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Chimica Oggi - Chemistry Today
- vol. 34(2) March/April 2016
Chemspec Europe 2016 – The International Exhibition
for Fine and Speciality Chemicals
Get ready for Basel: From 1–2 June 2016 Chemspec Europe, the fine and speciality chemicals exhibition, will open its gates
again – this year at Basel Messe, Switzerland.
Chemspec Europe is exclusively dedicated to the fine, custom and speciality chemicals sector, and due to its focused exhibition
profile a must for international industry professionals. Leading manufacturers, suppliers and distributors will present a wide
spectrum of fine and speciality chemicals for various industry sectors.
Top-class conferences & workshops
The free-to-attend conferences and workshops are an integral part of Chemspec Europe. They offer top-class content as well as
excellent networking opportunities.
The conference programme includes the Royal Society of Chemistry Symposium, the REACHReady Regulatory Services
Conference and the Agrochemical Outlook Conference as well as the Chemspec Careers Clinic and The Pharma
Outsourcing Best Practices Panel, chaired by Dr Magid Abou-Gharbia, Director of the Moulder Center for Drug Discovery
Informex 2016
InformEx 2016 brought together buyers and suppliers from
the world’s most rapidly growing fine and specialty chemical
markets. The 32
edition of the innovation-focused show
featured nearly 300 exhibitors and had just under 2,000
attendees as well as newly enhanced on-site programming.
The educational line-up fostered dialogue on innovation
and commercialization trends, regulatory challenges,
market dynamics and opportunities for growth within
today’s rapidly growing chemical markets. Top sessions
included an agrochemical panel featuring DuPont, Dow
Agrosciences and Syngenta; a pharmaceutical regulations
panel featuring Johnson & Johnson, Novartis, Rx-360, and The
British Standards Institute; and a case study on collaboration
and innovation presented by Dr. Chandra Ramanathan
Senior Director, Innovation Strategy & Global Lead, External
Innovation, Bayer.
The opening keynote, new to the educational
programming this year, was kicked off by Lawrence Sloan,
President & CEO of SOCMA as he discussed the latest
trends in custom contract manufacturing. The President
of the Cuban Chemical Society, Luis Alberto Montero-
Cabrera, then discussed opportunities on the horizon
following the improved relationship between Cuban and
the United States. The closing keynote was delivered by
John Warner, President and Chief Technology Officer of
the Warner Babcock Institute, LLC. Warner shared how
businesses can begin to incorporate green chemistry to
improve the composition and profitability of their products
and production processes. Both speakers were very well
received by the InformEx community.
Additional unique programming included the
Professional Women in Chemistry Breakfast and the
Young Innovators Program. The 2
Annual Professional
Women in Chemistry Breakfast, united female executives
from the industry to celebrate and empower women within
the industry. Participation in the program was overwhelming
and established a great foundation for the program to
continue to grow. The Young Innovators Program was a joint
effort with the National Science Foundation’s Innovation
Corps Sites Chemicals and Materials Customer Discovery
Program. The program connected the up-and-coming
chemical professionals with industry leaders at the event
by having teams of budding entrepreneurs from universities
across the country present their innovative product or service
to influencers in the industry.
To learn more about InformEx or to sign up for updates about
upcoming events, go to
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