Conference Schedule & Speakers

Monday, February 11, 2019

Start Time End Time Agenda Item Location
    Travel to Fort Worth  
2:00 PM 5:00 PM Registration Open Texas Foyer
2:00 PM 5:00 PM SOCMA Board of Governors Meeting Stockyards 1
6:00 PM 9:30 PM
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River Ranch, Stockyards National Historic District

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Start Time End Time Agenda Item Location
8:30 AM 5:30 PM Registration Open Texas Foyer
8:30 AM 1:00 PM Exhibitor Setup (Exhibits Open @ 1:00 PM) Texas Ballroom and Foyers
9:00 AM 9:30 AM

Keynote Breakfast*
(*Price to Attend included with Monday Event Fee)
Speaker:
Texas Senator Kelly Hancock (R)
State Senate District 9 (Dallas & Tarrant Counties)
Owner, Advanced Chemical Logistics

Fort Worth Ballroom
9:30 AM 10:30 AM Panel Discussion:
Are We Still Bullish About Specialties? A Frank Discussion About Capital and Future Investments

Panelists:
  • John Foley, President & CEO, KMCO, LLC
  • Bill Bobbora, Managing Director & Executive VP, Cadence Bank
  • Kevin Yttre, President & Managing Director, Grace Matthews
  • Bob Girton, Partner, Edgewater Capital Partners
Fort Worth Ballroom
11:00 AM 3:30 PM Exhibitor Showcase Presentations 
(4 concurrent rooms)
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Sundance Rooms 1, 2, 3, 4
(3rd Level)
1:00 PM 5:30 PM Exhibits Open (1:00 PM) &
Opening Networking Reception (3:30 PM)
Texas Ballroom and Foyers
1:00 PM 5:30 PM SOCMA Member Lounge Stockyards 1
    Evening Open for Individual Dinners  

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Start Time End Time Agenda Item Location
7:30 AM 9:30 AM Attendee Networking Breakfast Fort Worth Ballroom
8:00 AM 9:00 AM Women's Networking Coffee, SOCMA Member Lounge Stockyards 1
8:30 AM 5:30 PM Registration Open Texas Foyer
9:30 AM 5:30 PM Exhibits Open Texas Ballroom and Foyers
9:30 AM 5:30 PM SOCMA Member Lounge Stockyards 1
10:00 AM 10:45 AM

General Session #1
Sustainability Initiatives: How Expectations of a Circular Economy Strain the Chemical Industry
Speaker:
Mark Jones,
Exec. External Strategy and Communications Fellow
The Dow Chemical Company

Fort Worth Ballroom
11:45 PM 12:30 PM 1st Seating: Attendee Networking Luncheon Fort Worth Ballroom
12:45 PM 1:30 PM 2nd Seating: Attendee Networking Luncheon Fort Worth Ballroom
2:00 PM 2:45 PM General Session #2: Panel Discussion
Best Practices in Sourcing Custom & Toll Chemical Manufacturing

Panelists:
  • Jeff Presley, Global Strategic Sourcing Director, Buckman International
  • Chris Sickler, Sr. Custom Mftg. Manager, Americas, The Lubrizol Corporation
  • Michael Stadelmaier, Contract Mftg. Manager - North America, BASF Corporation
Fort Worth Ballroom
3:30 PM 5:30 PM Networking Reception on Exhibit Floor Texas Ballroom and Foyers
    Evening Open for Individual Dinners  

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Start Time End Time Agenda Item Location
7:30 AM 9:00 AM Attendee Breakfast Fort Worth Ballroom
8:00 AM 9:00 AM Emerging Leaders Networking Coffee, SOCMA Member Lounge Stockyards 1
8:30 AM 11:30 AM Registration Open Texas Foyer
9:00 AM 11:30 AM Exhibits Open Texas Ballroom and Foyers
9:30 AM 11:30 AM SOCMA Member Lounge Stockyards 1
10:00 AM 10:45 AM General Session #3: Panel Discussion
Emerging Leaders Outlook on the Future of Specialties

Moderator: Kristen Donnelly, Executive Vice President, Abbey Research
Panelists:
  • R.J. Wolcik, Director, EH&S, Strem Chemicals
  • Brooke DiDomenico, Technical Manager, Nation Ford Chemical
  • Austin Hutchinson, Business Development Mgr., GFS Chemicals
  • Kevin Possi, Production Manager, ChemDesign
Fort Worth Ballroom
11:30 AM 1:00 PM Event Concludes, Exhibitor Breakdown
All Attendees Welcome to Stay for Reception-Style Lunch
Texas Foyer

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