26.09.2023 - 28.09.2023

ILMAC 2023 

Location: Messe Basel
Organizer: Messe Basel 
Frequency: biennial Exhibitors: 440 Visitors: 12,270

Industry sector: Biotechnology, Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Process and laboratory technology

ILMAC 2023 - The leading Swiss trade fair for process and laboratory technology

Pharmaceutical and chemical industry Melting point Basel: ILMAC completely maps the Swiss market and, with Messe Basel, has the perfect location for the Swiss pharmaceutical and chemical industry. As a user-oriented trade show, the event is aimed at specialists from more than 20 different industries in the pharmaceutical, chemical, biotechnology, food, beverage, cosmetics and other sectors.


Already for the 23rd time takes place in Basel from 26 to 28 September 2023 the ILMAC held. ILMAC has an undisputed position in Switzerland. Since 1959 it has been the only Swiss industrial exhibition for chemistry and life sciences that showcases all industrial applications of process and laboratory technology.

As an application-oriented trade show, ILMAC is aimed at specialists from the pharmaceutical, chemical, biotechnology, food, beverage, cosmetics and many other industries.

In 2017, Switzerland imported pharmaceutical products worth CHF 35.3 billion, accounting for 19% of all Swiss imports. (Source: Interpharma)

In 2019, 440 exhibitors attracted over 12,000 visitors from more than 20 different industry sectors with their innovative and contemporary solutions.

Visitor Target Group:

- Researcher & Developer
- Laboratory and project manager
- Service provider & consultant
- Laboratory staff
- Plant designer and builder
- Employees of the engineering department
- Production and technical personnel
- Operations, production, disposal and maintenance managers
- Graduates from universities and universities of applied sciences

Exhibitor Target Group:

- Laboratory supplies: facilities, equipment, consumables
- Analytics: analytical devices and methods
- Semi-finished products, laboratory chemicals
- Biotechnology
- Information technology
- Planning and execution, engineering, management
- Equipment: process equipment and devices
- Process and environmental technology
- Pharmaceutical packaging: primary and secondary packaging
- Quality control and validation
- Environmentally sound disposal
- Services
- Start-ups from the life science sector


Exhibitor Basel

450 Exhibitors

Participant Basel

10'000 visitors

Focus 1

Sustainable Technology: Focus on Switzerland's pioneering role

Focus 2

News on the topic of Industry 4.0 from Swiss industry

Visitors Basel

68% of visitors come from Switzerland

Decision maker Basel

76% of visitors are significantly involved in the decision-making process

Revisit visitor Basel

77% of the visitors want to visit the fair again

Exhibitor satisfaction Basel

94% of exhibitors recommend ILMAC to others

Take advantage of our Early Bird offer until 12/31/2022:
– 5% on the space prices for individual stands
– 5% on package prices
– 20% on the participation in the Speakers Corner

Use the online registration form and plan your trade fair appearance down to the last franc:



New rhythm and optimized visitor guidance:

Based on several visitor and exhibitor surveys and in order to meet the needs of the market, ILMAC will be held every two years from 2021. In addition, the trade show will be shortened to three days. This time, the event will be held directly in Hall 1.0.


About the Swiss market:

The life sciences and chemical industries are very strongly represented in Switzerland and form an important pillar of the economy. The market is currently undergoing a reorientation, production is being relocated back and companies based here are increasingly investing in Switzerland as a business location. The Basel area is considered one of the most important life sciences regions in Europe. Almost two thirds of all employees in the Swiss pharmaceutical industry work in this cluster. In addition, the majority of the Swiss value chain is generated in Basel and the surrounding area. Around one third of all Swiss exports and one fifth of all Swiss imports are attributable to pharmaceutical products. The global sales of the "top ten" Swiss chemical and pharmaceutical companies totaled CHF 147 billion in 2017.




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Registration info:

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Form of participation:

Individual booth


Unfortunately, this fair is not sponsored, please contact us and we will advise you on the individual possibilities.

Contact person:

Hendrik Taise
+49-(0)221-94 86 45 14

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Basel fair

Messepl. 1
4058 Basel

+41 58 200 20 20

Messepl. 1

Exhibition area: 141.000m²

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