NEW YORK, May 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- On May 16-18, 2017, the community of fine and specialty chemical leaders will gather in Philadelphia, PA, at InformEx, the world's leading show for the specialty chemicals marketplace. Now in its 33rd year, InformEx will host world-class keynote presentations within the Connect Conference program designed specifically for professionals working within the fine and specialty chemicals industries. More than 55 industry leaders will deliver more than 44 sessions and keynote presentations focusing on thought leadership related to innovations in chemistry, opportunities for market growth, and regulatory issues.
InformEx 2017 Keynote Presentation Lineup Includes:
Jeffery Morris, Director, United States Environmental Protection Agency Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics
"The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act: Requirements and Implementation"
On June 22, 2016, the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, which amends the Toxic Substances Control Act—the nation's primary chemicals management law—was signed into law. This talk will give a brief overview of some of the key new provisions required by Congress and focus on the Environmental Protection Agency's implementation efforts to date.
Dr. Jeffery Morris is director of the EPA's Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, which regulates industrial chemicals under the Toxic Substances Control Act as well as administers the Pollution Prevention Act. In his 24-year career at the EPA, Morris has held a number of positions across the agency, including serving as acting director of the Office of Science Policy and as National Program Director for Nanotechnology Research. Dr. Morris has a PhD in science and technology Studies from Virginia Tech and has published research on risk and environmental policy.
John Foley, CEO, ORG Chemicals Holding, LLC
"Accelerating Value Creation via Innovation and Transformation: Opportunity Beyond the Laboratory Beaker"
Businesses with declining profitability and cash flow have a mandate for change that organizations either seize—or eventually find imposed upon them. Often even more challenging are the average-performing companies with untapped potential that are resistant to change. John Foley, CEO of ORG Chemicals Holding LLC and noted chemical industry turnaround specialist, will share his approach and experiences in developing strategic vision, simplifying processes, and building engaged, aligned organizations to accelerate top- and bottom-line growth.
SOCMA Keynote Panel: Michael Ott, President and CEO, Polysciences, Inc.; Jack Drawdy, Vice President, Sales & Business Development, MFG Chemical, Inc.; Joe Dettinger, Director, EHS&S and Government Relations, Bimax, Inc.
"The State of Innovation and Industry Transformation"
Innovation is the very definition of specialty chemistry. Join Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) leaders for insights into how current innovation is transforming all phases of the manufacturing process, including the challenges they face while serving as innovation and manufacturing hubs producing chemistries and products for larger companies. Learn how these issues are impacting specialty chemical manufacturers from the front office to the plant floor and operations. Points for discussion include:
- Innovation and business opportunity from the CEO perspective
- How innovation is impacting plant operations and EHS&S efforts
- The ebb and flow of the production process to accommodate innovative manufacturing jobs
To view the full InformEx Connect program schedule go to schedule.informex.com.
Participate in the Epicenter of Specialty Chemical Innovation
Powered by the expertise of the American Chemical Society, the United States Pharmacopeia, the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates, and UBM's rich programming resources, the InformEx Connect Conference is unlike any program ever assembled. Held alongside CPhI Connect, a conference focusing on the latest in drug manufacturing, development, and outsourcing, delegates of InformEx Connect have access to both lineups—more than 55 speakers at more than 44 sessions across eight tracks.
"I've attended the InformEx show for a number of years and have always found it a great forum to meet with existing customers and suppliers and develop new business connections," said John Foley, CEO, ORG Chemicals Holdings LLC. "I'm pleased to have the opportunity to share my thoughts on improving business performance via innovation and transformation at this year's show in Philadelphia."
Don't miss this opportunity for partnership creation, networking, education, and much more May 16-18, 2017, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA. With a unique blend of unprecedented global influence and the infrastructure to advance relationships between buyers and sellers, InformEx will provide a marketplace of solutions and ideas for the specialty chemical industry like no other.
Learn more and register today at www.informex.com.
InformEx is the must-attend industry conference and tradeshow for the fine and specialty chemical industry. For more than 30 years, InformEx has brought more than 2,500 decision makers and thought leaders together with new suppliers, solutions, and approaches. It is the premier event for buyers and sellers seeking to create profitable relationships, expand partnerships, and network with key industry players. InformEx 2017 will be held adjacent to the inaugural edition of CPhI North America, tremendously expanding InformEx's reach within and exposure to the full pharmaceutical value chain. In addition, InformEx is the leading event for professionals within the broader energy, food, cosmetics, and agrochemicals fields, as well as other strategic verticals within the specialty chemical industry.
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