Previous Conferences and Events

Insight 2012  |  Insight 2011  |  MTS Short Course 2011  |  Insight 2010  |  Insight 2009  |  Insight 2008  |  Insight 2007 
NTC 2005
  |  NTC 2004  |  Short Course 2008  |  MTS Short Course

INSIGHT 2013 Brochure (pdf)  |  Program  |  Program (pdf)  |  Abstracts  |  Abstracts (pdf)  
INSIGHT 2013 Pre-Registration List (pdf)


International Conference

• October 13-17, 2013 •
• Renaissance Vinoy Resort & Golf Club •
• St. Petersburg, Florida, USA •


Symposium Brochure (pdf)  |  Program  |  Program (pdf)  |  Airlaid Plant Tour


• May 21-23, 2013 •
• Radisson Plaza Hotel •
• Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA •

Marketing Technology Service, Inc. sponsored this new event on absorbent disposables. The two and a half day event focused on designing superior diapers, feminine pads and wipes. 

This conference was targeted at technical people involved in design and QA, and included a unique chance to see technology that is seldom presented. It covered absorbent products design in a format understandable to non-technical people in sales, marketing or management, as well as to technical people new to this secretive industry. Extensive use of videos and demonstrations illustrated the concepts and interactions of design choices. Delegates were provided a large amount of technical information that is generally considered to be “secret.” 

Delegates also toured the MTS facilities, including the Greyline and Blueline airlaid plants featuring elaborate airlaid SAP composites and advanced wiper fabrics in production, and the MTS Laboratories and testing equipment.. 

INSIGHT 2012 Brochure (pdf)  |  Program  |  Program (pdf)  |  Abstracts  |  Abstracts (pdf)
INSIGHT 2012 Registration List (pdf)  

Announcing the 34th Annual INSIGHT Event:

International Conference

• October 14-18, 2012 •
• Norfolk Waterside Marriott •
• Norfolk, Virginia, USA •


  INSIGHT 2012 was held October 14-18, 2012 at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott Hotel in downtown Norfolk, Virginia.  

The 33rd Annual INSIGHT Event:

International Conference

• October 23-27, 2011 •
• Hilton Minneapolis Hotel •
• Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA •

INSIGHT 2011 Brochure (pdf)  |  Conference Program  |  Conference Program (pdf)  |  Abstracts  |  Abstracts (pdf)
INSIGHT 2011 Registration List (pdf)


     INSIGHT 2011 was held October 23-27, 2011 at the Hilton in the vibrant downtown area of Minneapolis.  

Airlaid Plant Tour

• March 15-17, 2011 •
• Radisson Plaza Hotel •
• Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA •

Short Course Brochure (pdf)  |  Program  |  Program (pdf)

The 2011 MTS Executive Short Course was held March 15-17 in Kalamazoo, Michigan.  MTS has been conducting Executive Level Short Courses since 1993.  The 2011 Short Course expanded to 4 sessions over 2 days, and included an exclusive opportunity to see the MTS Greyline Airlaid Plant in action on the third day, along with the MTS testing facility and demonstrations of absorbent product testing devices.  Designed for both experienced professionals and newcomers to the industry, this event provided a large amount of practical information without the need for delegates to have an extensive technical background.

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     International Conference          

• October 17-21, 2010 •
• Charlotte Marriott City Center •
• Charlotte, North Carolina, USA •

Insight Conference Marriott Hotel

INSIGHT 2010 Brochure (pdf)  |  2010 Registration List (pdf)  |  Program  |  Program (pdf)  |  Abstracts  |  Abstracts (pdf) 

New Location for 2010!

     Celebrating its 32nd consecutive year, INSIGHT was held for the first time in Charlotte, North Carolina at the Charlotte Marriott City Center Hotel. The hotel is located in the Center City district of the Queen City (Charlotte was named for Queen Charlotte, wife of King George III), in the midst of fine dining, great shopping and a variety of museums. Several hundred restaurants in the Charlotte area provided delegates ample choices of venue for Italian, French, Mexican, Chinese, American and many other types of fare, available at casual cafιs and pizzerias to upscale world-renown seafood and steak restaurants. Local music offers something for everyone, with historical roots in blues, jazz, bluegrass and folk music, and more recent developments like funk and alternative rock. NASCAR racing and local sports teams are themes that are prominently featured throughout the city. Day or night, Charlotte has a lot to offer INSIGHT delegates! The Charlotte Marriott City Center completed a full renovation of its 438 guest rooms, including new Revive beds, flat screen TVs and internet service, in 2009. 


he 31st Annual INSIGHT Event:


International Conference

INSIGHT 2009 Brochure (pdf)  |  Program  |  Program (pdf)  |  Abstracts  |  Abstracts (pdf)  |  2009 Registration List (pdf)


• October 11-15, 2009 •
• The Peabody Hotel Memphis •
• Memphis, Tennessee, USA •

The Return to Memphis!

Celebrating its 31st consecutive year, INSIGHT was held in Memphis, Tennessee at The Peabody Hotel. The historic Peabody recently completed a top-to-bottom, multi-million dollar renovation that included all guest rooms and public spaces. 

Located in the heart of the Downtown Renaissance, the Peabody is just three blocks from the famous Beale Street entertainment district. As the “Home of the Blues,” Memphis offers some of the best music available anywhere. Restaurants in the downtown area offer famous southern barbecue, Italian, French, Asian, Sushi, southern-style cuisine, and, of course, standard American plates. Venues include casual to fine dining, from pizza and pasta to seafood and steakhouses. Day or night, Memphis has a lot to offer INSIGHT delegates! 

