Will Parker

https://www.linkedin.com/in/will-parker-a7395a16/

Will will be the first day-programme leader of the business strategy day.

1 June, 14:30 Session: DAY 2 - BUSINESS STRATEGY

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. From 1966 to 1977 at the OECD’s Department of Economics and Statistics. In 1973-74 Japan Foundation Fellow at the Research Institute of the Economic Planning Agency, Tokyo. From 1977 to 2007, Fellow and Tutor in Economics at Magdalen College, University of Oxford. Since 2008 Emeritus Fellow.

At various stages, consultant to the World Bank, the OECD and member of the Academic Council of the IFO Institute, Munich, as well as Visiting Professor in various European universities. Andrea has been a Member of the Board of Finmeccanica and is a Director of Oxford Economics.

1 June, 15:05 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.

4 June, 15:05 Keynote: Cultural diversity and awareness pays
4 June, 16:15 Hybrid event: The Eurovision Cliché Community Club

Ophelie Gourdou

CELAB-Europe

https://celabglobal.org/about/celab-europe/

Founder of Cairn Consulting, to guide you towards sustainable packaging solutions, I am currently managing CELAB-Europe, to create a circular economy for self-adhesive label materials. 

Graduated with an executive MBA in Sustainability and CSR, I have led R&D Teams in Mondelez (former Kraft Foods), one of the biggest global food companies, for which I worked on sustainability strategies for European brands.

With an Engineering background in Food Sciences and experience in a multicultural background, I am recognized as strong to identify and deliver practical solutions by using analytical skills especially in situations of complex problems.

I am a strong advocate of integrating sustainable choices into my life, both personal and professional. Since April 2018, I created Cairn Consulting to guide Brand owners and packaging suppliers towards sustainable solutions, from specific advice to detailed strategy mapping. I am also involved in a social project called Eco-Schools, to educate the youngest in sustainable development.

​To do something good for your business and for our children.

2 June, 15:30 Talk: CELAB-Europe - Towards a circular economy for label materials

Norman Bremer

IK Investment Partners/Optimum Group

https://www.ikinvest.com/

Norman Bremer is a partner at IK Investment Partners, a pan-European private equity fund, and responsible for its Benelux investments. Before joining the firm in 2014, Norman worked at Vitruvian Partners and in the M&A and leveraged finance group at J.P. Morgan in London. He is a non-executive director with the Optimum Group.

“I am very excited to be participating in this year’s edition of the FINAT ELF conference and to share my views on the label industry from a private equity perspective. Why is private equity increasingly interested in the European label industry and what does that mean for label owners and entrepreneurs? Please join me for the discussion on the 1st of June.”

1 June, 15:55 Talk: Industry assessment from the Private Equity point of view
1 June, 16:15 Panel: Industry panel

Noel Mitchell

Independent consultant

https://www.linkedin.com/in/noel-mitchell-17590445/

As Independent Consultant in the fields of labels, films and packaging at label . film . & pack solutions, Noel is based in Germany. He will be the day-programme leader of day 2, the circular economy day.

2 June, 14:30 Session: DAY 3 - CIRCULAR ECONOMY DAY

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.

1 June, 15:35 Talk: Industry assessment from a Mergers & Acquisitions point of view
1 June, 16:15 Panel: Industry panel

Nanette Thomas

Synthogra

https://synthogra.com/

3 June, 15:35 Panel: Intergenerational panel discussion

Mikaela Harding

Avery Dennison

https://www.averydennison.com/en/home.html

3 June, 14:30 Session: DAY 4 - FUTURE WORKFORCE DAY

Matthias Vollherbst

VollherbstDruck GmbH

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

3 June, 15:35 Panel: Intergenerational panel discussion

Markus Wörner

einhorn products GmbH

https://einhorn.my/

University, jobs in publishing and in fashion - been there, done that. But why do I get up every morning? Just for money? No! So better get a job working for a sustainable condom brand. Markus has been doing this for almost 5 years now. What started as a marketing-job turned out to be a crazy experimental new work journey, which made him part of the einhorn salary council. Starting out with almost no rules, einhorn explored several ways of New Work trying to find a fair system for all employees. Markus will talk about transparency, the focus on needs and what role performance plays in a system like this. And maybe about condoms....

