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Registration open for IDEA19

The event is expected to attract more than 7,000 attendees and over 500 exhibitors from over 70 countries.

16th January 2019

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Cary, NC

Medical/Hygiene, Transport/​Aerospace, Industrial

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, has announced that the website of IDEA 19, the triennial global event for the nonwovens and engineered fabrics industry to be held in Miami Beach, FL, from 25-28 March, is open for registration.

The event is expected to attract more than 7,000 attendees and over 500 exhibitors from over 70 countries across the spectrum of nonwovens and engineered fabric sectors from hygiene, medical, and filtration to automotive, geotextiles, building, construction, and home furnishings – to conduct business with current and prospective customers.

Highlights of the event include daily market intelligence sessions where industry experts present actionable data, key drivers and educated insights for business opportunities in critical regions. Experts include:

  • Chuanxiong (Eric) Zhang, PhD, Secretary General, China Nonwovens and Industry Textiles Association (CNITA) – The Nonwoven Markets of China
  • Francisco Tascón, Product Marketing Manager, South America, Berry Global – The Disposable Hygiene Markets of South America
  • Brad Kalil, Director of Market Research & Statistics, INDA – Global Industry Statistics
  • Dr Hiroaki Kanai, President, Kanai Juyo Kogyo and ANFA Chairman – The Nonwoven Markets of Asia
  • Pierre Wiertz, General Manager, EDANA – The Nonwoven Markets of Greater Europe

Other highlights of the event include the presentation of the prestigious IDEA19 Lifetime Achievement Award to honour an individual who has given his or her best both personally and professionally to serve INDA and the industry, and the IDEA Achievement Awards organised by INDA in partnership with Nonwovens Industry Magazine.

The IDEA Achievement Awards occur every three years in conjunction with IDEA to honour leading companies and new products (since IDEA16) in the global engineered fabrics industry in six categories: equipment, roll goods, raw materials, converted products (short-life), and converted products (long-life), and entrepreneur. Finalists will be announced on 1 February. The IDEA16 Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Leo Cancio, advisor at Clopay Plastic Products.

“We return IDEA to a fully modernised facility in Miami Beach that will make this event a most memorable experience. We’ve had a great response to our triennial global event and exhibit space sales have already been brisk,” said Dave Rousse, INDA President.

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