NEW YORK, Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — With topics ranging from shale gas opportunities and green manufacturing processes to chemicals that enable the booming field of wearable technology, InformEx 2015’s education lineup will feature concise, business-focused sessions to help attendees capitalize on major trends shaping the fine, custom and specialty chemical industry.
InformEx, North America’s only event of its kind offering educational resources and business partnering for buyers and sellers of high-value chemistry, today provided a first peek at the education lineup planned for its upcoming conference and expo, to be held at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans from Feb. 3-5.
“InformEx is well recognized as a premier partnering and networking conference, but in recent years it also has become known as an annual destination for chemical industry leaders looking to expand their knowledge in emerging areas of business,” said Robyn Duda, InformEx brand director. “As we continue to grow, we’re bringing together more and more of our industry’s thought leaders in one place — on one floor — sharing critical information on business opportunities and innovation.”
Based on positive feedback from prior years’ attendees, InformEx will again offer its education sessions right on the trade show floor, in open theaters designed for executives seeking to make the most of every moment at the conference.
Among the topics to be covered at InformEx 2015:
- New Economic Perspectives on the Specialty Chemicals Sector
Larry Sloan, President and CEO of the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA), will share data on specific end-use markets and discuss the current economic health of various industry segments.
- How Recent IP Rulings Affect the Chemical Industry
Paul Tully, Ph.D., partner with McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert Berghoff LLP, will lead a discussion on recent intellectual property cases that have a profound impact on the specialty chemicals industry. Plus, he’ll share best practices under the recently enacted America Invents Act.
- Carbon: The Final Feedstock Frontier?
Jennifer Holgrem, CEO of LanzaTech, says it’s time to start thinking differently about waste. Free renewable carbon is becoming an increasingly attractive feedstock alternative to petrochemicals, and is an option chemical companies should consider.
- Harnessing the Shale Gas Boom for Specialty Chemical Production
Energy guru Tom Gellrich will return to InformEx to explore the detailed ways in which the specialty chemical value chain is changing due to the North American shale gas boom.
- Green Chemistry Panel: Building Sustainability Into Manufacturing
To be relevant, you’ve got to be green. Julie Manley of the ACS Green Chemistry Institute will share insight into new technologies, regulations, and consumer trends driving the growth of green chemistry.
- Wearable Textile Electronics: A Booming Chemical Market
It’s disruptive technology with enormous opportunity for chemical manufacturers in the know. Harry Zervos, Principal Analyst at IDTechEx, discusses new developments in wearable tech.
- Regulatory Insights: GHS and TSCA
Changes to GHS and the Toxic Substances Control Act affect your business. Presentations by Paula Laux, senior regulatory specialist at The Wercs, and Ghassan Zughaib of ChemADVISOR will provide the latest updates.
For a complete listing, visit www.informex.com/usa-conference-schedule.
InformEx 2015 also will feature a new cGMP zone in partnership with CPhI Worldwide and its first-ever co-location with the 6th Annual Next Generation Bio-Based Sustainable Chemicals Summit. The summit, produced by Infocast, is recognized globally as the deal-making hub for the bio-based industry.
To learn more and register for InformEx 2015, visit InformEx.com or meet InformEx in person at Booth 3G35 at CPhI Worldwide, Oct. 6-9 in Paris, France.
InformEx is committed to the continuous advancement of the fine, specialty, and custom chemicals industry by providing networking tools, educational opportunities and community collaboration forums — all designed to accelerate growth in the changing chemical enterprise landscape. The annual InformEx event is the premier must-attend exposition for the chemical industry for the past 30 years, providing a platform for in-person networking and business development. Each year the event brings together an international mix of more than 3,000 fine and specialty chemicals professionals and hundreds of exhibitors. To learn more, visit InformEx.com. InformEx is produced by UBM plc, a global events-led marketing services and communications company. For more information, visit UBM.com.