3 June, 15:05 Keynote: New ways of organising the work environment
3 June, 15:35 Panel: Intergenerational panel discussion

Maja Desgrees - Du Lou

EU DG Environment Policy Office Packaging and Packaging Waste

https://ec.europa.eu/info/departments/environment

2 June, 15:05 Talk: The EU's Circular Economy initiative and the New Plastics Economy

Keenan Thompson

ABInBev

https://www.linkedin.com/in/keenan-thompson/?originalSubdomain=be

A dangerously creative multifunctional translator, Keenan is known for his ability to bridge the gap between commercial and technical teams, helping them understand each other’s needs, constraints, and eventually unlocking solutions that work for both. From diapers to beer, you can find his handprints on many global brands and product portfolios including: Kleenex, Huggies, Depend, Poise, Cottonelle, Colgate, Stella, Budweiser, Corona, Ultra and Bud Light.

2 June, 16:30 Panel: Brand-owner panel on Sustainability

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.

31 May, 15:30 Talk: FINAT Market Review - labelstock markets report and FINAT RADAR #15 preview
31 May, 14:30 Session: DAY 1 - ASSOCIATION MATTERS DAY

Jennifer Dochstader

LPC Inc.

https://www.lpcprint.com/

31 May, 15:30 Talk: FINAT Market Review - labelstock markets report and FINAT RADAR #15 preview

Hywel Berry

Mind Gym plc

https://themindgym.com/

As the Director of Mind Gym's Talent Network, Hywel could be recommended to anyone. Hywel has experience in leadership, executive development and communications. Immediately prior to joining Mind Gym, Hywel worked as a Sales Director at the world's leading global business publication. In building a network of relationships spanning the globe, he managed budgets of over 30 million USD and teams of up to 25 people. Hywel has delivered Mind Gym sessions throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, South America, Middle East and an expert in Mind Gym delivery, Hywel also trains coaches to deliver their products. 

Hywel typically works with senior leadership, senior managers, individual contributors, front line managers, middle managers, VP and SVP level, and C-level executives. 

3 June, 16:00 Workshop: Interactive webinar: Understanding the cornerstones of an inclusive company culture

Gian de Belder

Technical Director, R&D Packaging Sustainability Procter & Gamble (and Board member Petcore)

https://us.pg.com/

Gian is a technical director and packaging technologist at Procter & Gamble (P&G), one of the largest consumer packaged goods companies in the world.
In his 20+ year career at P&G, Gian has helped drive R&D into sustainable packaging across the company. With experience in upstream technologies, sustainable resins and EU funding projects, Gian has been involved in developing key partnerships across the value chain and managing open innovation through P&G’s Connect & Develop Programme.

To help drive cross-sector collaboration, Gian is a board member of Petcore Europe (the association representing the complete PET value chain in Europe), next to being very active in Plastic Recyclers Europe’s Recyclass platform (chair of advisory board and steering board member). Gian is also active in other cross value chain associations such as Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW), Ceflex, and others. He is also a regular speaker at Packaging Conferences.

Recently, Gian has been initiating and leading the 3-year Pioneer project “HolyGrail” on the standardisation of markers/ watermarks in packaging (barcode for recycling), to increase efficiencies in high-quality sorting and to strive for higher recycling rates, as part of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy initiative. This project received multiple awards (eg Packaging Europe’s 2019 Sustainability Awards, 2020 Edie Sustainabiliy award, WPO Worldstar Winner 2021, PAC Global Leadership awards 2021, next to some other awards. He also ensured the continuation of this project into establishment of HolyGrail 2.0 (100+ members, Gian chairs the Leadership team), facilitated by AIM (European Brands Association), to proof the viability of digital watermark technologies and business case at scale.

