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JULY 12 - 15, 2021
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Conference Schedule

Monday, July 12

WIPES Academy

WIPES Academy

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Instructor: Chris Plotz, Director of Education & Technical Affairs, INDA

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.
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Welcome Reception

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Tuesday, July 13

WIPES Academy

8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Instructor: Chris Plotz, Director of Education & Technical Affairs, INDA
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Networking

Breakfast Connections
8:00 am - 8:30 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

8:30 am - 8:35 am (EDT)

Moderator: Dave Rousse, President, INDA

Wipes and the Growing Plastics Debate

8:35 am - 9:50 am (EDT)

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

Recent Developments Under the EU Green Deal and Plastics Strategy – Update on the Impact of the Pandemic
Anna Gergely, Director, EHS Regulatory, Steptoe & Johnson LLC
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European Single Use Plastic Directive
Gil Stevens, External Relations & Sustainability Director, EDANA
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A Look at the Aftermath of the EU SUPD. Viscose Rayon and Lyocell – Are They Interchangeable? Are All Viscose and Lyocell Made Equals? A Guide for Product Developers and Brand Managers.
Jean Francois De Gruttola, Business Development Director Americas Europe Middle East and Africa , Lenzing Fibers Inc.
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Networking

Coffee & Networking Break
9:50 am - 10:20 am (EDT)

Wipes and the Growing Plastics Debate II

10:20 am - 11:10 am (EDT)

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

Canadian Plastic Policy Update
Karyn Schmidt, Senior Director, Chemical Regulation, Regulatory & Technical Affairs, American Chemistry Council (ACC)
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State Plastic Policies – The Latest Legislative Developments
Andrew Hackman, Principal Lobbyist, Serlin Haley
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Wipes and the Growing Plastics Debate - Session Q&A

11:10 am - 11:25 am (EDT)

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

Government Affairs Update

11:25 am - 11:55 am (EDT)

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

Policy Update: 2020 was a Mess. What’s Next in 2021?
Jessica Franken, Director of Government Affairs, INDA, Association of the Nonwovens Fabrics Industry
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Government Affairs Update - Session Q&A

11:55 am - 12:00 pm (EDT)

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

Lunch

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

Networking

Coffee & Networking Break
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm (EDT)

The Confusing World of Regulations Impacting the Disinfecting & Sanitizing Wipes

2:00 pm - 2:55 pm (EDT)

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

Tony Herber, Principal Regulatory Consultant/Assistant Federal Team Manager, Scientific & Regulatory Consultants, Inc. (SRC, Inc.)
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Andrea Mojica, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Antimicrobial Products and Cleaning Products Association (HCPA)
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Matthew Schiering, Chief Marketing Officer, Contec, Inc.
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Networking

Coffee & Networking Break
3:00 pm - 3:10 pm (EDT)

The Confusing World of Regulations Impacting the Disinfecting & Sanitizing Wipes II

3:10 pm - 4:00 pm (EDT)

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

John Hebert, Branch Chief, Environmental Protection Agency
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Antiseptics - The Past, the Present and the Future
David Steinberg, President, Steinberg & Associates
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The Confusing World of Regulations Impacting the Disinfecting & Sanitizing Wipes - Session Q&A

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm (EDT)

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

World of Wipes Innovation Award® Presentations

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm (EDT)

WOW 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.

Moderator: Thomas Carlyle, Global Project Manager - Special Projects, Lenzing Fibers Inc.

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World of Wipes Innovation Award® Presentations - Session Q&A

5:00 pm - 5:15 pm (EDT)

Moderator: Thomas Carlyle, Global Project Manager - Special Projects, Lenzing Fibers Inc.

Tabletop & Reception

Tabletop Displays and Reception
5:15 pm - 7:00 pm (EDT)

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.

Wednesday, July 14

Networking

Breakfast Connections
8:00 am - 8:30 am

Trends in the Wipes Market and Among Consumers

8:30 am - 9:45 am (EDT)

Moderator: Jonathan Layer, Business Development Manager - Americas, Fibertex Nonwovens Inc.

Understanding the State of the Nonwovens Wipes Industry and a Market Gone Mad
Brad Kalil, Director Of Market Intelligence and Economic Insights, INDA
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I&K Cleaning Wipes: Market Statistics and End User Insights
Laura Mahecha, Industry Manager, I&I Cleaning Products, Kline & Company
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Consumer Wipes: Look at the Post-COVID World
Svetlana Uduslivaia, Head of Research, Euromonitor International
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Growth and Demand of Canister Wipes Converting Lines in the US and Around the Globe
Jay Roth, Director of Sales, Elsner Engineering Works, Inc.
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Trends in the Wipes Market and Among Consumers - Session Q&A

10:10 am - 10:30 am (EDT)

Moderator: Jonathan Layer, Business Development Manager - Americas, Fibertex Nonwovens Inc.

