Join Us on Facebook Live for 2018 AGILE Award Keynote Address

Join us in person or on Facebook Live for the 2018 AIChE Spring Meeting and 14th GCPS AGILE Award Keynote Address entitled "Building a Winning Culture: Harnessing the Power of Values" on April 23, featuring AGILE Award recipient Mark P. Vergnano, president and CEO, The Chemours Company.

In this welcoming keynote address, Vergnano will discuss the challenges that Chemours faced when it spun off from DuPont in 2015, and how a focus on core values — including “safety obsession” — has made Chemours a fast success. At the conclusion of his presentation, Vergnano will receive the AGILE Award in recognition of his successes at Chemours.

Attending in Person?

Here is an approximate rundown of events if you're attending the conference for the morning of Monday, April 23, 2018:

  • 08:00 - 08:10: Welcoming Remarks and Introduction of Keynote by AIChE President, Christine Seymour
  • 08:10 - 08:40: Keynote Address by Mark P. Vergnano
  • 08:40 - 08:50: Q&A Session moderated by Leo Chiang
  • 08:50 - 09:00: Brief Remarks on Conference by AIChE President, Christine Seymour

Watching on Facebook Live?

On Monday, April 23, 2018 go to at approximately 8:00 AM Eastern Time U.S. to look for our live broadcast.

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About Mark P. Vergnano

Mark P. Vergnano was named the first CEO of The Chemours Company prior to its spinoff from DuPont. He had first joined DuPont in 1980 as a process engineer in the company’s fibers business, and went on to serve DuPont in a variety of leadership roles over the next 35 years, culminating in his appointment as executive vice president in October 2009.

At Chemours, Vergnano is building a culture in which employees at all levels are free to contribute ideas for improving the company and upholding its corporate values, with safety being a key value and personal passion of Vergnano. As an expression of that commitment, he has served on the board of the U.S. National Safety Council (NSC) for the past seven years, and, in 2017, became chair of the NSC Board of Directors.

Vergnano also serves on the board of directors for the American Chemistry Council and Johnson Controls International, and is on the executive committee of the Society of Chemical Industry. He is also a member of the University of Connecticut School of Engineering Academy of Distinguished Engineers and Hall of Fame. He received his BS in chemical engineering from the University of Connecticut and an MBA from Virginia Commonwealth University.

A word about the conference

The 2018 Spring Meeting and 14th Global Congress on Process Safety (GCPS) is the year’s key technical conference for practicing chemical engineers. A wide range of subjects relevant to the current needs of industry is covered. Plus, GCPS covers the critical needs of process safety practitioners more broadly and deeply than any other conference. The Spring Meeting will be held in Orlando, in conjunction with the 8th World Congress on Particle Technology.

For more details, see this listing of conference events. And if you need help finding a hotel, see this page for hotel information. To make the most of your stay, check out great sites, restaurants, and other attractions, visit our Spring Meeting Orlando Visitor Central.

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