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

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

At this year's CHEMTECH, 30 German exhibitors will once again be presenting solutions for the Indian chemical and process industries from 20 - 23 February 2019. BMWi and VDMA are in charge of the German joint stand, on 20 February VDMA will be holding a Process Technology Management Meeting India and on the same evening Consul General Dr. Jürgen Morhard will be inviting guests to a reception at Leela Kempinski near the airport. Interested parties will find further information here.
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.
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.
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.
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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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