OUTLOOK™ Plus Latin America Returns to Brazil in March 2017

Sao Paulo Bridge webTwo Global Nonwovens Associations Present Second Edition

Brussels, Belgium and Cary, NC, USA, 19 May, 2016 — OUTLOOK™ Plus Latin America will return to Brazil for the second edition March 7-9, with a focus on hygiene, personal care and medical nonwovens.

Organized by INDA and EDANA, a tabletop exhibition will also be offered for local and international companies to showcase their products and services.

The three-day conference will examine economic and market statistics, products, and technology intelligence for the hygiene, personal care, and medical market segments. The event will be held at the Grand Hyatt São Paulo, and hotel reservations are now open at

March 7 and 8 will focus on the latest developments in nonwovens for the Latin American and global absorbent hygiene and personal care products markets, and presenters will analyze trends in components and raw materials for those products. On March 9, additional highlights on medical nonwovens and their role in a healthy society will be addressed. Simultaneous translation in English, Portuguese, and Spanish will be provided during the conference.

“While economic forecasts for Latin America predict contracted growth in 2016, economists and business alike agree on the wealth of natural resources across the region, and a local population whose demand for, and ability to produce hygiene products, makes Latin America a key region for future growth and investment of the broader nonwovens industry.” said Pierre Wiertz, General Manager of EDANA. “With the national economies of countries like Chile, and Mexico predicted to gain momentum in 2016, the region’s diversity offers both local and international businesses opportunities for development.”

Sao Paulo by night web“OUTLOOK™ Plus Latin America provides the opportunities for members from both of our associations to better understand Latin American market needs, make valuable connections with senior leaders, showcase their products, and increase their business opportunities in this important and growing region of the world for hygiene and medical nonwovens,” said Dave Rousse, President of INDA.

Tabletop exhibitions will be held on March 7- 8, and opportunities for participants to meet and network will be offered during the conference, and to registered delegates with evening cocktail events.

The inaugural event was held in São Paulo in March 2015, and attracted more than 250 attendees with participants declaring the first-ever Latin American event a success for their businesses.

Additional information on the 2017 programme and registration will be announced shortly, and updated on the INDA and EDANA websites. ABINT, the Brazilian Technical Textiles and Nonwovens Association, is also supporting the event.



EDANA serves more than 240 companies across 36 countries in the nonwovens and related industries, helping its members to design their future. The Association’s mission is to create the foundation for sustainable growth of the nonwovens and related industries through active promotion, education and dialogue. Information about services and upcoming events can be found at

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 call 919-459-3700.

For further information, please contact:

Joan Izzo, Marketing Director, INDA
Telephone: +1 919 459 3717

Abby Bailey, Marketing and Communications Director, EDANA
Telephone: +32 2 734 93 10