2020 Schedule of Events

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2021 Schedule to Come (2020 Agenda Below)

Omni Fort Worth Hotel

1300 Houston Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
Phone: (817) 535-6664


Monday, February 10, 2020

Start Time End Time Agenda Item Location
    Travel to Fort Worth  
1:00 PM 4:00 PM SOCMA Board of Governors Meeting Stockyards 1
2:00 PM 5:00 PM Registration Open & Exhibitor Setup Texas Foyer
6:30 PM 9:00 PM
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River Ranch, Stockyards National Historic District
(10 mins. from Omni Hotel)
** Shuttle service provided, starting at 6:15 PM from Omni lobby.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Start Time End Time Agenda Item Location
8:00 AM 5:30 PM Registration Open Texas Foyer
8:00 AM 1:30 PM Exhibitor Setup (Exhibits Open @ 1:30 PM) Texas Ballroom and Foyers
8:00 AM 9:30 AM SOCMA Breakfast & Presentation:**
Welcome:
    Jennifer Abril, President & CEO, SOCMA
Fireside Chat with Chemical Experts from Deloitte
Panelists:
    Neal Batra, Principal, Pharm/Future of Health, Deloitte
    Shay Eliaz,
Principal, Ag Chemicals, Deloitte
    Bob Kumpf,
Executive, Advanced Materials, Deloitte
Moderator:
    Travis Harper, Sales Executive, Chemicals, Deloitte
**Price to Attend included with Monday Event Fee
Fort Worth Ballroom
10:10 AM 4:10 PM Exhibitor Showcase Presentations 
(3 concurrent rooms)
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Fort Worth Ballroom 3, 4, 5
1:30 PM 5:45 PM Exhibits Open (1:30 PM) &
Opening Networking Reception (4:15 PM)
Texas Ballroom and Foyers
1:30 PM 5:45 PM SOCMA Member Lounge Stockyards 1
5:45 PM 7:00 PM Emerging Leaders Reception, SOCMA Member Lounge
(Open to All Attendees)
Stockyards 1
    Evening Open for Individual Dinners  

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

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
(Open to All Attendees)
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:
Global Trade Update – Around the World in 30 Minutes
Speaker:
    Jim DeLisi, President, Fanwood Chemical
Moderator:
    Matthew Moedritzer, Manager, Legal & Gov't Relations, SOCMA 
Fort Worth Ballroom
10:45 AM 11:30 AM General Session #2:
How Risk Factors into Evaluating a Toll/Contract Manufacturer
Panelists:
    Wesley Chang, Senior Manager, Global Supply Quality,
        Ashland
    Guido DeStefano,
Chief Science and Technology Officer,
        MFG Chemical, LLC
    Lynnae Duprey,
Contract Manufacturing Manager,
        The Chemours Company

    Jessie Walters, Senior Sourcing Manager - Tolling,
        Evonik Corporation

Moderator:
    Joe Dettinger, Senior Director, Compliance & Stewardship, SOCMA 
Fort Worth Ballroom
11:45 AM 12:30 PM 1st Seating: Attendee Networking Luncheon Fort Worth Ballroom & Bob's Steakhouse
12:45 PM 1:30 PM 2nd Seating: Attendee Networking Luncheon Fort Worth Ballroom & Bob's Steakhouse
2:00 PM 2:45 PM General Session #3:
Talent Acquisition – Keys to Recruiting & Retaining Top Talent
Panelists:
    Jeana Beeland, Chief Operating Officer,
        CJB Industries, Inc.
    Owen Jappen,
Senior Manager, Industry Relations,
        SOCMA
    Kyle Johnstone,
Senior Search Executive,
        Boaz Partners

Moderator:
    Weslee Washington, Managing Director, Boaz Partners 
Fort Worth Ballroom
2:45 PM 3:30 PM General Session #4:
Best Practices for Outsourcing Custom & Toll Chemical Manufacturing
Panelists:
    Mike De La Cruz, Contract Mftg. Director,
        Ascend Performance Materials
    Don Joseph,
Toll Mftg. Manager,
        Ashland Specialty Ingredients
    Rob Levasseur,
Procurement Manager,
        BASF Corporation

Moderator:
    Owen Jappen, Senior Manager, Industry Relations, SOCMA 
Fort Worth Ballroom
4:00 PM 5:30 PM Networking Reception on Exhibit Floor Texas Ballroom and Foyers
    Evening Open for Individual Dinners  

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Start Time End Time Agenda Item Location
7:30 AM 9:00 AM Networking Breakfast Buffet for All Show Attendees Fort Worth Ballroom
8:00 AM 11:00 AM SOCMA Member Lounge Stockyards 1
9:00 AM 11:00 AM Exhibits Open Texas Ballroom and Foyers
11:00 AM 3:00 PM Event Concludes & Exhibitor Breakdown  

Mark Your 2021 Calendars for February 8 – 11

Plan to Stay & Spend the Weekend!

Registration to Come