Facts & Figures 2017

Chemspec Europe 2017 ends with thoroughly positive results

The 32nd International Exhibition for Fine and Speciality Chemicals concluded after two successful exhibition days. From 31 May – 1 June 2017, international industry experts from the fine and speciality chemicals industry met at the Munich Trade Fair Centre in Germany for their major sourcing and networking event in Europe.

With a total of 401 exhibitors from 29 countries and 6,476 attendees from all over the world, Chemspec Europe 2017 could further increase its overall attendance figure (exhibitors, visitors, press and conference delegates), compared to the previous show in Basel. On a record net floor space of 6,242.5m², Chemspec Europe 2017 attracted a total of 3,867 trade visitors, a plus in visitor and exhibitor numbers of about 2% each and an increase in net floor space by 5%.

Chemspec Europe’s conference programme has been a very popular part of the show ever since. This year, the programme has even been expanded by additional lectures and workshops.

For the first time, Dr Magid Abou-Gharbia not only moderated the Pharma Outsourcing Best Practices Panel, but also gave a lecture on the topic “Drug development in a changing environment: Current challenges and future opportunities”. BCNP Consultants were also represented for the first time with their conference “Innovative Start-ups: New Chemicals & Industrial Biotechnology” and in addition, the European Fine Chemicals Group (EFCG) returned with their “7th Crop Protection & Fine Chemicals Forum”.

An initial evaluation of the exhibition survey revealed that exhibitors, visitors and conference delegates were highly satisfied with the show. A large majority of exhibitors already secured their stands for Chemspec Europe 2018 whilst on-site. As a result, 72% of the total net floor space is already booked or reserved for the upcoming exhibition which will take place from 20–21 June 2018 at Koelnmesse in Cologne, Germany.

Exhibitor Statistics

401 exhibitors from 29 countries

Net floor space: 6,242.5m² 


Top 5 exhibitor countries (Europe)

  • Germany
  • United Kingdom
  • France
  • Switzerland
  • Belgium

Top 5 exhibitor countries (other regions of the world)

  • China
  • India
  • USA
  • Japan
  • Russia

93% of exhibitors fully or partly achieved their aims

85% of exhibitors achieved positive business enquiries/contacts

78% of exhibitors rated the visitor quality as excellent

85% of exhibitors were pleased with the number of potential new customers

98% of exhibitors intend to return to the 2018 exhibition in Cologne

Visitor Statistics

3,867 visitors from 75 countries


Top 5 visitor countries (Europe)

  • Germany
  • United Kingdom
  • Switzerland
  • France
  • The Netherlands

Top 5 visitor countries (other regions of the world)

  • India
  • China
  • Japan
  • USA
  • Russia

79% of visitors rated the product range as excellent

87% of visitors were highly satisfied with the show

81% of visitors were involved in purchasing decisions

Exhibitor Feedback

“Chemspec Europe 2017 proved to be a great show for SOCMA member companies that were a part of our pavilion. They were especially pleased with the traffic and business connections they made at this year’s event, and our member companies were still holding meetings well after the show closed.”
Jenny Gaines, Director of Marketing and Communications, Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA)

“We had a successful Chemspec Europe in Munich with increased booth traffic and improved lead quality compared to recent years. The mix of new prospects and existing customers was ideal. We very much look forward to seeing a similar trend in Cologne next year!”
Dr Christine Chartroux, Head of Sales & New Business, Development Fine Chemicals, WeylChem Group of Companies

"Chemspec Europe 2017 in Munich was a great event for CABB. The venue and the atmosphere in Munich provided an excellent frame for our high quality meetings. The show not only offers excellent networking and business opportunities but also provides education by means of the increasing offer of lectures and conferences."
Dr Andreas Veit, Director Marketing and Sales BU Custom Manufacturing, CABB

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