Speakers

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Tanya Beckett - Moderator

Tanya is currently one of the most experienced business journalists/ anchor/ reporters around on British TV. Previously she worked in the City as an Investment Banker and is a very experienced Corporate/Business facilitator for Conferences, Seminars, Business Awards etc.

Luca Paolazzi

Dr. Paolazzi is responsible for economic analysis and editorials at the Italian financial newspaper, Il Sole 24 Ore, and is chief economist of the Italian Employers Federation.

Gordon Crichton

Gordon is director of the Institut du Management de L'Achat Industriel (MAI) at Bordeaux business school in France.

Over the past 10 years, Gordon has worked directly, offering senior management support, to L’Oréal, Danone, Chanel, LVMH, Mondelez, Carlsberg, Reckitt Benckiser, Sanofi Aventis, Mars, Johnson and Johnson...
More recently, his activities have been dedicated to developing and implementing ‘Management of Change’ programmes for major multinationals and more especially concerning building strategic supplier relationships and innovation capture initiatives with suppliers. Gordon lectures at Ecole Centrale Paris and also lectures on advanced management programmes at Insead at Fontainbleau. He is currently leading research programmes focussing on "The impact of innovation and change management on Sustainable Value Creation" and “Developing a Make-it-happen-now attitude”.

Professor David Hughes

Around the world, David speaks to senior agribusiness and food industry managers about global food industry developments that are and will affect their businesses and industry. Energetic, engaging, humorous and insightful, David gains the very highest evaluations at seminars, conferences and Board level discussions in every continent he visits.

Paolo Pininfarina

Paolo Pininfarina is an Italian engineer, designer and businessman and the manager of the world famous Pininfarina design company, which created not only numerous beautiful, innovative and relevant cars, but also many things more. A unique opportunity to learn from “Pininfarina” their vision on the importance of design.

Marco Atzberger

Marco is member of the management board at the EHI Retail Institute in Cologne, Germany. For 25 years the EHI has been researching how modern packaging systems can influence both sales and costs positively in retail. Via working groups, publications and events the EHI communicates the requirements of retail throughout the supply chain.

Micael Dahlén

Only 34 years old, Micael Dahlén became a Professor at the Stockholm School of Economics and rose rapidly to take up a leading position in the field of consumer behaviour, creativity and marketing. Micael is an internationally acclaimed speaker. Cutting-edge research presented in an engaging (and sometimes outrageous) way. Dahlén has been ranked number 10 in the world among researchers in his field and was nominated for the Business Professor of the Year Award by The Economist’s Intelligence Unit and voted ‘Sweden’s most popular speaker’.

David Swift

David Swift is the Global Head of Packaging Sourcing at Novartis. He was born and raised in Ireland and attended university in the UK, where he graduated with a degree in Business. David is married with three children and lives in the Basel area. 


After graduating from University, David moved to France where he made French fries for McDonalds, taught English to aircraft mechanics and finally ran a sports store in Nice. From there, he moved to the Netherlands where, for 5 years, he worked at the European HQ of a major sports retailer (FootLocker) in inventory management. Following this, he moved to Brussels, where he worked for PWC Consulting in the supply chain, procurement and retail practices doing projects in Europe and the Middle East. After 3,5 years in consulting, he went back to the “real” world and got a job in industry with KONE Elevators & Escalators as a category manager for indirect procurement – fleet, IT and facilities management.  From there, he moved to a company making plastics (Borealis Polymers) to be Head of Indirect Procurement. After one year in that job he was asked to head up the direct procurement group and I took over responsibility for raw materials and packaging. Three years later, Novartis came knocking and David moved to Basel in May 2010 to head up the cross divisional packaging sourcing team.

Lisa Byfield-Green

Lisa is IGD’s senior analyst specialising in online and digital. Her areas of focus include the key online markets, retailers and developments that impact the grocery sector. She joined the team in January 2014 from Planet Retail and is a regular presenter and facilitator at conferences, seminars and workshops.

Paolo Barilla

On November 1993 Paolo Barilla became Board Member of the Barilla Group. Since April 1994 he is Vice Chairman of Barilla G. e R. F.lli S.p.A. and he also held the position of Chief Executive Officer of the Barilla Group from 1999 to 2000. From 2000 to 2002 he was Chairman of AIM (European Brands Association) in Brussels. He was Vice Chairman of AIDI (Italian Confectionery Industry Association) from June 2009 to December 2010. On December 2010, following a fusion between AIDI and UNIPI (Association of Pasta Industries) he was appointed as Chairman of AIDEPI (newly founded Association of Italian Confectionery and Pasta Industries).

Tim "Mac" Macartney

Tim is an inspirational speaker on sustainability in the widest sense – about changing the way businesses and people work to make a more sustainable world.

Caspar Berry

Caspar is a motivational and keynote business speaker specialising in the subjects of risk, decision making, innovation and leadership. previously being a professional poker player in Las Vegas and on Poker Night TV, he uses the metaphor of poker to inspire people to make better decisions. Caspar is an energetic presenter, his presentation and interactive workshop session will make you think about your decision making in every aspect of life.

Philipp Riederle

A digital native explains his generation. It’s Philipps’ mission to inform about a profound paradigm shift that is far more than a technological toy. He wants to enlighten, share, explain how the generation Y thinks, what it does and why.