Europe’s no 1 trade fair for the fine and speciality chemicals industry returns to Cologne with a strong line-up

Posted: 27 February 2020 | | No comments yet

Chemspec Europe, the International Exhibition for Fine and Speciality Chemicals, returns to Cologne for its 35th edition. From 27 – 28 May 2020, renowned manufacturers, suppliers and distributors of fine and speciality chemicals present their latest products, services and research findings to a dedicated audience of industry experts.

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The huge success of the previous event in Basel, Switzerland, not only illustrates the high demand for bespoke chemicals and innovative products. With a total of 379 exhibitors and 4,295 trade visitors from 65 countries, it also underlines the show’s unique position as the primary specialised trading and networking event for the fine and speciality chemicals industry in Europe.

Looking at the current booking status, Chemspec Europe 2020 is set to continue its success story: three months before the start of the event, more exhibition space than ever has been sold and booked. Amongst the exhibiting companies are Albemarle, Arkema France, CABB AG, Chevron Phillips Chemicals International N.V., Evonik, Johnson Matthey, Kemira Oyj, Lonza Ltd, Solvay, Sumitomo Chemical Europe SA/NV, Tosoh Europe B.V, Vertellus, WeylChem International GmbH and many more.

“Sustainability, new trends such as power foods and bio-based cosmetics and digitalisation are not just buzzwords. In fact, these aspects and the ongoing demand for innovations determine the industry. The choice of the right suppliers and the exchange of knowledge within international industry networks is more important than ever,” says Liljana Goszdziewski, Exhibition Director of Chemspec Europe, on behalf of the organisers, Mack Brooks Exhibitions. “With a highly specialised exhibition profile, Chemspec Europe is a key event for buyers, traders and agents in search of bespoke solutions and innovative substances. Furthermore, the exhibition is a powerful gateway to global business and industry knowledge and makes the event so appealing to both exhibitors and visitors.”

Chemspec Europe 2020 features the full spectrum of fine and speciality chemicals for various applications and industries, including pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, polymers, green chemicals, food and feed ingredients, flavours and fragrances, bio-based chemicals, pigments and dyes, paints and coatings, household and cleaning chemicals, adhesives and sealants, petrochemicals, electronic chemicals and many others. Visitors of the event have the opportunity to explore bespoke solutions, new approaches and innovative substances as well as to discuss the latest market trends, technical innovations, business opportunities and regulatory issues.

Extensive 2-day conference programme alongside the exhibition

Chemspec Europe works with a number of partner organisations to host various conferences on a wide range of subjects – from regulatory and pharma outsourcing to current market trends and developments. All conferences are free to attend, offering first-class content and excellent networking opportunities.

  • The Chemspec Agrochemical Outlook Conference, sponsored by AGROW
  • The Pharma Outsourcing Best Practices Panel, chaired by Dr Susan Billings
  • The Regulatory Services Conference, organised by REACHReady
  • The RSC Symposium, organised by the Royal Society of Chemistry
  • The Chemspec Careers Clinic, organised by Chemical Search International
  • Innovative Startups, organised by the European Chemistry Partnering.

The full conference programme and further updates will be published here

Information for visitors

Chemspec Europe 2020 will take place in hall 8 of the Koelnmesse in Cologne, Germany. Dates and opening hours of the exhibition are 27 – 28 May 2020, from 9.00 – 17.00h. From late February, visitor registration will be available on the exhibition website. Visitors who register online by 12 May 2020 will benefit from free admission. After this date, registration will be chargeable.

Visitors can now order the new visitor brochure on the website and subscribe to a regularly published Chemspec Europe newsletter.