SOCMA Acquires Specialty & Custom Chemicals Show

Comes | September 03, 2020

The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) is pleased to announce it is returning to trade show ownership with the acquisition of the Specialty & Custom Chemicals Show, a trade show founded in 2019 and produced by Chemicals America. "As a galvanizing force for the specialty and custom chemical community, it is SOCMA's role and responsibility to connect the supply chain," said SOCMA President and CEO Jennifer Abril. "When we sold InformEx in 2005, it left a void. Our industry thrives on face-to-face, intimate interactions to solidify business partnerships and fulfill supply chain needs, and without InformEx that unique space for connecting was severed for SOCMA. Returning to the trade show space underpins our strategic focus to offer commercial growth opportunities for our members and the industry, alongside our year-round trove of tools and resources."

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