Our leading trade fairs

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.
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.
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.

Symposia + delegations

From 12 to 17 May, 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.
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

Stockexpo Rotterdam (26. - 28.03.2019) is Europe's leading meeting place for tank farm operators and suppliers of tank farm technology. The VDMA is taking part in the trade fair on 28 March with a Tank storage Excellence Forum (info here). You can book your VIP ticket for the fair online here.
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.
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.
For 2019, the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology is again offering an official federal participation with a joint stand at the IRAN OIL SHOW (IOGRPE "Iran Oil, Refinery & Petrochemical Products Exhibition"). Especially in spite of difficult times, some members want to continue to show presence on site.
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.
Every two years the OGI Oil & Gas Indonesia Exhibition takes place in Jakarta parallel to "Mining Indonesia". For the petrochemical and oil & gas industries, it is the most important trade fair in the country. Interested companies can register now.
GASTECH is becoming more and more the most important international platform for LNG and gas technologies. The next GASTECH will take place from 17 to 19 September 2019 in Houston/Texas, the country of the Shale Gas Revolution and one of the world's leading LNG and gas hubs.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
For the sixth time, VDMA organized the German Pavilion at the most important oil, gas and petrochemical technology fair in China, the CIPPE Beijing (20-22 March 2017). The 13 participating companies benefited from an invigorated market situation in China.

Trade fairs in Germany

Powtech will take place in Nuremberg from 9 to 11 April 2019. POWTECH is the number one for powder, granulate and bulk solids technologies. It reflects the current state of mechanical process engineering and analytics - and thus provides a unique overview for a large number of industries.
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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