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The ICIS World Surfactants Awards will take place for the first time at The 7th ICIS World Surfactants Conference, taking place in Jersey City in May 2017. We will use this opportunity to honour and recognize outstanding achievements and commendable conduct over the past year, and awards will be presented during a reception at the end of Day 1.
Nominations are now open, and we will open entries on 3 October. Please see the categories below, and fill out a short form to complete your nomination. Please provide contact details if applicable, especially if the nomination is for an individual.
We will be in touch with all nominees in October, and will then be accepting entries from individuals and companies. Winners will be determined by a panel of industry experts operating across the surfactants value chain, and prizes will be awarded at the 2017 World Surfactants Conference reception.


Neil Burns, Neil A Burns
Joseph Chang, ICIS
Mike Fevola, J&J
Martin Herrington, IP Specialities
Frederic Niola, L'Oreal
Catherine Remy, Stepan
Judith Taylor, ICIS


Product innovation
For the development of a new and worthwhile product.
Technology innovation
For the development of a new technology or technological solution.
For a contribution in the field of sustainability, either a product, process or supply chain.
For the delivery of an excellent business partnership.
Individual/Lifetime achievement
For an outstanding contribution to the surfactants industry.
Best customer
For the surfactant user that is a true pleasure to deal with.
Rising star
For a high-achieving industry newcomer.


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The World Surfactants Conference is growing year on year:

  •  The best surfactants conference for both suppliers and users.
    Saichi Kitagawa, Sales Manager, Nikko Chemicals Co Ltd
  • Wealth of information.
    Peter Holda, Senior Manager, SABIC
  •  A lot of new information, very well prepared presentations and speakers
    Svethana, Head of Sales, SIBUR
  • Very informative and relevant to the industry
    Minerva Damgaard, Senior Account Manager, Unger
  • A top source of surfactant industry news and technology
    Eric Rhozik, Technical Director, Cedar Concepts Corporation
  • Good overview of current market and future technology. 
    Ken Schoene, Consultant, Helm
  • Very good conference, perfectly organised as usual.
    Nikola Matic, Industry Manager, Kline & Company
  • It delivered beyond my expectations. I was quite impressed with the quality of the speakers and information
    Caren Dres-Hajeski, Marketing Director, Lipo Chemicals
  • Good topics given by knowledgeable people and very good networking opportunities
    James Bowers, Senior Tech Service Rep, Mead Westvaco Corp (MWV)
  • Compact, efficient, effective events.
    Gary Juncosa, Exec VP Chemicals, LS9
  • A very nice combination of technical and commercial presentations on historical and new technology and trends.
    Paul Gaines, Director of Marketing, Lambent Technologies
  • The conference was a great mix of key topics driving our industry today
    Richard Buoni, VP – Chemicals Practice, Kline & Company
  • Excellent blend of economics, technology and applications! 
    Frank Womack, Global Business Manager, Air Products & Chemicals Inc
  • The ICIS World Surfactants conference is a succinct summation of the current economies, consumer feelings, and technology in our industry
    Adam M Johns, Sr Research Chemist, Materia
  • Excellent update on the market and technology!
    Frank Womack, Global Business Manager, Air Products and Chemicals
  • Capture the value and supply chain of Asian Surfactant Industry concisely. 
    H Calvin Chiu, Director, Home & Personal Care, Americas, Huntsman
  • ICIS Asian surfactants conference is a great opportunity to meet leaders of industry at one place
    Amitabh Nagori, CEO, Universal Drugs & Chemicals
  • Comfortable atmosphere and valuable info.
    Nguyen Hong Nam, Logistics Executive, Nikko Chemicals
  • Worth the time and effort.
    S Hari, Vice President, VVF Singapore
  • Foundation in industry and niche presentations
    Stuart Harris, Asset Mgr Alkoxylatcon, Huntsman
  •  Very productive use of time and relevant subject matter.
    Jeff Edwards, President, Deforest
  • Comprehensive and complete for surfactants updates covering raw material difficult production logistics.
    Irshad Zaheer Syed, Researcher, SABIC
  • Definitely great for latest updates and awesome networking
    N G Ghim Eng, Manager Executive Dept, Grandee Biotechnologies
  • High quality presentation that improved my broad knowledge of natural products, surfactants and regional trends
    Craig Latiolais, Global Sales Manager, ExxonMobil Chemical
  •  Compact, concise and interesting industry update.
    Dolder, Product Mgr HAO, Chevron Phillips Chemical International
  • This conference has its finger on the pulse of the entire surfactant industry, covering the entire value chain and highlighting the hot topics.
    Michael Fevola, Research Director & Fellow, J & J
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