Global Release Liner
Industry Conference & Exhibition

Collaboration: Working Together Across The Value Chain | 1, 2 & 3 MAY 2019 | CHARLOTTE, NC, USA

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The World’s only Release Liner Industry Conference – 19th Edition

The Global Release Liner Industry Conference and Exhibition – short GRLICE – is the world’s only conference dedicated exclusively to the release liner industry.

It’s your meeting place to share ideas, market developments and network with colleagues across the value chain. It combines in-depth insights into today’s release liner markets and applications, growth areas and opportunities within the industry.

The 19th edition of the GRLICE will bring together experts, technology leaders and release liner users alike. Simon Medley, CEO of Loparex, will join us for a keynote presentation.

2019 Theme: Collaborating across the Value Chain

Technology makes it easier than ever to communicate – however, the industry’s pace has drastically increased, too.

Customers and stakeholder alike expect instant solutions. That’s why fast collaboration is crucial to survive for any business today. But how do we tackle collaboration in a value chain with so many stakeholders as the Release Liner industry? Join us in the 2019 edition of the Global Release Liner Industry Conference & Exhibition to discuss solutions and opportunities.

What you can expect from GRLICE 2019

The Global Release Liner Industry Conference & Exhibition is your opportunity to network with the right partners and customers for your business. GRLICE 2019 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!

Expert & Industry Leadership Panel Discussion

A number of interactive expert panel discussions will take place throughout both the Silicone Coating & Technical Forum and the conference itself, 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 2019 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.

1st May 2019

Silicone and Coating Technical Forum

08:00-10:15

Registration Opens, Table Top Exhibition And Continental Breakfast

10:15-10:45

Forum Opening And Introduction
Corey M Reardon, President & CEO, AWA Alexander Watson Associates

10:45-11:15

Novel Uses Of Silicone In The Packaging Industry
Dr. Muhammad Rabnawaz, Assistant Professor, School of Packaging, Michigan State University

11:15-12:00

Coffee Break And Table Top Exhibition

Session A: Coating
Moderator: Lori Dehlin, Technical Service & Development, Dow
Session B: Material And Equipment
Moderator: Mark Miller, CEO, Coating Tech Slot Dies

12:00-12:30

Silicone Release Coating Modification Technology – Enhancement Of Liner Properties
Lori Dehlin, Technical Service and Development Specialist, Dow Chemical Company

Curtain Coating Technology
Mark Miller, CEO, Coating Tech Slot Dies, LLC

12:30-13:00

Silicone Release Agents – More Than Release
Brian Chambers, Technical Manager – RC Silicones Americas, Evonik

How To Specify A Coating Line
Don Teich, VP Sales – Solution Coating, SAM North America

13:00-13:45

Lunch And Table Top Exhibition

13:45-14:15

Protecting The Latest Generation of Silicone Adhesives For Medical Applications with Siliconized Release Liners
• Sebastien Marrot, Technical Service Manager Release Coatings, Elkem Silicones
• Caroline Moine, Technical Service and Development Manager Silicone Skin Adhesives, Elkem Silicones

Sustainable And Carbon Neutral Business – Making Your Business Carbon Neutral
Wilco van Zwieten, CEO, Panoval (Asia) Ltd

14:15-14:45

Making PSA Laminates – Future Challenges Of Siliconizing Liners
Adrian Hulme, R&D Principal – Label and Graphics Materials North America, Avery Dennison

Advancements With Cellulose Filaments (CF)
Balázs Tolnai, Vice President of Research & Development, Kruger Inc. 

14:45-15:15

Surface Treatment Development Significantly Improves Performance Of Tape And Industrial Release Liner
Mikko Rissanen, Director, Product Portfolio Management, UPM

Electrostatic Reduction Of Misting In Roll Coating 
Bill Smith, Director of Operations North America, Polytype Converting GmbH

15:15-16:00

Coffee Break And Table Top Exhibition

16:00-16:30

A Collaborative Approach To Silicone Release Applications
Kyle Rhodes, Business Development Manager Release Coatings, Elkem Silicone

Increase Of Line Speed Of Water And Solvent Based Release Liner Operations With HTI Acoustic Drying Technology. Recent Case Studies
Gene Plavnik, President, Heat Technologies Inc

16:30-17:00

Maximizing QA And Testing Productivity Utilizing The Latest Real Time Absolute Coating Thickness Measurement Technology
Mike Loesher, Industry Manager-Films and Flexible Packaging, Sensory Analytics (SpecMetrix Systems)

Implementing Lean Principles Within The Raw Material Supply Chain
Don Ryel, V.P. Global Sourcing, FLEXCon.P.

