ICIS European & Asian Surfactants Conference

26 - 27 October 2021 // Online

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As the world begins to recover, the picture for surfactants players remains varied and complex. On one hand, the resurgence of Covid-19 cases has exasperated supply shortages and the disruption caused shipping difficulties. On the other hand, it’s clear that companies from both Europe and Asia, are eager to innovate, drive market growth and deliver on ambitious sustainability targets. 

This conference provides an ideal opportunity for Surfactants community to come together and gain critical information on the situation for raw materials, engage with industry innovators and share actionable strategies on tackling sustainability. 

Join the entire value chain this October as we seek to answer the following questions:

Feedstock dynamics

•    How will covid-19 and complex labour dynamics impact on the supply of Asian oleochemicals?
•    How will the shift in global trade flows and export impact on regional and domestic markets?
•    How will shipping and logistics companies adapt to ensure supply chain security for the surfactant industry? 


•    How can suppliers prioritise sustainability assessments to meet the needs of various international FMCG companies? 
•    How are retailers and brand owners collaborating to meet consumer demand for reduced waste? 
•    What can the emergence of green start-ups and d2c sales models tell us about the future of retail trends for surfactants industry? 


•    Will computational design and biotechnology shape the future of the industry?
•    What new technologies and innovations are supporting the industry’s ability to achieve ambitious sustainability targets? 
•    How does carbon utilization work and what type of opportunities will it offer for the surfactants industry? 

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