Prof. Andrea Boltho

Economist & Lecturer at Oxford University

https://www.magd.ox.ac.uk/member-of-staff/andrea-boltho/

Educated in Italy and at the Universities of London (LSE), Paris and Oxford (Nuffield). Form 1966 to 1977 at the OECD’s Department of Economics. In 1973-74 Japan Foundation Fellow at the Economic Planning Agency in Tokyo. From 1977 to 2007 Fellow and Tutor in Economics at Magdalen. At various times Visiting Professor at a number of Continental Universities (mainly in Italy), member of the Academic Council of the Ifo Institute in Munich, consultant to the World Bank and to the Bank of Italy. Since 2007 Emeritus Fellow and Director of Oxford Economics.

4 June, 11:00 Talk: General economic assessment

Pellegrino Riccardi

Expert on diversity and cultural awareness

https://www.pellegrino-riccardi.com/

Cultural diversity

For over 30 years, Pellegrino Riccardi has excited and delighted audiences all over the world with a style of public speaking that brings together the ability to present complex ideas in a simple and accessible way, which is then wrapped up in a seamless fusion of masterful storytelling and observational humour.

Pellegrino’s talks appeal on both an intellectual and emotional level, tapping into the hearts and minds of his audiences and taking them on a visceral and emotional journey.

“I don’t just want my audiences to understand my message; I want them to feel it too,” says Pellegrino.

What all of Pellegrino´s talks have in common is the human aspect.

5 June, 12:00 Keynote: Diversity and cultural awareness pays

Oscar Farinetti

Founder of Eataly

https://www.eataly.com/us_en/history-eataly/

Think global, act local

Oscar Farinetti, is the founder of Eataly, the largest Italian marketplace in the world, comprising a variety of restaurants, food and beverage counters, bakery, retail items, and a cooking school. Oscar's aim is to make high-quality Italian foods available to everyone, at fair prices and in an environment where people can shop, taste and learn. 

Oscar Farinetti has extensive experience of the retail landscape. In 1967 Oscar’s father founded a small supermarket called UniEuro. A few years later Oscar became actively involved in the business and in 1978 he was appointed board member and then CEO and Chairman until 2003. In that year he decided to sell UniEuro to Dixon Retail for £ 230 million in order to focus on the new enterprise Eataly. Through an extraordinary journey, starting in Turin, Eataly has opened 19 stores in Italy alone, in addition to those present on an international scale in countries like Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Germany and the United States. 

4 June, 09:15 Keynote: The guiding values of an unconventional entrepreneur

Nicolas Crisand

Synaworks

https://synaworks.com/

4 June, 14:30 Talk: Why digital transformation isn't about digital

Nico van de Walle

Verstraete IML

https://www.verstraete-iml.com/nl

4 June, 15:45 Talk: The HolyGrail 2.0 Project – Intelligent Sorting Through Digital Watermarks

Nick Mockett

Moorgate Capital

http://www.moorgate-capital.com/

Nick has focused on the Packaging, Plastic & Paper related industries for twenty years and his experience includes disposals, acquisitions, and leveraged buyouts. He has advised on several billion dollars of transactions. Prior to Moorgate Capital he spent 4 years with Europa Partners and 8 years with PwC Corporate Finance where he was Sector Leader for the PPP industry. Nick is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Stationers & Newspaper Makers and a member of the Institute of Packaging. Nick is a member of the Editorial Board of Plastics in Packaging.

4 June, 11:30 Talk: Industry assessment from the investor point of view

Matthias Vollherbst

VollherbstDruck GmbH

https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthias-vollherbst-8703215a/

4 June, 15:45 Workshop: Practical case histories on culture change from our own industry

Matthew Peacock

Active Data Metrics Ltd

https://actkpi.com/

Matthew learned how NOT to manage a factory as a graduate engineering apprentice at Raleigh bicycles. He’s been studying manufacturing best practices ever since. 

As a senior and general manager in various rapidly changing manufacturing businesses he learned to implement new technology, benefit from Lean principles, and “watch the numbers and talk (mostly listen) to the people”.  In 2003 Matthew become a founder Lean specialist with Vision in Print. 

Overcoming many companies’ challenges collecting and analysing production data-led Matthew to co-found Active Data Metrics Ltd in 2016 and develop the ActKPI system.
 

