To SOCMA Members:

SOCMA and our partner Chemicals America have continued to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and the vaccination rollout. 

While there was great optimism surrounding vaccines for COVID-19 and renewed hope for 2021, the emerging variant strains, slower pace of the vaccine rollout and continued company travel bans have made it clear we would not be able to bring you the in-person show you were anticipating. Therefore, we are postponing this year's event to February 2022.

Speaking with many of you over the last few months affirms the value of the Specialty & Custom Chemicals Show and emboldened us to try to hold this year’s event. We are going to miss seeing you in April, but we will absolutely be back in 2022 and encourage you to attend our webinars and virtual events listed below.

Hotel Rooms
If you have an existing reservation within the Omni Fort Worth room block, we will happily cancel it on your behalf. If you used a third-party service or travel agent, please be sure to cancel your reservation separately, or reach out to confirm at meetings@socma.org.

Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions you may have at jgaines@socma.org, or 571-348-5110.

Kind Regards,

Jenny Gaines
Senior Director, Communications & Engagement
SOCMA Events Calendar
A Biden Administration Outlook on Specialty Chemicals
February 25 | Online | 11:00am ET

Join Robert Helminiak, SOCMA VP of Legal and Government Relations, as he discusses policy activity impacting the specialty and fine chemical industry during the first month of the Biden Administration and the 117th Congress.

Hear the latest on the new administration’s key policy initiatives, including COVID-19 relief legislation, Section 301 China Tariffs, OSHA’s pandemic workplace safety initiatives, EPA’s Risk Management Program, and Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) implementation.

Please share any questions or topics you would like covered in our discussion to meetings@socma.org before February 25!
Manufacturing Excellence Month
Tuesdays & Thursdays throughout March
2:00pm-3:00pm ET

Throughout 2020, SOCMA held best practice sharing forums as we navigated the COVID-19 impacts to the specialty & fine chemical industry. The best practice sharing continues in 2021 as we hold Manufacturing Excellence Month!
 
Join SOCMA on Tuesdays and Thursdays in March for 50-minute conversations with the winners of the Performance Improvement Awards. Each session will focus on a different core ChemStewards standard: Stakeholder Communications, Product Stewardship, EHS&S, Employee Training, Resource Management & Waste Minimization, Educational Outreach & Sustainability. 
Manufacturing Solutions Day 2021
March 10 | Online | 1:00pm ET

SOCMA is excited to announce the newest addition to its suite of 2021 commercial services! As specialty chemical manufacturers continue to navigate a virtual environment, member companies are looking for avenues to showcase their capabilities and build their business channels.

During Manufacturing Solutions Day, SOCMA members will present their capabilities in 15-minute live presentations. Connect with new business partners and learn more about their expertise!

Register for our first Manufacturing Solutions Day on March 10 at 1:00pm ET.
SOCMA Pavilion at Chemspec Europe
September 29-30 | Frankfurt Messe, Germany

For the first time, Chemspec Europe will take place as a hybrid event, merging the on-site experience in Frankfurt with interactive digital networking opportunities. 

Connect with our pavilion participants, Aceto, Century Global, CJB, Entegris, FAR Chemical, GFS Chemicals, Nation Ford Chemical, Optima Chemical and PHT International.
SOCMA Week: A Centennial Celebration
October 20-22 | Royal Sonesta New Orleans

SOCMA turns 100 years old on October 21! Save the date for our Annual Meeting in New Orleans and look out for the Call for Speakers opening in March.

While you wait for this year's celebration, check out our Power Hour archives from last fall.