The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) now owns a trade show with the acquisition of the Specialty & Custom Chemicals Show, a trade show founded in 2019 and produced by Chemicals America. SOCMA previously owned InformEx, a trade show that was sold in 2005. In order to continue connecting the chemical supply chain, SOCMA has transitioned from being a partner of the Specialty & Custom Chemicals Show to an owner. According to Jennifer Abril, SOCMA president and CEO, “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.”

The next trade show under the new ownership is slated for February 9-11, 2021, at the Omni in Fort Worth, TX. The show will follow its traditional format with limited adjustments based on social distancing and other safety protocols associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

SOCMA, Arlington, VA, is an organization dedicated to the specialty and fine chemical industry.