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Informex 2016

InformEx 2016 brought together buyers and suppliers from the world’s most rapidly growing fine and specialty chemical markets. The 32nd 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 2nd 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.
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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 Research.

The Venue: Basel Messe, Switzerland
The 31st edition of Chemspec Europe will take place in one of the major hubs for the fine and speciality chemicals industry. The Basel region borders three of Europe’s strongest countries in the chemical sector – Germany, France and Switzerland – offering potential to meet and do business with a large number of new industry contacts.

Information for visitors
Chemspec Europe 2016 will take place in hall 1.1 at Basel Messe. Dates and opening hours of the exhibition are 1 – 2 June 2016, from 9.00 – 17.00h. On the exhibition website you can now download the official Chemspec Europe Visitor Guide that has just been published, pre-order the Show Preview, which will be available from the end of April, and subscribe to a regularly published Chemspec Europe newsletter. To benefit from free entry and quick admission to the show, visitors can book the entry tickets online ahead of the show. Online registration will be available from the end of April 2016 onwards.


Compound Management
Effective management of compound collections is crucial to the success of the early discovery efforts of the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and Agri-Science industries. In addition, academic organizations are also establishing comprehensive compound management infrastructures to help realize their target validation and drug discovery goals.
The SLAS Conference on Compound Management in Industry and Academia will assemble key individuals who share the aims of providing their organizations the right compound at the right time and in the best possible quality, to allow the generation of meaningful screening, pharmacological, toxicological or ADME profiling data.

Who should attend?

This gathering will provide fresh perspectives and innovative solutions to compound management and lead discovery professionals, from bench scientists to senior leaders.

High Content Screening
This Conference will gather researchers, academics and industry professionals working in High-Content Screening to explore the latest advances and emerging technologies in the field. Hot topics include novel organisms, novel markers, new essays, novel microscopy techniques, image analysis and statistics.
EXPAND YOUR KNOWLEDGE. Benefit from the experience of 30+ outstanding research, academic and industry speakers.
LEARN. Take advantage of the courses flanking the conference to gain an understanding on how to use specific instruments and how to analyse data.
COLLABORATE. Find out who is currently at the forefront of High-Content Screening and with whom to collaborate.
STAY UPDATED. Learn all about the emerging technologies and the latest advances in High-Content Screening.
NETWORK. Become part of the global HCS community and have a network of peers with whom to evolve discussions.


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