Gian has also been official juror for multiple packaging awards: PackTheFuture 2018, Dow DuPont Packaging Innovation Awards (2018), 2020 Plastics Recycling Awards and Packaging Europe’s Sustainability Awards (2018+2019+2020). He has been elected finalist for the 2018 and 2019 “EU Plastics Recycling Ambassador” (from Plastic Recyclers Europe) and actually received this title in 2019.

Gian is 45 years old and holds a degree in Polymer & Composites Engineering from Leuven University. He was born in Belgium and is married with 2 children. He is a big fan of sports (running/ squash/ padel/ cycling) and travel.

2 June, 16:30 Panel: Brand-owner panel on Sustainability

Francesc Egea

IPE Industria Gráfica

https://www.ipe-innovaciones.com/?lang=en

3 June, 15:35 Panel: Intergenerational panel discussion

Chris Parnham

NJP, Aston Chambers & Baine Wallace

https://newton-james.com/

Chris is responsible as Managing Director of NJP for three recruitment brands; The NJ Partnership (www.nj-partnership.com) a executive search business operating in the international print and packaging sectors, Aston Chambers (www.aston-chambers.com) an executive search business operating in the international Ingredients, Flavours, Fragrances and Speciality Chemicals, and Baine Wallace (www.bainewallace.com) an executive search business operating in the international advisory and consulting industries. Managing a cross-functional team of recruiters, project delivery managers and researchers offering support to a range of Global, European and domestic clients. 

1 June, 16:15 Panel: Industry panel

Chris Ellison

OPM Labels & Packaging

31 May, 14:30 Session: DAY 1 - ASSOCIATION MATTERS DAY

Bert van Loon

Independent Strategist

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

Co-Founder Content Marketing Fast Forward #CMFF (NL).

4 June, 16:15 Hybrid event: The Eurovision Cliché Community Club

Arno Melchior

Global Packaging Director Reckitt

https://www.reckitt.com/

2 June, 16:30 Panel: Brand-owner panel on Sustainability

An Vossen

Technical Manager AIM, the European Brands Association

https://www.aim.be/

An Vossen was already at the cradle of Plarebel in 1996, a non-profit organisation that is the reference in Belgium for anyone looking for information, advice and guidance on all aspects of circular plastics, including circular design and effective recycling. An is also active in several European industry associations and initiatives, and is constantly looking for new opportunities to respond to the many challenges in the transition towards a circular economy for all plastics. An early passion for plastic recycling has become a lifelong pursuit to enable a circular economy for plastics; driven by the evolving relationship between people and planet, she proudly carries the art of recycling in her heart!

For more than 20 years, she has been building expertise and extending her network, whilst supporting and advising on plastic recycling. In 2018 she launched a new future trajectory for Plarebel to expand their product portfolio beyond the scope of household plastic packaging waste. Today Plarebel profiles itself as the Belgian catalyst for the circular value chain for plastics.

2 June, 16:00 Talk: The HolyGrail 2.0 Project - Intelligent sorting through digital watermarks

The 2022 programme will be announced at the beginning of the year. Below an overview of the 2021 programme.

FINAT - The Online European Label Forum 2021
'Reconnecting the label community beyond the pandemic'

For years, FINAT’s tagline has been ‘Linking the Label Community’. Ever since its foundation back in 1958 (when a number of European licensees got together), the strength of our association has been to meet, network, build relationships, and create the right environment for the exchange of information, know-how and experience. Alongside the spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation, FINAT’s community platform continues to provide the setting for cross-border and cross-cultural collaboration, even now that physical borders have more or less been shut down since the Pandemic.

Never in FINAT’s 62+ year history have we been without an in-person networking opportunity for more than a year, but the FINAT tagline is more valid than ever before! Now that vaccination programmes are steaming ahead, we are looking forward to reconnecting the label community soon.

