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CEO – Corrugated Packaging
Markus joined Mondi in September 2018 as CEO of Mondi’s Fibre Packaging / Paper business unit. Since 2019, he is responsible for the entire corrugated value chain as CEO Corrugated Packaging.
Markus has significant industrial and international business experience. He started his career at McKinsey & Company, working on numerous operational and strategic projects across a variety of industries. Markus went on to join Novelis AG, where he held various roles in strategy and sales with growing responsibility until he became the head of one of Novelis’ three businesses as Vice President & General Manager Specialities. In this capacity, he was responsible for a diverse range of applications, including consumer packaging solutions and industrial products.
Sevinç Yener Çimecioğlu
Mondi Corrugated Turkey
Sevinç Yener Çimecioğlu has almost 30 years' experience in executive management with broad expertise in manufacturing, change management, company integration, culture change, lean management, labor relations, and employee engagement in several multinational companies. She holds a BSc in Industrial Engineering from Boğaziçi University and obtained her master's degree from the same institution.
She worked at Delphi Automotive Systems Turkey for 15 years in managerial positions including project management, quality, manufacturing, and plant manager of one of its three production plants in Turkey, then as the director of Turkish production control and logistics operations. She then moved on to Magna Automotive Corporation's Exteriors-Interiors Division as a General Manager, establishing its operations in Turkey during 2008-2011.
Yener switched from automotive to textile packaging in 2011, becoming the General Manager of Greif FPS Turkey where she integrated its newly acquired Turkish manufacturing operations. From 2016 to 2018 Yener worked as a freelance consultant on projects for multinational companies, harnessing her manufacturing know-how, such as up-sizing, down-sizing, developing new manufacturing sites, cultural change, and lean management.
Since 2028 Yener has been the CEO of Mondi Corrugated Turkey, formerly known as Mondi Tire Kutsan, operating seven box plants, one paper mill, and one recycling facility. She is a board member. She recently joined the 'Women on Board Association" In 2019 she received the "Turkey's 50 Powerful Female CEOs" award by Capital and Ekonomist, and in 2020 received the "Fortune Turkey 50 Most Powerful Business Women" award. She is the two-time winner of the 50 Most Admired CEOs of Turkey category at the Golden Leader Awards in 2022 and 2023.
Since 2016 CEO of RDM Group, the leading producer of recycled
cartonboard in Europe.
After the Master Degree in Chemical Engineering from Pisa
University, Mr Bianchi started his professional career in the
packaging sector in Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget-SCA, acquired in 2012 by DS Smith, the leading provider of corrugated packaging in Europe.
After 14 years in SCA and 3 in DS Smith, with 8 different job positions
and seven years of experience at European level, since November
2016 Michele Bianchi has been CEO of RDM Group.
Today, Mr Bianchi has a rooted and valuable knowledge of packaging
sector dynamics and trends, and he has developed extensive skills in
the management of complex organizations. He also holds important
institutional roles: he is President of Pro Carton, President of CEPI
Cartonboard and President of Federazione Carta Grafica.
Head of Sustainability, Recyclability & Gov’t Affairs (Recycling)
13 years’ experience in the waste and recycling industry with DS Smith, in a mix of commercial, project and specialist roles and in the position of Head of Sustainability, Recyclability & Gov’t Affairs in the Recycling Division for the past 3 years.
Experience in managing commercial contracts, business development and material sales of fibre and plastics, as well as operational improvement projects. Now focussed largely on delivery of our Now & Next Sustainability Strategy, working with brands and producers on recyclability of fibre-based packaging placed on the market, government affairs and policy related activities, and thought leadership campaigns.
I’m passionate about improving the environment in which we live in and playing my part in the circular economy by promoting solutions for keeping resources in use longer.
Director, Global Packaging in Global Supply Chain Organization
Frank Heidlberger is Global Packaging Director and part of the Global Supply Chain organization at McDonald’s. Frank provides strategic direction and oversight to the McDonald’s global packaging category. He leads an external global team responsible for holistic Packaging category management including Sourcing, Product Development & Innovation, and Sustainability.
