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ILMAC LAUSANNE 2022 – Opening

Innovations in dialogue: Solutions and offers for the chemical and life sciences industry. From 28 – 29 September 2022, the doors to ILMAC LAUSANNE will open for the fourth time.

This French-speaking Swiss platform for the chemical, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology industries offers a comprehensive overview of their current trends and the challenges they face. 160 suppliers will present their innovative applications, systems, and services for laboratories, industry, and research in Hall 7 of Expo Beaulieu Lausanne.

The mix of attractive product presentations, practical forum topics, and a pleasant exchange of ideas during the provided lunch makes for a rewarding visitor experience and sets ILMAC LAUSANNE apart as a live marketing platform. This year’s forum, together with its partners the Swiss Chemical Society (SCS), BioAlps, and the Swiss Biotech Association, is dedicated to the theme of “Sustainability in the Life Sciences Sector”. The core topics of “Sustainable Solutions in Laboratory and Production” and “Sustainability in Life Sciences” will be discussed by high-profile speakers. Brand Director Céline Futterknecht expressed her great pleasure for the start of ILMAC LAUSANNE: “We are delighted that more exhibitors have registered this year than ever before.” This is a strong endorsement for the Lausanne location: “The event is ideal for French-speaking Switzerland and its proximity to the French market is compelling,” continues Futterknecht.

New formats…
The shortage of qualified personnel has become an ongoing issue and will therefore be addressed at this year’s trade fair with the “ILMAC connect – Job Wall” format. ILMAC connect brings together companies and qualified personnel from the chemical, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology sectors, by providing a place for exhibitors to publish their job vacancies both on-site and digitally. In the “Speakers’ Corner”, visitors can expect interesting short presentations from leading suppliers and exciting startups.

… plus a very attractive supporting program
Those looking for a relaxed end to a busy day at the trade fair can enjoy a pleasant atmosphere at the Metrohm-sponsored networking event on the first evening of the exhibition. During the two days of the trade fair, visitors can enjoy tasty ice cream or fruity sorbets. These cool treats are being offered by ILMAC in collaboration with the trade magazine ChemieXtra. The open networking zone invites visitors, exhibitors, and trade experts to exchange ideas in an informal atmosphere. Leading suppliers from the chemical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, food, cosmetics, agrochemical, environmental, and plastics industries look forward to meeting interested visitors.

ILMAC also as a digital platform

The live experience at ILMAC will become a year-round digital meeting place: “ILMAC 365” provides a platform for the laboratory and process technology community to exchange information on an ongoing basis. Leading suppliers publish their innovations, videos, expertise, events, and much more throughout the year.

Detailed program information and tickets are available online at  

ILMAC Lausanne 2022 will take place on Wednesday, 28 and Thursday, 29 September in the Expo Beaulieu Lausanne, Hall 7.

Opening hours on Wednesday are from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., including the Networking Apéro, and on Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.