The CHEMUK 2022 EXPO returns on the 11th & 12th May 2022 at the NEC in Birmingham. The event, now established as the UK’s only major expo for the UK chemical industries, will showcase 350+ specialist exhibitors and 150+ expert speakers across two co-locating shows; ‘The Chemical, Process & Plant Engineering Show’, and ‘The Chemical Industries Supply Chain Show’. 

The Chemical, Process & Plant Engineering Show will feature specialist exhibitors and speakers showcasing and discussing latest innovation covering process, plant & flow technologies; control valves & actuators; thermal technologies; digitisation & automation; chemical metering & dosing, materials handling, filtration & separation… plus lots more

Industry partners supporting this show include BPMA – The British Pump Manufacturers Association, BVAA – The British Valve & Actuator Association, Process Intensification Network; CPI – Centre for Process Innovation, GAMBICA, NEPIC, TSA – Tank Storage Association and the UK Gasket & Sealing Association.

The Chemical Industries Supply Chain Show will present chemical industry supply chain organisations specialising in chemicals, raw materials & ingredients; logistics & transportation; HSE management & regulatory compliance; contract, toll & outsourcing; and business services.

Industry partners supporting the supply chain show include CBA – Chemical Business Association; Chemical Northwest & Chemical Industries Association; BASA – British Adhesives & Sealants Association, BCMPA – The Association for Contract Manufacturing, Packing, Fulfilment & Logistics; Composites UK; CATCH; British Surface Treatment Suppliers Association (BSTSA); SIA – Solvents Industry Association; and UKLA – United Kingdom Lubricants Association.

Show organiser, Ian Stone, comments: “CHEMUK is deliberately set out to be a total industry meeting point, creating a fusion of cross-sector energies, inputs and connectivity, however we also recognise the contrasting needs of attending ‘engineering & plant technical management’ and the wider ‘industry supply chain’ focused attendees, on themes such as supply chain chemicals & ingredients, logistics & outsourcing, HSE, regulatory compliance, R&D management and more….

 Separating into two complimentary yet contrasting exhibition shows can only help to get attendees locked into discussions with their primary targets quicker, as well as providing an easy ‘under one giant roof’ experience to take in the broader trends of the sector”

 NEW FOR 2022:

 CHEMLAB Programme – Developing on last year’s laboratory related content, CHEMUK 2022 will present the ‘ChemLab Programme’ showcasing specialist exhibitors providing laboratory solutions & services embracing research & development; testing & analysis; process design & optimisation; and QC/QA laboratory testing.

 Sustainability Stage (sponsored by Uniper) – Hosting panel sessions and feature presentations embracing critical themes such as chemical recycling and sustainable chemical processing, together with ‘Green Chemistry’ innovation and transition to bio-based products.

  • ‘CHEM 4.0’ Stage (sponsored by ABB) – Reflecting the tectonic shift towards digitized operations, CHEMUK 2022 will present a dedicated speaker programme covering Digital Adoption Strategies; Process Automation & Robotics; Big Data & Process Data Management, AI & Deep Learning, IIoT/VR, Digital-driven sustainability, and lots more.
  • Bio- Innovation Poster Zone’ – Bringing together illuminating ‘poster displays’ from start-ups & research groups, from across the rapidly evolving ‘biochemical/industrial biotech’ landscape. Supporters of the zone include BioVale, BioRenewables Development Centre, BioYorkshire, IBioIc and the Cosmetics Cluster
  • Royal Society of Chemistry Member’s Event – The RSC will be heavily involved in the show once again this May. We are delighted to announce that the RSC President-Elect, Professor Gill Reid, has been confirmed to keynote on Wednesday. The RSC will also be hosting a member’s drink reception on Networking Area 2 at 17:00 on 11th May.


CHEMUK 2022 takes place on Wed 11th & Thu 12th May 2022

Venue: NEC – National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, B40 1NT

 CHEMUK 2022 Opening Times:

 Day 1: 9.30am – 5.00pm

Day 2: 9.30am – 4.00pm

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