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Agenda

Registration and welcome refreshments
Chair’s opening remarks
Thriving and surviving within the cleaning product market
Home care in 2023: an industry in transition
•    Industry Performance: An overview on how the industry performed in 2022 and what we expect to see over the next 3 – 5 years.
•    Sustainability: Globally businesses are on a path towards circularity in reaction to growing scarcity of materials and the pressure that places on pricing. The current inflationary environment is a ‘wakeup call’ to what is just over the horizon if the linear economy fails to reform with far reaching consequences for the industry.
•    Self-Care at home: The nesting and cocooning trend is not new, but pandemic disruption has been compounded by inflation, a cost-of-living crisis, and a war in Europe, turning “home as sanctuary” into a long-lasting shift in human psychology, with related spending choices affected. What we need from our home is changing, together with the type of products consumers are asking for.
Filip Hoffmann-Häußler | Global Head of Home Care, Euromonitor International
Raw material cost increase and margin pressure in detergents and cleaners formulations
•    Overview of formulation costs in different home care categories and formats
•    Insights on the impact of raw material cost increase on formulation cost and margin
•    On-shelf examples of different ways to mitigate increased margin pressure 
Roel Hermant | Co-Founder, FRAMES Formulation Intelligence
Covid & other market disruptions: how they have affected the household, industrial & institutional raw materials market and what to expect?
•    Introduction to the HI&I industry and its supply of ingredients
•    The ingredients market in 2022 and how it compares with the pre-Covid time: a quantitative and qualitative analysis
•    Current challenges: supply chain disruptions and energy crisis
•    Market forecast and what megatrends will emerge from the current situation
Nikola Matic | Vice President , Kline
Joint panel Q&A
Moderator: Kris Bosman, Regional director HPC EMEA, IFF
Panellists: Roel Hermant, Co-Founder, FRAMES Formulation Intelligence
Panellists: Nikola Matic, VP Chemicals, Kline
Networking break
Green deal and microplastics legislation
The EU green deal and its impact on detergents legislation
•    General introduction of the European Green Deal
•    Overview of the strategies and action plans under the Green Deal that impact detergents:
o    The Chemical Strategy for Sustainability
o    The Circular Economy Action Plan: revision of packaging legislation
o    Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation
o    Legislation on Green Claims 
•    How to anticipate all the upcoming changes
Lisa Sligting | Sustainability Manager
Microplastics: a perspective on the regulatory landscape for the cleaning products industry
Sustainable and safe – plant-based cleaning product packaging
Biodegradable microcapsules: How does one create an alternative technology that delivers the same unique benefit, but meets ECHA's environmental biodegradability requirements?
•    Technical challenge in achieving environmentally biodegradable capsules that are chemically stable in detergent products
•    Technical approaches
•    Technical results
•    Commercialization readiness
•    Potential applications and toolbox of technologies
Jiten Dihora | Chief Technology Officer, Trucapsol LLC
Networking lunch
Accountability in sustainability
Renewable Carbon Initiative - Pioneers of the transformational shift from fossil to renewable carbon
•    Almost ¾ of human-made GHG is directly related to additional fossil carbon that has been extracted from the ground
•    Decarbonisation is not applicable to the chemical industry which needs to focus on defossilisation. 
•    Key challenge of RCI is to replace fossil carbon by renewable carbon sources, which are biomass, CO2 and recycling of carbon-containing waste streams (bio and plastic waste)
•    RCI offers its members advocacy, reports and papers, networking, shaping the initiative, working groups (for labeling, policy, recycling and sustainability), and visibility.
Christopher vom Berg | Executive Manager, Renewable Carbon Initiative (RCI)
What’s next for life cycle assessment? Exploring the transition from voluntary disclosure to mandatory requirement
•    What are the differences between LCA and PEF methodologies,
•    How can the PEF can facilitate product comparisons and consumer decision
•    Understand the relationship between the PEF and EU legislation (e.g., EU Taxonomy, Waste Framework Directives)
•    How can these methods help you make informed supply chain choices
Judith Friesl | Managing Director, Yordas GmbH
Networking break
Sustainable raw materials and innovations
Innovative approach to answer home care market challenges
Cleaning solutions towards sustainability?
•    Examining the challenges faced by the detergent industry in view of sustainability
•    Update on mass balance concept
•    Can a non-ionic surfactant be the answer for a more sustainable solution?
Najwa Nassif | Business Development Manager, Home Care and Professional Cleaning, ARKEMA
Novel fermentation-produced sophorolipids: High-performance, safe and sustainable biosurfactants
•    Bio-based, readily biodegradable surfactant alternatives
•    Boost sustainability profile with low carbon, palm oil-free ingredients
•    Co-surfactant opportunities
•    New I&I formulation library
Ronald Lieffering | VP, EMEA, Locus Performance Ingredients
Powerful cleaning and a pleasant skin feel with biosurfactants
•    Consumer trends in home care cleaning and the importance of mild solutions
•    How biosurfactants combine powerful cleaning performance with highest sustainability standards
•    How to formulate powerful and mild hard surface cleaners with Evoniks biosurfactants 
Silvia Jentsch | Manager Technical Services, Evonik Operations GmbH
Joint panel Q&A
Ronald Lieffering, VP, EMEA, Locus Performance Ingredients
Silvia Jentsch, Manager Technical Services, Evonik Operations GmbH
 
Chair’s closing remarks
Networking drinks reception
Registration and welcome refreshments
Chair’s opening remarks
Exploring consumer habits and trends
Keynote: The new consumer landscape: speed and flexibility as table stakes
Boris Planer, Head of Consumer and Market Insight, DACH, WGSN 
How to sustain sustainable washing habits
•    Increasing costs
•    Formulation changes 
•    Consumer habits
•    Sustainability
Dr Barbara Duecker | HHC Innovation and Insights Manager, Novozymes A/S
Panel Discussion
Networking break
Sustainable Packaging Solutions
Making sustainability financially attractive: Plastic taxes and eco-modulation of EPR fees
•    Overview of plastic tax schemes in Europe
•    Overview of eco-modulation of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) schemes in Europe
•    Uncovering the impact on producers and their journey towards more recyclable packaging
Vivian Loftin | Co-Founder and Managing Director, Recyda GmbH
Solid laundry detergents to eliminate hard plastic packaging
Refill stations – what legislation needs to be adhered to and what technology is needed?
Speaker to be announce
Networking lunch
Innovations and new markets
Leveraging digital chemistry strategies to drive innovation of cleaning products
•    Molecular modeling techniques can be used to understand and design new cleaning product formulations 
•    ML techniques can be used to combine experimental data with chemistry to produce predictive models fast
•    Packaging-product interactions can also be modeled, which will become more routine as bio-based plastics become widespread 
 
Dr. Jeff Sanders | Product Manager, Consumer Goods , Schrödinger GmbH
Probiotics in cleaning. A review about EU active players, marketed products, and the today regulatory status
•    Bio-Cleaning
•    Probiotics
•    Hygiene by bacterial action
•    Good bacteria
•    Cleaning without chemicals
Mauro Davanzo | Head of Business Development, Specialities
Closing panel discussion with key players of the industry
Chair’s closing remarks
End of the conference

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