With over 150 delegates in ‘attendance’, Outlook 2020, hosted by the international association serving the nonwovens and related industries, Edana, Brussels/Belgium, again confirmed the event as a key industry occasion for the sector. Held from September 23-25, 2020, Outlook moved to an online edition for the first time, allowing participants to engage virtually, through conference presentations, live Q&A and live interaction. The conference examined emerging global drivers, market trends, sustainability initiatives and new product developments over 3 days.
This edition opened with a keynote speech on ‘Geopolitical scenarios shaping a post-Covid-19 world’. A session dedicated to global perspectives followed with overviews of regional market drivers and trade flows. The day closed with a presentation of an upcoming Edana communications campaign on the benefit of nonwoven materials. Day 2 of the conference opened with an insightful presentation on the global outlook for the disposable hygiene sector. The rest of the second day focused on an examination of the challenges and opportunities of sustainability and supply in the hygiene sector with specific reference to PPE and face masks. The final day focused on innovation and sustainability in the sector, opening with a ‘realistic review of post-Covid energy and environmental plans and expectations’.
The next edition of Outlook is scheduled to be held in Lisbon/Portugal in April 2021.