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Future of Surfactants Summit

Date: 24th May 2022 - 25th May 2022 Location: Barcelona - Spain

Following the success of its previous five editions, 6th Future of Surfactants Summit will once again bring together leading executives and experts from across the entire value chain for two days of informative presentations, interactive discussions on how to overcome current market challenges, review upcoming regulatory implementation and identify existing opportunities for growth as well as excellent networking opportunities.

A number of informative presentations followed by interactive panel Q&A, debates and discussions will be providing a deep insight on the views shared from different aspects of the surfactants industry. Panel discussions will also further involve the delegates.

Who Will Attend?

Feedstock suppliers, chemical distributors, surfactant manufacturers, home care product manufacturers, industrial cleaning product manufacturers, agricultural product manufacturers, private labels, lab equipment suppliers, technology providers, research institutes, industry associations and consultancies

Stay tuned for more updates on the event!


24th May 2022
25th May 2022
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Joachim Knight – Delegate Sales
+48 616 467 037
Hayden De Menezes – Marketing & Delegate Sales
+44 (0)203 141 0607
Ketan Kulkarni – Exhibition & Commercial Partnership
Tel: +44 20 7981 9800; Mobile: +91 9860 70 8434
Joachim Knight – Delegate Sales
+48 616 467 037
Martyna Rak – Logistics
+48 616 46 7020


Le Meridien Barcelona
La Rambla 111, Pintor Fortuny, 4-6
Barcelona, 08001 Spain
+34 933 18 62 00
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  • A Closer Look at the Surfactants Supply Chain
  • Digitalisation in the Chemical Industry
  • An Overview on Policy & Legislation
  • Analysing Consumer Behaviour: What expectations can be met?
  • Sustainability as a Driver in the Manufacturing Process
  • Innovative Surfactants for Sustainable Development
  • Optimising Formulations in End-products
  • Andre Chieffi, R&D Senior Manager, Reckitt Benckiser
  • Timothy Staub, CEO, Locus Performance Ingredients
  • Francois Simal, Product And Application Development Specialist, ExxonMobil
  • Ruben Brunsveld, Deputy Director for Europe, Middle East & Africa, RSPO – Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil
  • Adrian Komainda, Senior Account Manager, Schrödinger
  • Eric Hudson, Managing Consultant, Nexant
  • Robert Hogan, Consultant, Nexant
  • Hilal Sevinc, Deputy Director, Reach GS
  • Inna Knelsen, Senior Manager, ISCC
  • Adriana Grossmann, Research Scientist, Clariant
  • Lawrence Clarke, Technical Sales Manager, Holiferm
  • Silvia Jentsch, Manager Technical Sevices, Evonik
  • Juergen Tropsch, Senior Expert Surfactants, BASF
  • Christel Sogaard Kirkeby, Project Officer THINK Chemicals, Danish Consumer Council
  • Dorothee Arns, Director General, FECC European Association of Chemical Distributors
  • Juliana Bellangero Pantalena, Global Marketing Head for Surfactants, Cepsa Química

If you would like to be considered as a speaker for the event with a 30-45 minute presentation, please submit an abstract for consideration to:

Candice Fang

Tel: +44 (0)20 3141 0611

E-mail: [email protected]

Soraya Delvos, BU ICS Global Innovation & Technology, Clariant

Francois Simal, Product And Application Development Specialist, ExxonMobil

Andre Chieffi, R&D Senior Manager, Reckitt Benckiser

Juergen Tropsch, Senior Expert Surfactants, BASF

Peter Douben, Director, Reachwise

Schrödinger is a leading provider of advanced molecular simulations and enterprise software solutions that accelerate and increase the efficiency of drug discovery and materials design. Schrödinger has a growing pipeline of early-stage assets and has co-founded leading biotech companies, including Nimbus Therapeutics and Morphic Therapeutic. In addition, the company has deep partnerships and collaborations in such fields as biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, and electronics. Through significant long-term investments in basic research, Schrödinger has made scientific breakthroughs across many areas of drug discovery and materials science. Founded in 1990, Schrödinger has nearly 400 employees and operations in the United States, Europe, Japan, and India, as well as business partners in China and Korea.


Cepsa Química is a key major leader in Chemicals. The company is a global market leader in surfactants with differentiated capabilities across products, global supply chain set ups and technology, being nowadays the major worldwide producer of LAB, the main raw material used in biodegradable detergents where Cepsa Quimica is the pioneer player. It also started up some years ago in the fatty alcohols and derivatives market, with the ambition to become a key integrated player.

