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CEO DATELINE – SOCMA announces new trade show

May 17, 2018
By Walt Williams

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The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates is launching a new trade show in Fort Worth, Texas, early next year.

The Specialty & Custom Chemicals America show will be an extension of the association’s Specialty & Agro Chemicals America Show, currently held each year in Charleston, S.C. The new event will be a joint production between SOCMA and Chemicals America, a for-profit affiliate run by Tom Leahy that oversees the association’s events.

“SOCMA has always played an important role in fostering commercial connections and business growth, and we are thrilled to be partnering with Tom to once again offer our members and other specialty, fine and custom chemical industry manufacturers and service providers an opportunity to connect with existing and potential business partners within the supply chain,” SOCMA CEO Jennifer Abril said.

More than 100 exhibit spaces have been reserved for the show, which will be held from Feb. 11-14, Leahy said. Organizers expect more than 1,000 attendees at the inaugural event.