Morten Augestad is 55 years old, has a degree in Chemistry and has worked as Business Director at Norner in Norway since 2009. Norner is an innovation, service and test company for the polymer and plastics value chain. Morten's key responsibilities include key
account management, project development and service for the FMCG and packaging sector. Norner has a global approach and do projects with leading global brand-owners.
From 2000 to 2009, Morten held the position of marketing manager for the supply of plastics to the rigid FMCG products (food packaging, household articles, returnable transport packaging) at Borealis. This included delivery of solutions to the value chain, establishing strategic partnerships in the industry, taking strategic choices for the business as well as initiating and prioritising product development. From 1991 to 2000, Morten worked within product development and the research of plastics solutions at Borealis.
Hans van Bochove (1963) is Vice-President Public Affairs Europe at Coca-Cola European Partners. Amongst his responsibilities is the company’s packaging and recycling policy.
He joined the Coca-Cola system in 1998 serving as Director Public Affairs and Communications in The Netherlands for nine years. In this capacity he was responsible for the company’s transition from refillable to non-refillable / recyclable PET bottles. He also developed a sustainable policy and published the first public societal report within the Coca-Cola system.
From 2007 to 2011, Hans was Director Public Affairs, Communications and CSR at Starbucks Coffee Company for the Europe, Middle-East and Africa region.
He then returned to Coca-Cola in his current role and since March 2017 also serves as Chairman of the European Organization for Packaging and Environment (EUROPEN).
Hans holds a master degree in Business Administration from the Erasmus University Rotterdam / Rotterdam School of Management.
Hans will present the keynote address at this year's Plastics Caps and Closures conference in Amsterdam.
Mr de Tilly received a master in management from ESCP Europe business school. With more than 15 years’ experience in sales, marketing, strategy and in plastic packaging (rigid and flexible), he has an in depth comprehensive understanding of the marketing and commercial factors that influence market trends and dynamics.
His employment history is as follows:
Aptar Food + Beverage, 2018 - present
Global Business Development Director for Beverage
Aptar Food + Beverage, 2013 - 2017
EMEA Sales Director
Ceisa Packaging, 2009 - 2012
Global Sales Director
Prior to 2009, he had been working in sales & marketing position in flexible & rigid packaging (Veriplast now part of Coveris and Paccor Packaging) and in the beauty sector (Rexam now named Albéa). He also worked as a strategic consultant (LEK Consulting) early in his career.
With a degree in Polymer Engineering from the University of North London, Derek Hindle spent his early career as a product designer in packaging.
In 2001, he moved away from packaging, to the World of CAD software. There he trained highly skilled engineers from many industries to use Pro/Engineer and Catia Computer Aided Design software.
In 2004, Derek came back to the lovely world of packaging, and ran the R&D department at UCP Zeller in Norwich.
In 2009, he became the Global Innovations Director where he took responsibility for the Product Innovation strategy of the entire GCS group.
In March 2016, RPC acquired GCS, Derek started the role he has today, which is to lead the Business Development and Marketing strategy for the RPC Bramlage Division.
In addition to this role he has recently started working on RPC group projects such as corporate affairs and taken on the role to lead product innovation.
In 2009 Kevin joined CMAI (which was acquired by IHS Markit in 2011) and is currently the Associate Director for Polyolefins in the EMEA region. In his current role he works with a broad cross section of industry to help companies achieve a deeper understanding of the plastics markets to maximise their profitability and success. The clients he works with cover the entire plastics value chain and include the major global polyolefin producers, multi-national brand owners, international polymer distributors, convertors as well as a number of European Plastics Associations. He is also a regular contributor to consulting projects which cover topics ranging from supplier sourcing, regional market analysis to international trade of polymers.
Kevin’s journey into the plastics world began 20 years ago when he completed his studies at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in Cape Town, South Africa. His first foray into industry was at the Aliaxis Group in the UK, where he worked as a process engineer responsible for running a mould shop with more than 40 machines. At his next role at the British Plastics Federation he worked on developing the innovation capabilities of UK polymer SME’s by securing funding from the European Union to create of a raft of projects with EU partners on themes such as sustainability and recycling as well as enhanced processing and analytical techniques for polymers.
Sei has been working for 15 years in plastic closures development in the Japanese
packaging industry. He has been employed by the Nippon Closures Company since 2004. He has been in charge of the research and development department and the new material and new technologies
development department, 2005 to 2019.
Michael is board member of the World Packaging Organisation (WPO), secretary of the European Packaging Institutes Consortium (EPIC) and chairman of the Netherlands Packaging Standardisation Committee. As member of the Convenors Action Group (CAG) within ISO he was closely involved in the development of the world standards on packaging and environment.
NVC (founded in 1953) is the association of 550+ companies (retailers, packaged goods manufacturers, packaging and machinery suppliers, service providers, recyclers, etc.) addressing the activity of packaging throughout the supply chain of packaged products.
The NVC membership, projects, information services and education programme stimulate the continuous improvement of packaging.
NVC projects include Packaging for e-commerce (Web Retail Packaging), Pharmaceutical packaging innovation, Innovation in packaging print, Packaging and the environment (the PUMA Project), Design for Intended use (DIU) and Fighting against food waste through better packaging.
Business education in packaging is provided in the conventional ‘physical’ classroom environment and increasingly via the NVC Live Online classrooms.
Business students in 80 countries have participated in one or more of the NVC Live Online courses and workshops on a wide range of topics in packaging. They have expressed their learning satisfaction on average with a 4.5 score on a scale from 1-5. Without travel, the learning results are excellent due to the live interactivity between tutor and students in the live classroom, from the learning studio in the NVC association office based in Gouda, the Netherlands.
With over 20 years’ experience in the packaging industry, Peter has been Sales Director at Selig Europe for 9 years, specialising in Cap lining material. He has worked extensively with Selig’s European and international customer base to promote the use of easy open consumer friendly packaging.
Peter has considerable experience of induction sealing liners and machinery throughout Europe as well as an understanding of international markets for Selig induction lining materials.
His experience in the packaging industry gives him unique insight into the issues surrounding the packaging industry and the drive for sustainable consumer friendly packaging.
Born in Belgium in 1967, Filip Vangeel graduated as a chemical engineer (Msc) in 1992. Following his military service as a non-commissioned officer in the Belgian army, Filip Vangeel joined Procter & Gamble’s packaging development department in 1994. As a Senior Scientist, he played a leading role in developing various well-known regional and global packaging projects and introducing them to the market. Filip Vangeel is an award winning packaging expert, who filed a great number of patents in his field. Since mid 2018, he has taken the position of Manager Circular Economy at the Belgian EPR company Valipac, where he will build structures to help the industry transition towards a circular plastics economy.
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