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Covid-19 Event Update

The ACHEMA 2022 event has been postponed. Organisers made the difficult decision due to rising infection rates associated with the new coronavirus strain. The event will take place between August 22nd and August 26th, 2022. As a live event, the international trade fair will take place at Messe Frankfurt.  COVID-19 protective measures will be in place during the face-to-face exhibition. These will include the following:

  • A valid ticket, ID card/passport, and one of the following documents are required for all attendees:
    1. Proof of vaccination (two doses, with the second, administered 14 days before the event)
    2. Proof of recovery between one and six months old
    3. A COVID-19 test result that is less than 24 hours old.
  • All attendants should keep a distance of 1.5 meters between themselves and other visitors. In indoor areas, they must always wear a medical, KN95, or FFP2 mask. When sneezing or coughing, attendees should do so in the crook of their arms.
  • Attendees should avoid shaking hands or other physical forms of networking. They should also wash their hands as frequently as they need to. Throughout the exhibition grounds, disinfection dispensers will be available. This includes areas near the entrances, concession stands, and public restrooms.
  • Attendees should remain in their rooms if they experience any symptoms, such as a loss of smell or taste.

A Brief Overview of ACHEMA 

ACHEMA enjoys a stellar reputation as the definitive platform for advancements within chemical engineering and the process industry. The international exhibition focuses on the most important topics that impact our life such as sustainability, safety and water management. Exhibitors present their innovations within analysis technology, laboratory technology, security systems, equipment and instrumentation. The success of ACHEMA is due to its superior B2B platform and the one-of-a-kind information programme. 

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Why Your Visit Is Worth It 

ACHEMA is one of the oldest historically running trade fairs servicing the needs of chemistry and biotechnology, and during its century in operation has only grown in value. The exhibition is often referred to as the World Forum for the Process Industries and there’s a lot of prestige. Exhibiting at ACHEMA raises your profile internationally and helps you reach the right kind of audience. Here are some of the reasons to consider your visit: 

  • 144,628 industry visitors from 145 countries have walked the halls;
  • 3,737 exhibitors have reserved booths at the exhibition centre;
  • ACHEMA is the world forum for chemical engineering and the process industry;
  • Each edition sets trends across every field;
  • Investors favour this platform;
  • There is always a support program with events for pupils and teachers. 

Industry Relevance 

ACHEMA, as mentioned above, holds a particular influence over the chemical industry, because it has been running for a century. The first ever edition was held in 1920 and has acted as a tool to chart the entire history of the industry as a whole. The exhibition is organised once every three years at Messe Frankfurt and each edition has its own special themes that complement the show’s core topics – chemical engineering, chemical and biochemical reaction technology, energy and alternative feedstock, and material processing. 

Of course, over the years this has considerably expanded. Currently, ACHEMA has a massive and diverse portfolio, which captures the imagination of researchers, scientists and buyers. The halls are organised around 12 major product groups and areas: Digital Hub; Materials Technology and Testing; Industrial and Labour Safety; Laboratory and Analytical Techniques; Pharmaceutical, Packaging and Storage Techniques; Research and Innovation; Instrumentation, Control and Automation Techniques; Engineering; Literature, Information, Learning and Teaching Aids; Pumps, Compressors, Valves and Fittings; Mechanical Processes, and Thermal Processes. Together they encompass the entire modern value chain of the chemical industry. Nowhere else do you see such a depth of products and services. 

Who Are You Going to Meet? 

Once we break down exhibitors, we discover they come from a variety of industry sectors such as plant engineering, environmental science, petrochemicals, chemistry and biotechnology. Among these we have names such as Microfluidics International Corporation, Lab Logistics Group GmbH, MKS Instruments, Inc. and S.K. Pharma Machinery PVT. Ltd. among others. Coming to witness the latest innovations demonstrated at ACHEMA are engineers, commercial staff, foremen, lab assistants, technicians, chemists and physicists. A large group of these visitors return home very well satisfied. Surveys say that 85% of visitors report being “satisfied” or “highly satisfied” with their visit. 

The Additional Value from Attendance 

Over the decades as the exhibition grew in size, ACHEMA built on top of its success with brand new initiatives aimed at delivering value to everyone involved. Today, the exhibition has one of the most comprehensive support programmes. There’s something for everybody. 

The PRAXISforum consists of a series of short presentations and has a lot of practical focus. The presentations touch upon issues regarding best practices, productions and the latest technologies that are ready to use right now. If you’re a disruptor in your sector, then how about you enter to win the ACHEMA Start-up Award. 

ACHEMA is dedicated to keeping the industry healthy and growing. This means offering support to the next generation of talent. You will find a variety of events aimed at students, pupils and trainees, who are interested in breaking into the chemical industry. The numbers are steadily rising and the education program at the exhibition is one of the best. Top instructors, teachers and other scientific staff participate in order to share their knowledge and teach them valuable skills. 

The Outlook for 2022 

Several big changes are happening at ACHEMA in preparation for the show’s return to form in 2022. First, the trade show has been moved from its regular April slot to late August. The reason for this is the general uncertainty surrounding the pandemic. The situation is still evolving and the new corona virus variant has made organisers consider a summer edition as a safer alternative. 

The other big change this year is going to concern the ACHEMA Congress. It’s time for a brand new era and this means a better integration of the congress into the exhibition. So what does this mean to visitors? The congress will now run for five theme days instead of the traditional three, and all congress sessions will be held in the exhibition halls. 

Be sure to check with the programme to know which ones will be on the stages directly and which ones will be located close to the exhibition groups. You can look forward to more than 115 sessions, which are headed by users, technology providers and thought leaders! 

Overall, there’s a lot of excitement for ACHEMA 2022, which is the long-waited physical edition after the successful all-digital ACHEMA Pulse. Dr Thomas Scheuring, CEO of the DECHEMA Ausstellungs-GmbH has expressed how the enthusiasm for ‘intensive technical and personal exchange is palpable.’ And he’s not the only one. 

Past editions


11.06.2018 - 15.06.2018






How to get to ACHEMA

On Foot

On Foot

From Hauptbahnhof - 20 min

From Fnakfurt Aiport - 35 min with a bike


By Car

From Frankfurt Main Station - 10 min

From Frankfurt Airport - 20 min


By Public Transport

From HBF S-Bahns with numbers 3, 4, 5 or 6 will all get you to Messe Frankfurt for 11 min

From Frankfurt Airport with ICE, S8 or S9 for 35 min to HBF and then S3, S4, S5 or S6 for 11 min

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