Moderator: Adam Roberts, The Economist, European business and finance correspondent

13.30-14.00 Registration and welcome coffee - exhibition

14.00-14.05 Welcome and introduction: Susanne Zänker, A.I.S.E. Director-General 

14.05-15.05 Section 1: The future of Cleaning & Hygiene, Visions, opportunities and frameworks

  • Nitin Paranjpe, President, Unilever Home Care Business
  • Member of the European Parliament Julie Girling, Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
  • Joanna Drake; Deputy Director-General, DG Environment, European Commission
  • Dr Lisa Ackerley, Visiting Professor of Environmental Health, University of Salford (see presentation "Restoring confidence in Hygiene") 


15.05-15.20 High-level panel discussion 

15.20-15.45 Coffee break and exhibition

15.45-16.45 Section 2: Fit for business and fit for society - Better regulation for detergents

Panel discussion including:

  • Klaus Berend, Head of Unit, DG SANTE 
  • Welmoed Clous, Ecolab, A.I.S.E Board member
  • Nicolaj Heuer, German Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (BAuA)
  • Christel Musset, Director Registration, ECHA
  • Nadia Viva, Procter & Gamble, A.I.S.E. Board member

16.30-16.45 Keynote address: Commissionner Elżbieta Bieńkowska, DG GROW, European Commission

16.45  Conclusions and wrap-up by Arndt Scheidgen, A.I.S.E. President

17.00-18.30 Cocktail and exhibition      


About  A.I.S.E.

A.I.S.E. is the International Association for Soaps, Detergents and Maintenance Products. Based in Brussels, A.I.S.E. has been the voice of the industry to EU regulators for 65 years. 

Membership consists of 29 national associations across Europe, 18 corporate members and six value chain partners. Through this extensive network, A.I.S.E. represents over 900 companies supplying household and professional cleaning products and services across Europe. 

A.I.S.E. has a long history in leading voluntary industry initiatives that focus on sustainable design, manufacturing and consumption, product safety and safe use of products by consumers and professional customers.