FuturePrint Leaders Summit: An event with a purpose will drive change and inspire the community

The event will take place in Geneva on June 29 and 30, 2022

On June 29-30, 2022, the world’s print leaders will gather in Geneva for the FuturePrint Leaders Summit 2022. An unconventional event by design, the Leaders Summit will inspire leaders to drive their own change, hear stories of inside and outside the printing sector and driving the transformation of their organizations.

The Summit Agenda

Day 1 – June 29

The day one program takes place at the Palexpo convention center and includes keynotes, panels and presentations from inspiring leaders in print and packaging and other industries.

The morning session will cover a wide range of topics including creating success in times of crisis and how to think about business differently, culminating in a networking lunch.

The afternoon features two content streams focused on innovation and technology, with discussions on innovation and women leaders in print. The day will end with an exclusive evening at Villa Sarasin.

Day 2 – June 30

The second day will give delegates the opportunity to discuss the key issues facing our industry in a roundtable at Villa Sarasin that will encourage new connections, new ideas and the tools to facilitate change.

The morning will be divided into two discussion groups: leadership and sustainability. Sessions will cover topics such as supply chain crises, localization, net zero goals and the changing employee/employer relationship.

Marcus Timson, co-founder of FuturePrint, comments: “The printing industry has been under stress from forces outside the industry. It has forced us all to adapt or risk becoming obsolete. It also shaped the intent and goals of the FuturePrint Leaders Summit – it’s the perfect time to come together and set the agenda for the future.

“With just over a month to go, we look forward to bringing the community together to share insights, inspire innovation and spark new ideas. The industry needs a beacon to help us move forward, especially in turbulent times, and we believe the FuturePrint Leaders Summit will successfully light the way.

Printing Leaders

Simon Lewis – Vice President, Marketing – Highcon

Digital Box Making – The right tool for the right job

Simon has spent most of the last 28 years in the worlds of graphics, print and packaging, driving product strategy, working with clients around the world, articulating thought leadership and evangelizing industry transformations. .

Kristi Duvall – Vice President of Sales – The Boxmaker

Women leaders in printing

Kristi is responsible for the B2B sales strategy for The BoxMaker’s advanced digital printing technologies as well as all aspects of post-market sales including structural design, pricing and customer services. Kristi was recognized as a 2021 Women in Wide Format Award Winner by Big Picture Magazine.

Jean-Pascal Bobst – CEO – Bobst

Session moderated by Bobst

Jean-Pascal is the Chief Executive Officer – CEO of the Group, representing the fourth generation of the Bobst family in the company. Jean-Pascal began his career with the Bobst group in 1994 and held various management positions abroad and in Switzerland.

Evandro Matteucci – CEO – EFI

Session hosted by EFI

Evandro is an expert in driving P&L and business success through complex global operations in manufacturing, technology, software, printing and packaging. He has worked and lived in Spain, China, Belgium, Switzerland, Mexico, USA and Brazil, where he leads and motivates culturally diverse teams, aligns goals, implements plans, identifies problems and opportunities and creates targeted solutions.

Angus Condie – Chief Technology Officer – Xaar

Session: Sustainable Development Panel moderated by Denis Poncelet

Angus is an innovative, problem-solving technology implementer with extensive experience managing teams across Xaar in a number of roles: technology development, process engineering, and manufacturing.

Serkan Keyhan – Fujifilm Ink Solutions Group

Leading in uncertain times

Serkan joined Fujifilm in 2021 as Chief Commercial Officer of the Ink Solutions Group. He has extensive experience in the packaging and printing industry, having held leadership positions in a global ink company. His current focus is to ensure that Fujifilm is positioned to enable its customers to achieve the best performance and business success in inkjet.

Ken Stack – Proximus LLC

Mergers and Acquisitions Update

Proximus LLC is an investment bank and venture capital firm specializing in finding strategic value in high-tech markets. Founded by Dr. Kenneth Stack, Proximus assists its clients with mergers and acquisitions, private capital raising (venture capital and investment) and other advisory services. Proximus represents both shareholders and acquirers, acting as the exclusive investment banking partner. Since 2011, Proximus has made close to $700,000,000 in acquisitions and investments.

Leaders beyond print

Beate van Loo Born – COO – SIX and UBS

Tarzan Economics – principles for pivoting during disruption

Currently Global Head of Business Management (COO) at SIX Financial Information, Beate is a seasoned C-level financial services and data executive with a primary focus on driving long-term business strategy and a high-impact transformation for businesses. She also spent 15 years at UBS where her last role was as Head of Strategic Programs. With a background in risk, compliance and capital markets, she manages geopolitical changes like Brexit and financial market regulation for the organizations she serves.

Jelena Madir – General Counsel at Gavi.org

Creating Success in Times of Crisis: Designing and Implementing the World’s Largest COVID-19 Vaccine Program

Jelena Madir is a member of the General Counsel of Gavi.org, a vaccine alliance that aims to boost immunization in developing countries. She will present an inspiring story of how the COVID-19 pandemic has transformed her role and her determination to end vaccine inequality.

Christoph Buillard, CEO, Michellod Bakery

Why should one be tied to the same industry for an entire career?

Christophe worked his way down the digital printing value chain: from marketing director for colorants and raw materials at Ciba Specialty Chemicals, he moved on to commercial director for the inks business at Sensient, and then became CEO of KBC, one of of the largest textile printers. He is now the CEO of a family bakery, Boulangerie Michellod, taking advantage of all the experience accumulated within the printing house.

Alan Hudd, Founder, Alchemie Technology

How can we turn a dinosaur industry into a cleantech industry?

Dr. Hudd is the founder of Alchemie Technology and is a well-known pioneer in inkjet technology. Alchemie has developed revolutionary digital dyeing and finishing technologies that aim to stop half a billion tons of CO2 emissions produced by the textile industry by 2030. An inspiring mission and a transformative technology!




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