Chemistry & Life Sciences

Chemspec Europe Returns to Cologne

Europe’s No 1 Trade Fair for the Fine and Speciality Chemicals Industry

20.02.2020 -

Chemspec Europe, the International Exhibition for Fine and Specialty Chemicals, returns to Cologne for its 35th edition. From November 11 – 12, 2020, manufacturers, suppliers and distributors of fine and specialty chemicals present their latest products, services and research findings to a dedicated audience of industry experts in hall 8 of the Koelnmesse. The event, originally scheduled for May 27– 28, had to be postponed due to the coronavirus epidemic.

The 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 specialized trading and networking event for the fine and specialty 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, CABB, Chevron Phillips, Evonik, Johnson Matthey, Kemira, Lonza, Solvay, Sumitomo Chemical, Tosoh Europe, Vertellus, WeylChem and many more.

“Sustainability, new trends such as power foods and bio-based cosmetics, and digitalization 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 organizers, Mack Brooks Exhibitions. “With a highly specialized 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 specialty chemicals for various applications and industries, including pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, polymers, green chemicals, food and feed ingredients, flavors 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.

Chemspec Europe works with a number of partner organizations 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 Susan Billings
  • The Regulatory Services Conference, organized by REACHReady         
  • The RSC Symposium, organized by the Royal Society of Chemistry
  • The Chemspec Careers Clinic, organized by Chemical Search International
  • Innovative Start-ups, organized by Holger Bengs of the European Chemistry Partnering conference