2019 SOCMA Week


Wednesday, December 4, 2019

10:00am-12:00pm Executive Committee Meeting
1:00pm-4:30pm Board of Governors Meeting
3:00pm-5:00pm Exhibitor Set-Up
3:00pm Registration Open
5:00pm-6:30pm Grand Opening Reception


Thursday, December 5, 2019

7:00am Registration Open
7:00am-7:50am Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
8:00am-9:00am Annual Business Meeting (Open to All Attendees)
9:10am-10:00am Concurrent Sessions: Block 1
  • 1001: Demystifying Toll Agreements (Commercial Track)
  • 1002: The State of Chemical Facility Security Regulations (Policy Track)
  • 1003: Identifying Safe and Cost-Effective Solutions for Process Safety Management (Manufacturing/Ops Track)
  • 1004: Specialty Chemical End Use Markets Perspectives (Industry Trends Track)
10:00am-11:00am Break in Exhibit Hall
11:10am-12:00pm Concurrent Sessions: Block 2
  • 2001: Stakeholder Engagement: Deepening Connections and Building Goodwill (Commercial Track)
  • 2002: PFAS: the Fast-Changing Regulatory and Litigation Landscape (Policy Track)
  • 2003: Accident Investigations: Bring the Predictable to the Unpredictable (Manufacturing/Ops Track)
  • 2004: Emerging Digital Technology Trends in the Chemical Industry (Industry Trends Track)
12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Exhibitor Breakdown
1:10pm-2:00pm Concurrent Sessions: Block 3
  • 3001: Duty Drawbacks: Simplifying the Not so Simple (Commercial Track)
  • 3002: The Latest on Recent Clean Air Act Rule/Guidance Changes (Policy Track)
  • 3003: Five Steps to Plan for a Successful Inspection or Audit (Manufacturing/Ops Track)
  • 3004: Navigating Disruptive Innovations in the Chemical Industry (Industry Trends Track)
2:10pm-3:00pm Concurrent Sessions: Block 4
  • 4001: Risk Mitigation in the Chemical Supply Chain (Commercial Track)
  • 4002: Understanding the Paradigm Shift in the US New Chemicals Program and Importance of Supply Chain Communication (Policy Track)
  • 4003: (Manufacturing/Ops Track)
  • 4004: End Use Market Trends in Performance Materials (Industry Trends Track)
3:00pm-3:30pm Coffee Break    
3:40pm-4:30pm Concurrent Sessions: Block 5
  • 5001: Leveraging the Latest Tax Breaks for Chemical Manufacturers (Commercial Track)
  • 5002: Global Perspectives on International Trade (Policy Track)
  • 5003: Resilience is a Choice (Manufacturing/Ops Track)
  • 5004: Economic Forecast for the Chemical Industry (Industry Trends Track)
6:00pm-8:30pm Networking Dinner and Awards Presentation
-Heavy hors d'oeuvres
-Hosted Bar


Friday, December 6, 2019

8:00am-8:45am Breakfast
9:00am-12:00pm SOCMA Roundtable – Industry Development Track 1

The specialty and fine chemical industry is a dynamic landscape. To stay competitive, chemical manufacturers must stay on the forefront of emerging technologies and maintain a workforce well suited to wield them. The roundtable discussion will focus on an overview of manufacturing capabilities within the SOCMA membership, observed and predicted trends around manufacturing technologies, as well as case study examples on acquiring and developing workforce talent through digital platforms and apprenticeship programs.

  • ChemSectors Downstream Trends
  • Leadsheet Program Trends and Takeaways
  • Member Capabilities Mapping
  SOCMA Roundtable – Government Relations Track 2

The U.S. political landscape remains as turbulent and uncertain as ever. Join SOCMA’s government relations team for coverage and highlights of the upcoming 2020 elections, followed by insights and analysis of major policy issues impacting the specialty chemical sector. Participate in discussions on major regulatory and legislative topics including TSCA implementation, CFATS reauthorization, status of the RCRA MPU exclusion, USMCA ratification, China tariffs, and other prescient issues impacting chemical manufacturing.

  • Environmental, Health and Safety Committee
  • International Trade Committee
  SOCMA Roundtable – Manufacturing & Operations Track 3

This roundtable session will showcase how SOCMA is taking a lead role in encouraging the manufacturing and operational excellence of its members through technical expertise, best practice sharing, and training, which empowers companies to contribute to a safe, sustainable and productive economy. Hear success stories from SOCMA’s Performance Improvement award winners and their journey to achieving gold status and get hands-on experience with SOCMA’s new Chemical Operations Training tool.

  • Performance Improvement Awards - Best Practices & Takeaways
  • ChemStewards Modernization