficiencies and unlocking the hidden value within organizations. The conference -- produced by IIR, and packed with outstanding industry keynotes, plenary sessions, panel discussions and case-based presentations -- provides in-depth sessions designed for executives and other decision-makers in pharmaceutical IT, R&D, manufacturing, product development, sales & marketing, and corporate management.

For more information contact:

Lisa Tully
Waggener Edstrom on behalf of Reed Exhibitions
203-353-7035
reedexhibitions@wagged.com