Conference Schedule

Monday, October 26

Golf Outing

9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Renaissance Vinoy Golf Course
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Welcome Reception

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Mingle with your global industry colleagues Monday night, October 26, from 6:30-8:30 pm at the Museum of Fine Arts –one of the most beautiful museums in the Southeast; with more than 14,000 objects and two interior gardens – all registered HYGIENIX attendees are welcome to explore it all with an RSVP. Afterwards, join your peers for a five minute stroll (0.3 miles) back to the Renaissance Vinoy Resort to continue the conversation.

Tuesday, October 27

NetworkingNetworking Breakfast

9:00 am - 9:30 am


Trends and Market Statistics

9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Moderator: Thomas Kaiser, Sr. Research Engineer, Domtar Personal Care

Global Absorbent Hygiene Marketplace and the Rising Power of Female Consumers: Challenges and Opportunities for Growth
Svetlana Uduslivaia, Head Of Tissue & Hygiene Industry, Euromonitor International
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The North American Nonwovens and Absorbent Hygiene Markets
Brad Kalil, Director Of Market Research And Statistics, INDA, Association Of The Nonwoven Fabrics Industry
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NetworkingCoffee & Networking Break

10:45 am - 11:30 am

Growth Drivers in the Global Hygiene Absorbent Products in the Next Five Years
Pricie Hanna, Managing Partner, Price Hanna Consultants LLC
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Optional Workshop: The Americas and the European Diaper Market

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Americas and the European Diaper Market
Carlos Richer, CEO/Director, Richer Investment S.A. De C.V.
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Additional fee required

LunchLunch (on your own)

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Incontinence Reimagined

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Moderator: Carl Cucuzza, President/Managing Partner, Teknoweb NA LLC


Mark Nedvin, VP Marketing, Home Delivery Incontinence Supplies, (HDIS)
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Incontinence: First You Talk About It
Steven Gregg, Executive Director, National Association For Continence
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A New Category Meets Unmet Needs
Kelly Lewis Brezoczky, President & Chief Executive Officer, Butterfly Health, Inc.
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NetworkingCoffee & Networking Break

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm


2015 Visionary Award® Presentations

4:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Visionary AwardThe INDA Visionary Award® finalists will present the latest innovations in hygiene/medical and personal care products that use nonwoven fabrics in a way that expands the usage of nonwovens.

Nominees will be selected from various categories such as disposable diapers, feminine hygiene products, adult incontinence products, medical/wound care products, and personal care wipes.

Companies are encouraged to nominate their own product(s) for the Visionary Award®, but only one product per company will be selected as a Finalist.

2015 Finalists include:

  • Always Discreet Adult Incontinence Products, Procter & Gamble
    Always DiscreetThe new pad uses airlaid technology creating a product that the company says is 40 percent thinner than the leading competition, and absorbs twice the amount that most women need. Using Pampers core technology and dual nonwoven leak guards the new product helps stop leaks where they happen most. The underwear uses soft bond nonwovens to provide a comfortable, garment-like wearing experience. Every product in the Always Discreet line-up has exclusive odor lock technology that neutralizes odors in seconds.  

  • Baby Backups, Sienabena, LLC
    Baby BackupsA diaper extender, this product adheres to an existing diaper to act as an insurance policy against messy "diaper blowouts," the company says. Made of superabsorbent materials, the wedge-shaped pad fits securely between the waistband of a diaper and the baby's back to contain all messy diaper explosions in the baby's diaper.

  • X-TopX-Top Pouch for Men, McAirlaid's
    This product is a superabsorbent leak-proof pouch for drips, dribbles, and the light steady stream common after prostate surgery, or symptomatic of obesity, diabetes, or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. It features a pouch design with an absorbent core and breathable outer cover, providing reliable and discreet all-round protection and security.


NetworkingTabletop Displays and Reception

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Meet customers, suppliers, and make new contacts during two nights of tabletop displays, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, (October 27-28), with relaxed, informal receptions and a sumptuous buffet of hors d'oeuvres and carving stations.



Wednesday, October 28

NetworkingNetworking Breakfast

8:30 am - 9:00 am


Achieving Thin

9:00 am - 11:45 am

Moderator: Courtney Korselt, Global Communications & Insight Manager, Bostik, Inc.

Innovations in SAP for Today and Tomorrow
Jim Robinson, Technical Specialist, BASF Corporation
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The Evolution of Elastic Stretch and Recovery in Hygiene Products
Douglas Brown, President, Biax-Fiberfilm Corporation
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NetworkingCoffee & Networking Break

10:00 am - 10:45 am

Fluffless Cores: The Way Forward (Stories from the Real World)
Werner Van Ingelgem, Innovation & Procurement Director, Drylock Technologies
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The Pulp Industry's Response to Fluffless Cores
David Allan, Editor, RISI Nonwovens Markets
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LunchLunch (on your own)

11:45 am - 2:00 pm


Fit & Form

2:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Moderator: Janet O'Regan, Director, Nonwovens Marketing, Cotton Incorporated

Identifying and Resolving Adhesive Bleed Through in the Nonwovens Applications for the Hygiene Market
William Pulanco, Global Hygiene Technical Service Manager, H.B. Fuller
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Adhesive-free, Ultrasonic Elastic Attachment
Thomas Ehlert, Vice President Research & Development, Aurizon Ultrasonics, LLC
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NetworkingCoffee & Networking Break

3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

Forming Hook Fasteners Using Ultrasonics
Jerry Rocha, President, Creative Machine Designs, Inc.
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Advances in Adult Incontinent Pant User Experience
Matthew O'Sickey, Senior Global Product Manager, Tredegar Corporation
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NetworkingTabletop Displays and Reception

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm



Dine with Thought LeadersDine With Industry Thought Leaders

7:30 p.m.
Separate Fee - $75
Space is limited. Pre-registration required.

