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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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Ana Condulet – Content
+44 (0)20 3141 0616
Mado Lampropoulou – Marketing, Sales & Media Partnerships
+ 44 (0) 203 141 0607
Simona Norkunaite – Sponsorship
+44 (0) 20 3141 0642
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.
Chicago, IL United States

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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 Consultant, Logos Technologies, Inc.


  • Terri Germain, Business Development Manager – Consumer Products, Stepan
  • Daniel Derr, Project Lead, NatSurFact – Logos Technologies
  • PJ Singh, Technical Leader New Product Development Consumer Care NA, Clariant
  • Marcie Anne Natale, GEM Technology Platform Manager, Eastman
  • Michael Fevola, Vice President, Research & Development, Inolex
  • Richard Gross, Department of chemistry and Biology Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies, Constellation Chair, Rensslaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
  • Dominic D’Amours, Director, R&D, Quality and Regulatory Affairs, Lavo
  • Greg Smith, Sales Director – Industrial Chemicals & Home Care, Croda
  • Tim Brown, Vice President, Regulatory Counsel & International Affairs, Household & Commercial Products Association
  • Ben Radtke, EH&S Product Stewardship Manager, Dow
  • Lynn Vendinello, Acting Division Director, Chemicals Control Division, US Environmental Protection Agency
  • Rusmir Niksic, Head of North America, BU ICS, Clariant
  • Samiul Amin, Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering, Manhattan College
  • Nancy Falk, Research Fellow – New Business Development, Clorox
  • Ramanathan Lalgudi, Senior Research Scientist, Battelle
  • Gary Halvorson, Interim President, CPDA – Council of Producers & Distributors of Agrotechnology
  • Christoph Krumm, CEO & Co-Founder, Sironix Renewables 
  • Risha Bond, Strategic Product Development, REG Life Sciences
  • 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.

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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