Frequently Asked Questions

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Who manages the Specialty & Custom Chemicals Show?

The Specialty & Custom Chemicals Show is managed by the Society of Chemicals Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) and was acquired in 2020 from Chemicals America, Inc. 

SOCMA is a non-profit trade association, solely dedicated to the specialty and fine chemical industry and focuses on building commercial connections, supporting manufacturing and operations and advocating for regulatory and legislative policies that advance the specialty chemical supply chain. For additional questions, please contact SOCMA Senior Director, Communications & Engagement, Jenny Gaines at

What social distancing guidelines will be in place?

In order to promote the safety and well-being of all attendees, we are following all social distancing and safety guidelines as directed by the Omni Hotel and City of Fort Worth, TX.  Please check back as we approach the show dates for additional guidelines and safety measures.

To this end, we are:

  • Requiring face masks and adherence to all safety measures in place at the time of the show.
  • Cleaning and Sanitizing all meeting space nightly through electro-static cleaning. 

We welcome all feedback, suggestions or specific accommodation inquiries about our safety measures. Contact Jenny Gaines at for assistance.

Can I rollover my exhibit or registration fees from Specialty & Agro Chemicals America Show in Charleston, SC to this event? 

The Specialty & Agro Chemicals America Show in Charleston, SC is separately owned by Chemicals America, Inc. Please contact for questions.

How Accessible is Fort Worth?

Fort Worth is a 4-hour drive from the Houston area chemical industry, and about 30 minutes from DFW and Dallas Love Field airports.  Having both airport options will offer 4-5 times the number of direct flights per day compared to Austin or San Antonio, from 200+ non-stop destinations across the U.S. and internationally (e.g., Daily Directs: Atlanta = 29, Boston = 9, Charlotte = 12, Chicago = 26, Detroit = 11, NYC/Newark = 37, Philadelphia = 10, St. Louis = 14, Washington DC = 22).

What’s Included with Texas Attendee Registration?

Our events are formatted a little differently than some others: exhibitor staff and attendees all pay the same flat badge of $460 (through February 25).  In addition to the business value of accessing the conference program and exhibits, most of this registration fee is reinvested to provide networking value – with multiple meal and reception functions over the course of the event, spanning midday Tuesday through Thursday noon.  All attendees also gain access to the show’s online networking portal, which helps participants communicate with each other and set-up meetings before and after the show.

What’s Included with Texas Exhibitor Registration?

Please see the details of the Exhibitor package at this link: Fees to Exhibit in Fort Worth

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