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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After careful consideration and due to the current ongoing situation regarding Coronavirus ICIS have confirmed that the 10th ICIS World Surfactants Conference will be postponed. The health and safety of our participants is of top priority which is why we have taken this decision. The new dates for the conference will be 16-18 September 2020 at the Hyatt Regency Jersey City, NJ, USA (training course: 15 September).

If you are interested in attending the event in September, please email events.registration@icis.com directly and we will let you know when we are able to take bookings for our new date. We are also working to build a virtual program of events and will communicate details soon. In the meantime, we would like to request your feedback via this short survey so that together we shape how to best deliver insight to you.
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Conference Agenda

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08:00 - 08:30Registration
08:30 - 09:20Breakfast briefing: Want to captivate Gen Z? #ACTMORE #TALKLESS [More Info]
09:20 - 09:30Welcome and Chair’s opening remarks [More Info]
09:30 - 10:10Putting North America’s economy in a global context [More Info]
10:10 - 10:50The bluffer’s guide to oleochemical pricing [More Info]
10:50 - 11:20Refreshments and networking
11:20 - 12:00An update on North American fatty alcohols: The impact of increasing palm consumption vs rising synthetic production on the supply chain [More Info]
12:00 - 12:15Question and answer session
12:15 - 12:55The 4th Annual Surfactants Awards [More Info]
12:55 - 13:45Lunch
13:45 - 14:25Clarifying the changing regulatory landscape in Europe and its impact worldwide [More Info]
14:25 - 15:25Technology and Innovation Showcase [More Info]
15:25 - 15:55Refreshments and networking
15:55 - 16:25Case study managing 1,4 dioxane and TSCA: The practicalities of responding to new state legislation [More Info]
16:25 - 17:05Fabric and home care challenges and opportunities in surfactant innovation [More Info]
17:05 - 17:15Chair’s closing remarks [More Info]
18:00 - 20:00Networking Dinner [More Info]
09:00 - 09:10Welcome and Chair’s reconvening remarks [More Info]
09:10 - 09:50Road trip: The journey to sustainable alternatives through innovation and lifecycle analysis (LCA) [More Info]
09:50 - 10:30End user market perspective: Increased transparency in the U.S. cleaning products industry [More Info]
10:30 - 11:00Ethylene oxide: Update and market outlook [More Info]
11:00 - 11:30Refreshments and networking
11:30 - 12:20Round table debates [More Info]
12:15 - 12:30Feedback session [More Info]
12:30 - 13:10The natural household care consumer: who are they in 2020 and how will they evolve as we progress towards 2030? [More Info]
13:10 - 13:15Chair’s closing remarks and end of conference [More Info]
13:15 - 14:15Lunch