Future of Surfactants Summit North America

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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 Formulations, Successfully 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.

Key Topics:

  • 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

Who Will Attend?

  • 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

Confirmed Speakers:

  • 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 Acevado, Founder & CEO, Elavo Mundi Solutions
  • Joey Ruiz, Principal Scientist, Solvay
  • Ivan Ong, Vice President Research & Development, Microban
  • PJ Singh, Technical Leader Consumer Care, Clariant
  • 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
  • Heather Byrne, R&D Chemist Baroid, Halliburton
  • 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

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Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Chicago
10 E Grand Ave , 60611
Chicago, IL


Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Chicago
10 E Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60611 United States