Trendwatcher. Founder, CEO and head of Foresight at the infuture hatalska foresight institute. Natalia is a graduate of the University of Gdansk and Poznan University of Economics. Having gained a place on the prestigious Joseph Conrad Scholarship program she also studied at the London Business School, UK. Natalia has been a judge in various advertising and promotional contests. She is a member of the Board of Experts ThinkTank Polska and writes the http://hatalska.com blog, which is recognized as one of the most influential blogs in Poland. She was awarded the Silver Carrot by Geek Girls Carrots for being a role model for women working in new technology. In January 2017 the editors of the magazine Wysokie Obcasy cited her as one of the 50 most influential women in Poland.
Carlo has nearly 20 years background in public and private businesses always at the forefront of mobility and innovation. Passionate in new technology and EV industry, he is marketing director of Local Motors with the goal of positioning the brand and supporting business development. The last 4 years served as marketing director and corporate relations of Energica Motor Company innovative premium high tech electric motorcycle company, setting strategic partnerships and launching operations in Europe and US. Before that he spent more than 10 years on new mobility services specially in sharing industry. He designed and run operations of car sharing since early 2000, in Italy and beyond (Australia). Being member of the board of Clickutility On earth he supported launch of Car2go and Mytaxi in Italy.
Jeremy is responsible for Design across Diageo’s current brands and new products worldwide. Diageo is the world’s leading premium drinks business with an outstanding collection of beverage alcohol brands across spirits, beer and wine. These brands include Johnnie Walker, Crown Royal, J&B, Windsor, Buchanan’s and Bushmills whiskies, Smirnoff, Ciroc and Ketel One vodkas, Baileys, Captain Morgan, Tanqueray and Guinness. Jeremy’s role is to transform Diageo’s Design capability and output. He is passionate about the way Design can connect on an emotional level with consumers and about consistently delivering the highest standards of ideas and execution. Prior to joining Diageo, Jeremy was Head of Design for Tesco Stores Ltd. His early career was spent working as a Design Consultant and University Lecturer. Jeremy graduated with an Honours Degree in Design and has a Master of Arts Degree by research. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts, Board Director of the Design Business Association and part of the Design Commission which advises the UK government on design policy. Jeremy is married with two children, ages 17 and 13, and is a keen photographer and active sportsman.
Stefan is a senior creative, innovative marketing and packaging specialist with 16 years’ Global experience. Developed working with iconic brands and retailers across the Global Fortune 500. He is an active speaker and contributor at leading industry events and publications. He has extensive expertise and in-depth insight of the retail and FMCG industry. Stefan is operating at the cutting edge of future innovation within packaging, providing a more holistic and pragmatic perspective that delivers in the fast paced world of consumer goods.
Eric Fresnel has started to work at Sleever International more than 20 years ago after a professional experience in North America. In 2000 he took over presidency and has led the company since then. His main fields of interest are marketing, design new industrial technologies and environmental concerns.
Essi Lauri is a Product Manager at Stora Enso, a leading provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wooden constructions and paper on global markets. Essi is responsible for Stora Enso’s carton board brands Tambrite and CKB. She has worked at Stora Enso since 2005 in various positions in product management, business controlling and investor relations, being located in Finland and in Germany. Last year Essi was heading a research project that was looking into consumer insights on packaging in the UK, Germany and China. Essi has studied international business in Finland and she holds a MBA degree from Henley Business School, University of Reading.
One of the three eponymous founders, Ian Ritchie has been the creative lead at Jones Knowles Ritchie since 1990, when he co-founded the design agency. In that time his team has played a key role in creating some of the world’s most recognisable, loved and successful brands. From the outset, Ian has been insistent that jkr is an agency where people can realise their potential. For 26 years now Ian has supported the ambitions of the UK’s most talented creatives and designers, and the outcome has been beautiful work with a commercial impact. It has ignited the careers of not only jkr people but also their clients – many of the agency’s early clients are now in some of the most senior roles in European business. In the 26 years since, jkr has become known as an agency that thinks before it acts, that produces charismatic design, and that can be relied upon to produce work which may not be safe or obvious, but which is always effective. With a creative team that has the time and space to think, rather than purely do, jkr is aiming to stand apart in a design sector that can at times feel ever more homogenous and commoditised.
