Matti Rantanen is a Managing Director of the European Envelope Manufacturers Association (FEPE) who helps the Association members with the market analysis, promoting and business development.
Before starting as Managing Director, Matti worked number of years as a Public Affairs Consultant and Political Adviser. Matti is experienced in Public Affairs, Political Communication, Corporate Communication and Entrepreneurship. Matti has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) focused in Business Administration and Management.
When not working, Matti enjoys practicing for kayathlon, cooking, and planning for the next adventures with his family and friends.
Uwe A. Streiber
Lead Warehouse Consumablesat
Uwe Streiber, Lead Warehouse Consumables, is responsible for the packaging management at Zalando. Together with his team he is taking care of the development, procurement and daily supply of consumables as well as packaging materials for the company. Before joining Zalando, Uwe Streiber worked as packaging and process engineer at MSP GmbH in Cologne and at DeutscheMTM-Vereinigung e.V. in Hamburg. He holds a Master of Engineering in Packaging Technology from Beuth University of Applied Sciences in Berlin.
Miguel M. Avalos
EMEA Head of Ads Vertical Product Marketing & Revenue Programs at
Miguel brings CPG, Retail, E-commerce, Category Management experience, where he has seen the effects that packaging can have for retailers, and consumers to make decisions and the importance for brand building. As technology evolves, and more transactions happen online, packaging plays a bigger role of a customer touch-point.
Based in London, Miguel leads Google’s B2B vertical marketing efforts across the region. Miguel joined Google Poland in 2015; since then, he has focused on helping EMEA in-country teams to work on programs that enable our advertisers to become successful in their business with Google’s capabilities - Focusing on e-commerce, App Developers, and Exporters, inc development and launch of successful global platforms (e.g. Market Finder or Grow My Store). In Google’s mission to help businesses grow.
Prior to Google, Miguel was part of the Global Strategy Group at Samsung Electronics in South Korea, advising c-level exec on go-to-market strategies for mobile devices. Before, he spent 6 years in sales/biz development at Procter & Gamble in Latin America, and 1 year as an entrepreneur.
Miguel was recently recognized for his achievements with the global award: P&G Alumni Visionaries Under 40.
He holds an MBA degree from the University of Michigan, and a BBA from ITESM Mexico.
Senior Manager Packaging R&D, Professional Beauty at
25 years in the job, worked for various Brands, mostly billion $ Brands (Wick, Blend-a-dent, Crest, Oral b, Wella) in P&G in global Packaging R&D roles, since a merger for COTY. Coty is a world leader consumer goods company in Beauty care with Brands like Hugo Boss, Chloe, Bruno Banani, Addidas, WELLA, OPI etc).
Our R&D work is focused on Consumer delight, First & Second Moment of Truth with maximum value creation for consumers around the world.
Market Development Directorat
Herwin holds a Master in Business Administration as well as Technology & Innovation Management. He has over 15 years of experience in the packaging industry across different management roles in the sales and business development areas. He has a large breadth of knowledge and experience of working with and being responsible for some of the world's largest FMCG customers. During recent years, Herwin has been part of, and managed a multi-discipline innovation team (from development to implementation) with a clear focus and track record in ecommerce, supply chain and logistics. Sustainability is one of his passions, both from a business perspective and personally, being a father of three he wants to leave them a better planet. His current responsibilities include growing and building the ecommerce category for Smurfit Kappa and its customers.
Director, Ecommerce and Business Developmentat
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.
E-Commerce Packaging Business Development Manager and Regional Category Managerat
Marlena Hardy is e – Commerce Packaging Business Development Manager & Regional Category Manger at DS Smith.
She joined the business in 2018 and focuses on development of e-Commerce products and business (DS Smith e-Commerce Toolbox) in Europe. She is also working with a network of DS Smith e-Commerce sales specialists in Europe and plays an active role in building the e-Commerce category.
Marlena's experience includes retail and FMCG. She held several Global and Regional packaging and project management roles with Unilever as well as packaging development role at Asda Walmart. This unique combination of in-depth understanding of the operational, technical, environmental and economic aspects of packaging development in different environments gives her a highly developed insight into the specificity of e-Commerce and its key challenges.
With over ten years of experience in the adhesives industry, Elizabeth Staab leads strategic marketing for the Packaging and Beverage markets globally. She has a strong passion for sustainable solutions that offer true customer benefits.
