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OUTLOOK Asia 2016

Leading Global Speakers at OUTLOOK™ Asia

The only dedicated nonwovens personal care and hygiene products conference in Asia – 2-3 March, 2016

EDANA,  will host the third edition of the OUTLOOK™ Asia conference for the nonwovens hygiene and personal care products industry.

“OUTLOOK™ Asia has already been established as a must-attend event for innovative companies based or with an interest in Asia Pacific, and is recognised as connecting companies within the nonwovens and related industries across the region.” said Pierre Wiertz, General Manager of EDANA.

The conference will be launched with a keynote presentation from Manu Bhaskaran, Director of the Centennial Group, and Chief Executive of Centennial Asia Advisors who will present “Southeast Asia in 2016: Looking Up Again”. The second day will then be opened with a keynote from Cecilia Edebo, Vice President of Consumer Goods for the Middle East, India and Asia for SCA on "The challenges and learning from a global leader's expansion projects in Asia".

Additional presentations include:

  • "A view from India on hygiene and personal care products markets"
  • "Emerging trends in absorbent hygiene products in China"
  • "Retail disposable hygiene products in the developing markets of Asia Pacific: opportunities and challenges in 2016 and beyond"
  • "Superabsorbent polymers: Smart SAPs for the development of modern hygiene products"
  • "Requirements of the Chinese market for absorbent hygiene products and their impact on spunbond nonwovens"
  • "Post-consumer AHP waste management - A case study for emerging markets"
  • "Managing waste from absorbent hygiene products: the waste pickers’ perspective"
  • "Ultrathin underwear-like, body conforming hygiene products with ultrasonically bonded absorbent cores"
  • "1950-2050: Converting technology in the hygiene industry - The past, the present and the future"
  • "Comfort, fit and next value for future innovation"
  • "Innovative and sustainable sap solution for the next generation diapers"
  • "Wet wipes: an update on flushability activities around the globe"


The conference also provides a forum for companies to showcase their innovative products, developed by or for the Asia Pacific markets. The OUTLOOK™ Asia Award honours innovative products and services. Details of how to enter can be obtained from

OUTLOOK™ Asia offers the nonwovens personal care products supply chain, access to and support in this leading region. The conference offers delegates networking opportunities with participants from across the global personal care products supply chain, ideal facilities for additional business meetings, and top level speakers presenting topics tailored to the needs of executives from the hygiene and personal care products industry. 

Individuals or companies can register to the conference on the EDANA website here 
EDANA | Avenue Herrmann Debroux 46-B-1160 Brussels, Belgium | Tel: +32 2 734 93 10