Speakers

Greet Vanoppen, .becoming with monalisa, Belgium

In 2018, Greet became managing director of .becoming with monalisa, leading Belgian packaging design agency and longtime member of epda.

Greet has gained over 25 years of experience at client side with proven success in senior marketing and strategy roles, covering multiple food and beverage categories in retail and foodservice channels. She has a deep expertise in building branded business, setting strategic direction, and translating into innovations and appropriate plans for national and international brands. Her affinity for design and her passion for the development of sustainable solutions in packaging have led her to make the switch towards the design agency side – motivated to stimulate, advise, and help branded businesses to evolve and to adopt new technologies, and to develop more ecological and sustainable pack solutions.

 

 

Jonathan Sands, Born Ugly, UK

 Jonathan is the Chairman of creative brand agency ‘Born Ugly’ and remains the majority shareholder of global brand design agency Elmwood. His work has taken him all over the world from New Zealand to North America and throughout Asia and Mainland Europe advising some of the biggest brands on the planet. His businesses have won more Design Effectiveness Awards than any other alongside awards for ‘Best Company To Work For’ by The Sunday Times and The Yorkshire Post and various individual awards for business leadership. Jonathan is an industry commentator and keynote speaker having spoken at conferences all over the world from India to Finland, China to America and throughout Europe. He is a former council member of both the RSA and the Design Council where he served for ten years and a former Chairman of the Design Business Association.

 

Christina Rüter, Integrity Design, Germany

Christina is an entrepreneur and brand strategist with an enormous passion for design. Her belief is rooted in an open and respectful creative process as the base for an agency. She is dedicated to challenge and encourages her creative partners and the brand owners to bring out the best for a stronger and better tomorrow. Her way of thinking and acting has been transformed through 12 years in the FMCG industry and more than 10 years of entrepreneurship. “We are all living in a period of transformation and we all have to collaboratively contribute to a better world.” she says.

 

Julian Kreth, 201720, Germany

Julian is Co-Founder and CEO of Agency201720. A data driven Social Media Marketing Agency from Germany that works for companies across the globe. He started out as an advertising psychology student who wanted to earn some money on the side as a marketing consultant. What started as a side project quickly became a full service agency. After he and his Co-Founder dropped out of college they set their mission to build the most transparent advertising agency possible. Since then, Julian has given dozens of keynotes about social media marketing across the globe. From small start-ups to bigger industry events. Today he will talk about the insights of social media marketing and what you need to know about it as agencies working for clients across multiple industries. 

 

Małgosia Leniarska, Dragon Rouge, Poland

Małgosia is the founder and Managing Partner of Dragon Rouge Warsaw. She created the agency in 1994, when branding was a new word in Poland – her dream was to create an environment where talents and ideas would thrive at their best. Malgosia has extensive experience consulting on many fascinating brands, both local, international and in the CEE region in sectors as varied as spirits, confectionary, drinks, paints, financial and… heavy industry. She enjoys working with blue-chip companies as well as start-ups, repositioning iconic brands as well as creating innovation programs that bring new brands to life. Malgosia believes that interacting with peers is key in order to learn and to grow. That’s why she has been an active member and former President of epda, as well as founding member and former President of Polish Branding Club. Speaker at marketing conferences, teacher at Brand Strategy School, jury member at various Polish and international design competitions, including Red Dot.

 

Davide Mosconi, Auge Design, Italy

Since 2016 Davide has been partner and creative director of Auge Design, a creative studio with focus on branding and packaging based in Florence, Italy. Davide has more than 18 years experience in the world of communication and design, working with international clients such as Vodafone, Disney, Diesel, Nescafé, Wall’s, Martini and curating identities for various exhibitions within international museums. He has received national and international awards such as Cannes Lions, ADCI, The Dieline, Clio. 

 

Miriam Frescura, Auge Design, Italy

Miriam is an Italian designer with over 15 years of experience. Today she is Design Director in Auge Design, an award-winning Italian agency specializing in Packaging and Branding. Before joining Auge Design, she worked in other design centered studio measuring against both commercial, cultural and artistic projects. Over the years she has worked for Italian and international brands such as Barilla, Giovanni Rana, Bahlsen, Diners Club, Sky, Richard Ginori, and has won national and international awards: Art Director’s Club Italiano, D&AD, Pentawards. 

 

James Pryor, touch design, UK

James believes packaging is not just a wrapper – it’s a process that puts the brand in consumers hands. It’s this process that impacts our planet. For over 20 years he has been turning consumer and business insight into technically feasible and commercially viable innovation for some of the world’s best known brands. Future proofing them for sustainable growth. Also, James is slightly obsessed with guitars.

 

Sofiane Mameri, Sleever International, France

Sofiane Mameri is the Sustainable Development Manager for Sleever. He joined the Marketing and communication team in 2012 as eco-design specialist, to become Head of Marketing and communication in 2017. With an intricate understanding of customer expectations in terms of packaging eco-design, Sofiane has provided valuable insights to multiple customers and partners.

In 2020, he was taken on the role of Chairman of Petcore Europe Labels Working group. A collaborative work to enhance and develop the labels compatibility with mechanical recycling, and consequently higher quality recycling for packaging.