Besides, Cepsa Quimica has leading positions in Phenol and Acetone in Europe and China, being the second world’s largest producer and becoming the number one producer of Cumene, the intermediate product in this value chain.

As well, Cepsa Quimica holds a key regional leadership in Solvents produced in Spain, and distributed all over the world

Now Cepsa Quimica is devoted and passionate to be pioneers again, leading the shift towards sustainable chemistry, with a firm commitment to work against climate change and transition to a circular, non-fossil economy.

Cepsa Química currently employs more than 1.000 people and has plants in seven countries around the world (Spain, Germany, Brazil, Canada, China, Indonesia and Nigeria).


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:

Ketan Kulkarni

Tel: +44 20 7981 9800

Mobile: +91 9860 70 8434

Email: [email protected]

  • Feedstock suppliers
  • Raw material producers & suppliers
  • Chemical distributors
  • Surfactant manufacturers
  • Consumer product manufacturers – personal care & home care
  • Industrial cleaning product manufacturers
  • Private labels
  • Retailers
  • Lab equipment suppliers
  • Technology providers
  • Regulatory affairs specialists
  • Research institutes
  • Universities
  • Consultants
  • Industry associations
  • Equity firms

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Supporting Partners

Fecc is the voice of the Chemical Distribution Industry in Europe, with an active membership of
companies and national associations. Fecc serves very diverse audiences and communities by
representing around 1,600 companies, including:
– all the actors in the chemical value chain and beyond
– ranging from producers to end users,
– all segments, chemical and beyond (bio-based material, recyclates),
– of entities of all sizes: vast majority are small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), but we
have also big multinational companies onboard,
– from Europe, our core area of responsibility, and beyond.

The sector stands for more than 30,000 highly qualified jobs directly and four times as many indirectly. The vast majority of distributors in Europe are small and medium-sized enterprises (SME), many of which are family-owned with long-standing close ties to the regions there are operating in. Furthermore, the European chemical distribution sector creates more than €28 bn turnover each year by adding value in the chemical supply chain and beyond, while meeting the demand and specific needs of over 1 million downstream users of very diverse sectors such as pharmaceuticals, construction, paints & coatings, agriculture, cosmetics, food & feed, automotive. Distributors are in midst of all value chains. Also the services rendered by distributors can vary greatly and can comprise functions like logistics & packaging, formulation, recycling, research & development, innovation, training, regulatory and technical advice, and warehousing.


The Spanish Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SEQC) is a non profit professional organisation, which brings together more than 1000 people with scientific backgrounds who operate in the Cosmetics and Fragrance industries. A group of chemists created the association in 1958 with two clear objectives: to establish contact with other professionals in the cosmetic sector and to establish relationships with similar societies in other countries. The society has several key objectives, including: the promotion of scientific and technical development of cosmetics and fragrance in Spain, the training and specialization of young people entering the sector and keeping all professionals up to date with the latest developments in the industry.

Furthermore, the SEQC is a society which collaborates with other institutions and with the government on Cosmetic and Fragrance industry issues. With regards to its external approach, the SEQC forms part of the International Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemists (IFSCC) and is the world’s 5th biggest cosmetics society in terms of membership numbers.

In 2016 the SEQC created COSMETORIUM, an event for the Cosmetics Industry, which focusses on the formulation, manufacture and distribution of cosmetics.  In 2021 the fith edition of COSMETORIUM will take place in the Palau de Congressos de Barcelona, ​​ Fira 1, Montjuïc from October 20-21.


Media Partners


Actualidad Marítima y Portuaria – Daily Offer of jobs into the maritime, port and logistics sectors News, Vessels, Companies, Ports, Customs, Events … Oferta diaria de empleos en los sectores marítimo-portuario y logístico Noticias, Buques, Empresas, Puertos, Aduanas, Eventos …


Green Chemicals Blog
The Green Chemicals Blog is known worldwide as the authoritative source of news and analysis in the business of green chemistry and chemical sustainability. Since its formation in 2007, the green blog has an average 15,000-20,000 page views per month and more than 6,000 dedicated followers. For further information, contact Doris de Guzman, author of Green Chemicals Blog at [email protected].

