The independent, international jury covers a broad range of expertise: its members represent all areas of the supply chain. All relevant viewpoints are represented – designers, manufacturers, brand owners, the retail trade and consumers. It is the cumulative experience from all areas that makes the success of packaging on the market. The jury will meet in The Hague in June 2019.
“Sheer beauty” alone is not sufficient for a distinction! All entries will be judged according to various criteria: these include graphic and structural design, production techniques, cost-efficiency, ecology, innovation, convenience, etc. Our recommendation: highlight the special qualities of your packaging in the accompanying documents as clearly as possible for the jury! Explain why your pack should be a winner!
CHAIRMAN OF THE JURY
Satkar Gidda studied Business Studies and Marketing and has worked 6 years in Sales, Trade Marketing and Brand Marketing for RHM Foods and Nestle followed by 30 years as Sales & Marketing Director of SiebertHead, the longest established brand and packaging design consultancy in the UK. Since March 2020, Satkar operates as an independent consultant.
She has worked in packaging for over 20 years, the last four years as packaging manager. She is head of the packaging department at Carrefour Belgium. Her role provides the food safety, the sustainability and the design of the packaging own brand Carrefour on the Belgian market. Carrefour Belgium is one of the main retailers in the Belgian market and is part of the Carrefour Group, the world’s second largest distribution group with over 12,000 stores.
Susanne Lippitsch graduated in Industrial Design from the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. During her training she completed the Masterclass for Packaging at the Escola de Disseny Elisava in Barcelona. Since 2001, she has worked as an independent packaging designer and has taught packaging design in Graz and Salzburg for over 15 years. Her work has won several prizes and her clients include many prestigious companies.
Since 2017, Courtney Judkins has been the Global Senior Manager of Fiber Packaging at General Mills, Inc., based in Nyon (Switzerland). She has worked for General Mills since 2007, spending part of her career in manufacturing before moving into sourcing as a flexibles packaging buyer. She previously had a one-year assignment supporting the General Mills business in Brazil before becoming the North American folding carton category manager in 2015. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Illinois – Urbana / Champaign.
DR JANET SHIPTON
An accomplished project manager, experienced in developing and delivering multiple detailed projects on time and within budget. Packknack is a network of talented consultants lead by myself. We work on packaging research, design innovation and development. 2013–2015 Section Manager/ Chocolate Lead, Packaging (Tablet, Bitesize and Sharing) Global Category Team, Mondelez International (formally Kraft), Responsible for managing a team of pack developers to create new packaging innovations and maintain quality standards for the developed and emerging global chocolate markets. Before setting up her own consultancy Janet spent five years as Divisional Design and Development Director at Chesapeake Branded Packaging (now MPS WestRock) before joining Mondelēz International as Global Section Manager for Chocolate packaging development.