OUTLOOK™ 2020 will feature a daily 3-hour webinar offering exclusive and insightful content, Q&A and discussions to help your business cope with the post-COVID era and evaluate its new perspectives in these changing times.
By registering for OUTLOOK™ 2020, you will enjoy:
There is a special package for companies registering for both OUTLOOK™ 2020 and OUTLOOK™ 2021 (April 21-23 in Lisbon) is available: Every company that registers two or more delegates for OUTLOOK™ 2020 - for the 3-day formula - will receive one free networking pass for the 2021 edition providing that at least one delegate of the company is registered as full participant for OUTLOOK™ 2021. Package is applicable for members and non-members
“This new format of OUTLOOK™ will obviously take stock of what observers have noticed as a major impact of the pandemic on the health - and personal care nonwovens supply chain, namely, a renewed focus on medical products, which could presage to some extent a relocation of a dedicated supply chain in EMEA." Pierre Wiertz, General Manager of EDANA.
A communication campaign to raise awareness on the innovation and sustainable practices within our industry and highlight the unique benefits of nonwovens .
- clear official estimates of the current and future EU needs for medical-grade face masks and personal protective masks (FFP2/3)
- guarantees that stockpiling and procurement procedures would favour EU players in the supply chain and enable their sustainable business development
De-mystifying the debate about trace chemicals
Per Brandberg is a Research Analyst at Euromonitor International specializing in industry analysis. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Linnaeus University.
In his current position Per works in the Home and Tech team where he analyses various industries, such as Consumer Appliances, Tissue and Hygiene and Home Care, with a focus on Eastern Europe and Scandinavia. He is also busy training and mentoring new analysts at Euromonitor and liaising directly with clients.
Prof. Samuel Furfari is a Chemical Engineer from the Free University of Brussels. He received his Ph.D. from the same university with a thesis in the field of energy. Between 1982 and 2018, he was a senior official at the Energy Directorate-General of the European Commission where he has devoted an entire career to energy technology and policy. Since 2003 he is a professor of energy geopolitics and energy politics at the Free University of Brussels. He also lectures at various universities. He is the author of 10 books on energy and sustainable development and many articles. Since 2019 he is President of the European society of engineers and industrialists. He is Knight of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland.
Job provides strategic advisory services in energy, sustainability, and innovation to public and private sector clients. He has served as founder and general counsel of several early stage technology companies, as an executive at a Fortune 500 company, and as a board member for several companies and organizations. He is a strategic advisor to the Korea Institute of Energy Research and was a sponsoring member of RMI and MASCPA, the largest manufacturing associations in Maryland and Pennsylvania. He was a member of the US congressional commission on energy and security, the Project on National Security Reform, and a member of the Pete Peterson Foundation's infrastructure project "Securing America's Future." He served as an advisor to several presidential campaigns and the Executive Office of the President. He conducted strategic futures and political risk management for the Pentagon, US military services, the National Intelligence Council, NATO, allied governments, and leading corporations in oil & gas, mining, and telecommunications.
Jeffrey is an expert in strategic futures studies and foresight. He has advised governments and executive committees and boards of directors for Fortune 500 companies. He was worked with nonwovens, chemical and energy sectors. He is founder of Nordic Foresight, associated partner, Behavioural Strategy, and board member. Previously, he was Director and head of the Strategy & Innovation team at the Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies (CIFS), Chief Consultant at SIGNAL Architects, and adviser to the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Stability Operations. Jeffrey is sought out public speaker who has presented at major conferences in Europe, North America, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia, He is an expert on future of work and its implications for organizations.
Anna Brodowsky is the Vice President of Public Affairs at Essity. A global leading Hygiene and Health company, with presence in 150 countries under many strong brands, including TENA, Tork, Tempo, Libero and Vinda.
Anna has over 20 years’ experience in the health care (medical device, pharma) and FMCG industry, having held different positions in public affairs, legal, sustainability and regulatory affairs in different companies such as Novartis, AstraZeneca, Abbott/Abbvie, SCA/Essity.
Anna has during these years built a strong knowledge about the business models of the FMCG- and health care industry and how these are impacted by public policy systems, initiatives and different stakeholders at national, regional, global level. Also, how business can contribute to societal solutions and proper policy making on issues relating to patient and customer access, sustainability (environmental & social), patient centered care systems etc.
