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OUTLOOK™ 2015 Keynote and Confirmed Speakers Announced

Athens conference to address the key business needs of the nonwovens personal care hygiene products industry

EDANA, the leading global association serving the nonwovens and related industries today announced the Keynote and confirmed speakers for OUTLOOK™ 2015.

OUTLOOK™, the world's premier personal care products conference, offers a diverse and relevant programme with multiple networking opportunities for all players in the nonwovens personal care products supply chain, and will be held in Athens from the 23rd to the 25th of September, 2015.

For this edition, EDANA welcomes back Robert Ward from the Economist Intelligence Unit as the keynote speaker to address the “Global and EU Macroeconomic Outlook”. Opening the conference, Robert will address the global economic outlook.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • John Pollaro, President of John Pollaro Consulting on “Disposable Absorbent Products – Is There Anything Left To Invent?”
  • Frank Wiesemann, Principal Scientist from Procter & Gamble on improving the relevance and consistency of consumer associations’ testing
  • Jonathan Bourget, Director of Apis Rex Consulting on the role of private equity in the development of the nonwovens industry
  • Karl-Michael Schumann, Owner of Contarix on an innovative approach to strategic raw materials
  • David Dodwell, CEO of Strategic Access Limited on “The Rise of China and the Asia-Pacific: Understanding the challenges, harnessing the opportunities”

Speakers also include Dow, Eastmanm Georgia Pacific and LG Chem on the key new material developments, and coverage of the evaluation of nonwovens materials softness and lessons from the testing of tissue. Moreover, Unicharm will present the cultural differences in the perception of feminine hygiene products, and innovative solutions from Japan.

The conference provides updates on market growth and opportunities, innovations and information on technological developments for the diaper, wet wipe and incontinence product categories. Additionally, OUTLOOK™ delivers a wealth of economic information that enables business decisions for the future, gathering the supply chain in one place, providing a first-class and cost efficient platform for networking with industry experts, and to identify new contacts and business opportunities.

Visit our dedicated webpage for registration and hotel booking. 

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