2 Dec - 3 Dec 2020, Novotel Düsseldorf City West, Dusseldorf/Germany
Every two years, over 150 experts from all over Europe representing companies that manufacture and supply detergents and cleaning products convene at this event. This conference is typically attended by experts from the R&D, analytics and quality assurance sectors. Find out first-hand about the most important issues within the trade.
The combination of specialist presentations from a broad range of different perspectives, the chance to discuss the topics with the experts, our numerous networking opportunities as well as our joint evening event which is going to be held at a vineyard.
Managers and Scientists in the fields of
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Will you arrive on Tuesday? Come into the hotel bar at 8 p.m. and meet other participants and experts in a relaxed atmosphere.
8.30 Registration and coffee
9.00 Welcoming speech by the organisers and the Chair
Dirk Bockmühl, Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Horst-Dieter Speckmann, Henkel, Germany (in discussion)
Florian Antony, Oeko-Institut, Germany
Paula Barreleiro, Werner & Mertz, Germany
10.40 Panel discussion
11.00 Coffee break
Björn Sievers, Procter & Gamble, Germany
Dirk Bockmühl, Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences
Björn Sievers, Procter & Gamble
Horst-Dieter Speckmann, Henkel (in discussion)
Florian Antony, Oeko-Institut
Paula Barreleiro, Werner & Mertz
Peter Buttner, RAL Environment, Germany
Anne-Laure Scelo, Staphyt Regulatory, France
Stuart Green, Lonza, UK
15.00 Panel discussion
15.30 Coffee break
Lisa Kramer, The Nielsen Company, Germany
Jörg Kinnius, Miele, Germany
Sascha Skorupka, Hochschule Fulda University of Applied Science, Germany (in discussion)
17.30 Panel discussion
17.45 End of the first conference day
18.30 Departure time for the evening event
After the first conference day you are most welcome to attend our evening event. Please join us to continue the day’s interesting discussions in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere.
9.00 Welcoming speech by the Chair
Stephan Haubold, Fresenius University of Applied Sciences (in discussion)
Helen Herd, McBride, UK
Katharina Baumgarten, Procter & Gamble, Belgium (in discussion)
Carlos Hanisch, SGS Institut Fresenius, Germany
Zena Malocho, SGS Institut Fresenius, Germany
10.45 Panel discussion
11.15 Coffee break
Steve Teasdale, InnuScience, Canada (invited)
Enda Carey, DuPont Nutrition & Bioscience, The Netherlands (in discussion)
Sara Wagner-Leifhelm, Stiftung Warentest, Germany
Magnus Larsson and Bengt Vernberg, Testfakta, Sweden (in discussion)
13.30 Panel discussion
14.00 Lunch and end of the conference
Florian Antony works at the Oeko-Institut as an expert in life cycle assessment, corporate carbon footprinting and product carbon footprinting. Since 2013 he manages the topic area “Methods” within Oeko-Institut’s Sustainable Products and Material Flows division. As part of his work at Oeko-Institut, he assessed the potential applicability of PEF results in the context of ecolabelling detergents. He has a dedicated focus on various kinds of sustainability metrics (including Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Environmental Footprinting, Product Sustainability Assessment (PROSA) - with regard to both methodology development and application. Prior to his work at the Oeko-Institut’s, Mr. Antony studied Biology und History at the University of Freiburg.mehrweniger
Werner & Mertz, Germany
Paula Barreleiro is responsible for product development (home & personal care and professional cleaning) at Werner & Mertz. She has more than 18 years of experience in the consumer goods industry including fabric care, surface cleaners, dish and personal care. She holds a PhD in Physical Chemistry and is Board member of the division "Chemistry of Laundering" in the German Chemical Society.mehrweniger
Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Dirk Bockmühl obtained his PhD in Microbiology on the molecular pathogenicity of Candida albicans. Until 2010 he worked in the consumer goods industry, where he was responsible for numerous microbiological projects for cosmetics and the laundry and home care sector. Afterwards he changed to the Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences in Kleve, Germany, as a professor for hygiene and microbiology. His research interest is in domestic hygiene, especially in the development of consumer-related test methods for laundry and cleaning, and in the research on microbial communities in the domestic setting. Professor Bockmühl is a member of the scientific advisory board of the Sepawa and a board member of the division "Chemistry of Laundering" in the German Chemical Society (GDCh).mehrweniger
RAL Environment, Germany
Peter Buttner has been working for RAL in Germany since 2009. RAL is the awarding body for the German Blue Angel and the European Ecolabel. He is responsible for the award criteria of the product groups paints and varnishes, detergents and cleaning products, printer and further product groups.mehrweniger
