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CHEMUK 2020 Preview

3 March 2020

Visitor registration has now opened for CHEMUK 2020, the UK chemical industries national expo, being held on 13th & 14th May at EventCity in Manchester.

Presenting over 270 exhibitors and 100+ expert speakers, CHEMUK 2020 is the only large-scale trade show that brings together the UK’s chemicals, chemical processing and chemical product formulation 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 last year, event organiser, UK Industry Events, took the decision to move the show to the largest event space in the North, EventCity, Manchester, to facilitate the huge industry demand.

Founder and Managing Director Ian Stone said: “We’re delighted to be bringing CHEMUK 2020, doubling in size, into the heart of the crucially important North West chemical region. With some 270+ exhibitors and 35+ hours of expert speaker programmes, attendees will have the biggest names, solutions & themes under one giant roof” 


Supply Chain Expo:

CHEMUK 2020 will provide visitor groups with a diverse and impressive showcase of 270+ specialist exhibitors showcasing latest plant, equipment, materials and services supporting the chemicals industries, driving product innovation, plant & process performance, future-proofing, supply-chain fulfilment, safety, compliance and more.

Just some of the major names across the CHEMUK 2020 show floor include: ARI-Armaturen UK Ltd, Atlas Copco, Busch (UK) Ltd, Calgavin, Edwards Vacuum, Emerson, Endress+Hauser, GEMU Valves, George Fischer Sales, Gericke Ltd, GRUNDFOS Pumps Ltd, HRS Heat Exchangers Ltd, Yokogawa UK, Kinder-Janes Engineering Ltd, NETZSCH Pumps & Systems UK Ltd, NewsonGale, ProMinent Fluid Controls (UK)  Ltd, Schenck Process UK Ltd, Siemens Plc, VEGA Controls Limited.. to name a few.

CHEMUK 2020 Speaker Programme

The CHEMUK 2020 speaker programme will present over 100 speakers, providing 35 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 & chemical product sectors.

Packed this year with specialist highly topical contributions from 25+ separate trade, technical or professional bodies, three government departments, multiple centres of research/tech transfer, together with an exciting cross-section of leading chemical suppliers, technology partners & specialist service & consultancy groups, CHEMUK 2020 brings together an unrivalled blend of topical content & industry personalities.


The BIG Issues

Centre stage will be critical themes such as process innovation, improvement & intensification, sustainability & responsible care, digitisation, new technology, plant & supply chain management, process safety & regulatory landscape, global trade, sector skills, Brexit and more….

Organisations confirmed to speak include; Chemical Business Association, Chemical Industries Association, Defra, BEIS, Department for International Trade (DIT), BASF, Brenntag, BioVale, The KTN,  ABB Energy Industries, The HazChem Network, Accenture, Dupont, Siemens, GAMBICA, Royal Society of Chemistry, Process Intensification Network (PIN), Tank Storage Association, The British Contract Manufacturers and Packers Association (BCMPA), HSE, Environment Agency, Cogent Skills, CATCH, Centre for Process Innovation, Calgavin, Maelstrom Advanced Process Technologies, IChemE Safety Centre, RAS Ltd, National Chemical Emergency Centre (NCEC), Newson Gale, REACHLaw.. and many more.


Sector Perspectives

Representing downstream chemical product industries, CHEMUK welcomes senior representatives from United Kingdom Lubricants Association (UKLA), British Coatings Federation, British Adhesives & Sealants Association (BASA), British Pest Control Association (BPCA), Solvents Industry Association (SIA), Paint Research Association (PRA), Oil & Colour Chemists’ Association (OCCA), Composites UK, Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI),  The Paper Industry Technical Association (PITA), Aromatherapy Trade Council (ATC) and others, who will all be providing illuminating sector perspectives and discussing implications for the wider chemical supply chain



Attendees can register for their free badge, providing access to all presentations and exhibition floor. The speedy team registration is also available through the site. Visitors registered before 1st April will receive the official 12-page show preview sent to their desk.

For full and current speaker listing and full exhibitor information, please visit

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