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  November 14, 2018 Luncheon Meeting

  Topic: "Private Equity and Chemicals - A Candid View"
  Speakers:
  -  Thomas J. Kichler, CPA, Partner and US Head of Industrials & Energy, CVC Capital Partners Limited
  -  Peter Young, President and Managing Director, Young & Partners
 

  October 17, 2018 Luncheon Meeting

  Topic: "Creating and Protecting New Products and Technologies"

  Speakers:

  - Patrice P. Jean, Partner, Patent Law, Hughes, Hubbard & Reed

  - Susan M. Perkins, Esq., Vice President, Intellectual Property, Paratek Pharmaceuticals

  September 13, 2018 Luncheon Meeting

  Topic: "LyondellBasell's Blueprint for Growth and Profitability"

  Speaker: Bhavesh V. (Bob) Patel, CEO, LyondellBasell

  May 16, 2018 Luncheon Meeting

  Topic: "Creating a Growth Culture"

  Speakers:
  - Jeff Kenton, President, Acme-Hardesty Co.
  - Vincent Martinez, Executive Facilitator, Partners in Leadership

  April 18, 2018 Luncheon Meeting

  Topic: "Evonik's Successful Integration of Air Products"

  Speakers:

  - John G. Rolando, President, Evonik Corp                

  - Stefanie B. Wexler, Vice President, Integration and Projects, Evonik Corp

  February 14, 2018 Joint Meeting with RACEMICS

  Topic: “The State of the Chemical Industry: Outlook for 2018 & Beyond”

  Panelists:
  - Robert Westervelt, Editor-in-Chief, IHS Chemical Week;

  - Joseph Chang, Global Editor, ICIS Chemical Business; and
  - Peter Young, President, Young & Partners

  January 17, 2018 Luncheon Meeting

  Topic: "Innovations in Human Nutrition and Health"

  Speaker: Jeremy (Jinghuai) Xu, President, Human Nutrition & Health, DSM

  December 13, 2017 Annual Meeting & Luncheon

  Topic: "Chemical Industry M&A, Stock Prices and IPOs – What’s Hot and What is Not"

  Speaker: Peter Young, President, Young & Partners

  November 8, 2017 Joint Meeting with DCAT

  Topic: "The API Industry: Reflections on the Past and the Future"

  Speakers:

  - William S. Marth, President and CEO, Albany Molecular Research, Inc.

  - Syed T. Husain, Chief Commercial Officer, Alcami

  October 18, 2017 Luncheon Meeting

  Topic: "Chemicals from Renewable Materials: Exciting Opportunities”

  Speakers:
  - Carlos A. Cabrera, Executive Chairman, Genomatica

  - Robert S. Wedinger, President and CEO, Rennovia Inc.

  September 20, 2017 Luncheon Meeting

  Topic: “Private Equity Strategies: A Fireside Chat with John Televantos”

  Speaker:  John Televantos, Partner, Arsenal Capital


  June 29, 2017 Luncheon Meeting

  Topic: "Engineering Growth and Profitability in Specialty Chemicals

  Speakers:

  - Anne Noonan, President and CEO, Omnova Solutions   

  - Eric Vogelsberg, SVP, M&A/Corporate Development Practice, Kline Group

  2017 International Palladium Medal Dinner

  Awardee: Seifi Ghasemi, Chairman, President and CEO of Air Products 

  Date: Thursday, June 1, 2017

  April 19, 2017 Luncheon Meeting

  Topic: “Digitizing Growth: What works in Chemicals and Materials?”

  Panelists:

  -  Christophe Cabarry, CEO and Founder, SpecialChem

  -  Yann Cohen, Global Digital Chemistry Leader, Deloitte Consulting  LLP and

  -  James M. Weatherall, Global Vice President, SpecialChem

  February 15, 2017 Joint Meeting with RACEMICS

  Topic: "The State of the Chemical Industry: Outlook for 2017 & Beyond"

  Panelists:
  - Robert Westervelt, Editor-in-Chief, IHS Chemical Week;
  - Joseph Chang, Global Editor, ICIS Chemical Business; and
  - Peter Young, President, Young & Partners

  January 18, 2017 Luncheon Meeting

  Topic: “Establishing and Nurturing Corporate Culture”

  Speaker:  Christopher D. Pappas, President and CEO, Trinseo

  December 14, 2016 Annual Meeting & Luncheon

  Topic: “Creating Value in a Challenging Chemical M&A Environment”

  Speaker:  Peter Young, President, Young & Partners and   President, Société de Chimie Industrielle

  November 17, 2016 Luncheon Meeting

  Topic: “Economic, Energy and Chemical Industry Trends and Outlook”

  Speaker: Dr. Kevin Swift, Chief Economist, The American Chemistry Council

  October 19, 2016 Luncheon Meeting

  Topic:  "Life Science Innovations for Better Health"

  Speaker: Udit Batra, CEO of MilliporeSigma, Merck KGaA

  September 21, 2016 Luncheon Meeting

  Topic:  "Private Equity Investing and the Chemical Industry"

  Panelists:

  - Christopher Childres, Founder and Managing Partner, Edgewater Capital Partners 

  - Scott Wolff, Managing Director, American Securities  
   

  May 18, 2016 Luncheon Meeting

  Topic: “The Art and Challenge of M&A Integration”

  Panelists:
  - Thomas Bertels, Managing Partner, Valeocon Management Consulting
  - Mark Dahlinger, EVP of Finance at Solvay
  - Lucy Simek, EVP of Mergers & Acquisitions at Solvay

