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EXPOQUIMIA's 2026 edition will take place in Fira Barcelona Gran Via between 02.06.2026 and 05.06.2026. The live trade show will not include coronavirus safety precautions. This is because of the lifting of the country's pandemic-related limitations.

A Brief Overview of Expoquimia 

Expoquimia is the go-to international trade fair for innovations in the field of general chemical applications on the territory of Europe. There’s the full overview of technological developments in the entire value chain spanning from base chemicals all the way to laboratory equipment and production processes. Held in Barcelona, the event unites the brightest minds across all chemical sectors under one roof and impresses with an exceptional support programme. Expoquimia opens doors to exhibitors to expand their geographic reach. 

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Why Your Visit Is Worth It 

Expoquimia is a juggernaut of an event and one that generates consistent business for exhibitors. There’s a high concentration of high-profile visitors in their respective organisations, whose motivation in addition to market research is to make purchases. The senior buyers make the booth expenses more than worthwhile in the long run. 

The pause caused by the pandemic only increased interest in the restart of the event, and the most recent edition’s numbers are as strong as ever: 

  • 590 international exhibitors
  • 1500+ brands
  • 18,940 international trade visitors
  • 21,000 sq. metres of exhibition space
  • 100+ knowledge and networking activities
  • 200 speakers 

Industry Relevance 

Every three years, the international chemical industry gathers at Expoquimia, a benchmark event for applied chemistry, to celebrate new achievements, research newly released products and track the many innovations, challenges and opportunities on the global market. Held at Fira Barcelona - Gran Vía, Expoquimia has always delivered an impressive turnout and an even more impressive support programme since its premier in 1965. In short, the trade fair stands as a beacon for the chemical sector's advancements. 

Expoquimia’s significance reverberates across the chemical landscape. Each fair is meticulously designed to showcase a comprehensive spectrum of products, services and breakthroughs that define modern chemical applications. Its expansive thematic areas range from industrial chemistry, fine chemistry and pharmaceutical chemistry to environmental chemistry, biotechnology and new materials. Here’s the entire product portfolio:  

  • Base Chemicals Industry & Raw Materials: Raw Materials, Intermediate products, Fine chemicals & pharmochemicals, New materials, Compositech, Food innovation
  • Laboratory material, instrumentation, measurement and control: Instrumentation in measurement and control, Analytical instrumentation, Biotechnology, Technology transfer, Universities, research, development and innovation
  • Equipment, technologies and services for the production process: Capital goods and engineering, Pumps and valves, Technologies and machinery for the production process, Logistics, Handling and storage, Environmental techniques, Industrial safety, Software, Pharma Process, Cosmetic Date
  • Surface treatment technologies and materials 

A notable aspect of Expoquimia is its co-location with EUROSURFAS and EQUIPLAST, creating a magnetic force for professionals from various niches of the chemical industry. As attendees explore the exhibition halls, they're immersed in a multi-sector experience that captures the true essence of the chemical world's cutting-edge developments. 

In sync with its mission to foster knowledge dissemination, Expoquimia hosts the Mediterranean Congress of Chemical Engineering. This facet of the event includes a robust business program that envisions the pivotal role of academic research in catalysing innovation within the chemical realm. With each iteration, the event propels the boundaries of learning, embracing emerging paradigms like Circular Economy and Digitisation. 

Expoquimia is undeniably a linchpin of the chemical industry's evolution. As an unmissable stop for professionals, researchers, academics and students, it not only showcases advancements but also serves as a driving force behind the chemical world’s progress. 

Who Are You Going to Meet? 

Expoquima is a promising ground for networking. The biggest reason why professionals attend the trade fair is due to the abundance of influential people, who drive the industry. For exhibitors this means a solid volume of qualified sales leads as buyers are heavily invested in purchasing and have the budget to prove it. Last edition reported 40% of visitors represent C-level managers and directors of leading companies, and that’s in addition to over 60% of them being influential buyers and purchase decision makers. 

As to who you will be meeting with, Expoquima casts an exceptionally wide net. You’ll be pitching products to decision makers working in base chemistry, pharma, agrochemistry, surface chemicals, pharmacy and cosmetics, plastics and other chemical products. That’s not counting the numerous representatives of the industrial chemistry application industries: 

  • Building materials, ceramics and steelmaking
  • Food and beverage industry
  • Textile Industry
  • Cosmetics and fragrances
  • Water treatment
  • Pharmaceutical products
  • Automotive industry
  • Paints and varnishes
  • Energy
  • Manufacture of plastic products
  • Others 

Of course, we can’t ignore the sizable portion of academics that make it to Expoquima in order to contribute to the information programme and keep their fingers on the pulse of new advancements in technology. Universities and research centres gladly send their representatives to learn, network and share their knowledge. 

Additional Value of Attending 

The Mediterranean Congress in Chemical Engineering is the living bridge between science and business. The most recent edition provided attendees with research, strategies and solutions for the many challenges facing the industry today ranging from digitalisation and energy dynamics to decarburisation, circularity, novel materials and groundbreaking surfaces. 

This congress encapsulates the entire family of Chemical Engineering domains: Unit Operations and Separation Processes, Chemical Reaction Engineering, Process Systems Engineering, Product Engineering, Applied Biotechnology, Safety, Health, and Environment, or Chemical Engineering Solutions to Global Societal Challenges—all are integral components. 

With the chemical engineering landscape undergoing a remarkable transformation, this congress guides researchers, academics and professionals to share knowledge across their respective sectors and promote industry-wide synergy.

Past editions


30.05.2023 - 02.06.2023




1 500+

Exhibited brands

18 882





Trade Visitors




Total Exhibitors


Total Visitors

How to get to EXPOQUIMIA

On Foot

On Foot

from Barcelona-Sants Station is 41 min walking


By Car

from Barcelona-Sants Station = 12 min of a car drive (4.5 km)

from Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport = 11 min drive (9.8km)


By Public Transport

from Sants Estació Station take Metro nr L5 for 3 stops to Collblanc station and change to L9S for another 3 stops to Europa (Fira) from where you need to walk another 6 min to reach your travel point. All of this will take you 20 min.

from Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport take bus nr 46 to Pl Europa Station from where you need to walk aditional 450m. This jurney will take you 20 min.