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Imagine one location where you can meet, connect and partner with more than 600 senior professionals, saving time and numerous trips...  

OUTLOOK™ makes it happen!

Learn about market growth and opportunities, sustainability, innovations, technological developments and regulatory activities for the diaper, wet wipe, femcare and incontinence product categories.

Exchange through multiple networking opportunities with all players from middle-to senior management in the Hygiene Products supply chain. 

"The record attendance and senior leader participation provided invaluable input on industry dynamics that will shape our participation for the next 5 years. Our company will be incorporating the learnings, particularly around sustainability, to enhance our offering with modified solutions based on the input from the week. Well done EDANA!"
Mark Siebert, President, EMEIA Health, Hygiene and Specialties Division, Berry Global

"Alongside many sustainability programme offerings, I am thoroughly impressed by EDANA making this first online event so interactive. It was really productive and engaging couple of days"
Mark Thornton, Vice President, GMDSO BabyCare & Packaging at Procter & Gamble

In the midst of a year unlike any that’s come before, this edition clearly exceeded my expectations for such an online event and I felt a lot of activity going on. It was an encouraging indicator for future events also” said Mikael Staal Axelsen CEO of Fibertex and Chair of the EDANA board. “All credit to the team and presenters for such a strong topical programme that attracted such a large active audience.”
Mikael Staal Axelsen, Group CEO at Fibertex Personal Care

 

 

