10th ICIS World Surfactants Conference

Kickstarting industry progress in the face of changing regulations, shifting consumer trends and global economic developments

NEW DATES ANNOUNCED: 16 - 18 September 2020 // Hyatt Regency Jersey City // NJ, USA (Training course: 15 September)

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This well established event is a premium platform to engage with the whole surfactants supply chain, and the trends and challenges driving its development. A regular date in the diaries of the industry, it attracts hundreds of attendees from across the world to network, learn, debate and do business. The 2020 event will be no different in that respect, but it will offer new perspectives, formats and opportunities, which have been carefully designed to improve the delegate experience.

NEW FOR 2020

Round Table Discussions on the most controversial topics and challenging issues facing the industry.

Breakfast Briefing giving attendees the chance to look at their role in the surfactants industry through leadership, management and personal development themes. 

Innovation and Sustainability Seminar showcasing innovation with a specific focus on sustainability.

Tech Showcase enabling delegates to meet the game changers pioneering the very latest technology. 

Surfactants Awards: Hear about innovative and ground-breaking projects within the surfactants value chain. This year we are introducing a new category - INNOVATION, so do nominate a company or a team and celebrate the successful projects of your industry peers.

Networking Dinner - Upgrade your ticket to join an informal dinner in a local restaurant to make new contacts and explore the city in a relaxed environment.

New for 2020Who attended in 2019?
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Invaluable insight from the ICIS surfactants experts and Neil A Burns into what to expect in the coming year.

ICIS surveyed over 200 decision makers from across the globe to see what the biggest surfactants market disruptors will be in 2020. These responses were collated and analysed by our ICIS experts and our partner Neil A. Burns, to give you invaluable insight into what to expect in the coming year.

Download the report

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Conference and seminar speakers represent the full surfactants supply chain. They are experts on their topics and deliver industry insight and up-to-date knowledge on the most challenging issues and important trends in the market. Check back regularly for updates as new speakers are confirmed.

View the speaker line-up
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Innovation and Sustainability Seminar agenda

16 September 2020

Still driven by the most forward thinking and game changing innovations in the industry, this year’s seminar is focused on sustainability issues and the solutions to one of the biggest challenges the industry faces today.

seminar Agenda


Conference agenda

17-18 September 2020

With a firm focus on the hottest topics and biggest challenges faced by the surfactants supply chain, this special 10th anniversary agenda introduces new formats and opportunities including a breakfast briefing, round table discussions and a networking dinner.

conference Agenda
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Take this opportunity to foster existing relationships whilst developing new commercial connections through bespoke promotional packages.

Sponsorship Opportunities
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Surfactants Business Essentials Training Course

15 September 2020

In addition to the conference, we also offer the opportunity to take part in our Surfactants Business Essentials training course. This one-day course offers a non-technical view of the surfactants industry, giving you a sound understanding of value chains, costs and prices, and where opportunities and challenges lie, to help you make smart decisions in this sector.


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