INDA Announces Timing Changes to IDEA® and FiltXPO™ Events

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, has announced that IDEA® – the World’s Preeminent Event for the nonwovens and engineered fabrics industry – will be held every two years instead of three starting in 2024.

The upcoming dates for IDEA® under the new schedule will be March 28-31, 2022, as currently scheduled, and then April 23-25, 2024, as live, in-person events at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Florida. Exhibition and registration details are available here.

Dave Rousse, INDA President, noted key reasons for the change. “First, the nonwovens industry has been a vibrant, innovative sector with new products, processes and materials every year, so providing an opportunity to showcase more frequently these new developments better serves the industry. Second, one of the major nonwoven events in Asia has declared they will run each and every year, impacting the past three-year cycle of major shows in the nonwovens industry. Third, coming out of the Covid pandemic, market research predicts for the near future that regional events are expected to be better supported than global events."

INDA expects the 2022 edition of IDEA® to attract several thousand senior-level buyers and attendees from over 60 countries and several hundred exhibitors from myriad of industry sectors.

FiltXPO™, North America’s only exposition and technical conference dedicated exclusively to the filtration and separation industry, will be co-located with IDEA® in Miami Beach this March to avoid conflicting with other filtration events. FiltXPO™ then returns to an 18-month schedule and will next take place October 10-12, 2023, at Navy Pier, Chicago, Ill.

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