2018 Conference Schedule & Speakers

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Start Time End Time Agenda Item Location
11:00 AM 8:00 PM SOCMA’s 14th Annual Golf Tournament & Dinner
Click Here for Details
Dunes West Golf & River Club
Mount Pleasant, SC
3:00 PM 5:00 PM Registration Open Hotel 1st Level Lobby
3:00 PM 5:00 PM Exhibitor Set-Up Grand Ballroom, Grand Hall & Lobby
5:00 PM   Evening Open for Individual Dinners  

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Start Time End Time Agenda Item Location
8:30 AM 5:30 PM Registration Open Hotel 1st Level Lobby
8:30 AM 3:30 PM Exhibitor Set-Up (Exhibits Open @ 3:30 PM) Grand Ballroom, Grand Hall & Lobby
11:00 AM 3:30 PM Exhibitor Showcase Presentations
(4 Concurrent Rooms, 15 mins each)
Click Here for Showcase Schedule
Riviera Theater
(Across King St.)
3:30 PM 5:30 PM Exhibits Open with Networking Cocktail Reception Grand Ballroom, Grand Hall & Lobby
5:30 PM   Evening Open for Individual Dinners  

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Start Time End Time Agenda Item Location
7:30 AM 9:30 AM Attendee Breakfast Riviera Theater & Charleston Grille
8:30 AM 5:30 PM Registration Open Hotel 1st Level Lobby
9:30 AM 5:30 PM Exhibits Open Grand Ballroom, Grand Hall & Lobby
10:00 AM 10:45 AM Family-Owned to Private Equity:
Succession Planning Case Study of MFG Chemical

Tom Kasser, Family Member & Board Member, MFG Chemical
Keith Arnold,
CEO, MFG Chemical
Kris Whalen, Managing Director, Platte River Equity
Moderator: Paul Turgeon, Board Member, MFG Chemical
Riviera Theater
(Across King St.)
10:45 AM 11:30 AM Update on Mega-Mergers and the Impact on the Agrochemical Industry
Alex Polinsky, Tolling Consultant, Polinsky Chemicals (formerly with Syngenta)
Jim DeLisi, President, Fanwood Chemical
Riviera Theater
(Across King St.)

11:45 AM 12:30 PM 1st Seating: Attendee Networking Luncheon Riviera Theater, Charleston Grille, Pavilion Room

12:45 PM 1:30 PM 2nd Seating: Attendee Networking Luncheon Riviera Theater, Charleston Grille, Pavilion Room
2:00 PM 2:45 PM Best Practices in Formulation & Packaging of Ag Products through 3rd Party Manufacturing
Rich Dombkowski, Director of Manufacturing & Quality
Arysta LifeScience
Riviera Theater
(Across King St.)
2:45 PM 3:30 PM Evolution or Revolution in the Herbicide Marketplace:
Generic, Proprietary, Somewhere in Between or Something Different?

Dr. Jerry Green, President, Green Ways Consulting
Riviera Theater
(Across King St.)

3:30 PM 5:30 PM Networking Cocktail Reception Grand Ballroom, Grand Hall & Lobby
5:30 PM   Evening Open for Individual Dinners  

Friday, September 7, 2018

Start Time End Time Agenda Item Location
7:30 AM 9:00 AM Attendee Breakfast Riviera Theater & Charleston Grille
8:30 AM 11:30 AM Registration Open Hotel 1st Level Lobby
9:00 AM 11:30 AM Exhibits Open Grand Ballroom, Grand Hall & Lobby
9:30 AM 10:15 AM The Future is Bright: Investment and Activity in the U.S. Chemicals Industry and its Impact on Markets
Steven Hedrick, President & CEO
MATRIC | Mid-Atlantic Technology, Research & Innovation Center
Riviera Theater
(Across King St.)
10:15 AM 11:00 AM The American Chemical Industry:
Economic Trends & A View to the Future

Dr. Thomas Kevin Swift, Chief Economist & Managing Director
American Chemistry Council
Riviera Theater
(Across King St.)
11:30 AM 1:00 PM Event Concludes, Exhibitor Breakdown
**All Attendees Welcome to Stay for Pizza & Sliders Reception-Style Lunch**
Charleston Grille & Outside Market Courtyard

Mark Your 2019 Calendars for September 4–6

Plan to Stay & Spend the Weekend!

View Hotels & Travel Info