Facts & Figures 2019

Chemspec Europe 2019 in Basel closes with record in visitor numbers and exhibition space

The 34th and, so far, biggest edition of Chemspec Europe attracted a total of 4,295 trade visitors from 65 countries to the exhibition grounds of Messe Basel, Switzerland. From 26 ­– 27 June 2019, a total of 379 exhibitors from 27 countries presented their innovative substances on a record net exhibition space of 6,369m².

With 7,001 attendees from all over the world, the specialised industry event further increased its overall attendance (exhibitors, visitors, press and conference delegates) by 4% compared to the 2018 show in Cologne. Visitor numbers increased by 2% compared to the previous event.

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 2020 whilst on-site. As a result, approximately 80% of the total net floor space is already booked and reserved for the upcoming exhibition.

Exhibitor Statistics

379 exhibitors from 27 countries

Net floor space: 6,369


Top exhibitor countries (Europe)

  • Germany
  • United Kingdom
  • Switzerland
  • France
  • Belgium

Top exhibitor countries (other regions of the world)

  • India
  • China
  • USA

91% of exhibitors received specific business enquiries

95% of exhibitors fully or partly achieved their aims

87% of exhibitors rated the visitor quality as excellent

86% of exhibitors intend to return to the 2020 exhibition

Visitor Statistics

4,295 visitors from 65 countries


Top visitor countries (Europe)

  • Germany
  • Switzerland
  • France
  • United Kingdom
  • Italy

Top visitor countries (other regions of the world)

  • India
  • China
  • Japan
  • USA

84% of visitors were involved in purchasing decisions

88% of visitors were highly satisfied with the show

87% of visitors rated the product range as excellent

Exhibitor Feedback

“For many years, Chemspec Europe has been the most important trade show in our business area. The recent show in Basel provided a great platform for strengthening our relationships with existing partners and meeting new customers.”
Alexander J. Oelke, Ph.D., Global Business Development Specialty Chemical Services, Lonza Ltd

“Chemspec Europe has continued to develop and reinforce itself as a must-attend trade show. We have been exhibiting at this show for over a decade as it has proven to be a great platform for business opportunities, networking, exchanging ideas and building new relationships. Additionally, the show is managed and organised very well, ensuring a flawless experience for exhibitors as well as delegates attending.”
Harshil Shah, Senior Manager Strategy & Business Development, Sajjan India Limited

“Chemspec Europe has established its position as one of the most important trade shows in the chemical industry. Today, Chemspec Europe offers not only a great platform to meet with already existing contacts but also enables exhibitors and visitors to create new contacts by being big enough but still not too big. Chemspec Europe is a very important annual event for us in our calendars. We at WeylChem feel that Chemspec Europe strongly supports our strategic aspirations to be a leading custom manufacturing and fine chemicals partner in a global arena.”
Antti Koivisto, Managing Director & Head of Sales and Marketing, AI&R, WeylChem International

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