The World of Wipes® International Conference

Atlanta Marriott Marquis

July 17-July 20, 2023 Atlanta, GA

The World of Wipes® International Conference (WOW) is where wipes leaders converge to advance their business. WOW will inspire us all to take action on issues of importance to our $11 billion industry*. Gain expert insights in these topics:

  • Plastics Policy: Closing the “Intention-Action” Gap
  • The Road to Rome: Sustainable Manufacturing Practices
  • Consumers: What Are the Little Rascals Up to Now?
  • Transparency in the Supply Chain
  • Wipes: What's New & Improved
  • Flushability: Regulation, Innovation, Standards & Education
  • CEO Panel: Priorities & Predictions
  • And, the World of Wipes Innovation Award®

With more than 400 wipes professionals connecting at WOW, there is abundant opportunity to create new partnerships and business strategies. *North America, 2021

The 4-day event will begin in Atlanta, GA at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis hotel on Monday, July 17th with the Wipes Academy (additional registration) and the welcome reception to greet attendees with the opportunity to network prior to the start of the conference.

The conference will kick off on Tuesday, July 18th with a brief welcome from INDA President, Tony Fragnito before heading in the CEO Panel: Priorities & Predictions. Berry Global’s EVP & General Manager of US&C – HHS, Robert Weilminster, will be sitting on the panel to give his insights on the subject.

On Wednesday, July 19th, WOW continues with Berry’s Product Management Director, Matt Kocian, will present under the Transparency in the Supply Chain segment on Certified Traceability Systems – Their Value & the Security Offered When Making Sustainability Claims.

More on Both Presentations:

CEO Panel: Priorities & Predictions - Inflation, supply chain and capacity/demand balance remain top concerns for wipe producers in 2023. As business leaders drive both structural and financial responses to these issues many are also looking to seize opportunities for differentiation. Join our panel discussion with nonwoven executives to discuss this changing landscape and implications for our industry. Topics will include subjects as diverse as inflationary impacts across the organization, surging wages, re-shoring as well as domestic and international drivers to supply/demand balance.

Certified Traceability Systems - With consumer demand for raw material transparency strengthening, we as industry leaders must continue to keep that transparency top of mind as we provide cost effective sustainable solutions. Berry Global is the first company to obtain raw material and substrate traceability with ISCC+ certification in several of our nonwoven sites in the US. Matt Kocian will discuss the value that certified traceability systems provide throughout the value chain and how it impacts sustainability claims that may be made. In addition, Harmon will share his thoughts on the acceptance of such claims by consumers, and why it is important for the industry as a whole to lean forward in the creation of a circular economy. Learn more about Non Woven Fabric for Wipe Applications.