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JUNE 24 - 27, 2019
The Westin Peachtree Plaza
Atlanta, Georgia
 #wipes17@wipescon

Conference Schedule

Monday, June 24

WIPES Academy

WIPES Academy

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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

Separate registration fee. Pre-registration is required.

Monday, June 24

Welcome Reception

Welcome Reception

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

THE COMMERCE CLUB

191 Peachtree St. NE 49th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30303 

www.thecommerceclubatlanta.com

Tuesday, June 25

WIPES Academy

8:00 am - 1:00 pm

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

Breakfast Connections
8:30 am - 9:00 am

Start your day with a continental breakfast each morning before the conference and engage face-to-face connections with your customers, business prospects and peers. INDA’s staff can help make any introductions you need – just ask us.

Welcome

9:00 am - 9:05 am

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

Consumer Trade & Trends - Amazon, Politics and Globalization I

9:05 am - 10:15 am

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

The North American Nonwoven Wipes Market… Where is it Heading?
Brad Kalil, Director Of Market Research And Statistics, INDA
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Real News in Global Nonwovens Trade and Tariffs
Jessica Franken, Director of Government, INDA, Association of the Nonwovens Fabrics Industry
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Networking

Coffee & Networking Break
10:15 am - 10:45 am

Consumer Trade & Trends - Amazon, Politics and Globalization II

10:45 am - 12:15 pm

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

How to Navigate the Amazon Jungle
Richard Palmer, President, Nehemiah Manufacturing Company
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Global Market for Baby Care Today and Tomorrow
Janet O'Regan, Director, Nonwovens Marketing, Cotton Incorporated
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Market Development of Sheet Masks in Asia
Eric Mak, VP, Marketing, Nox Bellow Cosmetics Company Limited
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Lunch

Lunch (On Your Own)
12:15 pm - 2:00 pm

Networking

Coffee & Networking Break
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Sustainable & Transparent Formulations for Home & Personal Care Products

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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

Driving the Market through Ingredient Transparency
Nicole Acevedo, Ph.D., Founder & CEO, Elavo Mundi Solutions, LLC
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Building Consumer Trust Through Transparency, the SmartLabel® Journey
Jim Flannery, CEO, SummitVentures LLC
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Infection Protection

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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

Industrial Wipes: Market Driven Innovations
Paul Harmon, VP of Product Development & Product Marketing - HHS, Berry Global
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Data Driven Infection Protection
Rick Morgan, Global Marketing Director - Infection Prevention, Diversey, Inc.
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The Role of Cleaning and Disinfection of the Environment in Reducing Healthcare-Associated Infections
Keith St. John, Vice President, Clinical Affairs, PDI Healthcare
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2019 World of Wipes Innovation Award® Presentations

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

World of Wipes Innovation AwardThe World of Wipes Innovation Award® recognizes and rewards innovation within the entire wipes value chain that utilizes nonwoven fabric/technology in a way that expands the usage of nonwovens. Presented annually at the World of Wipes (WOW®) International Conference, eligible categories include, but are not limited to: raw materials, roll goods, converting, packaging, active ingredients, binders, additives and end-use products. Each finalist will give a 10-minute presentation, with attendees casting their votes afterward. The recipient of the 2019 World of Wipes Innovation Award® will be announced Thursday, June 27 at 11:00 am. The companies in the running for the prestigious award presented annually by INDA are:

  • Kelheim Fibres GmbH’s Danufil® QR Fibres
  • BAWDY. Beauty’s Bawdy Butt Masks
  • Earthly’s Not Yet Wet Wipes

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Tabletop & Reception

Tabletop Displays and Reception
5:00 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 out to hundreds of wipes senior leaders in one place at one time to promote your brand, products, and yourself.

Tabletop displays are limited.
Please reserve your space quickly.

Wednesday, June 26

Networking

Breakfast Connections
8:30 am - 9:00 am

Material Developments in Wipes I

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Moderator: Kyra Dorsey, Product Development Manager, Suominen

Consumer Insights in Sustainable Materials
Jonathan Layer, Business Development Manager - Americas, Fibertex Nonwovens Inc.
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Activated Viscose Fibres for Utilisation of Disinfectants with Cellulosic Wipes
Helmut Lauterbach, Business Manager Textile And Nonwoven, Kelheim Fibres GmbH
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Networking

Coffee & Networking Break
10:00 am - 10:30 am

Material Development in Wipes II

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Moderator: Kyra Dorsey, Product Development Manager, Suominen

The Next Level of Wipes
Thomas Weigert, SM Technical Sales Support, Truetzschler Nonwoven GmbH
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Kai Poehler, Director Business Development Nonwovens, Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG
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A New Sustainable Cellulosic Fiber Option for Nonwovens
Jon Woods, General Manager, Fibers, Textiles And Nonwovens, Eastman Chemical Company
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Innovative Technology Platform for Enhanced Functionality in Wipes
Joy Untch, Manager, Nonwovens And Construction Innovation Tech Services, OMNOVA Solutions, Inc.
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Lunch

Lunch (On Your Own)
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Networking

Coffee & Networking Break
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Sustainability Challenge: Throwing Plastics Away When There is No Away I

2:00 pm - 3:20 pm

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

Flushability: Current State of Play & Nonwovens Next Challenge: Plastics in the Environment
Dave Rousse, President, INDA, Association of The Nonwoven Fabrics Industry
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Wiping Responsibly
Lisa Morden, Vice President Safety and Sustainability, Kimberly Clark Corporation
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Tracy Doucet, Senior Director, R&E, Kimberly-Clark Corporation
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Packaging Sustainability: How the Industry is Responding to Growing Concern
Rebecca Mick, Ph.D., Technical Sustainability Lead / Research Scientist, Amcor
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Networking

Coffee & Networking Break
3:20 pm - 3:40 pm

Sustainability Challenge: Throwing Plastics Away When There is No Away II

3:40 pm - 5:10 pm

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

European Wet Wipe Packaging Trends
Jennifer Lewis, Packaging & Sustainability Manager, Rockline Industries
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Sustainable Plastic Free Solutions for Wipes
Henning Röttger, Director of Innovation, Glatfelter Gernsbach GmbH
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The EU Single-use Plastics Directive, Defining the Future of Plastics?
Gil Stevens, External Relations & Sustainability Director, EDANA
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Tabletop & Reception

Tabletop Displays and Reception
5:10 pm - 6:30 pm

Thursday, June 27

Networking

Breakfast Connections
8:30 am - 9:00 am

Preservative Developments: Safety vs Efficacy

9:00 am - 11:00 am

Moderator: Robert Johnson, Principal, Smith, Johnson & Associates

I Want a Global Preservation System!!!
Andress Johnson, Technical Manager, Personal Care & Household, Thor Specialties, Inc.
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The Impact of Preservative Pressure on Wet Wipes
Dolores Shaw, Senior Microbiologist, DuPont Microbial Control
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Wet Wipes Preservation, Where Do We Go from Here?
Doug Cole, VP - Global Product Development, Rockline Industries
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Sustainable Preservation
Rosanna Stokes, Business Development Manager, Emerald Performance Materials, LLC
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2019 World of Wipes Innovation Award® Announcement

11:00 am - 11:15 am

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