Where? Belmond Charleston Place, Charleston, South Carolina, USA
The mission and vision of our Specialty & Agro Chemicals America event is to be a forum that NARROWS THE FOCUS and RENEWS THE VALUE for chemical industry participants.
Specialty & Agro Chemicals America will focus on the chemical products and technologies that have specific applications for the agrochemical and specialty chemical manufacturing markets. “Specialty and Agro” covers a diverse range of chemical end-uses including:
- Adhesives | Sealants | Resins
- Agriculture | Crop Protection
- Biofuels | Biodiesel
- Coatings | Paints
- Cosmetics | Personal Care
- Flavors | Fragrances
- Food | Beverage
- Mining | Mineral Processing
- Oilfield | Fuels | Lubricants
- Photographic | Film
- Plastics | Composites
- Polymers | Monomers
- Pulp | Paper
- Soaps | Detergents
- Textiles | Dyes | Inks
- Water Treatment
The overall trend of US chemical manufacturing shifting overseas is well documented. Recently though, amid quality and logistics concerns, the chemical industry is seeing a growing number of projects return to domestic suppliers. This “reshoring” trend is further strengthened by the advance of new applications that involve the higher-technology and higher-value end of the chemical market, the majority of which have always been supported by domestic suppliers.
The mission of our event is to showcase the distinctive value of the American chemical industry and ultimately help support this favorable domestic manufacturing shift. Our program will welcome global participants, while exclusively featuring exhibitors that offer significant manufacturing, service, or sales operations based within North America.
Charleston’s deep roots in American history make the city an appropriate setting for our event to reflect and help advance the fundamental business values that underlie the success of many companies:
- Freedom of Enterprise – to pursue opportunities, exchange information, and share ideas
- Innovation – the entrepreneurial spirit that looks for better ways to do things
- Building Personal Relationships – both outside and, often more importantly, within our own companies
In our culture of advanced media technology and electronic communications, the vision for Specialty & Agro Chemicals America is rooted in the belief that these core values are still best cultivated in a traditional, face-to-face setting – where one handshake can have a greater impact than all the websites, e-mails, and video conferences put together.
With these basic principles underlying our mission, the vision is that this show will help companies promote the chemical technologies, innovations, and process solutions that have made, and continue to make, America-based businesses competitive and profitable in an ever-changing global chemical marketplace.