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Adam Page | Global Director of Research and Reports of Smithers
Marko Summanen | Vice President Business Development Europe of Fisher International, Inc., Finland
Gary Thomson | Senior Market Consultant of EMGE & Co
Speakers including: Berry Wiersum, Chief Executive Officer, Sappi Europe S.A.; Markus Gärtner, Chief Executive Officer, Fibre Packaging/Paper, Mondi; Bernd Eikens, Executive Vice President, UPM Biorefining
Top level updates followed by panel discussion
Rupert Taylor | Head of Corporate Sector Advisory of NatWest
Using paper cashflow and assets to shift into growth segments; assessing the attraction of fibre-based packaging
Natasha Valeeva | Analyst - Food and Agribusiness Supply Chains of RaboBank
Jay L. Gouliard | Vice President of Global Packaging of Mondelez International
Sustainability is enabling new avenues of innovation across the consumer packaged goods value chain – from raw material suppliers to end-of-life processors. Opportunities to collaborate and add value to each of our enterprises have never been so numerous. Working together, we can “change the world” by creating solutions that our consumers cherish, that protect our products and our planet, and that do not diminish the overall abundance of natural resources for future generations to enjoy.
Mikhail Senatorov | Senior Vice President & CEO of DOUBLE V Group of Companies
Marcus Hellberg | Sales Director of Södra Cell International, Italy
Ian Murdoch | formerly European Leader, Forestry, Paper and Packaging Industry Group of PWC
Ari Kiviranta | Senior Vice President, Development of Metsä Group
Magnus Renman | Group R&D Director of DS Smith
Dina Dedic | Vice President Biorefinery & Energy of RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, RISE Bioeconomy
18.00 -20:00 Networking dinner
Help us celebrate 50 years of PRIMA at our exclusive networking dinner taking place on the evening of Tuesday 17 September.
Hosted at the picturesque Villa Richter, Prague, the 50th anniversary dinner will provide the perfect atmosphere for you to meet and mingle with fellow peers and colleagues as you enjoy a 3-course meal, live entertainment and stunning views over the city.
Places are limited, so once you've booked your conference ticket, please contact Gwen Manac'h at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your place at the dinner.
Ian Murdoch | Forestry, Paper & Packaging Industry Group Leader of PwC Europe
Gilles van Nieuwenhuyzen | Executive Vice President, Packaging Solutions of Stora Enso
Henrik Sjölund | CEO of Holmen
Christian Kallenberg | Founder & Owner of We Like Mags
Claire Summerbsy I Marketing Manager of The Alexir Partnership UK and Claire Virazels I Programme Manager Production Colour & Packaging Technology of Xerox EMEA
The packaging and paper industries are going through major changes, requiring from all stakeholders more flexibility, as well as faster turnarounds and accelerated time to market
• Commercial printers are also looking at complementing their offering by investing in packaging, using digital print as the enabler
• Brand owners are looking for solutions that can bring more value to their packaging in order to better communicate with end consumers
• Authentic customer cases will be used to demonstrate what has already been achieved by both packaging converters and printers and what is waiting round the corner – in particular The Alexir Partnership (UK) will share their return on experience with digital.
Alexir are a large packaging service provider who create, package and pack all sorts of products from design to delivery. They have successfully embraced digital printing technologies a couple of years ago as a complement to litho printing and will share what benefits they see in digital and how their customers / brand owners benefit from it as well!
Bernhard Niemela | Managing Director & Editor-in-Chief of Deutscher Drucker Verlag – a unit of Ebner Media Group
Brand owners approach to sustainability and packaging innovation – what do they need from the supply chain?
Martin Luh | Global Packaging Base Material Management (Solidboard), of Nestlé
Anti-plastic concerns; novel packaging solutions; consumer, NGO and retail influence and what it means for fibre packaging
Arco Berkenbosch | Vice President Innovation and Development of Smurfit Kappa
Angelika Christ | Secretary General of FEFCO - European Federation of Corrugated Board Manufacturers
Phil Davidson | Global Sustainability Director of HAVI
Tim Barker | Director of Truffula Ltd
Concerns about the sustainability of plastics are providing opportunities for paper-based alternatives. How do the materials compare and what are the key messages to promote paper’s benefits? How do these developments fit into a wider perspective on the circular economy and what challenges and opportunities may this continuing disruption bring?