The in-person conference will highlight the segment’s continued growth and new opportunities with presentations by more than 20 industry experts on sustainability inputs, natural fibres, product transparency, reusable menstrual products, recyclable diapers and more as well as the latest market forecasts and insights into consumer buying trends, INDA said in the press release.
Hygienix will offer two specialised workshops, and a myriad of business connection opportunities including a welcome reception and a first-time attendee mentorship programme. Participants will discover innovative products in absorbent hygiene and personal care at tabletop exhibits on November 15-16, 2022, providing opportunities for 60 companies to showcase their unique offerings.
Three finalists will each present their innovative and technically sophisticated disposable absorbent hygiene products as they vie for the prestigious Hygienix Innovation Award. Nominations are open until August 29, 2022. Demonstrating the interest in sustainability, last year’s award recipient was Kudos Diaper Subscription featuring its 100 per cent cotton disposable diaper.
Participants will hear the latest data and forecasts from analysts during presentations by Robert Fry, Jr., Ph.D., principal of Robert Fry Economics, on the Global Economy – What we Can Expect in 2023; Pricie Hanna, managing partner, and Colin Hanna, director of market research, Price Hanna Consultants on Disposables versus Reusables; and Simon Preisler, vice president of logistics, Central National Gottesman delivering a Logistic Market Update.
A panel of entrepreneurs will discuss the challenges, biases, and taboos to bringing innovations into the marketplace. Experts sharing their insights will be Mia Abbruzzese and Alexandra Fennell, co-founders of Grace; Amrita Saigal, founder and CEO, Kudos; and Cindy Santa Cruz, president of ParaPatch.
A session on next-generation menstrual products and their users will feature Liying Qian, research analyst, Euromonitor International providing market data on disposable and reusable period products; Frantisek Riha-Scott, founder, Confitex discussing reusable products; and Greta Meyer, co-founder and CEO, Sequel on Reengineering the Tampon.
Also focusing on period products will be a presentation by Danielle Keiser, managing director, Impact, Madami on Changing the Conversation with Consumers moderated by Heidi Beatty, chief executive officer, Crown Abbey.
Fibre2Fashion News Desk (GK)