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Monday, June 12, 2017

WIPES Academy

WIPES Academy
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Rob Johnson, PE, Principal, Smith, Johnson & Associates Learn More >>

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.

Welcome Reception at Grand Ole Opry House

Welcome Reception

6:45 pm - 8:30 pm

Grand Ole Opry House

It's the home of the shows that made country music famous! Enjoy new country music while you connect with new industry peers and customers.

Enjoy a sumptuous two-hour Moonshiner reception – it's a fun experience where you can "sop your gravy" and "fry your taters" with a taste of Tennessee delicacies.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

WIPES Academy
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Rob Johnson, PE, Principal, Smith, Johnson & Associates
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Breakfast NetworkingBreakfast Connections - Tues AM

8:30 am - 9:00 am

Start your day with a Continental breakfast and face-to-face engagements with customers, colleagues, and peers. INDA's staff can help make any introductions you need.


Welcome

9:00 am - 9:05 am

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

Welcome
Sustainability

The Unfixed Nature of Sustainability

9:05 am - 10:30 am

Moderator: Carole Mars, Research Manager, The Sustainability Consortium

The Unfixed Nature of Sustainability

Sustainability Panel - Jane Collier
Jane Collier, Sr. Manager, Global Sourcing, Walgreens
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Sustainability Panel - Anu Heinonen
Anu Heinonen, VP, Communications And IR, Suominen
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Sustainability Panel - Carole Mars
Carole Mars, Research Manager, The Sustainability Consortium
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Sustainability Panel - Jacquelyn Pohl
Jacquelyn Pohl, Research and Development Chemist, Burt's Bees
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Sustainability Panel - Nick Santoleri
Nicholas Santoleri, VP Of Manufacturing And Strategic Sourcing, Rockline Industries
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Sustainability Panel - Annie Weisbrod
Annie Weisbrod, Principal Scientist, The Procter & Gamble Company
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NetworkingCoffee & Networking Break

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Coffee & Networking - Tues AM

Natural Opportunities

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Moderator: Laura Steinbacher, Sr. Product Manager, Rockline Industries

Natural Opportunities

Rethinking Polymers – A Circular Economy Perspective
Steve Davies, Director - Communications & Public Affairs, NatureWorks LLC
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An Emerging Market with Natural Opportunities: Cosmetic Face Masks and Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters
Tiffany Oliphant, Director Of Clinical Services, Floratech
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LunchLunch (On Your Own)

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Lunch - Tuesday

NetworkingCoffee & Networking Break

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Coffee & Networking - Tues PM
Market trends

Todays Consumers: Insights and Market Measures

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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

Todays Consumers: Insights and Market Measures

Marketing Across Generations: Is it Psychological or Generational?
Kit Yarrow, Professor Emeritus, Golden Gate University
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Global Wipes Marketplace: Trends, Challenges and Opportunities in Retail and Institutional Settings
Svetlana Uduslivaia, Head Of Tissue & Hygiene Industry, Euromonitor International
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NetworkingCoffee & Networking Break

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Coffee & Networking - Tues PM II
Regulations

Regulating Government Affairs

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Moderator: Brad Van Pay, National Account Manager, Georgia-Pacific Nonwovens Group

Regulating Government Affairs

Government Affairs Update
Jessica Franken, Director of Government, INDA, Association of the Nonwovens Fabrics Industry
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The North American Wipes Market... What's Going On?
Brad Kalil, Director Of Market Research And Statistics, INDA, Association Of The Nonwoven Fabrics Industry
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World of Wipes Innovation Award® Presentations

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Moderator: Jeff Willis, Principal, Nonwovens By Design

World of Wipes Innovation Award

The World of Wipes Innovation Award recognizes the product that both expands the use of nonwovens and demonstrates creativity, novelty, uniqueness and technical sophistication. Nominated products come from within the entire nonwoven wipes value chain.

Each finalist will give a 10-minute presentation, with attendees casting their votes afterward.  The recipient of the 2017 World of Wipes Innovation Award will be announced Thursday, June 15 at 11:30 am.

The companies in the running for the prestigious award presented annually by INDA are:

  • Berry Plastics' Chicopee® Microfiber Floor Care System
  • Elsner Engineering's Glueless Tail Tie for rolled wipes
  • Kimberly-Clark Corporation's Huggies® Natural Care Extra Sensitive Baby Wipes

Learn More About our Finalists »


NetworkingTabletop Displays and Reception
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Get in front of wipe leaders, innovators, and prospective customers from all over the world. You won't just meet potential clients. You'll meet potential collaborators.

A World of Wipes® tabletop display has proven to be one of the most cost effective ways to reach over 400 key decision makers in one place at one time to promote your brand, your products, and yourself.

Tabletop displays are limited.
Please reserve your space quickly.