Day 1
19 October 2022
10.00 - 17.30
Registration desk open
10.00 - 11.00
☕ Welcome coffee & networking
11.00 - 11.05
Opening and Welcome Address
Murat Dogru General Manager EDANA
11.05 - 12.00
War, sanctions, energy market disruptions, inflation-the outlook for the global economy in 2023
  • Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has added to an already uncertain global economic and political environment as the world was emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic. How will the crisis in Ukraine evolve and what will be the impact of commodity-price inflation and strained supply chains on business? Will the global economy enter another recession?
  • What will be the impact of the war against Ukraine on globalisation? And what impact does the current uncertainty have on the climate change debate?
  • Despite global geopolitical volatility, some countries continue to prosper. Can India replace China as a driver of global growth? What are the prospects for growth in China? What is the outlook for key emerging markets?
Robert Ward - Keynote IISS Japan Chair; Director of Geo-economics and Strategy The International Institute for Strategic Studies
12.00 - 12.40
Panel discussion: impact of the energy situation on the hygiene industry
12.40 - 14.00
🍴 Networking lunch
14.00 - 14.30
The only certain thing is the uncertainty
  • Pandemic and war in Europe rapidly changed the priorities and the way of living and working. Nevertheless, sustainability is still the political programme while key energy and raw material supply seem unstable
  • Short time political (re)actions shape the legal and economical framework, while industrial investments need long term certainty
  • Lessons learned, remaining questions and the path forward in nonwovens
Frantisek Klaska Honorary Chairman of the Council of Directors PFNonwovens
Krzysztof Daniel Malowaniec Senior Vice President Paul Hartmann
14.30 – 15.00
Improving the lives of patients and caregivers with smart adult care solutions
  • As incontinence and its complications will continue to overwhelm patients and caregivers emotionally and physically, personal hygiene products become more critical to quality of life.
  • Henkel has developed a solution for smart adult incontinence management. Equipped with a lightweight, flexible printed sensor and reusable pod, the diaper enables remote monitoring of moisture, movement and temperature. Alerts are displayed through the app located on a chosen smart device with an intuitive dashboard, which provides caregivers with valuable data and actionable advice.
  • The complete solution was developed in line with medical grade safety standards and has shown to provide benefits such as reduction of IAD and pressure sores, optimized use of diapers and an increase of the dignity and quality of life for patients
Michel Verstraeten Head of Digital Hygiene Solutions Henkel
15.00 – 15.30
Advancements in recycling technology: opportunities & challenges for AHPS
  • The consumer value in going from “Recyclable” to “Recycled”
  • Limitations of mechanical recycling for plastics
  • Chemical recycling technologies and their potential for the AHPs supply chain
  • Emerging circular solutions for post-consumer AHPs
Colin Hanna Director of Market Research Price Hanna Consultants
15.30 – 16.15
☕ Coffee break & networking
16.15 - 16.45
Sustainability metrics and use of sustainable fibres in nonwoven manufacturing
  • Considerations and examples of sustainability metrics of various fibres for nonwovens manufacturing
  • Evolution of shares of synthetic and natural fibres usage in nonwovens manufacturing
  • Examples of features and benefits of sustainable fibres in different nonwoven technologies and applications
Timo Hiekkaranta Director Nonwovens Spinnova
16.45 - 17.15
A sustainable and efficient solution for elastic thread anchoring using ultrasonics
  • Challenges and problems with alternative processes for the fixation of elastic threads
  • How a new approach for thread guiding with ultrasonics can make the process more sustainable, more economical and easier
  • Reduced thread breakage, flexibility of designs and simplified anvil design: the benefits of thread guiding using the Elastic Thread Anchoring (ETA) Sonotrode for manufacturers
  • Reduced maintenance effort, unexpected downtime and many other possibilities for costs saving
Dr. Raquel Roussel Garcia Applications Development Nonwovens Herrmann Ultraschall
Thorsten Bock Key Account Manager Herrmann Ultraschall
17.15 – 17.45
Nonwoven in the transition to circular economy
  • The new business models of the circular economy
  • The learnings and success stories from other industries
  • How to lead the circular transformation and put in place circular metrics for the coming European sustainability reporting directive (CSRD)
  • Going from Net Zero to Net Positive
Christel Dendas ESG Strategy Consultant
19.00 - 21.00
🥂 Networking Evening Cocktail at the Reef Club of the Westin Dragonara Resort
Day 2
20 October 2022
09.00 – 17.00
Registration desk open
09.00 – 09.30
☕ Welcome coffee & networking
09.30 – 09.55
Disposable tissue and hygiene – current performance and future challenges
  • Looking at market data for tissue and hygiene products in 2021 – performance, growth drivers etc.
  • Taking a look into 2022, what is affecting the categories and what can we expect
  • How are consumer perception changing around tissue and hygiene 
Per Brandberg - Keynote Senior Research Analyst Euromonitor
09.55 – 10.20
Safe menstrual products and facts about TSS
  • Reasons for Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS)
  • Facts about menstrual products causing TSS
  • What to consider for designing safe menstrual products
Dr Stefanie Schmid-Schlager Project Manager Lenzing
Dr Gerard Lina Deputy Director Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1
10.20 – 10.45
Revision of EU Ecolabel criteria – how to guarantee environmental excellence for absorbent hygiene products
  • The EU Ecolabel and what it stands for
  • Environmental ambition for fluff pulp and man-made cellulose for absorbent hygiene products
  • Bio-based plastic content and biodegradability of absorbent hygiene products: are these desirable?
  • Towards more sustainable packaging
Giorgia Faraca Policy Officer Directorate General Joint Research Centre, European Commission
Natividad Pérez-Camacho Scientific Project Officer Directorate General Joint Research Centre, European Commission
10.45 – 11.30
☕ Coffee break & networking
11.30 – 11.50
Sustainability with focus on well-being, climate and circularity
  • From now to Net zero
  • The strength of combining climate action and circularity
  • Working together to achieve desired goals
Susan Iliefski-Janols VP Sustainability Products & Services Essity
11.50 – 12.10
How the current global reality pushes for a complete redesign of the corporate sustainability strategy
  • A growing number of stakeholder expectations during very challenging times. Key stakeholders: customers (retailers) and consumers / financial institutions / regulators
  • Questions that pop up along the road to deal with these expectations
  • How to anticipate and act as an industry towards these challenges and how to create a new level of transparency?
Bart Waterschoot Group Sustainability & Regulatory Affairs Director ONTEX
12.10 – 12.30
AHP waste to resource initiative
  • EDANA created the “Waste-to-Resource” initiative to identify and enable a more circular approach on AHP waste
  • To kick it off EDANA partnered with the École Supérieure de Commerce de Paris (ESCP Business School) and conducted a first-ever hackathon on “identifying a circular solution or model for used AHPs”. The winning team presented their idea at INDEXTM2021
  • Taking it to the next phase EDANA is now proceeding to a call to action to join the “Waste-to-Resource” Initiative” that will transform ideas into action
Gil Stevens External Relations & Sustainability Director EDANA
Ioannis Hatzopoulos Director, Baby Care Scientific Communications, Sustainability, and Wipes Procter & Gamble
12.30 – 13.00
Panel discussion with all the speakers
Ioannis Hatzopoulos Director, Baby Care Scientific Communications, Sustainability, and Wipes Procter & Gamble
Gil Stevens External Relations & Sustainability Director EDANA
Bart Waterschoot Group Sustainability & Regulatory Affairs Director ONTEX
Susan Iliefski-Janols VP Sustainability Products & Services Essity
13.00 – 14.15
🍴 Networking lunch
14.15 – 14.40
The lab testing challenge for hygiene products - Need for clear safety and performance related criteria -
  • Product performance matters
  • Product safety is essential
  • Determination of sound test scopes
  • Interpretation of test results - the dilemma between requirements, recommendations and (missing) guidelines
Dr. Edgar Herrmann Technical Director Hy-Tec Hygiene Technologie
14.40 – 15.05
Challenges and opportunities ahead for flushable products
  • What is flushability and what products are actually targeted?
  • Similarities and differences between existing testing protocols to assess flushablity
  • ISO standardization process: An opportunity to reach consensus?
Dr. Laurence Leroy Manager of Flushability Laboratory Centre Technique du Papier
15.05 – 15.30
How the field of reusable hygiene products can be opened up to nonwovens due to speciality viscose
  • Diapers and sanitary pads still contain a large amount of plastics. Their sustainability credentials could be increased via two possible routes: Either single-use products are made out of bio-based or biodegradable materials or single-use products are replaced by reusable products with an extended lifetime. There is a clear trend towards the growing usage of reusable solutions in the field of menstruation pants and baby diapers
  • The presentation shows how Nonwovens based on sustainable and innovative speciality viscose fibres by Kelheim Fibres can find their way into reusable absorbent products and how they push the performance of those products to a new level.
  • The example of a joint development with Sumo GmbH, a German based Start-Up, of a reusable and sustainable cloth baby diaper with high performance and innovative design will be presented
Ilka Kaczmarek Innovation Manager Kelheim Fibres
15.30 – 16.15
☕ Coffee break & networking
16.15 – 17.00
How the industry prepares for the ISO TC338 Standard on menstrual products
  • Background on menstrual product standardization
  • Scope for this standard and main fields of future work
  • Industry perspective
  • Future challenges and opportunities
Gerda Mazi Larsson Chair of the ISO TC338 Committee
Marta Roche Diez Sustainability and Technical Affairs Manager EDANA
19.00 – 22.00
🥂 EDANA Cocktail Party at The Limestone Heritage Park And Gardens

