The first Chemspec Digital took place online from 11–12 November 2020 and provided a dedicated meeting platform for the global fine and speciality chemicals community.
A total of 1,591 attendees from 57 countries logged on to the platform during the two event days to network, conduct business and watch webinar content live and on demand. Organisers of the new digital event format have said it proved successful, with global participants connecting with the industry to learn about the latest trends & developments in the fine and speciality chemicals industry.
“The year 2020 has been everything but normal due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, providing a business platform and keeping the industry connected – especially in times like these – is our responsibility as an established and powerful gateway to global business and knowledge. We simply had to adapt to the new circumstances and find an innovative way to achieve our objective”, explains Liljana Goszdziewski, Portfolio Director of Chemspec Europe. “With the successful launch of Chemspec Digital 2020, which was well received by over 1,500 industry experts, we provided a great opportunity to explore bespoke solutions, connect with the community and learn about the latest trends & developments throughout two event days.”, said Liljana Goszdziewski further.
A total of 278 virtual exhibiting companies took part. A product/ company search and the intelligent matchmaking system helped suppliers and buyers meet and conduct business.“Chemspec Digital 2020 has shown that virtual exhibition stands and online meetings provide new sales opportunities and a new way to generate business leads,” saidGoszdziewski about the new online platform.
A daily webinar programme, held by key players from the fine and speciality chemicals industry, provided an opportunity for participants to gain insights into latest industry knowledge, ongoing R&D projects and innovations.
“Chemspec Digital 2020 already offered many functionalities and opportunities to participants. With the learnings and valuable feedback gathered from this event, we set the groundwork for an ongoing complementary format to the live show,” concluded Goszdziewski.
“Chemspec Europe is an important trade show for Lonza Specialty Ingredients’ CDMO and Performance Intermediates business. This years’ event has translated this format digitally – providing a platform to connect with the global chemical industry from home. It was a successful event, and we look forward to participating in the future in both in online and physical events, “ said Alexander Oelke, Associate Director, Lonza Solutions AG