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ACHEMA global forum for process industries returns to Frankfurt as on-site event in April 2022
ACHEMA global forum for process industries returns to Frankfurt as on-site event in April 2022

Following this year’s pioneering digital iteration of the show, leading process industry expo ACHEMA returns to Frankfurt next year as an in-person event extravaganza: from 4–8 April 2022, Frankfurt Fairground will once again become the meeting place for the global process industries, with hygiene and safety precautions naturally top-of-mind for event organisers.

“After a two-year dry spell, the need for intensive technical and personal exchange is palpable,” remarked Dr Thomas Scheuring, CEO of DECHEMA Ausstellungs-GmbH – organiser of the ACHEMA event. This is also reflected in the increasing exhibitor demand: at present, more than 2,400 exhibitors have already registered, and are set to present their range of products, solutions and services for the process industries across more than 100,000 square metres of floor-space.

Concurrently, in recognition of the heightened health and safety considerations that must be made in times of a pandemic, the organisers have implemented a comprehensive hygiene concept to ensure that personal exchange and networking are once again possible to conduct in safety on-site.

“Spirit of optimism” in the chemical industry

“I sense a great spirit of optimism in the chemical industry – the urge to push ahead with new projects to build the global circular economy, as well as to reduce greenhouse gas emissions continues to grow,” remarked Dr Klaus Schäfer, Covestro's Chief Technology Officer, who added that due to the magnitude of the tasks, “co-operation will be the key to success”. 

“The personal exchange at ACHEMA can provide an initial spark for further initiatives and co-operations,” he suggested. “After long discussions about goals, we are now talking about solutions. I'm looking forward to it,” he added.

Chemical, pharma, biotech, energy & environmental sectors covered 

Trendsetting technology and global networking will continue to characterise the world's leading trade fair in 2022. Manufacturers and service providers from almost 50 nations will present their products for the chemical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, energy and environmental sectors. Founders and young entrepreneurs will meet in the Start-up Area.


Every ACHEMA is close to my heart – whether virtual or real,” remarked Eckard Eberle, CEO Process Automation at Siemens. “Next year, I am looking forward to inspiring customer meetings and exchanges with the community. We want to give our customers impulses on how we can implement the digital transformation together. Specifically, we want to share our expertise from the pharmaceutical and chemical industries,” he added.

Likewise, as a major industrial employer in the Rhine-Main region and a traditional exhibitor, ACHEMA has always had a very special significance for SAMSON AG, according to Dr Andreas Widl, he firm’s CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board. “We are very much looking forward to meeting our customers and partners in person again in 2022, presenting technological innovations and discussing the opportunities and challenges of the future together."

This is exactly what ACHEMA 2022 will address with the focus topics: ‘Modular and Networked Production’, ‘The Digital Lab’ and ‘Product and Process Security’. The mega-topics of digitalisation and climate neutrality are also moving ever more into the frame of focus at ACHEMA, with the show’s dedicated ‘Digital Hub’ and the ‘Green Innovation Zone’.

ACHEMA The world’s leading process industry event

The world’s leading show for the process industry – and the most globally significant forum for chemical engineering, process engineering and biotechnology – ACHEMA, takes place every three years in the city of Frankfurt, Germany. 

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 of products on show 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 and solutions that characterise the exhibition. 

The next ACHEMA will take place from 4 – 8 April 2022 at Frankfurt Fairground. 

To learn more about ACHEMA 2022, visit: www.achema.de/en

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