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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 
ased on research with over 24,000 consumers in 26 different countries, research by IPC shows that half the cross-border e-commerce items bought in 2016 weighed less than 500g - 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”?

Jean de Couëspel
Managing Director, GPV & FEPE Marketing Committee Chair
Jean de Couëspel, is a graduate in engineering – manufacturing. He has been active in the envelope industry for25 years, starting with various functions at Papeteries Navarre in France before joining the GPV group as factory manager in Navarre in 1999. In 2001 he became operations manager at the GPV Chapman UK plant and was promoted to President of the French GPV operations in 2010 and the GPV/Mayer UK operations in 2011.

Presentation: The European Envelope Market over the last 60 years
FEPE is monitoring the evolution of the envelope markets and its supply markets across Europe. Jean will describe the market since the beginning of industrial envelope production and focus on main  trends and developments over the last 12 months.

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.

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.



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