From 24 – 25 May 2023, Chemspec Europe returns to Basel, Switzerland, for the 36th international event dedicated to the fine and speciality chemical industry. The Basel region is one of the most important hubs for the chemical industry, from life science, biotechnology, and nanotechnology to  IT and communication technologies. Furthermore, it borders three of Europe's strongest countries in the chemical sector – Germany, France and Switzerland – which makes Basel an ideal venue to attract an international and qualified audience and to establish new business contacts.

Visitors attending Chemspec Europe come from a wide range of areas seeking fine and speciality chemicals from across the industry, including pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, household and cleaning chemicals, adhesives and sealants, green chemicals, petrochemicals and many others. The round-up of the previous event in Frankfurt, which connected 5,122 industry experts from 57 countries, illustrated once more the high demand for bespoke chemicals and innovative products.

Ahead of the show, Christiane Beck, Chemspec Europe Event Manager, comments: "The chemicals industry is one of Europe's largest manufacturing sectors and plays a pivotal role in providing innovative materials and technological solutions. It operates in a rapidly changing market and faces many challenges. The roadmap for the European Green Deal sets the expectations that by 2050 the EU chemicals sector will need to become climate neutral, digitalise its processes and transition to safe and sustainable chemicals whilst adapting to changing legislative measures and a circular economy. Choosing the right suppliers and exchanging knowledge within international industry networks is more important than ever. So, we look forward to enabling new learning opportunities and showcasing this dynamic industry at Chemspec Europe 2023".

What's on at the show

Among over 230 exhibitors from the fine and speciality chemicals industry, there is a particularly strong representation of Swiss, German, Austrian, French, Belgian, American and Indian firms. Exhibitors at Chemspec Europe include Arxada AG, CABB AG, ESIM Chemicals GmbH, ORGANICA Feinchemie GmbH Wolfen, PI INDUSTRIES LTD, Robinson Brothers Limited, Saltigo GmbH (Lanxess), SEQENS SA, Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA), Sumitomo Chemical Europe NV, Weylchem International GmbH and many more.

The extensive conference programme forms an integral part of Chemspec Europe, providing visitors and exhibitors with exciting insights into ongoing research and development projects, interesting discussions and valuable networking opportunities. The conference programme takes place in five theatres: The Agrochemical Lecture Theatre, The Pharma Lecture Theatre, The Royal Society of Chemistry Symposium, The Regulatory Services Lecture Theatre and The Innovative Startups Presentations, which show the broad range of topics covered in the programme and the work of partner organisations with RX Global, the organisers of Chemspec Europe. The conference agenda will be released in due course.

Key visitor information

Visitor registration for a free ticket for the two days of the show is now open on the show's official website: Free registration is available until 9 May, before the ticket price increases to CHF 50 from 10 May. On-site ticket purchases will incur a further rise to CHF 70.

To enhance visitors' networking opportunities on-site, Chemspec Europe offers a free-of-charge Matchmaking Programme. The matchmaking platform is an important time-saving asset for visitors of the show, aiming to connect visitors and exhibitors with complementary buyer and seller interests. A compatibility function will help attendees find the perfect match and organise private meetings with industry suppliers ahead of the event. Visitors who register via the Chemspec Europe website will be invited to use the networking service at a later stage.

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