World Conference on Fabric and Home Care


Executive Forum on Resources and Innovation


Friday, 7 October | 8.30–13.00

How Do You Prosper in the New Normal of a Sustainable World?

In this ever-changing business climate and environment, you need to stay ahead and know the latest that is transpiring in the industry. This exciting morning will feature three innovative presentations that will deliver diverse perspectives and the expertise on how the industry is adapting and changing to the new normal. The moderated panel discussion will provide the perfect venue for the speakers to answer strategic questions from the moderator, as well as from the audience. You will want to be a part of this exciting program that will provide a thought-provoking look inside of the industry and to what lies ahead for the future.


Keynote Breakfast: Leading in a World of Exponential Change

Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever, United Kingdom
This NEW breakfast event is the perfect start to your day! Enjoy the company of your peers while being served coffee, juices, and a hot breakfast. Immediately following, Paul Polman will deliver the keynote presentation.

Green Chemistry: Driving Innovation to Commercialization

John C. Warner, President, Chief Technology Officer, Board of Directors, Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry, USA
ACS Perkin Medal Recipient

The Future of Water—Challenges or Opportunities for the Fabric and Home Care Industry and the Consumers We Serve

Asit K. Biswas, Academician Distinguished Visiting Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore; Founder, Third World Centre for Water Management, Mexico

Moderated Panel Discussion

Ernie Rosenberg, President and CEO, American Cleaning Institute (ACI), USA