EDANA Outlook conference, Athens, Greece
The most recent event was Outlook 2019 from October 09–11 in Athens, hosted by EDANA, the umbrella organization for nonwovens.
The Outlook is traditionally a trend event featuring high-caliber keynote speakers (this year Robert Ward, Editorial Director of the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) from the UK, and Daria Krivonos, CEO of CIFS) and trendsetting topics. The spectrum of participants and visitors mainly comprised representatives of the top management in the nonwovens industry.
This year's topics were "Building Trust", "Circularity", "Global perspective" and "Innovation & product developments".
ANDRITZ Nonwoven delegated Tobias Schäfer, Vice President Sales, Didier Vulliet, Vice President Technology, and André Michalon, Vice President Sales, to Athens in order to honor the importance of the event.
The ANDRITZ participants were very satisfied with Outlook 2019 as a whole, the networking opportunities, and the impulses. Tobias Schäfer put reactions in a nutshell: "The meta-topics of climate and the ban on plastics pose major challenges for us as machine builders in the nonwovens business. But there are also great opportunities for our technology-driven industry. Resource conservation, energy reduction, and sustainability have been ANDRITZ's absolute motivation to meet these challenges with innovative technologies for quite some time".