Conference Schedule

Monday, June 6, 2016

WIPES Academy
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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

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WIPES AcademyFrom 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.

 

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

WIPES Academy
9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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

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WIPES Academy registrants who have also registered for the World of Wipes® (WOW) International Conference will receive complimentary transportation to the Sheraton Grand Hotel Tuesday, June 7 at class conclusion.

New Attendee Reception

5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Kimberly ClarkWelcome Reception sponsored by Kimberly-Clark

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Ivy Room
12 E Ohio St # 100,
Chicago, IL 60611

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

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

Keynotes & Key Market Insights I

9:05 am - 10:30 am

Moderator: James Beaty, Sales Manager, Suominen Corporation

Walmart's US Manufacturing Initiative
Joe Quinn, Senior Director, Public Affairs And Government Relations, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
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The Essence of Crisis Preparedness - What you need to know
Doug Petkus, SVP, Corporate Practice, Ketchum
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NetworkingCoffee & Networking
10:30 am - 11:00 am

Keynotes & Key Market Insights II

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Moderator: James Beaty, Sales Manager, Suominen Corporation

The North American Wipes Market
Brad Kalil, Director Of Market Research And Statistics, INDA, Association Of The Nonwoven Fabrics Industry
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Government Affairs Update
Jessica Franken, Director of Government, INDA, Association of the Nonwovens Fabrics Industry
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Speed Networking Luncheon (Registration Required)
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Meet more people in two hours than you ever thought possible. Speed Networking is efficient, face-to-face engagement at its best. Similar to "speed dating", this luncheon event enables participants to meet new customers, colleagues, and peers through one-on-one focused conversations lasting 3 minutes. 

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Pre-registration required. $100 separate fee.


NetworkingCoffee & Networking
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Flushability: Updates & Perspectives

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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

Progress through Collaboration but Issues Remain
Dave Rousse, President, INDA, Association Of The Nonwoven Fabrics Industry
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The Wastewater Sector Perspective: State of the Flush!
Claudio Ternieden, Director of Government Affairs, Water Environment Federation
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Relevance and Impact of an International Standard on Flushable Products
Chris Bell, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, LLP
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NetworkingCoffee & Networking
3:30 pm - 4:15 pm


orld of Wipes Innovation Award

Prime Time: World of Wipes Innovation Award® Presentations

4:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Moderator: James Loftus, Director Of Education And Technical Affairs, INDA, Association Of The Nonwoven Fabrics Industry

The DUDE Products Story - How the WOW Innovation Award Translated to a Mark Cuban Investment and More
Sean Riley, CED, Dude Products Inc.
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The World of Wipes Innovation Award® will recognize and reward innovation within the entire wipes value chain that utilizes 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 recipient of the 2016 World of Wipes Innovation Award will be announced Friday, June 10 at 10:45 am

The finalists are:

  • Kimberly-Clark Corporation: Kleenex Facial Cleansing Wipes
  • Kyser Musical Products: Kyser Cleaning Wipes
  • Tec Laboratories: Tecnu Bites & Stings Medicated Itch & Pain Relief Wipes

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NetworkingTabletop Displays and Reception
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Meet customers, suppliers, and make new contacts during two nights of tabletop displays, with relaxed, informal receptions and a sumptuous buffet of hors d'oeuvres and carving stations.

Dine with Thought LeadersDine With Industry Thought Leaders

7:30 p.m.
Separate Fee - $100 - 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

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

 

  • Douglas Dowdell, President-Nonwovens, Georgia-Pacific Nonwovens LLC
     
  • Phillip Mango, President, Phillip Mango Consulting, LLC
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  • Randall Morgan, Sr. Research Scientist, Kimberly-Clark Corporation
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  • Doug Petkus, SVP, Corporate Practice, Ketchum
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  • Karen Ramm, Technical Director, Accuratus Lab Services
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  • Sean Riley, CED, Dude Products Inc.
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  • Dawn Rubel, VP Of Quality And Regulatory Affairs, Nice-Pak/PDI
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  • Claudio Ternieden, Director of Government Affairs, Water Environment Federation
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Thursday, June 9, 2016

NetworkingBreakfast Connections
8:30 am - 9:00 am

Industrial Wipes - Food Service, Formulations & Federal Agencies

9:00 am - 10:30 am

Moderator: Jeff Willis, Principal, Nonwovens By Design

Foodservice Towels and their Impact on Quality Assurance at Your Favorite Restaurant
Dawn Huston, Director Of Product Marketing, Wipes, Americas, AVINTIV
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Quat Co-formulations Optimized For Use With Cotton Nonwoven Disposable Wipes
Doug Hinchliffe, Research Molecular Biologist, Southern Regional Research Center (SRRC), ARS-USDA
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Efficacy Testing Requirements for Antimicrobial Single-Use Pre-Saturated Towelettes
Karen Ramm, Technical Director, Accuratus Lab Services
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NetworkingCoffee & Networking
10:30 am - 11:00 am

Panel Discussion: Navigating the Regulatory Minefield

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Moderator: Jeff Slosman, President, National Wiper Alliance Inc.