Stuart Green is Regulatory Manager at Lonza. After a number of years working in industrial research, he subsequently moved into a regulatory role. At Lonza his main focus is on biocides, primarily disinfection, under the Biocidal Products Regulation.mehrweniger
SGS Institut Fresenius, Germany
arlos Hanisch, toxicologist and biochemist, is working as an Innovation Product Manager for SGS Institut Fresenius. He is specialised in in vitro alternative methods for detergents and cosmetics and focused on performance tests for customised claim-support. He has more than 6 years of experience in in vitro techniques and toxicological, scientific issues.mehrweniger
Helen Herd is R&D Director for McBride and leads a team of scientists covering formulation and packaging development along with product innovation and regulatory affairs. McBride manufactures a broad range of homecare powder and liquid products to the top 50 Retailers in Europe. She has worked at McBride for over 20 years in mainly homecare product research & development but also European category marketing, technical services and customer logistics. She is a graduate chemist and has a MBA.mehrweniger
Joerg Kinnius has been working in R&D, Innovation Department, at Miele Bielefeld plant since 1998. He concentrates on project management in pre-development topics and is a specialist for detergent testing. He recently worked on PowerDisk Detergent together with an external partner.mehrweniger
The Nielsen Company, Germany
SGS Institut Fresenius, Germany
Zena Malocho is working in the field of Cosmetic, Personal Care & Household Consumer Testing Services at SGS Institut Fresenius Germany.mehrweniger
Staphyt Regulatory, France
Anne-Laure Scelo is an agronomist with a PhD in environmental toxicology. Since 2018, she works as a regulatory expert for Staphyt responsible for environmental risk assessment (including QSAR screening and higher tier modelling). Before, she has worked as an ecotoxicologist at the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety in the field of biocides and REACh regulations.mehrweniger
Procter & Gamble, Germany
Björn Sievers is responsible for Brand Communications DACH Fabric & Home Care at Procter & Gamble Germany. His statement: Putting sustainability at scale to action is a long distance run and a joint effort at the same time. Nothing is black or white, many challenges need multiple players to partner. As a communications manager I help to navigate this complexity; for the benefit of internal and external stakeholders.mehrweniger
Stiftung Warentest, Germany
Sara Wagner-Leifhelm holds a PhD in analytical chemistry. She is currently working as a project manager for Stiftung Warentest and is engaged in the testing of washing and cleaning agents among others. She has several years of experience in analytical and product development in an industrial environment.mehrweniger
We have reserved a limited number of rooms for our participants at reduced rates at the hotel. These rooms can be booked up to 4 weeks prior to the start of the event. Please book early and directly through the hotel quoting „Akademie Fresenius“ as reference.
Representatives of an authority or a public university are therefore eligible for a reduced fee of € 795.00 plus VAT per person (please provide evidence). The reduced fee cannot be combined with other rebates.
For joint bookings received from one company we grant a 15 % discount from the third participant onwards (it doesn’t apply for representatives of an authority or a public university)
Although we cannot substitute an intensive exchange with your fellow colleagues, we can provide you with a complete set of event documentation. The event documentation package includes all the presentations on the event agenda (subject to the approval of our speakers). It will be sent out around two weeks after the event once we have received your payment (free of shipping costs). We will also provide you with details on how to access the restricted download section on our website. This section contains all the latest versions of the presentations in colour and in digital form.
Price: € 295.00 plus VAT
Our event offers you the opportunity of presenting your company in a special exhibition.
You can personally present your products and services directly to your specific target group. We would be happy to provide you with further information on all the available options from a simple product information display to a complete exhibition stand.
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If you are the editor of a specialist publication and interested in a press pass or media partnership, please contact us well in advance. We would be pleased to send you our press bulletin as well as photographic materials where available as soon as the event is over.
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