Our leading trade fairs

29.12.2016
Greater internationality, clear trends, satisfied exhibitors, but fewer visitors: these are the keywords that summarise ACHEMA 2018. From 11 to 15 June 2018, 3,737 exhibitors from 55 countries exhibited the latest equipment and innovative processes for the chemical, pharmaceutical and food industries at the world's leading trade fair for the process industry, the 132,000 m² fair, which takes place in Frankfurt am Main from 14 to 18 June 2021.
01.03.2019
IFAT, the world's leading trade fair for water, sewage, waste and raw materials management, will once again present the innovations of the environmental technology sector in Munich in May 2020.
25.09.2018
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.
14.05.2018
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.
14.03.2018
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.

Symposia + delegations

17.12.2019
Registration deadline 31.01.2020 - Participation fee: 500,- to max. 1000,- Euro
16.11.2018
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.
23.08.2019
On 16 September 2019, the VDMA will be organising a Management Meeting Process Technology Russia for the first time. The meeting is aimed at managing directors and sales managers Russia of VDMA members in the field of process technology with a focus on chemistry, petrochemistry, pharmaceuticals as well as water and waste water treatment. The aim of the meeting is to exchange information on current trends in the process technology market in Russia and the former CIS region / Eastern Europe.
19.08.2019
For years, the BMWi Market Development Program (MEP) has made it easier for small and medium-sized enterprises to enter new markets. In a Europe-wide invitation to tender, 101 measures of the MEP for the project year 2020 were published.
06.08.2019
For years, the BMWi Market Development Program (MEP) has made it easier for small and medium-sized enterprises to enter new markets. In a Europe-wide invitation to tender, 101 measures of the MEP for the project year 2020 were published.
17.07.2019
From 2 to 6 September, the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy, in cooperation with the VDMA and DECHEMA, is leading a business trip to Sao Paulo for manufacturers and technology providers. Target markets are the chemical, biomass, pulp and sugar industries in the state of Sao Paolo (Brazil). A process technology symposium is planned for interested Brazilian users and visits by local companies in the northwest of the state.
02.05.2019
Tank farm technology Experts from Leistritz, TGE Gas Engineering, AUMA Riester, SIEMENS, PROTEGO as well as McNetiq and 4QUALIS explained optimisation and digitisation possibilities at the VDMA Tank Storage Excellence Forum in Rotterdam

Trade fairs outside Germany

03.01.2020
GASTECH is becoming more and more the most important international platform for LNG and gas technologies. VDMA members who were present in Houston in 2019 all report full order books and continued high demand for LNG and cryo applications, especially in shipbuilding but also for mid-scale and small-scale LNG infrastructure in various regions of the world.
10.12.2019
Discover business opportunities in the Caspian region: A business trip to Baku from 15 to 19 June 2020 focuses on the oil and gas and petrochemical industries.
09.12.2019
63 companies exhibited at ADIPEC 2019 as part of the official German joint participation. The registration documents for 2020 are currently being prepared.
25.11.2019
After economically difficult times, Brazil's oil & gas industry is once again on the upswing. New oil & gas fields are to be tendered and Petrobras sells shares to international partners. The VDMA and the AHK Rio are therefore once again organising a German Pavilion and a European Pavilion. Registration documents and further information can be found here.
22.11.2019
From 2 to 4 June 2020 German manufacturers will have the opportunity to present themselves at Caspian Oil & Gas in Baku. Registration deadline: 7 February 2020.
22.11.2019
From 13 to 15 May 2020, German companies will have the opportunity to explore opportunities in the Uzbek market. The closing date for applications is 17 January 2020.
20.11.2019
For the first time after a longer pause there will be a federal participation in NEFTEGAZ 2020 again in 2020. The VDMA had also supported this, as it is one of the most important trade fairs in Russia for the German mechanical engineering industry. In 2019, the number of exhibitors even rose slightly to 573, including more than 30 companies from Germany. European suppliers can exhibit in a separate joint stand of Messe Düsseldorf, which also organises the federal participation.
13.11.2019
The CIPPE Petroleum & Petrochemical Exhibition 2020 will take place from 26 to 28 March. Few late applications are still accepted after December 31.2019 deadline. Contact us!
31.10.2019
With exports of 1.1 billion euros in 2018, Egypt was the most important process technology market for German companies in Africa*. Reason enough for the BMWi to offer federal participation for the first time at EGYPS (11. -13.02.2020) - International Trade Fair for Oil & Gas and Petrochemicals in Cairo. The registration documents are available: Registration deadline is 20 November 2019.
17.09.2019
In a difficult environment, the market for water technology exports to Egypt has developed surprisingly positively over the past five years. During this period, European exports quadrupled to around 80 million euros. For this reason, the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology is offering federal participation in WATREX Cairo (22 - 24 March 2020).
20.08.2019
GASTECH is becoming more and more the most important international platform for LNG alternative gas technologies in industry and shipping. More than 40 VDMA members and German exhibitors will be presenting themselves at GASTECH from 17 to 19 September 2019 in Houston / Texas. The accompanying conference will focus on LNG, LPG, Ethane, Shipping, Gas Treatment and Small Scale LNG Solutions.
26.07.2019
On September 2, 2019, the VDMA and the AHK Sao Paulo will jointly organize the third Management Meeting Process Technology Brazil & Latin America. And on 3 September, the BMWi will hold a conference on efficient process technology for the chemical and biomass industry in the state of Sao Paulo. Here, too, VDMA and AHK as well as other Brazilian associations are supporters. Both events are part of a BMWi fact-finding mission of nine German process technology providers to inform potential users and EPCs about efficient biomass and chemical technology.
18.07.2019
For the 5th time, the VDMA is organising the VDMA Management Meeting Process Technology in India exclusively for its members.
11.07.2019
With exports of 1.1 billion euros in 2018, Egypt was the most important process technology market for German companies in Africa*. Reason enough for the BMWi to offer federal participation for the first time at EGYPS (11. -13.02.2020) - International Trade Fair for Oil & Gas and Petrochemicals in Cairo. Interested companies can now express their interest in advance and reserve a stand space - final registration documents are expected in autumn 2019.
31.08. - 03.09.2020, Stavanger, Norway - Private German joint stand
13.06.2019
Every 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 Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy for a German joint stand. Interested parties can register for OTC 2020 (4 - 7 May 2020) until 3 July 2019.
02.05.2019
Tank farm technology Experts from Leistritz, TGE Gas Engineering, AUMA Riester, SIEMENS, PROTEGO as well as McNetiq and 4QUALIS explained optimisation and digitisation possibilities at the VDMA Tank Storage Excellence Forum in Rotterdam
13.03.2019
With about 500 exhibitors this year's CHEMTECH (20. - 23.02.2019) was again well utilised. These included 46 German companies that exhibited either at the German joint stand or often together with representatives or the local partner - a trend that has been increasing for years. The German presence was thus significantly higher than originally predicted.
13.03.2019
This time, the fourth VDMA Management Meeting Process Technology India took place at CHEMTECH on 20.02.2019. With 25 participants it was the best attended industry meeting so far! The mood was excellent, because the year 2018 went very well! Growth rates of between 10 and 20 percent - in some cases even above - were reported from everyone.
12.02.2019
In 2019, the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology is again sponsoring a German joint stand at ADIPEC at the suggestion of the VDMA (German Engineering Federation). As in the previous year, the VDMA expects a waiting list due to the strong demand for stands. The Association recommends its members to register immediately with the implementing company.
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".
Ragnar Strauch
Ragnar Strauch
Consultant for international markets, trade fairs and plant construction, Oil, Gas, Petrochemicals Division
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