As one of the first post-lockdown national trade show events scheduled at NEC Birmingham, CHEMUK 2021, the UK’s Chemical Industries Supply Chain Expo, opened its doors on 15-16 September.
Showcasing over 350 exhibiting companies, the 10,000sqm expo floor welcomed some 2,400 visitors, and a further 1,000 from across exhibiting teams over the two days, creating a combined attendance of over 3,500.
Speakers and guest panelists were drawn from across the sector, contributing to some 40 hours of overall market intelligence, tech insight, best practice, case studies, solutions updates for attendee groups. The topics taking centre stage this year included sustainability/net-zero, post-Brexit and green chemistry/ biobased.
On this year’s attendance, Ian Stone, MD of event organisers UK Industry Events, said: “With strong pre-registration levels and a great buzz across industry and social channels, the industry’s eagerness to engage again in a dynamic physical trade show environment was palpable and borne out as soon as the doors opened on Day 1.”
Stone added: “In the wake of unprecedented challenges and disruptions thrown up to all industries, with the outbreak of the global Covid-19 pandemic, the CHEMUK team were so delighted to see attendee groups from across all segments of the Chemical Industries, as well as representation from across all regions…it was so satisfying to bring the industry back together again.”
CHEMUK 2022 will take place from 11-12 May at NEC Birmingham.