2021 Schedule of Events

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2021 Schedule of Events

Omni Fort Worth Hotel

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


Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Start Time End Time Agenda Item Location
    Travel to Fort Worth  
1:00 PM 4:00 PM SOCMA Board of Governors Meeting Stockyards 2
2:00 PM 5:00 PM Registration Open & Exhibitor Setup Texas Foyer

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

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 Welcome Breakfast & Presentation:**
Welcome:
    Jennifer Abril, President & CEO, SOCMA
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 6:00 PM SOCMA Member Lounge Stockyards 1
6:30pm 7:30pm Exhibit Hall & Meeting Space Sanitation  
    Evening Open for Individual Dinners  

Thursday, April 15, 2021

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

Diversifying Supply Chains: Bringing Manufacturing Back to America

As chemical companies look at the growth curve in bringing chemical manufacturing back to the U.S., there are also many challenges and hurdles. Join our team of experts as they take a comprehensive look at the current drivers to reshoring, the types of chemistry that can realistically return to the U.S., regulatory, infrastructure and quality hurdles, and how companies are working to identify additional sources for raw materials in the current supply chain climate.

Fort Worth Ballroom
11:45 AM 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

Adapting to a World of Virtual Audits: Best Practices and What’s Here to Stay

In today’s COVID environment, audits have shifted virtually with the use of technology and digital platforms such as drones, video conferencing and other virtual and augmented reality technology. Our group of industry experts will discuss how virtual audits has evolved, including in-person best practice sharing, company adaptation and transformation of auditing practices.

Fort Worth Ballroom
3:15 PM 4:00 PM General Session #3

Addressing Long-Term COVID Impacts

How are companies motivating, encouraging and engaging their workforce, and preventing career stagnation with remote teams? Our panel shares key challenges and best practices in recruiting, hiring and maintaining talent when in-person meetings are limited.

Fort Worth Ballroom
4:00 PM 5:30 PM Networking Reception on Exhibit Floor Texas Ballroom and Foyers
8:00pm 9:00pm Exhibit Hall & Meeting Space Sanitation  
    Evening Open for Individual Dinners  

Friday, April 16, 2021

Start Time End Time Agenda Item Location
8:00 AM 9:00 AM Networking Breakfast & Closing Presentation Fort Worth Ballroom
9:00 AM 11:00 AM Private Meetings  
11:00 AM 3:00 PM Exhibitor Breakdown Texas Ballroom and Foyers

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