Dine With Industry Thought Leaders

7:30 p.m.
Separate Fee - $150 - 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

Eight 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.

Dining with Industry Thought Leaders

Kit Yarrow, Professor Emeritus, Golden Gate University
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Douglas Dowdell, President-Nonwovens, Georgia-Pacific Nonwovens LLC
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Carole Mars, Research Manager, The Sustainability Consortium
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Annie Weisbrod, Principal Scientist, The Procter & Gamble Company
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Nicholas Santoleri, VP Of Manufacturing And Strategic Sourcing, Rockline Industries
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Steve Davies, Director - Communications & Public Affairs, NatureWorks LLC
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Jane Collier, Sr. Manager, Global Sourcing, Walgreens
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Martin Mikkelsen, CEO, Jacob Holm & Sons AG
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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Breakfast NetworkingBreakfast Connections - Wed AM

8:00 am - 8:30 am


Breakfast Connections - Wed AM
Technology

Material Science That Advances Wipes

8:30 am - 10:30 am

Moderator: Kyra Dorsey, Product Development Manager, Suominen

Material Science That Advances Wipes

The Need for Speed - Changing Times for Dispersible Products
Janet Hargette, Manager, Product Development, Jacob Holm
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Is Carding Technology and Its Possibilities Exhausted?
Oliver Doering, Area Sales Manager, Truetzschler Nonwoven GmbH
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The Selection and Testing of Antimicrobial Products for Nonwoven Substrates
Dave Klein, Vice President Of Science And Technology, Thomson Research Associates
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Biodegradability of Wood-based Cellulose Fibers
Wolfgang Plasser, Vice President Global Business Management Nonwovens, Lenzing AG
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Biodegradability of Wood-based Cellulose Fibers
Shayda Rahbaran, Ph.D., BD Manager Wipes, Lenzing AG
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NetworkingCoffee & Networking Break

10:40 am - 11:10 am

Coffee & Networking - Wed AM
Sustainability

Material Science Advancements in Sustainability

11:10 am - 12:00 pm

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

Material Science Advancements in Sustainability

Sustainability Considerations for the Hard Surface Wipes Life-Cycle
Elisa Calimano, Product R&D, The Clorox Company
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Sustainability... That's How We Roll
Jacquelyn Pohl, Research and Development Chemist, Burt's Bees
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LunchLunch (On Your Own)

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Lunch - Wednesday

NetworkingCoffee & Networking Break

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Coffee & Networking - Wed PM

Staying Ahead of Environmental Hot Spots

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Moderator: Michael Sherman, National Sales Manager, PDI, Inc./Nice Pak

Staying Ahead of Environmental Hot Spots

Navigating “Deregulation” in the Regulated Environment
Dawn Rubel, VP Of Quality And Regulatory Affairs, Nice-Pak/PDI
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Preserving Preservatives
Phil Hindley, Head, Global Marketing Preservation, Lonza
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Regulatory Challenges for Wipes in the European Union
Anna Gergely, Ph.D., Director, EHS Regulatory, Steptoe & Johnson LLC
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NetworkingCoffee & Networking Break

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Coffee & Networking - Wed PM II
Innovation

The Challenges of Product Claims

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Moderator: James Beaty, Sales Manager, Suominen Corporation

The Challenges of Product Claims

"Fact or Frictionless:" What's On Your Table & Digital Devices?
Matthew Schiering, VP General Manager, Sani Professional
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How to Define, Validate and Verify Claims - Questions Every Retailer and Consumer Should Ask
Alan Perlman, Business Development Director - Consumer Products & Retailer, NSF International
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Marketing Claims: Hot Topics from Regulatory Requirements to Litigation Avoidance
Angela Diesch, Managing Partner, Diesch Forrest APC
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Tabletop Reception - Wednesday

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Tabletop Reception - Wednesday

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Breakfast NetworkingBreakfast Connections - Thurs AM

8:30 am - 9:00 am


Breakfast Connections - Thurs AM
flushability

Flushability News, Views and Fake News

9:00 am - 11:30 am

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

Flushability News, Views and Fake News

Flushability News, Views and Fake News
Dave Rousse, President, INDA, Association Of The Nonwoven Fabrics Industry
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The Messaging Battles on Wipes
Richard Palmer, President, Nehemiah Manufacturing Company
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The INDA/EDANA Code Has Been Updated!
Dave Deising, Director of Product Management, Rockline Industries
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Flushability in Europe — An Update
Pierre Conrath, External Relations & Sustainability Director, EDANA
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Flushability Testing: ISO and GD4
James Loftus, Director Of Education And Technical Affairs, INDA, Association Of The Nonwoven Fabrics Industry
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Announcing the World of Wipes Innovation Award® Winner

11:30 am - 11:45 am

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

Announcing the World of Wipes Innovation Award® Winner

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