Facts & Figures

The catchment area

Basel is the main centre of the European pharmaceuticals and chemicals industry and the third biggest life-sciences region in Europe, employing 27,800 pharmaceuticals, chemicals and agrochemicals experts. More than 3,500 companies in the sector and also a large number of conventional universities and universities of applied sciences are established in Basel and the surrounding area.

The exhibitors

Laboratory technology and process technology are being presented together for the first time instead of in separate sections: at ILMAC 2016, our exhibitors can showcase their competences and solutions as an overall package. This will ensure greater attention from the growing number of professional visitors who plan and implement their company processes holistically rather than individually.

ILMAC is the meeting place for suppliers and manufacturers of:

  • laboratory equipment; installations, implements, consumables
  • analytical technology; analytical devices and processes
  • semi-finished products, laboratory chemicals
  • information technology
  • design and implementation, engineering, management
  • plant: process engineering devices and systems
  • process and environmental technology
  • pharmaceutical packaging: primary and secondary packaging systems
  • quality control and validation
  • environmentally compatible disposal

The visitors

ILMAC is Switzerland’s leading trade fair for experts from more than 20 different branches of industry. Roughly half the visitors to ILMAC come from the pharmaceutical and chemical industries. In addition, mechanical, plant and apparatus engineering professionals, and also laboratory and biotechnology experts similarly use ILMAC as a contact platform.

Decisionmakers and influencers from the following areas come to ILMAC to gather information:

Laboratory professionals

  • researchers and developers
  • laboratory and project managers
  • service providers and consultants
  • laboratory assistants
  • buyers
  • graduates of traditional universities and universities of applied sciences

Process professionals

  • plant designers and constructors
  • engineering staff
  • production and skilled staff
  • service providers and consultants
  • buyers
  • plant, production, disposal and
  • maintenance officers
  • graduates of traditional universities and universities of applied sciences

Figures 2013