2017 has been a banner year for our specialty chemical manufacturers, with many SOCMA member companies having their most successful year's to date. We cordially invite you to join us as we celebrate the industry's success on December 4, at the Crowne Plaza Times Square in New York!
There is a new format for this year's Annual Meeting and Member Dinner, with festivities kicking off at noon. Part of this new format features our ChemTrends sessions that focus on key issues impacting the specialty chemical industry. Learn more about our speakers below:
The Private Equity Playbook:
How PE firms are changing the rules...for everyone
Lawrence B. Thomas ("Larry") Director, Investment Banking
Spouting Rock Capital Advisors—Bryn Mawr, PA
Private equity firms now control the largest pool of investing capital ever raised: over $4 trillion and climbing. Clearly, investors believe that when PE owns a company, returns go up.
The collective market power of PE is so large that it's changing the rules for every company, even if they're not owned by PE (yet). Lenders, investors, prospective partners; whoever buys your company from you or your heirs; they will all ultimately judge your success by the standards and metrics of PE.
In this engaging and interactive talk, Larry Thomas reveals what PE firms look for in an acquisition; what they'd do differently if they owned your firm tomorrow; and the lessons from their playbook you can apply to increase the value of your firm today.
Finding People Who Make a Difference® in Specialty Chemicals
Pete Norton Managing Partner & Executive
Search Consultant, Sanford Rose Associates—Annapolis, MD
The search and competition for talent to fill critical position roles has always been challenging. This is especially and even more so for the small to medium size chemical manufacturers.
Continued mergers and consolidations; changing demographics, social values and work-life balance needs; new hiring legislation; internet search capabilities and social media; remote working, use of part-time or consulting alternatives; and outsourcing have all impacted the dynamics of recruiting.
A current look at how these changes have affected the supply-demand scenario in the chemical industry talent pool; the need to better define, understand and communicate the hiring need and alternative recruiting strategies available to successfully Find People Who Make a Difference® will be addressed in this fast-paced and enlightening presentation by Peter Norton. Pete Norton is a Managing Partner and Search Consultant with Sanford Rose Associates®. He owns and manages a search practice focused on the Specialty Chemical industry.
His award-winning office has completed searches for clients and critical positions located throughout North America, Latin America, Canada, Europe, India and China.
Sanford Rose Associates International is recognized as a Top 10 ranked retained executive search firm network of independently owned executive search firm offices.
2018 Chemical Industry Spending Outlook, USA & Canada
Trey Hamblet Global Vice President of Research, Chemical Processing —Industrial Info Resources
Come for an informative outlook on future spending for the Chemical Processing Industry in the United States and Canada. This presentation will highlight trends and drivers that continue to influence capital and maintenance spending in the industry. Investment spending in the chemical industry, as well as maintenance spending, has reached historical highs in recent years.
Has capital spending in the industry peaked? Which regions or industry sectors have the strongest outlook in 2018 and beyond? What is the potential for project cancellations or delays? Get the answer to these questions and more.
Industrial Info will provide this informative outlook on the health of the chemical industry and future capital and maintenance spending for 2018 along with a progress report on 2017 YTD spending results.
Check out the exciting new agenda
for full details on SOCMA's 96th Annual Dinner and Member Meeting on December 4 in New York City!