12th International Akademie Fresenius Conference "Detergents and Cleaning Products"

22 Sep - 23 Sep 2022, Atrium Hotel Mainz/Germany

12th International Akademie Fresenius Conference "Detergents and Cleaning Products"

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10% discount valid until 5 August 2022
Discount code: 31FB09MUE35


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Our flexibility guarantee applies to all our face-to-face events until 31 December 2022. All information on the fexibility guarantee and our safety and hygiene measures can be found here. 


This Akademie Fresenius conference has been the ideal platform for bringing together experts from all over Europe for many years. Now, it is once again time to get together and meet in person in Mainz this September! 

This conference is geared to experts from the research and development, analytics and quality assurance areas. Get first-hand information on the most important topics in the industry.

More important than the hard facts are the contacts, conversations and discussions amongst our participants. Our added bonus: At the end of the first day of the conference, you are cordially invited to take part in our evening event and bring the day  to a close over great food, a glass of wine and plenty of good conversation. 

We will be discussing the following:

  • Efficiency testing and the latest studies: Recent test results from Stiftung Warentest | Overview of new methods and test materials | Odours and odour control
  • Trends and innovations: Consumer needs, trends and drivers in the European market | Product innovations in the trade-off between price, cleaning efficiency/hygiene and the circular economy | Innovations in packaging and recyclability
  • Regulation, safety and environmental impact: EU's fast-evolving Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability. | Regulation on bio-based surfactants| Life cycle approach and Co2 balance


We are currently in the process of compiling our event programme in close cooperation with our team of experienced speakers. Subscribe to our Newsletter now, so we can update you on this conference well in advance. Simply click on the "Request updates" button on the right.

Should you have any questions, just dial +49 231 75896-75 or send me an email.


Ilka Müller

Programme and conceptual design

Who do you meet?

Groups that should take part:

Managers and Scientists in the field of

  • Residue analysis
  • Monitoring
  • Quality assurance and control
  • Product safety
  • Regulatory affairs

Sectors that should take part:

  • Consumer Goods Manufacturers
  • Raw Material Producers and Suppliers
  • Household Appliance and Hardware Manufacturers
  • Testing Laboratories and Lab Equipment Suppliers 

Picture Credit: © Vladimir Vladimirov - istockphoto.com 





Euromonitor International


Henkel, Germany


Caroline Amberg

Swissatest Testmaterialien, Switzerland

Caroline Amberg studied microbiology at the University of Zurich. After graduating in 2002, she joined the microbiology and hygiene department of Swissatest Testmaterials AG, where she is the head of the microbiological department of Swissatest. She leads several research and development projects covering the development of new detection methods in the fields Laundry Hygiene, Biofilm prevention, disinfection, and odour formation. Furthermore, she is member of several standardization committees and author of numerous scientific articles.


Dirk Bockmühl

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).


Dominik Garzinsky

Packengeers, Germany

Dominik Garzinsky is founder of packengeers. During his previous experience both in the chemical and packaging industry, he was impressed by the potential of savings. If packaging gets optimized, sustainability can be substantially improved. Since no one offered solutions, he took on the challenge. More than 50% of the carbon footprint of certain packaging concepts can be reduced, if companies follow concepts developed by packengeers.


Stephan Haubold

Fresenius University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Stephan Haubold is the Dean of Study in the field of BusinessChemistry at the Fresenius University of Applied Sciences. He has extensive experience in the field of quality culture in the chemical industry and is highly committed to the promotion of science-oriented business start-ups.


Olaf Kleine

Cosun Biobased Experts, The Netherlands

Olaf Kleine has been working in the Cosun Biobased Experts team for almost four years. The company focuses on creating value from crops and works on plant based molecules as source for the green ingredients for the personal care and detergent markets. With a background and expertise in the domain of distribution for over 10 years, he is well connected with the requirements of raw material and customer pipeline to serve the best fit and demands. In addition to the sales and marketing aspects, he is also responsible for the distribution and regulatory within the organisation.


Sander Kluit

Genencor International (IFF), The Netherlands

Sander Kluit is an Sr. Scientist and the Application Lead for automatic dishwashing bioactives at IFF. Sander has worked in the HPC business since 2000, and since 2013 focused on dishwashing. He holds an BSc in Foodscience and Technology.


