EDANA's Outlook Plus Latin America ends successfully
Outlook Plus Latin America, a three-day conference and tabletop exhibition in Sao Paulo, Brazil, held from March 7 to 9, 2017, covering market, product, and technology intelligence for the hygiene, personal care, and medical nonwovens industries, organised by the two global nonwoven trade associations, EDANA and INDA, ended on a successful note.
With a comprehensive conference programme and networking activities to encourage interaction, participants confirmed the event as an indispensable opportunity to bring the global industry together at the heart of Latin America.
Opening the conference, keynote presenter Welber Barral, Ph.D., outlined with clarity the challenges and opportunities for foreign direct investment in Brazil. Barral outlined the hurdles, from customs tariffs to bureaucratic formalities, and advised patience and persistence with optimism for gradual improvement.
Presentations on market, product, and technology intelligence for hygiene and personal care were the focus of the first two days. Market leaders in the nonwoven and film markets for these products also shared their vision of the future. The regional demographic and consumer trends of relevance to the industry were highlighted throughout the conference. A session on the third and final day was dedicated to the use of nonwovens in healthcare and infection prevention applications and future opportunities.
More than 270 participants joined the conference and more than 25 companies took the opportunity to promote their products and services through tabletop exhibits.
EDANA’s chair Martin Rapp, senior vice-president and composite fibres business unit president, Glatfelter said, “EDANA is pleased to cooperate with INDA in helping the industry to make the best of those opportunities and together to continue to cater to the networking needs of all industry participants across the supply chain.” (GK)
Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India