The 7th ICIS Asian Surfactants Conference :: Agenda The 7th ICIS Asian Surfactants Conference :: Agenda

Day 1 - Thursday 9 November 2017

8:00

Registration and Refreshments

8:50

Welcome and Chairman’s opening remarks

Neil A Burns, Managing Partner, NEIL A BURNS LLC
9:20

Global surfactants overview – Asia driving growth!

  • Political and economic changes affecting the global surfactants market
  • Market size by continent: Comparing the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia-Pacific
  • Key trends – Are multinationals aligning to Asian trends?
Shikhar Aggarwal, Director Visionary Sciences, Frost & Sullivan
10:00

Oleochemical and fatty alcohol outlook: Trends and drivers

  • Southeast Asian supply outlook: Palm oil, palm kernel oil and coconut oil
  • Trends in price – What has driven natural alcohol fluctuations?
  • Demand for oleochemicals globally: Which regions showing growing markets?
Dr Julian Conway McGill, Head of South East Asia, LMC International
10:40

Refreshment break and networking

11:10

Sustainability: Supporting long-term growth of the oleochemical industry

  • Recent trends in sustainability – RSPO certification and traceability
  • Increased focus on upstream feedstock suppliers: Assessing requirements and risks
  • Industry insight: Facilitating sustainability in the upstream production landscape
Perpetua George, General Manager - Group Sustainability, Wilmar International
11:50

Branched Alcohols: Enabling high performance and biodegradable surfactants

  • Desirable product performance attributes of branched alcohol ethoxylates
  • Can branched alcohols be used for biodegradable surfactants?
  • Recent biodegradability test results from ExxonMobil Biomedical Sciences, Inc.
Senior Representative, Exxonmobil Biomedical Services, Inc
12:30

Lunch and networking

13:30

Industry insight – An evolving Asian surfactants market

  • Mergers and acquisitions overview – How is the competitor landscape changing?
  • Forward integration and consolidation: How are prices transferred downstream?
  • Megatrends – Integration and diversification shaping the market?
  • Consumer demand and innovation: Sectors showing growth
Charu Kapoor, Principal, TATA STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT GROUP
14:10

Functional surfactants: Applications and growth drivers

  • Overview of Asia’s functional surfactants industry
  • Textiles, leather, EOR, agriculture, paints and paper – Which surfactants sectors show growing demand?
  • The future of functional surfactants: Innovations and opportunities
Wanglin Yu, Principal Research Scientist, Dow Chemical Company
14:50

Results of the Surfactants Survey 2017

Neil A Burns, Managing Partner, NEIL A BURNS LLC
15:30

Refreshment break and networking

16:00

Linear alkybenzene and sulfonate market: Indian case study

  • Current market size and trade flows
  • The economics of LABSA – What is the true cost of production?
  • What are the effects of the anti-dumping orders against Qatar, China and Iran?
  • Growth prospects: Looking at the future of the Asian detergents market
Kalpesh Ambani, Head of LAB, Reliance Industries
16:40

Ethylene oxide and derivatives: Understanding the ethoxylates market

  • Ethylene oxide outlook – Upcoming and rationalized capacity in Asia, US and Middle East
  • Price trend overview: Have ethoxylate surfactant costs caused substitution in the market? 
  • Competing feedstocks: Southeast Asian natural, synthetic and China’s ethylene oxide advantage 
  • Consumer trends – How has the move from powder and bars to liquid driven demand?
Yu Jing, Deputy Chief Engineer, CHINA INTERNATIONAL CHEMICAL CONSULTING CORPORATION (CICCC)
17:20

Chairman’s closing remarks

17:30

Close of conference day one

Day 2 - Friday 10 November 2017

8:50

Welcome and Chairman’s opening remarks

Neil A Burns, Managing Partner, NEIL A BURNS LLC
9:00

Korean cosmetics: Where consumers lead innovation

  • Consumer trends: The influence of social media, male cosmetics and an ageing population
  • Skincare and colour cosmetics in Korea – Market situation and trends
  • Opportunities and challenges: Will consumerism continue and will Asia follow suit?
Bonwook (Bonuc) Koo, Business Development Manager, Cosmetics, Asia-Pacific, Imerys
9:40

Asian beauty network – A revolution in retailing

  • Personal care industry in Asia: Recent beauty trends and drivers of change
  • The nature of the consumer in Asia – Purchasing patterns from a retail perspective
  • Looking ahead: How will personal care develop across different regions?
Leza Parker, CEO, SC Beauty Network
10:20

Refreshment break and networking

10:50

Asia-Pacific’s booming hair care market – Will growth continue?

  • Industry leaders – Analysing Asia's major hair care markets
  • South Asia as an emerging market: How do the consumer trends compare?
  • Growth in the responsible sourcing sector: Strong demand for natural hair products in APAC
11:30

Driving towards sustainable surfactants – How can businesses make informed decisions on sustainable surfactants?

  • Introduction: Sustainability in an era of low oil prices
  • Emerging routes for bio-based and sustainable surfactants: A global and Asian view
  • Benchmarking the sustainability of petrochemical, natural feedstocks and novel synthetic routes
  • Moving in the right direction: Progress and challenges overcome
Anthony Schiavo, Analyst, Lux Research
12:10

Chairman’s closing remarks

12:20

Lunch and end of conference


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