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AUGUST 25 - 27, 2020
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Conference Schedule

Monday, August 24

WIPES Academy

Virtual WIPES Academy

8:00 am - 5:15 pm

Instructor: Chris Plotz, Director Of 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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Tuesday, August 25

Welcome

8:50 am - 8:55 am

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

Welcome
Dave Rousse, President, INDA, Association of The Nonwoven Fabrics Industry
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Live Audience Poll

8:55 am - 9:00 am

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

Shifting Trade Winds and Markets I

9:00 am - 9:45 am

Moderator: Jean-Francois De Gruttola, Business Development Director - Americas, Lenzing Fibers Inc.

Fighting the Good Fight: Protecting Your Ideas and Supply Chain During a Trade War
Pete Mento, Ph.D., Managing Director/Practice Leader, Crowe LLC
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Trivia Break

9:45 am - 10:00 am

Take a 15-minute break for trivia, brain teasers and bragging rights. Enjoy a friendly competition with little-known trivia that will reset your brain. Will there be "pink elephant" prizes at the end of the session? That's a good question... stay tuned!

Shifting Trade Winds and Markets II

10:00 am - 10:45 am

Moderator: Jean-Francois De Gruttola, Business Development Director - Americas, Lenzing Fibers Inc.

Global Market for Personal Care Wipes: Product Segmentation – Adult Care in Focus
Svetlana Uduslivaia, Head of Home & Tech - Americas, Euromonitor International
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Ask-The-Experts

10:45 am - 11:00 am

Take the opportunity to pose questions of all of the session's speakers available and banter back-and-forth with the audience. Engage in this 15-minute moderator guided Q&A session. Ask the questions you need to know to find a new solution.

Exhibits

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Each tabletop exhibitor will be given a link to their own Zoom room where attendees can stop by and visit with each exhibitor. Explore new technologies and innovations presented by the tabletop host. Each exhibit will be staffed for 1-hour per day and the schedule will be published in the Event Program.

WIPES Academy

11:00 am - 5:15 pm

Instructor: Chris Plotz, Director Of Technical Affairs, INDA
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Afternoon Tea

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Moderator: Pete Mento, Ph.D., Managing Director/Practice Leader, Crowe LLC

Make new connections during this face-to-face hosted industry break. Connect with colleagues and new customers virtually. Pop in for a few moments or stay for an hour and share a cup or glass of tea with new colleagues. Rooms will have a limit of 25 people to assist in comfortable introductions.

Government Affairs & Nonwoven Data

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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

Policy Update: What’s Happened and More Importantly, What’s Next?
Jessica Franken, Director of Government, INDA, Association of the Nonwovens Fabrics Industry
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The North American Nonwoven Wipes Markets: Growth and Why It’s So Attractive
Brad Kalil, Director of Market Intelligence and Economic Insights, INDA
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Ask-The-Experts

3:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Take the opportunity to pose questions of all of the session's speakers available and banter back-and-forth with the audience. Engage in this 15-minute moderator guided Q&A session. Ask the questions you need to know to find a new solution.

Speed Meetings

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

Need to make contacts quickly? Enter the Speed Meetings Room to network with other attendees. Share your smile as you introduce yourself and exchange business needs and contact information! It's an hour of speed dating on business.

Cocktail Hour

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Moderator: Brad Kalil, Director of Market Intelligence and Economic Insights, INDA

Join this hour-long cocktail time hosted by some of the most engaging superstars in our industry. Bring your preferred beverage and jump into one of the multiple rooms to meet and greet. Find out what's new and share what's on your mind. See and be seen in a virtual room! With a limit of 25 people in a room you can connect and create new business.

