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Future of Surfactants Summit

Date: 7th February 2018 - 8th February 2018 Location: Amsterdam - The Netherlands

Rising to End-Market Expectations through Transparency, Sustainability, Cost & Performance

Following the success of its two previous editions, we are pleased to announce the 3rd annual Future of Surfactants Summit will be taking place on 7th & 8th February 2018, in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Over the two days, the conference will have an in-depth look into the challenges & opportunities of the surfactants industry. The participants will hear about raw materials, the global surfactant market, regulations framing the industry, as well as innovation and sustainability.

Once again, these varied topics will be covered through interactive sessions, including case studies and insightful panel discussions.

This new edition will bring together senior executives form the entire value chain: feedstocks suppliers, surfactants producers, end-product manufacturers, along with technology providers and industry associations.

Join us in Amsterdam to exchange on your point of view and experience with your peers, and engage in excellent networking opportunities.


7th February 2018
8th February 2018
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Lauriane Pardoux – Content
+44 (0)20 3141 0632
Mado Lampropoulou – Marketing, Sales & Media Partnerships
+ 44 (0) 203 141 0607
Sam Cormack – Sponsorship
+44 (0)203 141 0626
Jayme Burns – Logistics
+44 (0) 203 141 0640


We will confirm the venue approximately 4-6 weeks before the event to ensure we find the most suitable space because numbers can vary dramatically. There will be a discounted accommodation rate for conference attendees.
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  • Petrochemical & Oleochemical Feedstocks
  • Future Outlook on the Global Surfactants Industry
  • Focusing on Fatty Alcohols
  • A Deeper Look into Ethylene Oxide
  • Regulation & REACH for Surfactants
  • Consumers’ Voice & Lobbying
  • Innovation linked to Formulation & Consumer Technologies
  • Future Trends of End-Products
  • Updates & Outlook on Sustainable Palm Oil for the Surfactant Industry
  • Sustainability on a Global & European Scale
  • Renewable Surfactants

For this 3rd edition of the event, we have gathered some key industry players to form an advisory committee and help us build the conference agenda, on top of our research.

  • Chris Sayner, Vice President, Customer Alliances, Corporate Sustainability, Croda
  • Sarah Hickingbottom, Business Development Manager – Biochemicals, LMC
  • Nikolaos Koutras, Global Surfactants Process And Materials Manager, Procter & Gamble
  • Christophe Sene, Global Advisor for Regulatory Affairs, Trade Compliance and Sustainability, Stepan
  • Fakhara Jones, Technical Director, Surfachem
  • Peter Jochems, Lead Formulator – People Against Dirty, Ecover
  • Christophe Sene, Global Advisor For Regulatory Affairs, Trade Compliance And Sustainability, Stepan Europe  
  • Eric Hudson, Managing Consultant, Nexant 
  • Chris Sayner, Vice President, Customer Alliances, Corporate Sustainability, Croda 
  • Ahmet Özemre, Deputy General Manager, Kale Kimya Group
  • Steve Block, Director, Business Development, Elevance Renewable Sciences
  • Thibaud Caulier, GBU Emerging Biochemicals Epicerol® Business Manager, Solvay
  • Jonathan Bourne, Vice President, Energy & Chemicals Advisory, Nexant 
  • Sophie Roelants, R&D Scientist, Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant (BBEPP)
  • Diana Eggers, Principal Consultant, Quantis International
  • Inke Van Der Sluijs, Technical Manager Europe,RSPO
  • Alexandra Trambitas, Applied Technology – Household Care Innovation Management Europe, Evonik
  • Norbet Schmitz, Managing Director, ISCC
  • Boris Zhmud, CTO/ Head of Technology,  Sveacon Consulting
  • Martijn Gipmans, Principal Consultant Chemicals & Life Science, ThinkStep
  • Inge Van Bogaert, Professor On Transport Engineering And Biosurfactants, Ghent University
  • Peter Smallwood, Director, Chemical Associates
  • Lucia Castro Diaz , Senior Consultant, LMC International
  • Niki Baccile, Laboratoire De Chimie De Matière Condensée De Paris

If you would like to be considered as a speaker for the event with a 20-30 minute presentation, please submit an abstract for consideration to:

Lauriane Pardoux

Tel: +44 (0)20 3141 0632

Email: lpardoux@acieu.net

Headquartered in Woodridge, Ill., Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc. creates novel, high-performing specialty chemicals from renewable feedstocks using a proprietary Nobel Prize-winning technology called olefin metathesis. The company enables leaders in the chemical industry to deliver technologies that exceed the performance of existing products, while leaving a smaller environmental footprint, that are ideally suited for use in personal care products, detergents and cleaners, engineered polymers and coatings, oil field chemicals, agricultural chemicals, and other specialty chemicals markets. Elevance uses a collaborative business model, exploring opportunities to engage with industry leaders, accelerating time to market and leveraging market expertise, while enabling its partners to achieve accelerated growth through sustainable and higher performing solutions.



