Senior Innovation & Business Development Managerat
Stora Enso AB
Karl is working with innovation in the division Packaging Solutions at Stora Enso. Karl’s passion for sustainability and innovation comes in handy when working with both local and global customers in facilitating innovation workshops, business development projects and other customer cases of reducing or eliminating plastic waste. A M.Sc in Chemistry and experiences from many pulp & paper mills helps in the technical discussions. The world needs o become more circular in resource usage and Stora Enso wants to be part of the solution, everything that is made from fossil today can be made from a tree tomorrow!
VP International & Strategyat
DHL Parcel Benelux
After 9 years in the retail Branko started with DPDHL in 2002. He fulfilled several roles in different functions, including sales, operations, marketing and project management. He now is board member of DHL Parcel Benelux and holds the responsibility for International business and the Strategy development. One of his responsibilities is to achieve the ambitious GoGreen and Clean production targets. To do so he acknowledges the power of innovation and cooperation.
David Van Der Lei
Global E-commerce Lead/International Trade Marketing Directorat
Perfetti Van Melle Group
David has been fascinated by marketing since his childhood. The first 10 years of his working life, he spend in management consulting, focusing on fixing strategic and growth challenges for CPG companies in US and Europe.
In 2005 he joined Perfetti Van Melle and took care of various candy brands in Benelux, focusing on innovation and impactful communications. Besides strong brand growth, the work was recognized with a Golden Effie and a British Design Effectiveness award. From 2010 to 2015 he was responsible for Marketing and Trade Marketing teams in Perfetti Van Melle Vietnam – achieving 5 years of consecutive double-digit growth for the brands in this emerging South East Asian country.
Since 2015 he is Perfetti’s Global Ecommerce Lead, supporting operating companies around the globe to quickly develop e-commerce skills and achieve above fair share in this emerging new eco-system.
Global Strategic Marketing Managerat
Elizabeth is the global strategic marketing manager for the rigid packaging segment at H.B. Fuller. With a passion and focus on sustainable packaging solutions, new packaging design and e-commerce and extensive knowledge of the packaging industry and B2B marketing experience, Elizabeth acts as a connection between market and technology, customers and research and development.
eCommerce Manager Benelux & UKat
The driven sales expert gained 5 years’ work experience at PON in financial services for Volkswagen, Audi, SEAT, Skoda and Porsche, prior deciding to move back to his hometown, where he made a career switch to logistics.
Almost accidently Pieter then entered the world of DHL and worked over 10 years in Sales for this company. His passion for packaging and sustainability grew and where the baseline for his decision to join Mondi in 2020. Since then he is part of the international Mondi MailerBAG team where he is given the opportunity to consult large retailers on how to meet their sustainability goals. In his current role as eCommerce Manager Benelux and United Kingdom, he feels privileged to contribute to a better world by bringing packaging solutions, which are sustainable by design, closer to customers.
Market Specialist E-Commerceat
THIMM Verpackung GmbGH + Co. KG
Bio to follow.
Director, Go-To-Market, HP PageWide Industrialat
Ted Samotis, HP WW Director of Corrugated GTM for the PageWide Industrial business, has been involved in the graphic packaging industry for over twenty years, and he is a passionate innovator and leader in the digital transformation of the corrugated industry.
Prior to joining HP, Ted lead the formation and growth of Georgia-Pacific’s Hummingbird digital packaging arm in North America. Hummingbird was the first in North America to install a T400S and T1100 for corrugated pre-print application.
Ted has extensive experience in the graphic packaging and display industry having served in diverse roles from supervisor to Vice President and General Manager with multiple organizations, including Chesapeake Corporation, Menasha Packaging, and Georgia-Pacific.
Prior to joining the business community, Ted served as an officer in the U.S. Army upon his graduation from the U.S. Military Academy, at West Point.
Ted and his wife, Suzette, reside in Erlanger, KY where they raised their five children.
Director of Procurement & Packaging Engineeringat
Oliver is a Director of Procurement & Packaging Engineering at Dell Technologies. In addition, he is recognized within the Dell Technical Community as a Distinguished Engineer – Supply Chain. Oliver has become one of the most influential thought leaders in the packaging industry by combining innovation, supply chain, and sustainability best practices. Under his leadership, Dell introduced industry changing materials such as bamboo, mushroom, molded paper pulp, ocean bound plastic and pollution ink.
