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//Positive outlook for Chemspec Europe 2013

Positive outlook for Chemspec Europe 2013

Steve Diprose, vice-president of the Chemicals division of Quartz Business Media, organiser of the Chemspec shows and publisher of Speciality Chemicals Magazine, is confident that Chemspec Europe 2013 (CSE) in Munich will be the biggest and best yet and can quote the figures to back this claim up.

Current forecasts, based on stands sold and the pipeline of ‘probables’ and barring any major disasters before then, are that Chemspec Europe 2013 will be 15-20% bigger than Chemspec Europe 2012 in Barcelona, which was in itself a very successful event.
Given the current economic circumstances within Europe and that Chemspec Europe is a mature event, as Diprose points out, any year-on-year growth at all is very good; 15-20% is an excellent achievement. He also went on to say that this is testimony to all of the efforts made over the last few years in turning CSE from a standard trade exhibition into a truly international industry event. This has been achieved by forging positive relationships with content providers and trade associations and without their support CSE as it is today would not have been possible.

To ensure that the show is better as well as bigger, the Chemicals team at Quartz has increased and diversified its marketing efforts in order to drive visitor traffic and has also worked with local authorities and industry bodies, like the Bavarian Chamber of Commerce and the Bavarian Chemical Cluster to promote it both locally and internationally.

For regular visitors the likes of the Regulatory Services Zone, EFCG Crop Protection & Fine Chemicals Forum, RSC Symposium, Exhibitor Showcase, Scientific Update workshops and Pharma panel discussions will be familiar.

Brand new content for 2013 includes:

Russian pavilion organised by ExpoCentr ZAO
Around 20 individual stands are expected to be present.

Research & Innovation Zone
Poster display booths from universities and research institutions providing services bridging the gap to industry.

CAC Agrochemical Forum
CAC, Shanghai is the world’s largest Agrochemical event and for the first time CAC are organising a forum on the show floor of Chemspec Europe with 30+ relevant exhibitors adjacent to the Forum. There will be an International line up of speakers with simultaneous Mandarin to English translations.

American Chemical Society (ACS) Short Courses
Another first. For the first time, the ACS brings its professional training courses outside of North America to deliver a series of courses at Chemspec Europe.

Green Chemistry Workshops
Field pioneer Newreka Green Synth are organising two half-day workshops around the theme of green chemistry.

Chemspec Careers Clinic
Another entirely new feature, in partnership with Chemical Search International, attendees can book a 30 minute session with a consultant to discuss career options in a private and confidential booth on the show floor.

Finally, in a similar vein ‘A Career in Chemistry’ is a half-day session taking place during the afternoon of the second day and will be open to students and graduates in chemistry. The aim of the session is to provide a number of talks aimed at young chemists thinking of entering the industry.

Visitors can register for Chemspec Europe, MOC in Munich, 5-6 June 2013,  by visiting http://www.chemspecevents.com/europe/reg

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