AWA Release Liner Event Coming Early in 2018

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS | AWA Alexander Watson Associates reports the theme of the 2018 Global Release Liner Industry Conference and Exhibition will be the importance of the “voice of the customer” in the release liner value chain, on both the supply and demand side. The event will be held February 14–16, 2018, at the Hilton Hotel in Amsterdam.

The agenda for the conference will span the many different markets for release liner, from pressure-sensitive tapes and labels to medical and electronics applications, and will feature presentations from leading companies as well as AWA’s global analysis of the markets’ current status and future directions. The keynote presentation will be given by Jeroen Diderich, VP and general manager EMEA for Avery Dennison Materials Group. Included will be the annual real-time industry survey—and its results—conducted with the conference delegates, providing a live pulse measurement on the industry.

Panel discussions are central to the program. The annual Executive Leadership Panel, moderated by AWA’s president and CEO Corey M. Reardon, will bring together Jeroen Diderich; Frederic Jacquin, senior VP, Elkem Silicones; Simon Medley, CEO, Loparex; and Petri Hakanen, senior VP, Specialty Papers, UPM, to provide what will reportedly be a unique, high-level view of the industry. Later, experts from the silicone and coating sectors will discuss their opportunities and challenges, and base materials manufacturers will share developments and innovation in their field.

On-site registration begins on the afternoon of February 14 with a networking and connection building cocktail reception that evening, around the extensive supplier tabletop exhibition. At the end of the first day’s full session, the AWA Release Liner Industry Award 2018 will be presented, and the winner will be celebrated at an evening event sponsored by Elkem Group.

Registration for the conference is now open, and full program details and online registration are available on the AWA website.

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