The textbooks tell us that organisational agility is a crucial skill in today’s fast-paced business environment, that companies which can adjust to new situations, and learn from their experiences, display attributes which provide the keys to success.
If there is one industry which has become a shining example of the commercial value of embracing change, it is the nonwovens industry.
Although the dates for INDEX™26 had already been announced (21-24 April 2026), when a subsequent calendar conflict with another event risked imposing an unenviable choice on our valuable customers, we preferred to be flexible in our response to finding a solution, and look for other opportunities in an already crowded calendar.
We are pleased therefore to announce that suitable alternative dates have been found and are happy to reveal that INDEX™26 will be taking place from 19 to 22 May 2026.
Although we do not underestimate the effect this diary alteration may have on the planning and logistics of our exhibitors and visitors, we felt it would enable attendees to maximise their presence at both events. INDEX™26 will remain full of valuable insights into this dynamic market for which the event is renowned: the much-appreciated free product presentations, seminars & workshops and industry get-togethers will naturally form part of the rich programme.
In addition, this flagship event will feature a panoply of new experiences in and around the event, many focussed on inspiring future generations of nonwovens talent, with the objective of enhancing competitivity and deepening knowledge of new market opportunities.
Like the industry itself, the profiles of exhibitors and visitors have diversified considerably over the years. At the last event in 2023, an increasing number of visitors amongst the 12’000 visits were drawn to INDEX™ seeking solutions for applications other than Hygiene. Noteworthy amongst these are the Filtration, Packaging, Healthcare, Geotextiles, Transportation, Cleaning & Wipes sectors. Themes common to all sectors such as sustainability challenges & innovation, resource management and the role nonwovens will play in the future will form the subject of many discussions during the exhibition’s side events programme.
The INDEX™ Team looks forward to welcoming you on the new dates in May and appreciates your comprehension and adaptability which we firmly believe will be to our mutual benefit.
Let’s make INDEX™26 a memorable event!