Fabric and Home Care World Conference

History

The inaugural Fabric and Home Care World Conference was held in Montreux, Switzerland in 1976, convening every four years until 2012, when the conference was held for the first time in Singapore. Since that time, the conference has been held every two years in locations that alternate from east to west.

This bi-annual conference brings together top-level executives from around the world to discuss global research and perspectives on the technology, product, and business trends of the industry. The speakers are considered the best in the business and will deliver presentations on the most important topics in the industry today and what to expect in the future.

The 2018 Fabric and Home Care World Conference will be the first time this valuable business and networking event is held in North America.

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is comprised of experts from around the globe, representing virtually every important field of the fabric and home care business. Their expertise in seeking out the best of the best to deliver presentations on the most crucial topics is what will make this program one you won’t want to miss.

General Chair

Thomas Müller-Kirschbaum
Corporate Senior Vice President 
Research & Development / Sustainability
Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
Germany

Committee Members:

Victor Aguilar
R&D Manager
Global Fabric Care
The Procter & Gamble Company
USA

Patrick Donnelly
CEO
AOCS
USA

Keith Grime
President
JKG Consulting LLC
USA

Andrés Jaffé
Senior Vice President
Global Home & Personal Care Business
BASF SE
Germany


Ole Kirk
Vice President
Household Care Application Research
Novozymes A/S
Denmark

Keith Rutherford
Vice President
R&D Homecare Discover
Unilever R&D Port Sunlight
United Kingdom

Manfred Trautmann
President and CEO
ManTra-Chem
Switzerland

Masaki Tsumadori
Research Fellow R&D
Kao Corporation
Japan