VP Customer/Brand Engagement and Strategy, Inkjetat
Liz Logue became EFI’s VP of Inkjet Customer/Brand Engagement and Strategy in 2019, a new role focused on helping EFI’s digital corrugated customers engage with brands. Logue’s work helps drive market awareness about digital printing and value it brings to the consumers. She also researches and develops strategies to extend EFI’s inkjet technology portfolio into additional new markets that can benefit from the and continuing analog to digital transformation in print manufacturing.
Prior to taking her current role, Logue was Vice president of Corporate Business Development, and Ink Jet strategy at EFI. In that position, she was responsible for planning, market evaluation and execution behind strategic M&A and new market development activity. Her work has included directing or assisting in EFI’s strategic moves into ceramics, textiles and corrugated packaging, working with engineering, ink and software teams to implement the correct solutions for target markets.
Prior to joining EFI in 2008, Logue worked for 10 years in various roles at IT Strategies, a specialized strategic consultancy company focused on the digital print industry. In her roles she advised hardware, ink and software vendors on corporate, product and M&A strategy. She also managed research initiatives, maintained industry relationships and kept abreast of the latest technology developments.
Sara Raikamo is the CEO of Pa-Hu Oy, a family owned packaging business in third generation. Pa-Hu Oy is and has always been passionate about reinventing packaging to meet the demands from a changing world. Sara is passionate about smart packaging solutions and the environment, which can be seen on the company’s innovation agenda
Frits Van Den Bos
Frits van den Bos (1963) is Manager Innovation at GS1 Netherlands. For almost 30 year he is helping retailers and manufacturers to align their business processes in order to collaboratively create better value at lower costs for their consumers. Over the last 10 years his focus has been on the impact that online retail, sustainability and circularity bring to this collaborations. The link between products and the associated data proves to be a key enabler in this context.
Senior Research Analystat
Ellen MacArthur Foundation, UK
Leela is a senior research analyst in the Ellen MacArthur Foundation's New Plastics Economy initiative. She uses her technical background to assess emerging innovation opportunities within the plastic packaging sector, specifically focusing on the exciting innovation and business potential offered by upstream solutions. She holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Queensland.
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 two years of operation, the world’s largest supplier of home compostable 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’.
Business Development Managerat
Tommi Lehtisalo is the business development manager of Paptic Ltd. Since graduating from Helsinki University of Technology (M.Sc. in paper technology and international marketing and business strategy) in 1995 Tommi has worked mainly in specialty paper business area in leading companies (Ahlstrom, Tervakoski, UPM, Mondi) in product development, -management and technical sales positions gaining solid experience in managing key accounts worldwide.
He has also worked as a product manager and senior expert in industrial resource efficiency and circular economy projects.
Global Strategy & Channel Leaderat
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.
Innovation Manager, Trend Researchat
Michel is a passionate Innovation Manager and creative problem solver. In his role, Michel is shaping the overall innovation agenda at DHL through developing industry trend reports and identifying, piloting and commercializing state-of-the art technology solutions for the logistics industry and its customers. Within the Trend Research team, Michel’s work focuses on future application areas of drone technologies within logistics operations and the introduction of upcoming packaging innovations to the business.
Michel joined Deutsche Post DHL Group in 2017 and worked for the global innovation team at the Innovation Centers in Germany and Singapore. Michel studied in France and Germany and holds a Master’s degree with a focus on Technology & Innovation Management.
European Outdoor Group (EOG)
European Outdoor Group, MBA from University of Cambridge, Apple Inc., bachelors degree in marketing.
Olivier is CEO of Suez trading as well as the Industrial Market Director for the Pulp & Paper industry. Suez is a worldwide leader in water and waste resources management. We are providing our customers - industry, local authorities and consumers - partners and stakeholders, all over the world, with operational solutions to address new resource management challenges. From a master of Business Administration and Management at NEOMA Business School through being Managing Director in different firms, Olivier has developed a strong operational and technical background.
Olivier lead an experienced team with strong business focus skills that work in supplying secondary raw materials with high standard of professionalism. In a complex industry, where regulations are becoming more and more stringent, we focus on providing quality commodities that are used to fuel the customer processes and/or, more and more, to generate energy. With a strong European historical base with expanding international activities in providing secondary raw materials and fuels, Olivier and his team are supporting profitable growth.”