Buses depart from the Westin Dragonara Resort at 18.30 

Day 3
21 October 2022
08.30 – 11.30
Registration desk open
08.30 – 09.00
☕ Welcome coffee & networking
09.00 – 09.20
Sustainable materials deliver better care for a better world
  • As nonwovens suppliers, we have an obligation to develop and commercialize sustainable solutions for our consumers to ensure Better Care for a Better World
  • Kimberly-Clark has made a commitment to deliver a 50% reduction in plastic footprint by 2030
  • To deliver against this commitment, Global Nonwovens (GNW) is driving several big bets in the material innovation space: Innovating across four pillars: Reduce, recycle, bio-based, biodegradable and leveraging open innovation to accelerate speed to market
  • Call to action: How do we better leverage the power of EDANA network to accelerate positive change in this space?
Lori Shaffer Vice President, Global Nonwovens Kimberly-Clark
09.20 – 09.40
Consumer product safety regulations in the EU
  • What sorts of policy frameworks are in place for addressing consumer product safety?
  • AHPs, “unregulated” products?
  • What role is industry self-regulation playing? 
Luminita Barbu Regulatory Affairs Director EDANA
09.40 – 10.00
How does the green deal of the EU affect the use of chemicals in consumer products? – Analytical risk assessment for hygiene products
  • Background of the Substances of Interest (SOI)
  • Why it is important to have an exposure model?
  • The new EDANA NWSP 360 analytical test methods for the analysis of hygiene products
  • Quantitative analysis vs Exposure Testing 
Carsten Saal Senior Manager Consumer Product Testing GALAB Laboratories
10.00 – 10.20
Stewardship Programme for Absorbent Hygiene Products
  • Background on why Codex was needed
  • Introduction to the Codex list (and how the guidance values were chosen)
  • Safety risk assessment principles that is needed alongside the Codex guidance values
  • Analytical methodology developed by EDANA members
  • ECHA opinion on “diaper restriction proposal”. How this was achieved and how Codex helped
  • Future needs ( Dossier available, publications etc)
Marines Lagemaat Scientific & Technical Affairs Director EDANA
Taryn Kirsch Senior Toxicologist Procter & Gamble
10.20 – 10.50
Panel discussion on consumer product safety
Lori Shaffer Vice President, Global Nonwovens Kimberly-Clark
Luminita Barbu Regulatory Affairs Director EDANA
Taryn Kirsch Senior Toxicologist Procter & Gamble
Marines Lagemaat Scientific & Technical Affairs Director EDANA
Carsten Saal Senior Manager Consumer Product Testing GALAB Laboratories
10.50 – 11.00
Closing words
11.00 – 11.30
🥂 Goodbye drink
Per Brandberg - Keynote
Senior Research Analyst
Euromonitor
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Per Brandberg is a Research Analyst at Euromonitor International with a focus on home and tech industries. 

