2018 Speakers

  • Speaker to be confirmed

    . L'Oréal, France

    Biography to follow...

  • Alvise Cavallari

    Head of Corporate Digital Printing Initiative Nestlé, Switzerland

    With a background in mechanical engineering, Alvise Cavallari  spent nearly 20 years in the machine industry, in particular equipment for packaging printing and equipment for laser cutting.

    Then three years ago he “jumped the fence” and moved from B2B to B2C, joining Nestlé in R&D for packaging. Putting into contribution his understanding of the printing world, he is now heading a global initiative -cross businesses and across applications- whose scope is to understand, promote and drive the potential of digital printing and finishing for our businesses.

  • Thomas Janson

    Business Development Manager Iggesund Paperboard, Sweden

    Thomas Janson is a Business Development Manager  at Iggesund Paperboard and is responsible for the development in their Digital Print area. Thomas's focus is on finding better, smarter and faster solutions for customers seeking high quality packaging solutions.

  • Eric Bacourt

    CEO Rafael Hinojosa S.A., Spain

    Biography to follow...

  • Vicky Barrett

    Design and Merchandising Manager Clarins Fragrance Group, UK

    Biography to follow...

  • Nick Campbell

    . Screen GP IJC Ltd., UK

    Biography to follow...

  • Matthieu Carni

    Director BU Inkjet Siegwerk Druckfarben AG & Co. KGaA, Germany

    Biography to follow...

  • Yves de Warrimont

    Global SSD Manager Printed Packaging Upstream Cycles & Procurement Danone, Netherlands

    Yves has a background in Supply Chain Management and has been working for Danone for 13 years. He has held several supply chain roles within Danone's business units (dairy, early life nutrition, medical nutrition) where he worked closely with the companies factories and brands. The last 5 years he has been working within Procurement with a strong focus on Packaging.

    In the beginning of  2017, Yves started a new role within the Packaging Procurement organisation, to manage the Category of Packaging printing Upstream. Within this role he supports the business on strategies and projects related to printing of packaging. Specifically related to digital printing, Yves is supporting global and local brands on their activations.

  • David Deluya

    Business Unit Managing Director Lageen Tuboplast Ltd., Israel

    Biography to follow...

  • Michael Donnert

    Senior Sales Manager Koenig & Bauer Digital & Webfed AG & Co. KG, Germany

    Michael Donnert has been a Mechanical Engineer, Dipl. Ing (FH). Since 1995 he has been working in the corrugated converting machinery industry worldwide

     

  • Maik Dworczyk

    Leader Creative Team & Creative Area Manager Central Wipak Group, Germany

    2007 – 2008 Hochschule Hannover, Technology of renewable resources; 2008 – 2010:       Hochschule Hannover, Food Packaging Technology (B. Eng.); 2010: 6-month internship at Wipak Walsrode (BA-Thesis); 2011: Wipak Group, Pack Design Center, Trainee; 2013: Wipak Group, Pack Design Center, Project Manager; 2015: Wipak Group, Innovation Center, Creative Area Manager North; Since 10/2017:    Wipak Group, Innovation Center, Leader Creative Team & Creative Area Manager DACH   


     

  • Ronald Faulstich

    Internal Key Account Manager DS Smith Plant Fulda, Germany

    Ronald Faulstich joined the packaging industry as a career changer in 2002. He started as Key Account Manager in Internal Sales at DS Smith in Fulda and was responsible as well for Lean- and Change-Management. In 2012 he took over the regional coordination for Flexo-Preprint. 2014 he joined the Project Management Office (PMO). Since 2017 he is responsible at the DS Smith plant in Fulda for Digital Pre-Print as Internal Key Account Manager.

  • Wolfram Hahn

    Director Commercial Development Edelmann Group, Germany

    Biography to follow...

  • Jon Harper-Smith

    Business Development Manager Fujifilm, UK

    Jon Harper-Smith is the business development manager for Fujifilm Speciality Ink Systems, and is responsible for the digitisation of new markets.  A key focus is to drive ink jet development of industrial and package printing markets.

    Jon has a strong technical and commercial background that has enabled him to develop and grow a number of international businesses. He worked for many years for Sericol before their acquisition by Fujifilm and has a wide experience of ink and print technologies, specialising in industrial print and conversion processes.

  • Jan De Roeck

    Director Solutions Management Esko, Belgium

    Jan De Roeck (°1966) leads and coordinates the market research and market visibility activities at Esko. From its headquarters in Gent, Belgium, Jan is actively involved in the creation of value proposition content supporting the go to market process for Esko solutions comprising software, hardware and services for the packaging, display and printing industry. Jan’s primary focus goes to content creation, market research, market visibility (CRM) and corporate strategy formulation.