4 June, 15:45 Talk: Industry 4.0 for labels and packaging

Markus Wörner

Marketing Unicorn at einhorn

https://einhorn.my/

Marketing Unicorn

Markus Wörner is the Marketing Unicorn, head of PR at einhorn in Germany. Markus joined the team after solving the super hard einhorn crossword puzzle. Boosted by this huge success he is now dedicated to spreading love and unicorns online.

5 June, 09:00 Keynote: A story about Fairstainability

Larry Logan

Digimarc

https://www.digimarc.com/?gclid=CjwKCAiA3uDwBRBFEiwA1VsajF4jqcy3xxAfCc48SaD8bYGZ5Uwd3Qd7ryPx6mOWp06XJQiYakcIRhoC-fkQAvD_BwE

Larry Logan enjoys more than 30 years’ success in marketing and creativity, repeatedly developing brands that become industry leaders. He is currently the Chief Evangelist at Digimarc Corporation, the inventor of the imperceptible Digimarc Barcode identifier for all types of media. In that role, Mr. Logan is leading the company’s efforts to create a new standard for the automatic identification of plastics, through a form of technology described generically as digital watermarking. By giving each plastic object its own unique identity that can be discovered by scanning equipment in a recycling facility, industry will seek to achieve increased quality and quantity of yields of recyclates to meet the sustainability targets of manufacturers, dual system and facility operators, and government agencies. Among his industry awards and recognition, The World Brand Congress has named Mr. Logan among the 100 Most Influential Global Marketing Leaders. In his previous career in Hollywood, he is the recipient of over 75 Gold and Platinum records in entertainment industry marketing campaigns.

4 June, 15:45 Talk: The HolyGrail 2.0 Project – Intelligent Sorting Through Digital Watermarks

Jules Lejeune

FINAT

https://www.linkedin.com/in/juleslejeune/

Jules Lejeune was appointed as FINAT's Managing Director in 1998. He was closely involved in the launch of the FINAT Radar in 2014. Each year he presents the annual review of trends and developments in the self-adhesive label materials demand in Europe.

4 June, 12:30 Talk: FINAT's European label market update

Federico Visconti

Professor of Business Management

https://www.linkedin.com/in/federico-visconti-b393b2150/

Professor of Business Management and Rector of the LIUC-Cattaneo University.

4 June, 12:00 Talk: Italian label industry: structure and evolution of the competition

Fabrizio di Gregorio

Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE)

https://www.plasticsrecyclers.eu/

Technical Manager at Plastics Recyclers Europe.

4 June, 14:30 Talk: How to design labels to ensure plastic packaging recyclability?

Elisabetta Brambilla

President of Eurolabel and GIPEA

https://www.linkedin.com/in/elisabetta-brambilla-08720973/

President of EUROLABEL srl and president of GIPEA (Gruppo Italiano Produttori Etichette Autoadesive), the Italian label association.

4 June, 09:00 Talk: Welcome by President of FINAT and President of GIPEA

Dr. Wolfgang Jeschke

GC Graphic Consult GmbH

www.gc-online.de

4 June, 14:30 Talk: Financial Company Benchmarking

Chris Ellison

OPM Labels & Packaging

4 June, 09:00 Talk: Welcome by President of FINAT and President of GIPEA

Charlotte Ellison

OPM Labels & Packaging

https://opmgroup.co.uk/

4 June, 15:45 Workshop: Practical case histories on culture change from our own industry

FINAT - The European Label Forum 2020
FINAT is proud to present the programme of the European Label Forum, the annual summit for business leaders, media representatives and other stakeholders along the labeling value chain in Europe. The European Label Forum provides a platform for owners, future leaders, CEOs, sales and marketing managers, vendor partners, knowledge providers, and media editors, where they can:

  • address the business challenges of today and tomorrow, 
  • be inspired by success stories,
  • learn from experts in different areas of expertise,
  • share views and opinions and enter into dialogues that will shape the future,
  • gain experience through exercise and engagement, and
  • network with peers across national borders.

The language at the FINAT event is English only. There is no simultaneous translation available. See the preliminary programme below or download the pdf file (available soon for 2020).

Wednesday, 3 June

Sheraton Roma
12:00
Pre-conference activities
12:00 - 17:00 Ends: 17:00

Pre-conference

12:00 - 17:00 Global Label Industry Awards judging

12:00 - 17:00 Tabletop setup (expo)

12.00 - 17:00 Registration and check-in delegates


Social
09:00 - 16:00 Ends: 16:00

Pre-conference social events

More information will follow shortly.