Per researches and analyses 6 different industries - toy and games, consumer electrics, consumer appliances, home care, tissue and hygiene and home and garden - focusing on the Nordic countries and Eastern Europe.

Per advises clients across industries on key trends, market movements and new developments, delivering an understanding of product categories as well as country specific insights.

Per also participates in industry-specific events and writes articles in various trade press.

Robert Ward - Keynote
IISS Japan Chair; Director of Geo-economics and Strategy
The International Institute for Strategic Studies
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Robert Ward leads the Geo-economics, Geopolitics and Strategy research programme and is the IISS Japan Chair, carrying out independent research and writing extensively on strategic issues related to Japan, including its contemporary security and foreign policies.

Prior to joining the IISS, Robert was editorial director at The Economist Intelligence Unit. In this capacity, he led the EIU’s country and industry analysis and forecasting teams. He was also a member of the EIU’s executive committee. Robert lived and worked in Japan from 1989 to 1996, latterly holding a position in Japan’s largest credit-rating agency, The Japan Bond Research Institute. Robert holds bachelor's and master's degrees from Cambridge University.

 

Don't miss Robert's keynote speech on Wednesday 19 October at 11.40 AM

War, Sanctions, Energy Market Disruptions, Inflation-The Outlook For The Global Economy In 2023

  • Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has added to an already uncertain global economic and political environment as the world was emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic. How will the crisis in Ukraine evolve and what will be the impact of commodity-price inflation and strained supply chains on business? Will the global economy enter another recession?
  • What will be the impact of the war against Ukraine on globalisation? And what impact does the current uncertainty have on the climate change debate?
  • Despite global geopolitical volatility, some countries continue to prosper. Can India replace China as a driver of global growth? What are the prospects for growth in China? What is the outlook for key emerging markets?
Luminita Barbu
Regulatory Affairs Director
EDANA
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Luminita has a work experience of over 10 years in regulatory field for highly regulated products (medical devices and in-vitro diagnostic, cosmetics, food supplements, borderline products), being responsible for defining regulatory strategy, preparing technical documentation, ensuring approvals / clearances/ certifications are maintained appropriately

Education consists in a Complementary Master in Public Health at Université Libre de Brussels where she specialized in biostatistics and epidemiology, a Master of Business Administration at Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers Paris and a Bachelor in International Relations at the Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania.

Thorsten Bock
Key Account Manager
Herrmann Ultraschall
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Since 2011, Thorsten Bock is responsible for technical support of continuous ultrasonic bonding applications at Herrmann Ultraschalltechnik. In his role as Key Account Manager, his focus goes beyond the support of customers. He provides technical consultancy and elaboration for optimum and innovative process solutions. As an experienced specialist for the processing of rolled materials made of woven and nonwoven origin, he supports from first contact, through consultation, arrangement of trials in the technical lab, the integration support up to the installation and optimization of the ultrasonic units.

Thorsten will make a joint presentation with Dr. Raquel Roussel Garcia: "A sustainable and efficient solution for elastic thread anchoring using ultrasonics".

Christel Dendas
ESG Strategy Consultant
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Christel Dendas is a global leader with 30 years of experience in strategy and business management. She currently works as Sustainability Practice Lead at Kinetic Consulting. Prior to that, she worked as CCO and BU President at Jacob Holm. Her area of expertise is bringing new technologies to market and leading business transformation. In the last 3 years, she has built on this to expand her skills in the field of ESG strategy. In April 2022, she completed a certification on circular economy and sustainability strategies at Cambridge University.  Christel holds an MBA from ESCP in Paris and a master's degree in physics and engineering from the Polytechnic School of Louvain in Belgium. 

Christel will make a presentation on "Nonwoven in the transition to circular economy".

Giorgia Faraca
Policy Officer
Directorate General Joint Research Centre, European Commission
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MSc in Environmental Engineering at the University of La Sapienza of Rome (Italy). PhD and PostDoc in Environmental Engineering on Life Cycle Assessment of recyclable waste from the Technical University of Denmark.

Since 2019, Policy Officer at DG JRC, EC dealing with policies aiming at reducing the environmental impacts of a number of product groups through the development of technical criteria for environmental performance. Product groups of expertise: cosmetic products, absorbent hygiene products, textile products, financial products.

Previous experience on Life Cycle Assessment modelling of waste systems, recycling technologies for textile and plastic waste, development of product policies such as EU Ecolabel and Green Public Procurement. Author of several research papers and international conference participations.