Phyllis Vitolo, Sr. Manager, R&D Microbiology, Nice-Pak/PDI
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Dawn Rubel, VP Of Quality And Regulatory Affairs, Nice-Pak/PDI
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Rhonda Jones, Owner/President/Consultant, Scientific & Regulatory Consultants, Inc. (SRC, Inc.)
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John Hebert, Branch Chief, Environmental Protection Agency
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Mark Perry, Team Leader, Environmental Protection Agency
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Lunch (on your own)
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


NetworkingCoffee & Networking
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Connecting with Consumers

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Moderator: Nicholas Santoleri, VP Of Manufacturing And Strategic Sourcing, Rockline Industries

Global Trends in Skin Care and How the Facial Wipe Market is Evolving
Vito Cataldo, NA Marketing Manager - Personal Care, Lonza Inc.
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Connecting with Consumers: Understanding the Value of Trends in New Product Development
Tara Thompson, Senior Director Of Fragrance Business Development & Fragrance Sales, Flavor & Fragrance Specialties Inc.
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NetworkingCoffee & Networking
3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

Important New Technologies

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Moderator: Kyra Dorsey, Product Manager, Suominen Nonwovens

Disinfecting Wipes: The Next Frontier for Nonwovens?
Phillip Mango, President, Phillip Mango Consulting, LLC
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Wet Wipes Converting Line: Is Two Better than One?
Guido Conio, Chief Commercial Officer, Teknoweb Converting
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NetworkingTabletop Displays and Reception
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Friday, June 10, 2016

NetworkingBreakfast Connections
8:00 am - 8:30 am

Packaging Insights & Ideas

8:30 am - 10:00 am

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

Rules and Myths about Label Bonds for Peel and Reseal Packaging
Scott Hetherton, General Manager, HFM Packaging, Ltd.
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Packaging: Past, Present and Future
Martin Johnson, Sr. Director Of Engineering & Technology, Nypro
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Recyclable Flexible Packaging for Wipes
Stacy Fields, Director on North American Packaging Solutions Team, The Dow Chemical Company
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Packaging Insights & Ideas: Roundtable Discussion

10:00 am - 10:45 am

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

Jay Roth, Regional Sales Manager, Elsner Engineering Works, Inc.
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Mark Steinbrecher, Sales Manager Nonwoven, Optima Machinery Corporation
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Carl Cucuzza, President/Managing Partner, Teknoweb NA LLC
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Announcing the World of Wipes Innovation Award® Winner
10:45 am - 10:55 am

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

PROGRAM-AT-A-GLANCE
Monday, June 6
9:00 am -5:00 pm WIPES Academy
Tuesday, June 7
9:00 am -3:30 pm WIPES Academy
5:00 pm -5:45 pm New Attendee Reception
6:00 pm -8:00 pm Welcome Reception
Wednesday, June 8
  8:00 am-  6:00 pmRegistration
8:30 am -9:00 am Breakfast Connections
9:00 am -9:05 am Welcome
9:05 am -10:30 am Keynotes & Key Market Insights I
10:30 am -11:00 am Coffee & Networking
11:00 am -12:00 pm Keynotes & Key Market Insights II
12:00 pm -2:00 pm Speed Networking Luncheon
1:30 pm -2:00 pm Coffee & Networking
2:00 pm -3:30 pm Flushability: Updates & Perspectives
3:30 pm -4:15 pm Coffee & Networking
4:15 pm -5:00 pm World of Wipes Innovation Award® Presentations
5:00 pm -7:00 pm Reception & Tabletop Event
   7:30 pm-10:00 pmDining With Industry Thought Leaders
Thursday, June 9
 8:00 am- 6:00 pmRegistration
8:30 am -9:00 am Breakfast Connections
9:00 am -10:30 am Industrial Wipes
10:30 am -11:00 am Coffee & Networking
11:00 am -12:00 pm Panel Discussion
12:00 pm -2:00 pm Lunch
1:30 pm -2:00 pm Coffee & Networking
2:00 pm -3:00 pm Connecting with Consumers
3:00 pm -3:45 pm Coffee & Networking
3:45 pm -4:45 pm Important New Technologies
5:00 pm -7:00 pm Reception & Tabletop Event
Friday, June 10
8:00 am -8:30 am Breakfast Connections
8:30 am -10:00 am Packaging Insights & Ideas
10:00 am -10:45 am Roundtable Discussion
10:45 am -10:55 am World of Wipes Innovation Award® Winner