Design & Packaging Engineering Director for Latin Americaat
Luis Arévalo has collaborated in the last 30 years with CPG companies in the fields of personal care, home care and food, in global organizations like Kimberly Clark / Colgate-Palmolive and Kellogg, He is an Industrial Designer with a master’s degree in marketing and another in Innovation, he combines experiences in the areas of Packaging Engineering, Sustainability, Industrial Design and printing, true believer that Design drives Innovation, Innovation powers brand; Brand builds loyalty and loyalty sustains profits.
From his unique perspective as a Designer, He is particularly interested in investigating how to develop and implement Innovation in complex organizations like CPG´s bringing more human centric approach thru Design, technology, and business strategy with focus in elevate the Packaging Consumer experience
Luis is going to publish his book “Innovation against the bureaucratic Octopus in March 2023 sharing his 30 year experience as a Designer & Innovator working with CPG companies
Group Head of Strategic Marketing and Sustainabilityat
Wipak Group Head of Strategic Marketing & Sustainability, Hery Henry, is a seasoned public speaker on topics such as Packaging Sustainability, Employee and Organizational Motivation, Growth Acceleration, as well as market entry tactics. He has delivered keynotes and lectures in over 20 countries, including Finland, Sweden, Russia, Germany, Switzerland, Tanzania, Madagascar, Thailand, the UK, China, and Belgium.
Technical Marketing Managerat
Lauri is an experienced Technical Marketing Manager with more than 30 years of demonstrated history working for technical services in the paperboard industry. As a member of Metsä Board’s global Technical Service Team Lauri coordinates technical training services, creates and maintains technical documentation and follows the latest technology and trends in digital printing.
Laetitia Reynaud is Policy Advisor on economic and environmental issues at the European Federation for Print and Digital Communication (Intergraf), which represents the interests of the European graphic industry in Brussels.
Laetitia is French and holds a university degree in economics and a master degree in European economics.
Before joining Intergraf in 2012, she held for 10 years a similar position at the European federation of waste management and environmental services (FEAD), where she dealt with numerous environmental topics.
Johnny Hobeika, Managing Director of ePac Holdings Europe, is bringing ePac’s value proposition of quick-turn, digitally-printed flexible packaging for small to medium run-length orders to European brand owners. Building on the experience and success the company has achieved in the United States across a range of market segments, Johnny's two decades of international experience in flexible packaging give him the ability to position emerging wide-web digital printing technology as a disruptive force that will radically change how flexible packaging is purchased and the unique value it brings to brands of all sizes.
Johnny has held leadership roles in the FMCG converting sector in the UK, managing plant setups and operations to meet the demands of supermarkets for branded and private label products. In 2012, he moved into the supply of flexible packaging and raw materials to manufacturers and converters throughout Europe. His experience in global sourcing spans Europe, the Middle East, and the USA and covers resins and additives, specialty films, and printed flexible packaging.
Group Business Development Directorat
Domino Printing Sciences
Lee joined Domino in 2000 and has been a member of the executive management team since 2013 and took on his current role in 2015, the same year that Domino was acquired by Brother Industries. He is leads on strategy at Domino.
Prior to joining Domino Lee has held manufacturing and business development roles in products and services, he is qualified both technically with a Mechanical Engineering Degree from Southampton University and a postgraduate marketing Diploma.
Global Business Development Directorat
I have worked in the packaging industry for almost 30 years, specialising in Tobacco, Pharma and FMCG markets. With a background in Artwork, Repro, Colour management and Print tooling, I understand the demands placed on quality, consistency and innovation within this space, to make any Brand stand out on shelf and in the hand.
I have seen massive changes in both technology and global consumerism impacting the complete packaging industry. The speed of change in the market now is one that is driving innovation behind product delivery and I am excited to be involved in this new generation of product development and deployment.
The transformation of the print landscape as we develop from analogue through hybrid to digital technologies has helped to focus a development path for now and the future with a data driven framework at its core. The use of artificial intelligence (AI), computer vision and quantum computing will enable diverse market segments to drive new supply chain solutions that will unlock the power of all media channels including print, digital and virtual to deliver content for todays demanding consumer.
WW Director - Market Development - Packaging/Labels - Enterprise Inkjet Divisionat
Rick Mazur is currently the worldwide Director of Market Development for Packaging for Eastman Kodak’s Digital Print Solutions business. Rick has over 25 years of experience in marketing, sales and business development, with International Paper and Kodak Polychrome Graphics, before joining Kodak. In his current role, Rick is focused on helping brands and packaging converters employ digital technology to drive sustainable growth. He is currently leading Kodak’s launch of inkjet packaging solutions with a focus on the folding carton, personal care and flexible packaging segments that are seeing growth in ecommerce, security, track and trace, food packaging and personal care market sectors.
Mauri Reinilä CEO / one of the founders of the PackageMedia Oy. PackageMedia is today part of Pyroll Packaging Group. Mauri Reinilä has more than 20 year experience in working with digital printing activities and over 10 years with digital packaging applications. Creative use of digitally printed packages and digital marketing are the key development areas in this field. ”Consumer engagement”
Project Manager, Packaging Printingat
Guido Haeussler (57) is an expert of the digital printing industry with solid record of more than 30 years of expertise.
