July 22 – 24, 2024
Four Seasons Hotel
The BPSA International Single-Use Summit is the premier business and networking conference for the single-use biopharmaceutical industry.
More information coming soon.
Held on January 18, 2024
SOCMA’s Government Relations Team held a Town Hall to provide insight on the current standing of the regulations and legislation that affects the specialty chemical industry, what the association has accomplished in 2023 on your behalf, and the challenges and opportunities you will face in 2024.
Held on December 6, 2023
Many companies that do not directly manufacture PFAS for sale will be required to comply with the new reporting rule. EPA’s final rule imposes detailed reporting requirements on entities that have not only manufactured but imported, completed R&D work, created as a by-product, or even had PFAS impurities.
November 6-8, 2023
Loews New Orleans
New Orleans, LA
Join SOCMA for its 2023 Summit at the Loews New Orleans on November 6-8 for best practice sharing for operations and government relations updates on environmental justice, sustainability and governance! Celebrate the year during the Annual Meeting & Awards Ceremony.
October 24, 2023
11:00am – 12:00pm ET
Research and Development is the cornerstone of the chemicals industry, enabling ambitious companies to experiment and potentially discover new ways to use raw materials, create new starting materials, improve manufacturing processes, and develop innovative products that may positively impact our lives.
June 19, 2023
The Club at Savannah Harbor
Grab your clubs and join SOCMA’s 18th Annual SOCMA Golf Tournament as it moves to a new location in Savannah, GA. Enjoy a day on the greens at one of the country’s finest courses and participate in the industry’s best networking event of the year.
Held on June 1, 2023
In industry unplanned situations can happen and escalate quickly. Are you prepared to effectively communicate the necessary information to your stakeholders and the media? Join us as a leader in public affairs and public relations shares best practices regarding communication training and preparedness.
Held on May 23, 2023
Understanding hazards, how to identify and mitigate them is key. Join us as one of our own SOCMA staff members, who has 12+ years of industry experience, shares some best practices for hazard (risk) recognition, mitigation, near miss reporting and incident investigation.
Held on May 16, 2023
Material transfer related incidents can lead to spills and employee exposure.
We often forget to stop and analyze the risks associated with material transfer activities and how to mitigate them. Attend the second session in our series to learn from industry leaders Mike Burson, CSP, Seatex, LLC and, Tony Dublino, SafeRack as they share their best practices for material transfer.
Held on May 11, 2023
With industry related incidents becoming more frequent it is important to raise awareness with regards to Emergency Preparedness & Response. Join us as some of the industry leaders share their best practices for establishing community relations and awareness, conducting drills and utilizing feedback to be better prepared if incidents arise.
The SOCMA Specialty & Custom Chemicals Show features suppliers and buyers involved with the technologies, innovations, and process solutions that have applications for the Specialty, Custom, Fine and Industrial Chemical markets.
SOCMA was thrilled to honor this year’s Performance Improvement Award winners at a celebratory dinner and awards presentation during the 2022 SOCMA Summit. It was the perfect way to set the festive atmosphere for celebrating specialty chemical manufacturers who are leading the way in environmental, health and safety initiatives.
Thirty-four teams of Specialty Chemical Industry professionals took to the 18-hole course on June 27 at Dunes West Golf & River Club for some friendly competition and industry networking. SOCMA has held this tournament annually to connect the industry and support the next generation of chemical industry professionals by donating to the American Chemical Society’s Scholars Program.
SOCMA members and guests from 10 companies in the Houston and Louisiana region weighed in on the outlook for the specialty chemical industry over the next five years, how they are addressing capacity and labor constraints and future fluctuations, and regulatory and sustainability/EGS topics. These thoughts were shared during a SOCMA Regional Roundtable on June 16, 2022, hosted at Halliburton in Houston, TX.
More than 950 attendees were onsite at the Specialty & Custom Chemicals Show, making the first in-person industry event a resounding success. The Exhibit Hall was active with business-critical conversations, Exhibitor Showcases delivered up-close presentations on company capabilities, and conference sessions delivered timely intel and industry experience. And, each day held networking events full of activity and relationship-building. Check out the photos from the entire #SOCMAShow experience!
The inaugural Cowboys & Chemicals Networking Event brought together both SOCMA members and non-members from across the specialty and fine chemicals supply chain. The event provided a unique opportunity to network, in addition to hosting insightful panels and education sessions.
SOCMA President & CEO Jennifer Abril shared the unique perspective of how global regulations impact the specialty chemical sector in her keynote address on day 2 of the Global Chemical Regulations Conference. More commonly known as GlobalChem, the event attracted more than 300 industry professionals on March 6-8 at the Omni Shoreham in Washington, D.C.
Our inaugural event enabled professionals in the specialties value chain to trade operational best practices and discuss and identify solutions to pain points with colleagues facing the same challenges. In addition to networking opportunities, the event featured educational sessions focusing on issues impacting fine and specialty chemicals industry.