21/12/2021 – Event / Chemicals / Process / Achema / Forum / Frankfurt

ACHEMA 2022 postponed until August 2022
ACHEMA 2022 postponed until August 2022

ACHEMA 2022 – the global forum for process industries, held at the Frankfurt Fairground – has been shifted from April 2022 to the new dates of 22–26 August 2022. The decision was made by the show’s organisers after intensive discussions with the community amidst increasing uncertainty surrounding the new coronavirus variant. 

“As a global meeting place for the process industries, we are looking with concern at the newly emerging travel restrictions,” said Dr.-Ing. Thomas Scheuring, CEO of DECHEMA Ausstellungs-GmbH. “Despite the extensive hygiene concept for ACHEMA, which was originally planned for April 2022, we would like to enable our visitors and exhibitors to meet on-site as carefree as possible after a two-year dry spell and the longing for an ACHEMA at their fingertips. We don't see that for April 2022 at the moment, and we are therefore postponing ACHEMA to the end of August.”

Ensuring an in-person event and providing exhibitors with planning security

The organisers see the postponement by four months to late summer 2022 as an opportunity to ensure an international ACHEMA. “After many months of digital meetings, we want to fulfil the desire of exhibitors and visitors for a physical ACHEMA with participants from all over the world,” explains Dr Björn Mathes, Member of the Board of DECHEMA Ausstellungs-GmbH, adding that such an event would require a comprehensive lively exhibition and the opportunity for personal contact.

After intensive discussion with partners and within the ACHEMA Committee, which represents the exhibitors, the decision was made in favour of ACHEMA becoming an in-person exhibition held from 22–26 August 2022. With this early decision, DECHEMA said it aimed to provide exhibitors with planning security: “After all, for them a major event like ACHEMA means a long-term preparation and investment effort,” the firm said in a statement.


Apart from the date, nothing will change about the planned ACHEMA 2022,” Dr.-Ing. Scheuring summed up in closing. “Trendsetting technology and worldwide networking will characterise the world's leading trade fair when manufacturers and service providers present their products and solutions for chemistry, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, energy and the environment in August 2022,” he promised, adding that “founders and young entrepreneurs will meet in the Start-up Area.”

With the focus topics ‘Modular and Connected Production’, ‘The Digital Lab’ and ‘Product and Process Security’, ACHEMA 2022 will address the most pressing issues currently being faced by the process industry. In addition, the mega-topics of digitalisation and climate neutrality are moving even further to the fore as focal points for ACHEMA 2022 with the ‘Digital Hub’ and the ‘Green Innovation Zone’.

The world forum for chemical engineering, process engineering and biotech

ACHEMA is the world forum for chemical engineering, process engineering and biotechnology. Every three years the world's leading show for the process industry takes place in Frankfurt. At ACHEMA 2018, around 3,800 exhibitors from more than 50 countries presented their innovations to some 145,000 professionals around the world. The spectrum ranges from laboratory equipment, pumps and analytical devices to packaging machinery, boilers and stirrers through to safety technology, materials and software, thus covering the entire needs of the chemical, pharmaceutical and food production industries. The accompanying Congress, featuring scientific lectures and numerous guest and partner events, complements the wide range of themes of the exhibition. The next ACHEMA will take place from 22–26 August 2022 in Frankfurt am Main. 

Learn more about the upcoming ACHEMA 2022 at: www.achema.de

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