13-15th June 2022 | Barcelona, Spain

 

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The World’s only Release Liner Industry Conference – 22nd Edition

Now in its 22nd year, the AWA 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 Conference will provide in-depth understanding and insights into the release liner markets and applications, highlighting the growth and opportunities for all those involved in the industry.

Building upon the success of previous years, the Conference brings together experts in their respective fields and 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 tabletop exhibition will showcase leading companies across the value chain and the key companies in the release liner industry.

What you can expect from the AWA Global Release Liner Industry Conference & Exhibition

The Global Release Liner Industry Conference & Exhibition is your opportunity to network with the right partners and customers for your business. The 2022 Conference will feature exciting keynotes, panel discussions, and a tabletop 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, expand the release liner market, and capitalize on opportunities.

The 2021 Conference will again include an Industry Leadership Panel Discussion, bringing together a group of CEOs and top Executives to discuss, debate, and reflect on the key issues facing the industry today and in the future.

AWA Global Release Liner Industry Conference & Exhibition 2022

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 2021 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.

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.

Program Monday  13 June 

14:00 – 15:00

Registration Opens, Networking activities & Table top Exhibition

15:00 – 17:00

AWA Market Intelligence Round Table & Workshop:  Join the AWA Team to review and discuss the release liner market and key pressure sensitive markets in a unique look into AWA’s proprietary research and have an exclusive opportunity, in an open and collaborative environment, to gain further insights and understanding of market trends & developments.

  •     Release Liner Market
  •     Pressure-Sensitive Labeling
  •     Pressure-Sensitive Graphic Films
  •     Pressure-Sensitive Specialty Tapes

17:00-19:00

Welcome Cocktail Reception – Welcome to Spain

Program Tuesday June 14

08:00 – 09:00

Welcome Coffee & Table top Exhibition

Plenary Session

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 Real Time Industry Survey

10:00 – 10:30

Releasing Our Sustainable Potential
Marko Schuster, COO Functional Paper & Films, Mondi Group

10:30 – 11:00

M&A Trends in a Disruptive Market
Stuart Sanford, Director, Mazzone & Associates

11:00 – 11:30 

Coffee Break & Tabletop Exhibition

11:30 – 12:30

Panel Discussion: Shaping a Collaborative Industry
Supply Chain Disruptions & the Path Forward

Moderator:
Corey M Reardon, President & CEO, AWA Alexander Watson Associates

Panelists:
Jaakko Nikkila, Executive Vice President Specialty Papers, UPM
Jeroen Diderich, Vice President & General Manager, Label and Graphic Materials NA, Avery Dennison
Jurgen Van der Donck, Sales & Business Development Director Functional Paper & Films, Mondi Group
Gabriela Neves, Head of Global R&D Sustainability, All4Labels Group
Ingrida Kanopkaite, Packaging Category Director, Closures and Labels, Pernod-Ricard

12:30 – 14:00

Lunch & Tabletop Exhibition

Concurrent Sessions

Voice of the Customer Session

Technical & Innovation Session

Sustainability Session

14:00

Voice of the Customer Session
Moderator:
Vincenzo Pierro, Business Solution Director MEA, Business Development Manager Release Liner Labels Functional Paper & Films – Release Liner, Mondi Group

Technical & Innovation Session
Moderator: Chris Kerscher, Executive Director, AIMCAL

Sustainability Session
Moderator: Jan ‘t Hart, Senior Consultant, Hart Consulting

14:00 – 14:30

End-to-End Resilience Though Partnerships
Warren Lloyd, Global Procurement Director Materials, Avery Dennison

Release Coating Colour Changing Inks
Jason Surguy, Marketing Manager, Siltech Limited

CELAB UPDATE
Fernando Giron, Chairman, CELAB Europe 

14:30 – 15:00

The future of liner for tapes- what will we be looking for?
Evert Smit, Director Scouting, Lohmann Tapes

On the way to climate neutral silicones                                                          Dr. Dominik Auer, Senior Sustainability Manager, Wacker

 Update on Release Liner Recycling
Catalina Steenbakkers, Market Research Consultant, AWA Alexander Watson Associates

15:00 – 16:00

Coffe Break & Tabletop Exhibition

16:00 – 16:30

Pressure Sensitive Materials Applications
Fernando Giron, Marketing Director, Fedrigoni Self-Adhesives

Recyclable ultrathin release coating for casting &
composite applications
Nicolas Vandencasteele, R&D & Operations Manager, CPI Plasma

Afera Sustainability Update
Evert Smit, President, Afera

16:30 – 17:00

Pernod-Ricard Conviviality Moment in Labels
Ingrida Kanopkaite, Packaging Category Director, Closures and Labels, Pernod-Ricard

