The Commercial Development and Mark- eting Association (CDMA) has scheduled its next meeting for April 27-30 at the Westin Copley Place in Boston. The focus of the meeting will be “Business practices today and what the future holds.” The keynote speaker will be Dr. Arnaldo Hax, professor of management and behavioral science, MIT Sloan. The meeting will include a forum to discuss strategic issues related to the chemical industry, as well as a forum on increasing shareholder value and stock prices. An award for executive excellence in the development of the chemical industry will be given to Carl Jennings, president, BASF North America and executive vice president, BASF AG. More info: Vaughn E. Wurst, CDMA, (215) 564-3484; E-mail: email@example.com; Website: www.cdmaonline.org.