27-28 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.

DAY 1 – 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
Robyn Buma, Vice President Global Purchasing, 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, Starkraft
Simon Medley, CEO, Loparex
Wilco Van Zwieten, CEO, Panoval
Patrick McLeod, Global Business Director, DOW Performance Silicones

12:30-13:00

Innovation – Circularity – Uses of Highly Engineered Release Liner Material
Mike Vandenhof , Business Development, Ecor Europe

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 

14:15 – 14:45

Presentation
Ian Grace, Afera Representative

Label Industry & Labeling 
Jules Lejeune, FINAT Representative

14:45-15:15

Die Cutting & Release Liner in the Tape/Industrial Sector
Rotometrics

Presentation
TBA

15:15-16:00

Coffee & Networking Break, Tabletop Exhibition

16:00 – 16:30

Specialty Tape, Release Liner, Market Trends in Specialty Tapes
Dr. Evert Smit, Head of Research & Development Technical Products, LOHMANN GmbH & Co. KG

Presentation
TBA

16:30 – 17:00

Presentation
TBA

Presentation
TBA

17:00

Cocktail Reception & Tabletop Exhibition

DAY 2 – FEBRUARY 28th

KEY RELEASE LINER MARKETS – APPLICATION AREAS – OPPORTUNITIES & GROWTH

Hygiene & Medical

Composites & Electronics

09:00-09:15

Introduction & Market Overview
AWA Alexander Watson Associates

Introduction & Market Overview
AWA Alexander Watson Associates

09:15-09:45

Die Cutting & Release Liner in the Medical/Hygiene Sector
Rotometrics

XIMOFILM: A novel method for industrial production of NSR-like liners.
Nicolas Vandencasteele, Operations and Business Development Manager, Coating Plasma Industrie

09:45-10:15

Fit for the Future through Collaboration – Silicones for Release Applications in a Changing Hygiene Market
Dr. Stefan P. Stadtmueller, Evonik Nutrition & Care

Presentation
TBA

10:15-10:45

Presentation
TBA

Presentation
TBA

10:45 – 11:15

Coffee & Networking Break, Tabletop Exhibition

11:15-11:45

M&A & Consolidation Trends & Developments in the Release Liner Industry 
Jonathan White, Managing  Director, Managing Director, Mazzone & Associates

11:45-12:45

M&A Panel Discussion
Moderator: Jonathan White, Managing Director, Managing Director, Mazzone & Associates
Panelist:
Matt Gilmore, Investment Banking, William Blair & Company

12:45-13:00

Conference Close

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

Accomodation

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

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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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