The
4th ICIS European Surfactants Conference
Value chain challenges: feedstock supply, regulation impacts and market drivers
17 - 18 September 2015
Westin Grand Berlin, Germany
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Day 1 - Thursday 17 September 2015

8:00

Registration and networking

9:00

Chair's opening remarks

Neil A Burns, Managing Partner, NEIL A BURNS LLC
9:15

Europe’s competitive position in the World surfactants market

  • Analysing European market trends
  • Tracking supply and demand balances
  • Overcapacity, imports and other challenges
Dr Joachim Krotz, Partner, OLIVER WYMAN
10:00

Surfactants in cleaning applications: global overview and focus on European opportunities

  • Consumption and supply in the global surfactants market for cleaning applications
  • Identifying the key markets
  • Analysing regional supply and demand
  • Focus on Europe: key market drivers and restraints
  • Consumption per application
  • Who are the key suppliers?
  • Consumer trends and the importance of sustainability to the consumer
  • ‘Green’ practices, such as cold water washing for laundry
  • Renewable ingredients in consumer products
  • What are the push-pull factors between consumer habits and formulation changes?
Nikola Matic, Industry Manager, Chemicals & Materials Practice , KLINE & CO
10:30

Addressing the impact of oil price volatility on the surfactants industry

  • What are the implications of the petrochemicals tail-wind?
  • Impact on the surfactants value chain
  • Interplay between petro and oleo surfactants
  • How is oil price volatility affecting cost competitiveness in the surfactants value chain?
  • How will low crude oil prices play out against the ‘green’ scenario?
Eric Hudson, Managing Consultant, NEXANT
11:00

REFRESHMENT BREAK & NETWORKING

11:30

The global surfactants survey – Results and Analysis

  • Analysing the data from the first global surfactants industry survey
  • Exploring trends across the surfactants value chain
  • Understanding how different sectors of the value chain view the industry
Neil A Burns, Managing Partner, NEIL A BURNS LLC
12:00

Impact of REACH and CLP on surfactant supply chains

Update on REACH regulations:

  • New regulations
  • Effects of authorisation and restriction processes on the surfactants industry

Impact of CLP: 

  • How are particular labels, such as corrosive, affecting the appeal of particular products for consumers?
  • Emergency ATP affecting consumer laundry detergents labelling and packaging
  • Investigating alternative formulations to lower end-use classifications
Alex Paul, Managing Regulatory Consultant, The REACH Centre
12:30

Competing in the European surfactants market: A mid-sized producers perspective

  • Overview of the global surfactant market by type, application and substrate.
  • Projection for surfactant market growth by 2019
  • Highlighting opportunities and challenges for sulfonators in Europe
Minerva Damgaard, Strategic Account Manager, Unger Surfactants
13:00

LUNCH AND NETWORKING BREAK

14:00

Europe’s bio-based initiative: standardization in the surfactants industry

  • Definiting bio-surfactants
  • Explaining the standardization process and its impacts
    • How is sustainability affected?
  • Insight into CESIO's project development
Juergen Tropsch, Senior Expert Surfactants, Global Competence Center Surfactants, BASF
14:30

The changing face of Europe’s surfactant industry: South East Asian downstream integration

  • What’s driving downstream integration?
  • What are the repercussions within the European market?
  • How can individual companies best adapt?
Neil A Burns, Managing Partner, NEIL A BURNS LLC
Dr Joachim Krotz, Partner, OLIVER WYMAN
Minerva Damgaard, Strategic Account Manager, Unger Surfactants
Eric Hudson, Managing Consultant, NEXANT
15:00

REFRESHMENT BREAK & NETWORKING

15:30

A distributor’s perspective: navigating the surfactants market

  • What role does chemical distribution play in the current surfactants supply chain?
  • Global chemical distribution market and outlook
  • What are the success factors for a specialty chemical distributor in the global surfactants market?
Paul Hanbury, Director Business Group Detergents, IMCD
16:00

Sustainable Detergents - Where are we on our way towards 2030?

Peter Schmiedel, Head of Research Physical Chemistry, International Research Laundry and Home Care, HENKEL
16:30

Challenges in the Personal Care Market and what Suppliers can do to help

Frederic Niola, Raw Materials Commodities Director, L'Oreal
17:00

Chair’s closing remarks and end of Day One

17:05

Drinks Reception

Day 2 - Friday 18 September 2015

9:00

Chair’s opening remarks and start of Day Two

9:15

Investigating factors impacting the personal care market

  • Global overview and analysing market drivers
  • Consumer trends in the European beauty and personal care markets
  • Mapping demand trends for particular surfactants
John Madden, Global Head of Ingredients Research, EUROMONITOR INTERNATIONAL
9:45

Biosurfactants in HPCI products: outlook for commercial production

  • Production processes
  • Environmental aspects
    • Renewability
    • Other environmental impacts
  • Regulatory standards
  • Performance and cost parameters: today and at scale
Marcin Łukaszewicz, Scientific Supervision of Production, BORUTA-ZACHEM
10:15

Under the surface: surfactant use in the Oil and Gas Sector

  • Investigating types of chemistries used
  • Environmental update: use of offshore chemicals
  • Confronting market challenges in different segments
Kevan Hatchman, Senior Scientist/Market Customer Support Manager EAME Oilfield Surfactants, SOLVAY
10:45

REFRESHMENT BREAK & NETWORKING

11:30

Bio-surfactants – has the future arrived?

  • Insight into biological fermentation processes
  • Bio-surfactant features and performance per application
  • How do bio-surfactant capabilities compare to classic surfactants?
  • Outlook for commercial production
Dirk Kuppert, Head Application Technology Household Care, EVONIK
12:00

Restructuring the Supply Chain – or Business as Usual is an Oxymoron

As the last presentation before lunch this session will serve as an appetizer to encourage your networking discussions as well as hopefully activate your taste buds. For starters the menu will include some observations on the current economic trends.  The main course will serve up practical suggestions on how supply chains need to respond to these and future trends, as well as observations on the compliance implications of increasing industry globalization and integration. Finally, for dessert we will address the need for talent to successfully manage the challenges of complexity, variability, risk, and extended supply chains.

Paul Gooch, Managing Director, The Logical Group
12:30

Chair’s closing remarks

12:35

End of conference and Lunch


The organisers reserve the right to change the programme, speakers or venue should circumstances require.
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2014 attendees included:
BASF
CLARIANT
DOW
EOC SURFACTANTS
ESTEE LAUDER
HAYAT KIMYA
L’OREAL
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