Moderator: Hans Bender

13:30- 14:00  Registrations and welcome coffee
I. Introduction by Susanne Zänker, Director General A.I.S.E. 
II. The value and benefits provided by the cleaning and hygiene industry to society

  • Ian Bell, EUROMONITOR - Current trends in the sector & future opportunities for growth 
  • Joe Huggard, Huggard Consultancy - Economic benefits provided by the detergents’ industry
  • Prof. Dr. Dirk Bockmühl, Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences - The societal benefits of hygiene and cleanliness in society
  • Q&A
III. The operating framework for the detergents’ industry. Looking at the opportunities  and challenges provided by existing and future regulations 

  • Kevin Flowers, European Commission, DG Environment
  • Ludovic Chatelin, European Commission, DG Health and Food Safety 
  • Peter Sant, Permanent Representation of Malta. Priorities of Maltese Presidency concerning Industry
  • Françoise Van Tiggelen, A.I.S.E. National Association Committee representative - The operating framework for the detergents' industry. Looking at the opportunities and challenges provided by existing and future regulations.

  • Q&A
16:00-16:20 Coffee Break
IV. Panel discussion: Addressing the existing regulatory barriers to the placing on the market of safe, efficient and innovative products

A. Discussing simplification (administrative burdens) and license to operate (single  market)
B. Discussing business certainty and society protection

  • Ad Jespers, A.I.S.E. Board member
  • Reinhard Büscher, European Commission, DG GROW 
  • Jack de Bruijn, European Chemicals Agency 
  • Fabrizio Sesana, European Association of Poisons Centres and Clinical Toxicologists representative
V. Taking advantage of the EU innovation and sustainability agendas

  • Mark Stalmans, A.I.S.E. Chairman of the Sustainability Steering Group 

17:45- 18:30
 Arndt Scheidgen, A.I.S.E. President - Closing remarks


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