Specialty & Custom Chemicals America

When? 11/02/2019 - 14/02/2019
Where? Omni Fort Worth Hotel, Fort Worth, Texas, USA

Texas plays host to SOCMA/Chemicals America’s inaugural event

Chemicals America and the Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) are partnering to bring you Specialty & Custom Chemicals America this February in Fort Worth, Texas. The new event is an extension of the popular Specialty & Agro Chemicals America show held each September in Charleston, South Carolina, organized by Tom Leahy, a long-time trade show executive.

The goal is to combine each organization's expertise in order to provide the specialty, fine and industrial chemical industry with a focused meeting forum at the start of the calendar year. The partnership will deliver even greater business networking benefits for SOCMA members and their customers, and it will complement the value that Chemicals America shows offer to the speciality chemicals industry.

"I am excited to be aligning the new Texas show with SOCMA, a valued brand within the specialty, fine and custom chemicals industry," said Leahy. "SOCMA member companies were among the first to support our September trade show back when it started in 2012, and member representatives have continued to be key 'sounding board' advisors as that show has grown. Our company's recent decision to join SOCMA as an affiliate member has been one tangible way of returning this industry support. I believe partnering together on this inaugural February event will provide an even greater platform for offering fellow member companies the business networking forum they have been missing, plus offer the broader specialty and industrial chemical industry a focused meeting forum at the start of the calendar year, to complement the value our current show brings to the specialty and agrochemical markets each September."

As a first tangible step in this partnership, SOCMA will host a 'Cowboys & Chemicals' Texas-Style Networking Event on the evening of Monday 11th February, for all attendees. Join your colleagues for an authentic western experience at River Ranch, located in the Fort Worth Stockyards historic district. The evening will be a casual affair, featuring cuisine from various food stations, open bar, whiskey tastings and other Texas-style additions. The dinner rate will also include a keynote breakfast on Tuesday 12th February prior to the trade show's start at 11:00 am.
The mission of Specialty & Custom Chemicals America is to showcase the distinctive value of the American chemical industry. The event welcomes global participants, while exclusively featuring exhibitors that offer significant manufacturing, service, or sales operations based within North America. The conference programme includes sessions on Challenges Posed by Trends in Chemical Industry Sustainability, Best Practices in Sourcing Custom & Toll Chemical Manufacturing, Emerging Leaders in Specialty Chemicals & A View to the Future, and a number of exhibitor showcase presentations.
There is already a buzz within the industry about the Texas show. Based on the strengths of the partnering organizations, the show’s history in Charleston, and the proximity of Fort Worth to a core of the chemical manufacturing industry in Texas and neighbouring states, the inaugural show is already set to be a highlight of the year.
We look forward to seeing you in Forth Worth. Don’t forget to pick up your copy of Chemicals Knowledge while you’re there!

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