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- 11/02/2016

InformEX: the Leading Event for Fine & Specialty Chemicals Announces Exciting Advancements

Chimica Oggi-Chemistry Today

On May 16–18, 2017 a dynamic community of industry leaders within the evolving fine, specialty, and custom chemicals industries will gather at the 33rd edition of InformEx in Philadelphia, PA.

The event will take place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, adjacent to the inaugural edition of CPhI North America, the newest edition to the global pharmaceutical events portfolio. More than 1,500 attendees and 150 InformEx exhibitors from 30 countries will gather at this hub of fine and specialty chemical innovation to network and to do business.


The specialty chemicals industry is changing in very meaningful ways. Chemical product innovation is now more often incremental progress rather than the blockbuster advancements of the 20th century, emerging markets are driving much of the industry’s growth, volatility in numerous end-use markets is difficult to manage, and increasing regulatory demands are creating further complexity.

With more and more high-performance and value-adding digital technologies appearing in the market, and an increased demand for environmentally friendly products, the industry is facing tremendous opportunities.

To strategically address these industry-driving changes within the fine and specialty chemicals market, InformEx 2017, and its alignment with CPhI North America, has evolved to offer attendees a more robust event, from education to networking and sourcing, to do business better than ever before.


A Focus on Education & Innovation

The 2017 educational content will foster dialogue on innovation and commercialization trends, regulatory challenges, market dynamics, and opportunities for growth within today’s rapidly growing chemical markets. To further enhance the educational offerings, InformEx has forged strategic partnerships with the American Chemical Society (ACS), the largest scientific association in the world, and CBI, the industry leader in actionable life sciences content and analysis. In addition, InformEx continues its strong and longtime partnership with The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA).


  • World-Class Educational Programming: New for 2017, InformEx introduces Connect InformEx, an in-depth conference program that will focus on topics within the broader agrochemicals, energy, personal care fields and more.
  • A Focus on Innovation: See the latest technologies, products, and approaches at one of the Insight Briefings or at the Innovation & Product Gallery on the expo show floor. Join industry professionals as they network and discuss innovations and challenges of common interest and mutual benefit.

“The innovation focus speaks to how InformEx and CPhI North America will come together. The opportunities for collaboration between these two industries is tremendous, and both the content offerings and the adjacency of these events will facilitate this,” stated Stephanie Holland, Advertising Sales & Marketing Manager for the American Chemical Society (ACS).


Moving to the Hub of North American Innovation

Philadelphia is conveniently located near many organizations known for their commitment to innovation and research in the specialty chemicals industry.

The move to Philadelphia will be a change for InformEx attendees and exhibitors alike. However, we believe the access to the pharmaceutical industry professionals attending CPhI North America and the show’s proximity to a huge concentration of fine and specialty chemical companies on the East Coast will make InformEx even stronger,” said Robyn Duda, InformEx Portfolio Director.

SOCMA, the longtime strategic partner of InformEx, is also enthusiastic about the opportunity for InformEx and CPhI North America attendees to interact.

We think having CPhI and InformEx held adjacent to one another will offer dynamic cross-pollination between the two events and audiences. It will be good for the industry, and it will be good for InformEx,” said Jenny Gaines, Director of Marketing and Communications for SOCMA.

Register today to attend InformEx 2017 on May 16–18, 2017, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center:


InformEx is the must-attend industry conference and tradeshow for the fine and specialty chemical industry.
For more than 30 years, InformEx has brought more than 2,500 decision makers and thought leaders together with new suppliers, solutions, and approaches. It is the premier event for buyers and sellers to create profitable relationships, expand partnerships, and network with key industry players.
InformEx 2017 will be held adjacent to the inaugural edition of CPhI North America, tremendously expanding InformEx’s reach within and exposure to the full pharmaceutical value chain. In addition, InformEx is the leading event for professionals within the broader energy, food, cosmetics, and agrochemicals fields as well as other strategic verticals within the specialty chemical industry.

InformEx is produced by UBM plc, a global events-led marketing services and communications company. 

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