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JULY 17 - 20, 2023
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Conference Schedule

Monday, June 27

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

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Vu Rooftop Bar
(22nd Floor)
133 E. Cermak Road
Chicago, Illinois 60616

Tuesday, June 28

WIPES Academy

8:00 am - 1:00 pm

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

Breakfast Connections
8:30 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 Emeritus, INDA

Circular & Sustainable Wipes

9:05 am - 10:05 am

Moderator: Jonathan Layer, VP Sales and Marketing – Americas, Birla Cellulose/Multifibres And Yarns (USA) Inc.

Challenges and Pitfalls of Scaling Up a Waste Cleaning Wipes Collection and Recycle System
Sergio Barbarino, Research Fellow, Fabric & Home Care Open Innovation, Procter & Gamble Distribution Company Europe
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Dead Turtle Logos – What We Know So Far In the EU
Heidi Beatty, Chief Executive Officer, Crown Abbey, LLC
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Networking

Coffee & Networking Break
10:05 am - 11:00 am

Supply Chain Challenges in Wipes

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

The Supply Chain – Import Pressures vs Domestic Manufacturing
Jake Smith, Director – Supply Chain and Customer Care, Health, Hygiene, and Specialties Division, Berry Global, Inc.
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How to Thrive in Today’s Highly Disruptive Environment
Carlos Giraldo, Sr. Director of Supply Chain, Rockline Industries
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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

Nonwoven Substrates for More Sustainable Wipes

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Moderator: Jean Francois De Gruttola, Business Development Director Americas Europe Middle East and Africa, Lenzing Fibers Inc.

Innovative Polyvinyl Alcohol for Disposable Wipe Applications, Offering High Functionality and Versatile End of Life Options
Jack Eaton, Product Manager - Nonwovens, Aquapak Polymers Ltd
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How Sustainable Are You Willing to Be? New Technology to Support the Use of Recycled Fiber Sources
Richard Knowlson, Principal, RPK Consulting
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Sustainable Innovation: Bast Fibre Use in Nonwoven Substrates
Jason Finnis, Executive Vice President & Chief Innovation Officer, Bast Fibre Technologies, Inc.
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#FlushSmart – Industry’s First National Consumer Education Campaign on Flushability
Lara Wyss, President, Responsible Flushing Alliance
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Networking

Coffee & Networking Break
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

2022 World of Wipes Innovation Award® Presentations

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

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, Nonwovens Commercial Manager-Americas, Lenzing Fibers Inc.

Sero® Hemp Fibres
Jason Finnis, Executive Vice President & Chief Innovation Officer, Bast Fibre Technologies, Inc.
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Dual Textured 3D Wipe
Dave Rohrbach, Plant Manager, Fitesa
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Nice ’N CLEAN® SecureFLUSH™ Technology Flushable Wipes
John Iarocci, VP, R&D and Quality, Nice-Pak
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INDA Lifetime Technical Achievement Award

5:00 pm - 5:05 pm

Moderator: Dave Rousse, President Emeritus, INDA

Tabletop & Reception

Tabletop Displays and Reception
5:05 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.

Wednesday, June 29

Networking

Breakfast Connections
8:30 am - 9:00 am

Trends in the Wipes Market and Among Consumers I

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Moderator: Michael Fitzgerald, VP Sales & Marketing, Albaad USA, Inc.

A New Frontier for Commercial Cleaning
Jonathan Rockett, Founder, Sizzling Digital
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Key Trends Impacting the I&I Cleaning Wipes Market
Laura Mahecha, Director, Agrochemicals and I&I Cleaning, Kline & Company
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Networking

Coffee & Networking Break
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Disinfection Concerns & New Technologies

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Moderator: Muralidhar Lalagiri, Ph.D., Sr. Manager, Materials & Nonwovens Engineering, Nice-Pak Products, Inc.

Case Study: Surface Disinfection Incompatibility with Medical Devices Creates Potential Patient Risks
Caroline Etland, Ph.D., RN, CNS, ACHPN, Associate Professor, Hahn School of Nursing, BINR, Univ of San Diego
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Barbara Strain, MA, CVAHP, Principal, Barbara Strain Consulting, LLC
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The Latest in Quat Displacing Technology
Jonathan Fast, Ph.D., Senior Staff Scientist, Ecolab
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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

Trends in the Wipes Market and Among Consumers II

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Moderator: Olivia Reiber, Product Line Manager, Specialties, Berry Global

North American Nonwoven Wipes Outlook in a Post-Pandemic World
Brad Kalil, Director of Market Intelligence and Economic Insights, INDA
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Lifestyle Shifts & the World of Wipes: Meeting the Changing Consumer Demand to Secure Growth
Liying Qian, Global Industry Manager – Tissue and Hygiene, Euromonitor International
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DUDE Wipes War on Toilet Paper, From the Apartment to Wiping Over 1 Billion Butts a Year
Sean Riley, CED, Dude Products Inc.
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Networking

Coffee & Networking Break
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Sustainable Wipe Packaging Trends

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Moderator: Jeff Willis, Principal, Nonwovens By Design

Best of the Best: Hybrid Wipe Packaging Incorporating Rigid & Flexible Substrates
Kay Stanish, Sr. Director of Strategy, Product Management and New Markets, Packaging Solution, Jabil Packaging Solutions
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Packaging Sustainability: A Global Perspective
David Clark, Vice-President of Sustainability, Amcor Ltd
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Tabletop & Reception

Tabletop Displays and Reception
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Thursday, June 30

Networking

Breakfast Connections
8:30 am - 9:00 am

Developments in Flushability Issues

9:00 am - 10:30 am

Moderator: Marc Morin, Principal Technical Manager, Rockline Industries

GR Update
Jennifer Greenamoyer, Director of Government Relations, INDA
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ISO Flushability Update
Greg Ryan, Ph.D., Director Business Excellence, Water Services Association of Australia
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Flushability: European Voluntary Commitment
Gil Stevens, External Relations & Sustainability Director, EDANA
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2022 World of Wipes Innovation Award® Announcement

10:30 am - 10:40 am

Moderator: Dave Rousse, President Emeritus, INDA

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