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10:45 am - 11:45 am

Registration Opens

11:45 am - 12:30 pm

Lunch Begins

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Welcoming Remarks

Victoria Meyer, Founder, The Chemical Summit; President, Progressio Global // Connection, community and collaboration are the greatest sources of value for people and businesses. At The Chemical Summit, you'll experience all three, with a healthy dose of thought leadership and insights.

1:00 pm - 1:50 pm

Transformational Leaders: Transformational Businesses

Speaker: Megan Gluth-Bohan, CEO TRInternational // Now, more than ever, the world calls us to a place of mindful and transformational leadership and commerce. But beyond the hype words, what does this really mean? How can we hold ourselves to the demands of true transformation? And how can we inspire the commercial enterprises we lead to reflect our best inner selves? Join TRI Owner & CEO, Meg Bohan, as she shares her experiences and engages us in a search for what transformation means to us, and how we can reignite our collective power to lift our industry.

1:50 pm - 2:40 pm

Future of Chemicals: It's an Evolution, not a Revolution

Speaker: Brad Beauchamp, CEO, Carpenter Co. // Leaders and companies face ever-increasing pressures to change and transform, yet this is not an overnight revolution, but a journey through time and expectation. Brad explains why Sustainability and Chemical Industry Transformation is an Evolution not a Revolution.

2:40 pm - 3:10 pm

Coffee, Dessert, and Connect

Sponsored by Carpenter Co.

3:10 pm - 4:00 pm

The Path to Sustainability is (not) Only Circular

Panel: Karin Krchnak, American Chemistry Council; Kelly Gilroy, Univar; Emilio Tenuta, Ecolab; Jonas Oxgaard, McKinsey; Jennifer Sadenwater, ESGLynk (Moderator) // Sustainability is a critical driver for chemicals and materials companies. In this panel, we delve into the multifaceted journey towards NetZero by 2050. Explore diverse corporate strategies aimed at environmental equilibrium, tackling challenges and seizing opportunities. Experts will dissect current business models, uncovering both opportunities and barriers within.

4:00 pm - 4:40 pm

Many Facets of ESG: A Fireside Chat

Victoria Meyer. Progressio Global and Terry Hill, Barentz // ESG is more than just Sustainability. A broad approach to Environmental, Social, and Governance is critical to achieve the UN's Sustainable Development Goals and achieve business resilience. We'll be discussing the importance of DEI, sustainability as a value driver, and the role that good governance plays in business success.

4:40 pm - 5:00 pm

Transformation & ESG Insights

Victoria Meyer, Founder, The Chemical Summit and President, Progressio Global // Leading attendees through insights and connections from Day 1 proceedings.

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Connect, Converse, Cocktail

Expand insights and connections with your peers over cocktails and light bites.

6:00 pm - 6:00 pm

End of Day 1

8:00 am - 8:30 am


8:15 am - 9:45 am

Keynote: Geopolitics, Global Economics and the Future of Chemicals

Speaker: Jeremy Bess, ITR Economics // There is an extraordinary amount of noise concerning the status of the economy today and what the future will look like. ITR Economics will present a dispassionate look at the trends that define the economy and inform us about the future through 2025, and we will discuss how it will impact attendees. We will be looking into key industries to assess their business cycle and what the future looks like for each. Our assessment of labor costs and labor availability through 2025 will be presented, as these will have a prolonged impact on how we do business and what capital expenditures can help ameliorate the pressures. Inflation is currently waning. The rate of inflation will recede as the economy weakens, but it will not be gone. Global economic expansion later this decade will again push up prices of raw materials and then finished goods. Higher labor costs will once again contribute in a significant way to the upward pricing pressure. The discussion on inflation will flow into a discussion on interest rates through at least the near term. Management objectives consistent with our forecasts for inflation and interest rates will provide actionable takeaways for attendees. Attendees will leave the conference with the confidence that comes from an accurate, proven, analytical approach to the economy. We will provide attendees with clear direction regarding what will be and what must be done in order to maximize revenue and profit growth.

9:45 am - 10:15 am

Coffee & Connect

Sponsored by Access Chemicals & Services

10:15 am - 10:30 am

The Day Ahead

Victoria Meyer, Founder, The Chemical Summit and President, Progressio Global

10:30 am - 11:15 am

Supply Chain & Logistics: Charting a New Course Post-Pandemic

Panel: Shirin Swanson, NUCO Logistics; Walter Sanchez, ChevronPhillips Chemical; Moderator: Emelia Nasser, Pactiv Evergreen // Explore pressing questions. Dive into topics like regional supply chain shifts, resilience building, geopolitics' impact, uncertainty navigation, safety stock standards, and skills/resources for modern supply chains. Uncover insights into logistics and network collaboration.

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Harnessing AI to Accelerate Business Value

Speaker: Sunil Sanghavi, CEO, Noble AI // Explore how AI can turbocharge business growth in the chemical industry. Unlock the potential of artificial intelligence to optimize operations, enhance product development, and streamline decision-making. Gain actionable insights into harnessing AI to stay ahead in this dynamic sector.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


1:00 pm - 1:50 pm

Unleashing Potential: Navigating the Digitized Value Chain

Panel: Pam Walker, UL Solutions; Greg Facchine, Milliken & Co.; Yasmine McColl, Schneider Electric; Moderator: Victoria Meyer // Explore the transformative power of data-driven processes. Discover how digitization and data analytics can revitalize your value chain. Learn to connect product information with customers, enhance marketability, and boost profitability. Uncover the roadmap to an agile, prosperous future with a digitized value chain.

1:50 pm - 2:30 pm

Data-Based Insights to Customer Value

Speaker: Kevin Huntsman, Mastio & Co. // Leveraging data and insights from Mastio's 2023 Customer Value Study, we'll discuss what customer's truly value today and how leading companies are leveraging insights to grow customer centricity and customer intimacy.

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Coffee & Connection Break

Sponsored by Schneider Electric

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Amplifing Customer Value: Strategies for Customer Centricity

Panel: Dario Giudici, LyondellBasell Ron Zmich, PalmerHolland, Cassius Mazzeu, Clariant; Moderator: Michael Clark, Norit // In an era where customer expectations are rapidly evolving, chemical companies are redefining customer relationships to drive sustainable growth. Panelists will share: best practices for elevating customer value in an increasingly competitive landscape, how they've explored and prioritized customer centricity; and are evolving to meet customer expectations.

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Closing Remarks The Power of Connection

Speaker: Victoria Meyer – In the closing speech, we'll celebrate the remarkable connections woven throughout this conference. Reflect on the profound insights, collaborations, and relationships forged over these impactful days. Together, we've harnessed the true power of connection, propelling us toward a brighter, more interconnected future.

4:30 pm -