ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) is hosting a three-session series at the 2017 Global Chemical Regulations Conference (GlobalChem) on Thursday, February 23, with an emphasis on chemical regulations impacting small and medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs).
Hosted this year by the American Chemistry Council (ACC), GlobalChem has been the chemical industry's premier policy and regulatory conference for more than 30 years. Each year this annual gathering of industry professionals offers a valuable opportunity to review key developments in the global chemicals management arena while looking ahead to some of the most pressing issues facing the industry.
"With SMEs making up a significant portion of SOCMA's membership, we are pleased to sponsor this special track that focuses on the unique needs of this demographic," said SOCMA President and CEO Jennifer Abril. "The series also includes a session on contract manufacturing and how to navigate an increasingly complex supply chain – an issue that impacts manufacturers of all sizes. We have an outstanding lineup of speakers who can provide first-hand insights and experiences on navigating the intricacies of global chemical regulations."
The SOCMA track includes:
What SMEs Should Know About the LCSA
This session will focus on the major changes made by Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (LCSA) that could have a particular impact on small businesses. There are a number of activities under way at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), including redefining the criteria for small business, determining how new fees might apply to them, among others that SMEs should pay close attention to.
How to Compete in a Highly Regulated World as an SME
There continues to be a rise of new international regulatory regimes directly impacting SMEs. In order to embrace the regulations and compete with limited resources, companies need to better understand how to navigate these complex systems and know what resources are available to them. This session provides an overview of global regulations SMEs should know about, as well as provide guidance on how to succeed.
Leveraging Strategies that Impact the Toll and Contract Manufacturer Relationship
There are a number of regulations toll and contract manufacturers should be aware of. There are also many different approaches to managing them. This session will provide perspectives from both the toller and contract manufacturer on trends, tolling agreement structures and how to manage an increasingly sophisticated supply chain.
For more information, or to register for the event, visit www.GlobalChem.org. You can also follow the conference or join the discussion live via Twitter using the hashtag #GlobalChem.
Since 1921, SOCMA has represented a diverse membership of small, medium and large chemical companies located around the world. www.socma.com
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