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Future of Surfactants Summit Europe

Date: 8th February 2017 - 9th February 2017 Location: Antwerp - Belgium

Active Communications International’s (ACI) 2nd Future of Surfactants Summit Europe will once again bring together senior executives and experts from all aspects of the value chain including producers of surfactant raw materials, large surfactant manufacturers, speciality surfactant manufacturers and end users focusing on specific industries.

With knowledge from key industry professionals, ACI’s 2nd Future of Surfcatants Summit Europe will uncover the current challenges and growth opportunities facing the developing business. Join us for two days of interactive sessions and the opportunity to network building successful business partnerships across the value chain.


8th February 2017
9th February 2017
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Joanna Mieloch – Delegate Sales
+48 (0) 61 646 7036
Joanna Mieloch – Delegate Sales
+48 (0) 61 646 7036
Sam Cormack – Sponsorship
+44 (0) 20 3141 0609
Joanna Mieloch – Delegate Sales
+48 (0) 61 646 7036
Joanna Mieloch – Delegate Sales
+48 (0) 61 646 7036


Radisson Blu Astrid Hotel
Koningin Asridplein 7
Antwerp, B-2018 Belgium

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0032 3 203 12 34
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  • An Overview of the European Surfactants Market
  • Raw Material Markets: Feedstock from Natural & Petrochemical Resources
  • An Overview of Surfactant Trends within Cosmetics & Household Markets
  • Implementing Sustainability
  • The Value Chain Panel
  • Safety & Regulation
  • Raising the Quality of Surfactants with Sustainability
  • Innovating Surfactants towards Future Needs and Trends
  • Future of Bio-based Surfactants Developments

Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant Site Tour

During the afternoon of Tuesday 7th February 2017, a limited number of conference attendees will be given the opportunity to attend an excusive site visit at Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant in Ghent, Belgium. Spaces for the site tour are of no extra charge and are reserved on a first come, first serve basis. Please confirm your space upon registration.

Consumer product manufacturers, Surfactant manufacturers, Cosmetic product / ingredient formulators, raw material producers & suppliers, product developers,  regulatory affairs specialists,  personal care brand owners, natural cosmetic /ingredient producers, consultants, cosmetic associations, equity firms and individuals interested  in growing in the cosmetic business.

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



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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:

Tim Rowley Evans

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3141 0637

Email: [email protected]

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DETIC is the Belgian and Luxembourg association of producers and distributors of cosmetics, cleaning and maintenance products, adhesives and mastics. As a spokesman for various sectors in Belgium and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg DETIC builds a positive and credible reputation for affiliated companies. The main mission of DETIC is to support its members by guiding and advising about the responsible marketing of their products, services and solutions. DETIC has the necessary expertise in the field of regulation and technology, as well as in terms of communication and sustainable development.

Our philosophy: DETIC helps its members to develop themselves within the new model of sustainable development.


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