The CHEMUK 2024 EXPO will return this 15th & 16th May to the NEC, Birmingham. CHEMUK continues to grow, with over five hundred exhibitors expected for this year’s event.

Event organiser Ian Stone comments, “This is the 5th edition in the CHEMUK journey, from its launch back in 2019, and it’s amazing to now see every corner of the ‘chemicals industries’ rallying around this annual ‘destination’.

CHEMUK 2024 can boast its largest-ever showing of suppliers and partners supporting industrial chemicals, fine and specialty chemicals, chemical-formulated products, chemical and biochemical engineering and processing operations, chemical distribution and logistics, R&D and product development, and chemical-dependent communities, spanning 14,000 sqm of floor space under one giant roof.

The multi-stage speaker programmes will also be announced soon, with an impressive array of leading figures, thought leaders, and organisations tackling the big issues and trends shaping, challenging, empowering, and enabling the UK’s chemical and chemical product industries.

CHEMUK 2024: 1 Expo, 4 Show Zones

CHEMUK 2024 is comprised of four focused show zones; the Chemicals Supply Show zone, the Chemicals Management Show zone, the Process & Chemical Engineering Show zone; and the Chemical Laboratory Show zone. 

The Chemicals Supply Show zone

The Chemicals Supply Show zone will showcase manufacturers and distributors of chemicals, ingredients, and raw materials to attending R&D, product development, and supply chain teams.

Exhibitors confirmed to exhibit in this area include Brenntag UK&I, BTC UK, Univar Solutions, Caldic, BTC Europe, IMCD UK, and many others.

The Process & Chemical Engineering Show zone

The Process & Chemical Engineering Show zone will showcase the latest engineering technology and specialist services to attending plant, process, control, and engineering professionals from across the chemical and wider process industries.

Exhibitors confirmed to exhibit in this area include ABB, GEMU Great Britain, Funke UK, Hytorc, Kluber Lubrication, ProMinent Fluid Controls, Silverson Machines, Staubli, WIKA, Siemens, plus many others.

The Chemical Laboratory Show zone

The Chemical Laboratory Show zone will showcase specialist laboratory chemical and chemical equipment suppliers supporting research & development, analysis, process design & development, flow chemistry, scale-up, and quality testing within the chemical and chemical product industries.

Exhibitors confirmed to exhibit in this area include GPE Scientific, IKA England, Lambda Photometrics, Radleys, Scimed, ECH Scientific, Mettler Toledo, Verder Scientific, and many others.

CHEMUK 2024 Speaker Programme

In addition to the exhibition floor, visitors can attend any of the 50+ hours of keynotes, feature sessions, and panel discussions running across the show’s five auditoriums, embracing some 150+ contributing speakers.

The speaker programme will address the key challenges and opportunities facing today’s chemical industries.

Organisations provisionally confirmed to be hosting sessions at CHEMUK 2024 include: Nouryon, Clariant, CPI –  Centre for Process Innovation, BASF, Biorenewables Development Centre, IChemE – Institute for Chemical Engineering, BASA – British Adhesives & Sealants Association, BCA – British Chemicals Association, CBA – Chemical Business Association, BADGP – British Association for Dangerous Goods Professionals, CHCS – Chemical Hazards Communications Society, CCUK – Cosmetics Cluster UK, GAMBICA, IBioIC, Innovate UK and BBSRC, UK Government – DBT, Defra, HSE, and The Home Office, RSC – Royal Society of Chemistry, Process Intensification Group / Newcastle University, IBioIC, ScotCHEM, Ricardo, Ramboll, Surfachem, Siemens, UK & Ireland Spill Association, WSP, plus many others.

The full speaker schedule will be announced on the website, so please check for updates and the latest announcements.


CHEMUK 2024 takes place on Wed 15th
& Thu 16th May 2024

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

Opening Times:

Day 1: 9.30am – 5.00pm

Day 2: 9.30am – 4.00pm

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