Facts & Figures 2018

Chemspec Europe 2018 in Cologne closes with a record in visitor numbers

The results of Chemspec Europe’s 33rd edition are very gratifying: From 20–21 June 2018, international experts of the fine and speciality chemicals industry met in the Koelnmesse in Cologne, Germany, for Europe’s leading exhibition.

With a total of 358 exhibitors from 27 countries and 6,724 attendees from all over the world, the specialised industry event was able to further increase its overall attendance figure (exhibitors, visitors, press and conference delegates) compared to the 2017 show in Munich. Furthermore, this year’s Chemspec Europe attracted a total of 4,202 trade visitors which represents a plus in visitors of nearly 9%.

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 2019 whilst on-site. As a result, approximately 75% of the total net floor space is already booked and reserved for the upcoming exhibition.

Exhibitor Statistics

358 exhibitors from 27 countries

Net floor space: 6,075


Top exhibitor countries (Europe)

  • Germany
  • United Kingdom
  • France
  • Belgium
  • Switzerland

Top exhibitor countries (other regions of the world)

  • China
  • India
  • USA
  • Japan

97% of exhibitors fully or partly achieved their aims

94% of exhibitors received specific business enquiries

82% of exhibitors rated the visitor quality as excellent

94% of exhibitors intend to return to the 2019 exhibition in Basel

Visitor Statistics

4,202 visitors from 66 countries


Top visitor countries (Europe)

  • Germany
  • United Kingdom
  • Netherlands
  • Switzerland
  • France

Top visitor countries (other regions of the world)

  • India
  • China
  • USA
  • Japan
  • Russia

86% of visitors were involved in purchasing decisions

84% of visitors were highly satisfied with the show

79% of visitors rated the product range as excellent

Exhibitor Feedback

"A well organised and busy event providing excellent networking and business opportunities not only for chemical businesses but also for service providers."
Nishma Patel, REACHReady Manager, REACHReady

"Chemspec Europe has always been a very successful trade show and provides great exposure for SOCMA members and co-exhibitors. We once again had a very impressive turnout; there was a consistent flow of traffic for the entire two-day event. From start to finish, this show was professionally managed and provided a great opportunity for our exhibitors to make business connections in the global arena."
Sandra Lehrer, Senior Manager, Meetings & Programs, SOCMA

"The opportunity to have so many first-class conversations in such a tight space makes this exhibition unique."
Dr. Mirko Walden, Global Marketing Director Alkyl Chlorides Performance Materials, Evonik

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