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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Surfactants Awards | 17 September 2020

As part of the World Surfactants Conference in New Jersey, the Annual Surfactants Awards is designed to honour excellence, innovation and outstanding achievements within the industry. 

The mission of the ICIS / Neil A Burns Surfactants Awards is to identify and recognise noteworthy and unique projects, collaborations and great achievements by companies and individuals in the surfactants value chain. The awards are carefully judged by a panel of industry experts and presented annually at the flagship ICIS World Surfactants Conference giving nominees and winners an opportunity to inspire and be recognized in front of an audience of their peers, that is fellow members of the industry.

Running for its 4th year, the Annual Surfactants Awards provide a fantastic opportunity for companies to showcase their commitments to striving for excellence within the surfactants industry. Whether it be in support of leading innovations, industry partnerships or sustainable practises, here lies a great opportunity to not only get your brand noticed amongst the leaders in the surfactants industry, but to have it associated more widely with the most successful projects and companies of the year.

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The 2020 Awards categories are:

For the development of new and worthwhile product or technological solution. The innovation can be at any scale.

For the delivery of an excellent business partnership. The partnership can be at any scale but your reason for winning the award must be clearly justified.

For an outstanding contribution to the surfactants industry. The contribution can be charitable, individual or business-related, but your reason for winning the award must be clearly justified.

For a high-achieving industry newcomer. The newcomer can have any scale of involvement in the industry but your reason for winning the award must be clearly justified.

For a contribution in the field of sustainability, either a product, process or supply chain. The sustainable practice/process can be at any stage and scale but your reason for winning the award must be clearly justified.

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The 2020 ICIS Surfactants Awards judging panel include:

  • Neil Burns, Neil A Burns LLC
  • Martin Herrington, IP Specialities
  • Lucas Hall, ICIS
  • Joseph Chang, ICIS
  • Mike Fevola, Inolex
  • Terri Germain, Stepan
  • Kevin Gallagher, Kevin Gallagher Consulting LLC

Why should you submit an entry?

  • Spread the word about your ground-breaking projects and be recognised in front of hundreds of delegates at the 10th World Surfactants Conference
  • Should your entry becomes shortlisted, your company representative will get a free pass to the Awards ceremony and the ICIS World Surfactants Conference worth $2,100 allowing them to hear the most talked-about trends, hot topics, and relevant industry updates
  • Increase your project’s visibility that would open doors for business and commercial opportunities

Submit your entry for 2020

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Last year’s winner of the Product Innovation Award shares what the recognition means to them:

"It was fantastic to receive the award for Best Product Innovation, especially as it is judged by experts within the surfactants industry. The company works very hard to be innovative and industry leading and to have this recognised at these awards was a great achievement. Receiving this award gives us confidence to continue our mission to develop novel products that provide benefits to the environment and advance product sustainability. The award ceremony was a great opportunity to network with other companies and celebrate the talent within our industry."
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