Presented by industry experts, SOCMA’s Webinar Series is developed to advance the knowledge of professionals in the specialty and fine chemical industry. Each webinar is focused on commercial, manufacturing and operations and regulatory and legal topics.
The archive of SOCMA’s webinars are available for members and non-members. If you would like to sponsor a webinar, please contact us at email@example.com.
Originally Presented: December 8, 2021
Supplier disputes, supply chain disruption, bankruptcies, liability risk, and market volatility are just a few of the current challenges facing chemical sector leaders. Join Womble Bond Dickinson and their panel of legal experts, management consultants and financial professionals for an informative discussion to help you navigate these and other issues facing the chemical sector.
Originally Presented: December 3, 2020
If 2020 was a movie, it would have been written by Stephen King and directed by Quentin Tarantino. Highlighted by a global pandemic, fraught election, lack of a Brexit deal and a capital markets roller coaster, what are the implications for 2021?
In this session led by Lynx Investment Advisory, we share perspectives on how the new administration and COVID-19 will shape recovery and key economic performance trends.
Originally Presented: November 17, 2020
What’s changed about the drawback and 301 exclusion process since 2019? This interactive presentation by Charter Brokerage ask attendees to use chutes and ladders to understand the terms and changes happening with manufacturing drawback and where CBP is in that process. By the end, you’ll have an understanding for the process by which drawback can be available for your imposed tariffs, with or without Section 301 duties, and how USTR exclusions effect those reimbursements.
Originally Presented: November 12, 2020
Chemical companies face various logistics risks that can unexpectedly disrupt their business or increase costs. These risks may arise from pandemics, road accidents, regulatory changes, and many other events that can be difficult to predict. Jason Tutrone, Associate, Thompson Hine LLP and Randy Strutz, President, Quality Carriers, identify key logistics risks that tend to catch shippers off guard and how to address them, including thorough logistics contracts and developing relationships with logistics providers.
Originally Presented: November 10, 2020
Specialty chemical procurement is utilizing digital platforms to screen, explore and identify the best candidates for partners to meet their custom toll manufacturing needs at an increasing rate. Companies who remain in the era of analog will miss out on an ever growing number of potential new business relationships; in order to keep up to speed, companies must constantly revisit their marketing effectiveness and assure they are optimizing and showcasing their expertise.
Originally Presented: November 5, 2020
Recent EPA MON and Ethylene MACT regulation changes affect a large number of existing chemical facilities. This discussion led by Tiffany L. Dillow, REM, Senior Project Scientist, POWER Engineers, Inc. and Eric Quiat, P.E., Project Manager, POWER Engineers, Inc., summarizes the detailed changes along with a practical discussion of how facilities are preparing to comply. Topics for discussion include EPA’s removal of provisions for SSM (startup, shutdown and malfunction), flare systems, ethylene oxide controls, and monitoring and testing changes.
In light of the increasing global uncertainty surrounding trade policy, Paul Treadgold, U.S. Corporate Affairs, EMD Performance Materials and Stephanie Frye, U.S. Corporate Affairs; EMD Performance Materials highlight the work that our company has done to game out and prepare for various scenarios that could result from changes in trade policy and impede our ability to get products to our customers around the world.
This presentation gives an overview of recent trade policy trends and how they have shaped the chemicals industry using a scenario planning model.
The onset of COVID-19 is testing business resilience across all industries. A broad implementation of social distancing combined with local governments’ seemingly haphazard designations of essential businesses have resulted in interruptions of supply chains in the short term. Peter Linn, M.Ed., Managing Director, Marsh shares the COVID-19 lessons learned and will introduce the process to recover from and prepare for potential future pandemics with employees and safety in mind.
Originally Presented: October 8, 2020
Initially it seemed that the most significant effect of revised TSCA on the chemical industry would be the prioritization and evaluation of existing substances. It turns out that changes to the Premanufacture Notice (PMN) program for addition of “new” substances that were not listed on the original inventory has had a much larger immediate impact. Jeffrey Hafer, Senior Regulatory Scientist, knoell USA, LLC, provides an overview of what TSCA has become in 2020 for new and existing substances, and look into the crystal ball for 2021 and beyond.
Originally Presented: October 6, 2020
Remaining agile and ahead of external forces has been a theme of this year, but a keen sense of messaging and the right press messaging are an ever green topic in the chemical industry. Chris Lukach, APR, President, AKCG – Public Relations Counselors, delves into the best practices around communicating with customers and employees as we transition to the new normal.
Originally Presented: October 1, 2020
Steven G. Stransky, Partner, Thompson Hine LLP; Aarti Soni, Cyber Director & Product Innovation Counsel, McGriff discuss the evolution of data privacy and cybersecurity laws applicable to the chemical sector and best practices that an organization can undertake to prepare for, and prevent, a data security breach, with a particular focus on the different types of cyber liability coverage on the market today. In addition, the panel will address data security breach mitigation measures and what steps every company should undertake in the first twenty-four hours of a security incident in order to minimize potential harm and damages.
