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World Conference on Fabric and Home Care

6-9 October 2014
Montreux Music & Convention Centre  Montreux,Switzerland

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Montreux 2014 Schedule of Events 

 All events will be held at the Montreux Music & Convention Centre, unless noted.
Times are tentative and subject to change.

Monday, 6 October 2014

14.00–17.00 Registration
Exhibition Hall
17.00–19.00 Oktoberfest Welcome Reception 
La Terrasse du Petit Palais, Fairmont Le Montreux Palace

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

7.30–18.45 Registration
Exhibition Hall
8.00–17.45 Technology Showcase
Auditorium Stravinski Lobby
9.00–12.30 Oral Presentations
Auditorium Stravinski
9.30–18.45 Exhibition Open
Exhibition Hall
12.30–14.00 Networking Luncheon
14.00–17.45 Oral Presentations
Auditorium Stravinski
17.45–18.45 Networking Reception 
Exhibition Hall

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

8.00–17.00 Registration
Exhibition Hall
8.00–17.00 Technology Showcase
Auditorium Stravinski Lobby
9.00–12.15 Oral Presentations
Auditorium Stravinski
9.30–17.00 Exhibition Open
Exhibition Hall
12.15–14.00 Midday Break
(lunch not provided by the conference organizers)
14.00–17.00 Oral Presentations
Auditorium Stravinski
18.30–22.00 Conference Dinner Cruise 
Montreux Boat Dock

Thursday, 9 October 2014

8.00–13.30 Registration
Exhibition Hall
8.00–13.15 Technology Showcase
Auditorium Stravinski Lobby
9.00–13.15 Oral Presentations
Auditorium Stravinski
9.30–11.30 Exhibition Open
Exhibition Hall
Day 1 ♦ Tuesday, 7 October
Realize the balance of economic realities and environmental responsibility

Morning 9.00-12.15

Session Chair: Masaki Tsumadori, Research Fellow, R&D, Director, Kao Eco-Lab Museum, Kao Corporation, Japan

Co-Chair: Katja Scharpwinkel, Vice President of Distribution Europe Business, BASF, Germany


Afternoon 14:00-17.30

Session Chair:  Thomas Müller–Kirschbaum, Corporate Senior Vice President Laundry and Homecare, Henkel AG & Co. KGaA , Germany

Co-Chairs:  Shelagh Muir, Vice President R&D Home Care, Unilever, United Kingdom; Masaki Tsumadori, Research Fellow, R&D, Director, Kao Eco-Lab Museum, Kao Corporation, Japan


Opening Keynote—Creating Value in the New Reality
Kasper Rorsted, CEO Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, Germany 

Beyond the Planetary Boundaries
Johan Rockström, Executive Director 
Stockholm Resilience Centre, Sweden

Sustainability Challenges in Fast-Growing Cities
Hélène Lebedeff, Deputy Director/Sustainable Development, 
Veolia Environment, France

Meeting Global Challenges with Sustainable Solutions
James C. Collins, Jr., Senior Vice President, Polymers and Industrial Biosciences Businesses
DuPont, USA

Sustainability and Economic Value Growth–Is there Still a Trade-off?
Gianni Ciserani, Group President, Global Fabric and Home Care
The Procter & Gamble Company, Switzerland

  KeynoteA Half-step Ahead: Delivering New Values and Enriching Lives
Michitaka Sawada, President and CEO
Kao Corporation, Japan

Sustainability—The Limitless Opportunities in Emerging Markets
Nitin Paranjpe, President Home Care
Unilever PLC, United Kingdom 

The Anthropogenic Jump to Ever More Sustainable Unit-Dose Technology
P. Scott Bening, President and CEO 
MonoSol, LLC, USA

What Our Industry is Expected to Deliver
Robert Kaplan, Director of Sustainability and Consumables Business
Walmart, USA

KeynoteA Sustainable Path for Delivering Growth and Driving Innovation
Peder Holk Nielsen, President and CEO
Novozymes A/S, Denmark

The program is tentative and subject to change.

Updated: March 6, 2014

Day 2 ♦ Wednesday, 8 October

 GROWTH → Find it

Discover what works through innovations that benefit society.

Morning 9.00-12.15

Session Chair: J. Keith Grime, President, JKG Consulting LLC; Adjunct Professor, Northwestern University; AOCS Past President, USA

Co-Chair: Masaki Tsumadori, Research Fellow, R&D, Director, Kao Eco-Lab Museum, Kao Corporation, Japan


Afternoon 14:00-17.00

Session Chair:  John McIver, Director, Fabric & Home Care, Strategic Innovation & Technology, The Procter & Gamble Company, USA

Co-Chair: Hiromitsu Takaoka Director of Research Planning & Administration Department, Research & Development Headquarters Lion Corporation Japan

Keynote—Sustainability as Growth Driver
Kurt Bock, Chairman of the Board of 
Executive Directors
BASF SE, Germany

Digital Innovation in the Majority World
Nicola Mendelsohn, VP EMEA
Facebook, United Kingdom

Designs on the Future, Now. What Will Define our Market in 2030 and Beyond?
Ian Bell, Head of Home Care Research
Euromonitor International, Inc., United Kingdom

Living in the Past or Creating the Future?
Nabil Y. Sakkab, Managing Director
Sakkab LLC, USA


Keynote—Life, Love, Laundry–Cleanliness for Beautiful Smiles and Sceneries
Itsuo Hama, President and CEO 
Lion Corporation, Japan


Sanitation and Hygiene and its Importance in Development 
Therese Dooley, Senior Advisor 

Automatic's Daring Journey to Zero Phosphate
Jürgen Kielholz, Vice President R&D Hygiene Home
Reckitt Benckiser, Germany

Sustainable Collaboration between Home Appliance and Detergent Industry
Shu Hai, Vice President
Washing Machine Business Unit
Haier Group, China

The program is tentative and subject to change.

Updated: March 6, 2014


Day 3 ♦ Thursday, 9 October



Harness the energy of the empowered customer and consumer.



Session Chair: Mike Parkington, Vice President Laundry R & D, Unilever R & D Port Sunlight, United Kingdom

Co-Chair: Birgit Middelhauve, Director Innovation Portfolio Management, Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, Germany

Keynote—The Empowered Consumer
H. Fisk Johnson, Chairman and CEO
S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc., USA

Air Care:  An Industry of Consumer Inspired Growth
Gerard Baillely, Vice President, R&D, Global Home Care and P&G Professional
The Procter & Gamble Company, USA

The Rise of the African Consumer—Implications for FMCG and Home Care
Marnus Sonnekus, Engagement Manager
McKinsey and Company, South Africa

Different Business Models (China)
Catherine Ehrenberger, Vice President R&D and Quality Assurance
Amway, USA

Is Latin America the Future Home of Sustainable Sourcing for Home and Fabric Care? 
Leandro Soncini Rodrigues, Head of Marketing–Home & Personal Care
Oxiteno, Brazil

Balancing Sustainability with Consumer Trends 
Tom LaForge, Global Director, Human & Cultural Insights
The Coca-Cola Company, USA

A Roadmap Towards the Ultimate Natural Born Cleaners, Combining Science and Creativity
Tom Domen, Long Term Innovation Manager, Ecover, Belgium

Closing Comments
Manfred Trautman, Managing Director, Detergents & Intermediates 
WeylChem Switzerland AG, Switzerland



The program is tentative and subject to change.

Updated: February 7, 2014








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