He tracks solid records in various business functions, like marketing, sales, and services within the graphics market segment. Well established in the large format printing world with more than 22 years within HP he facilitated over eighty marketing innovation workshops, helping customers and brands to grow digital business mainly in the packaging industry. Recently Guido joined ColorGATE to support customers in the industrial print industry with implementing color management workflow solutions in digital production and helping to transform conventional to digital workflow solutions. With his family he is based in Tübingen, close to Stuttgart. He enjoys playing badminton, hiking and loves archery.
Managing Director at
Koenig & Bauer Durst (Germany)
Robert Stabler is the Managing Director of Koenig & Bauer Durst, the JV between Koenig & Bauer and Durst based in Germany and targeting the single pass corrugated and folding carton packaging markets utilizing the complimentary core competencies of both companies.
Stabler has a long and successful international career in digital printing at Xerox, where he was responsible for the Graphic Business Group and at HP, where he was responsible for the Production InkJet business in Europe, Middle East and Africa.
He has a keen interest in technology tipping points and how the interplay of different technologies can have far-reaching and often unpredictable consequences.
Managing Director, Innovationat
For over 25 years Matt has developed innovative digital media solutions for blue chip multi-national clients. From original idea generation through to design, brand management, digital print, interactive and immersive media, Matt prides himself on creating a culture of ownership, engagement and passion in the team’s he leads. Recently, Matt has joined the board of OH Yes! Net Zero, an initiative setup to decarbonise the UK’s largest emitter of carbon emissions.
Springfield Solution’s mission is to be the world leader in the supply of innovative and sustainable digital packaging assets. For over 45 years they have pioneered the use of digital technology to create innovative digital assets for the packaging industry. They were the first Company in Europe to install an Indigo Omnius 50 digital printer in 1996 and created the first Computer to Plate label for Asda/Walmart’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles pizza range (yes, there was an Apple Crumble Pizza!).
Director Corporate Strategy + Marketingat
THIMM Group GmbH
Michael Weber studied business administration in Stuttgart where he took his diploma degree in. After his studies he spent several years working at international IT and electronic companies like Hewlett-Packard within various marketing and sales positions. Since 01.01.2014, Michael Weber is part of the THIMM Group where he currently holds the position as Director Corporate Strategy + Marketing. Within this function, he is responsible for strategy, marketing, corporate communications, change management and digitization as well as corporate responsibility. Michael Weber is also managing director of the Christiansen Print GmbH and THIMM's first e-commerce start-up Cartonara.
Products and Solutions Directorat
Inca Digital Printers
Matt is Products & Solutions Director at Inca Digital, having been with the company for over 7 years. Matt has been leading the Business Development for Inca’s high-speed sheet fed single pass solutions and since the Agfa acquisition, earlier this year, Matt will be leading and establishing Agfa’s presence in the world of Digital Print and Solutions for Packaging. Matt has been involved within the printing industry for over 20 years, starting off his career behind the scenes as an ink chemist developing printing inks and then moving into systems integration and applications before moving to Inca.
Segment Marketing Manager – Packaging and Commercial Printat
FUJIFILM Ink Solutions Group
Neil Cook is the Segment Marketing Manager for Packaging in Fujifilm's Ink Solutions Group. With 15 years’ experience in the print and packaging industries, he is dedicated to partnering with customers to maximise their success with inkjet. He works with OEMs, converters, brands and ink formulators globally to understand the challenges they face in the digitisation of print processes, enabling Fujifilm to deliver the right ink and dispersion products to achieve the best performance in inkjet, and deliver value throughout the supply chain.
ACTEGA Metal Print GmbH
Paolo Grasso is a results-driven sales professional with over 25 years of experience in the printing industry. Throughout his career, he has earned the trust of several national and international companies, promoted capital good investments in book-binging equipment, printing, labelling and converting machines. Furthermore he supported the growth of a global network of distributors and agents for one of the top-5 label press manufacturers. Paolo spent 15 years throughout Asia developing a brand and structuring a sales and service network.
As the Sales Director at ACTEGA for ECOLEAF since 2021, he is currently developing the go-to-market strategy for this disruptive technology: A breakthrough for sustainable film-free metallisation of labels.
In 1994 Christopher Graf founded PIC GmbH (Production Integration Company), which specialized in software and hardware distribution plus integration services for the labels and packaging industry. This was acquired by Artwork Systems in 1998. Between 1998 and 2008 he was managing director for the German speaking territories for Artwork Systems and later EskoArtwork.
Before starting HYBRID Software GmbH in September 2011, Christopher was managing director of DALIM SOFTWARE. In this role he had worldwide responsibility for sales, marketing and product management. As a partner and member of the board of HYBRID Software he is in charge of the DACH region and Eastern Europe, with special responsibility for global business development and marketing.”
Chief Marketing Officerat
Bio to follow.
