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Outlook Plus Latin America 2019 announces final programme

The third edition of the event will examine the latest regional developments in the nonwoven personal care and absorbent hygiene sectors.

9th April 2019

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Cary, NC/ Brussels


The conference will examine the latest regional developments in the nonwoven personal care and absorbent hygiene sectors. © EDANA/ INDA

The two global nonwoven trade associations, EDANA and INDA, have announced the programme of speakers and topics for Outlook Plus Latin America, which will be held in São Paulo, Brazil, from 7-9 May 2019.

The third edition of the three-day networking conference and exhibition will examine the latest regional developments in the nonwoven personal care and absorbent hygiene sectors. The third day will focus on nonwoven filtration media and nonwoven medical products.

“This third edition of the Outlook Plus Latin America conference highlights the opportunities and potential for growth across the Latin American nonwovens industry, particularly for the personal care industries. In organising this conference, we are keen to offer a programme that addresses both retail and marketing aspects as well as product design considerations that are key to understand the Latin American nonwovens markets. The programme also features important presentations on medical application and – for the very first time- filtration media, highlighting the opportunities into the Latin American nonwovens industry,” said Marines Lagemaat, Technical Director of EDANA.

Programme highlights

The first two days of the conference and tabletop display exhibition offer an overview of the Latin American hygiene nonwoven markets, and feature presentations on private/retail brand labels, product design and challenges, sustainability and new materials and technologies. 

Keynote presenter, Welber Barral, PhD, Chairman of the Brazil Industries Coalition and former Brazilian Secretary of Foreign Trade, opens the conference with a presentation on the country’s economy, reviewing the risks and the opportunities and economic and political prospects.

Day two will kick off with a second keynote speech on trends and opportunities in the disposable hygiene market by Rafael Pellegrini, Research Analyst at Euromonitor International.

The programme includes presentations from a range of global and regional companies. From 7-8 May, the focus will be on nonwoven hygiene and personal care products and will include Braskem (Brazil), Kimberly-Clark (Brazil), Colquimica (Portugal), Nielsen (Brazil), CEMPRE (Brazil), Ontex (Brazil), CVS (Brazil), Organica (Brazil), EDANA (Belgium), Richer Investment & Diaper Testing International (Mexico and USA), Evonik (Germany), Suzano (Brazil), ExxonMobil Química (Brazil), SynTouch (USA), (Brazil), Tredegar (Brazil), Fitesa (Germany), VELCRO (UK), and GPA - EXTRA (Brazil).

On 9 May, medical and filtration will be discussed. Presenting companies include Ahlstrom-Munksjo (Brazil), Fibertex Nonwovens (Denmark), Berry Global (USA), Hollingsworth & Vose (USA), Braskem (Brazil), Lydall Performance Materials (USA), Centexbel (Belgium), and the University of Huddersfield (UK).

Must-attend event

“INDA is pleased to once again co-organise a major nonwovens conference in South America focused on nonwoven markets in South America,” commented Dave Rousse, INDA President.

“For this edition, we have had outstanding support from ABINT, the Brazilian nonwovens organisation, in developing a programme consisting largely of Brazilian presenters on the markets there.  This will be a must-attend event for all elements of the nonwovens supply chain in South America, from raw material supplier to roll goods producer to the converters and brand owners.”

Besides high-level presentations, the programme is designed to offer qualitative networking opportunities to participants including two receptions in the tabletop area.

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