• Home of the Blues 
• Home of Elvis and Graceland 
• Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll 
• Pork Barbeque Capital of the World 
• The March of the Ducks 
• The Site of INSIGHT 2009


30th Annual INSIGHT Event:

International Conference

General INSIGHT 2008 Information (pdf)  |  Program  |  Program (pdf)  |  Abstracts  |  Abstracts (pdf)  |  Registration List (pdf)

October 12-16, 2008
Renaissance Grand Hotel
St. Louis, Missouri, USA

New Location for 2008
MTS hosted the 30th Annual INSIGHT Conference in St. Louis, Missouri, home of the Gateway Arch, Anheuser-Busch Brewery, the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team, and over 1000 original restaurants.


& Airlaid Plant Tour

March 11-12, 2008
Radisson Plaza Hotel
& Suites
Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA

Short Course Brochure (pdf)  |  Program  |  Program (pdf)

MTS held another of its high-intensity executive short courses in Kalamazoo, Michigan, March 11-12, 2008.  MTS has conducted a series of this event worldwide, beginning in 1993.

This event is designed for both experienced professionals and newcomers to the industry.  It offers a large amount of practical information without the need for delegates to have an extensive technical background.  The airlaid machine demonstration was a rare event and a special opportunity. 

Take a look at the Program to determine which new persons from your group should attend the next Short Course event.  Personalized Short Course presentations can also be arranged at your location.

Evaluations from previous Short Courses in this series:

“This was a worthwhile course and I am highly recommending it to co-workers!”
“I learned more technology in days than I’ve learned in my three years on the job at xxxxxxxx!”
“Quality and content of presentation were very good. Excellent.”
“Best part of the course was the speaker’s obvious in-depth knowledge of his topic.”
“Good overview- Many aspects of industry, products/markets presented.”
“Very good course... contacts excellent. Well done.”
“I thoroughly enjoyed the course and I found the forthright, no holds barred presentation very good.”

The 29th Annual INSIGHT Event--

International Conference

October 21 - 25, 2007
Amelia Island Plantation
Florida, USA

General INSIGHT 2007 Information (pdf)  |  Program (pdf)  |  Abstracts  |  Abstracts (pdf)  |  Registration List - Oct. 17, 2007 (pdf)

New Location for 2007
     Celebrating its 29th consecutive year, INSIGHT was held at Amelia Island Plantation on Amelia Island, Florida. The northernmost barrier island on Florida’s Atlantic Coast, Amelia Island is located just minutes away from the state line of Georgia and 30 miles north of Jacksonville International Airport. The only American territory that has been under the domain of 8 different flags, Amelia Island has been home to Mexican rebels, pirates and smugglers, Civil War soldiers, and Spanish missionaries. The island, known as the birthplace of the modern shrimping industry, offers historic sites, an incredibly diverse ecosystem, dining and shopping, and many recreational opportunities. 

     Amelia Island Plantation is a 1,350-acre nature preserve with 3 championship golf courses, 23 tennis courts, 8 restaurants, swimming pools and beaches, 7 miles of bike trails, deep sea and fresh-water fishing, kayaking, horseback riding, and other outdoor activities. Near the hotel is Fernandina Beach, a Victorian seaport village, featuring a 50-block historic district with many restaurants, shops and homes dating back to the late 19th century. Amelia Island has more than 50 restaurants, offering a variety of local and ethnic cuisines. 


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Tuesday, March 29 - Thursday, March 31, 2005
Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center
Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA

Marketing Technology Service is pleased to sponsor the Nonwovens Technology Conference series, first offered in 1998. This three-day event includes presentations of the highest standards by industry professionals on four major current topics:

• Adjusting to Changing Economics of Raw Materials
• Thin Absorbent Systems for Baby, Adult, Feminine and Absorbent Pads
• Designing Superior Surface Wiping Products
• Advances in Nonwoven Fabric Technologies

Included each morning is a brief executive short course session covering topics relevant to the day’s agenda. These detailed presentations are of interest to both experienced delegates and newcomers.

PLUS:  Delegates to the Nonwovens Technology Conference were guests for an exclusive tour and demonstration of the new MTS Greyline Airlaid Facility, the most advanced airlaid facility now in operation.

Nonwovens Technology Conference 2004

Sorrento, Italy  --  March 9-11, 2004  --  Hilton Sorrento Palace

     The NTC 2004 was held in Sorrento, Italy on March 9-11, 2004.  Following in the tradition of the MTS sponsored Nonwovens Technical Conferences started in 1998, this event combined a tutorial executive short course on thin absorbent product design with a provocative collection of forward-looking presentations by industry leaders.  

More Information on this conference (pdf format)

MTS Short Course in Absorbent Products 

This executive-level short course is widely acclaimed as offering more useable information than other available imitations.  While technically oriented and detailed, the study of heavy chemistry and equations is NOT part of this briefing.  Instead, the speakers make extensive use of practical demonstration on VCRs and provide explanations of the proprietary knowledge base required to understand the terms, the business and its manufacturing.  This course typically includes pilot plant demonstrations of making advanced absorbent composites and prototype fabrics not yet offered in the commercial marketplace.  Suitable for new employees and experienced professionals.  Special custom short courses can be arranged at your location.  Click to see the 2002 Program

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