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ILMAC 2024

(18 September 2024 - 19 September 2024 )
Location: Switzerland, Basel
Organizer: MCH Foire Suisse (Holding) SA

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ILMAC is a prime example that not even a pandemic can keep the event industry down. The 2023 edition proved to be a success and a much-needed opportunity for experts and companies to build foundations for a post-pandemic future. ILMAC 2024 is happening! The official dates have been set for September 18th – September 19th in Messe Basel. 

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ILMAC delivers cutting-edge advancements in multiple fields related to chemicals and life sciences. The international exhibition is based in Basel, Switzerland and operates out of Messe Basel. Editions are spaced out every two years and editions are traditionally held in late September. The chemicals industry has a wide application across every major sector. As a result, ILMAC has a wide appeal and has earned itself a reputation as the go-to multi-sector event in Europe. Some areas and topics ILMAC touches upon include pharmaceuticals, chemicals, biotechnology, food, drinks, and cosmetics. The exhibition showcases all relevant research and innovations across the entire processing chain. As a meeting place, ILMAC guarantees top connections with qualified leads and you certainly can’t discredit their support programme. 

Business Potential 

Now let’s discuss exactly how ILMAC is a valuable platform for visitors and exhibitors alike. The exhibition covers every important technology and equipment category. The product portfolio has environmental technology, sanitation, sterilization equipment, laboratory equipment, control technology, analytical equipment and automation. Brands you can expect to find at ILMAC include Agilent Technologies, Mettler-Toledo, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Büchi Labortechnik AG, Merck and Weiss Technik AG. The nature of the exhibition positions it as the best place to launch new products and generate buzz. Attendance gives your brand credibility and there’s the added bonus that you won’t find the same caliber of visitors anywhere else. Given how many visitors are from France, Italy, Germany, Norway, China, Spain, Sweden and the USA, you can effectively penetrate foreign markets. That’s on top of all the different sectors being represented. 

Did You Know? 

Sharing of knowledge and expertise remains one of the key missions of ILMAC next to making it possible for high-level business networking. This goal translates into the well-respected ILMAC FORUM. The forum is known for its star-studded speaker list and a packed programme with lots of presentations, lectures, discussions and round tables. Another way you can experience the bright future of advancements in the field is to visit the Maintenance Excellence Arena for a practical approach. Last but not least, ILMAC is all about the development of talent and expertise. If you’re searching for talent to join your company, get yourself to the Job Fair. 

Your Hotel Room in Basel 

Travel 2 Fairs ltd knows Basel, Switzerland in great detail and can suggest affordable hotels in key locations around the city. Whether you want a hotel directly next to Messe Basel or prefer to be near the airport, we have your back. Tap into our database of top hotel rates and choose the one suited best to your needs. You can have your online hotel booking for ILMAC by the end of the day. Travel 2 Fairs ltd also assists with logistics. Do you want transportation from the airport to the hotel? We can organise airport transfers, both private and shared. Clients can also book a car during their stay. You’ll be impressed with the choice in cars available. 

Past Iterations

ILMAC 2021

ILMAC 2021 took place between 19.10.2021 - 21.10.2021 as a hybrid exhibition. The edition consisted of the traditional face-to-face exhibition complimented by a digital trade fair. The face-to-face aspect of ILMAC 2021 took place at Messe Basel, with the venue featuring strict Covid-19 prevention measures. The precautions included measures such as social distancing and the 3G entry policy. Participant had to maintain a social distance of 1.5 metres. Despite the ongoing pandemic, the hybrid event received over 7000 attendees including 250 exhibitors. 

ILMAC 2023

ILMAC 2023 occurred as a live trade exposition between 26-28.09.2023 in Messe Basel. It did not feature coronavirus precautions due to the repealing of the country's pandemic restrictions. The iteration was attended by more than 340 exhibiting firms from 23 nations. and 10 000 visitants 

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