    With a general printing and pre-press background and a specialization in graphic design, Jan began in 1989 with Barco as application specialist for digital image retouching. In his many years with the company, Jan held various product management and marketing positions, developing a particular interest, acumen and experience in solutions and workflows for the Packaging and Label Industry. Since early 2006, Jan holds the position of Director Solutions Management. At Esko, Jan is highly respected and trusted for his insight in the graphic arts industry and his level of understanding customer workflows and market requirements. Jan is a frequently asked speaker and moderator at various international seminars, events and trade conferences and represents Esko at different professional trade associations.

    Jan holds a degree from the Hoger Instituut voor Grafische Opleidingen (Higro), Grafische Vormgeving en Zeefdruk (Graphic Design and Screenp Printing). He complemented his graphic arts education with management training programs at the Ghent-Leuven Vlerick Business School where he completed the Advanced Management Program in 2007.

  • Julian Joffe

    CEO and Founder Engineered Printing Solutions, USA

    He holds a BS degree in Zoology from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg SA. He is the Founder and President of Engineered Printing solutions.

    He has multiple years of Engineering design experience in automation and printing technologies.

    He managed all aspects of EPS, started the company in the 1980’s building into a well known brand today..

    Father and grandfather – Biker, snow boarder, runner and pilot.

     

  • Maximilian Mark

    Digital Print Product Manager BHS Corrugated Maschinen- und Anlagenbau GmbH, Germany

    Biography to follow...

  • Nils Miller

    Senior Scientist HP, USA

    Dr. Nils Miller is a Senior Scientist focusing on Environmental Technology topics in HP Inc.’s Research & Development lab, with a focus on ink and substrates for a variety of digital print solutions within the HP Graphics Solutions Business.  Dr. Miller has been with HP for 25 years, with an academic background in Physical Chemistry and Chemical Engineering.

  • Ofer Nir

    Vice President of Marketing & Business Development Velox, Israel

    Ofer leads Velox’s sales and marketing activities, ensuring a successful match between Velox solutions and customers’ needs. Ofer has over 20 years of experience in transforming innovative technologies into high-impact market solutions, from global multi-disciplinary companies such as Stratasys and Nokia-Siemens Networks.

  • Patrick Poitevin

    Principal Scientist RDQI Mondelez International

    Principal Scientist at RDQI Mondelez International, based in Bournville UK.  Working global and cross category, blue sky and focused on innovations, digital and digital associated technologies.  Nearly forty years Blue Sky, Packaging Development, Packaging Innovation, Packaging Engineering and Quality Assurance experience.  Fully conversant with all packaging related processes from raw materials until landfill. Passion and hungry for innovation, newness and latest technologies.  Technical strengths with analytical and scientific approach.  Short and long term provider, strategic, market research and trend analysing.  Explore within own environment, at competitors, cross industry and where possible apply biomimetics.  Eager to be a leader, being first and try not to follow.  Strong personality with many skills. Team player and with ability to make decisions and takes responsibility.  Creative and innovative and constantly looking for new challenges and opportunities.  Mentor and keen to motivate students, colleagues and developers.  

  • Ulrike Quirmbach

    Senior Artwork Production Specialist Unilever, The Netherlands

    Studied Technology of Printing and Packaging at Bergische University Wuppertal, Germany.

    After working on behalf of Print Managing Agencies onsite for global FMCG companies in middle Europe, she started her Unilever career in July 2015 to strengthen the focus on the global design-to-print process for Personal Care.

    Ulrike counts more than 20 years international experience in global artwork, print and project management.

  • Mike Ring

    Vice President, Digital Solutions Gallus, Switzerland

    Michael V. Ring (born in 1965) is the Vice President of Digital Solutions & General Manager of the Gallus Labelfire 340 at Gallus Ferd. Ruesch AG which is part of the Heidelberg Group.

    Ring has thirty years of demonstrated success in management, sales, marketing, and international business.  He has extensive experience in achieving market share objectives, sales growth targets and timely product development by building and motivating high-performing teams. Ring was the former President of Xeikon America, and has held leadership positions at Kodak, Georgia Pacific and Xerox.

    Additionally, he has been a board member for both Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute (TLMI) and the Association for Print Technologies, formally NPES where he was Chairman. Furthermore, he has been inducted as a member of the industry’s prestigious Soderstrom Society.

    He completed his undergraduate work at Providence College and has done graduate work at both Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and Harvard Business School.

    Married and father of one son, Ring is a resident of Switzerland and lives with his wife in St. Gallen, Switzerland.

  • Anja Röhrle

    Marketing & Communication Manager DS Smith, Germany & Switzerland

    Anja Röhrle is responsible for Marketing & Communication, Design & Innovation Management, Business Support and Impact Centre at DS Smith – currently for the countries Germany and Switzerland. She studied Business Economics with a focus on Marketing and finished successfully in 1994. Since then she has worked in companies in various industries in leading positions in Marketing and Sales before she joined DS Smith in 2009.

