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  • 21 Nov 2012

AWA to host annual release liner conference

AWA has announced details of its next Global Release Liner Conference and Exhibition, which will take place on March 20-21 2013 in Denver, Colorado, USA. The event alternates each year between Europe and the USA.

Workshops – sustainability and business development

As part of this year’s conference program, two concurrent workshops will take place on the first morning.  One will address the topic ‘Is liner recycling an obstacle or an opportunity?’, and will be led by Calvin Frost, CEO of Channeled Resources Group, which has a long history of successfully managing liner recycling and reuse. The second focuses on business development and growth opportunities, and will be led by Jackie Marolda, vice president and senior consultant at AWA Alexander Watson Associates, and an expert in business development strategies and techniques.

Market data and developments

The conference agenda opens with AWA Alexander Watson Associates’ CEO Corey Reardon’s annual report on the global release liner markets, followed by an evaluation by Jackie Marolda of the industry survey conducted each year by the company. In-depth evaluations of key geographical markets follow, covering the challenges presented in doing business in South East Asia (from Wilco van Zwieten, commercial director, SAScoat,  Vietnam) and the fast-growing South American market (from Roberto Ribeiro, manager, Asterisco Consultoria e Participações, Brazil). The program also features a number of presentations on other key topics.  

Expert panel discussion

A popular feature of the program is the panel discussion and Q&A session featuring leading silicone suppliers and key release coating companies, moderated by Corey Reardon.  Topics raised by the audience for expert comment will likely include sustainability, trends and developments.

Concurrent exhibition

Throughout the two-day program, delegates can visit the concurrent exhibition, which provides an opportunity for networking and to see the product offerings of leading industry suppliers. The first day’s proceedings also conclude with a cocktail party.

‘Earlybird’ registration discount

AWA is offering delegates who register by December 31 2012 a discount on the standard registration rate, and industry suppliers at all levels can still book exhibition space.  Full details of the Global Release Liner Conference 2013 are available from AWA Alexander Watson Associates’ website, where it is also possible to register online.

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