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The Latest News on COVID

The coronavirus pandemic can’t keep a good exhibition down. MCH Messe Schweiz has shared its satisfaction with how ILMAC went in 2021 and organisers are already making plans for the in-person edition in 2023. Professionals in the chemicals and life sciences industry can look forward to September 26th – September 28th, 2023. Messe Basel promises an excellent edition complete with strong COVID-19 protective measures. Guests will be expected to either take a rapid test or show a vaccination certificate to gain access to the exhibition. Other measures will include mask wearing, crowd control and hand sanitation points. ILMAC is already moving into a hybrid model with the launch of ILMAC Community for digital networking all year round. 

A Brief Overview of ILMAC

ILMAC is a multi-sector exhibition, which showcases the innovations made in life sciences and the chemicals industry. The international event has a strong reputation and is a magnet for high-ranking decision makers and innovators from around the world. ILMAC provides exhibitors full access to the Swiss market, which is highly regarded as the most advanced in Europe and one of the top around the world.  

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Why Your Visit Is Worth It

It doesn’t get better than ILMAC, when it comes to cornering the European market. Exhibitors are in a prime position to engage with experts and decision makers from leaders in the chemical and biochemical sectors worldwide. Thanks to the inclusion of ILMAC Community, the exhibition is even more lucrative as you can establish a reach to a large network of contacts throughout the year. Attendance is also quite high: 

250 international exhibitors

7000 international trade visitors 


ILMAC occupies a unique place at the crossroads of life sciences, biotechnology and the chemicals industry, which opens up a lot of opportunities to network with buyers from related industries. The exhibition has been running since 1959 and in those fifty years has become the beating heart of the Swiss industry. Editions are based in Basel, Switzerland and take place at Messe Basel every two years. One of the event’s biggest strengths is the product portfolio. Buyers discover everything they need under one roof – environmental technology, sanitation, sterilization equipment, control technology, laboratory equipment, analytical equipment and automation. Another is the stellar ILMAC FORUM. There has never been a more active platform for innovation and sharing of know-how in the chemical and life sciences industries.

Who Are You Going to Meet? 

Companies with booths at previous editions of ILMAC include VTU Group GmbH, Bruker AXS GmbH, Sartorius Lab Instruments, Metrohm Schweiz AG, PerkinElmer, Beckman Coulter Life Science, Endress+Hauser, infochroma ag and Waters AG. ILMAC attracts a lot of different trade visitors. First, we have to mention how multi-sectoral ILMAC truly is. You come in contact with professionals from pharmaceuticals, chemicals, biotechnology, food, drinks and cosmetics. Being held in Switzerland, you have access to the biggest buyers there. In addition, you have scientists, experts and company owners, but we can’t forget skilled technicians. The Job Fair attracts visitors at different career points and positions to attend ILMAC. 

Past Edition(s)


ILMAC 2021 was a hybrid exhibition that took place from October 19th to October 21st, 2021. The event featured a traditional face-to-face exhibition as well as a digital trade show. The face-to-face component of ILMAC 2021 was held at Messe Basel, which had strict Covid-19 prevention measures in place. Social distancing and the 3G entry policy were among the precautions taken. A social distance of 1.5 meters had to be maintained between participants. Over 7000 participants attended the hybrid event including 250 exhibitors.

Past editions

ILMAC 2021

19.10.2021 - 21.10.2021



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EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg - not advisable

Basel SSB Railway Station - 30 mins via Elisabethenstrasse


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EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg - 15 mins via A35

Basel SSB Railway Station - 10 mins via Isteinerstrasse


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EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg - 50 mins via transports 50 and 1

Basel SSB Railway Station - 15 mins via transport 1 or 2

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