Chemspec Europe 2016: Fine and speciality chemicals industry meets in Basel for major sourcing and networking event

Published: 17-May-2016

A total of 395 exhibitors from 25 countries will offer a wide choice of fine and speciality chemicals for a range of different applications

This year’s 31st International Exhibition for Fine & Speciality Chemicals will open its doors from 1–2 June 2016 at the Basel Messe Exhibition Centre. With a total net floor space of 5,800m2, the exhibition organisers, Mack Brooks Exhibitions, announce an increase at this year’s event of 7% compared with the previous exhibition.

At Chemspec Europe 2016, a total of 395 exhibitors from 25 countries will offer a wide choice of fine and speciality chemicals for a range of different applications. Companies from all regions of the world will exhibit at the event. Largest European exhibitor countries are the UK, Germany, France and Switzerland; major Asian exhibitor countries are China and India, and there is a strong participation of companies from the US.

For purchasers and agents looking for specific ingredients or bespoke solutions, the event is a renowned marketplace to source products, exchange expertise and build international contacts. Reliable networks between manufacturers, suppliers, commodity traders, distributors, agents, purchasers and business partners play a pivotal role for this internationally active industry with its complex supply and distribution channels.

Chemspec Europe presents a product portfolio that covers an extensive variety of fine and speciality chemicals, such as agro & food ingredients, pharmaceuticals, household chemicals, cosmetics, general chemicals, APIs, colours, adhesives, inks and dyes, water treatment, polymers, and many more.

This year, the event will take place in one of Europe’s major hubs for the chemical industry. Centrally located, Basel borders three of Europe’s strongest countries in the chemical sector: Switzerland, Germany and France. The fine and speciality chemicals industry can, therefore, look forward to another valuable industry event offering international business contacts and excellent networking opportunities.

Alongside exhibitors of raw materials, products and services, research & development is an integral part of the show. Visitors to this year’s Chemspec Europe will be able to choose from a varied selection of conferences and workshops, presenting top-class content and the latest findings from ongoing research and development projects.

  • The RSC Symposium, organised by the Royal Society of Chemistry, includes a wide variety of sessions and renowned speakers on the topic 'Survival in the Speciality Chemicals Industry – Sustainability and Process Intensification'.
  • REACHReady will, once again, hold its Regulatory Services Conference.
  • For visitors interested in trends in the agrochemicals sector, The Chemspec Agrochemical Outlook Conference gives valuable insight.
  • The Chemspec Careers Clinic, organised by Chemical Search International, specialises in executive search and career development for the global chemicals sector and value chain.
  • The Pharma Outsourcing Best Practices Panel, chaired by Dr Magid Abou-Gharbia, Moulder Centre for Drug Discovery, will discuss approaches to developing global outsourcing strategies, identifying suitable partners, finding approaches to mitigate risks and addressing current challenges.
  • Technology Transfer and chemical understanding for better manufacturing processes are the topics of Dr Will Watson’s Scientific Update sessions.

Chemspec Europe 2016 will take place in Hall 1.1 at Basel Messe, Switzerland. Access will be through the north entrance ('Foyer Nord'); opening hours of the exhibition are from Wednesday, 1 June 2016 to Thursday, 2 June 2016, from 09.00 – 17.00h.

Registration for the show is now open on the exhibition website Online tickets for Chemspec Europe 2016 can be ordered without charge. On-site, tickets will cost CHF40. Tickets are valid for both exhibition days and include entry to the conferences and workshops.

The show website offers up-to-date information about the event, its exhibitors and their products, the detailed conference programme, as well as useful tools to plan the visit to the show.

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