Welcome to ILMAC, Switzerland’s leading trade fair for laboratory and process technology.

The life sciences and chemical sectors are very strongly represented in Switzerland and constitute a key pillar of the economy.
Within this market, companies are currently starting to move their focus back to Switzerland again. Production is returning to Switzerland,
and companies that are established here are investing in their home location to a greater extent once more.
The Basel conurbation is one of Europe’s biggest life sciences regions. Almost two thirds of those employed in the Swiss pharmaceutical industry
work in this cluster. In addition, a major portion of the Swiss added value chain is generated in Basel and its surroundings.
Around one third of all Swiss exports and a fifth of all Swiss imports are attributable to pharmaceutical products.
Global sales of the top ten Swiss chemical and pharmaceutical companies totalled CHF 147 thousand million in 2017.


Exhibitors Basel
450 exhibitors


Visitors Basel
12,000 visitors


Focus 1
Sustainable technology: focus on Switzerland's pioneering role


Focus 2
The latest on Industry 4.0 from Swiss industry


Visitors Basel

68% of visitors come from Switzerland


Decision-makers Basel

76% of visitors have a key role in the decision-making process


Returning visitors Basel

77% of visitors want to come to the fair again


Exhibitor satisfaction Basel

80% of exhibitors are satisfied with the trade fair

Date, location and opening hours

The next ILMAC takes place Tuesday, 19th to Thursday, 21st October 2021 at Messe Basel.

Opening hours

TU 19.10.2021 9.00–17.00 h
WE 20.10.2021 9.00–18.30 h
TH 21.10.2021 9.00–17.00 h

The ILMAC Networking Event will take place on Wednesday, 20th of October 2021 between 5 and 6:30 pm within the official opening hours.
All visitors and exhibitors are invited to the ensuing ILMAC Drug Party.

ILMAC Networking Event

ILMAC Networking Event on Wednesday, 20th October 2021, 17:00 – 18:30, Hall 1.0

•    One and a half hours of sociable networking
•    After-work beers at ILMAC
•    Trade fair visit in an informal setting
•    Discover and experience the offerings with all the senses
•    Delightful entertainment, music and attractions
•    Aperitif Time with delicious snacks

Plant layout

ILMAC Location

The Highlights

Visitors to ILMAC from Germany are enjoying comfortable air travel to Basel this year – ILMAC and Pro Sky are working together to organise special flights

Partner Pro Sky - ILMAC 

Our cooperation partner Pro Sky is offering special flights from Cologne and Leipzig airports to Basel for the first time on 20 October 2021. The optimum departure schedules save you travel time and enable you to visit the sole meeting point for the industry in 2021 in a single day.

The number of seats is limited – book your plane ticket to Basel directly here and benefit from attractive early-booker prices and conditions. As an additional service, ILMAC will provide you with a free one-day admission ticket to the trade fair.

Have we aroused your interest or do you have colleagues who would welcome knowing about the flights? Then please pass on this information.

All the details of the flight to ILMAC can be found here.

Cleanroom Control

Do cleanrooms and contamination control form part of your business?

At ILMAC we will be devoting space to this key topic and putting the spotlight on controlled environmental cleanliness for research, development and production.
Cleanroom Control is the name given to the attractive communal zone, which constitutes a special exhibition and a meeting point at one and the same time. The communal zone creates an informal and friendly atmosphere conducive to good contacts and business.
Don't miss this opportunity. Present your company in this setting – book your stand right now.

Factsheet Cleanroom Control


Sustainable technology!

Switzerland is a pioneer when it comes to sustainable chemistry. Together with the Swiss Chemical Society (SCS), ILMAC is organising an interesting, three-day Forum on this subject.

For more information please click here!


Are you a supplier of modern environmental technologies?

From 19 to 21 October 2021, the MUT fair will be offering its exhibitors a first-class presentation platform in parallel to ILMAC at Messe Basel. In addition to the focal topics of corporate environmental protection and environmental management and also water/waste water treatment and waste management, other items high on the agenda will be air pollution control and energy/energy efficiency.

Homepage MUT


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