Joe Quinn, senior director-Public Affairs and Government Relations, will share his perspective on Walmart’s US Manufacturing Initiative and discuss how the retailer is working with companies to on-shore manufacturing, grow sales of US-made products, source locally and comply with INDA’s Code of Practice for labeling wipes.
WOW 2016 will be held at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, opening with a reception on June 7, followed by the conference, tabletop displays, and networking opportunities, June 8-10. The event attracts the largest number of wipes industry professionals from the entire wipes value chain.
INDA is expecting a repeat performance to this year’s event that drew more than 500 people to Atlanta and surpassed all prior WOW conferences.
“Walmart is the largest retailer of wipes and hearing its perspectives on the supply chain will be of great interest to our industry and members,” said INDA president Dave Rousse. “We are expecting a large and positive response to the keynote presentation by Joe Quinn and the other valuable presentations throughout the entire Conference. This quality content enables WOW to continue to grow in importance to all participants in the wipes industry.”
Another key presentation will be from Doug Petkus, senior vp-Corporate Practice, Ketchum Inc., on “Crisis Management,” a challenge for brand owners when an ingredient or preservative creates an issue in the consumer’s view.
Interest is expected to build around the program that includes the latest in trends and statistics, flushability, disinfecting and industrial wipes, skin care/facial wipes, flavors and fragrances, and preferences of Millennial consumers.
The educational content will be highlighted with panel programs that address conflicting EPA and FDA requirements, and packaging from the manufacturing perspective.
More info: www.inda.org/events/wow16