Colin Hanna
Director of Market Research
Price Hanna Consultants
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Colin Alexander Hanna is Director of Market Research for Price Hanna Consultants. Mr. Hanna brings research and analytical techniques developed from his MBA (University of Washington) and MSS (Master in Social Services – Bryn Mawr College) degrees combined with strategic insight and perspective gained from professional experience spanning multiple industries.

Prior to joining Price Hanna Consultants in 2017, Mr. Hanna worked as an individual consultant for clients in the energy, global health, social services and consumer goods industries. Mr. Hanna also has prior experience working as a liaison between retailers and commercial real estate developers; first as a project manager for a major commercial real estate developer, then as a process improvement expert for one of the nation’s largest recreational equipment retailers.

Colin will make a presentation on "Advancements in recycling technology: opportunities & challenges for AHPS"

Ioannis Hatzopoulos
Director, Baby Care Scientific Communications, Sustainability, and Wipes
Procter & Gamble
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Dr. Edgar Herrmann
Technical Director
Hy-Tec Hygiene Technologie
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Edgar will make a presentation on "The lab testing challenge for hygiene products - Need for clear safety and performance related criteria - "

 

  • Born 1960 Bremen/Germany
  • 1978 - 1989 Chemistry Diploma / Ph.D. Technical University of Brunswick / Germany
  • 1990 - 2001 Stockhausen now EVONIK
  • 1990 - 1994 Central R+D
  • 1995 - 1998 Head of application laboratory superabsorbent polymers
  • 1999 – 2001 Project manager airlaid-composites
  • Since 09/2001 Hygiene Technologie GmbH Haan (Dusseldorf area) Technical Director
  • 4 Patents
  • Lecturer at EDANA Training Courses since 1998
  • DIN working group leader
  • Symposia presentations/contributing papers on superabsorbent polymers, hygiene product laboratory and consumer testing at:

    • 2 INDEX Conferences 1996 2002, Geneva
    • 3 EDANA Symposia 1997 1998 2007, Gothenburg, Paris, Dubai
    • INDA-TEC International Nonwovens
    • Conference 1999, Atlanta
    • 2 PIRA Hygiene and Absorbency Product Conferences 2000 2005, Brussels, London
    • Hamburger Makromolekulares Symposium 2000, Hamburg
    • 2 IMECHE Incontinence Conferences 2011 2017, London
    • 7 EDANA OUTLOOK Conferences 2003-2019
Timo Hiekkaranta
Director Nonwovens
Spinnova
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Prior to joining Spinnova Timo has hold management positions at:

  • General Manager SAAF 2017 – 2020
  • Managing Director COVERIS Finland 2015 – 2017
  • Senior Vice President SUOMINEN 2011 – 2015
  • Vice President AHLSTROM 1997 – 2011

Timo will make a presentation on "Sustainability metrics and use of sustainable fibres in nonwoven manufacturing"

Susan Iliefski-Janols
VP Sustainability Products & Services
Essity
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Susan Iliefski-Janols, VP Sustainability Products & Services, is responsible for sustainability for brands, products, services and innovations globally for Essity Hygiene and Health categories. The work is focused on Essity sustainability platforms Well-being, More from less and Circularity. She has more than 20 years of leadership for research, innovations and sustainability.

Susan will make a presentation on "Sustainability with focus on well-being, climate and circularity"

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Ilka Kaczmarek
Innovation Manager
Kelheim Fibres
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Ilka Kaczmarek specialized in strategy and innovation management in her double Master's degree at the Universities of Augsburg and Rennes. After working for several years as an innovation and product manager she joined Kelheim Fibres as Innovation Manager in May 2020. The New Business Development team she is part of further strengthens the innovation focus of Kelheim Fibres in Open Innovation approaches allowing for close exchanges with players along the value chain and joint developments. Central to her work is the identification of innovation potentials and the opening up of new application fields, as well as the development of strategic collaborations in the field of fibre technologies and related markets.

Ilka will make a presentation on "How the field of reusable hygiene products can be opened up to nonwovens due to speciality viscose"

Taryn Kirsch
Senior Toxicologist
Procter & Gamble
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From 1997 till 2003 I was studying Neurobiology and specialized on the Retina. The reason why I chose the University of Oldenburg was a special research program for Neurocognition. I graduated with my Diploma in 2003. From there on I did my PhD at the Max-Planck-Institue of Biophysics under Prof. Dr. Ernst Bamberg. The title of my thesis was „Functional Expression of Channelrhodopsin 2 (ChR2) in the methylotrophic yeast Pichia pastoris and biophysical Characterization“.

