INDA marks 25th anniversary of Filtration International Conference & Exposition with record exhibition space booked and complimentary admission day

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, is celebrating the 25thAnniversary of its annual Filtration International Conference & Exposition with record exhibition space booked and by offering a complimentary admission day for attendees.

INDA expects more than 1,500 industry participants and 140-plus exhibitors to showcase their latest innovations in 18,400 square feet at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. Booth space was increased in response to the strong demand.

Filtration 2016 International Conference & Exposition will take place Nov. 8-10. New this year, complimentary admission to the exhibit hall will be offered to industry participants on Nov. 10.

“The unwavering strength of the Filtration International Conference & Exposition demonstrates the importance and staying power of the filtration segment as it responds to seismic shifts in our industry and the world around us,” said INDA President Dave Rousse. “This event continues to show its tremendous value in connecting industry pioneers, providing clear solutions to needs, and presenting the latest on important industry topics.”

Pure Need Program

Focused on the theme of “Pure Need,” which reflects the solutions-orientation of the exhibits, the conference will feature presentations by industry thought leaders in the areas of Pure Science, Insights, Standards, Need, and Facts.

Alfred Weber, president and CEO, MANN+HUMMEL International and GmbH & Co. KG will deliver the keynote address on “Filtration Meets Digitalization,” followed by a full slate of presentations from top scientists, researchers, engineers, product developers, business leaders, and government officials on Nov. 8 from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Filtration Exposition kicks off Nov. 9 from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and will be highlighted by an industry reception on the show floor from 5 to 6 p.m. where INDA will commemorate the important 25th year milestone with a special recognition. The complimentary admission day on Nov. 10 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. will wrap up the event.

“H&V has been an exhibitor, presenter, and organizing committee member at the Filtration Show for years.  As a filtration media manufacturer, the Filtration Show remains an important venue to showcase our products and network with present and prospective customers,” said Catherine Aikman, Corporate Communications Manager, Hollingsworth & Vose. “Even in this digital age, the personal interaction possible only at the show makes it critical to our marketing effort.”

“INDA and the annual Filtration International Conference and Exposition are vital to our success and growth in this market,” said Daniel E. Oberle, Director Global Market Development, Henkel Adhesive Technologies. “The conference offers a comprehensive and compact view of the entire industry in just a few days, helping to ensure the needs of the industry and the technology developments are properly aligned.”

Brian Vancrum, Vice President & General Manager, CLARCOR Industrial Air, said participation in the event allows his company to “connect with current customers and suppliers while developing new customers, and learning about new technology and the evolving competitive dynamics in our industry segment.”

“Filtration 2016 is an extremely valuable forum for charting the future direction of our industrial filtration business,” Vancrum said.

The event also fulfills the educational needs of participants with a one-and-a-half day course Nov. 8-9 on Nonwoven Filter Media led by Christine Sun, Ph.D., Principal, Filtration Technologies International.

For more information, visit the Filtration 2016 website –

About INDA

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, serves hundreds of member companies in the nonwovens/engineered fabrics industry in global commerce. Since 1968, INDA events have helped members connect, learn, innovate, and develop their businesses. INDA educational courses, market data, test methods, consultancy, and issue advocacy help members succeed by providing them the information they need to better plan and execute their business strategies. For more information, visit or call +1-919-459-3700.

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