Good Morning,

Below is an update, including revised show hours, for the this September's event in Charleston, SC, as well as summary details of last month's inaugural show in Ft. Worth, TX.

Moving Friday Exhibit Hours to Wednesday for This September's Event

Based on feedback from last September, we are making the following adjustments to the 2019 show schedule for Specialty & Agro Chemicals America (September 4-5, Charleston, SC):

  • Eliminate Friday's exhibit hours and move them to start earlier Wednesday.
  • Move the Friday pizza and sliders lunch to Wednesday, during the company showcase program.
  • Wednesday showcase program will reduce from 4 to 3 concurrent rooms, and run for the full day.
  • Friday breakfast remains, to accommodate the many attendees who plan dinner meetings Thursday evening and stay over that night.
  • Exhibitor set-up will still be available Tuesday afternoon thru Weds. lunchtime.
  • Exhibitors can breakdown after 6:00 PM on Thursday or Friday morning.
Day Time Event
Wednesday, Sept. 4 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM Exhibitor Setup (also available Tues. afternoon)
  9:15 AM - 4:00 PM Exhibitor Showcase Presentations; Light Lunch
  1:00 PM - 6:00 PM Exhibits Open & Opening Networking Reception
Thursday, Sept. 5 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM Exhibits, Conference, Breakfast, Lunch & Reception
Friday, Sept. 6 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM Buffet Breakfast & Exhibitor Breakdown thru AM
Charleston 2019 Schedule of Events »
Charleston 2019 Exhibitor Showcase Program »

Summary Stats

Specialty & Custom Chemicals America 2019 (Feb. 11-14, Ft. Worth, TX)

  • 1,155 Total Attendance Year 1 (vs. 1,764 in Year 7, and 353 in Year 1, of Sept. show)             
    • 53% Exhibit Staff; 47% Attendees
  • 47% = Repeat Participants from Sept. 2018 CHS Show (28% Exhibitor Staff + 19% Attendees)
  • 53% = NEW Participants in Ft. Worth
  • 216 Exhibiting Companies         
    • 40% NEW Exhibitors in Ft. Worth
    • 60% Repeat Exhibitors from Sept. 2018 CHS Show
  • 96% North American-based participants
  • 60% of Exhibitors and 75% of Visitor’s primary business profiles are “CHEMICAL”: Specialty Chemical Manufacturing/Toll Processing/Chemical Distribution
Final Texas 2019 Attendee List »
Texas 2019 Post-Show Survey »
Texas 2020 Exhibitor Renewal Form »

Charleston/September Show Exhibit Waiting List Update

The September show has had a fairly long waiting list for exhibit space for the past few years.  There is some good news for those who have been on this list for a while:

  • The new February show in Ft. Worth, TX did allow the opportunity for many September waiting list companies to exhibit there. The relative success of last month's event has led some of these companies to use that show as their one exhibiting forum for 2019.
  • We have been working through the waiting list now to fill the last few Lobby Tabletop spaces for the September show - and ended up reducing the list by about 50 companies to fill 20 open spots.
  • The flip side of a successful show in Texas is that about 30 new companies have requested to be added to the Charleston waiting list since the beginning of this year (i.e., word-of-mouth from the Texas event has brought more demand to the Charleston event).

Excess demand is a "somewhat good" problem to have, but we will continue to evaluate the Chemicals America show venues to ensure that our events continue to serve the business networking needs of the chemical industry as best possible.

Additional Information for Upcoming Shows

Please see the links below for additional details on upcoming Chemicals America trade shows.

Charleston 2019 Hotel & Travel Webpage »
Charleston 2019 Exhibitor Manual (To Come)
Future Chemicals America Show Dates »
I appreciate your support of the Chemicals America trade shows, and will forward additional details in the coming weeks for the September 2019 and February 2020 events.

Best regards,

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Tom Leahy
Tel: +1 215-882-9100
Fax: +1 215-695-5520

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