The Latest Trends and Best Business Practices for the Specialty, Fine, and Custom Chemicals Marketplace
HAMILTON, N.J., Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The premier networking and sourcing event for the chemical industry, InformEx USA, has expanded its educational offerings with more than 40 sessions being presented during the global chemical event, February 19-22, 2013, in Anaheim, CA. Addressing key areas of business development and market trends, the conference program will provide unprecedented insight and industry knowledge.
The enhanced conference program at InformEx, being produced in partnership with the Ropella Group, is comprised of five tracks with focused content and top speakers. "The Conference Program at InformEx will provide attendees with the tools and information they need to maximize their business strategies and growth and give them a competitive advantage in the ever-changing chemical marketplace," said Jim Buckley, InformEx Brand Director.
The General Business Track covers the gamut on best practices for successful CRO relationships and accelerating innovation through strategic outsourcing, developing a secure supply chain, and using statistics to optimize chemical processes.
This track will also improve business and professional development with classes on leadership training, contract negotiation strategies, processes for business valuation and exit planning, definitive screening designs, and successful sales training, marketing and public relations programs.
The Pharmaceutical Track, co-sponsored by Cedarburg Hauser Pharmaceuticals Inc. & Federal Equipment Company, offers strategic advice on successful CRO and CMO relationships including market and technology trends in biopharmaceutical contract manufacturing, profitable green chemistry through route scouting, raw material supply monitoring, and structure-based sourcing of raw materials.
More technical focused sessions in the Pharmaceutical Track include flow chemistry in pharmaceutical, trace impurity control, innovations in emulsions formulations and manufacturing, novel high-resolution XR-powder diffraction protocol and an intellectual and patent rights panel.
A panel discussion on sourcing in emerging markets and API formulation, sponsored by Neuland Laboratories, will feature a case study by Thomas Speace, president of Neuland Laboratories, on finding the right suppliers and partners in India.
The international pharmaceutical supply chain consortium, RX-360, will also lead a hard-hitting session on "Attention Suppliers!: This is what Keeps Me Up at Night – HowRx-360 Helps (Me Sleep Better)" that includes a panel of senior pharma and biotech procurement and quality professionals from companies such as Pfizer, Eli Lilly & Company, Amgen, Mylan and Sigma/Aldrich.
The Regulatory/Compliance Track, being produced by the Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA), will help attendees understand the latest standards and issues and the rules of the game. This track opens with SOCMA President, Larry Sloan, addressing "Perspectives on the Specialty Chemical Industry." Other sessions will provide guidance on how the federal debt and deficit will affect the industry, regulatory challenges and trends in finished dosage manufacturing, regulatory and judicial extremes, preparing for REACH and beyond, and panels on how to take control of the media and regulators during a crisis, and the effects of market regulation and EHS&S.
The Specialty Chemicals Track will provide top information and insight for this dynamic sector and opens with an economic overview of the industry by Lee Mikles, CEO, FurtureFuel. Other topics of interest include a panel on "Discovering the Latest Applications of Specialty Chemicals to Drive Technical Innovation," with David Ager, Principal Scientist, DSM Innovations Synthesis, as well as sessions on global trends and expansion opportunities, non-GMP Manufacturing, sharing research on a virtual IT platform, and innovations in green chemistry and sustainability.
Rounding out the new InformEx Conference Program is The New Chemical Trends Track explores global supply solutions, process intensification, detecting low-level impurities, bio-based chemicals, and the use of electrodialysis to increase crystallization yield.
In addition to the expansive conference program that will take place February 20-22, InformEx offers all day exhibitor and technology showcases on Tuesday, February 19th. The exhibit floor, also open on February 20-22, features more than 450 exhibiting companies, association and media partners, in the specialty and industrial chemical market as well as pharmaceuticals and the Green Exchange Gallery.
As the best educational and business-building event for the chemical marketplace, the InformEx attendee package is all-inclusive and includes admission to the entire conference program, the exhibit floor and showcases, catered meals and plethora of networking and social events amongst peers and new partners for business success. For more information on InformEx USA and to register, including information on multiple attendee discounts, go to: www.informex.com. Connect with the InformEx community through social media on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.
About Informex, Organized by UBM Live, Informex's flagship annual North American event is the leading meeting place for buyers and sellers of high-value chemistry for a broad range of applications. As the premier, must-attend platform for the chemical industry for the past 29 years, Informex is a marketplace for networking and doing business in the fine, custom and specialty chemical manufacturing industry. Recently named a "Top 50 Fastest Growing Shows," Informex brings together an international mix of more than 4,000 fine and specialty chemicals professionals and 450 exhibitors for the all-encompassing, 4 day event. In recent years the global Informex brand has evolved to encompass virtual events, webinars, special focus conferences, and events in emerging markets.
About UBM Live, UBM Live connects people and creates opportunities for companies across five continents to develop new business, meet customers, launch new products, promote their brands and expand their markets. Through premiere brands such as MD&M, CPhI, IFSEC, TFM&A, Cruise Shipping Miami, the Concrete Show and many others, UBM Live exhibitions, conferences, awards programs, publications, websites and training and certification programs are an integral part of the marketing plans of companies across more than 20 industry sectors.