After finishing my PhD in 2007 I decided to start a career as Regulatory/Scientific Manager in the Industry and started working for Procter & Gamble, one of the biggest consumer goods companies in the world. Here I quickly developed all necessary skills needed as Regulatory/Scientific Manager and Project Leader in the food sector, where I specifically was the expert in the field of food allergy management and process contaminants such as acrylamide and 3-MCPD esters.

In addition to my expertise as Regulatory Manager, I lead several projects from Process to Marketing. In my current role as Senior Scientist in Baby Care, I am responsible for Human Safety (Toxicology), Project Management and Risk Management, as well as strategy development and external influencing. My role is the crucial link between process, R&D and external partners. I lead and support upstream and downstream projects on an end-to-end basis. One of my special expertise lies with the development of new Pigment and Dye applications, where I closely engage with suppliers and the formula design department, to ensure fast but compliant project delivery to the market. My strong leadership and communication skills greatly help in successfully delivering all business needs.

Further I am an expert in the field of recycled packaging material safety and its implication for product exposure for cosmetics.

Next to my work at P&G I am the Chair of the Cosmetics Europe Expert team on Children’s Risk assessment (ET Vulnerable Population) and Vice Chair of the ET Exposure. I have been the Chair of the Cosmetics Europe Preservative task forces, such as the Phenoxyethanol Consortium, as well as the toxicological leader of the ET Product Preservation.

Taryn will make a presentation about the EDANA Stewardship Programme with Marines Lagemaat.

Frantisek Klaska
Honorary Chairman of the Council of Directors
PFNonwovens
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Marines Lagemaat
Scientific & Technical Affairs Director
EDANA
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Marines Lagemaat is the Scientific and Technical Affairs Director for EDANA, the international Association representing the nonwoven and related industries, a position he has held since September 2014.

Based in Brussels, Marines is responsible for managing the internal and external activities related to scientific and technical affairs in order to support the nonwoven industry, in all its applications: personal and household hygiene, medical protection, filtration, automotive, and construction. In this role he’s involved in the development and implementation of standards and their related test methods that serve as a reference for the industry and for fair trade. In addition, Marines manages various training and education programmes designed to provide technical and application-oriented support. Marines is of Dutch nationality.

Dr. Laurence Leroy
Manager of Flushability Laboratory
Centre Technique du Papier
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Laurence Leroy has a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering and is a project leader in the Conformity Assessment Division at CTP. For the last 20 years, she has been leading R&D projects and private contracts aimed at improving papers and boards and at characterising their performances. She participates in several French, European and International standardization working groups and she is in charge of the nonwovens flushability activity at CTP.

Laurence will present "Challenges and opportunities ahead for flushable products".

Dr Gerard Lina
Deputy Director
Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1
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Since 2019 Deputy director, Pole d’Activité Médicale Biology and Pathology Laboratory of Hospices Civils de Lyon
Since 2016 Deputy director, Institut des Agents Infectieux, Hôpital de la Croix Rousse, Lyon; deputy director of French National Center for Legionellosis
2009-2016 Professorship and director, Laboratoire of Bacteriology, Centre Hospitalier Lyon Sud, Lyon; deputy director of French National Center for Legionellosis
2004 - 2005 Research officer, Department of Biology and Biochemistry, Bath University, UK (Director M.C. Enright)
2000 Habilitation à Diriger la Recherche, University of Lyon
1998-2009 Associate Professor, Medical Microbiology department, University of Lyon (Director: Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. J. Etienne) 
1992 - 1996 PhD studies In Medical Microbiology department, University of Lyon (Director: Prof. J. Etienne)
1994 Dr. med. in Medical Biology, University of Lyon
1998 – 1994 Internship; Hospices Civiles de Lyon – University Lyon 1
1982 - 1998 Study of Medicine

Honors and Awards

  • President of The French Society for Microbiology
  • Member of the French National Center for Staphylococci
  • Deputy director of the French National Center for Legionellosis
  • Member of he CA-SFM
  • Member of the steering committee of EUCAST
  • ESCMID Fellows

    Research fields: Bacterial pathogenesis

  • Staphylococcus aureus infections, Tuberculosis, legionellosis
  • Toxins, interaction between bacteria and immune system, regulation of virulence
  • In vitro and in vivo experimental model of infection
  • Anti-microbial agents

    Bibliography

  • 312 publications in PubMed
  • H index = 58  
Krzysztof Daniel Malowaniec
Senior Vice President
Paul Hartmann
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Gerda Mazi Larsson
Chair of the ISO TC338 Committee
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Natividad Pérez-Camacho
Scientific Project Officer
Directorate General Joint Research Centre, European Commission
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Chemical Engineer from the University of Seville (Spain) and PhD on Chemical Engineering from Queen’s University Belfast (Northern Ireland).

