RISE Conference October 3-6 2011


Comprehensive Program-At-A-Glance

Special Sessions Conference Sessions
Monday, October 3 Tuesday, October 4 Wednesday, October 5 Thursday, October 6
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
7:00 am – 5:30 pm
7:30 am – 5:00 pm
7:30 am – 3:30 pm

Master Class and Specialized Workshops:
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Master Class: INNER BEAUTY-Designing Auto Interiors for Consumer Satisfaction
(By invitation only)

Workshop I:
TURNING GREEN-Product Design with Green in Mind

Workshop II:
THE INVISIBLE ELEMENT - A Practical Guide for Sustaining Innovation

Breakfast & RISE Award Finalists’ Presentations
8:00 am – 9:00 am

Conference Sessions:
9:30 am – 5:30 pm

RISE Table-top Display & Reception
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

INDA Hospitality Suite
9:30 pm – 11:00

RISE Durable Product & Lifetime Achievement Awards Presentation
8:00 am – 9:00 am

Conference Sessions:
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Speed Networking
(Separate Fee)

12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Conference Sessions:
2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

RISE Table-top Display & Reception
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

INDA Hospitality Suite
9:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Conference Sessions:
8:00 am – 3:30 pm

RISE Rewards
3:30 pm – 3:45 pm

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RISE Durable Products Award

The first ever RISE Durable Product Award will be presented to a durable product using nonwoven fabric and technology that is commercially available and utilized in the consumer or industrial marketplace. Various categories such as raw materials, roll goods, converting, packaging, active ingredients, binders, additives and end products will be considered for nominations. Finalists will present their innovations to the industry at RISE 2011. The winner will be selected by RISE attendees and announced on the morning of October 5, 2011. For the list of nominated products see our Awards Page

Conferences Are Great…
Conversations Are Better.

Begin networking within the industry before you even leave the office. RISE is the only nonwoven conference with a dedicated and private social networking site for you to reach out and connect with the industry before you even pick up your badge. Start conversations. Arrange meetings. Collaborate on a whole new level. RISE attendees who pre-register for the conference will be provided with a private link.

Reserve your Table-Top

Table-Top Displays/Reception

Create new business opportunities and more at the RISE 2011 Table-Top Display and Reception. Connect with suppliers showcasing their products over hors d’oeuvres and beverages. Reserve your display space today. Contact Tracey Bailey, (919) 233-1210 ext. 129, tbailey@inda.org.
Download Table-Top Reservation Form

About INDA

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INDA is the leading global association of the nonwoven fabrics industry. Since 1968, INDA has provided a variety of industry focused networking events to help members increase sales and market share. INDA is the nonwoven industry’s premier source for market leading data, global forecasts, testing standards and trend reports which provide members the information to better plan and execute their business. Through it’s on the ground efforts in Washington, DC, INDA provides members a strong voice within government on topics that affect the nonwovens industry. Learn more at www.inda.org.

RISE 2011 Conference Committee

Many thanks to the RISE Conference Committee for their commitment and leadership in developing the
RISE program. These outstanding individuals gave their time, expertise and insights to make RISE a success.

  • Vicki Barbur, Cardinal Health, Inc.
  • Jeffrey Bassett, Fi-Tech, Inc.
  • Patricia Brown, BASF Corporation
  • Mike Budai, ITW Dynatec
  • Morris Collins, RKW US, Inc.
  • Robert Dale, PGI
  • Thomas Daugherty, The Procter & Gamble Company
  • William Ferry, ExxonMobil Chemical Company
  • Thomas Kaiser, Associated Hygienic Products LLC
  • James Loftus, Owens Corning
  • Robert Lovegrove, Eastman Chemical Company
  • Janet O’Regan, Cotton Incorporated
  • Joseph Wahlquist, Rockline Industries
  • Jeff Willis, Texel, Inc.
  • Stefanie Zeldin, Martex Fiber Southern Corporation