Visitor registration has now opened for CHEMUK 2021, the UK chemical industries national expo, being held on 15th & 16th September at the NEC in Birmingham.

Presenting over 350 exhibitors and 150+ expert speakers, CHEMUK 2021 is the only large-scale trade show that brings together the UK’s chemicals, chemical processing, and chemical product formulation & chemical-using industries, providing an intensive 2-day supply chain sourcing, business networking, intelligence gathering, innovation showcasing, best-practice and strategy development experience.

Following the show’s successful launch in Harrogate in 2019, event organiser, UK Industry Events, took the decision to move the show to the largest industrial event space in the UK, the NEC, to facilitate the huge industry demand.

Founder and Managing Director Ian Stone said: “CHEMUK has doubled in size in terms of the number of exhibitors and stands. We had 170 in 2019 and this year we’ve got 350 plus. What you can draw from that is a massive appetite among suppliers and partners in the chemical industry to be part of ChemUK.”

350+ Chemical Industry Supply Chain Exhibitors

CHEMUK 2021 will provide visitor groups with a diverse and impressive showcase of 350+ specialist exhibitors showcasing latest plant, equipment, technologies, materials and services supporting the chemicals industries, driving product innovation, plant & process performance, future-proofing, supply-chain fulfilment, safety, compliance and more.

Just some of the major names across the CHEMUK 2021 show floor include: ABB, Anton Paar, Atlas Copco, Brenntag UK, BTC UK, Busch (UK) Ltd, Calgavin, Dachser, DEKRA UK, Edwards Vacuum, Emerson, Endress+Hauser, George Fischer Sales, GRUNDFOS Pumps Ltd, HRS Heat Exchangers Ltd, IMCD, Labtex, Monarch Chemicals, Siemens Plc, Tradebe Chemicals, VEGA Controls, Univar Solutions, Siemens ... to name a few.

CHEMUK 2021 Speaker Programme

The CHEMUK 2021 speaker programme benefits from some 150+ contributing speakers and panellists, providing over 40 hours of ‘free to attend’ expert intelligence, case studies, best practice and tech-insight ‘snapshots’, to inspire and assist next level investment, as well as guide technical and operational strategies for attending industry groups across the UK chemicals & chemical product sectors.

Packed this year with specialist highly topical contributions from 25+ separate trade, technical or professional bodies, four government departments & agencies, trade, sector & professional bodies, multiple centres of research/tech transfer, together with an exciting cross-section of leading chemical suppliers, technology partners, specialist service & consultancy groups, CHEMUK 2021 brings together an unrivalled blend of topical content & industry personalities.

Big Picture intelligence:

Reflecting the sector’s current BREXIT transition status, as well as wider global trends & pressures, CHEMUK 2021 gives a platform for key national chemical association heads to address the most pertinent and current issues, challenges and opportunities facing the UK’s chemical and chemical-user industries.

Confirmed sector keynotes include Chemical Business Association Chief Executive Officer, Tim Doggett, and Membership Manager, Dr Karen Harvey; Chemical Industries Association Chief Executive, Stephen Elliott; Northeast of England Process Industry Cluster (NEPIC) Chief Executive Officer, Philip Aldridge; and CATCH CEO, David Talbot, to name a few.

CHEMUK will present a host of industry heads over the two days including Thomas Birk, MD of BASF UK & Ireland, and Russell Argo and Richard Ward, who are both Presidents at Brenntag Essentials.

At government level, sector policy and strategy will be in focus with Dr Jo Bray, Deputy Director for Chemicals & Plastics at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and Dr Rachel Mumba, Deputy Director for Chemicals, Pesticides & Hazardous Waste (CPHW) & Environmental Quality Directorate at Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) both keynoting on Stage 1.

The Department for International Trade (DIT) will be returning to discuss their work through the DIT global network in helping businesses to find new export markets and capitalise on trade opportunities in markets such as China and India. Additionality Dr Richard Daniels, Director of Chemicals Regulation Division, Health & Safety Executive (HSE) provides a Day 2 keynote on ‘Challenges and opportunities for a Chemicals Regulator – Life after BREXIT.

Focusing in by Sector:

The CHEMUK speaker programme, as well as the wider show floor, includes a wealth of downstream chemical user ‘sector-specific’ focus with association and federation keynotes confirmed from the likes of Solvents Industry Association (SIA), British Pest Control Association (BPCA), Paint Research Association (PRA), UK Lubrications Association (UKLA), British Coating Federation (BCF), British Adhesives & Sealants Association (BASA), Cosmetics Cluster UK, Oil & Colour Chemists’ Association (OCCA), Paper Industry Technical Association (PITA) ) and others.