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SOCMA Reschedules Specialty & Custom Chemicals Show to April 14-16, 2021

With great optimism surrounding two recent vaccines for COVID-19, there is renewed hope for 2021, particularly starting in the second quarter of the year. As such, the Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) is rescheduling the Specialty & Custom Chemicals Show, originally set for February, to April 14-16, 2021, at the Omni in Fort Worth, TX. 

“Despite the recent resurgence of coronavirus cases, news of these vaccines has health experts targeting Q2 of 2021 as a beginning for a return to normalcy,” said SOCMA President & CEO Jennifer Abril. “And in our quest to safely hold an in-person event conducive to meeting business objectives of companies across the supply chain, we chose to move the Specialty & Custom Chemicals Show to April. SOCMA is a champion for specialty and fine chemical manufacturers, who continue to play an integral role in the response efforts. We have member companies working on these life-saving vaccines, and others are providing products and materials that are crucial to the recovery. We look forward to celebrating their success in Fort Worth and providing a platform for them to conduct business.”

SOCMA continues to take a cautious and thoughtful approach in its planning for the April show and is committed to providing a successful and safe event experience for all attendees. Here are just a few of the safety protocols that will be in place throughout the event:

  • Daily health checks
  • Mandatory masks
  • Social distancing
  • Sanitation stations
  • Plexiglas barriers at the registration and food and beverage stations
  • Nightly sanitation of trade show floor
  • One-way traffic on the trade show floor 

Registration is open for the 2021 Specialty & Custom Chemicals Show, set for April 14-16, at the Omni in Fort Worth, TX. For questions about exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities, contact Jenny Gaines at