Industry Excitement Mounts for Filtration 2015 International Conference & Exposition on Its Chicago Return


Cary, NC – Aug. 6, 2015 – Building on the excitement of the combination of the Filtration 2015 International Conference & Exposition with the INDA Nonwoven Filter Media Training Course, INDA is expecting its largest turnout for this year’s event as it returns to Chicago’s Navy Pier, Nov. 17-19.

Last year – which marked the first time the conference, expo, and training were co-located – drew 1,400 delegates and the training course sold out. Event organizer INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, expects over 1,500 delegates and exhibitors to connect at the exposition, and more than 30 delegates to attend the training.

The Conference event, one of the most important for air and water filtration professionals will provide everything needed to stay in the know about breakthroughs in the filtration industry. Key themes that will be covered include: Trends and Stats, Cutting Edge Technologies, Filtration Solutions, and Industrial Air Filtration.

Industry participants are looking forward to the event’s return to Chicago, where it is held biennially at Navy Pier, a top-visited destination along Lake Michigan in the heart of the Midwest, offering a myriad of nearby restaurants and attractions for entertaining and making connections.

“Filtration 2015 will once again deliver on its promise of ‘Pure Opportunity’ by bringing together high-quality educational program content, training, product displays and connection opportunities in one location to advance the success of filtration professionals,” said INDA President David Rousse.

Expo and Conference Details

Industry professionals will learn the latest industry intelligence from leading speakers and experts at the conference on Nov. 17. Some of the conference highlights at Filtration 2015 will include:

  • Trends and Stats – Rousse and Brad Kalil, INDA’s Director of Market Research and Statistics, will discuss North American market trends, statistics, and the impact of recent mergers and acquisitions on the industry.
  • Cutting Edge Technologies – Session includes presentations on New Developments and Future Requirements in Cabin Air Filtration by Andreas Scope, Ph.D., Manager Research and Development Cabin Air Filters, MANN+HUMMEL Innenraumfilter GmbH & Co. KG; Removing Contaminants from Water by Steven Dulin, Application Engineer, GE Water & Process Technologies; and Closing the Performance Gap between Electrospun Membrane Filter Media, Fred Lybrand, President, Elmarco, Inc.
  • Filtration Solutions – Speakers are Professor David Y. H. Pui, Ph.D., Director of the Particle Technology Laboratory and of the Center for Filtration Research at the University of Minnesota and Bruce McDonald, Principal, Bruce McDonald Consulting.
  • Industrial Air – Hear from industry leaders on the latest in clean air technology.

Some 130 exhibitors are expected from around the world. The Exposition will open starting at 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 18 and Nov. 19 with an evening reception Nov. 18.

Filtration Tech Training

Returning based on popular demand, INDA’s Nonwoven Filter Media Training Course will be held prior to the exposition, for a day and a half beginning, Nov. 17 and concluding Nov. 18 in the morning.

Led by Christine Sun, Ph.D., Principal, Filtration Technologies International, Inc., this training course presents an opportunity to discover the principles of filtration, market and technology trends, technologies, products, test standards, unmet needs, and the growing potential of filter media products.

Registration is now open for both the Filtration International Conference & Exposition and Nonwoven Filter Media Training Course, at Hotels offering special prices for attendees include W Lakeshore Chicago Hotel, DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago, Loews Chicago Hotel and Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown Lakefront.

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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