28.04. - 29.04.2020, Atrium Hotel Mainz/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.
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Will you arrive on Monday? 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
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
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
Monica Campestrini, The Nielsen Company, Germany
Jörg Kinnius, Miele, Germany
Sascha Skorupka, Hochschule Fulda University of Applied Science, Germany
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, which will take us to the Wasem Kloster Engelthal, a former 13th century monastery. We will enjoy a relaxed dinner with wine from the region. Please join us to continue the day’s interesting discussions in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere.
9.00 Welcoming speech by the Chair
Leo Gros, formerly Fresenius University of Applied Sciences
Helen Herd, McBride, UK
Katharina Baumgarten, Procter & Gamble, Belgium
Carlos Hanisch, SGS Institut Fresenius, Germany
Zena Malocho, SGS Institut Fresenius, Germany
10.45 Panel discussion
11.15 Coffee break
Steve Teasdale, InnuScience, Canada
Enda Carey, DuPont Nutrition & Bioscience, The Netherlands
Sara Wagner-Leifhelm, Stiftung Warentest, Germany
Magnus Larsson and Bengt Vernberg, Testfakta, Sweden
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
Procter & Gamble, Belgium
Dr. Katharina Baumgarten is responsible for global innovation of laundry detergents at Procter & Gamble in Belgium. She has broad experiences in R&D across fabric care, surface cleaners, dish care and food & beverages.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
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
The Nielsen Company, Germany
Monica Campestrini is working as Analytic Consultant at The Nielsen Company for a multinational manufacturer in the home and fabric care categories. Besides the classical consultancy service on distribution, price and promotion strategy she is supporting her client on topics such as sustainability and innovation success drivers.mehrweniger
DuPont Industrial Biosciences, The Netherlands
Enda Carey is an Application Scientist in Home & Personal Care at DuPont Nutrition & Bioscience, the Netherlands. He has a PhD in Physical Chemistry and has worked for 5 years in formulating surfactant matrices for various industrial markets.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
Fresenius University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Leo Gros retired as a Professor at Fresenius University of Applied Sciences in 2016 after 35 years of service. From 1997 until 2013 he was the Vice-President for the Department of Chemistry & Biology as well as for International Relations (University and Practice Cooperation). He is now a member of the University Advisory Board and Special Delegate to the University Executive Committee.mehrweniger
SGS Institut Fresenius, Germany
Carlos 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
Magnus Larsson is Head of Sales & Business Development at Testfakta Biobased Europe in Stockholm. He has a background from The Swedish Trade and Investment Council where he assisted Swedish companies, mainly within retail and environmental technology, with their international expansion. Magnus deepened his knowledge within the area of certification schemes in connection with his previous experience from working at a well-known Swedish hair care brand.mehrweniger
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
Hochschule Fulda University of Applied Science, Germany
Sascha Skorupka is Professor of physics and technology in the department for Nutritional, Food and Consumer Science at the Hochschule Fulda University of Applied Sciences. His work focuses on household technology and its domestic application under the aspects of sustainability and usability.mehrweniger
Horst-Dieter Speckmann works at Henkel where he is responsible for the LHC products marketed in Germany from a technical and a regulatory point of view. He holds a PhD in Physical Chemistry and is active in several associations and societies like IKW, GDCh and SEPAWA including the stakeholder dialogue Forum Waschen.mehrweniger
Steve Teasdale is Managing Director and Vice President of Scientific Affairs at InnuScience, a Canadian based biotech company he founded almost 30 years ago. InnuScience develops and manufactures innovative biotech cleaning products for the professional cleaning sector. Mister Teasdale is actively involved in Europe and in North America with regulators, advocates and environmental accreditation bodies to help improve standards for cleaning products and to promote sustainable cleaning solutions and practices. He is particularly concerned and engaged in raising people’s awareness about the impact of disinfectant overuse.mehrweniger
Bengt Vernberg is responsible for Business Development at Testfakta Research Nordic in Sweden, which is an independent test and research company specialising in laboratory testing and evaluation of products for consumers and professional users. He has a background in international finance and has worked in leading positions for companies in the telecom, IT and electronics sector prior to launching Testfakta in 2001.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
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