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ARTA’s Industry Expert Series

ARTA’s 2021 Virtual Speaker Series presents a group of world-class industry experts who will help your organization navigate the new landscape, maintain clients, and convert new ones. The series includes four sessions with data and information you use to help make the case for reusable textiles. The cost is $100 for ARTA member companies (all employees of a member company may attend). Non-member cost is $250. Speakers and dates subject to change.


Each session is held on Wednesday at Noon CST/1 p.m. EST/10 a.m. PST

Sept. 22 — The State of Textiles 2021A review of today’s global textile supply chain; trends, challenges and opportunities.

Speaker: Jeff Courey, George Courey, Montreal, Canada


Oct. 13 — How to Use Data from ARTA’s Incontinence Pad LCA Study
A panel discussion on how to use this data to increase sales of reusable incontinence pads. Includes marketing materials including infographic and talking points.

Panel includes: Dr. Michael Overcash of Environmental Clarity, ARTA President Gabriel Boardman of MIP, and panel of Canadian and U.S. operators.


Nov. 3 — Lessons from Covid-19 and how to Win and Maintain Conversions

With the pandemic, many operators have seen growth in reusable isolation gown and surgical gown business segments. Learn how to win and keep this business from a panel of operators and suppliers.

Panel includes: operators Bryan Bartsch of Eco-Tex, U.S. and Canada; Bill Moyer of HCSC, Allentown, Pennsylvania; Karl Fillip, Sr. of NovoHealth, Atlanta, Georgia. Suppliers Shelley Petrovskis of Lac-Mac, London, Ontario; and Duane Houvener of American Dawn, Nashville, Tennessee.


Dec. 8 — How Practice Greenhealth’s 900 Member Hospitals Position Reusable Textiles

Practice Greenhealth is a member organization of 900 hospitals in the United States. Learn how these hospitals are positioning reusables in a pandemic and with respect to infection control.

Speaker: Julie Moyle, Director of Practice Greenhealth’s Greening the OR.


To register, go to For sponsorship information, contact Nancy Jenkins,