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Jean de Couëspel
Managing Director GPV and FEPE Marketing Committee Chair

"The European envelope market and its main drivers - review of the last 12 months"

Rising raw material prices and the continual challenge that digitalisation poses form the backdrop for recent volume developments in European envelope and supply markets. Jean will report on the main drivers and explore measures the industry can take to influence the speed of volume decline.

About Jean de Couëspel
Jean 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.


Maynard Benjamin and Sayaka Ikeuchi

"Global envelope market update"

This year’s Global Envelope Briefing will focus on the on-going transformation of the industry and a new family of products which the industry can produce which focus on the multichannel market that is emerging. The presentation will include an update on the Japanese envelope market and its challenges over the past years.

About Maynard Benjamin
President and CEO, US Envelope Manufacturers Association (EMA) and the Global Envelope Alliance (GEA)
In addition to his EMA and GEA functions, Maynard was appointed president of the EMA Foundation for Paper-Based Communications and CEO in 2004. Maynard is a member of the Director's Council of the National Post Museum and a member of the Consultative Committee of the Universal Postal Union.

About Sayaka Ikeuchi
Corporate Planning Division, Imura Envelope
Sayaka has a BA in Business Administration and currently holds the position of bilingual assistant to the President of Imura Envelope, Yutaka Imura. In this role she assists Mr Imura with speech writing, public relations, analyzing markets and corporate planning. Sayaka is also studying for a MBA.


Simon Biltcliffe
Founder and CEO, Webmart and Trade Print Management

"What the f#ck is a C5? How to sell DM to millennials"

About Simon Biltcliffe
Simon is an award-winning CEO, international public speaker and business expert. He is the founder and CEO of national print services agency, Webmart and the world’s first digitally driven print platform, Trade Print Management. Driven by his strong moral values, Simon implements capitalist principles in his business to generate the wealth of the organisation and Marxist principles to redistribute that wealth back to the company and the wider community. Simon’s career in the print industry has led him to be in the Print Week Power 100 for the last 10 years and the success Webmart has resulted in the business picking up awards including Employer of the Year in 2016 - Highly Commended.


Mark Harrison
Head of Markets, International Post Corporation

"Cross-border e-commerce developments and opportunities for direct mail and sustainable packaging"

Mark’s presentation will highlight the latest trends in global postal mail and parcel volumes and outline the longer term implications for postal operators and for the mailing industry. It will also feature results from the most extensive global consumer research project of its kind on cross-border e-commerce, including the development and opportunities for advertising mail and sustainable packaging based on research with over 33,500 consumers in 41 different countries.

About Mark Harrison
Mark joined the International Post Corporation (IPC) in 2002 as 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. The team provides essential knowledge on trends affecting the strategic direction of the postal industry, while assisting postal operators to achieve profitable growth through innovation.


Miriam Elst
Business Design Coach, Licensed Trainer in Lego® Serious Play® Methods

"How Lego Serious Play can stimulate creative problem solving in businesses"

In this interactive presentation we will explore hands-on how creative problem solving techniques can lead to new insights on how to grow, refocus or rethink business. In this fun, exciting and surprisingly simple way participants can create immediate action planning and commitment with the highest level of engagement.

About Miriam Elst
Miriam is the founder of Bricks & Brains which offers workshops on creative problem solving, creative and sustainable leadership and strategic thinking. Miriam is an expert in LEGO® Serious Play® methodologies, Creative Problem Solving and a master in Group Facilitation Processes. Before Bricks & Brains, Miriam worked in several international companies including BNP Paribas Fortis, Belfius, Engie Electrabel, Telenet, Borealis Groupm and Godiva Chocolatier in roles including Service Designer, UX Manager, UX Strategist, Design Coach and UX Designer.


Emanuele Bona
Pulp and Paper Products Council

"Trends in graphic paper demand"
The presentation will highlight the recent trends in the European graphic paper markets, focusing on the key drivers of paper demand (including a look at the fiber markets) and their effect on consumption. The presentation will also touch upon the situation of paper demand in overseas markets, and the impact of trade flows between the different regions. A forecast for European and global markets will also show how demand for the different paper qualities will perform in the medium term.

About Emanuele Bona
Emanuele holds a degree in Economics. After working for Burgo Group in Italy, in 1999 he joined CEPIPRINT in Zurich as Director of Market Research & Development before moving to Brussels in 2002 to become Director General of the same association. In 2012, he became Director General of Euro-Graph, the European Association of Graphic Paper Producers. In June 2005 Emanuele also took on the position of Vice President Europe at the Pulp and Paper Products Council (PPPC). In the meantime, he served as a member of the Board of PRIMA, the Paper & Related Industries Marketing Association, between 2005 and 2016, for which he served as Chairman between 2007 and 2011 and member of the Executive Committee until 2016.


Keep Me Posted update

A global citizens' rights movement with contributions from:

David Gold
Royal Mail group, Director of Public Affairs & Policy

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, following the flotation on the London Stock Exchange in 2013. He played a prominent role in the preparation of the business’ sale and worked with CEO Moya Greene to overhaul the oppressive regulatory regime that restricted the company’s commercial freedom. He helped establish the Keep Me Posted campaign.

Emilio Oviedo
Yo decido como recibo

A 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 from  consumer and marketing standpoints.

Phil Riebel
Two Sides North America

Phil is President of Two Sides North America, a non-profit that promotes the sustainability of print and paper and also operates the Keep Me Posted (KMP) campaign in North America. Phil has over 35 years of International experience acquired in senior management positions in industry and environmental consulting.  He holds a BSc and MSc from McGill University in Montreal, Canada.  Phil also owns and manages 200 acres of forestland for economic and recreational benefits.

Kellie Northwood
The Real Media Collective

Kellie is the CEO of The Real Media Collective, an industry Association representing the paper, print, mail, publishing and distribution sectors across Australia and New Zealand. Kellie has held many senior roles, including Executive Director, TSA Limited and CEO of the Australasian Catalogue Association.  Kellie is a regular contributor to marketing publications as well as a media presence across radio and television. She holds a BA in Communications and post-graduate studies in Education and Sustainability.

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