(Chairman of the Jury)
Satkar Gidda studied Business Studies and Marketing and is Sales & Marketing Director of SiebertHead, the longest established brand and packaging design consultancy in the UK. His primary responsibility is presenting the skills of SiebertHead. He also works with global clients on helping them create that all important one to one communication between the brand and the consumer.
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 almost 10,000 stores.
Susanne Lippitsch graduated in Industrial Design from the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. During her training she studied at 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.
Wilfried Duivenvoorden graduated from the Erasmus University Rotterdam as a master in Business Economics and General Management. After finishing his study he immediately joined the packaging industry. In 1999 he joined Unilever as a European Procurement manager for packaging materials for the ice cream and frozen food business. In 2006 he became a Global Procurement manager for wood-fiber based packaging materials for Foods and Home & Personal Care. Since 2014 he is responsible for Unilever’s procurement of finished goods for Home & Personal Care in Europe.
Peter Strahlendorf started his career as a consultant and researcher at Unilever’s ad agency Lintas in Hamburg. Later he worked as journalist and consultant in the markets adverstising, media and marketing. After four years as Director communications & PR at the TV-Station Sat.1 he bought the German trade publication “New Business” in 1997. Since then he has been working as publisher and Editor in Chief.
After being trained as a mechanical engineer, Peter Klein Sprokkelhorst decided to join the paper-processing industry. In 1982 he became managing director of Zedek Deventer Holland (which today belongs to the Smurfit Kappa Group) and turned the company into a major display and packaging supplier in Europe. He retired in 2008, but with 45 years of experience is still active as an independent consultant.