After being the most visited space in the last three editions of Expoquimia, “Smart Chemistry Smart Future” returns in 2023 with 16 leading companies and organisations in the sector such as the Chemical Business Association of Tarragona (AEQT), Air Liquide, BASF, Bondalti, Carburos Metálicos, Cepsa, the Chemical Cluster of Tarragona (ChemMed), Covestro, Dow, Ercros, Grupo Industrias Químicas del Ebro (IQE), Ineos Inovyn, the Association of Chemical Companies of the Valencian Community (Quimacova), Quimidroga and Repsol. The Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI) is a collaborating entity; Institutional Partners: the Chemistry and Society Forum, the Spanish Technology and Innovation Platform for Sustainable Chemistry SusChem España and ChemSpain and Media Partners: Interempresas, Proyectos Químicos and Confidencial Químico.
Smart Chemistry Smart Future is a unique event focused on the contribution of the Chemical Industry to society, which will give visibility to the contributions of the chemical sector such as: the development of green hydrogen; the capture, storage and use of CO2; chemical recycling or new fuels, among others, which will be very relevant in areas such as energy transition, circular economy or digitalization and that will channel the production paradigm shift to achieve a climate-neutral Europe in 2050. But achieving this climate neutrality will not be possible without chemical innovation, since the products, advanced materials and technologies produced by the chemical industry are present in 98% of the rest of the productive sectors along the entire value chain.
Along these lines, Carles Navarro, vice-president of Feique and president of Expoquimia points out: “The chemical industry is prepared to respond to the ambitious objectives of the Green Deal and also to take advantage of the opportunities it offers us in areas such as energy transition, circularity of the life cycle or the generation of safe and sustainable products from design, among others. Chemical companies will address these issues at Expoquimia and, in particular, at the Smart Chemistry Smart Future forum”.
The chemical sector, ready to meet the challenges
The innovative solutions required by the objectives set by the Green Deal for 2050 will attract strong industrial investment in the race for global innovation that will drive the transition towards a production model that will have among its foundations circularity and the optimisation of resources and energy.
“Smart Chemistry Smart Future – Green Deal Edition” has reformulated its concept and design, strengthening the Agora as the nerve centre of activity, a space where an extensive programme of talks and events will be held in which companies and associations will focus on specific business cases in which the chemical sector is already working. It also will show how chemistry has a great capacity to improve and change the world through innovative solutions to today’s major challenges.
The entire programme of conferences and events of the Smart Chemistry Agora can be followed via streaming, with live access to content offered by renowned professionals and experts from the sector’s leading companies and organisations, who will present the latest research and trends that are being developed in the industrial field of chemistry to achieve the objectives of the Green Deal.
About “Smart Chemistry Smart Future”
Created in 2014 and promoted by Feique and Expoquimia, Smart Chemistry Smart Future is the initiative that brings together the leading organisations in the chemical sector with the aim of highlighting the great innovative capacity of this industry to respond to the demands of society, the Sustainable Development Goals and the Green Deal and as a strategic sector for the economy that generates wealth and quality employment. Participating in the 2023 edition are: the Chemical Business Association of Tarragona (AEQT), Air Liquide, BASF, Bondalti, Carburos Metálicos, Cepsa, the Tarragona Chemical Cluster (ChemMed), Covestro, Dow, Ercros, Grupo Industrias Químicas del Ebro (IQE), Ineos Inovyn, the Association of Chemical Companies of the Valencian Community (Quimacova), Quimidroga and Repsol. The Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI) and Institutional Partners: Chemicals from Spain (ChemSpain), Foro Química y Sociedad and SusChem España and Media Partners: Interempresas, Proyectos Químicos and El Confidencial Químico will be collaborating entities.
Feique is the Spanish Chemical Industry Business Federation that represents and defends the interests of the Spanish chemical sector in more than 150 committees and executive bodies of both the Public Administration and Private Organisations. Its mission is to promote the expansion and competitive development of an innovative chemical industry that contributes to the generation of wealth, employment and products that improve the well-being and quality of life of citizens, in accordance with the principles of Sustainable Development. The Spanish chemical industry is a sector made up of more than 3,100 companies which, with an annual turnover of more than 77,200 million euros, generates 13.8% of the Gross Industrial Product and 5.6% of the National GDP, as well as 710,000 direct, indirect and induced jobs, which represents 3.7% of the total active population of Spain. The chemical sector is the largest exporter in the Spanish economy and the leading investor in R&D&I and Environmental Protection.
Organised by Fira de Barcelona, Expoquimia is the main chemistry trade fair in Spain. Held every three years, the event showcases the potential of the Spanish chemical sector with hundreds of exhibiting companies and an extensive scientific programme comprising a large number of congresses, conferences and seminars. This 20th edition of Expoquimia will be held from 30 May to 2 June at Fira de Barcelona’s Gran Vía venue.
Madrid, February , 15 2023
FEIQUE Communications Director
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