Cleaning Products US 2017 Agenda Announced

Honest Company, IFF, Terracycle, The Clorox Company and more confirmed for the Cleaning Products US 2017 agenda

Super Early Bird Pricing Expires This Friday, June 30th!

Smithers Apex, with the support from the American Cleaning Institute, is pleased to announce the Cleaning Products US 2017 agenda. 

Taking place October 10-12, 2017, this year's three day conference will feature industry experts such as IFF, Allergy Standards, Definitive Design, The Honest Company, DuPont and more.

Browse the agenda and speakers:


Changing How People Think About Garbage and Recycling
Tom Skazy, Terracycle


Package Design and Prototyping Techniques to Expedite Development
Craig Hidalgo, Definitive Design


You Can't Spell Sniff Without IFF
Kip Cleverly, IFF


How to Start a Startup
Brad Barron, The Honest Company


Water Conservation: A Critical Success Factor for Thriving Industry
Emily Feenstra, US Water Alliance


The Challenge of Going Green
Annemarieke Van Heeswijk, DuPont 


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Why Should You Attend Cleaning Products US 2017?

Highlights of this year's program include:

Waterless Cleaning by Evonik
What's New in Surface Cleaning Technologies by The Clorox Company
Hot Topic - Greater Awareness of Cold Water Washing by ACI
Assessment of Factors Affecting Health and Wellness in Indoor Space by AIRMID Health Group

2017 Speakers Include:

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Sponsors, Exhibitors and Partners

Sponsorship Opportunities are still available. Contact Todd Pinney to see how your company can stand out at CPUS 2017!

 

We look forward to seeing you there!

Day 1: October 10

Registration & Welcome

  1. Registration Open

  2. Opening Remarks

    Kimberlee Rohrer, Head of Production - Americas, Smithers Apex

    Brian Sansoni, VP Communication, Membership and Sustainability, American Cleaning Institute

Session I: Acquiring a Taste for New Business

A session on acquisitions and new entrepreneurs

Moderator: Brian Sansoni, VP Communication, Membership and Sustainability, American Cleaning Institute

  1. An Acquired Taste

    Open innovation with mergers and acquisitions

  2. How to Start a Startup

    Brad Barron | Senior Brand Manager, Home Care of The Honest Company

    A talk on how to Enter Entrepreneurship – from a successful startup

Session II: Private Labels, Major Brands

A lesson from the large private labels 

Moderator: Brian Sansoni, VP Communication, Membership and Sustainability, American Cleaning Institute

  1. Retailer Perspective

    What are they doing with marketing?

    How are they differentiating themselves?

  2. Brand Perspective

    What are they doing with marketing?

    How are they differentiating themselves?

  3. Networking Break

Session III: Making Scents in 2017

A session on fragrance trends

Moderator: Dr. Madhusudan Patel, Director of Biotechnology & Strategic Partnerships, IFF

  1. You can’t Spell Sniff without IFF

    Kip Cleverley | Vice President, Global Sustainability of International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.

    International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE:IFF) (Euronext Paris:IFF), a leading innovator of sensory experiences that move the world, today sets a new benchmark for fragrance sustainability with the release of the first-ever Cradle to Cradle Certified fragrance, PuraVita. The fragrance, which has notes of green apple, wood, apricot and vanilla, is a proof of concept for an innovative approach to sustainable fragrance creation. PuraVita is a model for what can be achieved when perfumers pair creativity with sustainable design principles.

  2. Fragrance Company

    RIFM

    How are fragrance companies responding to ingredient disclosure and other trends

Session IV: It's No Sneezing Matter

A session on allergens and allergy standards

Moderator: Dr. Madhusudan Patel, Director of Biotechnology & Strategic Partnerships, IFF

  1. Assessment of Factors Affecting Health and Wellness in the Indoor Space

    Dr. Bruce Mitchell | CEO & Founder of AIRMID Health Group

    Health and wellness in the indoor space require a multifaceted approach to cleaning. Both air and surfaces must be considered. Assessment of the effect of various intervention strategies must be based upon modelling approaches incorporating accurate, representative sampling and measurement of a variety of bioaerosols ranging from viruses to allergens and chemicals. Ultimately exposure will be dependent on the interaction between three variables, namely source control, cleaning strategy and air change rate. These factors will be discussed.

  2. Allergy Standards

    Dr. John McKoen | CEO of Allergy Standards

    According to the EPA, we spend 90% of our time indoors, yet the FTC, NIH, and FDA are all silent on the issues around the use of the word ‘hypoallergenic.’ Eco-friendly may not be “human friendly,” which is why a national voluntary scientific certification program in association with a national patient association is necessary and it can also add value to manufacturers, retailers, and the community at large. 

  3. The State of the Science: Evaluating Cleaning Product Exposure and Asthma Prevalence

    Dr. Andrew Maier | Associate Professor of Environmental and Industrial Hygiene of University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine

    Potential relationships between asthma prevalence and the use of consumer products are very challenging to evaluate. As a proactive approach to health management, a systematic product ingredient safety assessment method has been developed. This method features support for hazard and safety assessments that include tools for scoring data relevance and reliability and integration of different types of data. A case study using acetic acid based products will be highlighted.

  4. Closing Comments from the Moderator

  5. Opening Reception

Day 2: October 11

Session V: The Dose Makes the Purchase

A session on packaging

Moderator: Dr. Steven Bolkan, Director of Research, Church & Dwight Co. Inc.

