CHEMUK attendance expects further growth


After a tough two years for the events sector, event organiser UK Industry Events was delighted to announce that 2,811 visitors (excluding exhibitor staff) attended the 2022 edition of the CHEMUK show over the two days, representing a 15% increase from CHEMUK 2021. With plans for the 2023 staging of the event taking shape, further growth in visitor numbers is expected.

Recognising the huge internal marketplace characteristic of the chemical industry, the combined two-day attendance, including exhibitors, for Chem UK 2022 was recorded at 4044.

Commenting on the successful event, Ian Stone, MD of UK Industry Events, said: “With attendance numbers significantly up again, and with such an incredibly diverse attendance of industry professionals spanning the broad chemicals, chemical products and chemical user-industries, CHEMUK 2022 further reinforced its position as the must-attend event for the sector.”

Bigger and better for 2023

CHEMUK 2023 EXPO returns to the NEC in Birmingham on May 10 and 11, 2023 and will present over 400 exhibitors. Continuing the growth seen in 2022, the 2023 staging of the event is expected to attract around 3,200 visitors over the two days.

CHEMUK is the only trade show supporting the entire chemical product lifecycle from R&D to process design and scale-up, industrial production & product formulation, distribution & supply chain operations, regulation, and sustainability.

The expo is split into three ‘zones’; the CHEMLAB Show Zone, the Chemical, Process & Plant Engineering Show Zone, and the Chemical Industries Supply Chain Show Zone.


The CHEMLAB Show zone will showcase specialist exhibitors providing technology, systems, and services to attending laboratory professionals concerned with research and development, analysis, process design and development, scale-up, and quality testing within the chemical and chemical product industries.

Exhibitors already confirmed include GPE Scientific, Julabo UK, Oxford Analytical Services, Hellma UK, Stoli Chem, Metrohm UK, ESSLAB, Fluorochem, Doug Discovery, IKA England, Radleys, Huber UK Temperature Control, Astell Scientific, ECH Scientific and many more.

The Chemical, Process & Plant Engineering Zone

The Chemical, Process & Plant Engineering zone will showcase the latest technology and specialist services to attending UK plant, process, control & engineering professionals across the chemical and wider process industries.

Exhibiting companies will be showcasing specialist solutions covering process plant, asset integrity and maintenance, automation technologies, plant energy management, catalysis and reaction engineering, heat exchanger technology, control valves and actuators, pipes, hoses and fittings, filtration and separation, flow technologies, mixing, agitation and dosing, chemical storage and tanks, materials handling, plant safety, and lots more.

Current organisations already booked into the show include VEGA Controls, Schenk Process, DEC UK, ABB, GEMU Valves, Bray Controls, Applied Integration UK, GF Piping Systems, Grundfos Pumps, Siemens PLC, Endress+Hauser, HRS Heat Exchangers, Halifax Fan, Adams Lubetech and many others.

The Chemical Industries Supply Chain Zone

The Chemical Industries Supply Chain Show will showcase specialist exhibitors to attending product development, R&D, supply chain, operational and logistics teams from across the chemicals and chemical product industries.

Exhibiting companies will be providing specialist solutions covering chemicals, raw materials and ingredients, chemical logistics and transportation, HSE management and regulatory compliance, specialist chemical labelling, toll/contract/outsourcing/white and private label services, skills, training and recruitment, and business and operational support.

Major names already booked into the show include Univar Solutions, Brenntag, Azelis, BTC Europe, Surfachem, Airedale Group, Alcohols, BOC Ltd, Solventis, IMCD UK, Safic-Alcan, DURA-ID, Air Sea Containers, AST Plastic Containers, Regartis and many others.

CHEMUK Speaker Programme

The CHEMUK 2023 speaker programme will present 150 speakers across five stages, with 40+ hrs of presentation and panel sessions, providing vital market intelligence, tech insight, best practice, case studies, and solutions updates.

Hot themes and feature sessions targeted for 2023 will include:

  • Regulatory challenges
  • Polymers circularity
  • Flow chemistry
  • Energy management
  • Analytical technologies
  • Hydrogen economy
  • Process scale-up
  • Live cycle assessment
  • Process decarbonisation and intensification
  • Sector insights
  • Formulation chemistry

CHEMUK 2023 takes place on May 10 and 11, 2023, at the NEC, Birmingham, and free entry badges can be sourced via the event website.


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