INDA Annual Meeting and Leadership Conference Features Economist Brian Beaulieu and Political Correspondent Bob Franken


Event to be Held Feb. 23-25 in Hilton Head, SC

Cary, NC. Jan. 15, 2015 – Members of INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, will hear insights from a prominent economist and political correspondent at its 2015 Annual Meeting and Leadership Conference, Feb. 23-25.

The Leadership Conference in Hilton Head, SC, will feature economist Brian Beaulieu, CEO of ITR Economics, and MSNBC political correspondent Bob Franken, an Emmy-award winning reporter. Additionally, INDA’s Director of Market Research and Statistics, Brad Kalil, and Director of Government Affairs, Jessica Franken, will lead an interactive symposium on their areas providing members opportunities to gain more awareness of their specialized interests.

The three-day event draws industry professionals from the entire nonwovens value chain for a combination of INDA’s Annual Meeting and the Leadership Conference, plus opportunities to meet and network with members at the Sea Pines Resort.

Beaulieu, a renowned speaker and author on the current economic outlook, will discuss his research on business cycle trends and how companies can apply it. He also is Chief Economist for Vistage International and TEC, global organizations comprised of more than 13,000 CEOs.

Prior to joining ITR and becoming its CEO in 1987, he was an economist for the U.S. Department of Labor, where he worked on the health care component of the Consumer Price Index.

Franken is well positioned to provide insights on this year’s new Congressional make up and an early read on the 2016 Presidential candidates. He has been reporting history’s turning points for decades, bringing millions of viewers to the front row at the world’s major news events, including wars, politics, legal, and financial stories. Recently inducted into the Society for Professional Journalists Washington Hall of Fame, he covered combat in both Iraq wars, the White House during the George W. Bush administration, the Clinton scandals, the Supreme Court, and Congress. Franken’s columns appear in major newspapers and he is a frequent commentator on MSNBC.

“INDA’s Annual Meeting & Leadership Conference presents a unique opportunity for INDA members to engage in program content that will spark their imaginations and provide new ideas to take back to their organizations,” said INDA President Dave Rousse. “It also is a time to hear about the impactful activities INDA has been involved with as well as participate in the governance of INDA. I encourage all INDA Members to get the most out of their membership and the Annual Meeting & Leadership Conference is one excellent way to maximize your ROI.”

The event also features golf at the Heron Point Pete Dye Course on Feb. 23 or an optional wine tasting; the Executive Committee meeting, Leadership Conference, Annual Business Meeting, reception, dinner, and Casino Night on Feb. 24; and Board of Directors’ Orientation and Board meeting with working lunch on Feb. 25. For registration information, visit

About INDA
INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, serves hundreds of member companies in the nonwovens/engineered fabrics industry in global commerce. Since 1968, INDA events have helped members connect, learn, innovate, and develop their businesses. INDA educational courses, market data, test methods, consultancy, and issue advocacy help members succeed by providing them the information they need to better plan and execute their business strategies. For more information, visit, or download the INDA mobile app for immediate updates.



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