Take a look at the experts and session titles confirmed so far to present at E-PACK Europe 2022 this June in Amsterdam and online. More speaker announcements will be coming very soon! Join our mailing list here to be kept in the loop.
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.
Tania began her career in CMC in 1999. With her business acumen she helped the company in strengthening the partnership with international distributors and partners. Today she is the company’s evangelist for CMC right-sized packaging technology and works to accelerate the company’s innovation agenda in sustainable e-commerce fulfilment solutions. She is also part of CMC’s ESG strategy development team.
Senior Packaging Managerat
Paul has huge experience in all aspects of packaging and has an exceptional understanding of packaging materials, and processes. Paul developed Tesco strategy for packaging sustainability including the creation of preferred materials and formats guidelines.
Currently working for Tesco with responsibility for the non food area for both Own Label and Branded products. Has previously been responsible for the Tesco Packaged Food areas as well as Household and Personal Care.
In his personal life Paul is Chairman of the Thriplow Daffodil Festival – an annual charity event which has raised over £1m to date.
Head of Product Development, Packaging Materials Divisionat
Jalliina Järvinen, Head of Technical Product Management and Product development, Stora Enso, Packaging Materials Division with more than 20 years experience on packaging- both in fibre and plastic packaging and several years of FMCG business experience in food industry. During her packaging material supplier and food industry career she has worked with new business creation, product development, category management and strategy creation with various packaging solutions for FMCG applications. Understanding value creation from raw material producer to Brand Owner/Retailer helps her to understand how customers can improve their sustainable eco-friendly offering, efficiencies in processes without losing important qualities in their products and create more value for their customers. Her current focus area is to generate new innovative renewable products and its developments to reduce and replace non-renewable fossil-based plastics.
Francesco Ponti serves as CEO of CMC since 2011 after 10 years in the company holding the position of R&D Director. A pro-active person, Francesco is passionate about technology and has strategically developed International relationships with major partners to grow the company global position. He is also Director of the company Sales Operations. His ambition for CMC is to be the go-to partner for sustainable packaging solutions globally, and the enablers of a Zero Waste and Net Zero Carbon future.
Global Head of Market Strategy - Paper Solutionsat
Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
Scott Farber is Henkel’s global head of marketing and strategy for the Paper Solutions Business. He leads the EPIX platform and has more than 25 years of experience developing and launching new products in the packaging, adhesives, and chemical industries. Scott is passionate about the environment, logistics and ensuring efficiency at every step of the value chain, right through the last mile of delivery.
Senior Manager of Packagingat
Jeremy Long is the Senior Manager of Packaging for Amazon Private Brands. He has over 20 years of systems, sourcing, strategy and analytics experience within the retail industry, and has spent the last five years leading various packaging initiatives at Amazon. He's currently responsible for Amazon's private label packaging roadmap including goals for both sustainability and customer experience. Having previously led Amazon's Frustration Free Packaging programs, he's uniquely qualified to address barriers to e-commerce packaging standards development and adoption.
3D Interactives Solutions S.L (3D CLICK)
Dipl.Ing Débora Alasraki together with 3D CLICK is on a mission: democratising the sourcing and customisation packaging process in order to become 100% easy, real-time and circular. With an architectural and technological background, she has been working in Germany, Netherlands & Spain for the last 30 years, developing visual communication tools to enable real time collaboration in architecture and for the last 7 years in the packaging sector.
Packaging Services Director, EMEAat
Ilkka Harju heads Metsä Board’s packaging design team in EMEA and APAC. Ilkka 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 he received a Worldstar Award for his jewellery packaging design.
Global Director Sustainabilityat
Angela Hultberg is a Global Director in the Sustainability Team at global consultancy partnership Kearney, focusing on actioning sustainability across the length and breadth of client business models to reach climate and emissions targets. She has a specific focus on the automotive, transport and retail sectors, having joined the Kearney from IKEA, where she served as Head of Sustainable Mobility.
Angela was also seconded to the COP26 Climate Champions team in 2021, working as Road Transport Lead and spearheading initiatives to accelerate the decarbonisation of the transport industry.
Angela holds a Masters of Law degree from Lund University (and is currently on the board of the Law Faculty) and has worked for PwC, Scania and Ingka group before joining Kearney.
