Before Covid-19, Jim Chrzan, VP of Content for PMMI Media Group, would travel the U.S. and Europe speaking and covering conferences on packaging automation, e-commerce, sustainability and pharma traceability.
He directs content for Packaging World, Healthcare Packaging, ProFood World, OEM Magazine and Automation World and produced educational content for PACK EXPO Connect 2020s, PMMI’s virtual event.
Ambrogio works within the New Plastics Economy innovation team at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. He holds a MSc in Environmental Engineering for Natural Resources Management and he is now supporting the team in identifying systemic changes and innovative opportunities to fulfill the vision for a plastic circular economy.
David Feber is a Partner in the McKinsey & Company Detroit office. He leads McKinsey’s Packaging Service Line and has deep expertise in the Packaging Space. He serves multiple players in the packaging and Chemical areas across consumer products, packaging and basic materials. David has had two stints at McKinsey. He was at McKinsey from 2000-2004 as an Associate Principle, then rejoined the Firm as a direct-elect Partner in January 2017. During the time in between, David spent almost a decade in Senior Executive roles in the packaging industry.
Michel is a passionate Innovation Manager and creative problem solver. In his role, Michel is shaping the overall innovation agenda at DHL through developing industry trend reports and identifying, piloting and commercializing state-of-the art technology solutions for the logistics industry and its customers. Within the Trend Research team, Michel’s work focuses on future application areas of drone technologies within logistics operations and the introduction of upcoming packaging innovations to the business.
Michel joined Deutsche Post DHL Group in 2017 and worked for the global innovation team at the Innovation Centers in Germany and Singapore. Michel studied in France and Germany and holds a Master’s degree with a focus on Technology & Innovation Management.
Herwin holds a Master in Business Administration as well as Technology & Innovation Management. He has over 15 years of experience in the packaging industry across different management roles in the sales and business development areas. He has a large breadth of knowledge and experience of working with and being responsible for some of the world's largest FMCG customers. During recent years, Herwin has been part of, and managed a multi-discipline innovation team (from development to implementation) with a clear focus and track record in ecommerce, supply chain and logistics. Sustainability is one of his passions, both from a business perspective and personally, being a father of three he wants to leave them a better planet. His current responsibilities include growing and building the ecommerce category for Smurfit Kappa and its customers.
Yi is responsible for global ecommerce & business development based in Amcor’s headquarters in Zurich. Yi joined Amcor in 2008 and held multiple roles in marketing, innovation and business development based in USA and Europe. Yi’s packaging and market knowledge span across diverse end-use segments and across rigid, flexible packaging and folding cartons. Her passion is connecting the dots between market insights and solutions to drive growth for Amcor and its customers. Prior to Amcor, Yi previously worked for Philips in retail marketing and management in China. Yi holds an MBA from Henry B. Tippie School of Management, The University of Iowa, USA.
Hedde is an enthusiastic marketing director with a passion for sustainability and innovation. Having worked in both B2B and B2C operations he currently serves as Director Marketing Europe at Packaging by Quadient. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Packaging by Quadient is passionate about eliminating excessive packaging and increasing operational fulfillment efficiencies. Since 2015 Hedde is responsible for the strategic marketing in Europe which gave him a clear understanding of the constant changes and challenges within the Logistics industry, and in particular with the phenomenon of last mile innovations in eCommerce.
Frits van den Bos (1963) is Manager Innovation at GS1 Netherlands. For almost 30 year he is helping retailers and manufacturers to align their business processes in order to collaboratively create better value at lower costs for their consumers. Over the last 10 years his focus has been on the impact that online retail, sustainability and circularity bring to this collaborations. The link between products and the associated data proves to be a key enabler in this context.
Ed Thorne is the is the Head of Business Development for Loop (TerraCycle company) in Europe. Loop is a global platform that enables consumer product companies and retailers to shift from a disposable supply chain to a durable one.
Ed joined Loop in early 2020 and heads up partnerships and new business with retailers, brands and others who are looking to develop durable supply chains across Europe.
Prior to joining Loop, Ed had a range of commercial and general management experience with innovative businesses in SaaS and corporate intelligence in Europe and East Asia.
Liz Logue became EFI’s VP of Inkjet Customer/Brand Engagement and Strategy in 2019, a new role focused on helping EFI’s digital corrugated customers engage with brands. Logue’s work helps drive market awareness about digital printing and value it brings to the consumers. She also researches and develops strategies to extend EFI’s inkjet technology portfolio into additional new markets that can benefit from the and continuing analog to digital transformation in print manufacturing.
Prior to taking her current role, Logue was Vice president of Corporate Business Development, and Ink Jet strategy at EFI. In that position, she was responsible for planning, market evaluation and execution behind strategic M&A and new market development activity. Her work has included directing or assisting in EFI’s strategic moves into ceramics, textiles and corrugated packaging, working with engineering, ink and software teams to implement the correct solutions for target markets.
Prior to joining EFI in 2008, Logue worked for 10 years in various roles at IT Strategies, a specialized strategic consultancy company focused on the digital print industry. In her roles she advised hardware, ink and software vendors on corporate, product and M&A strategy. She also managed research initiatives, maintained industry relationships and kept abreast of the latest technology developments.
