With a highly specialised profile, Chemspec Europe is a key event for the fine and speciality chemicals industry, taking place from 24-25 May at the Messe Basel exhibition centre in Switzerland. The exhibition is a powerful gateway to global business and industry knowledge, making the event appealing to its international audience of purchasers and agents on the lookout for specific solutions and bespoke products.

The chemicals industry is one of Europe’s largest manufacturing sectors and plays a pivotal role in providing innovative materials and technological solutions. It operates in a rapidly changing market and faces many challenges. The roadmap for the European Green Deal sets the expectations that, by 2050, the EU chemicals sector will need to become climate neutral, digitalise its processes and transition to safe and sustainable chemicals, whilst adapting to changing legislative measures and a circular economy. Choosing the right suppliers and exchanging knowledge within international industry networks is more important than ever. Chemspec Europe 2023 is the ideal platform for enabling new learning opportunities, networking with industry peers and showcasing this dynamic industry.

Extensive two-day conference programme alongside the exhibition

Discussions, exchange of expertise and R&D are an integral part of Chemspec Europe. Look forward to a first-rate conference programme, which will be organised by renowned partner organisations, and benefit from exciting insight into ongoing R&D projects, interesting discussions and valuable networking opportunities. The conference programme takes place in six theatres, which show the broad range of topics covered in the programme :

  • The Agrochemical Lecture Theatre
  • The Pharma Lecture Theatre
  • The Royal Society of Chemistry Symposium
  • The Regulatory Services Lecture Theatre
  • The Innovative Startups Presentations

All visitors and exhibitors of Chemspec Europe 2022 are invited to attend the conference sessions. Details on the conference programme will be released in due course.

Who’s exhibiting at Chemspec Europe 2023

Chemspec Europe brings together suppliers and purchasers looking for bespoke products or specific substances to enhance a product/drug or develop new chemical solutions. Chemspec Europe exhibitors represent the following product and service categories:


  • Chemical intermediates
  • Agrochemical AIs
  • Pharmaceutical APIs
  • HPAPIs
  • Bio-based chemicals
  • Catalysts
  • Biocatalysts
  • Electronic chemicals
  • Explosive chemicals
  • Water treatment chemicals
  • Waxes
  • Rheology modifiers
  • Peptides & proteins
  • Oilfield/ mining chemicals
  • Industrial chemicals
  • General chemicals
  • Green chemicals
  • Other products


  • Contract & toll manufacture
  • Contract research services
  • Custom synthesis
  • Outsourcing services
  • Distribution services
  • Supply chain services
  • Logistics
  • General consultancy
  • Other services


  • Plant equipment
  • Production equipment
  • Processing equipment
  • Testing equipment
  • Flow chemistry solutions
  • Other equipment

Chemspec Europe is an international event with a solid representation of Swiss, German, Austrian, French, Belgian, American and Indian firms. The exhibitor list includes Arxada AG, CABB AG, ESIM Chemicals GmbH, ORGANICA Feinchemie GmbH Wolfen, PI INDUSTRIES LTD, Robinson Brothers Limited, Saltigo GmbH (Lanxess), SEQENS SA, Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA), Sumitomo Chemical Europe NV, Weylchem International GmbH and many more.

Matchmaking Programme

Chemspec Europe offers a free-of-charge Matchmaking Programme to enhance visitors’ networking opportunities on-site. The matchmaking platform is an important time-saving asset for visitors of the show, aiming to connect visitors and exhibitors with complementary buyer and seller interests. A compatibility function will help attendees find the perfect match and organise private meetings with industry suppliers ahead of the event. Visitors who register via the Chemspec Europe website will be invited to use the networking service at a later stage.

Key visitor information

Visitor registration for a free ticket for the two days of the show is now open on the show’s official website: www.chemspeceurope.com

Free registration is available until 9 May, before the ticket price increases to CHF 50 from 10 May. On-site ticket purchases will incur a further rise to CHF 70.

Visitors needing a visa are advised to start the visa application process in good time. Applications can be made as early as six months before the time of travel. Check if a visa is required to enter Switzerland from your country.

Chemspec Europe 2023, the 36th International Exhibition for Fine and Speciality Chemicals, will take place from 24 – 25 May 2023 in Hall 1 at Messe Basel in Switzerland. The opening hours are from 9 am to 5 pm on both days.

For more information on exhibitors, products & services showcase, conference agenda and travel, please visit www.chemspeceurope.com