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2017 Fall Meeting

Be sure to save the dates for the ACI Fall Member Meeting. The standing committees and speaker sessions are open to all ACI Members. 


Tuesday, September 12  
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Convention Committee
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Oleochemical Committee
3:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m
Legal Committee
Wednesday, September 13  
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Networking Breakfast
9:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. International Committee
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m Networking Lunch
12:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m Research, Technology & Regulation Committee
2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. State of the Association
Melissa Hockstad, ACI President & CEO
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Government Affairs Committee
Thursday, September 14  
8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Networking Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Joint Meeting of the Consumer Affairs and Outreach Committee & Communications Committee
11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m Networking Lunch and Speaker
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Sustainability Committee
2:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Strategic Advisory Committee
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2016 ACI Fall Meeting Recap

The 2016 ACI Fall Meeting was recently held at ACI’s Headquarters in Washington DC and hosted more than 90 registrants from over 30 companies. This meeting provided attendees with updates and trends taking place in the cleaning product industry. The meeting also provided an opportunity for the attendees to network and catch up with their fellow industry colleagues. 

Standing Committees
2016 fall Standing committee meetingMeetings, held over the course of three days, provided Members the opportunity to learn insightful information relative to ACI’s ongoing work related to Consumer Affairs and Outreach & Communication; Government Affairs; International; Legal; Oleochemical; Research, Technology and Regulation as well as Strategic Advisory Committee matters. Attendees were also advised on the status of TSCA implementation as well as other key pending federal and legislative issues and how they could possibly impact their company’s specific areas of outreach.

Speaker Sessions
The Fall Meeting provided the attendees with the opportunity to hear what Commissioner Joseph Mohorovic of the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission had to say about ongoing CPSC activity. Commissioner Mohorovic shared that his team’s biggest concern that fear drives decision making not science and commended ACI’s ongoing work on the liquid laundry campaign.

Samuel C. Stephens, the Managing Director for the Clean the World Foundation, discussed ways in which the cleaning product industry could work together for the social good of those in need around the world. Copies of the presentation materials that were provided during the Fall Meeting can be found on the Members Only Website.

Please take a moment to mark your calendars for ACI’s upcoming meetings.

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Commissioner Joseph Mohorovic,
United States Consumer Product Safety Commission
Samuel C. Stephens, Clean the World Foundation


2015 ACI Fall Meeting Recap

ACI’s 2015 Fall Meeting was held in Washington, DC and hosted more than 90 registrants from over 40 companies. The meeting provided a unique opportunity for attendees to learn about updates taking place in the cleaning product industry as well as a chance for them to network with others who were able to attend.

Standing Committees
During the meeting, ACI staff members provided valuable information and updates to the participants relevant to matters pertinent to Consumer Affairs and Outreach & Communication; Government Affairs; International; Legal; Oleochemical; Research, Technology and Regulation; as well as Sustainability. Attendees were also given an update on the 2016 ACI Convention and 90th Anniversary. In addition to being briefed on the ongoing TSCA legislation, attendees were also brought up to speed on key federal and state legislative issues and the possible effects they could have on their specific areas of outreach.

Speaker Sessions
Fall Meeting participants were also able to attend speaker sessions that included Larry Culleen of Arnold & Porter LLP; Martha Marrapese of Keller and Heckman LLP; and Ed Barks of Barks Communications. As always, ACI brought experts in the chemical industry to share their knowledge and updates in issues affecting the cleaning products industry; and Communications consultant, Ed Barks, provided insight on reducing a company’s reputational risk when a crisis arises. These presentation materials can be found on the Members Only Website.

Be sure to mark your calendar for upcoming ACI Meetings.

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2014 Fall Meeting Recap

The Fall Meeting schedule was different in 2014. ACI Committees Fall Meetings were held on different days/times and some held in different states. Click here to view more details (schedule, venue, guestrooms, FAQs) about the Meeting.

2013 Fall Meeting Recap

Mark Miller (Lonza Inc.), Tim Botts (Ecolab Inc.) and Martin Wolf (Seventh Generation)

The 2013 ACI/CCSPA Joint Fall Meeting held September 25-27, 2013 at the Pillar and Post Hotel at Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada was ACI’s third joint meeting with CCSPA (Canadian Consumer Specialty Products Association). There were 42 member companies in attendance from both ACI and CCSPA that drew more than 80 attendees. This meeting addressed our industry’s challenges in "Working Towards an Integrated North American Marketplace."

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Catharine de Lacey (The Clorox Company) and Kathryn Corbally (Sun Products Corporation)

Attendees networked with speakers (including Jason Wood of Health Canada, Maureen Ruskin of the U.S. Department of Labor, Paul DeLeo of the American Cleaning Institute, Don Gutzman of Environment Canada, Jim Jones of the Environmental Protection Agency, A.J. Preece of Health Canada, Don Wilke of the The Procter & Gamble Company and Kathy Baird of Fleishman-Hillard & Georgetown University) and industry colleagues, obtaining valuable insights on the current status of the world leading substance programs under CEPA and TSCA and learned what the future holds for industry; discovered more about guidance on GHS in US; and heard from a top social media expert on the future of digital marketing and best practices to future-proof social media strategies.

ACI Standing Committees met to discuss various pertinent agenda items. Popular networking events included a winery tour and reception, and a joint ACI/CCSPA luncheon and awards presentation.

The presentation and the meeting materials can all be found on the ACI Members Only Website.

2012 Fall Meeting Recap

2012 Fall Meeting
2012 Fall Meeting: Eileen Moyer, Givaudan Fragrances Corporation,  Donna Hillebold, AkzoNobel Surface Chemistry and Catherine de Lacy, The Clorox Company.

The ACI Fall Meeting gathered members from 21companies to discuss the Institute's program updates and priorities. Clive Davies, Chief of the Design for the Environment Program (DfE) in the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) gave a presentation on the EPA's Design for the Environment Program. Bess Bezirgan, Senior Vice President, OgilvyEngage, gave a presentation: Leveraging the Science of Behavior Change to Build Consumer Campaigns.

Members also attended a Special Reception at the United States Botanic Gardens hosted by the International Fragrance Association North America (IFRA) and Christophe Laudamiel of the Academy of Perfumery and Osmotheque Conservatory. The reception provided guests with an interactive scent experience, presented only for the second time in the United States. 

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2011 Fall Meeting Recap

The ACI Fall Meeting gathered members from 28 companies to discuss the Institute’s priorities at the Sofitel in Washington, DC. The work of the ACI Standing Committees continued on strategic priorities including Outreach, Sustainability and Chemical Management.

All of the meeting materials are available to members on the Members Only Website. The Standing Committees will meet again in January during the 2012 ACI Annual Convention.

2010 Fall Meeting Recap

Fall Meeting PhotoThe American Cleaning Institute® Fall Meeting gathered 30 member companies in Washington, DC to continue the work of the Institute on Outreach, Sustainability and Chemical Management. A special session on TSCA was presented by Blake Biles and Larry Culleen of Arnold & Porter, LLP to a standing room only room. A presentation by Joby Carlson of Arizona State University, updated members on the work of the Sustainability Consortium’s Home and Personal Care Working Group.

"ACI committee meetings are where I learn what is happening with regulations and laws that affect our industry, long before the regulations take effect." -ACI Member

As an added value to ACI Members, copies of the presentations and agendas are all posted on the Members Only Website.