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World of Wipes conference to begin in June

March 20, 2014

Hundreds of key executives from the entire global wipes supply chain will gather in Minneapolis, MN, for three days of market-leading information and networking when the 2014 World of Wipes (WOW) International Conference convenes June 2-5 at the Depot Renaissance Hotel in Minneapolis, MN.

Organized by INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, the WOW conference is the premier event for the wipes industry. Now in its 8th year, the event will feature industry-leading speakers, roundtable discussions, market forecasts, award presentations, networking opportunities and more. For the full program, see visit

The sessions will cover the latest topics of interest across the wipes industry including flushability, sustainability, new industrial wiper regulations and healthcare associated infection (HAI) wipes. Among the other topics that will be presented are branding, analytics, ethnography, coloring, compliance, certification and technical aspects of wipes. 

Bringing together the entire vertical chain—raw material suppliers, roll goods suppliers, machinery/equipment suppliers, converters, brand owners and end product manufacturers—in one forum, WOW covers dry and wet wipes for consumer, industrial, medical, healthcare, personal care and hygiene end-uses.

Special networking opportunities include a complimentary Welcome Reception on June 2, sponsored by Kimberly-Clark Professional Partnership Products along with INDA; Table-top Exhibit Display Receptions on June 3 and 4; and Dining with Industry Thought Leaders on June 4.

The Wipes 101 session, A Look at Things to Come, is a new industry offering at WOW and provides a glimpse of INDA’s new two-day short course on the wipes market.

“This year’s World of Wipes Conference has a full slate of outstanding speakers who will be imparting relevant, insightful information. This event is a must-attend for anyone in the wipes industry as it is the only event devoted entirely to wipes,” says Dave Rousse, president, INDA. “Based on the positive response last year, we will once again offer a kick-off reception Monday night, sponsored by Kimberly-Clark Professional Partnership Products and INDA.”

One of the highlights of WOW will be the presentation of the annual World of Wipes Innovation Award. This prestigious award recognizes innovation in the wipes value chain that advances the use of nonwovens. Conference attendees will vote on the winner from five products selected by INDA’s Technical Advisory Board (TAB) as unique, marketable and innovative.

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