Operating in a rapidly changing market, the fine and speciality chemicals industry experiences a multitude of challenges. Digitalisation, new trends, such as power foods and bio-based cosmetics, and sustainability are not just buzzwords. In fact, these aspects and the need for cost reduction determine the industry, forcing companies to continuously adapt to markets and customer needs. Therefore, it has become more important than ever to keep up to date with the latest industry trends and product innovations as well as to meet the right business partners.
On a record net floor space of some 6,300 m2, 378 exhibitors (+5% compared to 2018) will present their products, services and equipment, covering the full spectrum of fine and speciality chemicals for various applications and industries, including pharma, agro, polymers, food and feed ingredients, flavours and fragrances, pigments and dyes, paints and coatings, household and cleaning chemicals, bio-based chemicals, biocatalysts, adhesives and sealants, petrochemicals, electronics and many others. Major European exhibitor countries are Germany, France, Great Britain and Switzerland. Non-European exhibitors mainly come from India, China and the USA.
“The growth of the exhibition and the remarkable line-up of exhibitors underlines the show’s unique position as the premier specialised trading and networking event for the fine and speciality chemicals industry in Europe”, says Liljana Goszdziewski, Exhibition Director of Chemspec Europe, on behalf of the organisers, Mack Brooks Exhibitions. “Chemspec Europe is a key event in the fine and speciality chemicals industry to identify synergies and new business opportunities. Visitors will have the chance to meet with manufacturers, suppliers and distributors of fine and speciality chemicals to source bespoke solutions and innovative substances, exchange expertise and build international contacts”, Liljana Goszdziewski continues.
Chemspec Europe is an important trend barometer for the industry. In addition to exhibitors presenting their innovative substances and bespoke solutions, an extensive conference programme will cover the latest industry trends, challenges and opportunities.
With the new NanoTECH Pavilion, Chemspec Europe 2019 highlights companies and organisations from the nanotechnology industry. Nanotechnology is regarded as one of the most important research fields of the 21st century and offers immense potential for future innovations. Findings are useful in various fine, custom and specialty chemicals sectors. The dedicated on-site area offers visitors of Chemspec Europe 2019 an attractive opportunity to explore the latest nanotechnological innovations and discuss bespoke solutions with industry experts. Furthermore, several sessions of this year’s conference programme will focus on nanotechnology:
- Nano-enabling your company – managing regulation for product success by Dr Claire Skentelbery NIA (Regulatory Services Lecture Theatre)
- The use and benefits of nanomaterials in dental applications by Dr Nora Reinhardt, Mathym SAS (Pharma Lecture Theatre)
- Membrane Enhanced Chemical and Biochemical Processes: the Effect of Nanomodification of Membrane Surface on Process Efficiencies by Marzio Monagheddu, VITO Belgium (RSC Lecture Theatre)
- A change is REACHed for nanomaterials by Dr Neil Hunt, Yordas Group (Regulatory Services Lecture Theatre)
Networking has always been an essential part of Chemspec Europe. This year, visitors will have the opportunity to use a new Matchmaking Programme, free of charge. The online service allows visitors who are looking for specific business solutions, products or services to select contacts by keywords and arrange meetings with exhibitors who provide such solutions. Visitors who registered via the Chemspec Europe website will get an invitation to use the networking service.
Extensive Conferences Programme
The accompanying conference programme complements the topical variety of the exhibition. In four lecture theatres, a total of 74 conference sessions provide insights into current challenges and opportunities and encourage discussions and networking with international industry colleagues.
In the Agrochemical Lecture Theatre, which is sponsored by AGROW, the “Agrochemical Outlook Conference” offers lectures on „Challenges and Opportunities in 2019“.
On Wednesday, 26 June 2019, 14:00–17:00, more than 15 startups will present their innovations. The Innovative Startups conference will take place in association with BCNP Consultants and includes short presentations as well as a panel discussion.
In the Pharma Lecture Theatre, several speakers will give lectures on trends, challenges and outlook of the pharmaceutical industry. On Wednesday, 26 June 2019 at 9:30, Dr Magid Abou-Gharbia, Director of the Moulder Center for Drug Discovery Research, will give a presentation on the topic “Challenges Facing the Pharmaceutical Industry in Today’s Environment”. The “Pharma Outsourcing Best Practices Panel“ will take place on both exhibition days with participation of some high-calibre guests.
The two-day RSC Symposium of the Royal Society of Chemistry includes lectures about ”Reducing Environmental Impact”. In the Regulatory Services Lecture Theatre, everything will revolve around “Regulatory and Chemicals Management Issues”.
One day before the show, on Tuesday, 25 June 2019, from 14:00–17:30, EFCG (The European Fine Chemicals Group) will return with the “Crop Protection & Fine Chemicals Forum”. For this conference, advance registration is required via the Chemspec Europe website.
The full conference programme can be found on the exhibition website: www.chemspeceurope.com
Information for visitors
Chemspec Europe 2019 will take place from 26 – 27 June 2019 in hall 1.0 at Messe Basel, Switzerland. Opening hours on both exhibition days are from 9:00–17:00.
The official Show Preview offers a first glimpse of Chemspec Europe 2019. Visitors can create a customised show preview with detailed summaries of exhibitors as well as their products and services. The Show Preview can be found on the Chemspec Europe 2019 website: www.chemspeceurope.com
Ticket registration is available on the exhibition website. Pre-show online tickets for Chemspec Europe 2019 are free of charge. On-site, a ticket will cost 60 CHF. The tickets are valid for both exhibition days and include free access to the conferences on-site.