Paris, Palais Brongniart

In collaboration with our French National Association, AFISE, A.I.S.E. is organising its 2017 General Assembly from 19-20 June 2017 in Paris, at the "Palais Brongniart” in the very heart of the French capital.  

The two Associations have developed a rich programme for members of the A.I.S.E. network.
This programme is open to all A.I.S.E. Members including National Associations, their Staff, local members and A.I.S.E. direct member Companies.

A dinner will be organised on the evening of Monday, 19 June in a great location, "La Table du Huit” (Rue Jean Goujon, 8 – 75008 Paris).

The Technical Workshop on Tuesday, 20 June will focus on different perspectives to similar regulatory challenges beyond the European borders. Participants come from sister organisations in the US, Australia, Canada and Japan. 

An Open Forum will follow, it will revolve around industry anticipating changes and staying ahead of the trends.  We have invited an inspiring keynote speaker who will kick off discussions, Mrs Virginie GUYOT, 1st woman in the world to lead a national aerobatic team: "Patrouille de France”.

The 13th official Statutory General Assembly session will close the event. 

We invite you to register via the registration form online (to be sent to the attention of Ms Fatima Henni (fatima.henni@afise.fr) (with copy to martine.rebry@aise.eu).

We look forward to welcoming you in Paris.



Monday, 19 June 2017


Tuesday, 20 June 2017



Registration as from 10:00

08:00 -10:00


(Salle Brongniart)


Technical Workshop

 (Petit Auditorium)                                   

10:30 – 17:30


National Associations


(Salle Brongniart)



Coffee break

11:00 – 14:00

ICPAIE meeting/Lunch

(Salon EIFFEL)

13:00 – 14:00

Buffet lunch

(Business Center)

10:15 – 13:15

Open Forum

(Petit Auditorium)

13:30 -14:15

Buffet lunch

(Salle des Engrenages)


14:15  – 17:30

National Associations Committee (continued)

(Salle Brongniart)

14:30 - 16:00

Statutory General Assembly

(Petit Auditorium)

15:45 – 16:00 

Coffee break


19:30 - 22:00

Annual Dinner "La Table du Huit”

(8 Rue Jean Goujon – 75008 Paris)


*ICPAIE Meeting: on invitation only.
Download Programme Open Forum 2017 here

20 June 2017 - Palais Brongniart (Petit Auditorium) 28 Place de la Bourse, 75002 Paris

Anticipating Changes in a Challenging Environment 
This Open Forum session is an opportunity to discuss how industry will anticipate changes and stay ahead of upcoming trends. An inspiring keynote speaker will kick off discussions, followed by the insightful intervention of a journalist from The Economist, and a high-level panel with representatives from the value-chain.  

10:15 – 10:25 Welcome and introduction  
Afise President, Mr. Sebastien Bossard, CEO of HYPRED
10:25 – 11:05 The role of trust and leadership in team performance 
Mrs. Virginie Guyot, public speaker, former fighter pilot & leader of the aerobatic team of the French Air Force

11:05 – 11:25 The state of the EU and the future challenges for industry 
Mr. Adam Roberts, The Economist, European business and finance correspondent
11:25 – 11:50 Coffee break  

11:50 – 12:50 Panel discussion – New trends and collaboration through the value- chain. What are the opportunities for growth 

  • Mr. Volker Kuhn, Vice President, Fabric Care Europe at Procter & Gamble Retail company high-level speaker
  • Mr. Paolo Falcioni, Director General at CECED the European Association of Home Appliance Industry in Europe 
  • Mr. Emmanuel Butstraen, Novecare President at Solvay 
  •  Mr Peter Hug, Managing Director at EUnited, the European Cleaning Machines Association
  • Moderator : Mr. Adam Roberts, The Economist, European business and finance correspondent
12:50 – 13:00 Conclusions  
• A.I.S.E. President, Mr. Arndt Scheidgen, Corporate Vice President, Product Development Laundry & Home Care at Henkel  

Followed by lunch

Our international guests from Australia, Canada, Japan and the US, will provide us with information from their regions on burning topics for our industry. 

They will share with the A.I.S.E. members their views and the activities currently undertaken in each association to explore opportunities and ways to tackle those through potentially a global approach. 

Presentations will be made by the below speakers in the format of an exchange to leave space for discussion and questions :

Melissa Hockstad, President & CEO – American Cleaning Institute (US)
Bronwyn Capanna, Executive Director – ACCORD*, National Industry Association (Australia) 
Shannon Coombs, President – Canadian Consumer Specialty Products Association (Canada)
Tsutomo Katagiri, Senior Managing Director – Japan Soap and Detergent Association (Japan)

* ACCORD is the  Australian National Industry Association representing Manufacturers and Suppliers of Hygiene, Cosmetic and Specialty Products, their raw material Suppliers and Service Providers


Please click to upload the registration form

The registration form needs to be sent back to fatima.henni@afise.fr, copy to martine.rebry@aise.eu

Conference fees

  • Full package: EUR 400.- p.p. (incl. VAT) (includes A.I.S.E. Official Dinner on Monday, 19 June; Technical Workshop, Open Forum, Statutory General Assembly and lunch on Tuesday, 20 June 2017.
  • A.I.S.E. Official Dinner, Monday, 19 June: EUR 120.-  p.p. (incl. VAT) (open for all Delegates and an accompanying person).
  • Partial Delegate Programme, Tuesday, 20 June (includes Technical Workshop, Open Forum, Statutory General Assembly and lunch): EUR 290.- p.p. (incl. VAT).


Payment will be charged after registration and must be paid before 31 May 2017.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations must be made in writing to Ms Fatima Henni (AFISE) (fatima.henni@afise.fr) as soon as possible. Cancellations received after 31 May 2017 entitles no refund. Unpaid registration fee(s) will be charged.


Monday, 19 June 2017 / Tuesday, 20 June 2017 

Conference venue: PALAIS BRONGNIART

Palais Brongniart is located in the "Vivienne district", in the very heart of the French capital (between Place de la Concorde and The Louvre Museum). 
Address: 28 Place de la Bourse, 75002 Paris (phone: + 33 (0)1 83 92 20 20/fax: + 33 (0)1 83 92 20 34)
Metro Bourse (Line 3) or Grands Boulevards (lines 8 and 9) Bus Lines: 20, 39, 48, 67, 74, 85 (Station: Bourse)

Official dinner on 19 June (19:30 – 22:00)

Restaurant "LA TABLE DU HUIT” 8 Rue Jean Goujon, 75008 Paris
Metro Franklin-Roosevelt (Line 1) or Metro Champs-Elysées-Clémenceau (Line 13)

Accomodation - IMPORTANT NOTE!

Paris is hosting the 52nd International Paris Air Show (Le Bourget from June 19-25th, 2017) at the same time as the A.I.S.E. event. For this reason, hotels are booking up rapidly. To secure your hotel accommodation, we recommend you book as soon as possible.


A.I.S.E. Secretariat: 

Boulevard du Souverain, 165 B-1160 Brussels (Belgium) 
Contact: Ms Martine Rebry/Ms Caroline Dubois 
Tel: + 32 2 679 62 64/70 Fax: + 32 2 679 62 79 

Local organising association: AFISE 

Association française des Industries de la détergence,de l'entretien et des produits d'hygiène industrielle 
2 Rue de Sèze, F-75009 Paris (France) 
Contact : Ms Fatima Henni/Ms Valérie Lucas 
Tél. : + 33 1 40 98 19 19 Fax : + 33 1 42 65 91 37