26-28 February 2020 | Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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The World’s only Release Liner Industry Conference – 20th Edition

Now in its 20th year, the 20th Annual Global Release Liner Industry Conference & Exhibition is the only Conference dedicated to the release liner industry, and the yearly meeting place for the industry to share ideas, learn about market developments, solve problems and network with colleagues across the value chain and all release liner application areas. The 2020 Conference Theme is Key Release Liner Markets – Application Areas – Opportunities & Growth. 

The Conference will provide in-depth understanding and insights into the release liner markets and applications, highlighting where the growth and opportunities are for all those involved in the industry.

Building upon the success of previous years, the Conference brings together experts in their respective fields, as well as release liner users, by special invitation, to discuss the key issues and opportunities for growth and expansion of applications using release liner. The Conference program will feature presentations from industry experts, panel discussions on trends and developments, Key Note presentations and
excellent networking opportunities.

An expanded table top exhibition will showcase leading companies across the value chain, and the key companies in the release liner industry.

What you can expect from GRLICE 2020

The Global Release Liner Industry Conference & Exhibition is your opportunity to network with the right partners and customers for your business. GRLICE 2020 will feature exciting keynotes, panel discussions and a table top exhibition. 

Join the leading companies across the release liner value chain and sign up today! Various expert panel discussions will be held throughout the Global Release Liner Industry Conference. These interactive panel discussions provide insight into what the experts see, and what is needed to continue developments and expanding the release liner market and capitalizing on opportunities.

The 2020 Conference will again include an Industry Leadership Panel Discussion, bringing together a group of CEO’s and top Executives to discuss, debate, and reflect on the key issues facing the industry today and in the future.

Expert & Industry Leadership Panel Discussion

A number of interactive expert panel discussions will take place throughout the conference, spanning such topics as silicone and coating trends and customer needs. These will provide ‘live’ insights into the status quo, what the industry needs to continue developing and expanding the release liner market, and capitalizing on opportunities.


The 2020 Conference will again include an industry leadership panel discussion, bringing together a group of CEOs and other top executives to discuss, debate, and reflect on the key issues facing the industry today and in the future.

Real-time industry survey

The Global Release Liner Industry Conference & Exhibition’s unique Real-Time Industry Survey provides a ‘live’ annual industry snapshot and useful insights into the state of the industry – in
real time.

 

Exhibition & networking

Accompanying the formal conference program is an expanded table top exhibition and extensive networking sessions, providing the ideal setting in which to promote your company and its products to the target audience, and to network with colleagues from across the world and across the value chain.

FEBRUARY 26th

 KEY RELEASE LINER MARKETS – APPLICATION AREAS – OPPORTUNITIES & GROWTH

17:00

Registration opens, Coktail Reception & Tabletop Exhibition

FEBRUARY 27th

 KEY RELEASE LINER MARKETS – APPLICATION AREAS – OPPORTUNITIES & GROWTH

08:00-09:00

Registration Opens & Welcome Coffee

09:00-09:30

Conference Opening & Global Release Liner Market Overview
Corey M Reardon, President & CEO, AWA Alexander Watson Associates

09:30-10:00

AWA Release Liner Industry Real Time Survey 
Corey M Reardon, President & CEO, AWA Alexander Watson Associates 

10:00-10:30

Key Note Presentation: The Opportunity Is Now – The Impact of Transparency to Material Sourcing  
Robyn Buma, Vice President Global Procurement, Avery Dennison

10:30-11:30

Coffee & Networking Break, Tabletop Exhibition

11:30-12:30

Executive Leadership Panel Discussion
Moderator: Corey M Reardon, President & CEO, AWA Alexander Watson Associates
Panelists:
Werner Hartmann, Managing Director, Zellstoff Pöls/Business Unit Starkraft
Simon Medley, CEO, Loparex
Wilco Van Zwieten, CEO, Panoval
Massimo Rebolini, Commercial Vice President, DOW Consumer Solutions

12:30-13:00

Circularity and Innovation Paired with Transformation & Transition
Arthur Erdem, Head of Group Sustainability, ERDEM

13:00-14:00

Lunch & Tabletop Exhibition

Tape & Industrial

Label & Graphic Arts

14:00 – 14:15

Introduction & Market Overview
Sarah Rigby, Senior Consultant, AWA Alexander Watson Associates

Introduction & Market Overview
Anum Javed Beg, Team Lead Market Research, AWA Alexander Watson Associates

14:15 – 14:45

Drivers & Trends in the PSA Tape Industry 

Ian Grace, Vice Chairman, Technical Committee Afera

Trends and Developments in the Self-Adhesive Label Industry 
Jules Lejeune, Managing Director FINAT 

14:45-15:15

Die Cutting & Release Liner in the Tape/ Label / Industrial Sector
Butch Schomber, Global Innovation Manager, Rotometrics

