On top of school — yes, it’s back to school again! — I will be attending two great events within the span of a month, which would make me a very busy girl.
The first one is the American Cleaning Institute (formerly the Soap and Detergent Association) annual meeting which will be held from Jan. 25-29 in Orlando, Florida, and the second is Infocast’s 2nd annual Biobased Chemicals Summit in San Diego, California, which will be held on February 14-17. All places without snow! Yeah!
I am currently working on an oleochemical market update article for ICIS Chemical Business’ January 24 issue, which will be distributed at the ACI meeting. Watch out for my FREE-TO-ACCESS article on that week.
Hopefully, I will also be able to talk to several companies during the event about market updates in surfactants. Big name consumer product companies such as Procter & Gamble, Clorox, Colgate-Palmolive, Henkel, Unilever, Church & Dwight, Seventh Generation, Kao, SC Johnson and private label retailer Sun Products are all going to be there.
For the Biobased Chemicals summit, the first 3-days alone will be packed with topics such as commercialization strategies, technological advancements and business developments, perspectives from the feedstock side, government policy drivers and incentives, investor perspectives (especially regarding IPOs) and other new biochemical innovation.
Looking forward to seeing familiar and new faces/companies at both events and hopefully I’ll bring back juicy stories for the blog.