Taking place on Wednesday May 1st & Thursday May 2nd, the CHEMUK 2019 EXPO will see attendees from all sides of the UK’s chemicals industries converging for its ‘inaugural’, free to attend, event hosted at the Yorkshire Event Centre (YEC) in Harrogate (Leeds City Region).

CHEMUK 2019 will provide visitor groups with a diverse and impressive showcase of 170+ specialist exhibitors showcasing latest plant, equipment, supply chain materials & services supporting the chemicals industries, driving operational performance, efficiency, future-proofing, safety, compliance and more.

Key exhibition focus streams, featuring latest industry solutions, technology, innovations, partners and specialist services include:

Plant, Process,
Flow & Control
Covering: Process Plant & Equipment / Process Engineering / Process Control / Process Automation/ Flow Management / Plant & Asset Mgmt / Plant Optimisation / Process Intensification/ Digitalisation & QC
Chemicals, Ingredients,
Raw Materials
Covering: Industrial & Supply Chain Chemicals / Chemical & Formulation ingredients & additives / Raw Materials – for Chemicals processing & product formulation sectors/Green Chemistry
Heath, Safety, Environment, Regulatory Covering: HSE/ Process Safety / Hazard Management / Environment Compliance & Regulatory Management / Responsible Care/Risk & Asset Mgmt / Security
Logistics, Storage,
Handling & Fulfilment
Covering: Logistics & Transport / Supply Chain Mgmt / Warehousing & Storage / Loading & Handling / Industrial Packaging /Contract Processing& Fulfilment Services
Laboratory, Research
& Development
Covering: Laboratory chemicals / Lab Equipment, Apparatus & Instrumentation / Lab Testing/ Research & Development Services, Sector Innovation
Business & Operations Management Covering: Engineering & Technical Services / Business Support Services / Trade & Business Performance / Operational & Asset Mgmt / Brexit & Regulatory Mgmt
Skills, Training,
HR & Recruitment
Covering Chemical /Process sector Careers, Skills, Training & recruitment

The 2019 programme boasts headline contributions from the likes of Siemens, BASF, Brenntag, AstraZeneca, AkzoNobel, Accenture, BioVale, Cogent, IChemE Safety Centre, The Manufacturing Technology Centre and many more top names across the industry.

Scheduled feature sessions & headline presentations from leading bodies already including Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), British Adhesives & Sealants Assoc (BASA), Department for International Trade (DIT) , UK Lubricants Association (UKLA), BADGP, BioVale , Cogent Skills, BCMPA and others add to a packed 2 days of high value intelligence, best practice and innovation ‘takeaways, guiding crucial next steps for attendee groups from across the chemical industries.


  • Process Improvement, Process Plant & Control / Process Management
  • Industry 4.0 Digitalisation / Disruptive Technologies
  • Logistics & Supply Chain /Transportation / Storage / Handling
  • Health, Safety, Environment & Regulatory / Compliance
  • Skills, Training & Professional Development
  • Formulation Sector Perspectives
  • Chemicals Business / Sector landscape
  • Contract Processing
  • Chemical R&D / Laboratory / Analysis / Test
  • Green Chemistry / Industrial BioTech / Sustainability

Sectors in focus:

Feature ‘sector-specific’ content will address the needs of key end-user/formulation industries and corresponding challenges for the chemicals industries – including sectors such as Cosmetics, Personal Care Products, HI&I Cleaning & Biocidal Products, Adhesives & Sealants, Polymers & Resins, Lubricants, Pharma & Healthcare, Paints, Inks & Coatings, Construction and others.

Exciting growth markets for the UK chemicals sector such as Additive Manufacturing (AM) materials, and future Battery chemicals will also come under the spotlight at CHEMUK. Dr. Edward Cant, from the Manufacturing Technology Centre talks on how the chemical sector can support AM growth & development. Similarly, Dave OudeNijeweme, Head of technology trends at Advanced Propulsion Centre will discuss the scale of the opportunity for the chemical supply chain in supporting the future high growth automotive battery materials marketplace.