Event Info

HCPA’s 2024 New Horizons Conference “TRANSFORMATION”

Convened every three years by cleaning industry leaders, this conference brings together experts from industry and academia to discuss future trends and technologies, as well as engage in lively workshops that go well beyond the basics of formulation and regulation.

This advanced workshop is for cleaning product pros who want to stay ahead of the competition.

Hear from Keynote, Jeremy Frey

Jeremy describes himself as a physical and digital chemist, with interests in promoting interdisciplinary research across the physical and life sciences – from laser spectroscopy and imaging to computational modelling and digital chemical duals.

Jeremy is heavily involved in the UK e-Science programme (the CombeChem Project), which, along with his role in the Digital Economy programme (IT as a Utility Network+), led to his role as PI of the AI for Scientific Discovery Network.  He is a co-I on the Physical Science Data Infrastructure projectPhysical Science Data Science Service, and the AIchemy AI Hub. His most recent project, which evolved from a Basic Technology funded project to now working with the Rosalind Franklin Institute (RFI), is to further develop the laser-driven high resolution soft x-ray microscope for biological imaging in the water window.

In the Royal Society of Chemistry, Jeremy is a committee member and former secretary of the Chemical Information and Computer Applications Interest group (CICAG). Jeremy is Vice President of the Physical and Bio-Physical Division of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC), a member of the IUPAC Committee on Publications and Chemical Data Standards (CPCDS), and coordinates the projects for the Green Book (Quantities, Units and Symbols in Physical Chemistry).

Jeremy obtained his BA in 1980 and DPhil in 1982 in Chemistry from the University of Oxford.

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Registration Pricing

Early Bird Registration: Members: $1,050 | Non-members: $1,250 (Ends August 16)
Regular Registration: Members: $1,250 | Non-members: $1,350

Fees include access to the programming, social events, and meals (as provided).

Cancellation and Substitution Policy
Cancellation requests received by September 16, 2024, will receive a refund (minus a $100 processing fee). Substitutions to this event are welcome instead of cancellations. No refunds will be given for cancellations received after September 16, 2024. Cancellation and substitution requests must be made in writing to Meredith Mangas.

Hotel Accommodations and Travel Options

HCPA’s 2024 New Horizons Conference will be held at The Grand Bohemian Asheville in Asheville, North Carolina.

A block of rooms has been set aside for meeting registrants at a special rate of $299.00 per night plus tax. All reservations must be received on or before Thursday, September 5, 2024.

Registrants should make their room reservations with the hotel using the following link: RESERVE YOUR ROOM.

You may also call the hotel’s reservations department at 828-505-2949.
If you telephone, please be sure to mention HCPA’s New Horizons Conference 2024 to receive the group rate.

Check-In Time: 4:00 pm ET
Check-Out Time: 11:00 am ET


Asheville Regional Airport (AVL)
14.6 miles away

Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP)
77.5 miles away

Things To Do

Situated in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville, North Carolina has a vibrant arts scene, creative culinary options, and rejuvenating outdoor experiences.

Sierra Nevada Brewery Tour
This private 45-minute tour includes a walkthrough of the Sierra Nevada Brewing Mills River production facility, learning about the ingredients and brewing process, and will end with a tasting of 4 beers.  The cost is $20 and at the expense of the individual.

The Biltmore
The Biltmore Estate is a national historic landmark known as America’s Largest Home.  Take a tour of George W. Vanderbilt’s 8,000-acre winter chateaux.  With the purchase of daytime tickets, guests can stroll through the house, gardens, and winery at their own pace or with a knowledgeable tour guide.

There are a range of hiking options available in Asheville, including summit hikes with stunning views, hiking trails alongside impressive waterfalls, paths lined with mountain wildflowers, and day hikes for families.  Choose your adventure by clicking here.

Fall Scenic Drives
Fall color generally begins in late September, with trees begin changing color at the highest elevations surrounding the Asheville area.  Visit the weekly color reports to stay updated on the most colorful foliage.

Reems Creek Golf Club

  • 5 miles from the Grand Bohemian Hotel Asheville
  • 18 holes, 6492 yards, par for course: 71

Broadmoor Golf Links

  • 7 miles from the Grand Bohemian Hotel Asheville
  • 18 holes, 7140 yards, par for course: 72

Black Mountain Golf Club

  • 3 miles from the Grand Bohemian Hotel Asheville
  • 18 holes, 6215 yards, par for course: 71

Click here to find the best restaurants in the city and discover the unique offerings of Asheville’s culinary scene.


What is the New Horizons Conference?

The final program in a three-part formulation series, this conference is hosted every three years by HCPA’s Cleaning Products Division. This three-day in-person conference offers an exciting glimpse into the future of cleaning products through groundbreaking research and revolutionary technologies that will shape the industry for years to come.

When and where is the New Horizons Conference?

The New Horizons Conference will take place on Monday, September 30 through Thursday, October 3, 2024 at the Grand Bohemian Hotel Asheville, located at 11 Boston Way in Asheville, North Carolina.

Will this meeting be hybrid?

This meeting will take place in-person only.

What is the cost to attend?

Early Bird Registration: Members: $1,050 | Nonmembers: $1,250
Regular Registration: Members: $1,250 | Nonmembers: $1,350
Fees include access to the programming, social events, and meals (as provided).

When and where can I pick up my badge?

Badge pickup will begin on Monday, September 30 at 4:00 pm ET outside the Kessler Ballroom at the Grand Bohemian Hotel.

Can I register onsite?

You can register onsite at the Registration Desk starting Monday, September 30 at 4:00 pm ET. Acceptable forms of payment include check, American Express, VISA, MasterCard, and Discover.

Will presentations and speaker slides be available after the meeting?

Presentations will be available via email during or immediately after the meeting. If you have a specific request, please reach out to Carrie Brown at cbrown@thehcpa.org.

What is the meeting hashtag?

The meeting hashtag is #HCPANH2024. We encourage you to post on social media throughout the meeting and tag HCPA on LinkedIn (Household & Commercial Products Association) and X (formerly Twitter) (TheHCPA).

What is the dress code for the meeting?

The dress code is business casual. Neckties and similar attire are not required, but feel free to wear what makes you feel comfortable. Please be mindful that meeting rooms can get chilly.

What is the closest airport to the Grand Bohemian Hotel Asheville?

Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) is 14.6 miles away.
Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) is 77.5 miles away.

Is there a hotel shuttle to and from the airport?

The Grand Bohemian Asheville does not offer shuttle service, but taxi cabs and ride-app options are available.

Who should I contact if I have questions about my HCPA membership?

Please contact Ryan Nau, Vice President, Marketing & Member Engagement, at rnau@thehcpa.org.
For additional questions, please contact Meredith Mangas, Vice President, Meetings & Conferences, at mmangas@thehcpa.org.

What is the average weather in Asheville in October?

The average high is 73 degrees and the average low is 52 degrees.

Will an attendee list be provided?

Yes, a list of attendees will be provided via email at the conclusion of the event.

When is the next New Horizons Conference?

New Horizons takes place every three years, so the next event will be in 2027.

If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact Meredith Mangas.

Who Should Attend?


Legislative/Public Affairs
Quality Assurance
Regulatory Affairs
Research & Development

Registration Fees

$1,050 – Early Bird (August 16)
$1,250 – Regular

$1,250 – Early Bird (August 16)
$1,350 – Regular

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