Digital Printing Program Managerat
Ghelfi Ondulati SpA Italia
SIMONCINI, DIGITAL PRINTING PROGRAM MANAGER, GHELFI ONDULATI SPA, ITALIA
Engineer, In Ghelfi Ondulati SpA since 1996 covering various positions in Production, Sales and R&D. Since 2016, he has been responsible for the digital printing program
Alfred Kärcher SE & Co. KG
1982 Apprenticeship as artwork maker
2011 Start at Kärcher. Set-up of prepress department with proofing workflow
2018 Development of the Kärcher standard for packaging printing
2020 Supplier certification and quality control for packaging printing
Vice President Marketingat
Filip Weymans is Vice President Marketing at Xeikon. Previously serving in the role of Director Segment Marketing Labels & Packaging, Weymans has been with Xeikon for almost twenty years. During that time, he has driven growth, supported significant change in emerging market sectors and helped ambitious customers change their approach to embrace the opportunities presented by digital print. Over the past few years, Weymans has focused on the labels and packaging market, bringing Xeikon to an undisputed number two in the industry for digital solutions in this space. Now, as Vice President Marketing for all the segments, his mission is to further develop the marketing group with a strong focus on positioning and roadmap for the future.
Simon Lewis is a veteran evangelist of analog to digital transformations from Scitex in the 1990s, HP Indigo in the 2000s and 2010s to Highcon since 2021. A passionate believer in the opportunity presented by digital transformations and responsible sustainability choices, he leaves audiences engaged, excited and with food for thought.
Jan De Roeck
Marketing Director, Industry Relations and Strategyat
As a member of the Esko corporate marketing team, Jan De Roeck (°1966) leads a team of marketeers developing outbound messaging and content, manages industry relationships and coordinates market research activities.
With his parents running a local print business, Jan was literally raised amidst ink, paper and printing presses. He holds a bachelor degree in printing and pre-press, and a specialization in graphic design. He complemented his graphic arts education with an Advanced Management Program at the Ghent-Leuven Vlerick Business School in 2007.
Jan began his career in 1989 in the customer services department at Barco, a Belgian technology group at the basis of what Esko is today. Through various product management and product marketing assignments, Jan developed a particular interest, acumen and expertise in prepress solutions for packaging and label production. Jan is highly respected and trusted for his insight in the graphic arts industry and his level of understanding of customer workflows and market requirements. He is a frequently asked speaker and moderator at various international industry events and trade conferences and represents Esko in various trade associations.
Sean Smyth has spent over 25 years in the industry in senior technology positions for a variety of print businesses across the supply chain, in hands on and consultancy roles. He helps companies make money through the appropriate use of technology.
Sean has a deep knowledge of the global print market, and a key member of the team providing quantitative market data and forecasts for the printing, paper and packaging industry. He authors off-the-shelf market studies and provides strategic consultancy services to a range of clients across the value chain.
Sean has a strong background in appropriate application of technology to print, implementing digital print systems, MIS and workflows to take time and cost out of the print supply chain. In 1994 he became Technical Director of Rexam, where the first colour digital presses in the UK were installed and he has extensive experience of digital printing. He has written many books and market studies on the future, print technology and digital print, including Smithers flagship title "The Print & Production Manual" and the "Future of Global Print Markets".
He has held senior management roles for several large and small print and print management companies where he applied systems and technology to improve efficiencies. He has a very strong background in digital printing, for users and supplier and contributes regular technology columns and articles for the Trade Press.
Product & Marketing Manager – Digital, UKat
Dr. Simon Daplyn is the Product & Marketing Manager for Sun Chemical.
Having studied and worked in digital print for over 20 years, Simon has held roles in product development, commercialization, sales and marketing of a wide range of digital inks with a focus on aqueous technologies.
Having joined Sun Chemical in July 2020 as part of the acquisition of Sensient Imaging Technologies, Simon is responsible for product management and marketing within the digital inks division, helping to define the product strategy for Sun Chemical in digital print markets with a view to supporting the adoption of inkjet technology and sustainable technology developments.
Global Business Development Manager, Sustainability / Cold Transferat
LEONHARD KURZ Stiftung & Co
Christophe Dujardin, Global Business Development Manager Sustainability / Cold Transfer at LEONHARD KURZ Stiftung & Co KG, Fürth, Germany
21 years ago Christophe Dujardin started his journey at the company LEONHARD KURZ Stiftung & Co. KG as an area sales manager in the Benelux.
In the first years he developed profound knowledge in the different application processes such as Hot Stamping and Cold Transfer finishing and this in all types of industry (graphic, plastic, wood, security….). After launching KURZ’s first e-business platform in Europe he made his first experience with business development when he was asked to develop new markets in the Middle East.
Today he combines his technical, e-commerce and business development skills in order to inform about the impact of metalized embellishment with KURZ products on sorting, recycling, deinking and composting processes. He works in close contact with the KURZ R&D team in order to develop new sustainable products for the future.
Global Inkjet Systems (GIS)
Simon Edwards is Product Champion at Global Inkjet Systems (GIS).
He has worked in digital printing for over 20 years and the optics industry for over 30 years.
Simon has a degree in Astrophysics and Applied Mathematics. Simon has held positions of Technical Director and Vice President at SOLA Optics, Research Laboratories of Australia, Tonejet and The Technology Partnership.
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