Vice President Sustainability & Save Foodat
World Packaging Organisation (WPO)
Nerida has worked in the Packaging industry for close to 25 years and holds the Vice President Sustainability & Save Food role at the World Packaging Organisation. She is also the Executive Director position at the Australian Institute of Packaging which is the peak professional body for packaging training & education in Australasia.
Nerida is passionate about educating the industry on the important role that packaging plays in minimising Food Waste and how designing Save Food Packaging can make a difference. She is also one of the creators of the annual Xmas Foodbank hamper program which is designed to help those who are vulnerable and in need. The volunteer program has packed over 14,0000 hampers to the value of over $1 Million AUD over the last 11 years. She , is the lead for the Save Food Packaging Consortium project within the Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre and was the packaging representative on DAWE’s National Food Waste Strategy Steering Committee.
Nerida is also committed to helping educate and train packaging professionals in the importance of sustainable and circular packaging design and recognising best practice in this area. She is also the WPO lead for the Global Packaging Design for Recycling Guide which is currently being translated in multiple languages across the globe. The second stage of the global project is the development of a large series of country waste stream mapping guides which are in progress.
Regional Marketing & Communication Leader APACat
Sophia is leading the BOBST Marketing & Communication activities across the APJ region. Located in Shanghai she supports printers and converters as well as brand owners to create a more agile and more sustainable packaging production across the entire supply chain. She strongly believes that digitalization, automation and connectivity are the main drivers to shape the future of packaging production. Before joining BOBST, Sophia was the regional Marketing Manager in Large Format and Industry Printing at HP. She worked as well for cloud computing industry in Australia and owns a Master’s degree in Management of Business Administration
China GtM Package Innovation Leaderat
Neo Yang, P&G China Go To Market Package Innovation Director. He has been working in P&G for 16 years. He is the innovator of P&G China eCommerce SIOC package (little green box) and P&G reusable package (big green box). He is leading the P&G customization package, eCommerce package and reusable package innovation for all P&G brands in China.
Global Director DTC Operationsat
A driven, authentic business leader with proven track record of motivating teams to envision and deliver actual business transformation on a global scale. Twenty years of working experience across project- functional- and line-management roles within strategy consultancy, financial services and FMCG. Strong functional expertise in strategic sourcing, productivity, compliance, IT/operations, and consumer relations. Confident and hands-on manager. Life-long learning adept. Intrinsic motivation to train & develop teams. Ability to quickly analyse, challenge, source & implement (changing) business requirements.
Packaging Principal Engineerat
Benicio is a Principal Engineer in Packaging Engineering at Dell Technologies, with over 19 years of Packaging related experiences in the IT industry. He specializes in developing packaging solutions that optimize cost, performance, and sustainability. His experience shows that when sustainable packaging is designed correctly, with the right supply chain, then costs can be at parity or less. As a lead engineer on Dell’s development teams, Benicio was at the forefront of introducing eco-friendly, game changing materials such as Molded Paper Pulp, Ocean Bound Plastic, and Pollution Ink. These packaging solutions offer lower cost and better performance that delights customers and makes a healthier planet.
Benicio holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Chun Yuan Christian University located in Taiwan. His prior experience includes leadership roles at Compal, IBM and Inventec. In his free time, Benicio enjoys traveling, weightlifting, and most of all, playing board games with his three lovely daughters.
Sales Director, Gr. China, Global Paperat
Jenny Fang lead WestRock global paper division for Gr. China region since 2016, she dedicate to promote the sustainable packaing solution with varied consumer brands by leveraging WestRock extensive portfolio of differentiated solutions and leading positions in growing marketes around the world. Before she join WestRock, she served few leading MNC companies across consumer packaging, ink and paperboard industries and used to lead new business and product development. with over 20 years packaging related experience, she has unique position with industial knowhow to bring innovative concept to sustainable packaging solution for local market.
The Better Packaging Co.
Kate Bezar is the co-founder of the Better Packaging Co., a New Zealand-based company which has become, in just three years of operation, the premiere supplier of sustainable 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’.
Phil Stafford is the Global Business Development Director at Digimarc Corporation responsible for managing key strategic partner relationships and helping new and current partners develop business opportunities with their brand and retail customers. He also supports technical implementation of all printing technologies used to reproduce Digimarc watermark technology. Phil has more than 30 years of packaging, agency and manufacturing experience. His background includes global branding, consumer packaging, brand protection, localization, print technologies and mobile shopping solutions.
