l Dr. Peter Pollak will address the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association on September 16 at the Corporate Excellence Conference, taking place September 14-17 at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay in Cambridge, MD. Dr. Pollak’s presentation is entitled, “Outlook for the Western Chemical Industry.” Dr. Pollak will also moderate that afternoon’s panel session on the role of the fine chemical industry within the “Virtual/Biotech” pharmaceutical sector. During the session, Gilead, United Therapeutics and Vertex will reveal the future chemical needs of the new ‘virtual’ biotech companies.
Other conference highlights will include presentations from major chemical industry customers such as Schering Plough and DuPont Agricultural Chemicals, SOCMA’s chemical industry outlook report and the annual state of the association address and Informex collaborative networking roundtables. More info: www.socma.org.