Our leading trade fairs

23.04.2020
IFAT 2020, which has already been postponed, will be cancelled and the next IFAT will be held in 2022.
12.03.2020
IFAT 2020 will not take place as planned from 4 to 8 May 2020.
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

06.05.2020
At the beginning of April and in June, the BMWi / VDMA delegations and symposia on "Operation Excellence and Energy Efficiency in Chemical & Petrochemical Industry" should take place in the chemical clusters in Eastern Mexico and in the oil & gas region of Baku / Azerbaijan. Both are now being postponed.
06.05.2020
VDMA & BMWi open doors for process technology to chemical & petrochemical clusters in Tampico / Altamira and Coatzacoalcos (Eastern Mexico). Talks at BASF Mexico, Braskem and others confirmed.
12.03.2020
IFAT 2020 will not take place as planned from 4 to 8 May 2020.
23.01.2020
Discover business opportunities in the Caspian region: A business development trip to Baku from 15 to 19 June 2020 will focus on the oil and gas and petrochemical industries.
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
13.12.2018
07. - 08.02.2019, Bregenz, Austria
09.03.2018
29.05.2018, Hamburg
06.03.2018
VDMA-Infotag am 16.03.2018, Frankfurt / Main, VDMA-Haus
01.03.2018
VDMA Info Day, Frankfurt/Main, VDMA House, 13.03.2018
27.02.2018
VDMA Info Day – achieving inexpensive sensor systems, Frankfurt/Main, VDMA House, 09.03.2018
12.02.2018
22.02.2018, Hamburg, HAW
19.11.2017
November 30. 2017, Hamburg
06.11.2017
21.11.2017, Berlin
02.11.2017
December 1. - 2. 2017, Shanghai, PR China
07.11.2017
20.11.2017, Brussels, Belgium

Trade fairs outside Germany

27.05.2020
The registration documents for 2020 are available. 63 companies exhibited at ADIPEC 2019 as part of the official German joint participation.
12.05.2020
Due to the corona virus the CIPPE Beijing of March was first postponed (3. - 5.7.2020) and now completely cancelled.
11.05.2020
After the Hanover Fair, IFAT Munich was also cancelled. Abroad, the oil & gas trade fairs Neftegaz Moscow and CIPPE Beijing were postponed until June / July and have now been finally cancelled. The water technology trade fair WATREX Cairo is currently postponed to October 2020.
08.05.2020
ECWATECH will take place from September 8 - 10, 2020 - the week in which IFAT Munich was scheduled. Registration is risk-free, as the BMWi will cover possible cancellation costs. So if quarantine and other corona regulations were relaxed until September, ECWATECH - already the most important water technology trade fair in Eastern Europe - would suddenly become the only and most important international water technology trade fair of 2020! 25 German companies have already registered.
30.04.2020
For the first time after a longer break there should be a federal participation in NEFTEGAZ in March 2020. The VDMA had also lobbied the BMWi for this. Due to the Corona Pandemic, the trade fair was initially postponed to 22 - 25.6.2020 - now the event has been cancelled this year.
28.04.2020
You can register for the upcoming KHIMIA federal participation until 24.7.2020. Due to the current situation, the BMWi allows all participants to cancel at short notice and free of charge. This offers all interested parties a maximum of financial and planning security. VDMA and Messe Düsseldorf will be happy to advise you. Please contact us!
28.04.2020
After the Hanover Fair, IFAT Munich has now also been cancelled. Abroad, the national participations at Neftegaz on 22 - 25.6.2020 (originally 13 - 16.4.2020) as well as CIPPE Beijing on 3 - 5.7.2020 and WATREX Cairo will now be filled to capacity on still unknown dates. Further events are affected.
20.03.2020
At the suggestion of the VDMA, the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology is again sponsoring a German joint stand at ADIPEC in 2020. The registration documents will be made available very late this year, at the end of March. It remains to be seen how many companies will register now due to the COVID .19 crisis. The VDMA is currently informing itself about possible withdrawal regulations. We recommend to clarify the cancellation policy with the implementing company HMC before registration.
20.03.2020
Following the postponement of the Hanover Fair (new: 13 - 17.7.2020), IFAT Munich (new: 7 - 11.09.2020) and Analytica Munich (new: 19 - 22.20.2020) have now also been postponed. Outside Germany, the national participations at Neftegaz on 22 - 25.6.2020 (originally 13 - 16.4.2020) as well as CIPPE Beijing (new: 3. - 5.07.2020) and WATREX Cairo are now being filled up on as yet unknown dates. Further events are currently being added almost on a daily basis.
20.03.2020
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.
17.02.2020
On March 31, 2020, the symposium "Operation Excellence and Energy Efficiency in Chemical & Petrochemical Industry" organized by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi) will take place in Altamira / Eastern Mexico in front of Mexican plant and quality managers at the Chemical Cluster Tampico / Altamira. The symposium is accompanied by the VDMA and organized by the AHK Mexico.
17.02.2020
The AHK Norway is organising a joint stand from 31.08. - 03.09.2020 at Europe's leading offshore exhibition ONS Stavanger, Norway. Future orientation in Norway's oil and gas industry opens up market opportunities.
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.
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).

Trade fairs in Germany

23.04.2020
IFAT 2020, which has already been postponed, will be cancelled and the next IFAT will be held in 2022.
20.03.2020
Following the postponement of the Hanover Fair (new: 13 - 17.7.2020), IFAT Munich (new: 7 - 11.09.2020) and Analytica Munich (new: 19 - 22.20.2020) have now also been postponed. Outside Germany, the national participations at Neftegaz on 22 - 25.6.2020 (originally 13 - 16.4.2020) as well as CIPPE Beijing (new: 3. - 5.07.2020) and WATREX Cairo are now being filled up on as yet unknown dates. Further events are currently being added almost on a daily basis.
12.03.2020
IFAT 2020 will not take place as planned from 4 to 8 May 2020.
IFAT: Digitalisierung zieht sich durch die ganze Ausstellung
Interview mit Silvia Fritscher, Projektleiterin der Ifat, und Richard Clemens, VDMA
IFAT 2020 Highlights
IFAT 2020 Experience Science Future
Overview trade fair postponements - cancellations - update from 24.4.2020
After the Hanover Fair, IFAT Munich has now also been cancelled. Abroad, the national participations at Neftegaz on 22 - 25.6.2020 (originally 13 - 16.4.2020) as well as CIPPE Beijing on 3 - 5.7.2020 and WATREX Cairo will now be filled to capacity on still unknown dates. Further events are affected.
Ragnar Strauch
Ragnar Strauch
Consultant for international markets, trade fairs and plant construction, Oil, Gas, Petrochemicals Division
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