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Outlook Plus Latin America highlights keynote speakers

INDA and EDANA have announced keynote speaker highlights and preliminary speakers for the 3rd edition of Outlook Plus Latin America.

15th February 2019

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Brussels


Outlook Plus Latin America returns to Brazil from 7-9 May 2019 at the Sheraton WTC Hotel São Paulo. © EDANA

INDA and EDANA, the two global trade associations, representing the nonwovens and engineered materials industry, have announced keynote speaker highlights and preliminary speakers for the third edition of Outlook Plus Latin America conference and exhibition as it returns to Brazil from 7-9 May 2019 at the Sheraton WTC Hotel São Paulo.

The three-day programme features industry experts offering in-depth views of the latest market, product and technology developments in nonwovens and engineered materials for the hygiene, personal care, medical and filtration sectors in Latin America.

Keynote Speakers include: Welber Barral, PhD, Barral M Jorge Consultants, International Trade Consultant and former Brazilian Secretary of Foreign Trade, and Rafael Pellegrini, Euromonitor, who will present on Trends and Opportunities in the Disposable Hygiene Market.

Session topics highlights include:

  • Market Analysis: Roberto Butragueno Revenga, Nielsen; Eduardo Mangione, CVS
  • Insight on private/retail brand labels: Laurent Nielly, Ontex; Christina Cruz, Casino; Paulo Loeb,
  • Product design and challenges: Carlos Richer, Richer Investment & Diaper Testing International; Rosana Godoi, Tredegar; Alfredo Ramenzoni Izzo, Fitesa
  • New materials and technologies: Scott Smith, Evonik; Cristina Frutuoso, Colquimica; Rita Cerveira, ExxonMobil; Geoff McGregor, VELCRO; Peter A. Botticelli, SynTouch; Laurent Nielly, Ontex
  • Incontinence topics: Claudio Buiatti, Kimberly-Clark; Willians Fiori, Ontex;
  • Sustainability and the circular economy: Maria de Oliveira Paiva, Suzano;
  • Filtration session: Kálmán Verebélyi Trejo, Hollingsworth & Vose; Andre Pereira, Ahlstrom; Kari Luukkonen, Fibertex Nonwovens
  • Medical session: Yuki Hamilton Onda Kabe, Braskem; Mark Croes, Centexbel

The event also features a tabletop exhibition with local and international companies showcasing products and services.

The inaugural event was held in Sao Paulo in March 2015 and attracted more than 250 attendees with participants declaring the gathering a success for their businesses and the wider industry in the region. It was followed by an even more successful edition in 2017, confirming, Outlook Plus Latin America is a unique “must-attend” event for nonwoven professionals in the region.

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