Join the absorbent hygiene and personal care market influencer of your choice for dinner…choose among half a dozen business leaders to be your dinner table host. Absorb stimulating insights from your Thought Leader host during an informal, relaxed dinner. Reserve your seat at a table for six at INDA's pre-selected restaurants across St. Petersburg.

 

The six table hosts are:

  • Mark Nedvin, VP Marketing, Home Delivery Incontinence Supplies, (HDIS)
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  • Svetlana Uduslivaia, Head Of Tissue & Hygiene Industry, Euromonitor International
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  • Michael Fagan, Senior Vice-President-Personal Care, Domtar Personal Care
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  • Steven Gregg, Executive Director, National Association For Continence
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  • Kelly Lewis Brezoczky, President & Chief Executive Officer, Butterfly Health, Inc.
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  • Martin Mikkelsen, CEO, Jacob Holm & Sons AG
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Thursday, October 29

NetworkingNetworking Breakfast

8:30 am - 9:00 am


Material & Technology Advancements

9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Moderator: Brad Van Pay, National Account Manager, Georgia-Pacific Nonwovens Group

Odor Elimination via Molecular Modification Enhances Quality of Life for All Ages
David Schneider, Chief Executive Officer, Rem Brands, Inc.
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Odor Elimination via Molecular Modification Enhances Quality of Life for All Ages
Laura Kiely, V.P. Product Development & Senior Engineer, Rem Brands, Inc.
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Challenges of Odor in Disposable Hygiene
David Freund, Applied Technology Group Manager, Bostik, Inc.
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HyDri® Purified Hydrophobic Cotton: Enhancing the Performance of Your Hygiene Applications
Chuck Allen, Director of Product Development, Barnhardt Manufacturing Co.
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NetworkingCoffee & Networking Break

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Trends and Advancements in Skin Health and Management for the Bowel and Bladder Incontinent Patient
Robert Norman, Owner and CEO, Dermatology Healthcare
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Holistic Laboratory Evaluation of New Materials and Technologies: Reducing Product Development Costs Related to Production Line Trials and Consumer Panels
John Howell, Director, Business Development Nonwovens NA, Henkel Corporation
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How Sustainable Is Sustainability?
Silke Brand-Kirsch, Executive Partner, Schlegel and Partners GmbH
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2015 Visionary Award Announcement

12:30 pm - 12:45 pm

Moderator: Dave Rousse, President, INDA, Association Of The Nonwoven Fabrics Industry


Hygienix Rewards

12:45 pm - 1:00 pm

Moderator: Dave Rousse, President, INDA, Association Of The Nonwoven Fabrics Industry

PROGRAM-AT-A-GLANCE
Monday, October 26
9:00 am -2:00 pm Golf Outing
6:30 pm -8:30 pm Welcome Reception
Tuesday, October 27
  8:00 am -  6:00 pmRegistration
9:00 am -9:30 am Networking Breakfast
9:30 am -10:45 am Trends and Market Statistics
10:45 am -11:30 am Coffee & Networking
Break
11:30 am -12:00 pm Trends and Market Statistics, Continued
12:00 pm -2:00 pm Optional Workshop: The Americas and the European Diaper Market
12:00 pm -2:00 pm Lunch (on your own)
2:00 pm -3:30 pm Incontinence Reimagined
3:30 pm -4:15 pm Coffee & Networking
Break
4:15 pm -5:00 pm 2015 Visionary Award Presentations
5:00 pm -7:00 pm Tabletop Displays & Reception
Wednesday, October 28
8:00 am -6:00 pmRegistration
8:30 am -9:00 am Networking Breakfast
9:00 am -10:00 am Achieving Thin
10:00 am -10:45 am Coffee & Networking
Break
10:45 am -11:45 am Achieving Thin, Continued
11:45 am -2:00 pm Lunch (on your own)
2:00 pm -3:00 pm Fit & Form
3:00 pm -3:45 pm Coffee & Networking
Break
3:45 pm -4:45 pm Fit & Form, Continued
5:00 pm -7:00 pm Tabletop Displays & Reception
7:30 pm -10:00 pm Dine With Industry
Thought Leaders
Thursday, October 29
8:30 am -9:00 am Networking Breakfast
9:00 am -10:30 am Material & Technology Advancements
10:30 am -11:00 am Coffee & Networking
Break
11:00 am -12:30 pm Material & Technology Advancements, Continued
12:30 pm -12:45 pm 2015 Visionary Award
Announcement
12:45 pm -1:00 pm HYGIENIX Rewards