CLEANING PRODUCTS SUSTAINABILITY CONFERENCE

The conference is dedicated to providing practical solutions aimed at the minimization of the environmental impacts related to the production as well as consumption of cleaning products. The conference will focus on key R&D trends, and innovative approaches toward cleaning products manufacturing, life-cycle sustainability, optimization, and management.

KEY PRACTICAL POINTS OF THE CONFERENCE:

– The role of green chemistry in sustainable cleaning products formulation

– Alternatives to animal testing of detergents

– Safety vs. Sustainability balance issues

– Strategic collaborations with the common goal: benefits, perspectives, and plans for future partnerships

– Sound management of the production process

– Corporate Social Responsibility vs. Profit maximization Balance

– Producer-Consumer relationship

– The impact of sustainable production commitment on consumer decision-making process

– Eco-Balance assessment: sustainability metrics, challenges, and recommendations for more efficient evaluation

– The future of the sustainable cleaning products industry

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To discuss the attendee opportunities or register for the event please contact:
Sophia Davis
Event Producer
Tel.: +420 226 633 310
E-mail address: sophia.davis@bcfgroup.eu
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To get assistance with booking a room and arranging your flight tickets please contact:
Maria Ristol
Operation manager
Tel.: +420 226 633 309
E-mail address: maria.ristol@bcfgroup.eu
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Event Speakers
  • Riikka Poukka
    Senior Manager, Sustainability Services
    Riikka is the leader of Sustainability Services at Deloitte Finland and the co-lead for Deloitte’s global circular economy strategy offering with ten years of experience in sustainable business, circular economy, and stakeholder engagement. Riikka has both consultant and in-house sustainability experience as well as experience from various positions of responsibility in sustainable business. Riikka has gained extensive experience in advising the top management of Finnish, Danish and global companies and other organizations to find practical, business-oriented solutions to sustainability strategy, stakeholder engagement and specific topics, such as circular economy and supply chain and human rights.
  • Bas Evers
    Independent professional
    Bas Evers is a modern leader that is passionate to get the best out of the team by inspiring and motivating them to create maximum value together. Bas is part of the team and close to the customers. He loves developing new outside-the-box opportunities and to see people growing their ‘boxes’. Bas has been able to get great team spirit and customer loyalty and (over)achieve targets in many years as a result. He has been part of Diversey for the past 16 years, a market leader in providing total cleaning solution, where he has held several leading roles. His most recent role is commercial director in the Netherlands. Prior to Diversey, Bas has been consultant and this is still visible in the approach towards customers where he’s always seeking to develop new value; aiming to grow the pie instead of fighting who get’s which slice.
  • Peter Forth
    Senior Staff Scientist
    Peter Forth is one of Ecolab’s most distinguished scientists with 20y+ of experience in formulating cleaning and disinfection products and programs ranging from fmcg to tailored B2B solutions. As the head of the Ecolab Textile Care RD&E group in Europe Peter delivered end-to-end solutions improving customer’s sustainability performance. Since 2013 Peter develops programs and products with the aim of reducing hospital-acquired-infections (HAIs).
  • Dieter Nickel
    Member of Sustainability Steering Committee and of different other working groups
    Bio coming soon
  • Victor Henriksson
    Research Analyst
    Victor Henriksson is a Research Analyst for the Home & Tech cluster at Euromonitor International, the world’s leading provider of business intelligence on industries, countries and consumers. In his current role Victor is responsible for conducting and overseeing research on consumer markets for the Nordic countries and Eastern Europe. The research evolves around strategic analyses and monitoring of key trends and developments on the FMCG markets Home & Garden, Toys & Games, Tissue & Hygiene and Home Care as well as on the markets Consumer Electronics and Consumer Appliances.
  • Dan Epstein
    Sustainability director