His past 5 years were very much influenced by the shifting category dynamics in Packaging. Together with McDonald´s Sustainability experts
Frank was instrumental in the development of the Packaging & Recycling
pillar of McDonald´s Global Sustainability Strategy with the goal to drive circularity. Frank is leading McDonald´s global transformation of the single-use Packaging category and their global commitment to source 100% of their guest packaging from renewable, recycled or certified sources by 2025. Together with other functional leads he established global reusable standards at McDonald´s that assure compliance with legislative requirements.
Frank is passionate to transition the Packaging Category to a Circular Economy & Waste Management Category. In this context he is in particular focusing on establishing structures that enable better collaboration not only between internal functions and packaging suppliers but as well among brands and different industries as it requires many stakeholders to continually reduce waste and increase recycling.
Harald Ganster, MD of Hamburger Containerboard, born in Wiener Neustadt, Austria, holds an MBA from California State University, Hayward and studied engineering in
Austria. After several years in tissue and specialty paper industry he took over the position Mill Manager of Hamburger Austria in 1991. Since that time he has
developed the Hamburger Containerboard Division to the current size of 2,5 million tons capacity.
In 2009 he took over responsibility for the whole Containerboard Division as Managing Director.
Since November 2021: Speaker of the Board of Prinzhorn Holding Group, Managing Director for Prinzhorn Holding.
Harald Ganster is married to Susanne Ganster and they have one daughter.
Eleni Despotou is the Director General of FEFCO since Feb. 2021. She has a long-standing experience of more than 20 years in Public Affairs and industry association management. Before joining FEFCO, she has worked at United Nations, European Commission and hold various responsibility positions at the Solar Power Europe and Industrial Minerals industries’ association, notably advocating at the highest EU and global levels.
Over the years, she has acquired extensive expertise on industry related issues on climate change, energy, circular economy, sustainability issues and was highly involved in the Green Deal. Ms Despotou has a background of Mechanical Engineering, Political sciences with expertise in Energy and Climate Change matters.
REIS Pazarlama ve Ticaret
O. Ismet Müstecaplıoğlu, CEO of REIS Pazarlama ve Ticaret has been working in REIS since 1984.
Experience in all fields of Pulp & Paper Industry: Pulp, Paper, Pulpwood, Wastepaper, Chemicals, Machinery, Consulting
Board Member of Parkim ( www.parkimgroup.com )
Founder President of Turkish Pulp Club
Past President of Europulp
BSc. Electrical Engineering, BA Economics
University of Rochester 84
Procurement Director, Global Paper & Flexible Packaging
Currently Procurement Director, Global Packaging, I've 18+ years’ experience in FMCG companies and Cleaning/Food/OTC/Health/Infant Nutrition markets. (Nestlé, Unilever, and Reckitt), being 8+ years in Regional/Global leadership positions.
During my career I had the opportunity to work, understand and improve the E2E Supply Chain in different areas within the Procurement department, such as Food commodities negotiation on physical and future markets, Procurement Financial Controlling and Forecast, Indirect Purchase (from Capex to Corporate Services), Third Party Manufacturer negotiation, Chemicals, Packaging Procurement. In the past 10 years, 5 positions in 3 different locations, guiding diverse multicultural team(s) of buyers/managers to outperform.
I’ve Graduation in Economics, my native language is Portuguese, and I've fluency in English and Spanish.
Throughout my career journey I had relevant experience in regional structure implementation, categories negotiation, processes redesign, KPI’s creation, Procurement transformation (M&A & Change management), Global Procurement/Supply Interface, make or buy studies, eSourcing & eTools, SAP, Strategic Sourcing, Supply Management, Power BI creation. Besides Procurement experience, in my previous leadership role as EPR Fees & Eco Taxes strategy – Project Director at Reckitt, inside Sustainable Brands – Corporate Communications & External Affairs Department, I've added experience on Project Management, Packaging Innovation forums, ESG, Brands Sustainability Strategy, Packaging global regulatory landscape and its financial impact. Recently (Apr/18) certified as Integral Associate Coach™.
