Smart Chemistry Smart Future

Smart Chemistry Smart Future returns to Expoquimia 2023 to witness another grand gathering of the Spanish chemicals industry.

The essential contribution of the
chemical industry to society

Smart Chemistry Smart Future is a unique event focused on the contributions of the Chemical Industry to society and incorporates a full schedule of activities, which includes a totally exclusive exhibition based on 4 core themes which demonstrate the enormous capacity of chemistry to improve and change our world through innovative solutions to the major challenges we face today.

1 %
of Industrial GDP
direct, indirect and induced jobs
1 %
of the total expenditure on R&D
1 %
estimated annual growth until 2030

Smart Chemistry Smart Future will highlight the strategic role of the chemical industry in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

The chemical sector, as a leading RDI industry, plays a key role as a facilitator of innovations and pioneering technologies to meet society’s demands and achieve the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) set by the UN for 2030. This will be made evident at Expoquimia 2020, Fira de Barcelona’s International Chemistry Event devoted to the sector, which will be held from 14-17 September 2021.

Under the slogan “Welcome to 2030”, the project’s focal point will be an exclusive exhibition at which the leading organisations and companies attending will showcase the cutting-edge technological breakthroughs and innovations with the greatest development potential over the next ten years. The sector in Spain is already working on these to overcome the main challenges facing us as a society in the four major areas of Sustainable Development, namely the Circular Economy, Energy Transition and Climate Change, Health and Food and Digitisation and Industry 4.0 (Smart Digital Solutions).

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#1 Innovative chemistry

Chemical innovation’s contribution to a sustainable future

Circular Economy / Energy Transition and Climate Change / Health and Nutrition / Smart Digital Industry

The chemical sector promotes the efficient use of resources through its products, materials, processes and services by providing alternative raw materials (including those of a biological origin), developing bioproducts and the reuse, recycling and recovery of waste products throughout the value chain, thereby contributing to the Circular Economy. The subjects covered will include: chemical recycling, the bioeconomy, CO2 capture and conversion to be used as a raw material as well as water management, treatment and reuse.

#2 Sound and sustainable economics

The chemical sector’s contribution to the economy for a sustainable future

Wealth Generation / Generation of Stable and Quality Employment / Innovating Driving Force / Internationalisation and Attracting Investment

The chemical industry generates 13.4% of the industrial GDP and is the second-largest exporter in the Spanish economy.


Smart Chemistry Smart Future webinars with UNPRECEDENTED

Learn about the chemical industry’s potential to secure a smart and sustainable future from experts from leading companies and organisations in the sector

18 FEBRUARY 2021

Chemical Smart Digital Industry for more sustainable and smarter production

19 FEBRUARY 2021

Chemistry for the Health-Food Nexus: a far-reaching global challenge

Committed to sustainability

Now is the time to act and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, so the chemical industry is contributing with a host of technological advances and innovations to achieve this by 2030.


Join and position your company in the chemical industry innovation forum

Take advantage of a unique opportunity for promotion and greater visibility with stakeholders, media and investors, and be part of an organisation at the forefront of innovation.

Contact our team

Esmeralda Honrubia
Project coordination

T. +34 914 317 964
T. +34 690 011 962

Rosa Sepúlveda
Press contact

T. +34 914 317 964
T. +34 691 047 081

Yolanda Gómez
Expoquimia Commercial

T. +34 932 333 235
T. +34 670 473 980

How to get there

From Airport

TMB line: L-9 Sud
(Fira and Europa/Fira stations)

From Plaza España

FGC line 8 (pink), to the Europa/Fira stop.
The organisers are providing visitors and exhibitors with a free shuttle service from the FGC Plaza Europa stop to the exhibition centre HALL 2, 3 and 8.


Hall 3

Gran Via venue (Fira de Barcelona)
Avenida Joan Carles I, 58 – Esquina
Carrer de les Ciències

08908 L’Hospitalet de Llobregat

GPS Location: 41.35448 – 2.12698

A corporate and innovative project

The Spanish Chemical Industry Business Federation (FEIQUE) and Expoquimia are headlining a unique gathering that demonstrates the enormous potential of chemistry.