ACHEMA returns to Frankfurt, everything you need to know

ACHEMA, the world trade fair dedicated to biotechnology, chemical and process engineering, is returning to Frankfurt. The appointment is for next August with hundreds of exhibitors, debates and industry innovations.

What is ACHEMA

ACHEMA is the world’s leading trade fair for the process industry. It takes place every three years and is held in Frankfurt. In 2018, ACHEMA‘s last event, more than 3,800 exhibitors from over 50 countries flocked to Germany to present innovations and future solutions to 145,000 professionals. Impressive numbers that make us realise the importance of this trade fair. The products presented range from laboratory equipment and analytical devices to pumps, packaging machines and boilers, as well as safety technology, software and materials for the chemical, food and pharmaceutical industries. ACHEMA is the perfect place to discover what is new in the industry, but also to attend industry events and scientific conferences.


The next ACHEMA will take place from 22 to 26 August 2022 in Frankfurt, Germany. An appointment that comes after the postponement caused by the Coronavirus pandemic. Opening hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday until 4 p.m.

The numbers of ACHEMA

The numbers of ACHEMA 2022 are useful to understand the scope of this key event for the industry. 2200 exhibitors, 50 countries involved and the opportunity to find suppliers of solutions and equipment, but also potential business partners. Modern, up-to-date and interactive, the trade fair offers a unique range of topics, with key events and focal themes for process industry players.


As an international platform and marketplace for the latest trends in technology and services, ACHEMA drives developments in all areas of the process industry. There is no other event in the calendar that offers such a comprehensive mix of cutting-edge technology and global networking: a close-up experience that appeals to all senses and inspires sustainable connections. Discover what’s new at ACHEMA and find out what makes ACHEMA once again the driving force and innovator for the international process industries and their suppliers.

What not to miss

ACHEMA is the world’s most important trade fair for the process industry. In the 2022 edition, there will be no lack of professional thoughts and important appointments. The Digital Hub will be the meeting point for enthusiasts and experts in the digital economy. The Centre Stage will offer a world-class programme of events, creating a great networking opportunity. The AccessPoints will allow to deepen topics, exchange ideas and experiences with experts from Engineering & Operations, Data Integration & Management, Logistics & Supply Chain Management and Cyber Security.

The Green Innovation Zone, on the other hand, will be the area dedicated to the circular economy and sustainable production to address the challenges that the process industry will find in its path, thanks to stakeholders, opinion leaders and experts from all over the world.

The focus will be on five areas that fit ACHEMA: sustainable chemistry, bio-based economy, raw materials, energy and water. As a leading platform for the process industry, ACHEMA will offer truly innovative solutions, bringing together start-ups, institutions in the fields of science, technology, business, education and finance. All creating an interdisciplinary discourse. Under the slogan ‘Boost your business‘, space will be dedicated during the fair to start-ups with pioneers in the field of technology, universities, researchers and companies.

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