A highly competitive Visionary Awards competition, four days of presentations by well-known business speakers and industry networking opportunities highlighted the Vision 2007 Consumer Products Conference, held January 21-24 in Denver. INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, organizer of the annual event reported that almost 300 attendees from around the world converged on the Mile High City for the event. “VISION 2007 was once again the best place for executives from the nonwovens and consumer products industry to get together for a few days of learning, networking and meetings,” said INDA president Rory Holmes. “The quality of the speakers and attendees will make VISION 2007 one of the best industry events of the year. Each speaker’s subject was directly applicable to every company present.”
The highlight of the Conference was the selection of Tyco Healthcare Retail Group’s Swim Pants as the recipient of the 2007 Visionary Award. VISION 2007 attendees heard presentations from all of the finalists and selected the Swim Pants over five other nominated products—Cotton Feminine Hygiene Products, Corman Italy; Cool2Go Insulating Wrap, DuPont; Johnson’s Baby Extracare Wipes, Johnson & Johnson Europe; Petsleeves Petwear, Petsleeves; and Pampers Cruisers, Procter & Gamble.
“The voting for the recipient of the 2007 Visionary Award was by far the closest in the six-year history of the award, an indication of the quality of the six nominated finalists,” said Michael Jacobsen, Visionary Award project coordinator. “The Tyco Swim Pants were selected over five other extremely deserving and successful consumer products from some of the biggest names in the business.”