To kick this off, we are inviting YOU, a member of the international label community, to connect with us and each other via our online European Label Forum from Monday 31 May till Friday 4 June. Throughout the week, you will be invited to tune in from 15.00 – 17.00 CET.  Each day will have a different theme and a different approach, to satisfy the diverse interests of our valued community along the supply chain.

And during the ‘backstage’ after-sessions, members will have the opportunity to catch up with peers bilaterally or in groups and connect with key suppliers to the industry.

For a nominal fee to cover the costs, FINAT member company representatives will have unlimited access to the different sessions to learn, engage and network online via FINAT’s event platform, and get warmed up again for the re-opening of live events (hopefully) towards the end of the year. To review the programme and register, feel free to browse this website and make sure not to miss out next June!

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 on top of this page.

Below an overview with per day a summary of the day programme, followed by more detail per programme item. Scroll down to see all information.

Monday, 31 May

14:30
Session
14:30 - 17:00 Ends: 17:00

DAY 1 - ASSOCIATION MATTERS DAY

On this first day, the FINAT Board and Committees will report out to the member base about the activities carried out during the Pandemic, FINAT’s MD will present the annual market review, and members will be invited to participate in strategy roundtables to validate and shape FINAT’s strategy.

14.30 - 15.00 Event platform open for visitors - possibility to connect and network

15.00 - 15.05 Opening of the ELF, by Chris Ellison, FINAT President

15.00 – 15.30 FINAT General Assembly 2021 - the wrap up of 2020 business

15.30 - 16.00 FINAT Market Review - labelstock markets report and FINAT RADAR #15 preview

16.00– 17.00 FINAT Roundtables – co-creating our association's strategy beyond the pandemic

17.00 - 17.30 Cocktail of the Day: 'Backstage' after-sessions networking

Chris Ellison

OPM Labels & Packaging

Jules Lejeune

FINAT
DAY 1 - ASSOCIATION MATTERS DAY (detailed programme)
15:05
Talk
15:05 - 15:30 Ends: 15:30

FINAT General Assembly 2021 - the wrap up of 2020 business (FINAT members only)

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.

  • President's report
  • Accounts 2020
  • Formal approval activities and discharge
  • Board elections

This session is open to FINAT members only.

15:30
Talk
15:30 - 16:00 Ends: 16:00

FINAT Market Review - labelstock markets report and FINAT RADAR #15 preview

Jules Lejeune, Managing Director of FINAT, will present a summary of the trends and developments in the label market. On behalf of LPC, Jennifer Dochstader will update us on the findings of the latest Radar report.

Jules Lejeune

FINAT

Jennifer Dochstader

LPC Inc.
16:00
Workshop
16:00 - 17:00 Ends: 17:00

FINAT roundtable - co-creating our association's strategy beyond the pandemic

Participants will be invited to engage with volunteer leaders during two parallel breakout sessions (topics to be announced soon).

17:00
Networking
17:00 - 17:30 Ends: 17:30

Backstage after-sessions networking

Engage with speakers, informal get-together with peers, connect with key suppliers to the industry. Also see: https://www.europeanlabelforum.com/cocktails-2021

Tuesday, 1 June

14:30
Session
14:30 - 17:00 Ends: 17:00

DAY 2 - BUSINESS STRATEGY

This day will feature the evolution of the label business in the context of the general economic environment and the changing international business landscape. Despite the economic downturn, the evolution and prospects for the European label industry have remained promising. Helped by the abundance of cheap capital, the retirement of first-generation business owners and the sourcing requirements of multinational brand owners, the label industry has entered the spotlight of the M&A and private equity world.

How will the acceleration of converter consolidation affect the infrastructure and culture of our industry, what are the critical factors of success and failure, and what are the prospects for independent small and medium-sized family businesses when planning for the future? These and other questions will be addressed during this session.

