CHEMUK 2023 saw a year on year rise of 41% in visitor attendance to the recent show at the NEC in Birmingham, said organisers.
Visitors for the two day exhibition and conference numbered close to 4,000 and reached 5,569 with exhibitor attendees included.
A key feature of this year’s show was the decision to add a third – Laboratory – segment in addition to the Process & Plant Engineering and Chemical Industries Supply Chain zones
“The industry is now responding to the single ‘destination experience’ of CHEMUK providing deliberately segmented zones of specialist industry capability and solutions, supported with unmissable intelligence, whilst at the same time uniting the entire UK chemical industries value chain under one giant roof annually,” commented Stone.
The event drew contributions from leading industry sources including the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Institution of Chemical Engineers, plus a dedicated video address from science minister George Freeman, now Minister of State at the newly-created Department for Science, Innovation and Technology.
Exhibitors included Laboratory News, alongside its sister publications Laboratory Talk and Process Engineering. The publication also presented a conference session delivered by Chemical Industries Association Head of Innovation Mike Lancaster.
Next year’s CHEMUK event will see organisers take additional space in Hall 1 to grow the event an estimated 20%.
In a sign of growing industry and trade show confidence post-lockdown, leading lab focused trade show Lab Innovations appears to be also on course for a healthy attendance. It recently disclosed that 84% of its exhibition space for the November event was already confirmed as taken.