Miguel brings CPG, Retail, E-commerce, Category Management experience, where he has seen the effects that packaging can have for retailers, and consumers to make decisions and the importance for brand building. As technology evolves, and more transactions happen online, packaging plays a bigger role of a customer touch-point.
Based in London, Miguel leads Google’s B2B vertical marketing efforts across the region. Miguel joined Google Poland in 2015; since then, he has focused on helping EMEA in-country teams to work on programs that enable our advertisers to become successful in their business with Google’s capabilities - Focusing on e-commerce, App Developers, and Exporters, inc development and launch of successful global platforms (e.g. Market Finder or Grow My Store). In Google’s mission to help businesses grow.
Prior to Google, Miguel was part of the Global Strategy Group at Samsung Electronics in South Korea, advising c-level exec on go-to-market strategies for mobile devices. Before, he spent 6 years in sales/biz development at Procter & Gamble in Latin America, and 1 year as an entrepreneur.
Miguel was recently recognized for his achievements with the global award: P&G Alumni Visionaries Under 40.
He holds an MBA degree from the University of Michigan, and a BBA from ITESM Mexico.
Uwe Streiber, Lead Warehouse Consumables, is responsible for the packaging management at Zalando. Together with his team he is taking care of the development, procurement and daily supply of consumables as well as packaging materials for the company. Before joining Zalando, Uwe Streiber worked as packaging and process engineer at MSP GmbH in Cologne and at DeutscheMTM-Vereinigung e.V. in Hamburg. He holds a Master of Engineering in Packaging Technology from Beuth University of Applied Sciences in Berlin.
European Outdoor Group, MBA from University of Cambridge, Apple Inc., bachelors degree in marketing.
Olivier is CEO of Suez trading as well as the Industrial Market Director for the Pulp & Paper industry. Suez is a worldwide leader in water and waste resources management. We are providing our customers - industry, local authorities and consumers - partners and stakeholders, all over the world, with operational solutions to address new resource management challenges. From a master of Business Administration and Management at NEOMA Business School through being Managing Director in different firms, Olivier has developed a strong operational and technical background.
Olivier lead an experienced team with strong business focus skills that work in supplying secondary raw materials with high standard of professionalism. In a complex industry, where regulations are becoming more and more stringent, we focus on providing quality commodities that are used to fuel the customer processes and/or, more and more, to generate energy. With a strong European historical base with expanding international activities in providing secondary raw materials and fuels, Olivier and his team are supporting profitable growth.”
Ilkka Harju, Packaging Design Director, is leading the Metsä Board’s packaging design team responsible for the European and Asian markets. Before joining Metsä Board in 2018, he was responsible for packaging design and innovation needs for various companies.
Harju is renowned for pushing design boundaries by working collaboratively with other designers and technology experts. He constantly advocates the role of responsible design, technology and renewable raw materials as a tool for a healthier environment. In 2017 Harju received a Worldstar Award for his jewelry packaging design.
Tania's experience in packaging manufacturing, marketing and innovation spans nearly 20 years. She holds a bachelor's degree in Communications from Hautes Études Commercials (HEC) in Montreal, with focus in marketing management. Ambitious and determined, Tania is successful at discovering new customer insights, and developing sustainable solutions that fulfill unmet market needs. She's passionate about the circular economy and thrives on identifying innovative & sustainable ways to redesign e-commerce packaging.
25 years in the job, worked for various Brands, mostly billion $ Brands (Wick, Blend-a-dent, Crest, Oral b, Wella) in P&G in global Packaging R&D roles, since a merger for COTY. Coty is a world leader consumer goods company in Beauty care with Brands like Hugo Boss, Chloe, Bruno Banani, Addidas, WELLA, OPI etc).
Our R&D work is focused on Consumer delight, First & Second Moment of Truth with maximum value creation for consumers around the world.
Marlena Hardy is e – Commerce Packaging Business Development Manager & Regional Category Manger at DS Smith.
She joined the business in 2018 and focuses on development of e-Commerce products and business (DS Smith e-Commerce Toolbox) in Europe. She is also working with a network of DS Smith e-Commerce sales specialists in Europe and plays an active role in building the e-Commerce category.
Marlena's experience includes retail and FMCG. She held several Global and Regional packaging and project management roles with Unilever as well as packaging development role at Asda Walmart. This unique combination of in-depth understanding of the operational, technical, environmental and economic aspects of packaging development in different environments gives her a highly developed insight into the specificity of e-Commerce and its key challenges.
Kate Bezar is the co-founder of The Better Packaging Co., a New Zealand-based company which has become, in just two years of operation, the world’s largest supplier of home compostable packaging for eCommerce. As a result they have revolutionised the market with their innovative, sustainable packaging solutions founded on Circular Economy principles and the premise that ‘waste is a design flaw’.
Per Stoltz finished his studies with a Bachelor in Business and Administration. He started to work for IKEA in 1992 in the local Italian purchasing organisation.
He then moved to Sweden in 2000 to the product development and supply chain headquarter of IKEA situated in the small town of Älmhult. Working first with global strategic purchasing and later with product development projects.
Since 2008 he has been working with Sustainability, the first years with product related questions and communication and since September 2014 with the initiative “ Turning waste into resources” and circular economy for the IKEA Group.