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Future of Surfactants Summit

Date: 16th May 2023 - 17th May 2023 Location: London - UK

Building on the success of last edition of summit we are delighted to be back with 7th Future of Surfactants Summit which 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.

Surfactant market is expected to grow in next few years, especially in anionic surfactants which are most widely used surfactants. Also, growth in consumption of bio-based surfactants as well as growth in consumption of surfactants in cosmetic & personal care segment is expected. All of this will have a significant influence on development of surfactant market.

Bigger consumption of biodegradable surfactants will lead to lower amount of synthetic surfactant which would have effect on lowering CO2 emissions and improving sustainability. Lowering CO2 emissions and improving sustainability are just some of the things that need to be achieved until 2050 according to UK Environmental Act and European Green Deal.

As it can be seen, future market of surfactants will look much different than it looks today. Surfactant industry is facing great challenges and because of that big amount of energy and time will be used in adaptation which will be key for the industry to continue to progress, as well as meeting the demands of the end users.

Active Communications International’s 7th Future of Surfactant Summit will take place in 16th on 17th May 2023 in London, United Kingdom. The two-day event will bring together the senior representatives of the different stakeholders involved in the surfactants sector from producers, technology developers, rubber producers, chemical suppliers, researchers, as well as other influential stakeholders from the value chain.


16th May 2023
17th May 2023
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Hayden De Menezes – Marketing & Delegate Sales
+44 (0)203 141 0607
Joachim Knight – Delegate Sales
+48 616 467 054/037
Ketan Kulkarni – Exhibition & Commercial Partnership
Tel: +44 20 7981 9800; Mobile: +91 9860 70 8434
Bethany Young – Content
+44 20 3141 0613
Martyna Rak – Logistics
+48 616 46 7020


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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  • Surfactants market overview
  • Market overview of surfactant feedstock
  • REACH revision under the Chemicals Strategy
  • European Green Deal
  • Moving to new supply chain for surfactants, how to do it effectively?
  • Benefits of the new supply chain to the industry
  • Digital business models
  • Digitalization in R&D
  • New surfactants applications: examining emerging end-markets and trends
  • Interactions and dependencies of different end products
  • Defining bio-based surfactants
  • Current and future types of biodegradable surfactants




  • Andre Chieffi, R&D Manager, Reckitt
  • Francois Simal, Surfactants Technology Lead, ExxonMobil
  • Konrad Grygiel, Technical Services Manager EMEA, Evonik Operations GmbH
  • Simon Grassl, Research Chemist, Clariant GmbH
  • Jozef Couwels, Business Manager Surfactant, Kaneka
  • Dorothee Arns, Director General, FECC
  • Eric Hudson, Managing Consultant, NexantECA
  • Timothy Staub, CEO, Locus Performance Ingredients
  • Carlos Ruiz, Project Lead – Chemicals & Materials, Kline & Company
  • Peter Schwab, Head of IM Cosmetic Ingredients, Evonik
  • Silvia Segna, Senior Chemicals Policy Executive, Chemical Industries Association
  • Jordan Petkov, Director of Business Development, Arxada
  • Claire-Marie Grizaud, Director Customer Alliances, Croda
  • Helen Herd, Head of Technical & Customer Services, McBride
  • Cornelius Bessler, Independent R&D Consultant, Bessler Consulting GmbH
  • Lawrence Clarke, Technical Sales Manager, Holiferm
  • John Dutton, Commercial Director, Libra Speciality Chemicals Limited
  • Andre Chieffi, R&D Manager, Reckitt
  • Kristal Bull, Head of Technical Innovation, THG Labs
  • Peter Douben, CEO, REACHwise

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:


Beth Young

Tel: +44 (0)20 3141 0613

Email: [email protected]

  • Feedstock suppliers
  • Chemical distributors
  • Surfactant manufacturers
  • Home care product manufacturers
  • Industrial cleaning product manufacturers
  • Technology providers
  • Research institutes
  • Industry associations and consultancies





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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
•  Active Communications International’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, Active Communications International’s event team will do their best to initiate contact after the event.





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Future of Surfactants Summit 2023 - Conference Pass (inc. documentation package)
10% Early Bird Discount. Save £190. Standard Price: £1895. Valid until 31st March 2023.
£ 1,705.00
Future of Surfactants Summit 2023 - Documentation Package Only
£ 495.00
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