EDANA Sustainability Forum |

A new event that provides valuable insights and solutions for a more sustainable nonwovens industry 

EDANA, the voice of nonwovens
Promote the sustainable development of our industry for a community of over

300 companies worldwide and advocate the benefits of nonwovens for society.

A new event that provides valuable insights and solutions for a more sustainable nonwovens industry EDANA is happy to launch the first EDANA Sustainability Forum, which is an evolution of our previous Circular Nonwovens Forum. It will cover all relevant sustainability topics for the nonwoven industry: natural raw materials, consumer expectations, circularity, bioeconomy, etc.


The first two days of the conference includes keynote speeches, panel discussions, round tables and Q&A sessions. It is the opportunity to learn, share and network on sustainability. The Forum aims to overcome challenges and collectively find opportunities to accelerate the industry’s net-positive impact.

The third day starts with a breakfast event in the European Parliament, followed by a visit of this institution.

Opportunity to network with your peers will be offered throughout the Forum, including a Gala Dinner on the first day.

The Edana Sustainability Forum is hosting different stakeholders, such as NGOs, companies across all sectors, and throughout the value chains, European regulators and legislators, providing their perspectives and research for a net-positive impact. You will also find Motivational speakers, that will push the momentum and initiate the conversation on the sustainability challenges and opportunities that we face as an industry.



Aurel Ciobanu-Dordea
DG Environment, European Commission

Håkan Nordkvists
Jephi AB

Els Bedert
Director, Product Policy & Sustainability

David E. Brabham
Director-ESG Stewardship Strategy
GP Cellulose

Clara Carelli, PhD
Sustainability Director
Beaulieu International Group

David Carroll
External Affairs Director
Plastics Europe

Dr Anne-Gaëlle Collot
Director Industrial Biotechnology

Bruno De Wilde
Managing Director Business Development
Normec OWS

Murat Dogru
General Manager

Felicitas Frick
Senior Consultant – Circular Economy and Resource Management Department
Ramboll Deutschland

Paolo Haeusermann
Senior Brand Director Sustainability
Procter & Gamble

Bettina Heller
Programme Officer

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Jochem Hofstetter
Vice President, Managing Director Europe, Middle East, Africa and India
Hollingsworth and Vose

Taina Kamppuri
Research Team Leader Textile and Nonwoven Materials
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

Emmanuel Katrakis
Secretary General

Sofia Krigsma
Director of Public Affairs

Matteo Mascolo
Lead, EU Affairs & Engagement

Stéphanie Mazet

Federico Pallini
Senior Vice President & General Manager / Global Business Division Building & Construction
Freudenberg Performance Materials

Alexis Porcher
Head of Technical Market Development

Rodrigo Rosati
Principal Engineer
Procter & Gamble

Lisa Rossi
Doctoral Researcher
University of Cambridge

Hugo Schally
Adviser for International Negotiations
Directorate General for the Environment, European Commission

Ines Schiller

Celmira Sousa
Senior Manager EU Public Affairs

Venetia Spencer
Head of Public Affairs Europe

Gil Stevens
External Relations & Sustainability Director

Dr. Prasad Thitame
Manager – Sales & Marketing, Nonwovens
Grasim Industries (Aditya Birla Group)

Gustaf Tobieson
Application Marketing Manager

Dr Boris Verbrugge
Research Expert Responsible Business Conduct
KU Leuven

Ross Ward
Chief Commercial Officer

Andrew Ward
Stewardship Director
CropLife International

Dr Miriam Weber
Co-Founder, Managing Director
HYDRA Marine Sciences

Pictures of the Circular Nonwovens Forum 2022

Who will be attending?

Professionals in nonwoven-related industries, with a focus or interest in sustainability. General Managers, Chief Engineers, Research Leads, Senior Managers, Department Managers, Deputy Managers, Supervisors, Senior Engineers, Senior Specialists from:

Management Leaders

Brands & Product

Owners of nonwoven-based products

R&D Representatives 

Packaging Producers

Retailers & Distributors

Health & Environment Related NGOs

Corporate Social Responsibility Managers

Raw Materials Producing Companies

Sustainability & Environment