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24/03/2015

Turkish Nonwovens Symposium emphasises importance of Nonwovens Trade and production

Call for Papers open for the Turkish Nonwoven Symposium in November 2015. Deadline for submissions by 4th May, 2015.

EDANA has opened its Call for Papers for the Turkish Nonwovens Symposium for the 10th and 11th November, 2015 in Istanbul. The Symposium, the second of its kind to be held in Turkey, will focus on Turkey and its key trading regions, including Europe and the Middle East.

“At the request of our member companies, and the Turkish nonwovens industry, we are returning our successful symposia to Turkey, to bring together the local and international nonwovens and related industries.” Said Pierre Wiertz, General Manager of EDANA. “Turkey sits at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, and has strong ties to the Middle East, giving local businesses, and companies with Turkish production or representation an advantage in doing business with these critical regions.”

Turkey is one of the main trade partners of EMEA countries, and this applies to the nonwovens industry too, with 40% of the Turkish production exported, mainly to the European Union, Middle East and North African countries. Moreover, despite the growth of its local production, Turkey is still one of the main destinations of EU nonwoven roll goods.

“Turkey is a leading producer of nonwovens, recording double digit annual growth since 2010, with total production in 2014 again increasing by 12.6%.  This growth, and the fact that the Turkish production of nonwovens represents 11% in 2014 of the total European output makes Turkey a critical partner in any discussion of the nonwovens and related industries” said Pierre Wiertz, General Manager of EDANA.

Proposed presentations are sought on hygiene, personal care and medical markets, industrial, technical and automotive nonwovens, innovation, regulation, and emerging trends in machinery and raw materials.

Submissions should include the title, 4-5 bullet points outlining the presentation, and full contact details of the speaker. Submissions should be sent to helene.colbach@edana.org by 4th May, 2015.

The Turkey Nonwovens Symposium is designed to bring together key players within the nonwovens and related industries, providing an environment for delegates to both attend sessions with renowned business consultants and authoritative industry speakers, and to also engage their business partners in the various formal and informal networking opportunities offered throughout the event. 

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