Since 2021, Scientific Project Officer at DG JRC, EC. Current work related to the development of product policy with a focus on EU Ecolabel, GPP and Ecodesign.

Previous experience on sustainability, environment, LCA and innovations actions projects. Positions held such as Project Manager in Tragsatec for the Andalusian Regional Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Sustainable Development (2019-2021); Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Queen’s University Belfast (2016-2019) or Project Engineer at Bombardier (2014-2016). Author of over 20 research papers and international conference participations.

Marta Roche Diez
Sustainability and Technical Affairs Manager
EDANA
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Marta Roche holds a Masters in Environmental Science, and currently finishing her second Masters in Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Marta has technical environmental expertise, and she's working with Gil Stevens and Marines Lagemaat.

Dr. Raquel Roussel Garcia
Applications Development Nonwovens
Herrmann Ultraschall
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Dr. Raquel Roussel Garcia has more than 12 years of experience on the field of research and development. She managed for more than 10 years variety of international projects at Fraunhofer Institute, always focused on the development and characterization of materials. Since 2018 she is responsible for the NONWOVENS application development team at Herrmann Ultraschalltechnik. The team initiates development projects and gives support and advise there where a challenge is identified related to ultrasonic welding. Her passion for science is driven by her curiosity and the intention to make a positive impact on our society.

Raquel will make a joint presentation with Thorsten Bock on: "A sustainable and efficient solution for elastic thread anchoring using ultrasonics"

Carsten Saal
Senior Manager Consumer Product Testing
GALAB Laboratories
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As Senior Manager at GALAB Laboratories, Carsten Saal receives more than 15 years of experience in the field of Consumer Product Testing. This includes the development of testing plans and evaluation of test results for different product categories, toys, cosmetic products and all kinds of Food Contact Materials (FCM). In addition to providing advice he also conducts trainings workshops.

As part of the development of the new EDANA NWSP Methods, he is involved in the analytical implementation of the methods.

Carsten will make a presentation on "How does the Green Deal of the EU affect the use of chemicals in Consumer Products? – Analytical Risk Assessment for Hygiene Products"

Dr Stefanie Schmid-Schlager
Project Manager
Lenzing
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Dr. Schmid-Schlager finished her studies in Technical Chemistry and Industrial Engineering at the Johannes Kepler University in Linz. For the diploma thesis within Technical Chemistry she focused on Physical Chemistry and accomplished her studies on Organic Schottky Diodes under the supervision of Prof. Niyazi Serdar Sariciftci at the Linz Institute of Organic Solar Cells (LIOS). After that, she started her PhD under the supervision of Prof. Sariciftci in the field of biocatalytic and bio-electrocatalytic CO2 reduction using microorganisms and enzymes and finished moreover her second diploma thesis in Industrial Engineering in the topic of CO2 reduction at semiconductor electrolyte interfaces. After one year as a postdoctoral assistant she joined in January 2017 the group of Nonwovens & Technical Products of the Research & Development Department of Lenzing AG. In her research, she focuses on the investigation of biological degradation of cellulosic products, the chemical and mechanical aftertreatment of cellulosic fibers and design of new, safe hygiene and technical products.

Stefanie will make a joint presenation with Prof. Dr. Gerard Lina on "Safe menstrual products and facts about TSS"

Lori Shaffer
Vice President, Global Nonwovens
Kimberly-Clark
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Lori Shaffer is the vice president of Global Nonwovens at Kimberly-Clark. In her role, she leads a global business that develops and manufactures the advanced materials that enable trusted brands such as Huggies®, Kotex®, and Depend® to deliver better care for people at every stage of their lives with the smallest environmental footprint.

An engineer who holds three patents for materials fabrication and design, Shaffer leads a team of PhDs, scientists, engineers, and lean manufacturing experts who work on the leading edge of science and materials innovation. She has a proven track record of identifying growth opportunities for Kimberly-Clark’s personal care and Kimberly-Clark Professional businesses, and in driving technical breakthroughs in skin health, sustainability, and lightweight comfort materials.

A 20-year veteran of the CPG industry, Shaffer started her career at Kimberly-Clark as a mechanical engineer working at the company’s diaper manufacturing facility in Wisconsin. She subsequently joined Kimberly-Clark Professional in Roswell, GA, where she held management roles in research, product development and marketing, and launched first-of-a-kind products and services. 

