Conference Schedule

Monday, June 15

WIPES Academy
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Moderator: Rob Johnson, PE, Principal, Smith, Johnson & Associates

From wipes design and production to cost implications and packaging, the two-day WIPES Academy is centered on every facet of the multibillion dollar wipes product and marketing sector­ from raw materials, converting, wet and dry wipes to medical, industrial, and consumer wipes. The course is essential for technical and management professionals interested in learning the research, development, and manufacturing of wipes.
Pre-registration is required.

Rob Johnson, PE, wipes industry expert, has more than 35 years' experience in nonwovens and related products and holds BS and MS degrees in mechanical engineering.

Please note: Applicants are recommended to have completed the INDA Elementary Nonwovens Training Course or have two to four years' experience in nonwovens. Seating is limited.

Tuesday, June 16

WIPES Academy
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Moderator: Rob Johnson, PE, Principal, Smith, Johnson & Associates


Welcome Reception
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Whiskey Blue
3377 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30326


Connect. Mingle and kick off WOW2015 with your industry colleagues while enjoying magnificent views of Buckhead, delectable light bites, and cocktails at the complimentary welcome reception. RSVP required.


Thank you to Kimberly-Clark Professional Partnership Products, for sponsoring the Welcome Reception along with INDA.

 

Wednesday, June 17

Consumer and Industrial Wipe Markets

8:30 a.m. – 12:35 p.m.
Moderator: James Beaty, Key Account Manager, Suominen Corporation

Game Changers
Carman Allison, Vice-President of Consumer Insights, Nielsen Inc.
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Adult Makeup Remover Wipes-What's Hot & What's Not
Desiree Dowe, Senior Brand Marketing Manager, Global Skincare Neutrogena, Johnson & Johnson Consumer and Personal Care
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Insights into the Wipe Industry
Saara Soderberg, Vice President, Marketing And Product Development, Suominen Corporation 
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Nothing Generic About It
Tom Flicker, Principal Product Engineer PD& D, Target Corporation
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NetworkingCoffee & Networking Break
10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Government Affairs Update
Jessica Franken, Director of Government, INDA, Association of the Nonwovens Fabrics Industry
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The North American Wipes Market: Facts and Data
Brad Kalil, Director Of Market Research And Statistics, INDA, Association Of The Nonwoven Fabrics Industry
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Specialty Materials for Industrial Wipes for the Changing Industrial World
Al Dietz, Vice President & Chief Technology Officer,Strategy & Business Development, Polymer Group, Inc.
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LunchLunch (on your own)
12:35 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.


Lotions & Potions

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Moderator: Rob Johnson, PE, Principal, Smith, Johnson & Associates

Natural Ingredient's Role in Today's Consumer Products
Mark Sysler, Business Manager And VP Of Sales, Bio-Botanica
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The Scent of Success: Understanding the Role of Fragrance in Consumer Products
Zahid Sharif, Senior Project Manager, Rockline Industries
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NetworkingCoffee & Networking Break
3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

The Preservation Maze
Andress Johnson, Technical Manager-Personal Care & Household, Thor Specialties, Inc.
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Preservation Concepts for Modern Wet Wipe Formulation
Bernd Heinken, Head Of Technical Support-Special Additives Int'l, Schulke & Mayr GmbH
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Challenges in Wet Wipe Preservation
Dolores Shaw, Senior Microbiologist, Dow Chemical Company
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Tabletop EventTabletop Event & Reception
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
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Thursday, June 18

Substrates

8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Moderator:  Nicholas Santoleri, Vice President Of Operations, Rockline Industries

We Are Never Ever Ever Getting Back Together: Emerging Technologies for a Dispersible Future
Richard Knowlson, Vice President Product Development, Jacob Holm Industries (America)
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Innovation Magic: How to Improve Your Triple Bottom Line with Textile Waste Streaming
Paul Serbiak, Managing Partner, Pure Sustainable Product Technologies
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Hybrid Green Nonwoven Substrate for Wipe Applications
Mohammad Hassan, Nonwovens & Polymer Scientist, Biax-Fiberfilm Corporation
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NetworkingCoffee & Networking
9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Characterization of Wetlaid Nonwovens
Pramod Shanbhag, Product Development Manager, Suominen Corporation
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Larry Kinn
, Vice President Of Operations, Americas, Suominen Corporation
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Next Generation Fibers for Wipes
Tarun Jagga, General Manager - Nonwovens Business, Reliance Industries Ltd.
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Novel Flushable NW Technology – from Idea to technology
Asaf Izraely, VP R&D and Technologies, Albaad Corporation
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World of Wipes Innovation Award™ PresentationsWorld of Wipes Innovation Award
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Moderator Jim Loftus, Director of Education and Technical Affairs, INDA

Join us as we announce the winner of the prestigious World of Wipes Innovation Award™. Attendees select the winner among finalists who most expands the usage of nonwovens and demonstrates advancements in one or more categories, including creativity, novelty of approach, uniqueness, and technical sophistication.

WOW Innovation Award Finalists


LunchLunch (on your own)
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.


Wipe Opportunities: Pathogen Prevention

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Moderator: Michael Sherman, Sales Manager, PDI, Inc.

