The Venue

Messe Basel, Switzerland

Chemspec Europe 2019 will take place in hall 1.0 at Messe Basel. The venue is well connected and centrally located in the city of Basel.

Nestled in the heart of Europe where Switzerland, Germany and France meet, Basel City combines proverbial Swiss quality with a multicultural population giving the city a distinctly cosmopolitan, international and innovative flair. The city offers excellent shopping opportunities, attractive restaurants and bars that go hand in hand with historical buildings, fine museums and art galleries.

The Basel area in the Upper Rhine region is one of the most successful life science clusters in the world. The potential of molecular biology was recognised early on and over the past decades Basel has seen the development of highly productive pharmaceutical, agribusiness, food and medical technology industries. Some 900 companies are based in the Basel area with a great majority specialising in fine and speciality chemicals. There is an extremely high rate of patents registered per capita in the Basel area, and one out of ten inhabitants is employed in the life science industry.

The greater region around Basel is also known as the "Bio Valley", bringing three highly industrialised regions of Switzerland, Germany and France together to form one of the leading life science regions in the world. A total of 14 technology parks focussing on R&D, in areas such as life science, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and microsystems technology are based in the area of the three-country-border, reaching from Basel in Switzerland up to Freiburg, Offenburg and Karlsruhe in Germany and including the regions of Mulhouse and Strasbourg in France.

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