The 5th edition of the future of surfactants summit will be taking place in Berlin, Germany on the 12th and 13th Febraury 2020.
Future of Surfactants Summit
The event brings together senior executives and experts from the surfactants industry including: feedstock suppliers, surfactants manufacturers, end-product manufacturers as well as technology providers and industry associations, to discuss the latest challenges and developments making an impact on the industry.
In 2019, the event brought together industry professionals from organisations including Stepan, Clariant, Croda, Procter & Gamble, BASF and many more.
The event will discuss topics such as digitilisation, innovative surfactants, supply chain activity, consumer behaviour as well as sustainability and regulation. Key topics will include:
- A closer look at the surfactants supply chain
- Digitilisation in the chemical industry
- An overview on policy and legislation
- Analysing consumer behaviour
- Sustainability as a driver in the manufacturing process
- Innovative surfactants
- Optimising formulations in end-products
Our associate consultants; Dr Jose Vega and Rute Chieffi, are presenting ‘The importance of product design to communicate safe and environmental connotations to consumers’.
Including topics such as……
- A look at past failures and successes
- Thinking as a consumer when designing products
- Opportunities to explore in new technology beyond technical data
Rute Chieffi – Expert in Product and Consumer Understanding
Rute has over 16 years experience in the FMCG (Procter & Gamble) in fabric, home and health care industry. On early projects, she champions consumer insights and research methods such as ‘design thinking’, ‘lean’, and ‘job to be done’ methodologies as well as specific sensorial and ethnographic methods. She also leads product evaluations and validations, depending upon project stage.
At DJS Process Consulting Limited, Rute supports product innovation and consumer evaluation (including new apps), landscape and trends studies supporting medium and small sized business and academics.
Dr Jose Vega – Expert in bringing New Technology to Market
Jose has recently retired as R&D director in Procter & Gamble and has over 30 years experience in developing products and processes for the fabric and home care industry (detergents, fabric enhancers etc). Throughout his career, Jose has worked on numerous projects, developing and bringing new technologies to market (Surfactants, polymers, bleach, enzymes etc) in various P&G products.
At DJS Process Consulting Limited, Jose supports companies interested in taking ideas and technology to market within the FMCG industry sector. During his career at P&G, Jose played a significant role in the global launch of unit dose detergents.
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