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Leading Process Industry Trade Fair Achema 2022 Postponed to August

Source: Press release

The leading trade fair for the process industry is scheduled to take place from August 22 to 26, 2022, at the Frankfurt exhibition center. Originally, Achema was scheduled from April 4 to 8, 2022. Given the increasing uncertainty caused by the new Corona variant, those responsible — after intensive discussion with the community and the Achema Committee — have decided to do so.

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The last Achema took place in 2018. Due to the Corona pandemic, the next fair is scheduled to start in 2022 instead of 2021 as planned.
The last Achema took place in 2018. Due to the Corona pandemic, the next fair is scheduled to start in 2022 instead of 2021 as planned.
(Source: Dechema / Helnut Stettin)

Frankfurt/Germany – “As a global meeting place for the process industry, we are looking with concern at the newly emerging travel restrictions,” said Thomas Scheuring, Managing Director of Dechema Ausstellungs-Gesellschaft. “Despite an extensive hygiene concept for Achema, which was originally planned for April 2022, we would like to enable our visitors and exhibitors to meet as carefree as possible on site after a two-year dry spell and the longing for an Achema to touch. We don’t see that happening in April 2022 at the moment and are therefore postponing Achema until the end of August.”

The organizers see the shift of four months to late summer 2022 as an opportunity to create an international Achema. “After many months of digital meetings, we want to fulfill the desire of exhibitors and visitors for a physical Achema with participants from all over the world,” explains Dr. Björn Mathes, deputy managing director of Dechema Ausstellungs-Gesellschaft. He says there needs to be an extensive exhibition program and the opportunity for personal contact for this.

After intensive discussions with partners and the Achema Committee, which represents the exhibitors, the decision was made in favor of Achema as a presence trade fair from August 22 to 26, 2022. With this early decision, Dechema also wants to give exhibitors planning security: After all, for them, a major event like Achema means long-term preparation and investment.

“Apart from the date, nothing will change at the planned Achema 2022,” is how Scheuring sums it up: Trendsetting technology and worldwide networking will characterize the world’s leading trade fair when manufacturers and service providers present their products and solutions for chemistry, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, energy and the environment at the end of August 2022. Founders and young entrepreneurs will meet in the Start-up Area.

With the focus topics “Modular and Networked Production,” “The Digital Lab,” and “Product and Process Security,”Achema 2022 will address the issues that are burning under the nails of the process industry. In addition, the mega topics of digitization and climate neutrality are moving even more into focus with the “Digital Hub” and the “Green Innovation Zone.”