Gil Stevens
External Relations & Sustainability Director
EDANA
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Gil Stevens is the External Relations and Sustainability Director for EDANA, the international Association representing the nonwoven and related industries, a position he has held since March 2018.

With a Master’s Degree in Product Development and in Environmental Science, Gil started his career as product engineer in the building industry. Pursuing his passion for sustainability, Gil joined the Cradle to Cradle Platform in 2012, where he has been guiding companies in different sectors, such as textiles, cleaning agents, building, office equipment towards the integration of C2C and preparing them for a circular economy. As sustainability coach at Sustenuto, Gil supported organisations in developing and implementing a sustainability strategy. At the beverage group Spadel, Gil’s responsibilities included the coordination of local CSR representatives at the various European sites and external CSR communication. During his career, Gil also concluded an Executive MBA programme at the Antwerp Management School.

Gil currently has responsibility for managing sustainability and maintaining external relations for EDANA.

Michel Verstraeten
Head of Digital Hygiene Solutions
Henkel
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My current focus is enabling manufacturers and brand owners of absorbent hygiene products to incorporate digital features into these, such as e.g. wetness measurement, position monitoring etc. The upgrade to smart diapers is possible today thanks to the printed electronic sensing technology from Henkel in combination with customized software and hardware offered by IoT partners. My role is setting up the relevant digital eco-systems at the disposal of the brand-owner. Thanks to my 20+ years experience in the hygiene industry I have gained the trust of the key stakeholders for this type of innovation projects.

Michel will make a presentation on "Improving the lives of patients and caregivers with smart adult care solutions"

Bart Waterschoot
Group Sustainability & Regulatory Affairs Director
ONTEX
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Bart, Master in Chemical Engineering and Cosmetic Safety Assessor. He is one of these exceptions, who still works for the company he started his career with almost 25 years ago.

Back in his early days at Ontex, he was responsible for Quality Management and since 2009, Bart is leading the department he started, focussing on sustainability, product safety, regulatory and business relations. Multiple projects were launched and a global view was created in relation to Sustainability and Product Stewardship.

He represents Ontex within multiple Steerco’s and different Working Groups within Edana and additionally he is a member of the Board of the American Industry Association BAHP.

In his free time, he is acting as a Municipal Councillor in his hometown and is an active runner and cyclist.

Bart will make a presentation on "How the current global reality pushes for a complete redesign of the corporate sustainability strategy".

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OUTLOOK 2022 Conference delegate pass €1,600.00 €2,100.00
OUTLOOK 2022 Networking pass €1,100.00 €1,600.00
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Discount

Benefit from a 15% discount on the total amount by registering a minimum of 4 delegates (note: registrations must be done simultaneously to benefit from the discount).

 

Networking pass

A company is entitled to buy a networking pass for each registered delegate (note the 15% discount doesn’t apply on this fee). This pass gives access to the keynote presentation on the first day, both lunches, all the coffee breaks and both evening cocktails. Fee excludes 18% recoverable VAT.

 

Book your hotel

Please note that the Westin Dragonara Resort is fully booked. You are invited to contact the hotel directly to check availability: reservations.dragonara@westin.com. For alternatives click here.

EDANA has negotiated preferential rate at the conference hotel, the Westin Dragonara, 5*. Price of a standard room with sea view and balcony is at 225€ per nights including wifi, breakfast and all taxes. 

Note that in order to enjoy this rate, you need to book at least 2 nights in our room block.

 

Book a meeting room

If you wish to book a meeting room, please contact Johanna Marshall, Director of events at the Westin Johanna.marshall@westin.com. Indicate you wish to book a room in the context of OUTLOOK™.

 


Previous edition

First virtual edition of OUTLOOK™ closes to great acclaim

With a total of 596 delegates from 173 companies across the nonwovens and related industries logging on, the latest online edition of OUTLOOK™ again confirmed the event as a key industry occasion for the sector, showcasing EDANA’s mission to support the sustainable growth of the industry.

Held from 21-23 April, the new format was a key component in ensuring participants could actively engage, managing over 3,000 video and chat meetings via a virtual platform as well as enjoying a varied choice of conference presentations, panel discussions and live Q&A sessions. With 50 companies promoting new products and insights via company stands and over 6,000 new online contacts made, participants from across the whole supply chain once again made the most of all OUTLOOK™ offers, confirming its position as a unique must-attend event for nonwoven professionals.

The 20th edition of OUTLOOK™ opened with a keynote speech on ‘The outlook for the global economy in the aftermath of the global pandemic’ from Robert Ward... Read more

 

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