17:00-17:30

What Recyclers Think Of Silicone Coated Paper
Tim Rummel, Technical Manager – Paper & Film Release Coatings, Wacker Chemical Corporation

Optical Quality Control Of Release Liners And Their Silicone Coating
Jochen Koenig, Managing Director, Dr Schenk GmbH

 

17:30-19:30

Cocktail Reception

2nd May 2019

Release Liner Market

08:00-09:00

Table Top Exhibition And Continental Breakfast

09:00-09:30

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

09:30-10:00

Real-time Industry Survey
Corey M Reardon, President & CEO, AWA Alexander Watson Associates

10:00-11:00

Coffee Break And Table Top Exhibition

Collaboration and Human Resources

11:00-11:30

Key Note: Collaboration – Working Together Across the Value Chain
Simon Medley, CEO, Loparex

11:30-12:00

Millenial’s And Beyond: How to Attract and Retain the Next Generation of Workers
Dan Miller, Director, Direct Recruiters

12:00-12:30

A Millennial’s Take On Training Millennial’s
Julie Rice, Academic Director, The Packaging School

12:30-13:30

Lunch And Table Top Exhibition

Collaboration and Leadership

13:30-14:30

Executive Leadership Panel Discussion
MODERATOR: Corey Reardon (Moderator), President & CEO, AWA Alexander Watson Associates; 
• Simon Medley (Panelist), CEO, Loparex; 
• Cindy White (Panelist), President and CEO, Channeled Resources Group; 
• Paul Grzebielucha (Panelist), Division President, ICP
• Michel Merkx (Panelist), Corporate Vice President & General Manager, American Biltrite 

14:30-15:00

Seven Levels Of Collaboration Maturity
Philip Samuel, Chief Innovation Officer, Lean Methods Group

15:00-16:00

Coffee Break And Table Top Exhibition

Sustainability and Recycling

16:00-16:30

Moving Towards Sustainable PET Liners
Pranay Jain, Managing Director, EcoBlue

16:30-17:30

Panel Discussion: The Good, The Bad and The Opportunity
MODERATOR: Renae Kezar, Senior Director, Global Leader of Sustainability, Label and Graphic Materials, Avery Dennison
• Pranay Jain, Managing Director, EcoBlue
• Brett Stevens, Global VP of Material Sales & Procurement , TerraCycle
• Kevin McNulty,  President, Clover Plastics LLC

17:30

Closing Remarks And Presentation Of The AWA Release Liner Industry Leadership Award 2019
Corey M Reardon, President & CEO, AWA Alexander Watson Associates

17:30-19:30

Cocktail Reception – Sponsored By Elkem

3rd May 2019

Voice of the Customer

08:00-09:00

Table Top Exhibition And Continental Breakfast

09:00-09:30

Voice Of The Customer: Converted Products Sector 
Tyler Derus, Market Manager Converting Segment, Bostik North America

09:30-10:00

Voice Of The Customer: Silicone Coating in Korea – Opportunities And Challenges In A Family Company 
Ji Young (Cherry) Kwon, COO, TKPOLYMER co., Ltd

10:00-10:30

Voice Of The Customer: Embracing Change To Deliver Value
Brad Fellows, Director Corporate Sourcing, Loparex

10:30-11:30

Coffee Break And Table Top Exhibition

11:30-12:00

Voice Of The Customer: Release Liner In Composite Applications
Ken DeVoe, Senior Technical Engineer, Toray Composite Materials America (CMA)

12:00-12:30

Voice Of The Customer: Release Liner Design Considerations For The Industrial Tape Market
Scott LeBow, Liner Engineering Specialist, 3M

12:30

Closing Remarks and Conference Close

Conference Location

Charlotte Marriott City Center 
100 West Trade Street
Charlotte, NC, 28202, USA
Phone:+1 704 333 9000
Website

Alternative Accommodation Location

Courtyard Charlotte City Center
237 South Tyron Street,
Charlotte, NC, 28202, 
USA
Phone:+1 704 926 95804
Website

Accomodation

Due to high demand, the Charlotte Marriott City Center is now full. 

Additional rooms are available 1 block away at the sister property, the Marriott Courtyard at a special rate of $209 for GRLICE 19 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. Hotel room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes (currently 15.25%) in effect at the time of check-in.

 

Global Release Liner Conference and Exhibition 2019

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Registration Fees Include

  • Conference Kit
  • Full access to conference sessions & exhibition on both days
  • Coffee breaks on both days
  • Lunch on May 2nd

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: 209 USD 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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DUE TO HIGH DEMAND THE CHARLOTTE MARRIOTT CITY CENTER IS NOW FULL. ADDITIONAL ROOMS ARE AVAILABLE 1 BLOCK AWAY AT THE SISTER PROPERTY, MARRIOTT COURTYARD AT A SPECIAL RATE FOR GRLICE 19 DELEGATES.

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