Surfactants Business Essentials

Virtual training: 28 – 30 October | Start Time: 10:00am New York / 2:00pm GMT

Course Overview

2024 continues to change the surfactants industry landscape. While some markets have witnessed growth motivated by upsurge in demand for cleaning products, there are also markets that almost reach the rock bottom. Coupled with uncertainties in the future of economy, these scenarios are creating lack of clarity on what the market would look like in months and years ahead.

Key topics include

  • The basics of surfactants enabling you to differentiate between products and their applications
  • Industry fundamentals and key market dynamics that will empower you to make informed business decisions
  • Overview of price drivers that will get you up to speed with the key cost influencers
  • Insight into the future trends that will guide you as you formulate commercial strategies

What to expect in the training?

  • The Surfactants Business Essentials three-day virtual training course offering a 360-degree view of the surfactants business and its changing market dynamics.
  • Study essential information on surfactant production routes, feedstocks, derivatives, and classifications, with key insight into global supply and demand drivers.
  • Attending this course will provide you with a solid understanding of the industry and increased market awareness.

Course fees

$1,400 (+UK VAT at 20% if applicable)*

28 – 30th October 10am New York / 2pm London

19th November 2024 / Kuala Lumpur / Includes the option to attend our Asian Surfactants Conference on November 20th.

*NB: Please enter your VAT number (or local equivalent) on our payment page, otherwise UK VAT at 20% will be applied. Customers based in the UK will be charged UK VAT at 20% whether or not a VAT number is provided.

For group bookings of three or more please contact us:

Patrick Lim
Tel: +44 20 7911 1393


Neil A Burns

Neil Burns has over 30 years of experience in the chemicals and surfactants business. He is the managing partner at Neil A Burns LLC and the founding CEO, investor and board member at P2 Science, a renewable specialty chemicals company. Neil offers strategic advisory services with a focus on surfactants and oleochemicals

He successfully created two US businesses for VVF, an Indian oleochemical and consumer products company. He started and ran the US subsidiary for Oxiteno subsidiary of Brazil-based Ultrapar. Neil is a well-known public speaker and writer in the field of surfactants. He co-produces with ICIS, the global series of surfactants conferences, and based in New Jersey, USA.

Bespoke Training Solutions

ICIS works alongside our customers to create bespoke training courses that mould our expertise and your specific needs. We’ll pinpoint the current expertise of your employees, areas for improvement, and your business goals, and develop a training course that will bring tangible benefits to your business.

Our custom training courses are delivered as interactive workshops, focusing on the products, concepts and issues that are most relevant and beneficial to you.

  • Save money on transportation and accommodation, with training at a convenient location
  • Flexibility – you determine the length and duration of the sessions
  • Interactive workshops with hands-on exercises, to reinforce key skills, techniques and concepts
  • Take-away the course materials, presentations and background information for future reference

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