Chief Economist & Global Strategist
ADM Investr Services
Analysing and forecasting the impact of macro / microeconomic trends on a broad range of asset classes, where necessary challenging market psychology and consensus views. The joy of working as a market economist is, and has always been the constant need to research and learn about the changing landscape of the way that the world works, going far beyond the limited scope of economics and financial markets; be that in respect of how globalization, energy transition and technology has and is transforming nearly all aspects of communication, culture, energy and how we interact with the environment on all levels. The desire is to enable and facilitate critical & lateral thinking perspectives on global economic, political and asset market trends; to convey these ideas enthusiastically in terms that are accessible and thought provoking. Having spent much of his childhood in Libya and Iran, Marc has a particular interest in the Middle East, is passionate about music of all genres; university guest lecturer; mentor; a very regular conference speaker and guest on TV & Radio, and widely quoted in the media.
President of KASAD and Vice President of ECMA
Bringing over 25 years of experience in the industry, as the 3rd generation to proceed Mr Alican Duran is the Managing Director at Duran Ofset, a leading folding carton converter and publicly listed company on the Istanbul Stock Exchange. With a Bachelor's Degree in International Business Management, he played pivotal roles in various industry associations, including serving as President of KASAD and Vice President of ECMA, Istanbul Exporters Association, TOBB Packaging Council, and ASD.
Global Procurement Director for Paper-Based Packaging
We gather industry-leading experts from across Europe to deliver key insights on the economic landscape, examine where energy prices are headed, and reveal what’s next for Europe’s paper and packaging industry.
RISI Europe is the go-to event for Europe’s paper and packing industry. We gather the entire value chain in one place, allowing you to forge valuable business relationships, network and consult with industry colleagues at our extended networking breaks.
Understand what’s on the horizon and make better business decisions across every major paper grade with insights from the Fastmarkets team of experts.
We’ll lift the lid on Turkey’s paper and packaging industry, and dig into the benefits of its unique geographical position.
We’re assembling a stellar line-up of speakers to provide transparency amid turbulent market conditions. Come armed with your questions as we delve into all they key topics and issues.
Join us at our annual PPI Awards, conveniently co-located alongside the Europe Conference. We’ll celebrate the industry’s successes and innovations at an unmissable gala dinner. Places are limited so book now!
These are the only awards dedicated to recognising the achievements of companies, mills and individuals in the pulp and paper sector. Now in their 15th year, the awards takes place in the form of a gala dinner and awards ceremony. It’s a prestigious platform bringing together the industry’s brightest and best, and honoring the leadership, vision, innovation and strategic accomplishments of the past year.
This year’s shortlist is packed with innovators and industry leaders, and we’re delighted to celebrate their contributions to the industry. Places for the PPI Awards are limited, so book now!
“A great event, fantastic organization, and with an interesting program, incl. a mill tour and panel discussions.”
“Great event to get clear insight into the market and hear from leaders and customers what’s on their mind.”
“It was the best industry event I have attended in quite some time. The speakers and registered attendees were of the highest quality.”
“Insights that you cannot get elsewhere.”
“This was an important part of Pulp&Paper business worldwide.”
“Good presentations about the future outlook of the forest and fiber-based industries. Excellent networking with high level customers. Well organized”
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ANDRITZ Pulp & Paper provides sustainable technology, automation, and service solutions for the production of all types of pulp, paper, board and tissue. The technologies and services focus on increased production efficiency, lower overall operating costs as well as innovative decarbonization strategies and autonomous plant operation.
The product portfolio also includes boilers for power generation, flue gas cleaning systems, various nonwoven technologies, and panelboard (MDF) production systems. With waste-to-value recycling, shredding and energy solutions, waste and by product streams from production are converted into valuable secondary raw materials as well as into sustainable resources for energy generation. Stateof-the-art IIoT technologies as part of Metris digitalization solutions complete the comprehensive product offering.
StepChange is an industry focused and independent management consultancy specialized on wood, pulp, paper, packaging and tissue with a proven track record of turning strategy into increased shareholder value.StepChange provides support to organizations across the globe from strategy development to the implementation of operational improvements. Furthermore StepChange is an industry thought leader in digital strategy bringing digital transformation to the fiber value chain.With an international team of industry experts StepChange will hit the ground running. StepChange develops innovative and yet pragmatic solutions, placing an emphasis on delivering measurable business results.A high client loyalty attests to the industry-focused strategy with an international client base consisting of the most renowned companies from the industry.