14.30 - 15.00 Event platform open for visitors, highlights from the previous day

15.00 - 15.05 Opening by day-programme leader Will Parker

15.05 - 15.35 General economic assessment

15.35 - 15.55 Industry assessment from the mergers and acquisitions point of view

15.55 - 16.15 Industry assessment from the private equity point of view

16.15 - 17.00 Industry panel

17.00 - 17.30 Cocktail of the Day: 'Backstage' after-sessions networking

Will Parker

DAY 2 - BUSINESS STRATEGY (detailed programme)
15:05
Talk
15:05 - 15:35 Ends: 15:35

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 post-Covid recovery and structural changes in the global economy.

Prof. Andrea Boltho

Economist & Lecturer at Oxford University
15:35
Talk
15:35 - 15:55 Ends: 15:55

Industry assessment from a Mergers & Acquisitions point of view

Nick Mockett (Moorgate Capital, UK) addresses the trends and developments in the mergers & acquisitions landscape, the critical financial metrics and the criteria for successful mergers and acquisitions.

Nick Mockett

Moorgate Capital
15:55
Talk
15:55 - 16:15 Ends: 16:15

Industry assessment from the Private Equity point of view

Norman Bremer (IK Investment Partners/Optimum Group), will take a look at the growing interest of private equity companies in our industry, the comparison with other sectors in the packaging and printing domain.

Norman Bremer

IK Investment Partners/Optimum Group
16:15
Panel
16:15 - 17:00 Ends: 17:00

Industry panel

Speakers will engage in a panel discussion with a small business owner and a corporate label executive.

Nick Mockett

Moorgate Capital

Chris Parnham

NJP, Aston Chambers & Baine Wallace

Norman Bremer

IK Investment Partners/Optimum Group
17:00
Networking
17:00 - 17:30 Ends: 17:30

Backstage after-sessions networking

‘Cocktail of the Day’. Engage with speakers, informal get together with peers, connect with key suppliers to the industry. Also see: https://www.europeanlabelforum.com/cocktails-2021

Wednesday, 2 June

14:30
Session
14:30 - 17:00 Ends: 17:00

DAY 3 - CIRCULAR ECONOMY DAY

As one columnist put it: ‘Climate change is a pandemic in slow motion'. In that sense, Covid19 has confronted us with the burning need to provide sustainable solutions in material science and a greater understanding of how all ends of the supply chain can contribute to reducing carbon emissions. Not only has this lead to an acceleration of proposed new legislation and regulations from Brussels, but also to enhanced collaboration at an industry level and between stakeholders to contribute to the evolution of circular economy business models. Today’s programme aims to shed light on some of these initiatives, connect stakeholders and provide clarity about their mutual expectations.

14.30 - 15.00 Event platform open for visitors, highlights from the previous day(s)

15.00 - 15.05 Opening by day-programme leader Noel Mitchell

15.05 - 15.30 The EU's Circular Economy initiative and the New Plastics Economy

15.30 - 16.00 CELAB-Europe - Towards a Circular Economy for label materials 

16.00 - 16.30 The HolyGrail 2.0 Project - Intelligent sorting through digital watermarks

16.30 - 17.00 Brand Owner panel on Sustainability

17.00 - 17.30 Cocktail of the Day: 'Backstage' after-sessions networking

Noel Mitchell

Independent consultant
DAY 3 - CIRCULAR ECONOMY DAY (detailed programme)
15:05
Talk
15:05 - 15:30 Ends: 15:30

The EU's Circular Economy initiative and the New Plastics Economy

Maja Desgrées-Du Loû, is the EU DG Environment’s Policy Officer in charge of the revision of the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive and also deals with many other issues related to this subject. She will address the future of packaging in the context of the Circular Economy Action Plan and the Green Deal.

Maja Desgrees - Du Lou

EU DG Environment Policy Office Packaging and Packaging Waste
15:30
Talk
15:30 - 16:00 Ends: 16:00

CELAB-Europe - Towards a circular economy for label materials

Ophelie Gourdou is Project Manager of CELAB-Europe, the European industry consortium that aims to promote the development of circular economy solutions for spent liner and matrix materials in Europe. The consortium was founded last year, as part of the global CELAB initiative. In a joint presentation with workstream leaders, an update will be given about the deliverables of the group in terms of data mining, recycling solutions, logistics and recycling regulations.

