SOCMA Announces 2009 Chemical Sector Security Summit Highlights

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 28, 2009

Media Contact:
Christine Sanchez
Manager, Public Relations & Media
(202) 721-4182
sanchezc@socma.com


WHAT:              The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) is pleased to announce the highlights of the upcoming Chemical Sector Security Summit co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The annual event brings hundreds of participants from across the Chemical Sector together to learn new developments from various security agencies and exchange ideas in support of securing the Chemical Sector against foreign and domestic threats. Invited speakers include the Honorable Janet Napolitano, Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security and General James Snyder, Acting Assistant Secretary of Infrastructure Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

This event will feature sessions with expert panelists on such topics as:

  • Federal, State and local updates;
  • Cybersecurity;
  • Multi-agency harmonization efforts; and
  • Compliance with DHS Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Act Standards (CFATS).

Find a preliminary agenda here.  Information on the 2008 Summit, which drew more than 350 attendees, can be viewed here. Please contact Christine Sanchez if you have further questions.

WHERE:           Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel, 700 Aliceanna Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

For reservations, call (410) 385-3000 and mention reservation code socsoca to receive a  discounted rate.

WHEN:             June 29 – July 1, 2009

RSVP:              PLEASE NOTE: MEMBERS OF THE PRESS MUST RSVP IN ADVANCE OR THEY WILL NOT BE ADMITTED GIVEN HOMELAND SECURITY ENTRANCE RESTRICTIONS.

There is no registration fee associated with this event.

Christine Sanchez
Manager, Public Relations & Media
(202) 721-4182
sanchezc@socma.com  

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SOCMA is the leading trade association, serving the batch, custom and specialty chemical industry since 1921. SOCMA’s nearly 300 members employ more than 100,000 workers across the country and produce 50,000 products valued at $60 billion annually. For more information please visit www.socma.com.

ChemStewards® is SOCMA’s flagship environmental, health, safety and security (EHS&S) continuous performance improvement program.  ChemStewards was created from industry’s commitment to reducing the environmental footprint left by member’s facilities.  Industry created ChemStewards to meet the unique needs of the batch, custom, and specialty chemical industry. As a mandatory requirement for SOCMA members engaged in the manufacturing or handling of synthetic and organic chemicals, ChemStewards is helping participants reach for superior EHS&S performance.  To learn more visit www.chemstewards.com.