Oleochemical conference in Germany

While working on my Q&A post about Verdezyne, let me promote this incoming conference from ICIS (the company I work for) about the fascinating world of fats and oils-based chemicals – oleochemicals.

The ICIS 7th World Oleochemicals Conference is going to be held in Berlin, Germany, on October 20-21, and it has good line-up of speakers covering topics such as glycerine, fatty acid, fatty alcohols and their fats and oils feedstock.

Here are the speakers at the moment and there are more to come!

  • Overview of the North American fatty acid market in a difficult climate: Don Ciancio – Executive Vice President, Vantage Oleochemicals

  • Topic to be confirmed: Rahul Kale – Head of Biofuels & Oleochemicals, WilmarOleo

  • The European fatty acid market: Eddy Feijen – Marketing & Sales Director, Oleon

  • Glycerine market overview and projections: Vincent Bogaart – Marketing Manager Oleochemicals, Croda
  • Oleochemicals – fatty acids and alcohols: capacity, competence and compensation: Norm Ellard – Director, Rohen (former director of chemicals Procter & Gamble Asia)

  • Developments in oleochemicals – cosmetics and personal care applications: Neil A Burns – Managing Director, Neil A. Burns LLC (former CEO of Oxiteno USA)

  • An overview of the vegetable oil industry:Sarah Hickingbottom – Senior Research Economist, LMC International

  • The changing nature of the oleochemical market: Alan Brunskill – Oleochemical Advisor

2 Responses to Oleochemical conference in Germany

  1. Jutika Thakre 19 August, 2009 at 1:31 am #

    Interested in the ICIS Conference

  2. Doris 19 August, 2009 at 10:36 am #

    Hi Jutika,
    Thanks for the interest!
    You can go to this link (below) to sign up:


    Or contact Sarah Barnes for registration
    Tel: +44 (0) 20 8652 3233

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