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Upcoming 2016 Conferences for Nonwoven Industry Professionals

Posted by FDI Drylaid Team


Conferences are an important part of professional development and are a key factor in developing a network of contacts within the nonwovens industry.  These upcoming conferences should be considered if you’re a project engineer, a product designer, or a manufacturer involved in nonwovens.


Boston, MA

May 2-6, 2016

Cost (through March 31): ranging from $69 for the Welcome Reception to $675 for three day conference and expo pass.  After March 31, the cost increases for both INDA members and non-members

Why you should consider attending:  Industry leaders from all over the world attend IDEA.  Over 7,000 people will go to Boston to present the latest ideas and innovative products.  Some of the most influential thinkers in the industry will speak on topics that may benefit your career and your company. 

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WardsAuto Interiors Conference

Detroit, MI

May 11, 2016

Cost: $475 until April 1 (Hurry!).  After that the cost increases to $575

Why you should consider attending:  This is the only automotive event dedicated to interiors. One of the main panels will address materials innovations and includes topics like reducing weight and optimizing eco-friendliness.  What better way to network with automotive industry professionals?

World of Wipes (WOW) International Congress

Chicago, IL

June 7-10, 2016

Cost (through May 6): ranging from $100 for a dinner for industry thought leaders to $1250 for the full conference to $1,895 for the WIPES Academy (separate registration).

Why you should consider attending:  Nonwoven wipes are a huge part of our industry.  WOW brings new products, new technologies, packaging, regulations and more into the spotlight.  Speakers will include industry leaders from Kimberly-Clark, Dude Products, INDA and Walmart Stores.  Youf don’t want to miss this one if you have a wipe in the game.


Miami, FL

August 2-4, 2016

Cost: Free for the exhibition until July 19. 

Why you should consider attending:  FIME is a trade exhibition for the medical industry that includes medical disposable products, dental supplies and more.  If you’re interested in seeing what the market bears, you should consider taking a look at what FIME has to show you.

These are just a few examples of the worldwide conferences available to increase your knowledge base, network with like-minded professionals and explore the innovative products manufactured throughout the industry.  Which conferences are you interested in attending?

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