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EDANA announces updated programme of events and symposia for 2015 - 2016

Rescheduled Middle East and North African Nonwovens Symposium to be held in February 2016 , followed by active programme of events across Europe, Latin America and Asia.
EDANA the leading global association and voice of the nonwovens and related industries, has announced the Association’s updated programme of events scheduled for the remainder of 2015 and an overview of the activities confirmed at this stage for 2016. 

EDANA’s experience in organising high-level meetings across the supply chain and its expertise in product stewardship is highlighted with the range of events for the various nonwovens sectors, both in Europe, and increasingly, into the key markets of South East and North Asia, and Latin America.

“EDANA is committed to providing a platform for our members to reach into new regions, and to provide support for developing markets in defining the industry, especially where there is a demand for information about product stewardship, sustainability and innovative approaches to emerging needs.” said Abby Bailey, Director of Marketing and Communications at EDANA.

With its first events in 2015, EDANA will deliver the OUTLOOK™ Plus Latin America and FILTREX™ Asia conferences and tabletop exhibitions. This is the first Latin American edition of the international OUTLOOK conference series serving the nonwoven personal care and hygiene markets, and is co-organised by INDA and sponsored by ABINT.  FILTREX™ Asia is the third edition of the Asian series of conferences organised for the nonwoven filter media.

With a focus on European events, and hosting events across the key regions of Latin America, Asia and Eastern Europe, planned events include:


  • 3rd-5th March, 2015 – OUTLOOK™ Plus Latin America, Sao Paolo, Brazil
  • 17th-18th March, 2015 – FILTREX™ Asia, Hong Kong
  • 3rd-4th June 2015 – International Nonwovens Symposium, Prague, Czech Republic
  • 23rd-25th September, 2015 – OUTLOOK™, Athens, Greece
  • 5th-6th November, 2015 – Nonwovens Innovation Academy, Leeds, United Kingdom
  • 10th-11th November, 2015 – Turkish Nonwovens Symposium, Istanbul, Turkey



  • 24th-25th February, 2016, Middle East and North African Nonwovens Symposium, Dubai UAE
  • 30th-31st March, 2016, International Nonwovens Symposium, Location to be advised.

“The EDANA Outreach programme which is designed to spread our core message and in particular our leading product stewardship approach, enables us to move throughout the world with great efficiency, especially in improving the value chain’s understanding of the benefits of promoting sustainable products.” said Abby.

Additionally, training courses on Nonwovens and Absorbent Hygiene Products, are also scheduled throughout 2015, and delivered by Jean-Michel Anspach, Technical and Education Director at EDANA. 

  • Introduction to Nonwovens Training Course
    • 24th - 26th March, 2015
    • 21st-22nd April, 2015 (Russia, TBC)
    • 16th - 18th June 2015
    • 20th - 22nd October 2015
  • Hygiene Products Training Course
    • 9th - 10th September 2015
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