Conference Schedule

Monday, November 6

Absorbent Hygiene Products Workshop

2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Moderator: Carlos Richer, CEO/Director, Richer Investment S.A. De C.V.

Absorbent Hygiene Products Workshop
Carlos Richer, CEO/Director, Richer Investment S.A. De C.V.
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Eduardo Leal, Managing Director, Diaper Testing International SA De CV
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Welcome Reception

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Renaissance Austin Hotel

Glass Oaks Ballroom, Atrium Level (Lobby Level)
Thank you to Eastman for sponsoring the Welcome Reception.

Tuesday, November 7

NetworkingBreakfast Connections

8:30 am - 9:00 am

Welcome

9:00 am - 9:05 am

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

Keynote: Brand Disruptors

9:05 am - 11:05 am

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

Happy and Healthy Lives: The Honest Evolution
Don Frey, Chief Innovation Officer, The Honest Company
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The Evolving Role of Private Label in a Branded Retail World
Diana Sheehan, Director, Kantar Retail
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Trends for Propylene, Acrylic Acid and Super Absorbent Polymers Markets: Challenges and Opportunities in the Shale Gas Era
Steve Lewandowski, Vice President - Olefins, OMDC of Chemicals, IHS Markit
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NetworkingCoffee & Networking Break

11:05 am - 11:30 am

Thank you to Web Industries for sponsoring the Coffee Break.

Incontinence Perspectives: Consumer & Institutional

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

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

A Market Research Symphony Is Required Versus Having an Instrument Virtuoso, To Create a Winning Holistic Product Experience in Feminine Adult Incontinence
Sion Agami, Research Fellow (Feminine Care), Procter & Gamble Co.
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AI Standards - Mission Impossible or Not
Steven Gregg, Executive Director, National Association For Continence
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LunchLunch (On Your Own)

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

NetworkingCoffee & Networking Break

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Incontinence Perspectives: Product & Positioning Opportunities

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Moderator: Jim Robinson, Technical Specialist, BASF Corporation

Challenges, Strategies and Successes for Continence Care in the UK
Tracy Stewart, Director General, AHPMA (Absorbent Hygiene Manufacturers Association)
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Global Markets for Adult Incontinence Products: 2016 – 2030
Janet O'Regan, Director, Nonwovens Marketing, Cotton Incorporated
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New to The World Incontinence Product: Technology, Tenets and Tools
Tom Wilson, Managing Partner, CenterBrain Partners, Inc.
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NetworkingCoffee & Networking Break

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Diapers: Smart & Sustainable

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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

Everyday Monitoring of Incontinence Products: A New, Disruptive Technology
Peter Curran, Chief Technology Officer, Simavita
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Leading the Upcycling of Absorbent Hygiene Products
Ioannis Hatzopoulos, Global Baby Care Sustainability Communications, The Procter & Gamble Company
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HYGIENIX Innovation Award™ Presentations

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Moderator: Jeff Willis, Principal, Nonwovens By Design

RISE Innovation Award The INDA Hygienix™ Innovation Award will recognize innovation in hygiene areas such as: consumer or institutional end products, end product components, or fabrication techniques that use nonwoven fabrics in a way that expands the usage of nonwovens.

Each finalist will give a 10-minute presentation, with attendees casting their votes afterward. The Hygienix Innovation Award™ Winner Announcement will be announced Thursday, November 9, at 12:00 pm.

Alyne Protective UnderwearALYNE™ Protective Underwear
5:00 pm – 5:10 pm
Joseph C. Howard, President and CMO, Advanced Absorbent Technologies, LLC

Huggies Little SnugglersHuggies® Little Snugglers® Nano Preemie Diaper
5:10 pm – 5:20 pm
Angela Johnson, Scientist, Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Pampers Preemie Swaddlers
Pampers® Preemie Swaddlers Size P-3 Diaper

5:20 pm – 5:30 pm
Amy Talley, Senior Scientist (Baby Care), The Procter & Gamble Company


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Lifetime Technical Achievement Award Presentation

5:30 pm - 5:40 pm

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

Tabletop Reception - Tuesday

5:40 pm - 7:00 pm

Dining with Industry Thought Leaders

7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Robert Dillard, Group VP, Strategy And Innovation, Domtar Personal Care
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Ioannis Hatzopoulos, Global Baby Care Sustainability Communications, The Procter & Gamble Company
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Rachel Braun Scherl, Managing Partner, Entrepreneur, SPARK Solutions For Growth
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Tracy Stewart, Director General, AHPMA (Absorbent Hygiene Manufacturers Association)
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Aman Kulshrestha, Principal Scientist, NatureWorks LLC
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Eamonn Tighe, European Fibers Business Development, NatureWorks LLC
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Robert Green, Director of Fibers & Nonwovens, NatureWorks LLC
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Wednesday, November 8

