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. 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.

CHEMUK 2021 takes place at the NEC on 15th-16th September

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 and 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, organiser’s UK Industry Events, decided to move the show to the NEC, the largest industrial event space in the UK. 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.” CHEMUK 2021 will provide visitors 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 and 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, Atlas Copco, Busch (UK), Edwards Vacuum, Emerson, Endress+Hauser, HRS Heat Exchangers, Siemens and VEGA Controls.

isitor registration has now opened for CHEMUK 2021, the UK chemical industries national expo. Presenting over 350

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 and chemical product sectors. Packed this year with specialist highly

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

transition status, as well as wider global trends and 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

Key themes: CHEMICAL 4.0 – Transition to Digital Digitisation will feature heavily as the sector increasingly moves towards digitally based operational models, Process Innovation, Improvement & Intensification Process innovation, improvement and intensification will take centre stage, with solutions to optimise plant efficiencies, quality, energy, and cost reductions etc. Sustainability and The Circular Economy This remains a critically important theme and will be covered through a series on unmissable feature sessions and panels. Health & Safety/Regulation There will be a daily UK REACH Panel session hosted by Neil Hollis, Regulatory Affairs Manager, BASF plc, bringing together cross- industry daily regulatory expertise and perspectives. Logistics & Operations CHEMUK 2021 welcomes The HazChem Network Managing Director, Robert Symes, who will be clarifying the rules concerning transportation quantity regulations. Skills/Training The Royal Society of Chemistry will focus on the 2019 Pay & Reward Survey’ considering the pay and benefits in the chemical sector. Laboratory Chemical sector laboratory solutions will feature strongly at CHEMUK 2021 with speaker sessions and exhibitors embracing each ‘developmental’ level. Innovation/R&D Speakers include Graeme Cruickshank, Chief Technology & Innovation Officer of CPI, who will provide an introduction to the UK Innovation ecosystem. Attendees can register for their free badge

via the website. For full and current speaker listing and exhibitor information, please visit the website.



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