(22 August 2022 - 26 August 2022 )
Venue: Messe Frankfurt
Location: Germany , Frankfurt am Main
Organizer: Dechema

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Covid-19 Update

ACHEMA 2022 has been postponed. The difficult decision has been made by organisers due to increasing infection rates caused by the new coronavirus strain. The event will take place between 22.08.2022 and 26.08.2022. The international trade fair will occur at Messe Frankfurt as a live event. The face-to-face exhibition will feature strict COVID-19 protective measures. These will include:

  • All attendees must provide a valid ticket, ID card/passport and one of the following:
    1. Proof of complete vaccination
    2. Proof of recovery between 28 days and less than six months old 
    3. A negative COVID-19 test result that is no older than 24 hours.
  • All attendants should maintain a distance of 1.5 m from other visitors. They must also always wear a medical, KN95 or FFP2 mask in indoor areas. Should attendees sneeze or cough, they should do so in the crook of their arms. 
  • Attendants should avoid physical forms of networking, such as shaking hands. They should also wash their hands as often as necessary. Disinfection dispensers will be available throughout the exhibition grounds. This includes near the entrances, the catering outlets and the public restrooms. 

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ACHEMA is the meeting hub for the chemical, pharmaceutical, and food production industries. It is where professionals learn about the latest challenges, innovations, and trends. It also serves as one of the largest buying platforms in Europe for the 3 industries. The fair additionally enables professionals for the industries to network and form new connections with partners, buyers and others.  It takes place once every 3 years. ACHEMA is hosted at Messe Frankfurt in Germany in early June. 

Business profile of the event

ACHEMA attracts a diverse audience from the chemical, pharmaceutical, and food production industries. These include engineers, lab assistants, commercial staff, foremen, and technicians. Additionally, physicists and chemists, trainees, students, and academics also attend the trade show. So do entrepreneurs and innovators. Material developers, technology/automation providers and lab equipment/processing components producers also attend. Furthermore, attendants include R&D specialists and members of the optics sector. Attending companies at ACHEMA feature leading enterprises such as Allegheny Bradford Corporation.

What is new for ACHEMA 2022?

ACHEMA 2022 will take place as a hybrid event. It will consist of a digital platform and a face-to-face exhibition. The face-to-face aspect will occur at Messe Frankfurt. It will feature a new hall layout, including a new zone. Hall 12 will accommodate the “Mechanical Processes” and the novel “Digital Hub”. Hall 6 will accommodate the “Research and Innovation” exhibition group. The Green Innovation Zone and the Start-Up Area will also be part of the Hall. 

The Digital Hub will gather digital enthusiasts, experts, executives and professionals. The Hub will feature representatives who will answer questions. This includes cybersecurity concerns and others. Additionally, the Digital Hub will feature on-stage networking events. Among them are the AccessPoints. They will provide opportunities to learn about four subject areas. These are Engineering & Operations, Data Integration & Management, Logistics & Supply Chain Management, and Cybersecurity. Each subject area will feature leading experts hosting informative lectures. The topics will include digital platforms, cloud & infrastructure, software, consulting and tech tools. The platform will also serve as an exhibition zone for digital ecosystem companies.

The Green Innovation Zone will highlight process industry challenges related to climate-neutral production. It will also be the meeting location for stakeholders, experts, and opinion leaders. Five focus areas will be present. These are sustainable chemistry, raw materials, bio-based economy, energy, and water. The zone will feature a location for start-ups, institutions, political and regulatory protagonists. This will allow such attendants to gather for interdisciplinary discourses. The novel Start-Up Area will be for technology pioneers, decision-makers, and universities. It will also accommodate the Research & Innovation exhibition group. It will also feature the Investor’s Lounge for meeting with potential investors. 

The focal topics will be "Digital Lab", "Product and Process Security", "Modular and Connected Production". Digital Lab will focus on the two types of digital labs, including the modular setup. Product and Process Security will focus on cybersecurity, IT, and others. Modular and Connected Production will focus on creating fully connected value chains. 

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ACHEMA can help professionals in completing three important goals. These include receiving inspiration by learning about new ideas, novelties, or trends. Also, it allows them to expand their specialist knowledge. The fair also allows them to receive a full overview of the industry. ACHEMA additionally enables professionals to gain recognition and drive sales. This is due to the event allowing them to conduct business on-site and take part in events as presenters. The fair furthermore promotes networking with current and future partners, including opinion leaders. 

ACHEMA is a trade fair with an extensive support programme. This includes a comprehensive exhibition where leading companies and start-ups exhibit their wares. The product portfolio of the exhibition features categories from the whole supply chain. These include pumps, compressors, material testing, laboratory and analysis technology. It also included security systems, alternative feedstock and others. Often, safety and sustainability are among the main areas of focus at the exhibition. The sub-event allows professionals to examine live various products and conduct business onsite. It also enables them to gain recognition and network with other specialists. 