Wednesday, August 26

WIPES Academy

7:30 am - 2:10 pm

Instructor: Chris Plotz, Director Of Technical Affairs, INDA
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Networking

Coffee & Networking Break
8:30 am - 9:00 am

Emerging Needs and Wants of a Changing Consumer Base I

9:00 am - 10:00 am

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

100 Most Influential Wet Wipe Brands (and Their Impact On Our Industry)
Heidi Beatty, Project Manager Consultant, Crown Abbey, LLC
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Where, When and How: Snapshots of Consumers’ Use of Wipes
Brian Sansoni, Senior Vice President, Communications, Outreach & Membership, The American Cleaning Institute (ACI)
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Engaging Conversations

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Enjoy a cocktail hour without the cocktail, or the hour; engage in casual conversation with your peers in a small group of 8. Share your smile by turning on the video control! Each room will be hosted for easy introductions. Join the conversation!

Emerging Needs and Wants of a Changing Consumer Base II

10:30 am - 11:30 am

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

London: Why Do All the Problems Start in the Pesky UK's Capital?
Adrian Wilson, Editor, Sustainable Nonwovens Magazine
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Tackling Social Taboos: Reflecting Real Life for Real Profits
Katie Keating, Founding Partner/Co-CCO, Fancy LLC
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Erica Fite, Co-Founder/Co-CCO, Fancy LLC
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Ask-The-Experts

11:30 am - 11:45 am

Take the opportunity to pose questions of all of the session's speakers available and banter back-and-forth with the audience. Engage in this 15-minute moderator guided Q&A session. Ask the questions you need to know to find a new solution.

Afternoon Tea

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Moderator: John Poccia, President, Poccia Consulting, LLC

Make new connections during this face-to-face hosted industry break. Connect with colleagues and new customers virtually. Pop in for a few moments or stay for an hour and share a cup or glass of tea with new colleagues. Rooms will have a limit of 25 people to assist in comfortable introductions.

Plastics: Changing Consumer Priorities & Perspectives in the Age of COVID-19

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Heidi Beatty, Project Manager Consultant, Crown Abbey, LLC
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Richard Knowlson, Principal, RPK Consulting
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Svetlana Uduslivaia, Head of Home & Tech - Americas, Euromonitor International
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Trivia Break

2:45 pm - 3:00 pm

Take a 15-minute break for trivia, brain teasers and bragging rights. Enjoy a friendly competition with little-known trivia that will reset your brain. Will there be "pink elephant" prizes at the end of the session? That's a good question... stay tuned!

2020 World of Wipes Innovation Award® Presentations

3:00 pm - 3:30 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.

The recipient of the 2020 World of Wipes Innovation Award® will be announced Thursday, August 27 at 4:45 pm. The companies in the running for the prestigious award presented annually by INDA are:

DETEX® Metal Detectable Scouring Pad
Lee Rieth, Director of Research and Development, ITW Pro Brands
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NUGEN® NR Disinfectant Wipe
Kiran Kulkarni, Marketing Manager - Professional Hygiene, Lonza Inc.
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Food Fresh Liners
Larry Berk, Chief Executive Officer, Berk International LLC
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Learn more about the nominated products >>

Ask-the-Finalists

3:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Live Audience Poll - Awards

3:45 pm - 3:50 pm

Moderator: Jeff Willis, Principal, Nonwovens By Design

Exhibits

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Each tabletop exhibitor will be given a link to their own Zoom room where attendees can stop by and visit with each exhibitor. Explore new technologies and innovations presented by the tabletop host. Each exhibit will be staffed for 1-hour per day and the schedule will be published in the Event Program.

Cocktail Hour

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Moderator: Kyra Dorsey, Product Development Manager, Suominen

Join this hour-long cocktail time hosted by some of the most engaging superstars in our industry. Bring your preferred beverage and jump into one of the multiple rooms to meet and greet. Find out what's new and share what's on your mind. See and be seen in a virtual room! With a limit of 25 people in a room you can connect and create new business.

Thursday, August 27

Networking

Coffee & Networking Break
8:30 am - 9:00 am

Developments in Industrial Wipes

9:00 am - 10:30 am

Moderator: Jay Roth, Regional Sales Manager, Elsner Engineering Works, Inc.

