InformexUSA 2011 Projects Record Attendance

By Informex, PRNE
Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Exhibitor and registration numbers reflect growing market confidence

PRINCETON, New Jersey, January 20, 2011 - Informex (, the leading meeting place for buyers
and sellers of high-value chemistry for a broad range of applications, today
announced projections that 2011 will be a record setting year for both
attendee and exhibitor numbers at the brand's flagship event, InformexUSA
(February 7-10, Charlotte, NC). Exhibitor numbers have grown since 2010 with
a 12% increase in new exhibitors joining the show. On the registrations side,
year over year, there is a 279 person increase in registrations from 2010,
with an increase of over 29% in first-time attendees.

"2011 promises to be a year of change and growth within the chemical and
pharmaceutical industry, and we are pleased to see registration numbers
reflect that," says Jennifer Jessup, Global Brand Director of Informex. "The
fact that we have such strong numbers in both new exhibitors and new
attendees, three weeks ahead of the show, is very promising. InformexUSA 2011
should provide a great networking opportunity for all of our guests, and we
expect to see a lot of business being done this year."

InformexUSA 2011 is building on over 27 years of experience in the
tradeshow industry and has taken steps to ensure that visitors' needs are
catered to completely. The show will include a mix of new and old, with the
return of many popular features such as the 'Profiles in Sustainability
Awards' and a new educational seminar and conference sessions. Other new
additions to the event include the Chemical Innovations Poster Pavilion and a
new structured networking session titled "Meet the Innovators".

Also making a re-introduction for 2011, after taking the year off in
2010, is the Gala Dinner event which offers a high profile networking
opportunity to visitors in an elegant evening setting. "It felt like the
right time to bring back the Gala Dinner; the message to our guests is that
the industry is getting back on its feet and it is now time to move forward
and make some solid business connections going into 2011," Jennifer Jessup
commented. Hosted against a backdrop theme of Robbers and Barons, the formal
Gala Dinner will celebrate the grandeur of the 1910's in North Carolina. The
evening will begin with a cocktail hour which will be followed by a seated
dinner and an exclusive show performance and the evening will conclude with
cocktails and entertainment. Reservations are still available for this event.

For more information on Informex, or to register, please visit:

For more information on the Gala Dinner, and for reservations, please

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About Informex:

About Informex: Organized by UBM Live, Informex is the leading meeting
place for buyers and sellers of high-value chemistry for a broad range of
applications. As the premier, must-attend event in the chemical industry for
the past 27 years, Informex is a marketplace for networking and doing
business in the fine, custom and specialty chemical manufacturing industry.
The show traces its origins to a group of members from the Society of
Chemical Manufacturers and Associates (SOCMA) who were looking for an annual
place to meet and do business. Each year the event brings together an
international mix of more than 4,000 fine and specialty chemicals
professionals and 500 exhibitors for the all-encompassing 4 day event.

Jennifer Jessup, Global Brand Director, UBM Live, +1-609-759-4707, jennifer.jessup at; Impress Public Relations: Richard Kerns, +44(0)161-728-5880, richard at, or Erin Hatzi, +1-503-928-7870, erin at

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