Anna received her (LLM) master’s degree in law at the University of Uppsala, Sweden as well as at the Europa Institute in Saarbrücken, Germany. She has worked and lived in different countries such as United Kingdom, Germany, France, Switzerland and Belgium and now Sweden.
Natacha Defeche leads EDANA’s Marketing & Member Engagement department, dedicated to further developing and supporting member services. The department serves as the voice enhancing the visibility of the industry and the association, its members and its activities such as events, training courses and the INDEX™ exhibition.
She graduated with a master’s degree in Political and Social Sciences from the Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium). She has been with EDANA for 4 years. She has worked for the Belgium Ministry of Foreign Affairs as adviser and for BAIN & Company as Marketing and Communication manager.
Natacha is responsible for managing all marketing and member engagement activities at EDANA. She manages several of the association’s Working Groups such as the Support to Nonwovens Innovations and R&D WG, the Nonwovens Producers WG, the Durable SG and any group which has a marketing need for the topics or products dealt with.
David Dodwell is Executive Director of the Hong Kong-APEC Trade Policy Group, a position he has held since the foundation of the Group in 2010. A veteran Financial Times journalist, he is recognized as an expert on international business, global trade and economic and political developments, particularly in Hong Kong and China.
Actively involved in the Hong Kong business community, Mr. Dodwell is a long-standing member of the British Chamber of Commerce General Committee, and is former chairman of the Hong Kong Coalition of Service Industries, the policy think tank arm of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce. He is Honorary Secretary of the Hong Kong Forum, a public policy think tank affiliated with the New York-based Council on Foreign Relations. When in 2010 the Hong Kong-APEC Trade Policy Group was established to support the activities of the Hong Kong APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) members and to augment the voice of Hong Kong business in trade policy developments in the Asia-Pacific region, he was appointed the Group’s inaugural Executive Director.
Mr. Dodwell spent 18 years as a Financial Times journalist, mostly in Asia, with a secondment to the China Daily in Beijing. In the 15 years between leaving the Financial Times and the establishment of the Hong Kong-APEC Trade Policy Group, he held three senior positions in Hong Kong combining corporate communications, government relations and public policy research. These included director of corporate communications and public affairs of the Jardine Fleming, the Asia-focused merchant bank, and as trade policy advisor to the Chairman of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council.
An honours degree holder from the University of East Anglia in the UK, Mr. Dodwell co-authored The Hong Kong Advantage with Professor Michael Enright and Edith Scott, published in 1997 by the Oxford University Press. He has served as a member of a number of Hong Kong government advisory committees, is a frequent lecturer of Hong Kong issues around the world, and was in 2001 awarded the Bronze Bauhinia Star for his contribution to the international community’s understanding of Hong Kong. He is a regular columnist in Hong Kong’s leading English Language newspaper, the South China Morning Post.
Michael Harwell is Head of Innovation & Product Development for Henkel’s Consumer Goods Adhesives business.
During his 24 years working for Henkel, Mike has been responsible for various R&D teams, developing new adhesives for packaging, labeling, and hygiene applications. In addition, he worked six years in Germany in both R&D and Business Management roles in Henkel’s Pressure Sensitive Adhesive business unit.
He is currently based in Henkel’s Bridgewater, NJ USA Innovation Center and leads a talented, creative, and global team of R&D and Innovation professionals.
Jenna Koenneke is Head of Market Strategy for Henkel’s Consumer Goods Adhesives business. She is with Henkel for 11 years and worked in financial commercial management and strategic marketing for hygiene and packaging markets.
Market Strategy translate market insights into innovation needs and collaborates closely with R&D and customer-facing teams in development and market introduction.
Her team is distributed around the globe with presence in all regions. She is currently based in Dusseldorf, Henkel’s Corporate Headquarter.
Graduation from University of Lincoln in Business Administration in 2004.
After holding different positions in the industry, now since 2010 Managing Director of Innovatec
Dr. Bernd Kunze, born 1960, studied electrical engineering at the Technical University (RWTH) of Aachen until 1986. Following his graduation, he worked as a scientific assistant in the Institute for Plastics Processing and earned his doctorate at the faculty of mechanical engineering in 1990. In the same year he started to work for Reifenhäuser as head of the process technology department for nonwoven lines. For some time he was additionally active as plant manager of Silver Plastics' nonwovens production. In the following time, he held various positions in the Reifenhäuser company: As head of the process technology department for extrusion lines, technical director for nonwoven lines and managing director of the joint enterprise LINOTEC. In 2001, Kunze was appointed head of the Reifenhäuser business unit spunbond lines. This area was spun off in 2005 to become an independent company within the Reifenhäuser Group. As managing director of this new company Reicofil, Dr. Kunze has also cross-divisional innovation management responsibility for all groups and in this function he is heading the innovation forge of the Reifenhäuser Group. Since 2009 Dr. Kunze is CTO of the Reifenhäuser Group and with it part of the management board of the Reifenhäuser GmbH & Co. KG Maschinenfabrik (Holding of the Reifenhäuser Group).
Marines Lagemaat is the Scientific and Regulatory 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. This includes the management of the Nonwoven Standard Procedures, as well as the coordination of any development activities of international standards (both ISO and CEN) that serve as a reference for the industry and for fair trade. Marines manages the training courses that EDANA is offering and is a tutor himself. In addition, he convenes several of the association’s Working and Steering Groups such as the Product Stewardship SG, the Filtration WG, the Adult Inco Product Testing WG, etc. and participates in any group or project which has a need for technical support.
Prior to his role with EDANA, Marines spent 18 years in the FMCG industry, primarily dealing with personal and homecare products for Brand owners. He has wide experience in quality assurance, product development, operations management and packaging technology. Educated as a material scientist Marines’ career began as a researcher, after which he held line-management positions in the steel and in the pharmaceutical industries, before joining the FMCG industry.
Filip Legein holds a MSc in Materials Engineering and MBA of the KU Leuven in Belgium.
He managed Europlasma as CEO from 2008 to 2018, during which period he transformed Europlasma from high tech machine builder to licensing company of nanocoating solutions for end markets such as filtration, technical textiles, medical and electronic devices.
After the company was acquired by Andlinger & Company in August 2018, Filip joined the board of Europlasma as an executive director responsible for the development of next generation technology and IP.
BioPBS™ is manufactured as the first bio-based polybutylene succinate.
PTTMCC has a passion to bring sustainable material solutions to the plastics industry with BioPBS™ which is a partially bio-based polyester that is certified industrial and home compostable.
In 2015, Carolin Rieckmann joined Schlegel und Partner as a senior consultant, after completing her studies at Ruprecht-Karls University in Heidelberg and at University of Kentucky in Lexington, USA.
She joined the Chemicals and Technical Consumables department at Schlegel und Partner; is leading the nonwovens team and has managed numerous projects in this sector. Her professional focus lies in explorative market analysis for all different kinds of nonwovens technologies and its end-markets.
Pierre Wiertz is General Manager of EDANA, the international association serving the nonwovens and related industries.
Pierre, who started at EDANA in 1982 as a Research Associate, has held the position of General Manager since February 2004. As head of the organisation, he is responsible for the Association’s strategy delivery and operations and has initiated a new business orientation for its activities and membership benefits and given impetus to the geographic expansion and leadership of the Association, as outlined in its Vision and Mission, as well as in its Sustainability Charter.
From 1982 to 2004, Pierre held several other positions within
Pierre regularly speaks at European and international conferences on topics related to the nonwovens industry trends and sustainability.
Pierre is fluent in both French and English, and has a working command of Spanish and German.
Each day, a 3-hour webinar will be proposed. As participants, you can register to attend the full event (3 webinars in total) or you can decide to register only for 2 webinar sessions out of 3. Discover the draft programme here
Replays of the webinars will be available for registered participants.
Every company that registers two or more delegates for OUTLOOK™ 2020 - for the 3-day formula - will receive one free networking pass for the OUTLOOK™ 2021 edition (April 21-23 in Lisbon) providing that at least one delegate of the company is registered as full participant for OUTLOOK™ 2021.
The networking pass includes an access to the external cocktail (22 April in the evening) and to the Whova app to connect with other participants. Package is applicable for members and non-members
With Over 530 key delegates from across the nonwovens and related industries in attendance, OUTLOOK™ was again confirmed as a key industry event for the sector showcasing EDANA’s mission to support the growth and promote the sustainable development of the industry.
The conference examined emerging market trends, circularity and sustainability initiatives and new product developments during the first two days, with the final day featuring an interactive workshop on furthering stakeholder trust in the sector. Feedback from participants throughout the event emphasised satisfaction with the mix and quality of expert insight and the many opportunities to meet industry peers. Read more
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