Side Events 2017

During the event, some of the largest associations and companies of the industry organize their own congresses, seminars and meetings.

Mesa redonda Fundación ICIL / Seguridad en el transporte y distribución de mercancias peligrosas en el sector químico

DESCRIPTION: En esta mesa redonda Fundación ICIL como entidad experta en la cadena de valor hará enfasis en la problemàtica específica de la mercancia peligrosa en el sector químico. Desde el punto de vista de su gestión , ámbito de Seguridad para los diferentes modos de transporte y distribución. Para ello contaremos con la presencia de diferentes empresas especializadas en la producción, explotación y distribución de productos químicos que conllevan una manipulación especial.

DATE: 02 Oct.
TIME: 11:00-13:00
WHERE: Hall 1 - Room 1.2

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DESCRIPTION: The New Regulation on the Storage of Chemicals – Main Modifications

DATE: 3 Oct.
TIME: 9:00 - 18:00
WHERE: Hall 1 - Press Room

New Trends in Computational Chemistry For Industrial Application

DESCRIPTION: Computational chemistry increasingly plays an essential role in the understanding of chemical and biological processes in both academic and industrial world, thanks to the possibility of visualizing by computer the details of reactions and atomic and molecular complex systems. The workshop will show some real cases of the use of computational modelling in different areas of work, as they are the pharmaceutical chemistry and the petrochemical, and will offer the opportunity to bring together researchers and professionals from the public and private sectors with the aim of generating an exchange of ideas and foster new collaborations.

ORGANIZED BY: Xarxa de Referència Química i Teòrica Computacional
DATE: 03 Oct.
TIME: 09:30 – 15:15
WHERE: CC4 - Room 4.3

Water Jetting for Industrial Cleaning and Surfaces Preparation

DESCRIPTION: The Spanish Water Jetting Association, ALTAP, represents companies that use the high pressurized water for specific applications as surface preparation, industrial cleaning, construction and municipal sewer systems.

On the framework of EXPOQUIMIA 2017, ALTAP organizes a dedicated workshop about water jetting for surface preparation and industrial cleaning in order to disseminate these specialized techniques.

DATE: 3 Oct.
TIME: 10:30 - 13:00
WHERE: CC1 Room 1.5  | Gran Via Venue, Barcelona.

The Sixth Symposium on the Teaching of Chemistry in Catalonia

DESCRIPTION: The Sixth Symposium on the Teaching of Chemistry in Catalonia (6esJEQC), organized by the Technical Education Section of the Catalonia Official Professional College of Chemists (CQC) in collaboration with the Faculty of Chemistry at the University of Barcelona (UB), will be held on October 3, 4, 5 and 6, in Expoquimia Congress. The main proposition is "Teaching Chemistry in a Global World".

The principal subjects: Innovation on teaching chemistry in classrooms and laboratories. Relationship between the University, Professional Training and chemical industry. Chemistry into our mobiles. Disclosure of chemistry and science. Research and final degree projects. All the sessions will be around oral or poster communications, presented by teachers and students from different educational levels.

We want a true exchange of ideas and a deep discussion about the quality of teaching Chemistry in classrooms and laboratories. The final objective is to improve teaching chemistry at all educational levels and connect it with chemical industry within a globalized world.

DATE: 4 - 6 Oct.
TIME: Day 3: 15:00 - 18:30 | Day 4: 15:30 - 18:30 | Day 6: 10:00 - 13:30
WHERE: CC1 - Room 1.3 | Friday CC4 - Room 4.2

The Circular Water Economy in the Chemical Industry

DATE: 4 Oct.
TIME: 9:00 - 14:00
WHERE: CC1 - Room 1.4


DESCRIPTION: Expoquimia and WssTP are excited to announce the launch the event Water Market Europe which is scheduled to take place on the 4th of October 2017 at the Fira de Barcelona in conjunction with the World Chemical Summit 2017.

Expoquimia and WssTP Water Market Europe is part of a cycle of events initiated by WssTP, which aims at creating a unique innovation and business environment, where state of the art water knowledge and research results can meet with market actors within and outside the water sector to create value and new business opportunities. During the event, B2B meetings will be organised enabling participants to have a targeted networking experience. Water Market Europe will bring together a top-class research and innovation to address some of the most pressing global challenges for growth and sustainability, promoting the true value of water, and Europe's worldwide leadership.