Liner Recycling: Current and Future Liner By-product Processing
Jan t’Hart, Senior Director Innovation Sustainability and Compliance, Label and Packaging Materials Europe, Avery Dennison

15:15-16:00

Coffee & Networking Break, Tabletop Exhibition

16:00 – 16:30

Trends in Specialty Tape Use & Development – Predicting Release Liner Suitability
Dr. Evert Smit, Head of Global Research & Development Technical Products, LOHMANN GmbH & Co., KG

Design for Recycling and What Paper can do in Label Applications ?
Mikko Rissanen, Director Business Intelligence and Development, UPM Specialty Papers

16:30 – 17:00

Latest Developments in Coating Technologies for Self Adhesive Materials
Markus Schlütter, Sales Manager Film & Paper, Polytype Converting

Innovation & Sustainability in Packaging & Labeling 

Jerome Labie, R&D Innovation Manager, The Coca-Cola Company

17:00

Cocktail Reception & Tabletop Exhibition 
AWA Release Liner Industry Leadership Award Presentation

FEBRUARY 28th

KEY RELEASE LINER MARKETS – APPLICATION AREAS – OPPORTUNITIES & GROWTH

Hygiene & Medical

Composites & Electronics

09:00-09:15

Introduction & Market Overview
Catalina Steenbakkers Galindo, Market Research Associate, AWA Alexander Watson Associates

Introduction & Market Overview
Qiwen Shen, Market Research Associate, AWA Alexander Watson Associates

09:15-09:45

Die Cutting & Release Liner in the Medical/Hygiene Sector
Butch Schomber, Global Innovation Manager, Rotometrics

XIMOFILM: A Novel Method for Industrial Production of NSR-like Liners.
Nicolas Vandencasteele, Operations and Business Development Manager, Coating Plasma Innovation

09:45-10:15

Fit for the Future through Collaboration – Silicones for Release Applications in a Changing Hygiene Market
Dr. Stefan P. Stadtmueller, Vice President, Head Surface Technologies Interface & Performance, Evonik Nutrition & Care

Silicone Release Coatings and Release Liners for Composites Market Applications                                                                                                                                                                                                Sébastien Marrot, Technical Service Manager Release Coatings, Elkem Silicones

10:15-10:45

Meeting Evolving Quality Requirements & Expectations in Hygiene Release Liner Market    Michael Slamanig, Group Head of Quality, Head of Quality Engineered Materials, Mondi AG

R2R _Processing for Composite and Printed Electronic with Functional Release Liner – Future Applications Beyond Hardware
Andrea Glawe, Regional Sales Director, Kroenert GmbH & Co KG

10:45 – 11:15

Coffee & Networking Break, Tabletop Exhibition

11:15-11:45

M&A as a Catalyst for Change in the Release Liner Industry
Jonathan White, Managing  Director, Mazzone & Associates

11:45-12:45

M&A Panel Discussion
Moderator: Jonathan White, Managing Director, Mazzone & Associates
Panelist:
Matt Gilmore, Head of Specialty Materials Investment Banking
Paul Grzebielucha, President, ICP Industrial Solutions Group
Nick Mockett, Managing Director, Moorgate Capital

12:45-13:00

Conference Close

 

Location

Conference Location

Novotel Amsterdam City
Europaboulevard 10, 1083 AD Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Tel: +31 20 541 11 23
Email: H0515@accor.com
Website

Accommodation

We have arranged a special rate for € 119, -per room, per night for GRLICE 2020 delegates. 

The special rate is for a limited number of rooms based on a first come, first served basis. After this time the hotel will accept reservations based on availability and best available rate. 

Booking information will be provided upon registration for the event. 

 

Global Release Liner Conference and Exhibition 2020

1,050.001,495.00

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Registration Fees Include

  • Conference Kit
  • Full access to Conference sessions & Exhibition 
  • Coffee breaks 
  • Welcome Cocktail Cocktail Reception on Day 1
  • Lunch and Cocktail Reception on Day 2 

Hotel rooms are not included in the participation fee and are the responsibility of participants.
AWA has arranged special room rates for delegates: Standard occupancy: € 119 per night. More information provided upon registration for the event.
Hotel room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes in effect at the time of check-in. The special rate is for a limited number of rooms based on a first come, first served basis. After this time the hotel will accept reservations based on availability and best available rate. A link to book your accommodation will be provided with your registration confirmation.

If you cannot attend please submit a cancellation by email to AWA Conferences.
You may cancel your registration for a 75% refund from the date of registration until 30 working days prior to the conference. Cancellations received between 29 and 0 working days prior to the conference will not receive a refund.
If you cannot attend, you may designate an alternative attendee from your company by contacting AWA Conferences.
Registrants who fail to attend or cancel between 29 and 0 workings days prior to the conference are liable for the entire fee. No warranties for change are expressed or implied. AWA Conferences reserves the right to cancel an event and commits to inform registrants no later than 29 working days prior to the event. In this case only the registration fee will be refunded.

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