The Group Division Voith Paper is part of the Voith Group. As the full-line supplier to the paper industry, it provides the largest range of technologies, services, and products on the market, and offers paper manufacturers integrated solutions from a single source. The company’s continuous stream of innovations facilitates resource-conserving production and helps customers minimize their carbon footprint. With its comprehensive automation products and leading digitalization solutions from the Papermaking 4.0 portfolio, Voith offers its customers state-of-the-art digital technologies to im-prove plant availability and efficiency for all sections of the production process.
FM Global provides comprehensive commercial and industrial property insurance and risk management services with an industry segment focused on Forest Products. Our property loss prevention engineers are charged with protecting the value created by our Client’s business by assessing exposures and developing solutions.Our Forest Products Operations provides an expertise in the industry which offers the following:· Broad coverages specific to the needs of Forest Products companies.· Paper and wood products loss prevention services including Recovery Boiler explosion prevention.· Cost-effective insurance and risk transfer solutions backed by large, stable capacity.· Industry leading Claims performance.
C. Steinweg, a prominent commodity logistics operator, is increasingly involved in the Paper and Pulp market. Operating in key hubs such as Durban, Szczecin, Hamburg, and Livorno, Steinweg engages in stevedoring, storage, and distribution of Paper and/or Pulp with the appropriate equipment. We also provide terminal operations in various locations like Baltimore and Rotterdam open for enquiries as well as ocean freight services from origins like Brazil.
The Mobil™ brand belongs to ExxonMobil, one of the largest publicly traded international energy companies, and a leading global supplier of lubricants to the forestry industries. The company has been at the forefront of lubricant technology innovation for decades and holds an industry-leading inventory of resources dedicated to meeting the world’s growing manufacturing needs. The Mobil brand, synonymous with extreme performance, offers tailored lubricant solutions that can help operators optimize equipment reliability, reduce operating costs, enhance productivity and enables customers to fulfill their sustainability ambitions. Mobil collaborates closely with industry bodies and leading OEMs to understand lubricant requirements, consult on lubrication system designs, and troubleshoot field lubrication challenges – all designed to power progress.
Your trusted and proven partner – join us in engineering new bio-based processes
Sulzer is the world leader in innovative and proven pumping and mixing solutions for the pulp, paper and board industry. These segments offer a solid foundation on top which we are building capabilities to support industry in the green transformation towards circular economy. We are the application development partner and committed to drive the green transformation towards circular economy – from an idea into an industry.
As a full-line supplier, we have a proven track record and excellent references in developing highefficiency equipment for a wide range of pulp, paper, and board process applications. Our deep process and application knowledge, comprehensive understanding of market needs, and commitment for the development keep us at the leading edge of technical innovations.
Intensive R&D with full-scale test facilities as well as our partnerships with the end customers and research institutes set the baseline. The innovation-driven network and vast resources boost our development programs to quickly develop completely new process equipment.
Find out how our pumping, mixing, and aeration expertise can make a lasting difference for your operations. If you cannot find suitable equipment for your cellulose-based process development initiatives on our website, let’s find a solution together!Contact: email@example.com
We have been a trusted partner and serving our customers for over 50 years in the forest industry, and we have a team of over 400 industry experts. Our long-term commitment, combined with continuous product development in collaboration with our customers, guarantees that our industry-specific TIPS Industry Solutions and Services, MES & ERP, improve the efficiency and profitability of your pulp, paper, board, nonwoven, tissue and packaging business. With TIPS solution, you can easily adapt to the ever-changing workflows in a mill as business, production, process, and quality information are all integrated and configured to help you develop optimal business processes. It is worth noting that more than 300 locations worldwide have already chosen our solution. www.tietoevry.com/tipspaper
PAPER RECYCLING INDUSTRIALISTS ASSOCIATION (AGED) represents paper mills with a total of 5 million tonnes annual production capacity in Turkey. With 20 members, it is also a member of Waste and Recycling Industry Assembly within the Turkish Chamber of Commerce and industry (TOBB). With new investments underway, the capacity of production will surpass 7 million tonnes a year. Some of our members are also producing corrugated cardboards. AGED has bimonthly and biweekly magazines.
