InformexUSA to Return to New Orleans for 2012

By Informex, PRNE
Monday, February 7, 2011

PRINCETON, New Jersey, February 8, 2011 - Informex (, the leading meeting place for buyers
and sellers of high-value chemistry for a broad range of applications, today
announced that next year's event, the 28th installment of the show, will
return to the home of Bourbon Street, Mardi Gras and Cajun food for 2012. The
event will take place February 14-17, 2012 at the Morial Convention Center in
New Orleans with the Hilton Riverside as the hosting hotel. Interest in the
2012 event has been so great that 67 exhibitors, including Albemarle
Corporation, BASF, Piramal Healthcare, Lonza, and WeylChem Corporation, had
already re-booked before the 2011 show opened its doors in Charlotte this

New Orleans has hosted InformexUSA many times, most recently in 2008. The
advanced manufacturing industry in the region has the advantage of perfect
location, unparalleled infrastructure, lucrative incentives and a talented
workforce, making it an ideal location to host the annual event.

"As always, we are excited to be returning to Informex's 'spiritual home'
of New Orleans, which is always a popular venue for our exhibitors and
visitors, a fact underlined by the unprecedented level of early re-bookings,"
comments Jennifer Jessup, Global Brand Director of Informex. "There are more
than 300 major chemical plants located in Louisiana which employs over 23,000
people. Louisiana alone exports nearly $4.5 billion in chemical products each
year(1). This will be more important as the demand for US-made chemicals is
predicted to increase in 2011 as the nation's economy continues to recover
and maintains a trade surplus for the second year in a row(2)."

The Chemistry Innovations Poster Pavilion will return in New Orleans
featuring innovators and academia. It is designed to allow companies to
display their latest innovations, new products, technologies and services to
influential industry players. Open to both exhibitors and non-exhibitors, the
Poster Pavilion is sure to attract notice from attendees in diverse sectors
ranging from discovery stage innovations to new technology platforms.

For 2012, Informex will again present an educational conference program,
which will run alongside the tradeshow. The conference sessions serve to
provide an added information resource to attendees, as well as to provide a
place for quality networking.

Also for 2012, show organizers will bring back the technology showcases.
These sessions will offer sponsors a forum to display and present advances in
their technologies. For the third time, InformexUSA will feature the Profiles
in Sustainability Award, which was created to celebrate organizations that
are at the forefront of innovation in sustainable chemistry. The award
winning organizations will be chosen and announced by a panel of judges from
the American Chemical Society, SOCMA, the leading trade press and academia.

In addition to the regular networking receptions, on Monday February
, InformexUSA will feature an exciting off-site networking event, similar
to the event in Napa wine country when the show was held in San Francisco in
2010. Details of this event will be announced soon.

For further information on InformexUSA and online registration please

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About Informex: Organized by UBM Live, Informex is the leading meeting
place for buyers and sellers of high-value chemistry for a broad range of
applications. As the premier, must-attend, event for the chemical industry
for the past 27 years, Informex is a marketplace for networking and doing
business in the fine, custom and specialty chemical manufacturing industry.
The show traces its origin to a group of members from the Society of Chemical
Manufacturers and Associates (SOCMA) who were looking for an annual place to
meet and do business. Each year the event brings together an international
mix of more than 4,000 fine and specialty chemicals professionals and 500
exhibitors for the all encompassing, 4 day event.



Jennifer Jessup, Global Brand Director, UBM Live, +1-609-759-4707, jennifer.jessup at, or Impress Public Relations, Richard Kerns, +44-(0)-161-728-5880, richard at, or Beth Willers, +1-503-928-7828, beth at

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