These materials are environmentally healthier and offer lower cost and better performance which all results in delighted customers and a more sustainable planet.
Oliver’s accomplishments have been highlighted for their business and social influence by The Wall Street Journal; Fast Company in their 2019 Most Innovative Companies; Fortune in their 2017 Change the World Companies; and LinkedIn in their 2017 Top Companies to Work For. Additionally, the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show recognized his pioneering work in Ocean Plastic with a Best of Innovation Award. In 2021 he was named to the Technical Advisory Board for the Tom Ford Plastic Challenge. While at Dell he has been awarded 2 US Patents with additional ones pending.
Head of Curiosity & Founderat
Brent Lindberg is annoying, and he knows it. With a curiosity that rivals George, he has a habit of relentlessly asking questions like a 5-year-old. And anyone who knows him can tell you he has an obnoxious appetite for the unexpected. But somehow these odd traits create a perfect storm for real innovation. This has become the culture of Fuseneo, the packaging innovation team he formed over a decade ago. Together they help brands find unexpected opportunities in packaging by combining daring creativity with serious expertise.
Innovation and R&D Responsible H&M Group Customer Packagingat
Brought up in a family of printing and paper production and 15 years at H&M HQ marketing department working with innovation, building our supplier network, the startup of our sustainability work and wow with Point of sale material it was a complete match when I started to work with H&M group customer packaging 9 years ago. Taking our innovation and sustainability work within packaging for our stores and growing E-com sales to the next level, setting our packaging strategy and having the possibility of making sure we are leading the way to a more sustainable future is still my passion and the journey has just begun.
E-Commerce Category Managerat
Clemence Viviani is European Category Manager for E-Commerce at DS Smith.
She joined DS Smith 6 years ago and had the opportunity to evolve through different roles in Marketing and Innovation, in Europe and the US.
Now specialising in the exciting and growing environment of e-commerce, where it’s important to adapt quickly to the trends and changes in the market.
A passionate & entrepreneurial business mind, Daniela cares deeply about customer-centricity, collaboration, sustainability, innovation, digitalisation and the future.
All of that is reflected in her position as Group eCommerce Director at Mondi, where she shapes the Group’s strategy being the go-to-partner for sustainable eCommerce packaging solutions. Equipped with an MBA, studies in International Business and Business Law, her 9+ years of experience in international B2B sales and marketing include leading roles in Sales Strategy & Distribution Partnerships, International Key Account Management, Regional Sales Management and Business Development at Mondi, she is a great example of internal career development.
VP, Standards and Certificationat
International Safe Transit Association (ISTA)
Mr. Hiser is Vice President of Standards and Certification at the International Safe Transit Association (ISTA), an association focused on empowering organizations and their people to minimize product damage throughout distribution and optimize resource usage through effective package design. He manages ISTA technical activities including development and maintenance of ISTA test Procedures and Projects, as well as ISTA Certification programs for labs, packaged-products and people.
Prior to joining ISTA in 2014, his packaging career included solving supply chain challenges at UPS’s Package Design and Testing Laboratory as well as developing Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) for Scott’s Miracle-Gro. Mr. Hiser is a graduate of the Michigan State University School of Packaging with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Packaging. He is an Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) Certified Packaging Professional (CPP) and is involved in industry activities as a Packaging Industry Advisory Board member for Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT).
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.
Louise is an engineer with a MSc in Biotechnology from the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden. She has been with BillerudKorsnäs since 2011 in roles such as process engineer, technical service manager and sustainability manager. Louise has among other things been crucial in the work to set BillerudKorsnäs’ Science Based Targets in 2017 and is today focused on working with the commercial side of BillerudKorsnäs where she is active in developing the sustainability agenda focusing on product development, customer needs and circular economy. Her passion is to drive sustainability throughout the company, ensuring that the company contributes to a sustainable future.
European Outdoor Group (EOG)
European Outdoor Group, MBA from University of Cambridge, Apple Inc., bachelors degree in marketing.