Website: http://greenchemicalsblog.com/

Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) contribute up to 45 percent of total employment and up to 33 percent of national income (GDP) in emerging economies. But SMEs face unique challenges: three out of five businesses fail within the first few months of operation. Causes to the failure include limited market access, limited access to information, finances and technology and unfavorable policy and regulatory environment.

NßN fills this gap:

– We offer a free marketing platform focused in the emerging markets .

– We study the business trends and provide online expertise to save your time and cut your marketing cost.

– We spread the information in English, Chinese, and Arabic because we believe that proximity is power.

With NßN, you will break into emerging markets.


German Biofuel Portal is a specialized international resource for bioenergy, biofuel and biomass products. The web-portal provides up to date information about the fresh product offers, the latest technology achievements and future developments. We do our best so our customers and visitors were well informed and have clear answers for all the questions concerning biomass, biofuel and bioenergy. The main target of the project is to assist its customers in establishing new partner relationships between future biofuel consumers and suppliers.


Oleoline is a market research organisation started in the year 2000 by the HBI group. HBI has been publishing market reports on Glycerine since 1986.  Over the years  Oleoline has developed a portfolio of products in glycerine, oleochemicals and biodiesel .

Unlike other market report firms, Oleoline is unique in that it provides an independent and accurate portfolio of reports from the

market. Each report is written by an experienced broker who has been handling a significant volume of the product for many years. making Oleoline’s reports  significantly more reactive to market changes and equally importantly, not vulnerable to market player manipulation.

Oleoline   also provides   comprehensive archives of historical price data for the   markets we study. If none of our regular reports meet your requirements, you may engage Oleoline on a consulting basis to work on a customized project.


Tecnon OrbiChem provides independent, third-party, expert assistance to chemicals producers and consumers, financial institutions and government agencies on projects and strategic issues. Our Individual Project Studies team advises customers on planning, marketing and market development, product diversification, mergers and acquisitions or divestments.



ASD Media is an online media company. We provide professionals in dedicated markets with news, intelligence, and interaction opportunities. During the last five years we developed dedicated websites for events, reports, news distribution and source data, and changed the name of the ASD-Network to ASDNews to emphasize the news focus.


Clocate.com is a leading international directory for worldwide conferences and exhibitions. Clocate.com is equipped with a unique and comprehensive search that helps you find easily any event in any category or location. Each event includes detailed information, like, description, dates, location, map, prices, link to the official event’s website and more… If you search for a conference or exhibition in areas such as Industry and manufacturing, Health and medicine, Technology and IT, Business and finance, sciences, education, services (banking, insurance, tourism, Hospitality and more), government, environment, life style and arts, you’ll find it in Clocate.com.



Chemical Search International specialises in global talent acquisition, management and professional development for the chemicals, materials, resources and bioscience sectors. This year we launch our exclusive ChemExecSM | Executive Club offering faster, simpler networking for our industry. Please join our Club or get in touch for an exploratory chat.


ChemExecSM | Executive Club is an exclusive online Club offering faster, simpler networking for chemicals, materials, resources and bioscience professionals on a worldwide basis. Please join us.

LINK:  ChemExecSM | Executive Club




At the event we strive not only to bring you to the same location at the same time as your customers/suppliers/peers, we strive to ensure you meet face-to-face with each and every one of your target contacts and to provide you with the time you need to have multiple unhurried conversations with them and build a lasting business relationship:

• A pre-event informal introduction the evening before the conference
• A minimum of five hours’ networking built into the two day conference agenda
• A networking grid which enables you to make your target contacts aware you are looking for them
• The option to join either social drinks or dinner during the evening of Day One
• ACI’s on-site team will assist you in locating your hard-to-find target contacts & make face-to-face introductions

Of course, if there is anybody you are unable to meet over the two days, ACI’s event team will do their best to initiate contact after the event.

ACI is doing everything to ensure that all its events go ahead as advertised, returning to the much-missed and valuable face-to-face interaction as soon as possible.  In order to ensure the events are delivered as safely as possible, venues are chosen and procedures are adjusted in line with the relevant local and regulations and guidelines.

These have been exceptionally challenging times with very fast-moving updates. As we get closer to an event we look at each one individually, paying careful heed to local regulations, but without ignoring the international situation. Whatever happens, ACI will safeguard the investments that attendees have made by either automatically moving it to the new dates of the event or a full credit will be provided for use when booking a future ACI event.


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