ECMA Pharma Forum

The Pharma Forum was the first sector-oriented knowledge and information platform created under the wings of ECMA in 2001.

Over the more than 10 years of its lifetime, the Forum has covered a whole range of topics of specific relevance to the Pharma packaging sector: 

  • Good Manufacturing Practice
  • Security and anti-counterfeiting
  • Patient compliance
  • Pharmaceutical industry and healthcare trends
  • Board standardisation
  • Braille standardisation
  • Digital printing, etc. 


The Pharma Forum was instrumental in creating a European Guideline for the application of Braille onto medicine packaging for the visually impaired. In the meantime this Guideline has been adopted as the basis for a CEN standard and progress is being made to also turn this into a global ISO standard.

The ECMA Pharma Forum is chaired by Roel van Eerd (Van Eerd, NL) and supported by Rogier Krabbendam (ECMA).