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) serves to advance U.S. paper and wood products manufacturers through fact-based public policy and marketplace advocacy. The forest products industry is circular by nature. AF&PA member companies make essential products from renewable and recyclable resources, generate renewable bioenergy and are committed to continuous improvement through the industry’s sustainability initiative —Better Practices, Better Planet 2030: Sustainable Products for a Sustainable Future. The forest products industry accounts for approximately 5% of the total U.S. manufacturing GDP, manufactures about $350 billion in products annually and employs about 925,000 people. The industry meets a payroll of about $65 billion annually and is among the top 10 manufacturing sector employers in 43 states. Visit AF&PA online at afandpa.org or follow us on Twitter @ForestandPaper.
PAPER MIDDLEAST MagazineMill reports, interviews, news and technical articles in both ArCepi is the European association representing the paper industry. We offer a wide range of renewable and recyclable wood-based fibre solutions to EU citizens: from packaging to textile, hygiene and tissue products, printing and graphic papers as well as speciality papers, but also biochemicals for food and pharmaceuticals, biocomposites and bioenergy. We are a responsible industry: 85% of our raw materials are sourced in Europe and certified as sustainable, 92% of the water we use is returned in good condition to the environment. We are the world champion in recycling at the rate of 71.4%. At the forefront of the decarbonisation and industrial transformation of our economy, we embrace digitalisation and bring 21 billion value addition to the European economy and €4.5 billion investments annually. Through its 19 national associations, Cepi gathers 490 companies operating 885 mills across Europe and directly employing more than 179,000 people.abic and English for producers involved in the Middle East area.
ECMA brings together folding carton converters, cartonboard mills, national associations and suppliers to the folding carton industry. The Association represents over 500 carton producers with a current workforce of 50,000+ located across nearly all countries in the European Economic Area – this equates to over 80% of the €13 bill European folding carton market.
PAPERFIRST MagazineThe ultimate global magazine from ENP Publishing, covering the challenges of papermakers worldwide through market analysis, testimonials of big players, and reviews of the latest technical trends. The natural extension of the successful PaperFIRST Web and PaperFIRST Mobile App.
KASAD – Cartonboard Packaging Manufacturers Association in Turkey
KASAD was established in October 1991. KASAD currently has 99 primary members of 66 cartonboard packaging manufacturers and 75 esteemed honorary members representing 43 key supplier companies. It represents approximately 80% of the cartonboard packaging industry with a collective force of 174 members hailing from a diverse array of 109 companies.KASAD is dedicated to fostering cooperation and solidarity among members that are companies operating in carton board packaging manufacturing sector; establishing information exchange in managerial, technological and scientific subjects in order to increase professional knowledge level and solving professional problems that have arisen or may arise among members; Searching for constantly evolving and changing production and environment standards about carton board packaging and sharing them with members.
PAPER MIDDLEAST MagazineMill reports, interviews, news and technical articles in both Arabic and English for producers involved in the Middle East area.
TURKIYE KAGIT SANAYIIThe leading magazine covering the dynamic Turkish paper market with interviews, mill reports and technical article, in both Turkish and English language.
Tecnicelpa is the Portuguese Association of Technicians of the Pulp and Paper Industries, a non-profit professional association.Its main objective is the promotion and technical-professional and scientific improvement of its members, within the scope of the Pulp and Paper Industries, as well as related sectors of recognized interest. It organizes Technical Seminars, in the form of short-term Information and Training actions on a wide range of topics. It maintains relationships of fruitful collaboration with the Universities of Beira Interior, Aveiro, Lisbon and Coimbra and with the Polytechnic Institute of Tomar, through protocols that include specialization technical courses for technicians linked to the sector.Since its creation, in 1980, TECNICELPA has been a reference for the sector’s staff and companies, with the Conferences being the most important part of the calendar of pulp and paper events that take place in Portugal. These forums present the latest developments in the field of pulp and paper manufacturing, covering aspects related to raw materials, production and development technologies, product quality and environmental protection.
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