Carsten kicked off in his career in medicine and information technology. By the time he realized it was time to go for a real profession, he dived into design and graduated in visual communication. He has served national and international clients while working for over 12 years with international brand and design agencies. Carsten hopped on board at Pacproject in late 2015 where he has been designing happily ever after.
André has vast experience from brand development, packaging design and consumer interaction for FMCG Brands as well as corporate identities. He has worked with everything from iconic global brands to local heavy metal record labels, always aiming to bring out the personality of each product or service, creating new and unexpected ways of using material, packaging and colours in new contexts. The client list includes major brands such as H&M, the leading Swedish skin care brands ACO Hud and Oriflame, Sweden’s number 1 food retailer ICA, Kraft (Mondeléz) to name a few, as well as smaller challenger and cutting edge brands such as René Voltaire (organic food) plus cultural organisations like Stockholm’s City Theatre and The Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. André is CEO and founder of Silver Designkontoret.
After graduating in economics Stefano started to work with the biggest Branding company in Italy in 1996. In 2009 he opened NEOM ‒ strategic branding ‒ together with two Creative Directors.They created the agency to express their most important values: creativity, strategy and relationship and now all their efforts are focused both on creating excellence for clients and living happy lives. Stefano is interested in life itself and spends most of the remaining time with my wife and our four children.
Patrizia Moschella graduated in the Sociology of Cultural Process in Milan with a thesis entitled ‘Investing in the future’, which focused on the sociology of cultural processes, in particular the transmission of knowledge and culture between generations. Following graduation Patrizia worked in qualitative research with some respected international research institutions (Eurisko, Doxa, RQ, Synergia), specialising in social research, especially in the fields of education and creativity. This culminated in the publication of a well-received essay on expressive research entitled L’Educazione Diffusa in L’ancora del Mediterraneo, 2003. Since 2004 she has worked at NABA, where she is currently the Course Leader of the Bachelor of Arts degree course in Graphic Design and Art Direction, as well as Brand Design teacher. Another notable area of work is her ongoing participation in interdisciplinary platforms and inter-university activities, including socio-cultural projects and participation with the Milan municipality.
Luca Ferreccio graduated in Visual Design at SPD Scuola Politecnica di Design, Milan. At the start of his professional career he worked in leading international agencies specializing in packaging design. He has since worked with major communication agencies such as Carmi e Ubertis Milano, and is currently Professor of Packaging Design at Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti NABA, Milano. Luca is a co-founder of SoFar/SoNear Milano, one of the most contemporary textile collections of high-end fabrics, which offers architects, as well as the broader hospitality sector, a bespoke design-based service. SFSN was inspired by Luca’s own long multidisciplinary experience in packaging, as well as in environmental and interior design.
Gregorio is a multidisciplinary freelance designer based in Milan, with experience of ten years working in different areas of communication and design (branding, fashion, web, ui/ux). He has worked as a graphic designer, art director and creative director, as well as teaching design at NABA (Milano) and the New School of Architecture & Design (San Diego). Gregorio has experience in developing his own creative ideas but he has also worked to a tighter brief in cooperation with leading companies in the fashion industry or directing design projects in other industries. For example, he launched and managed his own street wear brand, but has also headed a small communication agency which ventured into proximity marketing and innovation. Activities included designing user interfaces and websites for major companies across different industries and designing graphics for fashion brands that appeared on catwalks at major fashion week events around the world.
Luca graduated in graphic design at NABA in December 2017. He is interested in technology, cars and future research. This passion for future forecasting inspires his conceptual design work. He worked as Web Designer at SAS in Milan and he is currently working at 150UP, a digital branding agency. He has been hired as IX and UX designer. Luca’s hardest challenge is designing his digital work with good aesthetics, but without losing usability. He works hard everyday to create good design and produce interfaces that can be used without any explanations. He is keen on creating a mixture with appealing design and ergonomic design.