Industry event of the year

Schirm attends Chemspec Europe 2019

The international exhibition for fine and speciality chemicals opened its doors for the 34th time on 26 and 27 June 2019. The largest Chemspec Europe so far attracted a total of 4,295 trade visitors from 53 different countries to the exhibition site in Basel; they were particularly interested in contract synthesis work, intermediate chemical products as well as industrial and agricultural chemicals. Schirm GmbH, which is one of the leading production service companies for the chemical industry in Europe, attended this event and had its own exhibition team at the site again this year.

Dirk Unterstenhöfer, CEO of Schirm GmbH, was very satisfied with the response registered at the exhibition. “The Chemspec Europe is an important platform for the entire chemical sector and an event that Schirm just has to attend. Compared to the previous year, we were able to record an even higher number of visitors and enjoy extremely positive feedback on our exhibition stand. This year’s conference programme not only offered the opportunity of gaining insight into the latest trends and innovations, but also of exchanging ideas when networking with international colleagues from the sector.”

Dr Hagen Kniep, Head of Development at Schirm, adds, “The visitors were largely manufacturers, distributors, raw material suppliers and equipment providers. It was possible to consider numerous issues in our discussions with our customers and interested visitors to the exhibition – for example, providing support for the operational implementation of new, innovative product developments or using tools from synthesis chemistry and process technology.”

379 exhibitors in all presented the complete range of fine and speciality chemicals for a wide variety of applications and industrial sectors at exhibition space measuring 6,369 square metres – a new record size. The European exhibitors mainly came from Germany, Great Britain, Switzerland, France and Belgium. The most important non-European exhibitor countries were India, China and the USA.

The 35th Chemspec Europe 2020 will be held in Cologne on 27 and 28 May 2020. Many exhibitors already reserved their stand for next year’s exhibition at this year’s site. As a result, about 80 percent of the total net exhibition space has already been reserved. The Schirm exhibition team is looking forward to seeing visitors again in the Rhine area next year too.