Next week, from 24 – 25 May, Chemspec Europe 2023 will open its doors at Messe Basel, Switzerland, to offer a unique marketplace for product sourcing, whilst connecting industry experts worldwide and providing valuable updates on trends and regulations via an extensive conference programme. With a highly specialised exhibition profile, the 36th International Exhibition for Fine and Speciality Chemicals is the meeting point for buyers, traders, and agents searching for bespoke, new approaches and innovative substances.

The event will cover more than 6,600 m2 of net exhibition space and welcome around 350 exhibitors from 24 countries. As a result, Chemspec Europe 2023 is on track for a record-breaking edition, surpassing 2019’s event size. Representing international organisations mainly from Germany, India, the USA, France, the United Kingdom, Switzerland and Belgium, exhibitors will present an excellent cross-section of fine and speciality chemicals for various applications and industries, including pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, polymers, food and feed ingredients, flavours and fragrances, pigments and dyes, paints and coatings, household and cleaning chemicals, adhesives and sealants, leather and textile chemicals, electronics and many more. The exhibitor list includes Albemarle, CABB AG, Dottikon Exclusive Synthesis AG, ESIM Chemicals, ICL Europe Coöperatief U.A., IMCD, IVICT Europe GmbH / Mitsubishi Corporation, Robinson Brothers Ltd, Saltigo GmbH, SOCMA, WeylChem and many others. For the complete list of suppliers at the show, please view the Exhibitor List.

“We are absolutely thrilled to be back here in Basel with such promising numbers, which predict to bring the show back to pre-pandemic levels and underline once again its unique position as the premier specialised trading and networking event for the fine and speciality chemicals industry in Europe”, comments Christiane Beck, Chemspec Europe Event Manager and on behalf of RX, the organiser of the event. “Due to expectations set by the European Green Deal, the chemical industry in Europe is facing major challenges and huge investments are necessary to realise a climate transition to sustainable chemicals whilst adapting to changing legislative measures and a circular economy by 2050. Chemspec Europe provides the ideal marketplace to allow the exchange of knowledge within the international fine and speciality chemicals community on topics relevant to the industry in this rapidly changing context”.

A high-quality conference programme

Featured at Chemspec Europe 2023, a wide range of free-to-attend conferences will offer further insights into significant industry developments and key strategies adopted by industry leaders to succeed and grow. Delivered by RX, in cooperation with partner organisations and industry experts, the sessions on the agenda will cover a broad range of conference streams. The Agrochemical Lecture Theatre will review the current market and look to offer insights into future developments. Brought to you by BCNP Consultants and sponsored by CHEManager Innovation Pitch, the Innovative Startups Presentations will present new ideas and innovations from the start-up scene, with a particular focus on carbon capture and use, digitalisation, and green chemistry. The conference partner Royal Society of Chemistry will host the homonymous symposium, which will focus on supply chain strategies and international developments, with particular attention on current topics of green chemicals, sustainability, energy saving and manufacturing cost reduction. The Pharma Lecture Theatre will highlight trends, challenges and outlooks of the pharmaceutical industry and will also host the Pharma Outsourcing Best Practices Panel, composed of leaders from both the Pharmaceutical Industry and CROs and CDMOs engaged in Contract Research and custom synthesis of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API). The Regulatory Services Lecture Theatre programme will cover regulatory requirements and updates affecting those in the global chemical supply chain.

For the complete conference programme with detailed information on sessions, speakers, dates and times, please visit the Conferences section on the show website.

The Chemspec Careers Clinic

An additional feature at the show is the Chemspec Careers Clinic – organised by Chemical Search International – a specialist professional consultancy firm offering expert advice on hiring and career aspirations within the fine and speciality chemical sector. Meetings can be prearranged free of charge via the online booking forms, available here:

Opening hours and ticket information

Chemspec Europe is open from 9am to 5pm on both days, 24-25 May 2023. Entry tickets to the show are still available online at the cost of CHF 50, until the end of 23 May. From 24 May, tickets will be available to be purchased on-site for CHF 70 at the show registration area in Hall 1 at Messe Basel.

Entry tickets are valid on all exhibition days, with the possibility of multiple entries, and include free access to all conference sessions.

For visitor registration and more information on the show, please visit