Hygienix Conference Schedule

Monday, November 14

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HYGIENIX WORKSHOP: Absorbent Hygiene Absorption Systems - Components & Systems

1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Moderator:Jim Robinson, Principal, Absorbent Hygiene Insights, LLC

Coffee & Networking Break

3:30 pm - 3:45 pm

HYGIENIX WORKSHOP: Global Trends in Diapers, Baby Pants & Adult Underwear

3:45 pm - 6:00 pm

Moderator:Carlos Richer, CEO/Director, Richer Investment S.A. De C.V.

HYGIENIX 2022 Welcome Reception

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Tuesday, November 15


9:00 am - 9:05 am

Moderator:Tony Fragnito, President, INDA

The Global Economy - What We Can Expect in 2023

9:05 am - 10:05 am

North American Economic Outlook
Robert Fry, Ph.D.Principal, Robert Fry Economics LLC

Coffee & Networking Break

10:05 am - 11:00 am

Innovating in the AHP Market: Entrepreneurs Discuss the Challenges, Biases & Taboos to Bring Innovation Into the Marketplace

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Attn: Grace
Mia AbbruzzeseFounder/CEO, Attn: Grace
Alexandra FennellFounder/CEO, Attn: Grace

Amrita SaigalFounder & CEO, Kudos

Cindy Santa CruzPresident, ParaPatch, Inc.


12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Coffee & Networking Break

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Next-Gen Menstrual Products & Their Users

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The Evolution of Clean Menstrual Care
Liying QianGlobal Industry Manager – Tissue and Hygiene, Euromonitor International

Reusable Products Using Nonwovens – A Complimentary Product to Traditional AHPs
Frantisek Riha-ScottFounder & Design Director, Confitex Technology

TENTATIVE TITLE: Raising the Bar for Period Products – Reengineering the Tampon
Greta MeyerCo-Founder/CEO, Sequel

Coffee & Networking Break

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

2022 HYGIENIX Innovation Award™ Presentations

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Moderator:Thomas Carlyle, Nonwovens Commercial Manager-Americas, Lenzing Fibers Inc.

INDA Lifetime Service Award Presentation

5:00 pm - 5:10 pm

Moderator:Tony Fragnito, President, INDA

Reception & Tabletop Event

5:10 pm - 6:30 pm

Wednesday, November 16

Recycling Approaches For Disposable Diaper Waste

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Used Diapers Recycling Project
Jeannine CardinQuality Control, Recyc PHP

Coffee & Networking Break

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Period Products: Changing the Conversation With Our Customers

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Moderator:Heidi Beatty, Chief Executive Officer, Crown Abbey, LLC

Danielle KeiserManaging Director, Impact, Madami


12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Coffee & Networking Break

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Consumer Understanding - Who Are These People?

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Five Generations of Hygiene + Sustainability
Matt SchieringProfessor of Marketing, Dominican University

Disposables vs. Reusables? Reframing the Debate for Consumers of Hygiene Products
Pricie HannaManaging Partner, Price Hanna Consultants LLC
Colin HannaDirector Of Research, Price Hanna Consultants LLC

TENTATIVE TITLE: Ingredients, Product Labels & Consumers – What could possibly go wrong?
Bryan NicholsonExecutive Director, BAHP

Coffee & Networking Break

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Nonwoven Markets & Supply Chain Status

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Logistic Market Update
Simon PreislerVice President - Logistics, Central National Gottesman Inc.

North American Nonwoven Absorbent Hygiene Outlook in a Post-Pandemic World
Brad KalilDirector of Market Intelligence and Economic Insights, INDA

Tabletop Exhibits & Reception

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Thursday, November 17

Sustainable AHP Inputs

9:00 am - 11:00 am

Assessing Sustainable Fiber Options in the context of Disposable Hygienic Products
Richard KnowlsonPrincipal, RPK Consulting

Bast Fibre Use in Hygienic Applications: Opportunities and Challenges
Jason FinnisExecutive Vice President & Chief Innovation Officer, Bast Fibre Technologies, Inc.

Olaf IseleStrategic Product Development Director, Trace Femcare, Inc.
Jim RobinsonPrincipal, Absorbent Hygiene Insights, LLC

From Components to Products: A Case for a Systems Approach to New Sustainable Disposable Absorbent Articles
Lars Heepe, Ph.D.Head of Research & Development, Gottlieb Binder GmbH & Co. KG

2022 Hygienix Innovation Award™ Announcement

11:00 am - 11:15 am

Moderator:Tony Fragnito, President, INDA

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