Ophelie Gourdou

CELAB-Europe
16:00
Talk
16:00 - 16:30 Ends: 16:30

The HolyGrail 2.0 Project - Intelligent sorting through digital watermarks

An Vossen, Technical Manager at AIM, the European Brands Association, describes the industry-led initiative (facilitated by this organisation) 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/recycling of post-consumer packaging. FINAT is also participating in this project.

An Vossen

Technical Manager AIM, the European Brands Association
16:30
Panel
16:30 - 17:00 Ends: 17:00

Brand-owner panel on Sustainability

Some of Europe’s leading brand owner packaging experts will enter into a panel debate about the role of labels and packaging as vehicle to drive sustainability. Confirmed panelists: Arno Melchior (Global Packaging Director at Reckitt), Gregory Bentley (Packaging Design Lead at Westrock) and Gian de Belder (Technical Director, R&D Packaging Sustainability at Procter & Gamble).

Arno Melchior

Global Packaging Director Reckitt

Gian de Belder

Technical Director, R&D Packaging Sustainability Procter & Gamble (and Board member Petcore)

Keenan Thompson

ABInBev
17:00
Networking
17:00 - 17:30 Ends: 17:30

Backstage after-sessions networking

‘Cocktail of the Day’. Engage with speakers, informal get together with peers, connect with key suppliers to the industry. Also see: https://www.europeanlabelforum.com/cocktails-2021

Thursday, 3 June

14:30
Session
14:30 - 17:00 Ends: 17:00

DAY 4 - FUTURE WORKFORCE DAY

Recruiting and retaining talent has been identified as one of the Top3 challenges keeping business leaders in the label industry awake at night. This not only concerns talent in technical and commercial functions but also in management roles. As a relatively young, dynamic and technology driven industry itself, the European label value chain is competing with even younger, digitalized industries that did not even exist two decades ago.

With the evolution of digital technology, also the skills and competences or our workforce have to be upgraded. But how to make sure that permanent education of our existing and ageing workforce goes hand in hand with the recruitment and motivation of talent among younger generations to succeed the former upon their retirement? And most recently, how will the new found balance between ‘work’ and ‘life’ following Covid affect work behaviours among an engaged, purpose driven and diversity minded new generation?

These and other questions will feature in today’s interactive session, hosted by FINAT’s Young Professionals Network but determined to connect the different generations in our industry!

14.30 - 15.00 Event platform open for visitors, highlights from the previous day(s)

15.00 - 15.05 Opening by day-programma leader Mikaela Harding

15.05 - 15.35 New ways of organizing the work environment

15.35 - 16.00 Intergenerational panel discussion

16.00 - 17.00 Interactive webinar: Understanding the cornerstones of an inclusive company culture

17.00 - 17.30 Cocktail of the Day: 'Backstage' after-sessions networking

Mikaela Harding

Avery Dennison
DAY 4 - FUTURE WORKFORCE DAY (detailed programme)
15:05
Keynote
15:05 - 15:35 Ends: 15:35

New ways of organising the work environment

Markus Wörner is head of PR at einhorn (unicorn), a company that invented the term ‘fairstainability’, a contraction of ‘fair trade’ and ‘sustainability’. As an unconventional company, einhorn not only distinguishes itself by their marketing of the ‘vegan condom’, it has also successfully introduced alternative business models and manages to attract young talent by offering an inspirational work environment.

Markus Wörner

einhorn products GmbH
15:35
Panel
15:35 - 16:00 Ends: 16:00

Intergenerational panel discussion

After his Keynote speech, an intergenerational panel of industry leaders and professionals will be joining Markus Wörner to discuss his ideas and how they relate directly into our industry.

