2019 Agenda

Smithers Apex is pleased to announce the 2019 Cleaning Products Latin America agenda! 

Day 1: June 11th

Registration

  1. Registration & Welcome | Exhibit Hall Opens

  2. Opening Remarks

    Alyssa Perna, Head of Operations & Production, Americas

Session I: Industry Updates and Market Timing

Moderator: Antonio Calcagnotto, ALIADA & ABIPLA President

This session will discuss new trends and challenges in the Latin American Market including growth opportunities, new consumer paths and government regulations.

  1. The evolution in the Latin American Cleaning Products Market

    Antonio Calcagnotto | President of ALIADA (LATAM) – Corporate Affairs Director at UNILEVER Brazil of ABIPLA and ALIADA

    Regional update including the lead associations in Latin America: ALPHA, ABIPLA, ASIQUIR, CAEDPA, AGADCHILE, CANAJAD

    Learn about new opportunities and threats that are generating changes in the Latin American Cleaning Products Industry including new rules in Global, Regional and Local Regulations and Sustainability challenges, the evolution in the Consumer trends, & Innovations in Raw and Packaging Material, and cleaning, breakthrough technologies which have accelerated the creation of new products and categories in the market and sustainable thinking in technologies, manufacturing, logistics, use and packaging disposal, which will generate great innovations and new challenges in product developments and designs to the industry.

  2. Cleaning Products Market Overview: Global Shifts and Trends across the Supply Chain

    Coming soon!

  3. The Perfect Wash: Global Washing Trends That Pose Challenge to the Regional Landscape

    Jorge Araya | Research Analyst of Euromonitor International

    The consumption trends are changing and the washing industries (detergents and washers) are responding to them. What are the new global washing trends that could challenge the regional landscape?

  4. Networking Break

  5. Regulatory Updates in Latin America from Government Officials

    Round table with the Latin American Regulatory officers

  6. Trade Polices: Global and in Latin America

    A look into trading trends in Latin America

  7. Industry Updates, Trends and Challenges in the Latin American Market

    Coming soon!

  8. Lunch

Session II: Sustainability and the Environment:

Moderator: To be determined

Latin America has some of the most serious environmental challenges in the world, yet remains one of the most concerned regions when it comes to climate change and sustainability issues. From the alarming rate of deforestation and soil erosion, to tremendous air pollution issues in some of the largest cities.  There are rivers flowing through industrial centers which contaminates water through industrial along with a water shortage in places like Brazil impacting not only the environment but the economy.  This session will explore how the region’s environment impacts the social and developmental challenges of the Latin American region, and how the industry is responding to those challenges.  

  1. Tackling Environmental Challenges in Latin America Leading To a More Sustainable Future

    Latin America is one of the most concerned regions when it comes to climate change and sustainability issues. The current and future global impact of climate change consistently cite Latin America as being one of the most vulnerable regions. This session will provide an update regarding the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (or STG’s) as Chile leads the way as one of the most ambitious countries to address key sustainability issues.  Moving to a wider role than previous focus on the CE100 Brasil network, now leading the Ellen MacArthur Foundation Brasil work to accelerate the transition to a circular economy in the region. The Ellen MacArthur Foundation works with businesses, governments and academia to build a framework for an economy that is restorative and regenerative by design.

  2. An Open Discussion about the Issues and Challenges in Latin America

  3. Re-thinking Progress in the Circular Economy in Chile

    Gonzalo Muñoz Abogabir | CEO of TriCiclos

    If we accept that the living world’s cyclical model works, can we change our way of thinking so that we too can operate a circular economy?  How can our waste build capital rather than reduce it?  By rethinking products and components, and the packaging they come with.  There’s a world of opportunity to rethink and redesign the way we make stuff.  Explore how through a change in perspective we can re-design the way our economy works from designing products that can be re-used in some way again, powering the system with renewable energy.  Together, we can innovate to create a restorative economy.

  4. Reduce, Reuse and Recycle: Packaging and Plastics

    Co-presentation: Lonza & ALPLA

    Rafael Juen, Head of Technical Center South America, Alpla

    Ray Fahmy, Global Head of Hygene & Preservation, Lonza Inc.

    ALPLA’s commitment to environmental protection and integrated objectives is weaved into their company philosophy.  In order that ALPLA products protect the environment, they count on recycling – this way the material remains in a circulatory system like nature itself is exemplifying. The longer products are kept within the product cycle, the more resources can be saved.

  5. Panel: The Circular Economy and Sustainability in Cleaning Products

    Panelists Include: P&G, Clorox, Unilever & Diversey

    Panelists include:

    • Dr. Andre Chieffi, R&D Manager, P&G 
    • Clorox
    • Unilever
    • Suzanne Thompson, Chief Technology Officer, Diversey
  6. Evening Reception

Day 2: June 12th

Registration & Welcome

Registration & Exhibit Hall Open

  1. Registration

  2. Opening Remarks

    Alyssa Perna, Head of Operations & Production, Americas - Smithers Antonio Calcagnotto, Communications & Corporate Affairs Senior Director, Unilever

Session III: Business Innovation in the Cleaning Industry

Moderator: TBD

Enjoy fascinating discussions about channel innovation and global technology innovations in commercial cleaning and consumer trends during this session.

  1. Recovering Treasures from the Drain

    Cleaning and washing are necessary activities in any manufacturing facility. The final product of such operations (wastewater) has traditionally gone directly to the drain for treatment and disposal, dragging a precious treasure, Water.