Where Clean Counts Most: Industrial Wipes & Critical Environments
Matt Schiering, Chief Marketing Officer, Contec, Inc.
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Comparison of Wiper Test Standards for Cleanroom and Aerospace Markets
Brad Lyon, Sr. Product Manager, ITW Texwipe
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Healthcare Wipe Insights: AHE's Annual Trends Data Report
Patti Costello, Executive Director, Association for the Health Care Environment (AHE)
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Linda Homan, Clinical Affairs Manager, Ecolab
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Ask-The-Experts

10:30 am - 10:45 am

Take the opportunity to pose questions of all of the session's speakers available and banter back-and-forth with the audience. Engage in this 15-minute moderator guided Q&A session. Ask the questions you need to know to find a new solution.

Focused Topic - Flushability

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Take a deeper dive into one or both of these focused topic discussions. Discussions will focus solely on Flushability in one room or Substrates in the other.

Focused Topic - Sustainability

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Take a deeper dive into one or both of these focused topic discussions. Discussions will focus solely on Flushability in one room or Substrates in the other.

Challenges of Plastics in Nonwoven Wipes I

1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Moderator: Kyra Dorsey, Product Development Manager, Suominen

Are Plastics Dead in Nonwovens Wipes? What Consumers Really Want
Geoff Collins, Ph.D., Director, Jacob Holm
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Building a More Plastic-free Wipe – Renewable Performance Additives
Christian Lenges, Business Development Manager, DuPont Industrial BioSciences
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Engaging Conversations

2:15 pm - 2:45 pm

Enjoy a cocktail hour without the cocktail, or the hour; engage in casual conversation with your peers in a small group of 8. Share your smile by turning on the video control! Each room will be hosted for easy introductions. Join the conversation!

Challenges of Plastics in Nonwoven Wipes II

2:45 pm - 4:15 pm

Moderator: Kyra Dorsey, Product Development Manager, Suominen

Going Certifiable: Application for Various Ecolables and Their Differences for Wipes
Claude Wei, Contract Manager, TÜV AUSTRIA Belgium NV
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Determining the Sustainability of Wipes: Test Methods and Certifications for Different Environments
Bruno De Wilde, Lab Manager, OWS NV (Organic Waste Systems, N.V
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Pure Polyolefin Recycling at P&G and Beyond
John Layman, Ph.D., Section Head - Corporate R&D and Chief Technologist/Founding Inventor, PureCycle, The Procter & Gamble Co.
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Ask-The-Experts

4:15 pm - 4:30 pm

Take the opportunity to pose questions of all of the session's speakers available and banter back-and-forth with the audience. Engage in this 15-minute moderator guided Q&A session. Ask the questions you need to know to find a new solution.

2020 World of Wipes Innovation Award® Announcement

4:30 pm - 4:45 pm

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

WOW On-demand

5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The Shifting Sands on Single Use Plastics – Navigating Regulation, Legislation and Consumer Opinion
Richard Knowlson, Principal, RPK Consulting
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Hemp Fiber from Front to Back: Wipe the Right Way
Claire Crunk, President, Southeast Hemp Fiber
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Jason Finnis, Chief Technology Officer, BAST Fibre Technologies, Inc.
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Can 100% Cellulosic Fabrics Be Designed to Meet the Same Performance of Synthetic Fiber Web Blends? An Investigation of Performance of Novel Fiber and Fabric Treatments on 100% Cellulosic Nonwoven Wipe Fabrics.
Kay McCoy, Technical Sales Representative, Pulcra Chemicals LLC
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Cellulose Based Wipes: Our Renewable Future
Abby Prasad, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, International Paper
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Introducing Polyethylene based Wipes
Piyush Thakre, Ph.D., Research Scientist, Dow, Inc.
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U Can't Flush This
Jessica Franken, Director of Government, INDA, Association of the Nonwovens Fabrics Industry
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Battle of Determining “Flushability:” INDA’s GD4 vs IWSFG PAS
Dave Rousse, President, INDA, Association of The Nonwoven Fabrics Industry
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