  1. Package Design and Prototyping Techniques to Expedite Development

    Craig Hidalgo | President of Definitive Design

    This presentation will cover the use of rapid prototyping and traditional prototyping for expediting and validating new product development processes.  From living hinges to clear plastic bottles, we will review the best practice for designing and achieving functional prototypes that can be used in real-functional testing. The talk will also cover a high-level overview of the most commonly used 3D Printing and additive manufacturing technologies.

  2. The New DFE – Design for the Elderly

    How does designing for the elderly change the package, for reduced dexterity and the label for reduce vision?

  3. Getting Your Fill

    Manufacturing design – taking it from concept to the bottle

  4. Networking Break

Session VI: Recycling Your Business

A session on recycled products

Moderator: Dr. Steven Bolkan, Director of Research, Church & Dwight Co. Inc.

  1. Changing how People think about Garbage and Recycling

    Tom Szaky | CEO of Terracycle

    Listen to TerraCycle CEO Tom Szaky as he talks about how his company gives value to garbage and creates solutions for some of the world’s biggest waste problems. He will also talk about the global state of recycling, the effort to educate consumers and companies about environmental issues, and what the next big idea may be.

  2. Recycling Foam/Scrap Foam

    coming soon!

  3. Coming Soon!

  4. Lunch and Networking

Session VII: Cold Calling

A Session on cold water washing

Moderator: Dr. Andras Nagy, Applied Technology Manager Household Care, Nutrition & Care, Evonik Corporation

  1. Hot Topic – Greater Awareness of Cold Water Washing

    Nancy Bock | Senior Vice President, Education of American Cleaning Institute

    Washing your clothes in cold water is starting to pick up steam, as some consumers realize that they can do most of their loads of laundry using the low temperature setting on their washing machine. The American Cleaning Institute, in partnership with The Sustainability Consortium, has embarked on a “Cold Water Saves” campaign on three college campuses to raise awareness of the environmental, economic, and aesthetic benefits of cold water laundering, targeting the “consumers of tomorrow.” 

  2. Surfactant Company

    How are they dealing with the enzyme push

  3. The Challenge of Going Green

    Annemarieke van Heeswijk | Global Category Leader Liquid Enzymes of DuPont Home & Personal Care division

    Consumers today are understandably concerned about sustainability, as demands for natural resources continue to challenge supplies. By 2030, the world's population will reach 8.3 billion, boosting demand for food and energy by 50% and fresh water by 30%. The challenge is clear from a macro perspective, but it is how consumers and businesses are responding and reacting to this new world order which is most significant.

    Simply lowering machine temperatures when doing laundry is one of the options that the consumer has to contribute to the environmental challenge. It helps fight climate change and protect the environment, it’s good for people’s clothes and their electricity bills. Unfortunately there is a barrier; the consumer does not feel confident that a lower temperature wash will always deliver the clean experience that they are looking for.

    DuPont will take a deeper dive into the underlying reasons for this barrier as well as address what they are doing to achieve the cleaning power of warm-water washing at cold-water temperature in order to have the final product help save energy at no compromise to performance.

  4. Networking Break

Session VIII: On the Surface

A session on different surface cleaners

Moderator: Dr. Andras Nagy, Applied Technology Manager Household Care, Nutrition & Care, Evonik Corporation

  1. What’s New in Surface Cleaning Technologies

    Terry Kitagawa | Associate Research Fellow of The Clorox Company

    Coming soon!

  2. Wearable Technologies

    Invited: Intel

    Case study from wash tests, and the findings and challenges to garment integrated electronics

  3. Panel on Washing Smart Fabrics

    Coming soon!

  4. Closing Remarks from the Moderator

Day 3: October 12

Session IX: A Dash to a New Marketplace

A Session on on-line ordering and E-commerce

Moderator: Steve Block, Director, Business Development, Elevance Renewable Sciences

  1. The New Frontier of Product Distribution

    Why the Dash button?

  2. Clicks before Bricks

    Online ordering trends

Session X: What in the World

A session Focusing on an international update

Moderator: Steve Block, Director, Business Development, Elevance Renewable Sciences

  1. What's Going on in Latin America

    Antonio Calcagnotto | Communications & Corporate Affairs Senior Director of Unilever

  2. What's Going on in Europe

    Ian Bell | Head of Home Care, Tissue & Hygiene Research of Euromonitor International

  3. Networking Break

Session XI: Water, Rising to the Sea-Level

Moderator: Brian Sansoni, VP Communication, Membership and Sustainability, American Cleaning Institute

 

  1. Waterless Cleaning

    Dr. Andras Nagy | Applied Technology Manager Household Care/North America of Evonik Corporation

    Global water shortage is a growing problem. Even if water is abundant in some areas now, it may not always be that way. Many parts of the world do not even have enough, good quality drinking water. As an industry, we need to help in water conservation efforts. This presentation highlights water saving solutions and addresses “rinse-free” cleaning when limiting use of water becomes essential. 

  2. Water Conservation: A Critical Success Factor for Thriving Industry

    Emily Feenstra | Deputy Director of US Water Alliance

    Water challenges—whether it’s too much, too little, or poor quality—threaten business growth, impact bottom lines, and create direct operational risks. This session will focus on how a more comprehensive approach to water sustainability can reap benefits for businesses, and the challenges we face as a nation when it comes to water management.

  3. Closing Comments from the Moderator