Benjamin brings over 17 years of experience in the packaging world, and 15 years creating and delivering packaging based market insight. During this time, Benjamin has worked with global clients big and small, and has been a regular speaker at international conferences. Benjamin has been with Mintel since 2012. In his current role as Global Packaging Insights Director, he is responsible for creating and delivering Mintel’s packaging content. Benjamin also leads the delivery of bespoke packaging insights, focusing on the specific packaging needs of Mintel’s clients.
Chemical engineer from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. Master’s degree in molecular science and technology. Started master thesis project with the Royal Institute of Technology and IDUN Minerals in 2014. The purpose of the project was to study the surface of the nail, its composition and the effect from using products on it. The project resulted in IDUN Minerals nail polish collection, launched spring 2015. Since then in charge of all product development project at IDUN Minerals and from the beginning of 2018 also the director for all international sales. Aside from education in chemistry, Caroline also trained makeup artist.
Danilo Pereira da Silva
Packaging Development Specialist @ Latin America
Co-Founder & Marketing Director
Erika Ollen’s experience ranges from strategic marketing to brand consulting and design, always for the food related industries and very often with a health/nutritional and/or educational focus. Erika is a skilled chef with insights in product development and communication. She has more often than not ran her own projects and initiatives. For the past four years she has been part of running the innovative beverage company Caliente Beverages, being head of Marketing. Their drink range has received great international recognition, incl. “Best New Adult Drink” at World Beverage Innovation Awards. Extensive dialogue with the market made the team identify the gap for NA spirits early on, thus developing Gnista – the first non alcoholic spirit truly resembling a fine spirit. Gnista’s first flavour, Floral Wormwood, was launched Autumn 2019.
Hans van Bochove
Vice-President Public Affairs & Government Relations | Chairman of the European Organisation for Packaging & Environment
Coca-Cola European Partners
Head of Packaging
Senior Account Executive
With a general background in Graphic arts, John has held different sales and marketing management positions, developing a high interest and experience in solutions and workflows for Brand Owners and Retailers. Solving complex business and process challenges, to deliver optimal efficiency, by using best practices processes with cutting edge technology.
Jo Chidley is a circular economy expert, chemist, herbal botanist, and co-founder of Beauty Kitchen, the highest scoring B Corp in the UK beauty industry. Founded in 2014, Jo has set out to change the face of the beauty industry by creating the most effective, natural, and sustainable beauty products in the world.
Widely regarded as one of the pioneers of sustainable beauty, Jo is championing a Reuse Revolution through sustainable innovation by implementing Cradle to Cradle design into Beauty Kitchen’s circular approach. Among her achievements and award accolades, Jo has been instrumental in developing the world’s first closed-loop solution for beauty packaging and has powered the service behind the ground-breaking Return•Refill•Repeat programme & Refill Stations. Thanks to her leadership, Beauty Kitchen is recognised on the UK’s 50 Most Disruptive Companies list and has won numerous industry awards, including ‘Who’s Who in Natural Beauty’.
Kamila is an award-winning professional with 20+ years of experience as a Category Strategist for global brands such as Ferrero, Pepsi or Britivic. Co-founder of Kolibri Drinks, the world’s first packaged drinks with bespoke flavours and control of ingredients which became the UK’s most awarded beverage innovation in 2019/20. Author of the Amazon bestseller ‘Bespoke’, and a leading F&B blogger, Kamila’s work over the years has attracted over 100k+ industry followers.
Kamila is also the co-founder of Dexos, packaging technology company on a mission to tackle plastic pollution by reimagining packaging and reinventing products to minimise size and weight. Dexos proprietary multi-dosing cap closures offer revolutionary integration of packaging for complementary liquid products which drastically reduce the impact on the environment at all stages of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA).