Visconti room
16:30
Workshop
16:30 - 18:30 Ends: 18:30

Converter-only roundtables

Owners and managers from label companies are invited to participate in guided exclusive peer discussions on pending topics with colleagues from all over Europe in a roundtable setting.

19:00
Social
19:00 - 22:00 Ends: 22:00

Opening night

Dinner
19:00 - 22:00 Ends: 22:00

Welcome cocktail and dinner

FINAT officially welcomes its delegates and partners to the European Label Forum 2020 with cocktails. What would the main label industry conference of the year be without the presence of its esteemed supplier partners present at the traditional FINAT Tabletop Exhibition? Another edition of the prestigious FINAT Awards Ceremony will kick off the night's celebrations. The evening will be completed with a buffet dinner at the pool area of the hotel.

Ceremony
20:00 - 21:00 Ends: 21:00

Label Awards Ceremony

FINAT will present the winners of the 40th edition of FINAT's Annual Label Competition. 

Thursday, 4 June

Partners' excursion
08:30
Partners' excursion
08:30 - 16:00 Ends: 16:00

Partners' excursion

More information will follow shortly.

Visconti room
09:00
Session
09:00 - 10:15 Ends: 10:15

Session 1: Opening of the European Label Forum 2020

Talk
09:00 - 09:15 Ends: 09:15

Welcome by President of FINAT and President of GIPEA

Welcome by Chris Ellison (UK), President of FINAT. Local welcome by President of GIPEA (Elisabetta Brambilla).

Chris Ellison

OPM Labels & Packaging

Elisabetta Brambilla

President of Eurolabel and GIPEA
Keynote
09:15 - 10:15 Ends: 10:15

The guiding values of an unconventional entrepreneur

Oscar Farinetti, President and founder of Eataly (I), recounts the success story behind the largest Italian food marketplace in the world. Through an extraordinary journey, starting in Turin, Eataly has opened 40 branches in total with 22 stores in Italy alone, in addition to those present on an international scale in countries like Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Brazil, South Korea, Sweden, Canada, France and the US with another one due to be opened in the UK before the end of 2020. Today, Eataly comprises a variety of restaurants, food and beverage counters, bakery, retail items, and a cooking school.

Oscar Farinetti

Founder of Eataly
11:00
Session
11:00 - 13:00 Ends: 13:00

Plenary session 2: General market trends and developments

This session will feature the evolution of European label markets since last year’s ELF in Copenhagen, zooming in on local developments in the Italian region, zooming out onto the present dynamics of the general economy in Europe, and the mergers & acquisitions landscape.


Talk
11:00 - 11:30 Ends: 11:30

General economic assessment

Prof. Andrea Boltho, Italian economist lecturing at Oxford University, gives an overview of the present dynamics of the general economy in Europe in the context of slowing activity, political turmoil, trade wars and potential financial tensions in the Eurozone.

Prof. Andrea Boltho

Economist & Lecturer at Oxford University
Talk
11:30 - 12:00 Ends: 12:00

Industry assessment from the investor point of view

Nick Mockett (Moorgate Capital, UK), addresses the growing interest of private equity companies in our industry, the mergers & acquisitions landscape and the prospects for our sector from the investor’s perspective.

Nick Mockett

Moorgate Capital
Talk
12:00 - 12:30 Ends: 12:30

Italian label industry: structure and evolution of the competition

Federico Visconti, Professor of Business Management and Rector of the LIUC- Cattaneo University conducts research on small and medium firms, family business management, as well as the evolution of mature industries. Due to the long-standing collaboration with the Italian Label Association Gipea, he has developed a thorough understanding of the Italian label industry.

Federico Visconti

Professor of Business Management
Talk
12:30 - 13:00 Ends: 13:00

FINAT's European label market update

Jules Lejeune, Managing Director of FINAT (NL) presents the annual overview of the evolution of self-adhesive labelstock demand across Europe, as well as the latest findings of FINAT’s 6-monthly Radar report.

Jules Lejeune

FINAT
Visconti room
Savoia room
Colonna Doria room
14:30
Track 1
14:30 - 16:45 Ends: 16:45

BUSINESS

Talk
14:30 - 15:30 Ends: 15:30

Financial Company Benchmarking

Dr. Wolfgang Jeschke, CEO of GC Graphic Consult (D) will highlight the key aspects of benchmarking as a vehicle of continuous improvement in company and industry performance. He/she will highlight the typical P&L structure of a label printer in the context of the wider print, labels and packaging industry, how to engineer company profitability by moving the right switches, offer examples of where and how to improve and why independent benchmarking against industry peers can be a source of future success.