ORGANIZED BY: WssTP – The European Water Platform
DATE: 04 Oct.
TIME: 9:30 - 15:30
WHERE: Sala Barcelona

Aplicación de la metodología BIM en las infraestructuras e instalaciones industriales

ORGANIZED BY: Asinca, Instituto Ingenieria, Tecniberia.
DATE: 04 Oct.
TIME: 9:45 – 13:45




Chemical Industry 4.0 – Smart approaches made in Germany

DESCRIPTION: The ChemCologne region is one of the leading chemical regions in Europe. 250 chemical companies of all sizes and across all sectors and with a total of 70,000 employees are located in the region.
Industry 4.0 and digitalization are just two of the buzzwords the chemical industry has to deal with these days. This workshop will give participants an overview about the smart approaches within the ChemCologne region. Large companies as well as start-ups will give an insight about current projects in the chemical industry.
The organizers would like to welcome everybody who is interested in discussing current topics on (chemical) industry 4.0 and digitalization to generate an exchange of ideas and foster new collaborations. Following the presentations participants are invited to join the get-together with snacks and drinks.

ORGANIZED BY: ChemCologne, NRW.Invest, Infraserv Knapsack y Evonik
DATE: 04 Oct.
TIME: 16:30 - 18:30
WHERE: CC1 Room 1.4




The Latest Trends in Purchasing to Improve our Management Efficiency - Key Factors in Good Budget Management

DESCRIPTION: Through this event, AERCE intends to bring together both sides in order to detect, on the one hand, the needs of entrepreneurs and their purchasing managers, and on the other hand to make known the solutions that experts can provide, in all The aspects that surround the budgets with the different aspects that the professional has to take into account at the time of its elaboration.

DATE: 04 – 05 oct.
TIME: 1st day: 9:00 – 18:30 | 2nd day: 09:00 - 14:00
WHERE: CC1 Room 1.1

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Open Innovation Forum

Catalan universities are uniting to find solutions to the innovation challenges of the business sector

DESCRIPTION: As part of Barcelona Industry Week, which takes place on 1-6 October at Fira Barcelona, various Catalan universities are organising the Open Innovation Forum, a meeting that gives companies the chance to explain their innovation challenges and research groups the opportunity to put forward their solutions to these challenges.

The Open Innovation Forum is structured into four areas of knowledge: health, food, chemicals and energy. It originated as an open innovation programme that would allow companies to put forward their challenges and research groups from the main Catalan universities to work on coming up with innovative solutions to these challenges.

This initiative will culminate with a meeting on 5 October at Fira de Barcelona where, by means of an agenda of prearranged meetings, companies and researchers will get together to explore new opportunities for developing innovative projects. The meeting is open to any company with the need to innovate, or develop new products and services, or with an interest in exploring new innovation opportunities; and to research groups from universities and technology centres with an interest in helping the Catalan business sector with their research.

DATE: 5 Oct.
WHERE: HALL 3 - Isaac Newton Area

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7th National Congress on Chemical Distribution (7CNDQ)
'The Digital Transformation and New Alliances'

DESCRIPTION: The growing digitisation of industry is a reality and also affects the chemical sector, which entails a whole raft of possibilities and also requires certain challenges to be tackled. The seventh National Congress on Chemical Distribution will analyse and discuss the impact that digitisation is having on chemical distribution. Important aspects such as alliances as the new engine for growth and the focus on optimising human resources will also be discussed at the Congress. The closing address of the 7CNDQ will be given by Antonio Brufau, the president of REPSOL.

DATE: 5 Oct.
TIME: 09:00 – 15:00
WHERE: CC5 - Room 5.1

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Fire and Risk Identification for chemical industries

DESCRIPTION: La aplicación creciente de las nuevas herramientas informáticas al análisis de riesgos en la industria química que nos permitan entender los problemas de los incendios y sus consecuencias.
Ejemplos de modelización de consecuencias así como el proceso de la gestión de protección contraincendios mediante la aplicación del diseño basado en prestaciones.

ORGANIZED BY: Expoquimia, Apici, CGE
DATE: 06 Oct.
TIME: 9:30 - 12:00
WHERE: CC1 - Room 1.4





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