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RISE Agenda Details

Tuesday, October 23

Innovative Ideas & Materials

9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Are you able to mine the internet and analyze social media comments about your products? Want to know the latest in innovative raw materials and nonwoven fabrics? After this session,you may not look at your products and your organization the same way.


Table-top Luncheon

12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

RISE Award Finalists

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Join the four RISE Durable Product Award™ finalists as they introduce their innovation to the industry. The RISE Durable Product Award will be presented to a long-life nonwoven product or product enhanced by the use of a nonwoven fabric and/or technology that is commercially sold and utilized in the consumer or industrial marketplace. Nominees were selected from various categories such as raw materials, roll goods, machinery, converting, packaging, active ingredients, binders, additives and end products. Over 15 products were nominated for this award. RISE attendees will decide which product is most deserving of the award at the evening reception.

Table-top Session

2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
The table-tops will be open during the afternoon to maximize networking and business opportunities. There will be an additional opportunity to see the table-tops during the Tuesday evening reception.

Idea Engines & Product Opportunities

3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
The “Next Big Thing”. Everyone is looking for it and everyone wants to be a part of it. Join this session and discover the latest in innovative nonwoven fabrics, managing open innovation, idea generation and product ideas.

Inventor Summit:  A Glimpse of New Nonwoven Products

Next Big thingInventionHome uses a matchmaking model concept to help inventors find new licensing opportunities. INDA has teamed with InventionHome to find four inventors within the nonwovens industry and bring their innovative ideas and business opportunities to RISE attendees.

The InventionHome business model is an effective approach for licensing inventions. "The model is simple, yet highly effective," says Russell Williams, InventionHome President. "We have worked with INDA to identify four inventors with nonwoven products ready to be licensed. These inventors are given 15 minutes to pitch their products to the companies in attendance with the ultimate goal of landing a licensing or distribution deal."


Table-top Event & Reception

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Wednesday, October 24

Advanced Materials –Session I

RISE Products8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Innovative materials and unique finishes. This session focuses on the most cutting edge ideas that could be just what your portfolio needs to take your products to the next level.

Lunch (on your own)

12:00 pm – 2:00

Sustainable Ideas & Materials

2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Sustainability has quickly become entrenched in the corporate mindset. Everyone talks about it and everyone wants to develop greener products and have sustainable practices in place. But how sustainable are your products? How do they compare to others in the industry? Are you performing Life Cycle Analysis? This session will help you get the answers you’re looking for and more.

Awards Presentations

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Gather together to learn which product RISE attendees voted as the most innovative use of a nonwoven fabric in a durable product. Then congratulate the recipients of the 2012 INDA Lifetime Technical Achievement Award and INDA Lifetime Service Award.

Thursday, October 25

diapersTechnological Advancements

8:30 am – 9:30 am
Two developing technologies with the power to fundamentally change the way you think about your web forming equipment.

Advanced Materials –Session II

9:30 am – 11:30 am
RISE sheds new light on these materials and their implications for the fields of construction and engineering.

RISE Rewards

Stay and win! Stick around a few minutes after the close of RISE 2012 to see if you won a Kindle Fire!


Program subject to change. The opinions expressed at RISE 2012 are those of the speakers and not necessarily that of INDA or its Board of Directors.

INDAAbout INDA: 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 education, global forecasts, testing standards and trend reports which provide members the information and knowledge to better plan and execute their business. Through its on-the-ground efforts in Washington DC, INDA provides members a strong voice within government on topics that affect the nonwovens industry.

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