17th February 2017, Geneva
Registration is now open for INDEX17, the leading nonwovens exhibition, which will take place in Geneva, Switzerland, from 4-7 April 2017. The show will feature over 650 exhibitors and 12,500 visitors, providing a unique opportunity for suppliers and clients from over 100 countries to meet and learn.
Visitors and exhibitors will have the opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge of the latest developments in nonwovens and their innovative applications through discussions and tutorials. Exhibitors will showcase the functional qualities of these versatile materials, with leading industry speakers at dedicated seminars sharing the latest trends and case studies.
A rich four-day programme will feature, amongst others, a seminar programme highlighting target sectors of application for nonwovens, including transportation, medical and healthcare, geotextiles and filtration, the latter in the form of the FILTREX conference, taking place in parallel with INDEX17 for the first time.
Each of the four sector-specific sessions will be opened by keynote speeches, which will be freely accessible to all INDEX17 visitors. These will discuss the ‘Big Picture’ environment and identify the key challenges that will shape the future of each particular field.
Dominique Taffin, Senior Manager Industrial Design, Yanfeng Automotive Interiors, will discuss future trends in the automotive industry, the mobility of the future, and how trends will impact the development of materials for the transportation industry. Prof Dr Sebastian Probst, Professor of Tissue Viability and Wound Care, Haute école de santé (HEdS), will address current and future challenges in wound care.
Dr Russell Jones, Director, Golder Associates, President of the International Geosynthetics Society, will speak about the contribution of geotextiles to the global sustainability agenda.
Prof Dr Nino Künzli, Professor for Public Health Dean of the Swiss School of Public Health (SSPH+), Deputy Director Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), will discuss health effects due to air pollution and more specifically, particulate matter, during the free opening session of partner conference and exhibition FILTREX.
Subsequent presentations in each of these sessions will demonstrate how the nonwovens industry is contributing to providing solutions for these diverse and complex challenges, organisers report.