Preparations for ACHEMA 2009 Are Already in Full Swing


With still one and a half years to go, the 29. ACHEMA International Exhibition-Congress on Chemical Engineering, Environmental Protection and Biotechnology, the world’s summit for the chemical process industries, will take place from May 11 - 15, 2009 in Frankfurt am Main.

So by now, preparations for ACHEMA 2009 are already in full swing. The recent dispatch of the updated application documents is marking the official starting signal for exhibitors.

The positive economic situation of the global chemical industry, combined with the promising outlook for the foreseeable future, will certainly boost the demand on the part of the exhibitors. As the leading international event for equipment suppliers of the chemical industry and all branches of the process industry ACHEMA is once again set to spark off trend-setting impulses for technology developments, worldwide contacts and new business networks.

What can be expected from the upcoming ACHEMA 2009?

  • the unrivaled world forum for the process industries with global impact and visibility which hosts 4,000 exhibitors from 50 countries on a projected net exhibition area of 140,000 sqm
  • a meeting point for 180,000 attendees from all over the world
  • the most significant innovation platform which at the same time is the take-off point for investment decisions in our industries
  • a technology summit with 30,000 decision makers from all over the world who meet experts to exchange ideas, discuss experiences, and pave the way for future investments
  • a display of technological progress and product innovations some of which will have the potential to redefine whole branches of our industry

And what is new for 2009?

more compact format of the exhibition, due to some marginal rearrangement of exhibition groups, will enable to accommodate the exhibition group ’Research and Innovation’ in hall 4.2. instead of hall 1. Omitting hall 1 from the exhibition layout means the walking distance for the average visitor will be considerably shorter as this hall had turned out to be somewhat off the regular walking pattern.

ACHEMA’s Special Show regularly highlights an innovative topic within the general ACHEMA spectrum. For the upcoming ACHEMA this “show inside the show“ is dedicated to renewable resources and energy, with an even focus on contributions both from chemistry as well as from biotechnology. This covers the whole field from industrial (“white“) biotechnology to chemical and thermal processes, from biorefineries, plants for the production of biofuels or biogas, to the processing of biogenous products. It furthermore includes high-performance crops, photovoltaics and solar chemical processes, chemical energy storage, biocomposites and biopolymers. The Special Show brings together quite diverse technological approaches aiming jointly at a sustainable use of energy and resources, and will give proof of the decisive role our industry plays in this field.


ACHEMA – International Exhibition-Congress on Chemical Engineering, Environmental Protection and Biotechnology is held every 3 years (since 1920) in Frankfurt am Main/Germany. Over 4,000 exhibitors and 180,000 visitors from all over the world use this major international event for equipment suppliers of the chemical industry and all branches of the processing industry to exchange ideas and experience and to forge new contacts.

DECHEMA Society for Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology organizes the ACHEMA. DECHEMA is a non-profit scientific society based in Frankfurt on Main, Germany. The society was founded in 1926 and meanwhile has over 5,000 private and institutional members.

DECHEMA is dedicated to the development of chemical technologies and processes and to acts as an intermediary between R&D and industry.

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