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Pre-Event Sunday, October 9, 2016

16:00 - 18:00

Registration Open

Day 1 Program Monday, October 10, 2016

Chairperson for morning session: Dave Allan, RISI

Chairperson for afternoon session: Rain Tian, Innowen Nonwoven Innovation Works

08:00 - 09:00

Registration Open

09:00 - 09:05

Opening Remarks

Speaker : David Allan, Editor, RISI

09:05 - 09:15

Welcoming Remarks

 LI Lingshen

LI Lingshen

President of CNITA , Vice President of (CNTAC)
China national textile and apparel council(CNTAC),China nonwovens & industrial textiles association(CNITA)
09:15 - 09:45

The Global Economy – Heightened Risks

In the past year, the global economy has seen some dramatic changes; a slowing and changing Chinese economy, the re-pricing of commodities, troubles in emerging markets, unprecedented actions by the world’s central banks, and increased geo-political tensions. Leadership in the global economy has transitioned from the now cooling emerging markets to developed economies. What are the prospects for emerging markets economies? Can developed economies drive the global economy?

David Katsnelson

David Katsnelson

Director, Macroeconomics
09:45 - 10:15

Overview and Trends of China Hygiene Products Market

1. Provide analysis and explain the driven factors on China hygiene products market, including sanitary napkins, baby diapers and adult incontinence products;

2. Introduce the opportunities and challenges of China hygiene products market, such as premiumisation, imported brands, internet strategies, etc.

JIANG Manxia

JIANG Manxia

Secretary General
China National Household Paper Industry Association, China Paper Association
10:15 - 10:45

Tea & Coffee Break

10:45 - 11:15

Global Tissue Outlook with Special Focus on Asian Developments

The global tissue business continues to grow steadily at an annual rate between 3% and 4%, and despite the slowing economy, China is a major driving force for the annual volume growth of slightly more than one million tonnes.

Esko Uutela

Esko Uutela

Principle Economist, Tissue
11:15 - 11:45

Nonwoven and Film Solutions Addressing Recent Trends in the Hygiene Market

Global trends in softness, breathability, comfort and fit, balanced by cost in use continue to drive new developments in Hygiene markets, including China and the broader Asia region. The objective of this talk is to discuss these trends in more detail and how leading nonwoven and film technologies and solutions can be designed to meet these trends today and tomorrow.

Andrew J. Poslinski, PhD

Sr. Global Director, Innovation & Application Development Health, Hygiene and Specialties
11:45 - 12:15

New Development and Metaphor Change on Spunbond Material to Meet Softness Demand in Hygiene Products Application

Michael Huang 275x320

Michael Wong

Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer,Non-Woven Division
12:15 - 14:00

Buffet Lunch

14:00 - 14:30

Design Hygiene Nonwoven from Consumer Perception

Every year, there are thousands of new hygiene products being launched in the market place. Some are successful, some are failed. Many times the development projects failed because the consumer is not able to perceive the value of the new product originally the R&D team expect them to tell.

To make the hygiene product innovation more effective and more consumer perceivable, Rain shares a model to bridge the consumer perception with hygiene nonwoven innovation, which creates some directional guidance for the nonwoven development work.

Rain Tian

Rain Tian

Innowen Nonwoven Innovation Works
14:30 - 15:00

New Regulations of Disposable Sanitary Products & Trends of Fabrics

1. Interpretation of national standard draft of sanitary napkins (including sanitary pads)
2. Interpretation of national standard draft of baby diapers (including sheets and mats)
3. Development trend of the fabrics of disposable hygiene products

Yong Jiao


General Manager
Shanghai Fengge nonwoven Co., Ltd
15:00 - 15:30

Addressing Wet Odor in Adult Incontinence - a key challenge for the Hygiene Industry’

As the adult incontinence market continues to grow, market dynamics are changing dramatically. Talking about incontinence as a health issue has become more mainstream, and the use of incontinence products for mobile, active adults has made a huge impact on growth in this segment in many regions. With this growth comes a need to think differently about product design: thin, more absorbent, less odor, better fitting and discreet. Are these next generation incontinence products what the Chinese market is waiting for?

Catherine Huang

Catherine Huang

Asia Pacific Hygiene Marketing Manager
H.B. Fuller
15:30 - 16:00

Tea & Coffee Break

16:00 - 16:30

Nordic Fluff Pulp for Hygiene Applications

In a constantly changing world where business drivers and needs are evolving, companies need to adapt. Growing relevance of major macro drivers such as climate change, resource scarcity and ever increasing population, creates the need to do more with less.

While Stora Enso has traditionally been a pulp and paper business, its access to non-food-competing, non-GMO, renewable and traceable feedstock and raw materials puts the company in a strong position to transform and diversify.

Kirsi Seppalainen 275x320

Kirsi Seppäläinen,

SVP, Communications
Stora Enso Biomaterials
16:30 - 17:30

Panel Discussion

Panel Chair:David Allan, RISI