ACI has put together a range of packages to suit your requirements. These range from branding options, to full scale partner solutions and can be tailored to meet your objectives and budgets.

If you are launching a new product or service and wish to gain visibility and brand recognition within your industry, contact us today!

For commercial opportunities, please contact:

Sam Cormack

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3141 0626

Email: samc@acieu.net

Raw materials manufacturers & traders, petrochemical and oleochemical producers, consumer product manufacturers, surfactant manufacturers, personal care/household/industrial cleaning ingredient formulators, enzymes producers, product developers, regulatory affairs organisations, brands, natural ingredient producers, consultancy, industry & consumer associations, research centres, technology & service providers.

Akzo Nobel Surface Chemistry AB * Agfa Gevaert Nv * AkzoNobel * AkzoNobel Surface Chemistry AB * Association TEGEWA * BASF * BASF Personal Care Und Nutrition GmbH * BASF SE * Beiersdorf AG * Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant (BBEPP) * Bio Base Europe Plant * BIO D S.A. * Biolin Scientific * Borregaard AS * Brenntag Schwiezerhall AG * Buss ChemTech AG * Caldic Belgium * Cargill * Chemical Associates * Clariant * Clariant Produkte (Deutschland) GmbH * Croda International Plc * Dako AG * Dallas Group * Desmet Ballestra SpA * Dow Europe GmbH * DuPont International Operations Sarl * Eastman Chemical B.V. * Ecover * Elementis * Elevance Renewable Sciences * Envirofluid * EOC Surfactants NV * Eres-Sapoli NV * Evonik Creavis GmbH * Evonik Industries AG * Fater Group * Fortischem * Fraunhofer UMSICHT, Fraunhofer Institut Für Umwelt-, Sicherheits- Und Energietechnik * FUCHS LUBRICANTES, S.A.U. * Ghent Univeristy * Hunstman * Inagro * ISCC * Kale Kimya Group * KAO Chemicals GmbH * Kao Corporation, S.A. * Kline Group * KLK Oleo * Laboratoire De Chimie De Matière Condensée De Paris * Laboratorios Maverick, S.L.U. * Lankem Ltd. * LCA Consult & Review * LMC International * Lucta * Merck KGaA * Michelman * Nexant * Novus International * Oemeta Chemische Werke GmbH * Oleon NV * Oriflame Cosmetics R&D * Overlack GmbH * OXEA GmbH * Oxiteno S.A. Industria E Comércio * PCC EXOL S.A * Perstorp Holding AB * Petroyag Ve Kimyasallari A.S. * Proiloleo Kimyasallari A.S. * Quantis International * Ravago Chemicals * Reckitt Benckiser Produktions GmbH * Renewable Energy Group * Roundtable On Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) * Schill + Seilacher GmbH * SEPPIC * Shell Chemicals Europe B.V. * Shell Global Solutions International B.V. * Shell Oil Company * SI Group-UK Ltd * Sisterna BV * Soliance * Solvay * Solvay P&S GmbH * SOREMA DIV. OF PREVIERO N. SRL * Standic Tank Storage * Stepan Europe * Surfachem * Surfactant Chemicals Company (Pvt) Ltd * Sveacon Consulting * TANATEX Chemicals B.V. * Tekno Scienze * Temixoleo * The Dow Chemical Company * ThinkStep * Torekov By The Sea AB * Unger * Unilever R&D * Univar * University of Bonn, Germany * University of Oklahoma * University of Stuttgart, IGVP * VITO NV * VTT * Wacker Chemie AG * Wageningen UR Food & Biobased Research * WeylChem Wiesbaden GmbH * White Dog Labs Inc * Wilhelmsen Chemicals AS * Zschimmer & Schwarz GmbH & Co KG

and many more…

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Future of Surfactants Summit - Conference Pass (inc Documentation Package)£1,275.00Inclusive of £320 Early Bird Discount - valid until 31st August - Standard Delegate Rate: £1,595 (ex.Vat)
Future of Surfactants Summit - Documentation Package Only£420.00
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