Matthias Vollherbst

VollherbstDruck GmbH

Markus Wörner

einhorn products GmbH

Francesc Egea

IPE Industria Gráfica

Nanette Thomas

Synthogra
16:00
Workshop
16:00 - 17:00 Ends: 17:00

Interactive webinar: Understanding the cornerstones of an inclusive company culture

This interactive webinar is hosted by Mind Gym, an organisation that specialises in transforming the way people think feel and behave in the workplace. Creating the feeling of inclusion is a powerful way to get the most out of our workforces, and yet it is so often mistaken for political correctness or tokenism. There are four cornerstones to an inclusive culture at any organisation. By understanding what these are and what you can do to build and strengthen them, you can create an inclusive culture that defines legacies and lasts through ages. During these 60 minutes, you will have understood the latest behavioural science of inclusion, and what that means for your organisation. You will have explored the four cornerstones of an inclusive culture, what they are, the tensions they present and how you can use them. You will have focused on clear tangible actions you can take to move the dial on inclusion in your organisation.

Hywel Berry

Mind Gym plc
17:00
Networking
17:00 - 17:30 Ends: 17:30

Backstage after-sessions networking

‘Cocktail of the Day’. Engage with speakers, informal get together with peers, connect with key suppliers to the industry. Also see: https://www.europeanlabelforum.com/cocktails-2021

Friday, 4 June

14:30
Session
14:30 - 17:00 Ends: 17:00

DAY 5 - COMMUNITY CELEBRATION DAY

The final day of the online European Label Forum and Festival promises to be a lasting experience combining the virtual connectivity of the Internet with the in-person feeling of engagement interaction competition and team spirit. We will not only celebrate the winners of FINAT’s annual label awards, but we will also take care of the ceremonial hand-over of the FINAT Presidency Chain from Chris Ellison of OPM Labels and Packaging (UK), to his designated successor Philippe Voet of Etivoet (B).

And finally, against a Eurovision-like backdrop, we will celebrate the European principle of Unity in Diversity that also characterises the history, present, and future.

14.30 - 15.00 Event platform open for visitors, highlights from the previous day(s)

15.00 - 15.05 Opening by Master of Ceremonies Bert van Loon

15.05 - 15.30 Cultural diversity and awareness pays

15.30 - 16.15 FINAT Label Awards Ceremony 2021

16.15 - 17.00 The Eurovision Cliché Community Club

17.00 - 17.30 Cocktail of the Day: 'Backstage' after-sessions networking

DAY 5 - COMMUNITY CELEBRATION DAY (detailed programme)
15:05
Keynote
15:05 - 15:35 Ends: 15:35

Cultural diversity and awareness pays

Pellegrino Riccardi (I), a global TED keynote speaker, combines the diversity of Mediterranean, Nordic and Anglo-Saxon cultures in one person. No wonder he is convinced that diversity pays. 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
15:35
Ceremony
15:35 - 16:15 Ends: 16:15

Label Awards Ceremony 2021

Following last November’s success (meanwhile viewed by more than 800 people), Master of Ceremonies and ‘Moderator in Residence’ Bert van Loon will again host the online ceremony of FINAT’s prestigious annual label awards. Integrated into this ceremony will also be the formal handover of the FINAT Presidency.

16:15
Hybrid event
16:15 - 16:55 Ends: 16:55

The Eurovision Cliché Community Club

As co-hosts Pellegrino Riccardi and Bert van Loon will host an interactive, ‘hybrid’ session connecting members of the label community from different in-person networking hubs around Europe, as well as online participants, in a competitive team and personal exercise to identify the hidden treasures and strengths in the different business cultures in the wider Europe (including the UK), and how to turn these strengths into a competitive advantage.

Bert van Loon

Independent Strategist

Pellegrino Riccardi

Expert on diversity and cultural awareness
17:00
Networking
17:00 - 17:30 Ends: 17:30

Backstage after-sessions networking

‘Cocktail of the Day’. Engage with speakers, informal get together with peers, connect with key suppliers to the industry. Also see: https://www.europeanlabelforum.com/cocktails-2021