    “Good growth” — growth that is profitable, sustainable and achieved responsibly demands for a call to action in world moving more and more into a circular economy.

    We’ve found opportunities in our supply chain and product development areas to realize ambitious water conservation goals while also reducing costs, distinguishing our brands, meeting consumers needs and growing our business.

  2. Challenges and solutions in Professional and Institutional Cleaning

    Co-presentation: Diego Varra, Area VP Las South, Food & Beverage, Ecolab Ray Fahmy, Global Head of Hygiene & Preservation, Lonza Inc.

    Co-presented:

    • Diego Varra, Area VP Las South, Food & Beverage, Ecolab
    • Ray Fahmy, Global Head of Hygiene & Preservation, Lonza Inc.

    Professional and Institutional Cleaning, which includes topics of Innovation, and sustainability, such as chemical-free cleaning.  Cleaning inspection in public areas like hospitals, hotels, schools and other various industries.  

  3. Use of Chemistry to Improve Sustainability in the Professional Sector

    Coming soon!

  4. Networking Break

Session IV: Product and Chemistry Innovation

Moderator: TBD

Hear from all of the big players at the most prominent chemical companies who will discuss the products being created to respond to industry and consumer demands.  Topics include: addressing their sustainability footprint, toxicology, innovations and more 

 

 

  1. The Top 3 Trends In Home Care – Latin America for 2019

    Co-presented: Laercio De Albuquerque – Dow Technical Specialist for Home Care - Latin America Jessica Fernandes – Dow Marketing Manager for Home Care in Latin America

    Dow’s experts in both marketing and technical development will give an inspiring talk about the main trends and the latest technology in the cleaning market for Latin America in 2019. The discussion will be centered in innovation and how the needs of the market become more sustainable and focused on consumer welfare. In this context, join us to learn what is Dow doing to address these challenges. 

  2. Sustainability in Raw Materials

    Scott Tuchinsky | Global Sales Director - Home Care & Water Treatment of Croda

    Sustainability is integral to everything we do. From the raw materials we source and the way we use them, to the ingredients we create, we believe in being a responsible company. Our sustainable fabric protection ingredients are no different. Once fabric softeners were simply a vehicle to deliver fragrance and anti-static properties to garments however, consumers are now demanding new performance attributes from these products. With the correct performance additive, sustainable fabric protection leading to clothes that look and feel better for longer periods of time is now available. Our novel biopolymer that is substantive to fibres, delivers total fabric protection giving longer lasting benefits to garments. Limiting the damage from the washing and drying process, our protein-based technology delivers colour protection, reduced greying of whites and fibre protection to keep garments looking newer for longer. Not only this, but with increased recognition of embedded carbon in Home Care supply chains, we are able to review and provide the intrinsic and extrinsic sustainability benefits of our products which are becoming increasingly important for consumers.

  3. Next Generation of Granular Enzymes

    DuPont

    Next Generation of Granular enzymes Detergents in developed markets have mostly shifted from powder to liquid. Despite that, powder laundry detergent segment is still expected to be the main laundry format globally for the next couple of years. Aligned with this trend, DuPont has developed a novel delivery system for granular enzymes under ENZOGUARD brand name, focusing on delivering performance in a cost-effective way that meets detergent manufacturers needs.

  4. Chemical Power Hour: Sustainability, the environment and reducing the carbon footprint

    Moderator: Dr. Andre Chieffi, R&D Manager, Procter & Gamble

    Panelists include:

    • Corbion
    • Advasol/Sekisui

    Leading chemical suppliers will address key questions and concerns facing the industry today during the chemical power hour. Each chemical company has 5 minutes to present on their biggest sustainability challenge and how they are working to solve the problem, or how their organization is innovating based off of industry demands, followed by a panel discussion and an audience Q&A.

    The questions will be focused on sustainability, the environment and reducing the carbon footprint.

  5. Lunch Break

Session V: Household and Retail Trends

Moderator: TBD

Hear from some of the major industry players and discover solutions and innovations in the cleaning sector.  Learn what organizations are doing to respond to consumer demands, tackle sustainability issues and innovate.   

  1. The Toxicology of Household Cleaning Products and Disinfectants

    Chile is first country in Latin America to have risk about GHS implementation on consumer products.  Learn about challenges the industry is facing from one of the most experienced Chilean toxicologists who specializes in cleaning products and disinfectants.

  2. Diverse Consumer Needs Require Diverse Solutions: Case Studies from P&G

    P&G

    Hear from P&G regarding case studies which led to solutions across the global industry.  From recycling ocean plastics, to innovations in Europe, the us and Latin America hear directly from a brand leader what current issues they are trying to tackle today, and forsee in the future

  3. Networking Break

  4. Fragrance Panel

    Takasako and more to come!

  5. Closing Remarks

    Alyssa Perna Head of Production & Operations - Americas, Smithers

  6. Safer Chemicals and Ingredient Transparency

    Martin Wolf | Director, Sustainability & Authenticity of Seventh Generation

    It may not be clear, but ingredient transparency impacts product formulation and supply chain choices.

    Seventh Generation has over a decade of experience disclosing its formulated product ingredients to our consumers. Less clear to our consumers are the tribulations of formulating products whose ingredients are to be disclosed. The authors describe Seventh Generation’s ingredient communication standards, and the challenges of formulating products that meet them.