Industry professionals from all sides of the UK’s chemicals sector are set to descend on the Yorkshire Event Centre, Harrogate, Yorkshire on 1st & 2nd May 2019, for the brand new, free to attend CHEMUK 2019 UK supply chain expo & speaker programme.

The CHEMUK 2019 event will bring together the UK’s chemical processing & chemical product formulation industries, providing an intensive 2-day supply chain sourcing, business networking, intelligence gathering, best-practice & strategy development experience.

Designed to introduce new relationships and strengthen existing ones throughout the intersecting layers of the UK’s ‘chemical sector’, the event allows the ‘industry’ to consider the big challenges and opportunities.

2-Day Chemicals Industry Supply Chain Expo

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

Speaker Programme

The 2-day speaker programme will deliver some 20+ hours of free to attend expert intelligence, best practice and tech-insight ‘snapshots’, to inspire and assist next level investment and operational strategies for attending industry groups across the UK chemicals & chemical product sectors.

Keynote speakers will seek to address the BIG topics influencing and affecting Chemical industry businesses e.g. Chemical Industry 4.0, Green Chemistry, Brexit & Regulatory landscape, Supply Chain Management, Disruptive Technologies & Transformational strategy, Process Safety… and more.

Feature streams: Connected Manufacturing plus Green Chemistry

Two of the hottest ‘mega trends’ facing the Chemicals sector are planned to receive special focus – namely the crucial requirement for adaptation to Industry4.0/digital-focused business and operational models, and the overwhelming pressures towards more ‘circular economy’ bio-based consumer and industrial products.

From discussions on the importance of incorporating digital connected business models, driving efficiencies and competitiveness and understanding latest digital tools from AI & Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) in the processing environment to Big-Data and its application benefits, to discussing raw materials and process innovations supporting the increasingly ‘green’ product landscape, the 2 day show floor and related open conference programme will seek to address these head on.

Show organiser, Ian Stone, comments: “The chemical industry is profoundly affected currently by a host of major industrial and market changes and CHEMUK aims to provide connectivity with solutions providers, thought leaders, industry bodies to help navigate through essential next steps, as well as provide vital ‘intelligence takeaways’ to facilitate next steps in vital planning and investment programmes.”

Sectors in Focus

Feature ‘sector-specific’ sessions 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, I&I Cleaning Products, Adhesives & Sealants and others…

Harrogate Venue

Hosted at the recently completed Yorkshire Event Centre in Harrogate (Leeds City Region), CHEMUK 2019 is located to be equidistant between the crucially important North West, Humber & Teesside chemical cluster regions. In addition, providing easy access for the important Yorkshire-based chemical & bio industries plus good central UK positioning. With FREE ENTRY into all exhibits, features & presentations, plus on-site FREE PARKING, as well as easy access by rail and air, the venue provides an easy experience for all visitor groups

Who should visit?

CHEMUK 2019 reaches out to all key chemicals/chemical product & chemical using industries, targeting Chemical Process Engineers, Operational, HS&E, Control & Instrumentation, Test & Inspection, Manufacturing, Formulation, Logistics, Procurement & Supply Chain, R&D & Scientific professionals plus Chemical industry business teams.

Stone continues: “CHEMUK provides the perfect tailored environment for those industry professionals throughout both the chemicals processing and chemical-based product formulation industries, to meet a host of both established as well as new supply chain groups.”

Organisers are anticipating attendee groups from across the broad industrial chemicals processing & distribution sectors, from petrochemicals & base chemicals, to fine & speciality, intermediates & additives, polymers, inorganics, dyes, pigments, green chemicals, process chemicals and more, Stone comments “whether sourcing supply chain materials partners, or essential plant, equipment , apparatus or specialist industry-support services, CHEMUK 2019 is designed to create a ‘one stop shop’ environment for chemicals sector sourcing & partner development.

Equally, the event provides chemical-based formulated product industries, from the cosmetics & personal care industries to paints & coatings, household & industrial cleaning, pharmaceuticals, water treatment, plastics and others, with crucial access to supply chain raw materials, chemical product processing plant & technologies, support services.

Industrial Logistics & Contract Manufacturing

For attendee groups looking for industrial logistics, contract manufacturing & packaging solutions, the event will host a cross section of leading providers supported with tailored best-practice and intelligence.

B2B Meetings

Pre-registered visitors to CHEMUK 2019 will be able to pre-arrange meetings with other visitor groups as well as exhibiting companies in advance using the event’s online B2B networking tool.


Exhibitor showcase set to embrace:  
Reaction/Process Plant, Equipment & Engineering Chemical sector skills & recruitment
Formulation Plant, Equipment & Engineering Regulatory/Compliance solutions & mgmt.
Bulk Solids & Liquids handling solutions Environmental, Emissions & Energy mgmt
Pumps, Valves & Flow Solutions Business Services & Consultancy
Industrial Health & Safety/Security Regional & Sector trade & technical bodies
Automation, Control & Instrumentation Basic Petrochemicals & Polymers suppliers
Laboratory Equipment / Testing & Analytical services Basic Inorganics suppliers
Contract/Toll/Private label manufacturing services Fine & Speciality Chemicals suppliers
Chemical Logistics, Storage & Handling Process Chemicals, Additives & Intermediates suppliers
Industry 4.0 (IIOT,Big Data, AI etc) Green Chemistry solutions/suppliers …. and more