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04/23/2014

OCTC 36th Annual Conference Wrap-Up

Conference Presentations and Thank You!

The Ohio Chemistry Technology Council's (OCTC) 36th Annual Conference warped up after meetings and events on March 24 and 25, 2014 in Columbus, Ohio. OCTC is committed to being the voice of Ohio’s high-tech chemistry community, as we promote the vital role played by our industry throughout Ohio. The primary goal of our conference was to bring together Ohio’s leaders in the chemistry technology industry.

We were pleased to have such a diverse and dynamic group of speakers and panelists who provided in-depth insight and a unique opportunity for you to directly engage with them. We were grateful to be joined by our keynote speakers, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency Director Craig Butler and JobsOhio Senior Managing Director David Mustine. We were also thrilled to have a special visit from Governor John Kasich, who shared his priorities for 2014 and answered questions from you.

Most of the speakers have given us permission to share their presentations from the conference. You can access presentations from the following speakers:

Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards and Chemical Safety Update
Jessica DeMonte, Squire Sanders

Long-Term Risk Communication in the Chemical Industry
Tim Bingman, DuPont

Developing a Stronger Workforce and Success in the Insurance Industry
Tracy Intihar, Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation and Rocky Parker, Nationwide

Overview of the ChemStewards Environmental, Health, Safety and Security
Dr. Holland Jordan, Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates

Luncheon
Dave Mustine, JobsOhio

Economic Outlook Nationally and for the Chemical Industry
Josh Young, American Chemistry Council

Status of the Shale Play – Production, Midstream and Cracker
Paul Smith, America’s Natural Gas Alliance

Regulatory Forum: Update on State and Federal Regulatory Policies
Bob Hodanbosi, Ohio EPA
Rob Brubaker, Porter Wright
Chris Schraff, Porter Wright
Rob Schmidt, Porter Wright

Thanks to everyone that made this year's conference such a success! See you in 2015!

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