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Advanced Filtration Technologies

April 10 – 13, 2017

Short Courses, April 10, 2017
April 11 – 13, 2017

It gives us great pleasure to invite you all to AFS 2017 Spring Conference Advanced Technologies in Filtration in Louisville, Kentucky from April 10th – 13th at the Galt House.

The Global Filtration industry is projected to grow exponentially in the next 5 to 10 years. This poses a big challenge for filter and media manufacturers as they will need to produce more filters but will also require more innovative products in the marketplace. To meet the ever increasing demand and regulations for clean and sustainable environment, it is necessary for the filtration industry to grow at an aggressive rate. This conference will address unmet market needs, advanced technologies in air, liquid and automotive filtration and the trends for future developments.

For the first time, we will offer a networking event that will be held at Churchill Downs with a plenary lecture by Bob Burkhead (President, Blue Heaven Technologies).  We are also excited to offer you two additional tours during the conference:  a technical tour of Blue Heaven Technologies’ testing facility and a tour of the Evan Williams Distillery located in downtown Louisville.

Online abstract submission will be open in October 2016 however abstracts can be submitted early.  Please contact AFS Conference Coordinator, Deahna Cring at for more information.

The Advanced Technologies in Filtration Conference – Expo will feature plenary talks from the top leaders in the industry:

Phil Whitaker, CEO AAF Flanders

Paul Marold, President of Lydall Performance Materials, Inc.

Christian Hassmann, Global Director of Filtration, Johns Manville

Andreas Wiegmann, CEO, Math2Market GmbH

Pius Trautmann, Director Engineering Truck Business, MANN+HUMMEL

Bob Burkhead, President, Blue Heaven Technologies

We will continue to update our website as we have further information and updates, so please revisit this site often. We look forward to seeing you in Louisville !

Please visit this website often for updated information.  If you have questions about the conference, please contact Deahna Cring, AFS Conference Coordinator at or Lyn Sholl, Executive Director at


Conference Chairs:

Rahul Bharadwaj, AAF Flanders

Jeni Wong, Johns Manville

Martin Lehmann, MANN+HUMMEL, GmbH