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Agenda

Day 1 - Thursday 15 September 2016

8:00

Registration and refreshments

9:00

Chair’s opening remarks

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

Brexit's effect on the surfactant supply chain: a distributor's perspective

  • Brief overview of UK surfactant and key end product industries
  • Routes to market and the 'distribution' phenomenon
  • Key factors for market development and the 'Brexit' effect
  • How the industry can adapt to the changed landscape and prepare for future shocks
Dr Evripidis Lampadarios, Business Manager Europe & Middle East and Lecturer, White Sea and Baltic Co Ltd - Leeds Beckett University
9:55

Analysing the impacts of crude oil volatility

  • Impacts on the interplay between oleochemical and petrochemical routes
  • How will crude oil trends continue to impact the surfactants value chain?
    • Feedstocks
    • New technologies
  • Highlighting the effects of raw material volatility in the supplier/buyer relationship
Eric Hudson, Managing Consultant, NEXANT
10:35

Morning refreshments and networking break

11:05

European market development: technological drivers and trends

  • Mapping demand for surfactants by application
  • Key market drivers
    • Product cost and effectiveness
    • Economics and the price of oil
    • Regulations: REACH, BPC, EU Detergent Regs, OSPAR Regs, etc
    • Sustainability and environmental issues
  • Sourcing surfactants: Product consistency and their security of supply
  • Future trends: opportunities for new technology
Peter Smallwood, Director, CHEMICAL ASSOCIATES
11:45

Results of the surfactants survey

12:25

Feedstock volatility: focus on ethylene oxide (EO)

  • Understanding the factors behind recent market volatility
  • Impact of oil pricing on ethylene and EO economics
  • Outlook for EO supply
Moritz Lank, Market Analyst, ICIS
13:05

Lunch and networking break

14:05

Impact of European chemicals regulations on the surfactants value chain

Alex Paul, Managing Regulatory Consultant, THE REACH CENTRE
14:45

RSPO: the increasing importance of visibility

  • What is RSPO, and how is it organised?
  • Keeping up with increasing emphasis on sustainability
    • What measures can be taken to satisfy customers?
  • SG vs MB (segregation vs mass balance)
Inke van der Sluijs, Technical Manager Europe, ROUNDTABLE ON SUSTAINABLE PALM OIL
15:25

Coconut Derivatives and Fair Trade for Stakeholders

Sri Artham, VP Consumer Packaged Goods, Fair Trade USA
16:05

Afternoon refreshments and networking break

16:35

Global LAB supply: focus on the Middle East

  • Update on projects and market dynamics
  • How will increasing supply in the Middle East impact the global market?
  • Challenges facing LAB and downstream surfactants supply chain
  • Outlook for industry growth, drivers, deterrents and trade flow expectations
Peri Yanayaham M, Director Marketing and Strategic Planning, FARABI PETROCHEMICALS
17:15

Highlighting demand trends in personal care markets

  • Insight into consumer demand and trends towards gentler chemicals
  • How important is sustainability to the consumer?
  • Where are the areas of growth and new opportunities?
Frederic Niola, Raw Materials Commodities Director, L'OREAL
17:55

Chair’s closing remarks

Day 2 - Friday 16 September 2016

9:00

Chair’s opening remarks

9:10

Innovation in Surfactants and Routes to Market

Kevin Jarrell, CEO, MODULAR GENETICS INC
9:50

The competitive landscape in Household CPG products and how suppliers can respond

Olivier Chevalier, Category Development Leader - Laundry Detergents / Auto-Dish Liquids & Ancillaries, MCBRIDE
10:30

Maintaining performance whilst driving sustainability

  • Producing sustainable products that don’t fall short on performance
  • How important is sustainability to consumers vs performance?
  • Performance comparison of sustainable products
Laura Wolak, Product Manager, DOW CHEMICAL
11:10

Morning refreshments and networking break

11:40

Sustainable and Deforestation-Free Supply Chains for Bio-Based Surfactants

Norbert Schmitz, Managing Director, ISCC
12:20

Industrial Biotech - Impacting the surfactant value chain

  • Brief history of industrial biotech
  • Gingko Bioworks role in the development of the field 
  • Outlook and vision for bio-driven surfactant value chain
Jess Leber, Ginkgo Bioworks
13:00

The Drive for Innovation in Sustainable Supply Chains

Chris Sayner, Vice President Global Accounts, CRODA
13:40

Chair’s closing remarks


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