Our leading trade fairs

IFAT, the world's leading trade fair for water, sewage, waste and raw materials management, looks back on a successful 2018 edition. In May 2020, the innovations of the environmental technology sector will once again be presented in Munich. Exhibitor registrations are possible from the beginning of October 2018.
Making the world a good deal cleaner, conserving resources and maintaining good air and clear water - that requires state-of-the-art mechanical engineering. Around 3,300 exhibitors are demonstrating at IFAT in Munich that the technologies are ready to efficiently separate and recycle recyclable materials, clean water from plastic waste or purify polluted air. The machine manufacturers from Germany play a leading role here.
ACHEMA from 11th to 15th of June 2018 is the leading exhibition for the manufacturers of process plants and equipment. Richard Clemens, Managing Director of VDMA Process Plant and Equipment Association is pleased „that her in Frankfurt we will once again have an opportunity to see “live” and for ourselves what German engineers have to offer when it comes to process plant and equipment. For the manufacturers of process plants and equipment ACHEMA takes place in an economically positive surrounding.
The next ACHEMA will take place from 11 - 15 June 2018 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Symposia + delegations

During a five-day fact finding mission in April 2018, eight German process technology suppliers explored the current demand for process technology in the chemical and petrochemical industries in Mexico City and in the Tapico petrochemical cluster in the south of the state of Tamaulipas. Tampico has a high density of chemical and petrochemical companies due to its geostrategic location (close to Texas) and offshore oil deposits.

Trade fairs outside Germany

During the IFAT India (15. -17.10.2018) the 3rd VDMA Management Meeting Process Technology India took place. The 15 participants drew a positive conclusion about the current market situation in India. Due to numerous projects in the oil & gas sector, the petrochemical industry also benefits from this. The outlook is positive, and double-digit sales growth is expected for the coming year as well.
The ChemTECH EXPO in Mumbai /India, with the concurrent shows SpecialityChemiCAL / ChemPetro / BioPharma / Industry Automation & Control / WaterEX / EPC / PVF Pumps, Valves & Fittings is the leading process technology show in India. With over 450 exhibitors it’s the largest sector meeting in South Asia. For the first time VDMA offers besides the German Pavilion a separate European Pavilion.
The OSEA Singapore (27. - 29.11.2018) is next to the OGA Malaysia the leading oil & gas, offshore, petrochemical and shipbuilding fair in the ASEAN region. Here you find the most important facts about OSEA 2018.
The CIPPE China International Petroleum & Petrochemical Exhibition 2019 will take place from 27 to 29 March. In addition to a German Pavilion, the VDMA also offers a European Pavilion. Registration deadline is 31.12.2018.
Each year at the beginning of May, the offshore oil and gas industry meets in Houston, Texas, for the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC). The VDMA traditionally applies to the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy for a German Pavilion. Interested parties can register for OTC 2019 (6 - 9 May) until 14 December 2018.
The 11th ACHEMASIA 2019 will take place for the first time in Shanghai from 21 - 23 May 2019. The conditions of participation are available now. The closing date for registration is 14 January 2019.
As requested by some members, VDMA will provide a German and European Pavilion through its service subsidiary GzF Expo. The Global Petroleum Show looks back on a 50-year history and has developed into the leading oil technology show in Canada. In addition to OTC Houston, it is North America's most important oil & gas and petrochemical technology trade show. It also is world leader for the topic of oil sands.
An official German Pavilion will be organized for WETEX, the leading exhibition for water and wastewater technology as well as for energy supply in Middle East, October 23-25. Deadline for registration is July 20.
Lectures & German / European Pavilion at GASTECH Barcelona in September 2018 - register now!.
GzF Expo will again organize a German Pavilion for the LNG & Gas Exhibition GASTECH in cooperation with VDMA German Engineering Federation and the GASTECH trade fair organizer dmg::events.
IFAT: Digitalisierung zieht sich durch die ganze Ausstellung
Interview mit Silvia Fritscher, Projektleiterin der Ifat, und Richard Clemens, VDMA
VDMA list of German Pavilions at leading international Oil & Gas, Chemistry and Industry Water technology exhibitions
The VDMA International Trade Fair list for process technology is updated regularly. The latest version can be found on the web of VDMA Process Plant and Equipment Association in the section "Trade Fairs".
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