    Dan is Founder and Director of Useful Simple Projects, and was previously the Head of Sustainable Development and Regeneration for the London 2012 Olympic Delivery Authority. Dan is also the Sustainability Lead creating policy and development solutions for OPDC. Old Oak and Park Royal is home to the biggest regeneration project in London which will deliver 25,500 new homes and 65,000 new jobs. With over thirty years’ experience working on environment and sustainability projects, Dan\'s strengths are knowledge of the whole sustainability agenda and how it applies to development. A common theme linking his work has been the degree of uniqueness – his projects are often seen as extraordinary or trailblazing, turning sustainability policy into real and practical outcomes on some of the biggest and most challenging projects. Dan is also a London Sustainable Development Commissioner advising the Mayor of London on sustainability strategies, an advisor on sustainability on the new flagship High Speed 2 rail project in the UK and a panel member of the UK Housing Design Awards.
  • Andre Chieffi
    R&D manager
    Dr. Andre Chieffi works at P&G’s Newcastle Innovation Centre (UK), where he leads a group working on cleaning technologies. Before joining P&G in 2002, he studied chemistry (BsC and PhD) at Universidade de São Paulo (Brazil) and University of Waterloo (Canada) and did a postdoc at MIT (US). At P&G, Andre worked most of his career at the Newcastle Innovation Centre (UK) working on the development of new technologies for sustainable cleaning products (e.g.: enzymes, polymers, bleach, encapsulation and active delivery systems). Andre spent two years in Brazil (2012/2013) leading P&G´s Open Innovation program for Latin America.
  • Arnoud Gengler
    Sealed Air
    Currently managing a large group of chemistry scientists and mechanical and mechatronics engineers as a leader of the global R&D division of Diversey I am responsible for development of game changing innovations for our customers which enables them to increase their sustainability and profitability. The innovations we develop all have a strong sustainability backbone and link into our internet of clean strategy. During my 25 year career at Diversey I have always been very interested in chemistry technology and how we can change the way cleaning and disinfection impacts on the environment and the people we protect. To enable that I have worked closely with external parties such as universities and our raw material suppliers with a focus to lead in the technology area of industrial and institutional cleaning. I have a strong background in disinfection, formulation technology and the applications thereof in textile cleaning, housekeeping, kitchen cleaning and personal care. During my career I have been using tools such as Lean Six Sigma but also have become skilled in managing highly educated professionals to bring out the best. I started my career in Unilever and afterwards SC Johnson and Sealed Air but before my professional career I studied at the University of Leiden and the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel where we examined energy systems in light harvesting complexes of bacteria. I started my academic life at the “Hogeschool Drenthe” in Emmen, Netherlands.
  • Luis Ignacio Gil
    The Dow Chemical Company
    Luis Ignacio Gil is a TS&D manager at The Dow Chemical Company based in Tarragona, Spain, where he has worked for Dow Industrial Solutions since 2007. Luis spent most of his career in surfactant production plant in DOW Tarragona where he held several manufacturing related positions. After joining the TS&D group in 2015, he has been supporting customers in EMEAI region for DIS product portfolio of surfactants, amines, solvents and chelating agents, and with special focus on cleaning and pulp and paper markets.
  • Kevin Green
    Graham Packaging
    Kevin Green has developed and lead sustainability strategies in global chemical, plastic packaging, and aluminum sectors over a 20-year career. Mr. Green has developed and deployed recycling strategies for reuse of post-consumer plastic resin, cleaning product containers, and aluminum scrap. Mr. Green taught sustainable business consulting master\\\'s degree curriculum at The Georgia Institute of Technology\\\'s Scheller School of business. Mr. Green currently serves as the Senior Global Commercial Director of the Household, Personal Care, and Specialty Chemical Business Units for Graham Packaging, a global leader in rigid plastic container manufacture and leading recycler of plastic in the rigid plastic packaging industry. Graham Packaging produces over 16 Bln plastic containers per year, a large portion of which are used in chemical, household, and personal care products. Graham Packaging produces over 40MM lb/year of post-consumer plastic resin for use in the manufacture of rigid plastic containers for Household, Personal Care, and Specialty Chemical products
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