Networking

Coffee & Networking Break
10:30 am - 11:00 am (EDT)

Innovation in Wet Wipe Preservatives

11:00 am - 11:50 am (EDT)

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

Wipes Don’t Go Moldy… Do They?
Heidi Beatty, Chief Executive Officer, Crown Abbey, LLC
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Unveiling Wet Wipes Preservation: New Findings on Microbial Risks and Novel Preservative Solution Created by Rational Design
Paul Salama, Ph.D., CTO & Head of Innovation, Sharon Laboratories
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Innovation in Wet Wipe Preservatives - Session Q&A

11:50 am - 12:00 pm (EDT)

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

Lunch

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

Networking

Coffee & Networking Break
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm (EDT)

COVID-19 Impact on Wipes Consumption & Cleaning Habits

2:00 pm - 3:15 pm (EDT)

Moderator: Jay Roth, Director of Sales, Elsner Engineering Works, Inc.

Consumer Wipes Usage During the COVID-19 Pandemic and What the ‘Next Normal’ May Look Like
Christopher Dresselhuys, Business Director – North American Retail Wipes, Rockline Industries
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Wipes, Cleaning and COVID: What Have We Learned Through the Pandemic?
Brian Sansoni, Senior Vice President, Communications, Outreach & Membership, The American Cleaning Institute
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Challenges and Tough Decisions in Pandemic Response
Jason White, Associate Research Fellow, The Clorox Company
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COVID-19 Impact on Wipes Consumption & Cleaning Habits - Session Q&A

3:15 pm - 3:30 pm (EDT)

Moderator: Jay Roth, Director of Sales, Elsner Engineering Works, Inc.

Networking

Coffee & Networking Break
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm (EDT)

Sustainable Packaging & Dispensing For Wipes

4:00 pm - 5:15 pm (EDT)

Moderator: John Poccia, President, Poccia Consulting, LLC

Creating Value Through Dispensing
Douglas Kretchmer, Chief Executive Officer, The Green Edge Inc.
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Sustainability Impacts Across the Value Chain of Wipes Packaging
John Wilson, Director - Marketing & Sustainability, Amcor Flexibles North America
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Sustainable Packaging Options for Wet Wipes
James Harvey, Director of Market and Product Development, ColorMasters LLC
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Carl Cucuzza, President/Managing Partner, Teknoweb NA LLC
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Sustainable Packaging & Dispensing For Wipes - Session Q&A

5:15 pm - 5:30 pm (EDT)

Moderator: John Poccia, President, Poccia Consulting, LLC

Tabletop & Reception

Tabletop Displays and Reception
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm (EDT)

Thursday, July 15

Networking

Breakfast Connections
8:00 am - 8:30 am

Nonwoven Substrates for More Sustainable Wipes

8:30 am - 10:35 am (EDT)

Moderator: Kyra Dorsey, Ph.D., Product Development Manager, Suominen

Sustainable Solutions for Wipes
Vishal Bansal, Ph.D., Vice President, Innovation, Glatfelter
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Silke Brand-Kirsch, VP, Marketing and Business Development, Glatfelter Gernsbach GmbH
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Plastic Free Wipes – A Natural Concept
Richard Knowlson, Principal, RPK Consulting
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Janet O'Regan, Director, Nonwovens Marketing, Cotton Incorporated
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Hemp Fibers in Nonwovens - Ready for The Big Time?
Paul Latten, Director of Research & Development & New Business, Southeast Nonwovens, Inc.
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Sustainable Hygiene Products & Single-use Items - Are there Eco-friendly Alternatives?
Lothar Kaierle, VP Sales Nonwovens, American Truetzschler, Inc.
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Sustainable Wipes Based on Synthetic Substrates
Piyush Thakre, Ph.D., Research Scientist, Dow, Inc.
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Nonwoven Substrates for More Sustainable Wipes - Session Q&A

10:35 am - 10:50 am (EDT)

Moderator: Kyra Dorsey, Ph.D., Product Development Manager, Suominen

Flushable Wipes: Loved By Consumers, Wrongly Accused By Utilities

10:50 am - 12:05 pm (EDT)

Moderator: Dave Rousse, President, INDA

Flushable Wipes: Some Rays of Light Emerging
Dave Rousse, President, INDA
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State Flushability Developments
Jessica Franken, Director of Government Affairs, INDA, Association of the Nonwovens Fabrics Industry
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To Flush, Or Not to Flush, That is the Question: #FlushSmart Responsible Flushing Alliance’s Public Education Campaign
Lara Wyss, President, Responsible Flushing Alliance
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Flushable Wipes: Loved By Consumers, Wrongly Accused By Utilities - Session Q&A

12:05 pm - 12:20 pm (EDT)

Moderator: Dave Rousse, President, INDA

World of Wipes Innovation Award® Announcement

12:20 pm - 12:30 pm (EDT)

Moderator: Dave Rousse, President, INDA

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