Geneva is set to host Europe’s largest chemicals event on 14-15 June at PalExpo. Chemspec - in its 21st year - is a business oriented event targeted at bringing together senior and influential custom, fine and speciality chemicals professionals.
With over 400 exhibitors including BASF, Clariant, Du Pont, Lanxess, Merck and Rhodia, Chemspec will welcome visitors from Europe, Asia, North America, North Africa and the Middle East, all committed to doing serious business.
In addition to the main exhibition there are also a number of exciting features complimenting the show:
The ICIS Fine and Speciality Chemicals Conference will take place on 13 June. It will cover the latest trends in the end user markets for fine and speciality chemicals including pharmaceuticals, coatings, peptides and silicone technology.
Roger Laforce, Fabbrica Italiana Sintetici, will discuss staying competitive in the face of low cost competition from Asia and Guy Villax, Hovione will consider if there is a global level playing field in fine chemicals.
Other influential speakers include Daniel Bourginn, Lonza; Marc Hennebert, Strategic Decisions Group; John Baker, ICIS Chemical Business and Jonathan Bourne, Paint Research Association.
Chemsource will provide visitors with an opportunity to find out the latest services in custom synthesis and contract processing, as well as support services and facilities for the manufacture of complex fine chemicals.
Some 50 specialist companies experienced in providing tailored, niche solutions will be exhibiting.
connect@chemspec is an exciting initiative which allows all pre-registered visitors to make contact with each other. It offers the opportunity to communicate throughout the year as well as during the actual show.
Elements of Success, the Royal Society of Chemistry’s two-day symposium, will focus on new commercial intermediates and outsourcing opportunities for compounds based on key elements including fluorine, phosphorus and silicon.
The Biozone Village is the focal point for the exchange of technology for visiting pharmaceutical companies. Products and services on display will feature biochemistry, biopharmaceuticals, biotechnology, R&D, life sciences and therapeutic proteins.
The Colours Village will attract buyers and specifiers who wish to meet exporters and producers of colourants, dye intermediates, dyestuffs, glazes, minerals, pigments, printing ink and reprographic chemicals.