Infectious Threats: Lessons Learned About Prevention and Preparation
Hudson Garrett, Jr., Vice President, Clinical Affairs, PDI and Nice Pak
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Lessons Learned from Ebola about Public Health Preparedness
Abbigail Tumpey, MPH, CHES, Centers For Disease Control
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Emerging Pathogens & Viral Outbreaks: How to Address Market Demands with Hard Surface Disinfectant Wipes
Hans Hummel, Global Marketing Manager, Hygiene & Preservation - Marketing, Lonza Inc.
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NetworkingCoffee & Networking
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Cleaning Industry End-User Challenges and How Channel Partners Can Help 
Priya Ponnuswamy, Marketing Manager, ISSA
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Wet Wipes Flexible Packaging that WOWs!
Michael Benthein, Principal Development Engineer, Bemis Company, Inc.
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Tabletop EventTabletop Event & Reception
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
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Dine with Thought LeadersDine With Industry Thought Leaders

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

A major reason businesses send their employees to INDA conferences & events is to market their products and services. Dining with industry thought leaders provides an opportunity for WOW attendees to meet with decision-makers from select areas of the value chain to learn about what is trending, fading and on the horizon. Learn what these decision makers are currently watching, buying or simply interested in learning more about. It's an excellent marketing and direct sales event for business owners, sales and marketing professionals, and business development staff.

 

How Dine with Industry Thought Leaders Works

Key individuals with decision-making wipes power will host a table beginning at 7:30 p.m. at various restaurants across Atlanta. The decision-makers are from major market segments and will provide thought-provoking, stimulating conversation in an informal atmosphere.

  • Thomas Weigert, Application Technologist, Trutzschler Nonwovens
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  • Kai Poehler, Senior Application Manager, Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG
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  • Nicholas Santoleri, VP Of Manufacturing And Strategic Sourcing, Rockline Industries
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  • Paul Marold, Chief Operating Officer, Sontara
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  • Hudson Garrett, Vice President, Clinical Affairs, PDI and Nice Pak
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  • Tom Flicker, Principal Product Engineer PD& D, Target Corporation
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  • Abby Bailey, Marketing and Communications Director, EDANA
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Friday, June 19

NetworkingNetworking Breakfast
7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Make your next business introduction over breakfast. Start your day with a hot breakfast buffet and meet your potential new customers.

Flushable Wipes - Update

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Moderator: Jan O'Regan, Director, Strategic Initiatives, Cotton Incorporated

Flushability: The Many Moving Pieces and How They Fit Together
Dave Rousse, President, INDA, Association Of The Nonwoven Fabrics Industry
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The ISO Process and Progress Update
Michael Paschka, PE, Engineer, The Procter & Gamble Co.
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Wastewater Perspective on GD3/GD4 Issues
Rob Villee, Executive Director, Plainfield Area Regional Sewerage Authority
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Flushability from the European Point of View
Abby Bailey, Marketing and Communications Director, EDANA 
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World of Wipes Innovation Award™ - Where Are They Now?

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Moderator: Jeff Willis, Principal, Nonwovens By Design

Where Are They Now? World of Wipes Innovation Award™ Winners—Adventures in Stardom
Karen Bitz-McIntyre, Editor, Nonwovens Industry Magazine
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World of Wipes Innovation Award™ Announcement

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Award announcementJoin us as we announce the winner of the prestigious World of Wipes Innovation Award™. Attendees select the winner from the finalists that most expands the usage of nonwovens and demonstrates advancements in one or more categories including creativity, novelty of approach, uniqueness, and technical sophistication.



WOW Rewards
10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Stay and win! Remain a few extra minutes after the close of WOW2015 to see if you might have won a GoPro HERO4 Silver high-definition personal camera with built-in touch display for fast-action video photography. Compact, lightweight, rugged, waterproof, wearable, or mountable on vehicles or bicycles—it could be yours.

 

 

PROGRAM-AT-A-GLANCE
Monday, June 15
   9:00 am –  5:00 pm
WIPES Academy
Tuesday, June 16
   9:00 am –  5:00 pm
WIPES Academy
   6:30 pm –  8:30 pm Welcome Reception
Wednesday, June 17
  8:00 am –   6:00 pm Registration
  9:00 am – 12:00 pm WOW Conference      
10:00 am – 10:30 am Coffee & Networking Break
12:00 pm –   2:00 pm Lunch (on your own)
  2:00 pm –   5:00 pm WOW Conference  
  3:00 pm –   3:30 pm Coffee & Networking Break 
  5:00 pm –   7:00 pm Tabletop Display & Reception
Thursday, June 18
  8:00 am –   6:00 pm Registration
 8:00 am –  11:00 am WOW Conference   
  9:30 am – 10:00 am Coffee & Networking Break
11:00 am – 12:00 pm World of Wipes Innovation Award™ Presentations
12:00 pm –  2:00 pm Lunch (on your own)
  2:00 pm –   5:00 pm WOW Conference   
  3:30 pm –   4:00 pm Coffee & Networking Break 
  5:00 pm –   7:00 pm Tabletop Event & Reception
  7:30 pm Dine With Industry
Thought Leaders

(Space is limited to
first 36 people
- Dinner is at your
own expense)
Friday, June 19
  7:00 am –   8:00 am Networking Breakfast
  8:00 am – 10:30 am WOW Conference 
10:30 am – 10:45 am World of Wipes Innovation Award™ Winner
10:45 am – 11:00 am WOW Rewards