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 and further information will be issued in due course. We appreciate your understanding with this matter and please contact the team below for any further information. 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.
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New for 2020

  • Round Table Discussions on the most controversial topics and challenging issues facing the industry, creating an informal networking opportunity alongside some zealous debate.
  • 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 – a core challenge facing the industry.
  • Tech Showcase enabling delegates to meet the game changers pioneering the very latest technology.
  • Surfactants Awards Ceremony is now built into the main conference agenda giving you an opportunity to personally witness and celebrate the successful projects of your industry peers.
  • Networking Dinner - Upgrade your ticket to join us for an informal dinner in a local restaurant to make new contacts and explore the city in a relaxed environment.
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Reasons to attend

  • Leading event for the industry within the surfactants market, commercial and strategic in focus, but not specific to one region
  • Hear the latest perspectives on global market dynamics as well as particular insight into the North American market
  • Get a better understanding of challenges faced by the entire value chain with even more perspectives from end users
  • Extended networking time with additional sessions designed to promote exchange of views
  • New event features creating additional opportunities for debate, networking and learning

View the 2019 event gallery

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Who should attend?

ICIS Surfactants Conference have welcomed over 1300 attendees representing 350+ companies from 36 countries.

Delegates attend from a wide range of sectors including:

  • Feedstock suppliers
  • Oleochemical companies
  • Surfactant manufacturers
  • Buyers of surfactants
  • End-users
  • Traders and distributors
  • Ingredient suppliers
  • Technology providers
  • Academics
  • Consultants
  • Retailers
  • Investors and stakeholders


Who attended in 2019?