CHEMUK 2021 Preview – Bringing the UK Chemical Industries Back Together this September


The CHEMUK 2021 supply-chain expo and speaker programme returns on the 15th & 16th September 2021 at the NEC in Birmingham.

CHEMUK 2021 will bring together the UK’s chemicals, chemical & BIO-Chem processing, and chemical product formulation industries, providing an intensive 2-day supply chain sourcing, business networking, intelligence gathering, best-practice and strategy development experience.

NEW FOR 2021 will be the ‘CHEMSOURCE’ Zone that will see an expansion of the exhibits space and speaker programme coverage, relating to chemicals, ingredients & raw materials supply chain & sourcing.


CHEMUK 2021 will provide visitor groups with a diverse and impressive showcase of 300+ specialist exhibitors showcasing latest plant, equipment, materials and services supporting the chemicals industries, driving product innovation, plant & process performance, future proofing, supply-chain fulfilment, safety, compliance and more.


The 2-day speaker programme hosted across four open stages will deliver some 40+ hours of free to attend expert intelligence, case studies, best practice and tech-insight ‘snapshots’, to inspire and assist next level investment and operational strategies for attending industry groups across the UK chemicals & chemical product sectors.

Centre stage will be critical themes such as process innovation, improvement & intensification, sustainability & responsible care, digitisation, new technology, plant & supply chain management, process safety, UK REACH & regulatory landscape, global trade, sector skills, Brexit and more.


Just some of the big names & leading sector bodies down to present or host special sessions in 2021 include the likes of; BASF Plc, BioVale, Chemical Business Association, Chemical Industries Association, The KTN, Royal Society of Chemistry, Accenture, Hazchem Network, GAMBICA, Siemens, ABB, BASA, Defra, CPI, IChemE Safety Centre, Cogent Skills, CATCH, TSA, SIA, OCCA just to name a few…


Programmes will address the needs of the diverse industrial chemicals development, processing & distribution sectors, from commodity to fine & speciality chemicals, intermediates, dyestuffs, additives, bio-based chemicals etc.

Downstream formulated-product sector coverage will include Cosmetics & Personal Care, Surface Treatment products, Adhesives & Sealants, Plastics, Lubricants, Pest Control Products, Paper & Pulp sector, Cosmeceuticals, Paints, Inks & Coatings, Solvents, and more, as well as key ’breaking markets’

Full 2-day programmes will be available from June 2021 at


CHEMUK 2021 reaches out to all key chemicals/chemical product & chemical using industries, targeting Chemical Process Engineers, Operational, HS&E, Control & Instrumentation, Test & Inspection, Manufacturing, Formulation, Logistics, Procurement & Supply Chain, R&D & Scientific professionals plus Chemical industry business teams.

Organisers are anticipating attendee groups from across the broad industrial chemicals manufacturing & distribution sectors, from petrochemicals & base chemicals, to fine & speciality, intermediates & additives, polymers, inorganics, dyes, pigments, green chemicals, process chemicals and more.

Equally, the event provides chemical-based formulated product industries, from the cosmetics & personal care industries to paints & coatings, household & industrial cleaning, pharmaceuticals, water treatment, plastics and others, with crucial access to supply chain raw materials, chemical product processing plant, technologies & support services.


 “Given the importance of the chemical sector to the UK economy, it is vital that the sector is represented by one integrated, supply chain event which is why CHEMUK is so key to the way in which we present our industry and engage with our regulators,

suppliers and distributors.”

David Wright, Director General, UK Lubricants Association UKLA

“Exciting new event that gives companies the tools to ensure they are complaint with the regulations. A fantastic line up of speakers who provide such valuable insight into the regulations.

Caroline Raine, Consultancy, Chairman, British Association of Dangerous Goods Professionals

“A standout UK chemical event in particular for the quantity, quality and variety of the speaker program which resulted in an informative and inspiring two days.”

Paul Spencer, Product Development Manager, Gurit UK.


CHEMUK 2021 takes place on Wed 15th & Thu 16th September 2021

Venue: NEC – National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, B40 1NT

Opening Times:

Day 1: 9.00am – 5.00pm

Day 2: 9.00am – 4.00pm


Register NOW for your FREE entry badge PLUS to receive latest CHEMUK exhibitor & programme news at

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