I am a technical chief engineer of Shanghai Jielong Paierpu Packaging Technology Co., Ltd., deeply engaged in the pulp tray industry for 20 years+. I have a wealth of knowledge and experience in the mechanical design and manufacturing (mechanical structure, mold, transmission, sheet metal, pneumatic, hydraulic, cooling, lubrication, non-standard parts, metal, plastic and paper fiber characteristics, standard parts selection, etc.), pulp tray product design, heating system design (boiler or electric heating), electrical process principles, technical management, project management. During my work period, i successfully designed three pulp automatic molding machines and three pulp food packaging production lines, and obtained three invention patents, two utility model patents, three pulp automatic molding machine appearance patents and seven software copyrights.
Regional Flexible Packaging Segment Leaderat
Cindy Qian Regional Flexible Packaging Segment Leader, joined HP in 2016. She has more than 10 years various experiences in flexible packaging converter and packaging graphics industries before, with solid knowledge in flexible packaging ecosystem & applications, analogue printing such as flexo and gravure, as well as different converting technologies.
Cindy has been developing digital printing for flexible packaging market in the region for nearly 5 years, mainly supporting customers with best business practices analysis, printing quality and application improvement, end to end solutions and workflows, ROI evaluation, etc.
General Secretary, Transportation Committee of China Packaging Federation;
Senior Engineer, China Packaging Research & Test Center;
Executive Chair, ISTA China;
Member, International Association of Packaging Research Institutes
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.
Business Development Director, Greater Chinaat
Si Chen, Amcor’s business development director in China, is mainly responsible for e-commerce packaging, smart packaging, as well as the total solution with packaging equipment in Greater China. In terms of E-commerce packaging, Amcor has established a Global SME team, as a member of the team, has lead Amcor China built up strategic and business partnership with JD, Alibaba(Cainiao), MeiTuan, Dingdong, etc., is very experience in E-Commerce packaging standard, E-Commerce packaging development, sustainable packaging, etc.
In the past few years, Amcor has selected some excellent eco system partners through global and Chinese platforms in the field of smart packaging, and jointly provided many valuable smart packaging consulting and solutions to customers in the industry. Amcor has accumulated rich consulting and implementation experience in the field of smart packaging from unique QR code, RFID to AR/MR; from anti-counterfeiting traceability, interactive marketing to anti-counterfeiting, etc.
The Grain Discovery
Rory has held a diverse range of roles in the agricultural space over the past 18 years, from cleaning field bins on the family farm at Patchewollock to running a profitable commodity trading book at one of the world’s biggest funds. Travelling and witnessing inefficiencies and opaque supply chains cemented his vision for Grain Discovery. Rory studied Agricultural Science at the University of Melbourne.
Education: Master in Thermal Engineering NIT
Experience: Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer at Axiom.
Total experience of 30 Years of passionately driving customer focused technology initiatives across CPG, Automotive, Aerospace, and Heavy Engineering.
Research and Publications in use of Modelling and Simulation for CPG, Consumer Goods, Healthcare, Automotive and Aerospace Verticals.
Have built team(s) to develop solutions and software products using Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Computer Vision, IoT, Simulation Technologies, etc.
Head of Marketingat
Fabienne is Head of Marketing at PEFC International. She leads the end-users and retailers engagement programme, promoting PEFC sustainable forestry Standards for supply chain traceability assurance. Managing a team of colleagues and consultants, Fabienne ensures that companies understand the importance of PEFC’s work and are equipped to report their own progress on sustainability targets. Previously, Fabienne worked for 15 years in the consumer goods industry in various marketing roles of brand management, category development and integrated communications in the UK and Geneva. She briefly worked as a consultant for the International Trade Centre part of WTO. She graduated from Nantes University in business management and further studied marketing in London with the Chartered Institute of Marketing. In 2020, Fabienne obtained a high pass from the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership for the Business Sustainability Management course.
Chief Packaging Expert, Head of Logistics Planningat
Duan Yanjian holds a master’s degree in packaging engineering, graduated from Jiangnan University. Now he’s responsible for logistics and packaging technique in JD Logistics. In 2017, he has launched “Green Stream Initiative” with several brands which aims to promote green and sustainable development of the end-to-end supply chain (B2B2C) along with upstream and downstream enterprises.
Besides, he has founded green corrugated packaging alliance and e-commerce packaging standard alliance in order to promote e-commerce packaging standard and industrial certification, also remodel supply chain packaging of e-commerce.
He has been involved in the drafting and revising of dozens of national/industry packaging standards.