10th ICIS Asian Surfactants

Park Royal Collection Hotel | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Conference: 20-21 November 2024 
19 November 2024 

Driving the future of surfactants downstream value addition through insight and collaboration

The 10th edition of the ICIS Asian Surfactants Conference, co-produced by Neil A. Burns, comes to Kuala Lumpur on the 20-21 November 2024, with the Surfactant Business Essentials Course on 19 November.

Surfactants are critical to Asian economies while Asia is critical to the business of surfactants. The palm plantation, through palm kernel oil, provides the feedstocks for detergent range alcohols used in surfactants throughout the world for everyday tasks, like cleaning, as well as high-performance industrial applications. At the same time, the locus of consumption of surfactants is moving increasingly to Asia, especially Southeast Asia as demographics favour the growth of those economies.

However, there still remain serious challenges for the surfactant value chain to manage. These include the European Deforestation Regulation (EUDR) which places severe restrictions on the use of palm products in European markets. There are also regulations impacting various detergent alcohol derivatives, particularly ethoxylates and ethoxy-sulphates in both the USA and Europe. This conference is a must-attend event for staying on top of relevant trends and enabling you to network with key participants in the surfactants value chain from a regional and global perspective.

Network, Learn and Collaborate


With an insightful agenda planned, hear from those at the forefront of the industry. Overcome market challenges and plan for the future, by learning from decision markers that are having an impact on the markets in Asia and globally.

Attendees will benefit from exclusive content around supply and demand dynamics, sustainability issues and challenges to the palm and plantation industry.



We understand that the surfactants industry is complex. It involves a range of professionals from different parts of the value chain and that is why we focus on bringing together the industry's whole value chain. 

Our conference delivers a valuable and meaningful experience for everyone as we offer numerous opportunities for networking and collaboration, aiming to foster a dynamic and productive environment for all delegates.

The Venue

The ParkRoyal Collection Hotel in Kuala Lumpur provides the ideal setting for this conference. It is conveniently located in the city center for easy attendance by locals. Additionally, both Subang and Kuala Lumpur Airports are less than an hour away, making the event easily accessible for international delegates too. 

To find out more and book your accommodation, use the link below.

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Agenda & Key Themes

Palm Plantation

The oil palm is a critical pillar of the surfactants industry and many key economies in Asia. We will cover the latest developments in value addition downstream of the plantation as well as cutting-edge practices in agronomy and sustainability.

Oil and Gas Field

Petrochemicals are a critical part of the surfactant industry. Attendees will hear from leading companies supplying key building blocks for surfactants in Asia.

Consumer Markets

In a fast-moving consumer market, Asia continues to stride forward, both regionally and on a global scale: K-Beauty, J-Beauty and Halal Beauty are all key segments where Asia is setting the pace. Join us as we hear from some of the leading consumer product companies.

2024 Speakers

Hear what the industry has to say!

Who Attends

The conference is aimed at those looking to gain critical insight into the surfactants industry and the pain points stakeholders are having. With the addition of speakers from across the value chain industry groups:

• Consumer Brands and End Users
• Chemical Producers
• Distributors and Traders
• Converters and Processors
• Industry Associations

Surfactants Business Essentials Training

The course offers a 360-degree view of the surfactants business and its changing market dynamics. Study essential information on surfactant production routes, feedstocks, derivatives, and classifications, with key insight into global supply and demand drivers. Attending this course will provide you with a solid understanding of the industry and increased market awareness.

Make an impact with sponsorship

At the 10th ICIS Asian Surfactants Conference, we offer a variety of sponsorship options to suit every budget and objective. Whether you aim to maximise exposure with a premium sponsorship, focus on networking or showcase your offerings with exhibition space, we have tailored solutions to help you achieve your goals and make a significant impact in the industry.

 Market announcements: Showcase innovations and product launches

 Increase brand awareness: Boost visibility and reputation in the market

 Celebrate milestones: Share company successes with customers, partners, and colleagues

 Generate business opportunities: Pitch to industry decision makers for new ventures

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Register now

Book your place at this year's 10th ICIS Asian Surfactants Conference. The Super Early Bird rate ia USD$999 (Saving $650) and includes access to all conference sessions and networking events.

The following group discounts are available for attendee bookings from the same company at the same time. 

  • 5% discount for 3-4 attendees
  • 10% discount for 5 or more attendees

Super Early Bird Price:

USD $1,650 $999 

What's included?

Access to all content sessions
Access to all onsite networking activities
Refreshments and Lunch
Full access to the online Event Networking Platform