Jenni has over a decade of experience working with fiber-based packaging topics. Today, Jenni heads the global packaging material competence within the company and is a recognized advisor to leading packaging industry players.
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.
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.
AFRY Management Consulting
Mr. Logrén is a very experienced, packaging-focused, management consultant with a solid track record of successfully managing and delivering large strategic advisory assignments. Clients have relied on provided advice when investing, when exploring new product opportunities, or when future planning of existing businesses has been on the table. Janne started as a management consultant over 10 years ago and has been serving industrial clients, investors and other stakeholder ever since. His core competence is containerboard and corrugated packaging, including e-commerce and e-commerce solutions as well.
Simon has been involved within the digital print environment for the past 25 years. After joining HP Inc. in 2007, as well as holding regional sales positions and global marketing roles, Simon now specifically engages brands worldwide as part of the recently created HP Packaging Ventures Team. He highlights the advantages and opportunities afforded when digitally printing corrugated Packaging is implemented as part of a brands supply chain logistics and GTM strategy. In addition to supporting brands and the HP convertor network, Simon participates at events and seminars worldwide highlighting the opportunities available when implementing digitally printed sustainable packaging.
I am based in Skärblacka Pulp and Paper mill in Sweden, 150km south of Stockholm.
I was born in Slovakia 50 years ago.
I have an MSc degree in Chemistry, with major in Pulp and paper production and converting from the University of Pardubice in Czech republic.
I have 20 years of experience in paper industry, where of 16 in Billerudkorsnäs.
Most of my working carrier I worked as Technical service manager and Application development Manager for Speciality MG and MF paper.
Jonne believes in creating value through sustainability. He founded a sustainability consultancy Natural Interest Ltd. in 2006 and in 2012 co-founded reusable packaging startup focused on sustainability and simplicity. RePack is an award winning European startup based Helsinki, Finland.
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).
Founder & CEOat
Giuseppe is a serial entrepreneur who co-founded Pringraf, his first company in 1994, starting from scratch. As he worked to grow the company, he also founded other print-related digital startups, pushing the envelope on digital print innovation and taking advantage of emerging technologies to change the way packaging is designed, ordered and produced. In 2014, he established Packly, continuing his legacy of innovation. He is the technological and "lateral thinker" soul of the group, and this aspect leads him to the continuous evolution of the business - he is always thinking outside the box.
Structural Packaging Designerat
Iiro´s passion is to fold paperboard, which has led him to work as a packaging designer. Iiro has over 10 years of experience in paperboard and corrugated design, as well as packaging converting processes. He has a positive and creative mindset and is ready to face new challenges.
Currently Iiro is part of Metsä Board´s packaging design service team where he provides sustainable packaging solutions to customers and various projects.
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.
e-commerce Design Manager, Packaging Divisionat
Gavin is the e-commerce Design Manager for DS Smith Packaging, supporting the 600+ design and technical team with insights and training in best practice, along with the hosting of Blue Chip customer e-commerce workshops and development of scalable innovations.
An innovative, creative and visionary designer, he has never been afraid to work outside of his comfort zone and enjoys challenging projects. One of his key abilities is to be able to make innovative concepts that push the boundaries of materials or design into reality, by using extensive hands on experience and actively participating in the product development and manufacturing process. This ensures that not only are the customers expectations met or exceeded, but profitability and manufacturing success is achieved.
A seasoned packaging professional with over 27 years experience, Gavin has a proven track record for producing innovative designs, which has resulted in 14 recognitions at a national, European and international level, including the UK Packaging Awards, Starpacks and World Stars.
Drawing on first hand courier and customer experience, he created the DISCS™ e-commerce test process and equipment, along with supporting the building and installation of two laboratories in the UK and Netherlands. He also has a wide and extensive knowledge of the Amazon APASS Packaging Program, being the first designer to join and now provides best practice support in house or client side.
2022 Session Titles
Sustainability realism – beyond the reuse/recycle/reduce hyperbole
Market trends, regulations, supply chain costs and capital investment
Logistics, supply chain optimisation and last mile delivery innovation
Smart packaging, connected packaging and traceability – enhancing the brand experience
Automation – efficiency, costs effectiveness and creative thinking