Line Koefoed

Novozymes, Denmark

Line Koefoed studied organic electrochemistry at the University of Aarhus from where she obtained her PhD in Nanoscience in 2016. After working as a PostDoc investigating the possibility to recycle wind turbines, she started working for the cosmetic company L’Oréal as the Nordic Claim Manager. This job involved mastering the European cosmetics and claims regulation and transferring that knowledge to fast moving consumer goods, pharmaceutical skin care products, and professional products. Since 2021, she has worked as an Industry Technology Specialist in Novozymes, where she works in Technical Service supporting European House Hold Care customers.


Katharina Müller

Interseroh, Germany

Katharina Müller started at Interseroh as a Trainee and has been advising well-known brands on recyclable packaging design since the end of 2019 in the “Made for Recycling” department. The recyclability tests are carried out in the company's own internationally accredited competence centre for plastics in Maribor, Slovenia. In addition to the recycling analyses, new recipes for recyclates are developed here. In the meantime, not only the lab but also the "Made for Recycling" service has become international. Around the globe, more and more nations are recognising the necessity of a functioning recycling economy. At Interseroh, the assessment of recyclability is not only available for Germany, but for more than 20 other countries. In some cases, there are strong differences between the nations. Katharina Müller will present to you in her speech which countries are already very far along in their development and which still have some catching up to do.


Carmen Pey

Kao Chemicals Europe, Spain

Carmen Pey holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering and has been working in the Research & Development Department in the Kao Chemicals Europe company, located in Barcelona since 2015. She is currently R&D Group Leader in the Surfactant for Consumer Applications Group, mainly focus in Home and Personal Care fields.


Matthäus Ryl

SGS Institut Fresenius, Germany

Kerstin Scheidecker

ÖKO-TEST Verlag, Germany

Kerstin Scheidecker is editor-in-chief of the German consumer test magazine ÖKO-TEST. She has been working for ÖKO-TEST since 2001 in various positions. Ms. Scheidecker has been trained to be a journalist at the Berlin School of Journalism. Before that she had been working for the daily newspaper Badische Zeitung in Freiburg. She studied History and German Literature at the University of Freiburg as well as Canadian History and Women’s Studies at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada. During her studies Ms. Scheidecker held a scholarship from the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes (German Academic Scholarship Foundation).


Björn Sievers

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.


Sara Wagner-Leifhelm

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.


Amélie Weber

A.I.S.E. International Association for Soaps, Detergents and Maintenance Products, Belgium

Amelie Weber is Manager for Sustainability at A.I.S.E, the International Association for Soaps, Detergents and Maintenance Products, leading among others the work on packaging and biobased materials. She holds a MSc degree with distinction in Natural Resource Management and a Minor MSc in Management & Economics of Life Sciences from Wageningen University, as well as various experiences in international organisations.


Heike Weber

BASF, Germany

Heike Weber leads the global competence center and the application lab for automatic dishwash (ADW) in BASF. She is responsible for application tests and contributes to the development of new ingredients for ADW and customer projects.


Jacqueline Wiacek

Evonik, Germany

Jacqueline Wiacek is working as Marketing Manager at Evonik Cleaning Solutions since April 2019. She is responsible for all marketing activities for the region EMEA and supports global marketing initiatives. Jacqueline is engaged in the development of global marketing concepts for Home Care and I&I. She joined Evonik in 2002 for an apprenticeship as an Industrial Clerk. Since then she has worked in several positions within Evonik. In 2017 she successfully finished her degree in Business Administration beside her role as the Assistant to the board of Evonik Nutrition & Care.



Atrium Hotel Mainz
Flugplatzstr. 44
55126 Mainz
Phone: +49 6131 491-0
E-Mail: infoatrium-mainz.de

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.

Prices & Services

Participation Fee: € 1,895.00 plus VAT.

The registration fee includes the following benefits:

  • conference participation
  • conference documentation
  • lunch
  • coffee breaks and conference beverages
  • the evening event on 22 September 2022

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.

Group reductions

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).

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Event Documentation

Would you like to attend but cannot spare the time?

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

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Ilka Müller

Your Contact

Ilka Müller
Programme and conceptual design

+49 231 75896-75

Ilka Müller

Your Contact

Ilka Müller
Programme and conceptual design

+49 231 75896-75

Julia Leker

Your Contact

Julia Leker
Organisation and participant management

+49 231 75896-79

Julia Leker

Your Contact

Julia Leker
Organisation and participant management

+49 231 75896-79

How to become an exhibitor

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.

We would be pleased to assist you personally:

Analisa Mills

Analisa Mills
Phone: +49 231 75896-77

Press contact

We offer journalists and editors a platform where they can get in touch with the experts.

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.

Please contact us:

Katharina Geraridis

Katharina Geraridis
Phone: +49 231 75896-67