Head of Research & Development and Sustainability
Konstantina holds a postgraduate degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Patras (Greece) and a Master of Science (MSc) in Food Biotechnology from the University of Ulster (Northern Ireland). She started her career in the Greek Beauty Brand Korres where she has built a long experience in New Product Development (skincare / suncare / body care / fragrance / make-up). Today, she is the Head of Research & Development and Sustainability for Korres. The last 2 years she has been focusing on building the strategy of the brand on Responsible Development and Sustainability.
Head, Packaging Development Emerging Market, Hub India R&D -R&D
Beiersdorf - NIVEA
Director Packaging Sustainability – Hygiene
Krzysztof Krajewski is currently Director Packaging Sustainability – Hygiene in Reckitt based in Amsterdam - Schiphol. The aim for this role is focusing on two functional areas: Regional-Global Sustainability – where a key to success is rapid implementation of multiple projects that fit local, individual countries recycling rules and sourcing complexity with launches at scale with meaningful volumes that have a tangible impact on delivery towards Reckitt 2025 sustainability pledge. The other functional area is Sustainable Packaging Innovation and Polymer Science (both embedded within R&D functions) which are facing towards future of recycling methodologies, next generation renewable and bio degradable replacement materials. Krzysztof started his career 20 years ago in plastics processing industry (converter in blow-moulding, injection moulding) and one of the first recycling plants in Poland. After moving to FMCG sector and joining Reckitt 15 years, ago Krzysztof embarked on his professional trip across several geographies as Regional Packaging Manager in Singapore, Cluster Packaging Manager in Venice area and lastly as Head of Packaging Innovation (Home) and most recently as Director of Packaging Sustainability in The Netherlands – HQ of Reckitt’s Hygiene business unit.
Founder & CEO
Luis Carlos Chacón
Global Consultant/Op-Ed Columnist
BusinessCase/Forbes Latin America
Luis Carlos Chacón leads the BusinessCase team, a Boutique-Global-Firm that works with multinational FMCG's identifying emerging and future business opportunities. Also, has been a columnist for Forbes Latin America for several years, and currently pursuing a postgraduate degree in Global Business at the University of Oxford (where previously graduated in Strategy and Innovation), his educational background also includes studies at Stanford, The University of Manchester, and Houston University. In business, he has worked for more than eighteen years for the global and regional operations of FMCG’s such as The Coca-Cola Company, Colgate-Palmolive, Diageo, Kellogg’s, Unilever, AB InBev among many others. Global traveller, eternal student, avant-garde thinker, business consultant, writer, and researcher, related to topics such as economics, storytelling, investment, retail, futures, semiotics, creativity, business competitive, globalization strategy, design thinking and behavioural sciences.
Nature Force Technologies AG
Mark, CEO of Nature Force Technologies AG and Global Sales Director of ViCAP Systems Global AG, with experience in Israel and internationally, is part of management board of joint venture of 2 companies:
Nature Force Technologies AG - R&D of functional ingredients for beverage industry
ViCAP Global AG - dispenser cap producer
Mark takes active role in joint venture company board, to to develop and commercialise functional beverages, which includes clinically tested functional ingredients, ViCAP dispenser cap and naturally alkaline water, because simply quenching thirst or tasting great is no longer enough; a drink must do something.
Global Packaging Manager
Global Strategic Account Manager
X-Rite | Pantone
His entire career Pieter has been working in international business development and account management roles in the printing, packaging and supply chain management industry with the main focus on international hardware and software suppliers, publishing houses, telecom providers and CPG’s. Currently he holds a strategic account management position Global Brand Team at X-Rite Pantone in which he is supporting Global Brands to develop, implement, manage and sustain their digital color workflow and print quality program for their entire packaging supply chain.
Sustainability & ESG Director Europe
Tim is the Sustainability & ESG Director for AB InBev – the world leading brewer – in Europe. He previously was the Corporate Affairs Manager for AB InBev in Europe and before that Tim spent 8 years with EY in the sustainability consulting department working on packaging collection & recycling systems. Tim holds a Master in Law and in Management.