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Outlook 2017 announces keynote speakers

Meet over 450 key industry professionals at the world’s premier nonwovens conference on personal care and hygiene products.

12th May 2017

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Brussels


EDANA, a leading association serving the nonwovens and related industries, has announced the keynote speakers and opening of registrations for Outlook 2017. The innovative conference, which will take place from 27-29 September in Cascais, Portugal, will offer participants expert insights into the latest sector trends, as well as valuable networking opportunities.

The event will kick off with a keynote speech by Robert Ward, Editorial Director of The Economist Intelligence Unit. The World Economy in the Age of Trump, will address the global political and economic outlook. This is open to both conference delegates and holders of the new EDANA networking pass and will be followed by a networking lunch.

Jonathan Bourget, Managing Director of Apis Rex, will give the second keynote presentation: Corporate Venture Capital – Creating New Opportunities for the Nonwovens Industry.      

The Outlook conference series is directly aimed at the producers and converters of nonwoven materials and their related industries for personal care products and wipes.

“EDANA is committed to providing a platform for our members to reach into new regions, and to provide support for developing markets in defining the industry, especially where there is a demand for information about product stewardship, sustainability and innovative approaches to emerging needs,” said Abby Bailey, Communications and Marketing Manager, EDANA.

EDANA serves more than 250 companies across 32 countries in the nonwovens and related industries. The association’s mission is to create the foundation for sustainable growth of the nonwovens and related industries through active promotion, education and dialogue.


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