Chemspec Europe 2017 in Munich 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 402 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 6,200m2, this year’s Chemspec Europe 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 in Cologne whilst on-site. As a result, 72% of the total net floor space is already booked or reserved for the upcoming exhibition.