World Conference on Fabric and Home Care



Reinventing for the New Normal
Are You Prepared?

Simultaneous interpretation from English to Mandarin

The Dynamic Future: What is the New Normal?


Keynote: The New Standards of Innovation and Challenges in Modern Everyday Life

Shailesh Jejurikar
President Global Fabric Care and Brand Building Organization, The Procter & Gamble Company, USA

Session I: Business and Market—The Financial and Commercial View


Outside Looking In: Innovation Cleans Up

Lauren Lieberman
Managing Director, Barclays, USA

Offering New Solutions with Laundry Detergents in Asia

Katsuhiko Yoshida
Representative Director; Senior Managing Executive Officer; President, Consumer Products, Global; Kao Corporation, Japan

Chocolate Cake or Headache? How Big Data is the New Knowledge Engine for Tomorrow

Mathieu Trépanier
Managing Director, Tsquared Consulting Partners SA, Switzerland

Session II: Consumers in Flux—Are You in Touch and Relevant?


Winning Globally: Innovating Across the Lifespan—The New Imperative

Craig M. Vogel
Associate Dean for Research, College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning, University of Cincinnati; President, Live Well Collaborative, USA

Design Driven Innovation

Roberto Verganti
Professor of Leadership and Innovation, School of Management, Politecnico di Milano, Italy, and author of Design Driven Innovation: Changing the Rules of Competition by Radically Innovating What Things Mean (2009)

Session III: Technology—The Changing Face of Fibers, Fabric, and Appliances


Future Fabrics, Today: The Changing Face of Textile Innovation and the Implications for the Design and Care of Modern Clothes

Siegfried Winkelbeiner
CEO, Schoeller Textil AG, Switzerland

Are You Ready for the New Textile Revolution? Look for Innovation Designed to Minimize Eco-impact

James Carnahan
Global Sustainability Marketing Manager, Archroma Singapore, Pte. Ltd., Singapore

Technology Management Toward New World of Washing

Masazumi Kikukawa
Executive Director, Executive Officer, Lion Corporation, Japan

Zero Water, Zero Energy, and Zero Dirt—Disruptive Technologies and Their Pathway into Household Appliances

Tobias Kimmel
Professor, Cleaning Technology, University of Applied Sciences Niederrhein, Germany

Disruption and Innovation: Challenges and Opportunities for Your Business


Keynote: Engaging Brands, Retailers, and Consumers in Recycling the Non-recyclable: Opportunities that Leverage the Circular Economy While Driving Sales

Tom Szaky
Founder and CEO, TerraCycle, Inc., USA, and co-author of Make Garbage Great: The Terracycle Family Guide to a Zero-Waste Lifestyle (2015)

Session IV: Disruptive Business Models—Adapting to Change


E-commerce—Perspectives for a Disruptive Business Model

Torsten Pilz
Vice President Worldwide Operations, Amazon, USA

Is the Death of Ownership the New Normal for the Home Care Industry? How the Circular Economy will Overturn Our Concept of Possession

Ian Bell
Head of Home Care Research, Euromonitor International, United Kingdom

Penetrating and Understanding Consumer and Market Insights to Develop Winning Business Models Adapted for the Dynamic Developing Regions

Stanislav Vecera
President and Representative Director, The Procter & Gamble Company, Japan

Sustainable Oleochemicals—Not Only a Vision

Rahul Kale
Head of Oleochemical & Biofuels, Wilmar, Singapore

From Small to Big—A Business Model to Develop Smallholders for Sustainable Supply Chain Partners

Jan Maarten Dros
Climate Agenda Coordinator, Solidaridad, The Netherlands

The Rise of the Frugal Society: Co-innovating Faster, Better, Cheaper with Value(s)-conscious Consumers

Navi Radjou
Innovation and Leadership Strategist, USA; Fellow, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, and co-author of Frugal Innovation: How To Do More With Less (Economist Books, 2015)

Session V: The Digital Future is Here—Ready, Set, Go!


Deciphering the Code—Digital Strategies for Customer Success

Frithjof Netzer
Senior Vice President, BASF 4.0, BASF SE, Germany

The Development of Digital Biotechnology and the Potential Impact for Detergent in the Emerging Markets

Robert Blazej
Senior Manager, Head of San Francisco Unit, Novozymes, USA

Intelligent Homes for a Smart Nation

Sze Wee Tan
Executive Director, A*STAR Science and Engineering Council (SERC), Singapore

NEW for 2016!
Executive Forum on Resources and Innovation

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

08.30 Keynote Breakfast featuring Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever, UK.

Keynote: Leading in a World of Exponential Change

Paul Polman
CEO, Unilever, United Kingdom


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.
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