Dr. Wolfgang Jeschke

GC Graphic Consult GmbH
Talk
15:45 - 16:45 Ends: 16:45

Industry 4.0 for labels and packaging

Matthew Peacock, Active Data Metrics Ltd (UK) dives into smart manufacturing, IoT, digitization, automation and process integration, as well as their impact on lean production, machine utilization and our operational efficiency.


Matthew Peacock

Active Data Metrics Ltd
Track 2
14:30 - 16:45 Ends: 16:45

SUSTAINABILITY

Talk
14:30 - 15:30 Ends: 15:30

How to design labels to ensure plastic packaging recyclability?

Fabrizio di Gregorio, Plastics Recyclers Europe (I) presents the essentials of RecyClass, a European initiative supporting the plastics value chain in designing recyclable packaging. After all, recycling of plastics does not begin with collection but with the design of labels and packaging.


Fabrizio di Gregorio

Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE)
Talk
15:45 - 16:45 Ends: 16:45

The HolyGrail 2.0 Project – Intelligent Sorting Through Digital Watermarks

Nico van de Walle (Verstraete IML, B) and Larry Logan (Digimarc, USA) describe the industry-led consortium that is developing digital watermarks – giving objects a ‘digital recycling passport’ – as a means to create ‘intelligence’ in objects for increased accuracy in the sorting of post-consumer packaging. 


Larry Logan

Digimarc

Nico van de Walle

Verstraete IML
Track 3
14:30 - 16:45 Ends: 16:45

CULTURE

Talk
14:30 - 15:30 Ends: 15:30

Why digital transformation isn't about digital

Nicolas Crisand, Synaworks (D) describes how executives, teams and employees can be empowered to drive change in a digital world.


Nicolas Crisand

Synaworks
Workshop
15:45 - 16:45 Ends: 16:45

Practical case histories on culture change from our own industry

Matthias Vollherbst (Vollherbstdruck, D), Charlotte Ellison (OPM Labels & Packaging, UK) and Michal Sobieski (Cosmografica Albertini, I) share their insights on successes and failures in driving change.


Charlotte Ellison

OPM Labels & Packaging

Matthias Vollherbst

VollherbstDruck GmbH
Visconti room
19:30
Social
19:30 - 23:30 Ends: 23:30

Informal evening programme at Ostia

More information will follow shortly.

Friday, 5 June

Partners' excursion
08:45
Partners' excursion
08:45 - 12:15 Ends: 12:15

Partners' excursion 2

More information will follow shortly.

Visconti room
09:00
Keynote
09:00 - 10:00 Ends: 10:00

A story about Fairstainability

Markus Wörner, Marketing Unicorn, head of PR at einhorn (D) tells the story of the ‘vegan condom’: how his company reinvented the pleasure contraceptive and turned it into a vehicle of fair trade and environmental sustainability. In a broader context, Markus shows how to do business differently in a challenging and changing world.

Markus Wörner

Marketing Unicorn at einhorn
10:00
Talk
10:00 - 10:30 Ends: 10:30

FINAT General Assembly 2020

FINAT’s annual business meeting, where the Board reports about the activities carried out during the past semesters, the financial accounts and budget and of course the formal election of officers.

11:15
Panel
11:15 - 12:00 Ends: 12:00

Sustainability and recycling panel debate

Some of Europe’s leading brand owners will enter into a panel debate about their views on the future role of their labels and packaging solutions providers as vehicle to drive sustainability, and their requirements on recycling and recyclability.

12:00
Keynote
12:00 - 13:00 Ends: 13:00

Diversity and cultural awareness pays

Pellegrino Riccardi (I) combines the diversity of Mediterranean, Nordic and Anglo-Saxon cultures in one person. No wonder he is convinced that diversity pays. The science and research tell us so. But only if you work on it. It will not happen by itself. Colleagues from different countries, colleagues from different walks of life, with different personal life stories … how do you capture and harvest the often-untapped potential energy and value that is out there in your organisation? How can business leaders align the mindset of their people and create a culture of change?

Pellegrino Riccardi

Expert on diversity and cultural awareness
13:00
Talk
13:00 - 14:30 Ends: 14:30

Closure and lunch

15:00
Social
15:00 - 21:00 Ends: 21:00

Optional post-event programme: visit of the Vatican Museum and dinner

More information will follow shortly.