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

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
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.

Trade fairs outside Germany

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
The CIPPE Petroleum & Petrochemical Exhibition 2020 will take place from 26 to 28 March. In addition to a German Pavilion, the VDMA also offers a European Pavilion. Registration deadline is 31.12.2019.
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.
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.
07.02.2019
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.
16.01.2019
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.
04.01.2019
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.
28.11.2018
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.
23.11.2018
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.
22.11.2018
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.
01.11.2018
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.
20.11.2017
Lectures & German / European Pavilion at GASTECH Barcelona in September 2018 - register now!.
13.11.2017
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.
19.06.2017
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.
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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