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Chemspec Europe

(24 May 2023 - 25 May 2023 )
Location: Switzerland , Basel
Organizer: Quartz Events

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Chemspec Europe 2023 will take place between 24.05.2023 and 25.05.2023. It will be held in Messe Frankfurt in Frankfurt am Main. Due to the country removing its national restrictions in April 2022, the venue will not feature a strict Covid-19 prevention plan. Participants should note that, at present, they will not be required to show 3G entry documents upon arrival in Germany.

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Founded in 1986, Chemspec is the leading trade show for several chemical sectors. These include the fine, specialist, and custom chemicals industries. It is an annual event that takes place in different cities, such as Frankfurt, Cologne, and Basel. Likewise, the event alternates between Messe Frankfurt, Messe Cologne, and Messe Basel. The event serves as the central meeting event for the chemical industries.

Business profile of the event

Chemspec is a fair that focuses on the fine, custom, and speciality chemical sectors. It is the gathering place for professionals such as suppliers, manufacturers, and chemists. The fair also gathers professionals working in the:
  • Adhesives & sealants
  • Paints & coatings
  • Colourants & dyestuffs
  • Flavours & fragrances
  • Cosmetics, toiletries, & personal care
  • Electronic chemicals
  • Household & industrial cleaning detergents
  • Leather & textile chemicals
  • Plastics additives
  • Food & feed ingredients
  • Surfactants
  • Oilfield/mining chemicals
  • Pulp & paper chemicals
  • Logistics
  • Distribution services
  • Water treatment chemicals
  • Polymers
  • Petrochemicals
  • Biocides
  • Catalysts
  • Chemical intermediates
  • HPAPIs
  • Bio-based chemicals
  • Biocatalysts
  • Explosive chemicals
  • Waxes
  • Rheology modifiers
  • Peptides & proteins
  • Industrial chemicals
  • General chemicals
  • Green chemicals
  • Contract research services
  • Custom synthesis
  • Outsourcing services
  • General consultancy
  • Plant equipment
  • Production equipment
  • Processing equipment
  • Testing equipment
  • Flow chemistry solutions
  • Agriculture
  • Biotechnology
  • Contract & toll manufacturing
  • Electronics
  • R&D
  • Textile Technology/chemical fibres
  • Supply chain services
  • REACH regulatory services/products
  • Reprographic chemicals/ink chemicals
Chemspec is the meeting location for companies such as AlzChem Trostberg GmbH.

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Chemspec is a leading event for the completion of many important goals. These include networking with potential clients, suppliers, and industry experts. Additionally, attendees can gain recognition and showcase their novel products. The fair furthermore allows professionals to expand their specialist knowledge. Chemspec also provides an opportunity for professionals to conduct business onsite.
Chemspec Europe has a comprehensive support programme that helps attendees complete such goals. Among the main events of the fair is the showcasing of innovative products and solutions. This includes production/processing/testing equipment, chemicals, ingredients, and supply chain services. This allows professionals to examine products related to pharmaceutical, agrochemical, and other industries. Offered showcased items feature food ingredients, fragrances, pigments, dyes, cleaning chemicals and others. The exhibition receives many professionals, including buyers, traders, agents, suppliers, and manufacturers.
Chemspec also includes a variety of conferences, panel discussions, and networking sub-events. It features 4 lecture theatres. These are the Agrochemical, RSC, Pharma, and Regulatory Services. Each has a comprehensive programme that provides information on ongoing R&D projects. The scientific programmes include expert discussions and various networking opportunities.
The Agrochemical Lecture Theatre contains, for instance, presentations from industry experts. These are often part of the Agrochemical Outlook Conference. At the conference, lecturers discuss agrochemical challenges and opportunities. The RSC Theatre frequently contains the Chemspec Careers Clinic. It is a conference that promotes search and career development in the sectors. It is also a forum providing insights into materials, polymers, and biosciences. The Theatre also includes the Innovative Start-ups. This is an event that presents opportunities to innovative start-ups. The event allows start-ups to present their ideas and business models. The sub-event contains a series of brief presentations and a panel discussion. Experts give insights into pharmaceutical trends at the pharma lecture theatre. The Regulatory Services Lecture Theatre focuses on chemical industry regulatory challenges.
Chemspec can help manufacturers, suppliers, service providers, chemists, corporate managers, and agents. Professionals operating processing or testing equipment should also consider attending. So should specialists who work in the food & beverage, textile, and electronic industries. Start-ups can look forward to the exhibition and the Innovation Start-ups event.

Your Hotel Room in Frankfurt, Cologne, and Basel

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, Cologne, or Basel, 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, Cologne, or Basel 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.


Chemspec is an annual fair that takes place in Frankfurt, Cologne, or Basel for 2 days. Mack Brooks Exhibitions Ltd organises the event at a different venue every year. These include Messe Frankfurt, Basel, and Cologne. The visiting hours for the event are between 9 am and 5 pm.
Each event city is a large metropolis city with a convenient public transport system. Frankfurt, for instance, has public transport links connecting the venue to the airport. This allows reaching the venues without spending hours commuting or navigating the city. For example, you can access Messe Cologne by train, metro, bus, or taxi. By opting for such alternatives, you can reach the venue in 21 minutes from the airport, for example.
Each of the event cities has a diverse range of accommodation and dining options. Frankfurt, for instance, offers hotels, hostels, guest houses, and apartments in the Altstadt. Eateries include restaurants, bars, clubs, and diners in areas such as Hohenberg. When staying in the cities, consider staying in districts such as the Kleinbasel. This allows you to have access to both the city centre and many accommodation options.

Audience and Statistics

Chemspec is a high-profile event that receives over 4,000 attendees. Its 2019 edition, for instance, attracted 4,295 trade visitors and 379 exhibitors. Many countries attend including Germany, Switzerland, France, India, Italy, China, and Spain. Japan, Belgium, and the USA are also among the represented countries. Attendees from different branches of the chemical industry. Among them are the pharmaceutical, fine chemical and custom chemical ones.

Past Editions


Chemspec Europe 2022 marked the successful restart of the trade fair. The event which took place as a live event between 31.05.2022 and 01.06.2022 featured 5,122 industry experts from 57 countries, including 3,162 trade visitors. It also included 287 exhibitors from 26 nations. The countries with the highest exhibitor numbers were Germany, France, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Belgium, India, the USA, and China. The nations with the highest visitor numbers were Germany, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, India, and the USA. The net exhibition space at Messe Frankfurt was 5,300 m2. Highlighted topics included sustainable innovations, circular economy, regulatory compliances, green chemistry, the flourishing startup sector and digitalisation.


Chemspec Europe's 2020 edition took place in digital format due to the pandemic. It received many attendants totalling 1591 visitors and exhibitors. Fifty-seven countries attended the addition to conduct business, watch webinar content and network. The edition was quite successful with all attending, considering the event productive. The digital platform allowed professionals to explore bespoke solutions.




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