NetworkingBreakfast Connections

8:30 am - 9:00 am

Feminine Hygiene Disruptors

9:00 am - 10:15 am

Moderator: Heidi Beatty, Project Manager Consultant, Crown Abbey, LLC

Finding Opportunities for Growth in Female Health and Wellness
Rachel Braun Scherl, Managing Partner, Entrepreneur, SPARK Solutions For Growth
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THINX: Social Innovation Through Product, Brand and Impact
Shama Amalean, Chief Operating Officer, THINX
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Feminine Hygiene - A View From the Front Lines
Alyssa Dweck, MS, MD, FACOG, Obstetrics & Gynecology, CareMount Medical
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Lunapads - A Commentary on 21st Century Period Culture
Suzanne Siemens, Co-Founder, Lunapads International Ltd.
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NetworkingCoffee & Networking Break

10:15 am - 10:45 am

Performance & Economics of Thinner Diapers

10:45 am - 12:00 pm

Moderator: Donald Sheldon, Principal And Chief Technology Officer, Advanced Absorbent Technologies, LLC

The Quest for the Perfect Pulpless Absorbent Product
Donald Sheldon, Principal And Chief Technology Officer, Advanced Absorbent Technologies, LLC
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Fluffless Diaper Concepts
Jim Robinson, Technical Specialist, BASF Corporation
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Thinner Baby Diapers - Need for Improved Acquisition Layers
Bruce Harding, Ph.D., Sr. Director Research And Development , Georgia-Pacific Nonwovens
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LunchLunch (On Your Own)

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

NetworkingCoffee & Networking Break

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Cutting Edge Approaches to Odor Control

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Moderator: John Howell, Director, Business Development Nonwovens NA, Henkel Corporation

State of the Art of Odor Testing with a Special Focus on the Hygiene Industry
Nathalie Nibbe, Senior Consultant, Olfasense GmbH
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The Nose Knows: Using the Human Nose to Detect Product Odor in Disposable Hygiene
Darius Deak, Global Director of R&D, Bostik, Inc.
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Making Sense of Odor Measurement for Better Product Designs
Michael McGinley, Laboratory Director, St. Croix Sensory, Inc.
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Laura Kiely, Senior Applications Engineer, H.B. Fuller
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NetworkingCoffee & Networking Break

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Game Changers: Machine & Technology Developments

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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

Exploring the Impact of New Generation Nonwoven Technologies On the Global Hygiene Industry
Pricie Hanna, Managing Partner, Price Hanna Consultants LLC
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Smart, Digital, Connected Hygiene Converting Lines
Paolo Ocleppo, Segment Manager, Sandvik Hyperion
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Lifetime Service Award Presentation

5:00 pm - 5:10 pm

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

Tabletop Reception - Wednesday

5:10 pm - 6:30 pm

Thursday, November 9

NetworkingBreakfast Connections

8:30 am - 9:00 am

Game Changers: Retail & Demographic Groundswells

9:00 am - 10:30 am

Moderator: Matthew O'Sickey, Senior Global Product Manager, Tredegar Corporation

Why E-Commerce Won't Replace All Retail Stores
James Smith, Ph.D., Chief Economist, EconForecaster LLC
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Millennials Growing Up and Boomers Growing Older: Absorbent Hygiene Products in a Changing Population
Karen Fingerman, Professor, University Of Texas At Austin
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NetworkingCoffee & Networking Break

10:30 am - 10:45 am

Material Science Developments in AHP

10:45 am - 12:00 pm

Moderator: Morris Collins, Member Relations Director, INDA

New Test to Evaluate the Effectiveness of a Diaper’s Core System
Michael Mitchell, Principal Research Scientist, BASF Corporation
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Biobased SAP for Disposable Hygiene Applications
Scott Bolin, Chief Executive Officer, Tethis
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Skin Health benefits of Ingeo PLA Fibers - Hygiene & Beyond
Aman Kulshrestha, Principal Scientist, NatureWorks LLC
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Eamonn Tighe, European Fibers Business Development, NatureWorks LLC
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HYGIENIX Innovation Award™ Winner Announcement

12:00 pm - 12:15 pm

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





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