AWA Global Release Liner Industry Conference & Exhibition 2021 to reconnect industry in-person

After more than 18 months, AWA Alexander Watson Associates President/CEO Corey Reardon confirms the return of in-person events, including the AWA Global Release Liner Industry Conference & Exhibition 2021, set for Nov. 15-17 in Chicago. The conference, now in its 21st year, and the annual meeting place for the release liner industry, is dedicated to sharing ideas, learning about market developments, solving problems, and networking with colleagues across the value chain and all release-liner application areas.

With 20+ sponsors, the conference will gather the whole industry together with extensive networking opportunities, tabletop exhibitions, industry leadership panel discussions, with CEOs and top executives, debating the industry challenges of today and tomorrow. As a complement, AWAVirtual™, the group's award-winning virtual platform, will host a dedicated virtual exhibition page. AWA will conduct additional pre-event networking opportunities to ensure every delegate can book onsite meetings and participate in interactive roundtables in advance.

AWA GRLICE 2021 also will be a “special edition,” celebrating the 50th Anniversary of AWA Alexander Watson Associates.

The program will host the CELAB Meeting, the AWA Release Liner Industry Leadership Award, the special Keynote of Julie A. Schertell, CEO of Neenah, the Industry Leadership Panel Discussion, and provide important updates on Capacity/Demand Dynamics of materials including Pulp and Paper, Resin Films and Silicone. Experts will provide in-depth analysis on current trends, issues and solutions on Release Liner Recycling & Sustainability and a comprehensive market assessment across all release-liner application segments.

Furthermore, the conference will build on the success of the previous events and the high demand of conducting business conversations in person by extending further the spaces and time for networking during the conference. As AWA Manager of Conferences & Events Francesco Ticca says, “We have decided to offer a hybrid setup, the highlights of the conference will be available on streaming, and additional content will be available on demand. We are sure that this way, AWA and AWAVirtual™ Hybrid Conference & Exhibition will provide the 'best of both worlds' for our delegates and sponsors.”

Register online
The conference is taking place at the University Club of Chicago in Chicago. Registration can be done via, where it will also be possible to view the full program when closer to the event.