Welcome to Historic Charleston


The choice to hold our sixth Specialty & Agro Chemicals America event back in Charleston, South Carolina continues to support our event’s overall mission and value proposition. Charleston is an accessible commute for the specialty chemical and agrochemical industry – within driving distance for many companies based in the Southeastern US, and with direct flights available from 16 major international cities.

Charleston offers the distinctive blend of a smaller yet first-class business setting. Deep roots of American history, Southern charm and hospitality, beautiful beaches and scenic water views – plus a thriving, cosmopolitan downtown featuring award-winning, affordable restaurants – all combine to make Charleston an ideal location to host our Chemicals America event.

Charleston Is…

> Award-Winning Hospitality

  • #1 World’s Best Cities
    (Travel & Leisure, 2016 World’s Best Awards Survey)
  • #1 Best Food Cities in the U.S.
    (Condé Nast Traveler, 2015 Readers’ Choice Awards)
  • Top 10 Best Cities for Shopping in the U.S. (Condé Nast Traveler, 2013)

> Where American History Lives

  • First Shot Fired to Begin the Civil War at Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor
  • Home of the USS Yorktown, and Many Other Historic Museums and Antebellum Architecture
  • “Charleston’s history is not relegated to a plaque on a landmark. It is a sense of connection to the past that lives in the hearts of locals…

> The Cultural Capital of the South

Attractions include:

  • Colonial Mansions, Plantations, and Gardens
  • Cobblestone Streets
  • The Charleston Battery, The French Quarter, Rainbow Row
  • Charleston City Market, King Street Shopping, and the South Carolina Aquarium

There is something special about the Charleston area’s unique size and authentic character, sights and sounds, people and traditions, culture and cuisine. The saltmarsh landscape and artfully preserved antebellum architecture is a rare combination that four million visitors experience annually. Some come to relax amid 90 miles of pristine beaches, others are enamored by vibrant dining and shopping options, and everyone is touched by the soul of this historic American city.

In Charleston, history is not relegated to a plaque on a landmark. It is a sense of place — a connection to the past — that lives in the hearts of locals, is apparent in our customs, graces the facades of homes, punctuates the vernacular and seasons the food. While the Charleston area is indeed a veritable living museum, it is also a bustling epicenter of aeronautic engineering, invigorating outdoor activity and nationally celebrated restaurants.

Restaurants, Shopping, and Attractions

Experience Charleston’s award-winning restaurants, culture, and hospitality:
Charleston Restaurants
Charleston Shopping & Cultural Attractions

Charleston Area Beaches

Charleston is also just minutes away from the Atlantic Ocean and famous South Carolina beaches, including the Isle of Palms, Folly Beach, and Sullivan’s Island:
Charleston Beaches

Mark Your 2017 Calendars for September 6-8…

Plan to Stay & Spend the Weekend!