Future of Surfactants Summit 2019

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The event covers the aurfactant industry’s most pressing matters, such as: regulation updates, moving towards circular economy & achieving sustainability targets, matching consumers’ expectations and how to keep innovating in a mature industry. It aims to bring together senior executives from the entire value chain: feedstocks suppliers, surfactants producers, end-product manufacturers, along with technology providers and industry associations.


  • Availability & Capacity of Feedstocks & Surfactants: Current & Mid to Long Term Outlook
  • Gaining Insights on regulation framing the Industry & its Potential Consequences
  • How the Industry is Becoming More Sustainable: Best Practices & Future Action Plan
  • Surfactants New Developments: What Innovations to Expect?
  • Bio-Based Surfactants vs. Fossil Fuel Derived: Assessing Alternative Feedstocks to Petrochemicals
  • The Role of Enzymes in the Surfactants Industry
  • Enhancing Biodegradability across all Surfactants
  • Downgrading: Challenges & Opportunities
  • Surfactants Applications: Focus on End-Markets & Products
  • Meeting Consumers’ Expectations by Integrating them into the Development Process
  • Bridging the Gap between Surfactants Producers & End-Products Manufacturers to Enhance Innovation

Selected Speakers

  • Chris Sayner, Vice President, Customer Alliances, Corporate Sustainability, Croda
  • Eric Hudson, Managing Consultant, Nexant
  • Wing Yang Man, Research Analyst, LMC International
  • Senior representative, EU Ecolabel – European Commission
  • Christophe Sene, Global Advisor for Regulatory Affairs, Trade Compliance and Sustainability, Stepan
  • John Hibbs, Business Development Manager, Homecare, I&I, Solvay
  • Ulf Schröder, R&D Manager, Global R&D, EMEIA, AkzoNobel
  • Gemma Solduga Ramirez, Scientist, Competence Center Surfactants, Group Technology & Innovation, Group Chemical Research, Clariant
  • Sébastien Duprat De Paule, Innovation Director, SEPPIC
  • Inke van der Sluijs, Technical Manager Europe, Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil
  • Annamari Enström, Senior Researcher, Neste
  • Mikael Kjellin, Area Manager Cleaning & Laundry, RISE – Research Institutes of Sweden
  • Andre Chieffi, R&D Manager, Procter & Gamble
  • Nancy Sauvan, Regulatory Affairs Expert & Toxicology Support, Stanhome
  • Cornelius Bessler, Independent R&D Consultant
  • Helen Herd, Head of R&D Formulations, McBride
  • Ellen Pfrommer, Product Stewardship Personal Care, BASF


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