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INDA reschedules WOW conference to August 24-27

May '20
INDA has rescheduled the 14th edition of World of Wipes (WOW) International Conference to August 24-27 in response to updated guidance on phased reopenings in various states, consistent with guidance from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and a view of airline scheduling changes over the summer in response to spread of COVID-19 virus.

Initially scheduled June 22-25, the WOW event in Minneapolis will still take place in Minneapolis at the same venue, but a full two months later than originally scheduled. 

“We have been carefully watching several metrics to guide our decision-making on this important event. With several states recently announcing their approaches to reopening in phases, it is clear in some states that the final phase will not be reached until late June or into July. Many airline schedules have been reduced to reflect this. We are now convinced that rescheduling this event a full two months later will coincide with the safe reopening of conferences and events, and with company travel policies that prevent employee travel until this late summer time frame,” said Dave Rousse, INDA president. 

“At the event, we want to ensure the safety of our attendees and will follow heightened hygienic practices with sanitisers and wipes readily available, increased spacing between conference seats, increased hotel cleaning of surfaces, and reception food served by wait staff, not buffet style,” added Rousse. He also notes that the last week of August is the first time frame that does not conflict with other industry events as the calendar becomes quite crowded in September, October, and November.

WOW 2020 will connect senior-level wipes professionals during four value-packed days combining relevant technical and educational content with business engagement opportunities.

Session topics include: buyer demographics, sustainability, industrial and flushable wipes, substrates, preservatives, and single use plastics. Over 400 senior-leadership participants attended WOW in 2019.

Three exceptional finalists will vie for the prestigious World of Wipes Innovation Award that represent advancements that expand the use of nonwoven fabrics in creativity, novelty of approach, uniqueness, and technical sophistication in product and technology innovations within the entire wipes value chain. This year’s finalists include Berk International, LLC; ITW Pro Brands and Lonza LLC.

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