2020 Speakers

  • Ciaran Little

    VP of Business Development & Director of Operations: Asia Pacific Smithers

    Ciaran is Global VP of Business Development and Director of Operations for Asia - Pacific. He is responsible for delivering Smithers global growth initiatives and supporting Smithers Asian client base.

    Ciaran has been working for Smithers for nearly twenty years supporting the packaging, print and paper value chains with key market and technical information in the form of conferences, reports and consulting. Ciaran has worked on winning and delivering a wide range of market consultancy projects to major industry players, recent projects include a global assessment of printing and packaging growth trends and market assessment for a major new product launch for one of the world’s largest packaging converters.

    Ciaran has launched and managed many international conferences in this sector including Digital Print for Packaging, SustPack, Specialty Papers and Print Futures.

  • Grace Chen

    Packaging Development Manager Johnson & Johnson

    Coming soon...

  • Yi Jiang

    Director, Ecommerce and Business Development Amcor, Switzerland

    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.

  • Jongkyoung "JK" Kim, Ph.D

    Chair - ISTA Asia-Pacific Division, Head - Center for Packaging Research and Testing Korean Conformity Laboratories (KCL)

    Coming soon...

  • Kang Li

    Director China Post

    Kang Li holds a master's degree and the position of technical director and laboratory director of the Quality Supervision and Inspection Center of the Postal Service of State Post Bureau. She's also the authorized officer of the recognized fields of seals, packaging, container supplies and equipment of postal industry.

    Besides, she is technical leader of green packaging technology research and development center of postal industry, the head of Green Development Research Center of China Post Research Institute and Green Packaging Innovation Lab of China Post Group.

    She has been engaged in the formulation of standards for packaging products in the field of postal and express delivery, research on soft science development. She presided over the revision of the national standard "Express Packaging Products", which incorporates green environmental protection indicators, packaging recycling and biodegradable plastics of express packaging products into national standards.

    She is the sub-project leader of National NQI project “the Key Technology of Green Logistic”. Besides, she has been involved in the drafting of the national standard “Express Waybill”, industry standard “Postal Electric Tricycle Technical Requirements”, “Postal Packaging Tape Part 2: Biodegradable Tape”, “Express Container Part 2: Container Bags”; Industry Standards of the Ministry of Commerce “Technical Requirements and Management Specifications for Green Packaging Materials and E-Commerce”.

  • Louise Lu

    Vice director of Science and Technology & Industry China Packaging Research & Test Center

    Coming soon...

  • Philip Wirsen

    Global Strategy & Channel Leader Tetra Pak

    Philip Wirsen is a Global Strategy & Channel Leader at Tetra Pak. He helps food & beverage manufacturers and retailers identify opportunities to differentiate, optimize their supply chain and improve their sustainability by producing data-driven analysis and cost benchmarking. He also leads the global Ecommerce & Foodservice strategy.
    Before his time at Tetra Pak, Philip spent three years at the Copenhagen Business School and has a degree in International Business & Politics.  

  • Robert Lillefloth

    Director, Partnership Sales Kezzler

    Coming soon...

  • Stephen Harrod

    Consultant Smithers

    He is responsible for a range of Smithers reports including the Global Corrugated Market, the Global Folding Carton Market, Central and Eastern European markets for corrugated and folding carton, Packaging in the Middle East, Retail Ready Packaging, Luxury Paperboard Packaging and many others. He has contributed to the Smithers reports on the Global packaging Market and the Global Printing Market, among others, whilst also building in-house databases on the global paper and packaging markets.

  • Wouter Sieben

    Nozomi Sales Development Manager Asia Pacific EFI

    Wouter Sieben, originally from the Netherlands, graduated from University in Australia with a Bachelor of Applied Sciences in Software Engineering, with a Graphics and Imaging major.

    Wouter started his career in a well-regarded photo imaging house in Australia during the early 1990’s as a digital imaging operator, creating film composites, production layouts and later photo retouching to be output onto posters and advertising media for retail and airport displays throughout Australia and New Zealand.

    After nine years working in and managing production, Wouter moved to a solutions reseller to specialise in large format inkjet devices, training in all aspects of colour management from litho press profiling through to digital inkjet colour matching.

    During the mid 2000’s, Wouter moved into branding and packaging, joining an international design agency to work on print technology and colour strategy to realise designs into production. This eventually led Wouter to become Lead Print Production Manager for Procter and Gamble, being based in Singapore, managing technical requirements between design and print production across four categories throughout Asia, Pacific, Japan and Korea.

    In 2012, Wouter joined HP in Singapore taking care of the applications and colour management team, engineer and customer training as well as supporting the business development team and partners in a solutions architect role on technical requirements to design solutions for our customers.

    From 2016, within HP, Wouter turned his focus back to packaging, as the Business Development and Category Manager for Industrial Packaging Solutions, as well as various special integration and workflow projects for Packaging and digital press customers.

    Most recently, Wouter’s career took an exciting shift again by joining EFI late in 2019 as the Nozomi Sales Development Manager for Asia Pacific. His has him focussing on all things relating to digital print for corrugated from market development and education, current customer growth and new business development.

  • Duan Yanjian

    Chief Packaging Expert, Head of Logistics Planning JD Logistics

    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.