A first-class conference line-up announced ahead of Chemspec Europe 2023

Published: 25-Apr-2023

Now in its 36th event edition, Chemspec Europe 2023, the International Exhibition for Fine and Speciality Chemicals, will take place next month from 24 - 25 May in Hall 1 at Messe Basel exhibition centre in Switzerland

The event is the meeting point for buyers, traders, and agents searching for bespoke, new approaches and innovative substances, connecting industry experts worldwide via plenty of networking opportunities. In addition to the exhibition, Chemspec Europe encompasses a high-quality conference programme providing valuable insights into the latest industry knowledge, ongoing R&D projects and innovations.

Conference Programme highlights

Through collaboration with partners and industry associations, RX, the organiser of the event, announced the line-up of sessions on the agenda, covering a broad range of conference streams, including the Agrochemical Lecture Theatre, the Pharma Lecture Theatre, the Royal Society of Chemistry Symposium, the Regulatory Services Lecture Theatre and the Innovative Startups Presentations.

On the first day of the show, Dr. Silvan Berg from LexisNexis - Intellectual Property Solutions will take the stage at the Pharma Lecture Theatre to present “Sustainability & Innovation: The Crucial Role of the IP Department”, followed by Dr. Robert Waltermire, Ph.D., SVP & Chief Pharmaceutical Development Officer at Madrigal Pharmaceuticals, who will be moderating the “Pharma Outsourcing Best Practices Panel”, with a second panel repeated on day two. At the Royal Society of Chemistry Symposium, Dominik Sperzel from Heraeus Precious Metals will host “Black Powder for Green Chemicals: Precious Metal Catalysts for the Conversion of Sustainable Feedstocks”, whilst İlkay Çetin from Greenovation Consulting will hold the session “Implementation of “KKDIK” in Turkey”. Garry Mabon from AgbioInvestor will introduce “Future Prospects of the Biostimulant and Biocontrol Markets” at the Agrochemical Lecture Theatre.

To view the full conference programme and to keep up with regular updates, including information on speakers, dates and times, please visit chemspeceurope.com/engb/conferences.html

Chemspec Europe 2023 exhibition key facts

Covering a net exhibition space of 6,500 m2, some 330 exhibitors from 23 countries will feature the full spectrum of fine and speciality chemicals for various applications and industries, including pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, polymers, food and feed ingredients, flavours and fragrances, pigments and dyes, paints and coatings, household and cleaning chemicals, adhesives and sealants, leather and textile chemicals, electronics and many more.

Chemspec Europe's exhibitors represent an excellent cross-section of the fine and speciality chemicals industry, with international organisations coming mainly from Germany, India, the USA, France, the United Kingdom, Switzerland and Belgium. The exhibitor list includes Albemarle, CABB AG, Dottikon Exclusive Synthesis AG, ESIM Chemicals, ICL Europe Coöperatief U.A., IVICT Europe GmbH / Mitsubishi Corporation, Robinson Brothers Ltd, Saltigo GmbH, SOCMA, SOLVAY, WeylChem and many others.

Commenting on the show build-up, Christiane Beck, Chemspec Europe Event Manager, states: "The chemicals industry operates in a rapidly changing market. In particular, the EU Green Deal presents the chemical industry in Europe with major challenges and huge investments necessary to realise a climate transition to sustainable chemicals whilst adapting to changing legislative measures and a circular economy by 2050. In this scenario, Chemspec Europe reconfirms its place as a stepping stone in the market to allow the exchange of knowledge within the international fine and speciality chemicals community and support the sector in finding the right suppliers to keep up-to-date with this fast-evolving industry”.

Enhanced networking via the Matchmaking Programme

Upon registration, all participants will be invited to access a free-of-charge Matchmaking Programme designed to directly connect visitors and exhibitors with complementary buyer and seller interests. The platform will allow visitors to search and find the right suppliers who provide the products, services or equipment they are interested in. In addition, a built-in compatibility function will display product recommendations based on visitors’ preferences and allow them to connect directly with exhibitors for enquiries or to arrange private meetings ahead of the event, making the matchmaking programme a powerful planning tool to enhance business networking.

Key visitor information

Tickets to Chemspec Europe 2023 are now available and can be ordered online free of charge up to 2 weeks before the show. From 10th May, ticket prices will increase to CHF 50, with a further rise to CHF 70 for tickets purchased on-site during the two days of the show. Entry tickets are valid on both exhibition days and include free access to all conference sessions. Opening times are from 9am to 5pm on both show days.

For visitor registration and more general information on the show, please visit chemspeceurope.com/

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