JUNE 5 - 8, 2018
Sheraton Grand Chicago
Chicago, Illinois

Conference Speakers


Annie Weisbrod

Principal Scientist, The Procter & Gamble Company

Dr. Weisbrod is a Principal Scientist in the Global Product Stewardship – Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability department at the Procter & Gamble Company (P&G).

In this role, Annie guides the sustainable innovation of several consumer hygiene products, and manages research partnerships in sustainability science with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the World Wildlife Fund. She has previously led cross-sector collaborations to improve how the bioaccumulation potential of chemicals is assessed within new chemical management programs in Canada and the European Union. She has developed >80 environmental risk assessments to evaluate the safety of large volume ingredients, and published >30 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals. She regularly coaches students and gives lectures to university classes about industrial ecology and sustainable development. Annie is a long term active member and leader of the Society of Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry (SETAC), and the International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology (ISSST).

Before joining P&G in 1998, Annie led the sustainable development program for AIESEC-US, an international nonprofit organization, was a lab manager at the Helsinki University of Technology (Finland), and completed her graduate dissertation on organochlorine contamination of Northwest Atlantic whale food chains with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute.

Annie is originally from Seattle, Washington and finished high school in Silver Spring Maryland. She has a B.S. in Zoology and Genetics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a PhD in Environmental & Molecular Toxicology and Marine Sciences from North Carolina State University. Outside of work, Annie spends her time teaching yoga and fitness classes, Zen meditation, and has recently started ballroom dance lessons. She also enjoys gardening, cooking, and a glass of good wine.

Thursday 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Point of Purchase Decision Drivers: Packaging & Sustainability I

Status Quo, Innovation, and Actual Sustainability

This is a thought-provoking presentation about The Great Acceleration or our approaching carrying capacity. What are significant trends and possibilities for our future, as there are more people consuming stuff? What are aspects to ‘business as usual’ and stakeholder opinions that may affect the hygiene industry? 

Wednesday 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining with Industry Thought Leaders



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