PSA and Release Liner: Fatal Attraction                                               Ricard Pujolar, Technical customer service, Henkel

The Plant of the Future
Wilco van Zwieten, CEO, Panoval

17:00-19:00

Cocktail Reception & Tabletop Exhibition

20:00 – 22:30

Conference Dinner – Venue: Hotel SB Glow

AWA Release Liner Industry Leadership Award 2022

Program Wednesday June 15

07:00 – 08:00

Welcome Coffee & Table Top Exhibition

Concurrent Sessions

Voice of the Customer Session

Technical & Innovation Session

Sustainability Session

Moderator:
Vincenzo Pierro, Business Solution Director MEA, Business Development Manager Release Liner Labels Functional Paper & Films – Release Liner, Mondi Group

Moderator: Chris Kerscher, Executive Director, AIMCAL

Moderator: Jan ‘t Hart, Senior Consultant, Hart Consulting

08:00 – 08:30

Nitto’s Vision and challenges on circularity
Dídac Puy Oliva, Strategic Product Manager, Nitto

The future of paper-based release liner
Gunnar Sieber, Head of Sales CCK Papers, Sappi
Eric Woestenburg, Head of Sales Glassine Papers, Sappi

Sustainability Put to the Test
Arthur Erdem, Managing Director, IPEF GmbH

08:30 – 09:00

Release Liners in Medical Tapes
Henri Laitervo, Managing Director, SMG  

Release Liner & Die-Cutting
Thomas Eberhardt,
Dir. Business Dev. Europe, Maxcess

Aspiring Net Zero – Sustainability Impacting Innovation
Sarah Efat, Market Manager Release Coating, Evonik

09:00 – 9:45

The Importance of Pressure-Sensitive Technology & Release Liners in the Automotive Sector
Jean Luc Verstraeten,  CEO and Owner, ALT Technologies

Panel Discussion: Future of Silicone & Coating Technology

Moderator: Chris Kerscher, Executive Director, AIMCAL
Panelists:

Agnes Jolly, Leader Tech Service Release Coating, Elkem Silicones
Hans Lautenschlager, Global Segment Manager, Wacker
Stephanie Sandrock-Beunat, DCS Commercial Director, DOW
Stefan Stadtmueller, Vice President Business EMEA, Evonik

Panel Discussion: Recycling Release Liner & PS Material

Moderator: Jan ‘t Hart, Senior Consultant, Hart Consulting

Panelists:

Fernando Giron, Chairman, CELAB Europe
Catalina Steenbakkers, Market Research Consultant, AWA Alexander Watson Associates
Ever Smit, President, Afera
Petri Tani, Managing Director, Cycle4green 

Plenary Session

09:45 – 10:30

Coffee Break & Tabletop Exhibition

10:30 – 11:00

Silicones Supply Trends
Nicolas Capron, Global Business Manager for Silcolease™ Release Coatings, Elkem

11:00 – 11:30

The Future of Logistic & Transportation
Kelly Buckley, Principal Consultant, Drewry

11:30 – 12:30

Panel Discussion – Sustainability Leadership and the Future

Moderator:
Arthur Erdem, Managing Director, IPEF GmbH

Panelists:
Laurent Dumont, WW VP Business Development, General Manager France, Elkem Silicones
Werner Hartmann, Managing Director, Starkraft
Ales Krmela, Sales Director, Release Liner Base, Delfort
Tafa Magaya, SVP of Corporate Strategy, Marketing & Innovation, Loparex
Wilco van Zwieten, CEO, Panoval (Asia)

12:30 – 13:00

Conference Close

Location

Conference Location

Novotel Barcelona City

Avinguda Diagonal, 201, 08018 Barcelona, Spain

Accommodation

We have arranged a special rate per room per night for Global Release Liner Conference 2022 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 the best available rate. 

Booking information will be provided upon registration for the event. 

Registration

Global Release Liner Conference and Exhibition 2022

930.001,265.00

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Registration Fees Include

  • Conference Kit
  • Full access to Conference sessions & Exhibition 
  • Networking breaks 
  • Proceedings and registrations

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Two Leading Industry Events - Back to Back

This year, the AWA Conference in Barcelona will be preceded by The AIMCAL R2R (roll-to-roll) Europe Conference, taking place 7-9th of June, in Valencia, Spain.

The agenda will include sessions on web coating, vacuum web coating, web handling and gravure printing. Leading consultants and experts from academia and original equipment manufacturers will present best practices and advances related to coating process technology, gravure printing and laminating, oriented films, barrier, R2R vacuum technology, system developments, printed electronics, sustainability, strategies for improving productivity, converting technology, new materials and processing developments, monitoring and measurement, coating materials for key market applications, and flexible packaging and materials.

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