  • Sabine Roob

    Product Management Prinect Workflow Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG, Germany

    Senior Product Manager for workflow solutions for packaging and label production Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG, Kiel. Sabine Roob plans und coordinates workflow solutions for packaging and label production which cover the entire process from administration, design, prepress, print and finishing incl. customer interaction and special applications. Automation for mixed environments – e.g. Digital, Offset, Flexo  – are as important as optimum functionality in all areas.

    For over 30 years Sabine gained professional experience in the graphic industry in various positions in product management, customer service and development with Dr. Ing. Rudolf Hell GmbH, Linotype Hell AG, Kodak (Nexpress) and Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG

    After an education as . repro photographer she graduated in Printing Technology at Bergische University Wuppertal, Germany.

  • Mark Sanderson

    Chief Revenue Officer CMA Imaging, UK

    Biography to follow...

  • Sean Smyth

    Print Consultant Smithers Pira, UK

    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 Pira's 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 suppliers. Currently he acts as a non-executive Director at REAL Digital International, the pioneer of high volume inkjet and electrophotographic print. He is the editor of "Digital Labels and Packaging" launched in 2010 for Whitmar Publications, and contributes regular technology columns and articles for the Trade Press and Smithers Pira journals

  • Chris Tonge

    Executive Director Ultimate Group and Sharp Iris, UK

    Chris Tonge Executive Director Ultimate Group. Chris has led the development and growth of Ultimate Packaging and has been the driving force in establishing Ultimate Digital as a world leader and developing Sharp Iris.

    Chris is passionate about new technologies and is keen to drive the flexible packaging industry forward by establishing digital print as complementary technology to conventional print.

    The Ultimate Group is focused on the evolving needs of brand and retail customers constantly delivering products and services that meet their requirements and lead innovation.

    The business has already delivered a number of exciting digital campaigns including the very successful and multi award winning personalised Kit Kat web to print campaign.

    Smartflow is UG's own complete digital workflow and connected to digital print it makes innovative packaging campaigns possible by connecting social media, e-commerce, packaging and fulfilment to increase interactions between brands and consumers.

  • Gilad Tzori

    Vice President, Product Strategy Landa, Israel

    Gilad is a veteran with over 30 years’ experience in the print industry. He began his career in R&D at Indigo, rising to manage the development of the product portfolio. Following his passion for a more market-facing role, he moved to lead the worldwide Service team at Indigo, overseeing its transition to a more responsive, customer-focused organization.

    One of the first people approached by Benny Landa when setting up Landa Digital Printing, Gilad has been in charge of product strategy since the beginning, defining and championing a portfolio of products, based on Landa’s Nanographic printing process, that meet the real challenges of today’s commercial printers and packaging converters.

    The customer remains at the heart of Gilad’s approach to product strategy, and, having visited hundreds of printers & converters in dozens of countries across 5 continents, he still claims to learn something new from every customer he meets.

  • Wolfram Verwuester

    Global Business Director CPD Printing Durst Group, Austria

    Wolfram Verwuester is a print and business expert with more than 20 years’ experience in the graphics art and packaging industry. Wolfram is the global Segment Director of Durst Digital Technology, a leading and trusted specialist for industrial inkjet applications. He manages the strategically important Segment of Corrugated Packaging & Display Printing within the Durst Group.

    Prior to his career at Durst Group, Wolfram was Sales Director DACH and then seven years as Business Director at Esko, a member of the global science and technology enterprise Danaher, a NYSE Fortune 200 company. In this senior role he led the Packaging Business Division in the heart of Europe. Other important stepping-stones include managerial positions with Esko Artwork, Barco Graphics, as well as with Duropack Packaging (now DS Smith Group).

  • Ed Wiegend

    President Jetfx, USA

    Ed Wiegand is currently the President of JetFx Inc, a new print engine technology company delivering digital printing embellishments to multiple markets.. He has accumulated 30 years of skills with advanced experience in the Packaging Industry.. 

    Ed Wiegand served as Executive Vice President of Sancoa International & TubeDec LLC, a world class New Jersey-based label and tube manufacturer. He was involved in the formation of TubeDec in 2004. Throughout his career Wiegand has been named to five U.S. patents from both industries

    In 2006, Wiegand was named VP of Sales and managed top accounts that included Proctor & Gamble, L’Oreal, Johnson & Johnson and others. Two years later he was responsible for the start-up of new digital business. More recently, he helped manage the global expansion strategy with the company’s chairman and led strategy for new developments and technology.

    He sits on HP Indigo’s Global Advisory Board for Packaging that helps create the strategies and solutions for the digital print industry. He was a member of the Digital Solutions Cooperative (Dscoop) North American advisory board between 2013 and 2016. Dscoop is the largest digital users group in the world. Wiegand is an accomplished speaker, participating at several Flexographic Trade Association (FTA), Tags and Labels Manufacturer Institute (TLMI) and (Dscoop) functions.

  • Maciej Zając

    VP of Production, Co-Founder Packhelp, Poland

    Biography to follow...