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OUTLOOK™ Plus Latin America highlights keynote speakers

INDA and EDANA announce keynote speaker highlights and preliminary speakers for the 3rd edition of OUTLOOK™ Plus Latin America conference and exhibition.

INDA and EDANA, the two global trade associations, representing the nonwovens and engineered materials industry, announce keynote speaker highlights and preliminary speakers for the 3rd edition of OUTLOOK™ Plus Latin America conference and exhibition as it returns to Brazil on the 7th to the 9th May, 2019 at the Sheraton WTC Hotel São Paulo. 

The three-day program 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, Ph.D., Barral M Jorge Consultants, International Trade Consultant and former Brazilian Secretary of Foreign Trade

Rafael Pellegrini, Euromonitor: Trends and Opportunities in the Disposable Hygiene Market

Session Topics Highlights:

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 & 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 Inc.
  • 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 A/S

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. Simultaneous translation in English, Portuguese, and Spanish will be provided during the conference. 

(c) 2019 EDANA
(c) 2019 EDANA

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.

Additional information on the 2019 programme and registrations can be found on the INDA and EDANA websites.

ABINT, the Brazilian Technical Textiles and Nonwovens Association is also a supporter of this event.

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