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FEPE Congress 2017 - Speakers' biographies AND PRESENTATIONS

Mark Harrison
Head of Markets, International Post Corporation
Mark Harrison joined the International Post Corporation (IPC) in 2002 and is the Head of Markets. The analysis and insights of the IPC Markets team are focused on global e-Commerce, data driven marketing, the global postal industry performance and postal sector sustainability.
Mark’s team is responsible for conducting research and analysis on market needs for cross-border e-Commerce and for translating these into postal service specifications to provide online retailers and SMEs the possibility to expand their business to global customers.

Presentation: How continuous growth in e-commerce can create demand for envelopes 
making them very suitable for envelopes.

Dr Bruno Basalisco
Managing Economist – Service leader for Digital Economy and Postal&Delivery
Dr Basalisco leads the Postal & Delivery and Digital Economy services at Copenhagen Economics.  He is an expert on network economics, regulation and innovation. He has led several projects in the communications and delivery industries on issues such as regulation, pricing, taxation, strategy, competition, market definition/analysis and economic impact assessment. 
Prior to joining Copenhagen Economics, Bruno worked in the Chief economist team at UK communications industries’ regulator Ofcom.

Presentation: The Future of the European mail and envelope market
Dr. Basalisco will give a snapshot of future mail developments in Europe that directly impact the envelope manufacturing business. Next to giving insights into the fundamental and strategic drivers of letter mail demand, Dr. Basalisco will sketch future scenarios for mail volume trends across Europe and point to the pivotal drivers that stakeholders in the postal and envelope world should watch closely.

Max von Abendroth
Executive Director, European magazine Media Association
Max von Abendroth joined EMMA in January 2005 as Director of Communications and Sustainability. He became Executive Director of EMMA in September 2009. Previously, he worked at the German Association of Magazine Publishers, VDZ. He is the initiator of the Future Media Lab. (www.futuremedialab.info). Max holds a degree in Economics and Business Administration from Witten/Herdecke University, Germany.

Håvard Grjotheim
President of 07 Media
Håvard has been president of 07 Media for the last 10 years. 07 Media is a large Norwegian media and publishing company with expertise in design, web, print and communication.
As a former board member and president of Intergraf, Håvard has significant industry experience in Norway and Europe.

Presentation: The evolution of communication through history, from the Old Testament to tomorrow
Which major changes disrupted communication in the past? How has this been impacting us, and what is happening to our communication right now? How to better understand the future of communication. And why not consider a “Post Digital Age”?

Ulbe Jelluma
Marketing Director, Print Power Europe
Ulbe has more than 25 years’ experience in marketing and advertising in management positions at various advertising agencies including Ogilvy, TBWAHakuodo and BBDO. His experience includes working for clients such as Unilever, American Express, Shell, Xerox, Canon, Sappi, HP and Philips.

Ulbe is a well-respected print media industry evangelist, who understands the role and return on investment print delivers across different key channels — from direct mail through to customer magazines. Ulbe shows businesses the important and added value print plays in the communications mix of media choices of today and provides advice on innovations and effectiveness in both consumer and B2B print media.

Presentation: Will 2017 be the Tipping Point for print media?
Advertisers and their creative and media agencies have doubts about their current media mix. Digital media, which is for most companies one of the most important channel, is being criticised for various reasons. Making print media a known and effective alternative.

Maynard Benjamin
President & CEO, Global Envelope Alliance (GEA)
Maynard is president and CEO of the US Envelope Manufacturers Association. In 1994, he was also appointed president of the EMA Foundation for Paper-Based Communications and CEO in 2004. In 2008, he was designated President and CEO of the GEA. Maynard is a member of the Director’s Council of the National Postal Museum and a member of the Consultative Committee of the Universal Postal Union.

Presentation: The Envelope Manufacturing Industry Globally in 2018, a move toward digitization
The envelope business changes heavily in the US. Consolidation is going on and producers move into printing, labels and packaging services. Recent research proves that there is a demand for light packaging that can be imprinted and used in small volume internet retail fulfillment, eg for jewelry, clothing , foods and books. Will that be enough to absorb the potential future letter mail decline?

David Gold
Royal Mail group, Head of Public Affairs

David has worked in communications and politics for almost 20 years. He joined Royal Mail in 2010 to oversee the passage of the Postal Services Act, allowing the flotation on the London Stock Exchange in 2013. He helped establish the Keep Me Posted campaign in 2013 as a defence against the rapid decline in business mail and to highlight the need for consumers to have choice.

Keep Me Posted roundtable discussion: Preserving mail volumes by protecting the consumer’s right to choose

David will chair the roundtable and introduce this session with some background information on the origins of the Keep Me Posted campaign in the UK.  The participants of the roundtable discussion will present similar campaigns that are now running in different European countries, and discuss the activities and successes they have enjoyed.

Beatrice Klose
Secretary General, Intergraf
As secretary general of Intergraf, the European Federation for Print and Digital Communication, Beatrice (47) is an expert in the graphical industries and the European policies affecting it. Beatrice started her career in Brussels by working for the Mannesmann group before changing to Intergraf in 2003. She holds diplomas in Business administration, European Studies and International Management, and has studied and lived in France, Germany, the US and Belgium.

Emilio Oviedo
Coordinator, Yo decido como recibo
Graduate in law, Emilio began his career as a consultant specialized in EU affairs and lobbying for energy, transport, and food. After a brief period in Nicaragua involved in cooperation affairs, he returned to Spain to launch several projects aimed to boost paper consumption form the consumer and marketing standpoints.

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