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Sunday, October 12

Early Registration
Sunday Evening:
5:00-6:30 p.m.

7th Annual David Kearney Memorial Golf Tournament
Sunday Afternoon - Starts at 12:30 p.m. 

Welcome Reception
Sunday Evening -
6:30-8:00 p.m.

Monday, October 13

We're Not In Kansas Anymore: Global Cultural Trends Influencing Absorbent Product Markets
• Elizabeth Hanson, Manager
-- Marketing Technology Service, Inc.

A New Three Layer Performance Coverstock System
• Philippe DeMunter, Commercial Manager
-- Libeltex BVBA

Delivering Care to the Adult Incontinence Market: A Mail Order Overview — 20 Years of Change
• Bruce Grench, President and CEO
• Mark Nedvin, Vice President of Marketing


Creating and Managing the Product Development Process – From Concept to Implementation
• Donald A. Sheldon

Flush with Success, New Dispersible Toilet Care Wipes Lead the Charge
• Phillip Mango, President
-- Phillip Mango Consulting

"To Infinity(TM) and Beyond!" - Absorbent Core Design on the Bleeding Edge
• James P. Hanson, Director
-- Marketing Technology Service, Inc.

MTS Cocktail Party
(Meet the people you’re at INSIGHT to talk to)

Tuesday, October 14

Tiny Fibers — Big Opportunities: Microfiber Nonwovens from Polymer Films
• Dr. Mario Perez, Staff Scientist
-- 3M Company

Cost Savings Through Highly Efficient Drying Systems
• Christian Haas, Head of Nonwovens Division
-- STRAHM Hi-Tex Systems AG

Cellulosic Fibers - Current and Future Activities
• Nick Hrinko, Commercial Director
-- Lenzing

Why3K? — Speed Barriers Shattered!
• Michael K. Jelinsky, Sales Engineer
-- Martin Automatic Inc.


Pulpless Cores for Diapers Revisited
• Donald C. Young, Director Commercial Development
-- Marketing Technology Service, Inc.

Drying Nanoparticles: an Exploding Event!
• John M. Tharpe, President
-- Marion Engineering & Technical Services, Inc.

Hot on the Trail of SAP
• Walter Becker, Department of Chemistry
-- Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences

PLA Spunbond — Gateway to the Future
• Stephen Chester, Technical Manager, Consumer Care
-- Fiberweb

Wednesday, October 15

Flushable Wipe Technology in Light of the New Nonwoven Flushablity Guideline
• David Powling, Program Leader
-- Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Styrenic Block Copolymers for Elastic Fabrics and Yarns
• John Flood, Senior Staff Research Scientist
-- Kraton Polymers LLC

Pick & Place Application Concept - Don’t Lose Control in Your Discrete Material Application!
• Daniele Benini, Sales Engineering Manager
-- GDM SpA

Challenges for Household and Personal Care Wipes
• Mary Tabion, Research Manager
-- Euromonitor International


The Tortuous Path of Intellectual Property Management (in the Aftermath of Paragon Trade Brands)
• Rick Jezzi, Principal
-- A.D. Jezzi & Associates, Inc.

Just How do You Know if There is Enough SAP in a Wet Diaper?
• James C. Robinson, Technical Manager
-- BASF Corporation

The Vacuum-Dry Diaper, the Diaper that Likes to Stay Dry
• Carlos E. Richer, Director
-- Richer Investments

Tabletop Display Reception 
- Networking, Drinks, Food & Fun -

Thursday, October 16

An Overview of Elastic Action in Hygiene Products
• Pricie Hanna, Vice President
-- John R. Starr, Inc.

The Shaping of the Global Polypropylene Industry by Higher Energy Prices
• Bob Dennett, Director – Polypropylene, North America
-- CMAI - Houston

Whether Rocket Ship or Roller Coaster, Fibers are in for the Ride
• Karen Jones, Director


Urinary and Fecal Incontinence: Prevalence, Trends and Treatment
• Ruth Zielinski, RN, CNM, MS
-- University of Michigan Pelvic Floor Research Group

Fecal Incontinence: The New “Secret Problem”
• Elizabeth Hanson, Manager
-- Marketing Technology Service, Inc.



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