Companies to highlight commercial advances in cleaning product supply chain

The 2017 American Cleaning Institute (ACI) Annual Meeting & Industry Convention will feature the return of the Innovation & New Technology Showcase. ACI’s 91st Convention takes place January 23-28, 2017 at the Grande Lakes Orlando (Florida).

The Innovation Panel will be held Friday, January 27 during ACI Convention Week.

“The Showcase is designed to give ACI member companies the opportunity to shine a spotlight on new product, ingredient, packaging or distribution innovations and technologies,” said Ernie Rosenberg, ACI President & CEO. “ACI’s first Showcase in January 2016 was highly rated and is returning due to popular demand.” 

To participate, the presenter must be employed by a company that is an active, fully-paid member of ACI and registered for the ACI Convention. Speakers will be given 10 minutes for their presentations.

The presentation should support the Convention theme, Responding to Cleaning Needs for All Generations. It should describe how the product, chemistry, packaging or distribution innovation demonstrates commercial advances within our supply chain and not be an explicit promotion for the company, nor contain derogatory messaging about other industry competitors, technologies, or chemistries.

Companies interested in participating must submit a one-page abstract of their presentations to ACI by December 1, 2016. The abstract should include the proposed title, speaker name, company, contact information and a brief presentation summary. Each submission will be carefully considered and will be kept confidential. All submissions are subject to antitrust constraints and must not contain any competitively sensitive or non-public information. Proposals should be submitted to

ACI will select up to six presenters based on the innovation, technology and/or advancement detailed in the one-page abstract. Selected speakers will be notified by December 9, 2016. Only one speaker per submission.

Registration for the
2017 Convention is open for ACI member companies online at For more information, please contact Nancy Bock, Senior Vice President, Meetings, at

The American Cleaning Institute® (ACI) is the Home of the U.S. Cleaning Products Industry® and represents the $30 billion U.S. cleaning products market.  ACI members include the formulators of soaps, detergents, and general cleaning products used in household, commercial, industrial and institutional settings; companies that supply ingredients and finished packaging for these products; and oleochemical producers.  ACI ( and its members are dedicated to improving health and the quality of life through sustainable cleaning products and practices.