Originally Presented: September 24, 2020
During this webinar, Brian Burns, Director of Responsible Care, WTS, Inc., provides an overview of recent significant Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) rule makings including the Hazardous Waste Generators Rule, Electronic Hazardous Waste Manifest Rule and the new Definition of Solid Waste (2015) rule for recycling of hazardous wastes.
Originally Presented: September 17, 2020
This presentation by Craig Thomson, Associate Director, National Chemical Emergency Centre; Tim Kennedy, New Business Development Manager, National Chemical Emergency Centre maps out a typical chemical supply process, and investigate the different types of incidents that can take place throughout the products’ journey, who is likely to receive the call, what support they’d be expected to provide, and what considerations need to be taken from all parties perspectives to add value back into the supply chain.
Originally Presented: September 10, 2020
Panelists Cynthia Peterson, President, Howard Industries; Steven D’Incelli, Partner, SK Capital; Barry Penney, Managing Director, SK Capital share their unique perspectives, representing family owned and private equity companies, on value creation within specialty chemicals. Learn about how their strategies have evolved and what they see as key drivers for industry moving forward. What headwinds are working for or against the specialty chemical industry in the new normal?
Originally Presented May 27, 2020
SOCMA members are invited to join a new webinar series examining the landscape for end-use markets in a post-COVID world.
The first 30-minute session in this series features Bill Allmond, President of The Adhesives & Sealant Council, and Melissa Hockstad, President & CEO of the American Cleaning Institute to provide their industries’ perspectives on product trends and consumer behaviors that will drive market demand for specific products.
This series is brought to you by the Color Pigments Manufacturers Association, in collaboration with SOCMA’s ChemSectors program.
Originally Presented May 5, 2020
In this webinar, representatives from DanChem, Strem Chemicals, Inc. and Sun Chemical Corporation discuss industry best practices for bringing employees back into the workplace.
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Originally Presented April 10, 2020
Randy Strutz, President, Quality Carriers, discusses key logistics challenges with shipments as more restrictions arise under “Shelter-in-Place” orders. Topics include receiving drivers to your site, interstate commerce challenges and shifting shipment demands from rail to road.
Originally Presented April 3, 2020
SOCMA Affiliate Member – Womble Bond Dickinson, (US) LLP – will cover key compliance themes for employers to keep in mind during dynamic operations and the impact of COVID-19 in the workplace.
Originally Presented March 27, 2020
In this webinar, Executive Vice President John Blythe, McGriff Insurance Services, covers key topics and questions relating to policy coverage as a result of COVID-19 and how it may impact future policies.
Originally Presented: March 20, 2020
Thompson Hine Partners Megan Glowacki and Stephen Penrod, cover key legal themes for employers to keep in mind as they mitigate the impact of COVID-19 and implications of quarantine on operations.
This 30-minute webinar will address questions with regard to unionized and exempt workforces, OSHA compliance, healthcare, and more.
Originally Presented: February 19, 2020
The USMCA brings NAFTA into the 21st century with many improvements for the specialty chemical industry. Once ratified by all three parties, traders will likely be able to use the agreement’s new terms within 2-3 months.
In this webinar, Thompson Hine partner David M. Schwartz, International Trade Practice Group Leader, and Fanwood Chemical Inc.’s V.M. (Jim) DeLisi, President, will provide an overview of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement.
By the end of the webinar, you will be able to:
Originally Presented: January 30, 2020
In this webinar, the SOCMA Compliance & Stewardship team will walk you thought the whole experience of the new Chemical Operations Training Tool. From purchase process to downloading app and pdf, our technical staff will guide you through the process and answer any questions about this new tool.
By attending this webinar, you will:
Originally Presented: November 13, 2019
Many executives look at the NIST Cybersecurity Framework as being overwhelming, impossible to comply with, and then kick the can down the road. In this webinar, Brian Sullivan, CEO, FitNetworks, LLC and Pike Prescott, Risk & Security Consultant, FitNetworks, LLC provide strategies and best practices for implementing a simplified, economic approach to satisfying your cyber security challenges and fulfilling compliance.
Originally Presented: October 1, 2019
In this webinar, Robert Bruce Lung with the US Department of Energy’s Better Plants Program will describe the program, including new resources that can increase SOCMA members’ ability to improve energy performance and sustainability. These new resources include new trainings, recognition opportunities, access to innovation through DOE’s national laboratories, and peer-based networking activities – all of which are designed to facilitate manufacturers’ ability to save time and money. The webinar will offer a deeper understanding of the Better Plants program, including its value proposition for manufacturers and how you can benefit whether or not you’re a partner.
Originally Presented: June 25, 2019
Robert Stang, Partner, Husch Blackwell, and Katherine Stubblefield, International Trade Analyst, Husch Blackwell, provide an overview of Section 301 China tariffs and tips on submitting product exclusion requests for Chinese-origin products on U.S. List 3.
By attending this webinar, you will: