News article

01/05/2007

OUTLOOK 2007 – Programme announced for the world’s Premier Personal Care Products Conference

EDANA is pleased to announce the programme for the sixth edition of OUTLOOK, which will be hosted in a new location: Hotel Cascais Miragem in Lisbon-Cascais (Portugal) on 26th-28th September 2007.
EDANA is pleased to announce the programme for the sixth edition of OUTLOOK, which will be hosted in a new location: Hotel Cascais Miragem in Lisbon-Cascais (Portugal) on 26th-28th September 2007.

Since its launch in 2001, OUTLOOK has gained a reputation for high quality papers and unrivalled opportunities for networking and business development.  Building on the success of its five previous personal care products conferences, EDANA is pleased to announce the programme for its sixth edition of OUTLOOK.

The conference programme features 17 papers from renowned business consultants, top academics and authoritative industry speakers. Topics covered include:
  • Innovation and R&D: Social computing, Boosting business by open innovation,  Assessing factors of delocalisation in the nonwovens industry
  • Energy and Raw Materials: Energy outlook, The challenge for the European energy-intensive industry, Corporate sustainability and its impact on financial performance
  • Health Economics – Incontinence and Sustainability: Health as driver of economic growth, Incontinence, Developing a quality of life tool for evaluation of absorbent hygiene products, Communicating the benefits and sustainability of absorbent hygiene products
  • Business and Future Perspectives: Globalisation, How the web is changing public, private and professional life, Management buy outs, Trends in the global hygiene products industry

Special Guest, Suzanne Berger, Professor of MIT presents “Globalisation: constraints & opportunities”
This paper offers business leaders the richest insights available today into how to compete effectively in today’s global economy. Professor Berger is one of the world’s leading researchers into how globalisation works, its practical effects on domestic economies, industries and companies, and how this should shape competitive strategy.

The OUTLOOK 2006 conference attracted players from all parts of the personal care products industry supply chain, making this conference a unique forum, not to be missed. With some 360 key executives from 26 countries in 2006, this figure, which has been increasingly significantly each year, represents more than double the number of delegates who attended the first ever OUTLOOK in September 2001. 

Cascais is the “new” place to be for OUTLOOK 2007. It is an attractive location on the Atlantic Ocean, with good conference facilities, proximity to Lisbon airport, a wide range of restaurants, and is ideal for networking and business entertainment.  The cocktail of the 27th September will be held in the Pena Palace situated in the majestic Serra de Sintra, classified as a UNESCO “cultural landscape”.

We invite you to click onto the following link to access the complete programme of OUTLOOK 2007 which you may wish to consider printing in your publication.

For further information, please contact:
Catherine Lennon, Communications Director, EDANA
Telephone: +32 2 734 93 10 / Fax: +32 2 733 35 18
E-mail: Catherine.lennon@edana.org
Website: www.edana.org
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