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Cleaning Products Europe 2014: book your place now!
Cleaning Products Europe 2014 is taking place at the Hilton Deansgate, Manchester, UK from 25th - 27th March and will consist of an interactive pre-conference workshop, two full days of high level presentations, insightful panel discussions and excellent networking opportunities. Discounted Early Bird tickets are available but the offer expires 20th December, so if you're planning to attend it's worth booking now.
The conference programme will once again be supported by key players from throughout the cleaning products industry, including representatives from Unilever, P & G, the UK Cleaning Products Industry Association and Mintel to name a few, and will continue to explore topical themes of innovation, collaboration and communication throughout the industry. As a new addition for 2014, companies will be given the opportunity to showcase their latest technical innovations and research during the welcome drinks reception and innovation showcase.
Past Cleaning Products Europe events have attracted around 100 delegates from companies throughout the supply chain and for 2014; this event has the scope to grow, bolstered by the current dynamism in the UK market and the new event location in Manchester.
The conference will build on the success of previous events and continue the active dialogue between stakeholders to drive green innovations. The programme will focus on driving the progress and development of innovative sustainable cleaning and will represent the whole value chain, to build the bridges from manufacturers to consumers.
"The conference will bring together every level of the value chain, with an agenda focused on providing a 360 degree view on what changes are set to impact or disrupt the industry," say the organisers. "Presentations will highlight what developments and changes are needed to drive the industry towards the end goal of achieving a profitable yet sustainable industry, whilst minimising the negative impact on society and the environment."
The full agenda will be announced shortly, but here's a flavour of what you can expct...
World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) - from Vision 2050 to Action2020 - Dr Peter White, Chief Operating Officer, WBCSD:
* Societal Must-Haves for 2020
* feedstock, materials, energy, water
* sustainable lifestyles
* implications for the cleaning products industry
P & G - Sustainable laundry and cleaning consumer behaviour globally - trends, drivers, challenges - Virginie Helias, Sustainability Director, P&G:
* Focus on cold laundry behaviour - e.g. P&G priority country mapping
* Case studies of what worked in Europe, US, LA
* Reflection on different and complementary roles of brands, companies, associations, retailers, policy makers, other stakeholders and consumers
Unilever - Sanitisation and Hygiene consumer benefits, regulatory and safety considerations from the Household Care sector - Carolyn Jones, Global Expertise & Authority Manager, Unilever Household Cleaning Global R&D
Aise (The International Association for Soaps, Detergents & Maintenance Products) - Insights into the www.iprefer30.eu multi-stakeholder campaign in Belgium, France, Italy, Denmark and UK - Valerie Sejourne, Director Communications & Sustainability, AISE
* developments across the 5 EU countries implementing the initiative
Sealed Air - I&I trends, perspectives and forward thinking sustainability actions - Ilham Kadri, President, Sealed Air/Diversey Care
* partnership approaches with supply and demand side of their value chain
Evans Vanodine - Biocidal Products Regulation - Impacts on industry and consumers - Valerie Fotheringham, Chief Microbiologist, Evans Vanodine:
* Summary of Biocidal Products Directive (BPD) now Regulation (BPR)
* Impacts so far - example for SME
* Future impacts - product authorisation and technical notes for guidance
* Implementation of the BPR - industry input
Boeije - Eco-labels for European laundry and cleaning products in a CLP world - Dr Geert Boeije, Boeije Consulting:
* general history of eco-labels and their relevance for laundry and cleaning products
* business and consumer relevance
* current trends and watch-outs
* specific discussion of CLP implications
UKCPI (UK Cleaning Products Industry Association) - Unit dose; a case study of a disruptive innovation and the response of industry and media - Philip Malpass, Director, UKCPI;
Huntsman Dupont - Dupont Industrial Biosciences and Huntsman's cotton processing study - new enzymatic technology shows significant saving in energy, water use while increasing productivity;
Wayne Ashton, Global Business Leader Home & Personal Care, DuPont Industrial Biosciences and Ian Burnell, Technology Alliances Director, Huntsman Textile Effects;
DEFRA (Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs) - The DEFRA approach - changing roles for policy makers and new business models - Jonathan Tillson, Head of Sustainable Business, Resource, Atmosphere & Sustainability Directorate, DEFRA
Cleanzine readers using the code CPEU14CZ when booking will receive a 10% discount on the ticket price.
5th December 2013