A.I.S.E. Cleaning & Hygiene Forum 2017

Brussels (The Hotel)


A.I.S.E.’s Cleaning & Hygiene Forum

6 December 2017, The Hotel, Brussels

Better regulation for detergents

A legislative framework that is fit for business and fit for society


Get to know the detergents’ industry: exhibition with stands (13.30 – 14.30)

Conference programme (14.30 – 16.45)

Welcome and introduction:

Susanne Zänker, A.I.S.E. Director-General

Keynote speaker:

Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska, DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, European Commission

Academic perspective:

Professor Dr. Sally Bloomfield (tbc), International Scientific Forum on Home Hygiene

High-level panel discussion:

-         Professor Dr. Sally Bloomfield (tbc), IFH

-         Daniel Calleja-Crespo, Director-General, DG Environment, European Commission

-         Christel Musset, Director Registration, European Chemicals Agency

-         Nitin Paranjpe, President, Unilever Home Care Business

Wrapping-up session:

MEP Julie Girling, European Parliament

 Concluding remarks:

 Arndt Scheidgen, A.I.S.E. President


A.I.S.E.’s "Cleaning & Hygiene Forum” is a key platform that brings together high level policy-makers, academia and industry stakeholders who hold a common interest in the development of the detergents industry. In the context of the ongoing Fitness Check of EU chemicals legislation and the review of the EU Detergents Regulation, the industry is at a crossroads. The A.I.S.E Forum aims to contribute to the reflections necessary on the opportunities and challenges to be addressed in order to continue providing fundamental hygiene benefits to Europeans, in an improved operating framework.

The intervention by keynote speaker Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska and the dialogue between other high-level speakers at this Forum will address innovative solutions and regulatory barriers for a fairer and deeper EU Single Market.


Target audience

An invitation to attend the Forum is open to all interested stakeholders, including:

·        Representatives from European institutions (European Commission, European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) and European Parliament);

·        Member States’ Competent and Enforcement authorities;

·        NGOs;

·        Related industries and value-chain partners;

·        A.I.S.E. members;

·        Other interested parties (Poison Control Centres, etc.).