  April 13, 2016 Luncheon Meeting

  Topic: Fireside Chat on "The Changing Role and Required Skills of Successful CEOs"

  Panelists:
   - William A. Wulfsohn, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ashland Inc. and
   - Stuart G. Guthrie, Head of Succession Planning and Executive Search – Chemicals, Russell Reynolds

     Moderator: Peter Young, President and Managing Director, Young and Partners


  March 16, 2016 Luncheon Meeting

   Topic: "Solvay Reaches for New Heights in North America"
   Speaker:   Michael Lacey, President, North America, Solvay

  February 24, 2016 Joint Meeting with RACEMICS

   Topic: "The State of the Chemical Industry: Outlook for 2016 and Beyond”
   Speakers:
    - Joe Chang, Global Editor of ICIS Chemical Business

   - Robert Westervelt, Editor in Chief of IHS Chemical Week

   - Peter Young, President, Young & Partners

  January 20, 2016 Luncheon Meeting

   Topic: "Patheon’s View on the Future of Pharma Contract Services"
   Speaker:  Dr. Lukas Utiger, President of the Drug Substance, Patheon

  December 16, 2015 Luncheon Meeting

   Société's Annual Meeting Including Officers' and Directors' Elections followed by a Presentation.

   Topic:
"The Chemical Industry Outlook and the Role of M&A"
   Speaker: Joseph L. Coote, President, Société de Chimie Industrielle, Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal, Inc.

  November 18, 2015 Luncheon Meeting

   Topic: "The Challenge of Innovation as a Driver of Corporate Growth"
   Speaker: Ryan Dirkx, Ph.D., Vice President of Research & Development, Arkema, Inc.

  

  October 21, 2015 Luncheon Meeting

    Topic: "China, Oil Prices, and Europe: What Can the Chemical Industry Expect?"

    Panelists:
    
- Eric Vogelsberg, Senior Vice President, Kline & Company, Inc.
     - Joseph L. Coote, Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal

    Moderator: Peter Young, Young & Partners

September 16, 2015 Luncheon Meeting

Topic: “Making Money Investing in Chemicals: a Private Equity Perspective”

Speaker: Eytan Tygay, Managing Director, Rhone Capital

2015 International Palladium Medal Dinner

Awardee: Ellen Kullman, Chair of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, DuPont was selected for the prestigious International Palladium Medal of the Société de Chimie Industrielle.

Date: Thursday, May 7, 2015

April 15, 2015 Luncheon Meeting

Topic: Survival, Growth, and Perpetuity

Speaker: Fernando Musa, CEO of Braskem America

March 18, 2015 Luncheon Meeting

Topic: “M&A Panel: Experiences and Market Perspectives”

Speakers:
- Brian Buchert, Director of Corporate Strategy and M&A, Church & Dwight Co. Inc. and
- Nirmalya Maity, Vice President of Corporate Strategy & Development, Cabot Corporation


February 11, 2015 Luncheon Meeting

Topic: "The State of the Chemical Industry: Outlook for 2015 and Beyond”
Speakers:
- Joe Chang, Global Editor of ICIS Chemical Business
- Robert Westervelt, Editor in Chief of IHS Chemical Week
- Peter Young, President, Young & Partners

January 14, 2015 Luncheon Meeting

Topic: "The Future of Chemicals and Specialty Materials”
Speaker: Duane Dickson, Global Chemicals Sector Leader, Deloitte Touche Tohamtsu Limited

December 17, 2014 Luncheon Meeting

Société Annual Meeting Including Officers' and Directors' Elections followed by a Presentation.
Topic: "
Global Renaissance - Contemplating Long Term Chemical Industry Evolution"
Speaker:
Joseph L. Coote, President, Société de Chimie Industrielle and Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal, Inc.

November 19, 2014 Luncheon Meeting

Topic: "Sustainability at BASF"
Speaker:
Daniele Piergentili, Vice President Pharma Ingredients & Services, BASF Corporation

October 15, 2014 Luncheon Meeting

Topic: "Connecting the World's Great Ideas"
Speaker:
James J. Owens, President & CEO, H.B. Fuller

September 17, 2014 Luncheon Meeting

Topic: "Balancing Innovation and Risk for Value Creation in the Chemical and Materials Industries"
Speaker:
Dr. Ronald Pierantozzi, Managing Partner, Cameron and Associates

May 21, 2014 Luncheon Meeting

Topic: "Future-Proofing the World's Water"
Speaker:
Randall S. Dearth, President & CEO, Calgon Carbon Corporation

April 16, 2014 Luncheon Meeting

Topic: "Emerging Issues in Agriculture"
Speaker:
James Blome, President & CEO, Bayer CropScience LP

March 19, 2014 Luncheon Meeting

Topic: "DuPont's Transformation & The Role of Integrated Science"
Speaker:
Dr. Thomas M. Connelly, Jr., Executive Vice President & Chief Innovation Officer, DuPont

February 12, 2014 Luncheon Meeting

Topic: "The State of the Chemical Industry: Outlook for 2014 and Beyond”
Speakers:
- Joe Chang, Global Editor of ICIS Chemical Business
- Robert Westervelt, Editor in Chief of IHS Chemical Week
- Peter Young, President, Young & Partners

January 15, 2014 Luncheon Meeting

Topic: "Advanced Materials in Transportation”
Speakers:
- Carmelo Lo Faro, VP Technology, Aerospace & Industrial Materials, Cytec Industries and
- R. Byron Pipes, NAE, IVA, John L. Bray Distinguished Prof. of Engineering, Purdue University