The BCMPA, the Association for Contract Manufacturing, Packing, Fulfilment & Logistics, has announced it will be a headline sponsor at CHEMUK (The UK Chemical Industries Supply Chain Expo & Open Conference), which takes place at the NEC on 15-16 September.
Following recent postponements it will be the first CHEMUK since its launch in Harrogate in 2019, and the first event of its kind that the BCMPA has attended since the start of the pandemic.
CHEMUK brings together the UK’s chemicals, chemical processing, chemical product formulations and chemical using industries. The global annual worth of the chemical sector is now estimated to be in excess of $638bn (£463bn).
Five other BCMPA members will be attending the event: Cod Beck Blenders, Grotech Production, Libra Speciality Chemicals, Maker Industrial and Safapac.
More than 45 firms in the BCMPA’s almost 200-strong membership provide contract manufacturing services in the sector, which the association said has seen significant growth both during and since the pandemic.
Featuring over 350 exhibitors and 150 expert speakers, the free-to-attend CHEMUK 2021 will explore supply chain sourcing, business networking, intelligence gathering, innovation showcasing, best practice, and strategy development experimentation.
BCMPA CEO Rodney Steel (pictured) and Caitlin Rafferty, sales and marketing manager at Maker Industrial, will be speaking on the second day at 11.40am on stage 3. The pair will discuss the advantages of outsourcing and how they benefit customers/brand owners/retailers looking to outsource their chemical projects.
Steel said: “We are delighted to be exhibiting at CHEMUK again, supporting BCMPA members in the world of chemical contract manufacturing. The 2019 event was hugely productive both in terms of networking and new enquiries, and I have little doubt that the 2021 event will match and probably surpass it.”