Mack Brooks Exhibitions has today announced the postponement of Chemspec Europe,which was scheduled to take place at Koelnmesse, Cologne in Germany from 11 to 12 November 2020. The new dates for the next Chemspec Europe, 35th International Exhibition for Fine and Speciality Chemicals, are 19 - 20 May 2021. The exhibition will occupy Hall 12.1 at Messe Frankfurt in Germany.
This decision was taken after extensive conversations with all exhibitors and partners over recent weeks and months who have expressed their preference not to hold the show in November, in light of the ongoing Covid-19 crisis.
Speaking about the announcement, Nicola Hamann, Managing Director of Mack Brooks Exhibitions said: “Whilst it is possible to hold trade shows again in Germany and our Security measures would have helped to ensure the safety of all participants at Chemspec Europe, we have decided to postpone the show to next year. Due to the truly international character of the exhibition on both the exhibitor and visitor side, many participants raised concerns around their ability to attend this year’s event because of on-going travel restrictions globally. Participants’ feedback is very important to us, hence the decision to postpone the event to next year. We are pleased to be able to offer our usual event slot at the end of May and announce the new venue in Frankfurt, Germany”.
“Chemspec Europe is the platform for the fine and speciality chemicals industry to develop business opportunities, network, exchange ideas and build new relationships. The desire to conduct business virtually this year was clearly confirmed when speaking to exhibitors, partners and visitors. Therefore, we will be offering a digital event, as in our opinion we need to provide this marketplace for the industry, especially in challenging times like these,” continued Nicola Hamann.
The digital Chemspec Europe event will take place during the planned event slot from 11 –12 November 2020 and will offer participants matchmaking facilities to conduct business meetings as well as webinars and further digital content for the exchange of knowledge and expertise. Detailed information will follow shortly.
The Chemspec Europe Team will communicate closely with customers and partners over the coming weeks and months and thank their exhibitors, partners, suppliers and visitors for their support during this challenging time.
Chemspec Europe features the full spectrum of fine and speciality chemicals for various applications and industries, including pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, polymers, green chemicals, food and feed ingredients, flavours and fragrances, bio-based chemicals, pigments and dyes, paints and coatings, household and cleaning chemicals, adhesives and sealants, petrochemicals, electronic chemicals and many others. Event visitors have the opportunity to explore bespoke solutions, new approaches and innovative substances as well as to discuss the latest market trends, technical innovations, business opportunities and regulatory issues.