Future of Surfactants Summit

The surfactant market is expected to grow, especially in anionic surfactants which are most widely used surfactants. Also, growth in the consumption of bio-based surfactants as well as growth in the consumption of surfactants in the cosmetic and personal care segment is expected. The event aims to bring together leading executives and experts from across the entire value chain

Who Should Attend

  • Feedstock suppliers
  • Chemical distributors
  • Surfactant manufacturers
  • Home care product manufacturers
  • Industrial cleaning product manufacturers
  • Technology providers
  • Research institutes
  • Industry associations and consultancies


  • Surfactants market overview
  • Market overview of surfactant feedstock
  • REACH revision under the Chemicals Strategy
  • European Green Deal
  • Moving to new supply chain for surfactants, how to do it effectively?
  • Benefits of the new supply chain to the industry
  • Digital business models
  • Digitalization in R&D
  • New surfactants applications: examining emerging end-markets and trends
  • Interactions and dependencies of different end products
  • Defining bio-based surfactants
  • Current and future types of biodegradable surfactants

Selected Speakers

  • Andre Chieffi, R&D Manager, Reckitt (Chair)
  • Francois Simal, Surfactants Technology Lead, ExxonMobil
  • Konrad Grygiel, Technical Services Manager EMEA, Evonik Operations GmbH
  • Simon Grassl Research Chemist, Clariant Produkte GmbH
  • Jozef Couwels, Business Manager Surfactant, Kaneka
  • Dorothee Arns, Director General, Fecc
  • Eric Hudson, Managing Consultant, NexantECA
  • Timothy Staub, CEO, Locus Performance Ingredients
  • Nikola Matic, Vice President Chemicals, Kline & Company
  • Peter Schwab, Head of IM Cosmetic Ingredients, Evonik
  • Silvia Segna, Senior Chemicals Policy Executive, Chemical Industries Association
  • Simina Dreve, Technical & Regulatory Affairs Manager, Fecc
  • Jordan Petkov, Director of Business Development, Arxada
  • Claire-Marie Grizaud, Director Customer Alliances, Croda International
  • Helen Herd, Head of Technical & Customer Services, McBride
  • Cornelius Bessler, Independent R&D Consultant, Bessler Consulting GmbH
  • Lawrence Clarke, Technical Sales Manager, Holiferm
  • John Dutton, Commercial Director, Libra Speciality Chemicals Limited
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