Professional development is important. Sure, it’s easy to get complacent when you have a great job already. Perhaps your company doesn’t have any professional development requirements in place. But keeping your skills sharp as a converter or manufacturer in the nonwovens industry is a solid benefit not only for you but for your employer as well.
Here are five upcoming nonwovens conferences you may want to consider attending in the next few months.
April 19-22, 2015
Cost to attend: Ranges from $95 to $1760
This three-day conference includes topics on innovation in nonwovens, flame retardants, process development, protective materials, wet end processes, natural fibers and more.
May 4-7, 2015
Cost to attend: $21.75 per day to $65.26 per day for attendees
Over 1,300 exhibitors from 48 countries and 27,500 visitors from 97 countries will converge on Frankfurt in May to take part in Techtextil. Events include innovative shows and contests for apparel, textile structures for new building, textiled spaces and innovation awards. Techtextil touts itself as the world’s central marketing and sourcing platform for nonwovens users and manufacturers.
June 3-4, 2015
Prague, Czech Republic
Cost to attend: Ranges from $908 for conference only to $1957 for conference and tabletop exhibit
Topics for the symposium include production and post-consumer waste recycling, raw materials, innovation in nowovens technology and applications, research and testing, nonwovens processing and conversion and more.
June 16-19, 2015
Atlanta, GA 2015
Cost to attend: Ranges from $525 to $1,795
This premiere conference of the nonwoven wipes industry includes two days of Wipes Academy and focuses daily on different topics in the wipes industry. The day one focus is on the consumer and industrial wipes market. Day two is lotions and potions and day three is substrates in the morning and wipe opportunities in the afternoon. The conference culminates in the announcement of the highly competitive World of Wipes Innovation Award.
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