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ChemSpec Europe 2018: Online Partnering Program Creates Smart Networking Opportunities

28.02.2018 -

ChemSpec Europe 2018: The Fine and Specialty Chemicals exhibition, taking place 20 – 21 June 2018 at Koelnmesse in Cologne, Germany, is known for being a key marketplace for sourcing and trading of fine and specialty chemicals for a wide range of applications and industry sectors and for its conference programs. But it is also the ideal networking space for companies and prospective business partners. Chemspec Europe’s new Online Partnering Program allows participants to match with partners based on shared interests ahead of time and book private meeting spaces on-site.

Chemspec Europe consists of a substantial international exhibition as well as a comprehensive conference program and targeted networking events. This combination provides visitors with the unique opportunity to source products, find business partners and keep up-to-date with the latest findings in R&D. This is especially important in an industry that keeps being characterized by intensified competition, a continuous search for innovation and the demand for sustainable solutions.

To top off the trade show experience, there now is a new online application for matchmaking by interest. For the first time at the 2018 trade fair, visitors will be able to sign up for the Chemspec Partnering Program. This innovative tool allows for connecting with existing and prospective business partners ahead of the event. Additionally, a compatibility function will help visitors find the perfect match and organise a meeting in one of the new, private on-site meeting spaces.

For industry professionals it is vital to stay informed about current insights and discoveries from R&D. Chemspec Europe’s top-class conference program, organized in cooperation with renowned partner organizations, presents research results at first hand and offers the great opportunity to exchange views with fellow professionals.

The conference language is English. The full conference program is also available on

Pharma Panel
The Pharma Panel on Outsourcing Best Practices will be of interest to a wide audience from Pharma, Crop Protection and chemical companies, CROs and CMOs who are engaged in contract research and custom synthesis of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API). The sessions will discuss approaches to developing global outsourcing strategies, identifying outsourcing partners, identifying approaches to mitigate risks, and addressing challenges associated with outsourcing and how to effectively manage partnerships.

The Abou–Gharbia Lecture
The Abou-Gharbia Lecture Theatre will focus on “Drug Discovery, Then and Now: The Road to Personalized Medicine” by Dr. Magid Abou-Gharbia, Moulder Center for Drug Discovery Research, School of Pharmacy, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA. The presentation will cover the themes “Discovery of Small Molecule Therapeutics”, “Companion Diagnostics and Targeted Therapies for Cancer” and “Precision Medicine’s Impact on Pharma and Health Care, Challenges and Future Opportunities.”

In association with AGROW, the Agrochemical Outlook Conference will give a review of the market in 2017 and will look to offer insights into the challenges and opportunities facing the industry in 2018. The conference will cover these subjects from the different perspective of industry experts, manufacturers and key suppliers to the industry. They in turn will give an understanding of how industry requirements in 2018 can be met.

Innovative Start-Ups
In a cooperation with BCNP Consultants, Chemspec Europe 2018 offers a platform to bring young start-ups, their innovations and the topic of chemistry founding on stage and discuss prevailing trends, such as renewable raw materials, new production methods, industrial biotechnology, utilization of secondary side streams and residues or urban mining.

The Chemspec Careers Clinic
Chemical Search International (CSI) specializes in executive search and career development for the global chemicals sector and value-chain, covering polymers, materials, natural resources and biosciences. All consultants are highly experienced professionals from these industries and are leveraged by a worldwide advisory board of industry experts. They also offer bespoke executive coaching and exclusive networking opportunities.

The ever-popular „Careers Clinic” offers executives from the fine and specialty sectors at all levels the chance to discuss their career aspirations with a specialist professional search firm on a discreet and completely free basis. Visitors can sign up for the Careers Clinic via the Chemical Search registration page, indicating if they prefer morning or afternoon on the show days.

RSC Symposium
This two-day international symposium organized by the Specialty Chemicals Sector will be held in conjunction with Chemspec Europe 2018 and the Chemsource 2018 Exhibitions organized by Mack Brooks Exhibitions Group.

The ability to tailor product performance is a major competitive advantage, hence the use of additives to enhance desirable properties has received great attention in recent years. Many industry applications have benefited from the introduction of advanced additives and this symposium will highlight through industrial examples the wide range of chemistry involved.

There will be a program of internationally acclaimed speakers, mostly from industry and from companies making pioneering advances in the science, understanding and development of new additives.

The Regulatory Services Conference
For the eleventh consecutive year, REACHReady is organizing the conference program for the Regulatory Service Zone. The program will cover the range of regulatory challenges facing those in the global chemical supply chain. Join us to hear about the latest developments in REACH, CLP and BPR, as well as in other regulations across the globe.


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