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Exact dates to be confirmed soon

The MENA Symposium is a unique meeting place for the nonwovens industry in the Middle-East and North Africa Region. 

This 2-day conference featured expert speakers from leading governmental and non-governmental organisations, top regional and global companies, presenting important developments in hygiene and wipes, medical, filtration, geotextiles, construction, but also trends in raw material, market information, consumers insights and regulatory, trade and customs. 

A tabletop is organised together with the conference to maximize networking and business connections. 


“This symposium has recognized the importance of the MENA region for the nonwovens industry and allowed my team and me to meet many of our customers in a friendly, informative and efficient way. The diverse range of presentations and delegates has helped further cement the region as a growth generator for the industry."
Haitham Alhudhaif, President, Saudi German Co. for Nonwoven Products.  

"EDANA's MENA Symposium reaffirms their commitment to supporting multiple industries and areas. For the MENA region, one of the world's most promising, EDANA's resources are proving to be solid support pillars for the industry itself, the regulatory framework and end users.” 
Mahdy Katbe, CEO, Unicharm Gulf Hygienic Industries

“All EDANA nonwoven symposia I have joined over the years have always surpassed my expectations and Dubai is no exception. Listening to ideas and challenges in unrelated application fields remains and inspiring source for fresh ideas.”
Ludwig Busam, Director Global Material Development & Supply Baby Care, Procter & Gamble.

Practical info

Registrations will be open soon


Conference hotel

Park Hyatt Dubai
PO Box 2822, Dubai

You will be able to book a room at this hotel at preferential rate when registrations open.

Previous edition


Expert insight and industry innovation showcased at Middle East & North Africa Symposium

Over 200 delegates from more than 100 companies were welcomed to Dubai for the fourth edition of the region’s premier conference for the nonwovens industry.

The symposium and exhibition featured expert analysis on market outlook, product innovation, demographic trends and sustainability initiatives over the two-day event, with dedicated sessions on geotextiles, raw material trends and nonwovens in the health sector. Read more

Special thanks to our sponsors:

Mada Nonwovens sponsor MENA NW Symposium 2018                     TIGIL sponsor MENA NW Symposium 2018

2018 Programme
2018 Tabletop catalogue
2018 Company list
Buy 2018 presentations

MENA Nonwovens Symposium 2018 conference

MENA Nonwovens Symposium 2018 tabletops

MENA Nonwovens Symposium 2018 networking

MENA Nonwovens Symposium 2018 presentations

To receive pictures from the event, contact Giovanna Merola

For any questions please contact
Delphine Rens