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Future of Surfactants Summit North America

Date: 18th September 2019 - 19th September 2019 Location: Chicago - Illinois - USA

Following the success of its previous editions, Active Communications International’s 4th Future of Surfactants Summit North America 2019 will take place in Chicago, US on the 18th & 19th September 2019.

During this new North American edition of the event, the conference will explore the current state of the surfactants industry with topics such as Raw Materials Supply & Demand, Regulatory Issues & Supply Chain Activity, Analysis of Bio-based Surfactants as well as the Use of surfactants across various industry sectors and Evolution of Performance & Applications.

Senior-level speakers will present on the technical and commercial aspects of the surfactants market and present the latest challenges and opportunities that the industry brings. They will discuss requested topics by industry experts, touching on aspects such as Consumer Products Ingredient Disclosure, Addressing the Pharmaceutical/Agricultural Potential of Surfactants as well as assessing Protein FormulationsSuccessfully Registering Products on the Chinese Market Due to its Strict Regulations and Comparing Traditional Feedstocks with Bio-based Alternatives.

The 4th Future of Surfactants Summit will once again bring together senior executives and experts from the entire surfactants industry: raw material suppliers, surfactants producers, home & personal care product manufacturers, pharmaceutical product manufacturers, agricultural chemicals producers, brands and private labels; as well as consultants, regulatory affairs bodies, associations and other industry specialists in the cosmetic/agricultural/pharma sector, to discuss the latest challenges and developments making an impact on the industry.

The 2018 summit brought together industry professionals from organisations including Inolex, Stepan, Clorox, Clariant, Croda, Lavo, Dow, US Environmental Protection Agency, Sironix Renewables and many more.

Join us in Chicago for two days of exchanging perspectives, learning and excellent networking opportunities with your peers. You will benefit from the numerous interactive sessions, including case studies, and insightful panel discussions to get the best out of the event.

Find out more about the event by downloading the detailed agenda below.


18th September 2019
19th September 2019
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Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Chicago
10 E Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60611 United States

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+1 312-595-0000
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For this 4th 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.

  • Greg Smith, Sales Director – Industrial Chemicals & Home Care, Croda
  • Shoaib Arif, Product Development Chemist, Pilot Chemical Co.
  • Dominic D’Amours, Director, Quality, R&D and Regulatory Affairs, Lavo
  • Nancy Falk, Research Fellow, Clorox
  • Christoph Krumm, CEO & Founder, Sironix Renewables
  • Dan Derr, NatSurfact Founder, Logos Technologies, Inc.


  • John Battler, VP Process Industries & Manufacturing Competitiveness Practice, Kline
  • Dustin Nelson, Marketing & Sales, AGAE Technologies
  • Michael Fevola, Vice President, Research & Development, INOLEX
  • Cristoph Krumm, CEO & Co-Founder, Sironix Renewables
  • Ramaswamy Nagarajan, Professor | Department of Plastics Engineering, University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Alexandria Stanton, Chemist, EPA
  • Deborah Laverty, Director of Regulatory Affairs | Americas R&D, Amway
  • Don Ward, Senior Research Toxicologist, NSF Sustainability
  • Nicole Acevedo, Founder & CEO, Elavo Mundi Solutions
  • Ivan Ong, Vice President Research & Development, Microban
  • Brian Grady, Professor | Institute for Applied Surfactants Research, University of Oklahoma
  • Dominic D’Amours, Director, Quality, R&D and Regulatory Affairs, KIK Custom Products- Lavo
  • Gregory Smith, Sales Director | Industrial Chemicals & Home Care, Croda
  • Samiul Amin, Associate Professor, Manhattan College
  • Mohamed Omer, Chief Scientific Officer, NaturAll Club
  • Ananth KP, Professor and Director of Cosmetic Science Programs, University of Cincinnati
  • Liban Jirmo, Senior Functional Chemist | Consumer Products R&D, Stepan
  • Daniel Derr, NatSurFact Founder, Logos Technologies
  • Raw Materials Supply & Demand
  • Growth Analysis of Bio-based Surfactants
  • Regulatory Issues & Supply Chain Activity
  • Innovative Surfactants Market
  • Overcoming the Industry’s Sustainability Concerns
  • Surfactants Preservation
  • Stabilizing Formulations
  • Evolution of Performance & Applications
  • Surfactants Across Various Industry Sectors

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:

Ana Condulet

Tel: +44 (0)20 3141 0616

Email: [email protected]

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, regulatory affairs specialists, oleochemicals companies, retailers.

Jeneil Biosurfactant Company, LLC was established in 1998. Jeneil Biosurfactant Company won the Presidential Green Chemistry Award in the Small Business Category in 2004 for making natural, low-toxicity alternatives to synthetic surfactants commercially available and economically viable using sustainable resources for industrial use. Jeneil is the exclusive manufacturer of Zonix BionfungicideTM which provides protection from plant pathogens and zoosporic contamination from Phytophthora, Pythium, and Downy Mildew without the use of copper. ZonixTM is EPA-approved (registration number 72431-WI-001), certified through the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI), and is allowed as a nonsynthetic adjuvant by the National Organic Program (NOP). The ZonixTM brand was presented the Green Thumb Award in 2015 for honors in the Tools, Supplies, and Accessories division by the Direct Gardening Association. Jeneil’s natural biosurfactant molecules are also used as growth adjuvants to improve crop yield, increase soil nutrient bioavailability, and promote healthy root systems and overall plant health. The Jeneil Biosurfactant rhamnolipid has an Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance (EPA listing in the Federal Register 40 CFR, Part 180, Vol 69, No. 62, March 31, 2014; pp 16796 – 16800). Liquid biosurfactants are offered in quantities ranging from eight ounces to 1000 kilograms.

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:

Simona Norkunaite

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3141 0642

Email: [email protected]



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Really enjoyed Method Visit and the size of this conference. It was really good for networking. Dominic D’Amours, Lavo

Enjoyed the conference. I found some new raw materials to work with in lab as well as a better understanding of how ugly the regulatory environment is going to become.
David Keller, BHC Inc.

Very informative. Great networking. Great Location. Worth the time and money. Thanks!
Chuck Coburn, Elevance

Interesting to hear from a company like Lavo in Canada who encounter very similar obstacles with own label customers seeking Eco sustainable private label formulation. Also very good to understand the progress being made in Biosurfactants – which will help us communicate what is (and what will be) possible in the future to our customers. Speakers, Venue All Good! Location Excellent! Personally I found the method tour to be a highlight. Genuinely inspirational. Would have liked to spend longer, visited the lab and been on to the factory floor.
Phillip Kalli, Ideal Manufacturing

Better conference this year than last year. Good Technical Presentations.
David Leonard, Envirocon Technologies Inc.

Great conference with spotlights on technological innovation, relevant policy, and market trends. A little heavy on personal care.
Alex Papadakis, Ele Corporation

Good work! It’s my first time and I enjoy the event.
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