Another main sub-event with ACHEMA’s support programme is the ACHEMA Congress. It is the location for meeting C-level executives, leading experts and scientists. This includes researchers, developers, and users. The Congress allows professionals to discuss new developments and solutions for current challenges. It is also where such specialists can learn about visionary technology cases. The Congress feature different types of lectures led by experts, entrepreneurs, and researchers. These include discussion roundtables, tandem talks and others.

The Congress focuses on several exhibition groups. Among them are engineering, mechanical processes, thermal processes, and industrial/labour safety. Focus groups also feature instrumentation, laboratory, analytical, pharmaceutical, packaging, and storage techniques. Many lectures also address literature, information, learning and teaching aids. Pumps, compressors, valves, fittings, research, and innovation are also focus groups. So is the rather recent Digital Hub. These groups contain different topics, which change for each edition. These can vary from fossil-free production to laboratory and analytics. Examples include power-to-x processes, hydrogen, bioprocessing and others. The discussions can present for conversation one or more aspects of the topics. This can include what innovations are needed and what is workable from a technical POV. The sub-event can be quite valuable for research, development, or operations professionals. 

The PRAXISforums is another main sub-event. They provide more insights into the topics covered by the exhibition groups. They consist of short presentations. The presentations discuss production challenges, best practices and ready to use technologies. ACHEMA Start-up Award is among the leading sub-events in the support programme. It allows start-ups to gain recognition for their innovations. The Award laud solutions which are business-sound and highly innovative. The ACHEMA Media Award is like the Start-up Award. It lauds media content authors who make science and technology public-accessible. The focus is on chemistry, process engineering, environmental technology and biotechnology topics. 

ACHEMA can be beneficial for engineers, lab assistants, commercial staff, foremen, and technicians. Additionally, physicists and chemists, trainees, students, and academics should consider attending. Material developers, technology/automation providers and components producers should not overlook visiting. Furthermore, R&D specialists and members of the optics sector should opt to attend as well.

Your Hotel Room in Frankfurt

Invest in your business trip with hotel accommodation selected for your specific need. Travel 2 Fairs Ltd works with you to send you hotels in Frankfurt with an ideal location and price tag. This allows you to select the hotel offers that work best for you. Such as placing you near Messe Frankfurt for a quicker commute. We have long worked with large groups, so you can query for parties of twenty people and more. The entire registration process takes up to a day, and you leave all details to us. Also, Travel 2 Fairs ltd assists with logistics as well. You can request a rent-a-car or an airport transfer in both directions, whether it is private or shared.


ACHEMA is a triennial trade show that takes place for 5 days. DECHEMA Ausstellungs-GmbH organises the event at Messe Frankfurt. Visiting hours tend to be between 9 am and 6 pm. Messe Frankfurt is an easy-to-reach venue. This includes transport hubs such as the Frankfurt Airport and the Central Station. For instance, you can arrive at Messe Frankfurt from the central station by taxi or train. By taxi, you will arrive at the show grounds in about 10 minutes. Via train, you will reach the venue from the station in 17 minutes. When travelling from the airport, you can opt to order a taxi or using public transport. A taxi will permit you to arrive at the exhibition centre in about 20 minutes. The same distance will take 50 minutes should you opt to use public transport. 

Frankfurt is one of the leading and metropolitan communities in Germany. It has extensive railway and highway connections that connect it to other cities. This permits you to arrive at Messe Frankfurt from neighbouring areas with ease. For instance, there is a rail route between Offenburg and Frankfurt. It permits you to arrive at the location in 2 hours. Frankfurt offers many accommodations and dining options. Among them are hotels, apartments, hostels and guest houses. Eating alternatives feature cafés, clubs, restaurants, bars, and others. While considering where to stay, opt for areas such as the Altstadt.

Audience and Statistics

Because of its importance, ACHEMA receives a high number of participants. For instance, its editions often receive around 150,000 attendees. Its 2018 edition, for instance, received 145000 trade visitors and around 3700 exhibitors. Many nations attend ACHEMA including countries such as: 

  • USA
  • Taiwan
  • Bahrain
  • Australia
  • India
  • South Korea
  • Mexico
  • Norway
  • Malta
  • Austria
  • UK
  • Canada
  • Israel
  • China
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Czech Republic
  • Portugal
  • Thailand
  • Latvia
  • Bulgaria
  • Romania
  • Poland
  • Belgium
  • Turkey
  • Finland
  • Serbia
  • Slovenia
  • Germany
  • France
  • New Zealand
  • Greece
  • Japan
  • Belarus
  • Switzerland
  • Russia
  • Malaysia
  • Sweden
  • Denmark
  • Netherlands
  • Cyprus
  • Peru
  • Hungary
  • Croatia
  • Vietnam

The chemical, pharmaceutical, and food processing industries attend the fair. 

Past Editions

2021 Edition

ACHEMA 2021 took place in digital format. This was necessary due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The edition took place between 1.06.2021 and 30.06.2021. It received a total of 960 exhibitors from 38 countries. 15,000 attendees attended the digital edition. Following the successful conclusion of the format, organisers announced a hybrid edition for 2022. The event will take place between 4.04.2022 and 9.04.2022.






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