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

Absorption Systems for Absorbent Hygiene Products
Jim RobinsonPrincipal, 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.

Know the Global Trends in Diapers, Baby Pants, & Adult Underwear
Carlos RicherCEO/Director, Richer Investment S.A. De C.V.
Natalia RicherCOO, Diaper Testing International
Irene RicherMarketing Analyst & Partner, Richer Investment / Diaper Testing International

HYGIENIX 2022 Welcome Reception

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Tuesday, November 15


9:00 am - 9:05 am

Moderator:Tony Fragnito, President, INDA

Recycling Approaches for Disposable AHP Waste

9:05 am - 10:05 am

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

Used Diapers Recycling Project
Jeannine CardinQuality Control, Recyc PHP

Reviewing Raw Materials, Technologies and Innovation and Innovation Options to Develop Feasible and Sustainable Product Designs
Rahul BansalAssistant Vice President- Global Sales & Marketing - Nonwovens, Birla Cellulose

Coffee & Networking Break

10:05 am - 11:00 am

Blood, Sweat, Legislation, and Regulation: The Impact on Business

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

Danielle KeiserManaging Director, Impact, Madami

Rachel Braun ScherlManaging Partner, Entrepreneur, SPARK Solutions For Growth

Michelle WalasavageSr Manager Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Arkema, 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 - 4:00 pm

Moderator:Ginny Casstevens, Director of Sales-Nonwovens, Fibertex Nonwovens

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

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

Breaking the Tampon Monopoly
Greta MeyerCo-Founder/CEO, Sequel

The Language of Period Products: Changing the Conversation with Our Customers
Danielle KeiserManaging Director, Impact, Madami

Coffee & Networking Break

4:00 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.

Pads on a Roll™
Penelope FinnieCEO, Egal Pads, Inc.

Kotex® Pantyliner with pH Indicator
Xuedong Song, Ph.D.Research Technical Leader, Kimberly-Clark Kenko Industria E Comercio Ltda.
Rodrigo AndradeProduct Development Specialist, Kimberly-Clark Kenko Industria E Comercio Ltda.

Sposie® Dribbles® Potty Training Pads
Daniella GomezMarketing Director, Sposie
Ryan WrightCEO, Sposie
Adam StrizziVice-President, Sposie

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

The Global Economy - What We Can Expect in 2023

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Moderator:Keith Geisinger, Business Development Manager, Fibertex Nonwovens, Inc.

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

Coffee & Networking Break

10:00 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

Moderator:Jonathan Layer, Director of Commercial Business Development and Marketing, Fibertex Nonwovens

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

Amrita SaigalFounder & CEO, Kudos

Dawn HunterCIO, Awkward Beauty

Cindy Santa CruzPresident, ParaPatch, Inc.

Ello Puppet
Kierra MitchnerCEO & Founder, Ello Puppet


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

Moderator:Nick Carter, Vice-President of Marketing, Avgol Nonwovens

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

Ingredients, Product Labels & Consumers – What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
Bryan NicholsonExecutive Director, BAHP

Coffee & Networking Break

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Going Forward: Industry M&A and Recent Investments & Innovations

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Moderator:Richard Koffler, CEO, SynTouch, Inc.

Using Mergers & Acquisitions to Protect and Grow Your Business Value in a World of Disruptive Change
Len LaPortaManaging Director, The DAK Group

Innovative Solutions for a Better Tomorrow
Jennifer J. Austin, Ph.D.Market Segment Manager - Hygiene & Medical, ExxonMobil Chemical Company

Tabletop Exhibits & Reception

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Thursday, November 17

Sustainable & Improved AHP Inputs

9:00 am - 11:30 am

Moderator:John Poccia, President, Poccia Consulting, LLC

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.

Musings and Ruminations Regarding Sustainability and Superabsorbent Polymers
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

Polyethylene Mono-component Spunbond Nonwoven
Yijian Lin, Ph.D.TS&D NAA Research Scientist, The Dow Chemical Company

2022 Hygienix Innovation Award™ Announcement

11:30 am - 11:45 am

Moderator:Tony Fragnito, President, INDA

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