Almut Reichart is a senior scientist at the German Environment Agency responsible for pulp and paper environmental issues including sector recommendations for Germany and Europe. She chairs the German working group “Best Available Techniques for Pulp and Paper Industry” and manages research for best available techniques, or unwanted substances, in the life cycle of paper products.
As secretary general of Intergraf, the European Federation for Print and Digital Communication, and of the World Print & Communication Forum, Beatrice has expert knowledge of the graphical industries sector. Together with her Intergraf team Beatrice works on European policies affecting the printing industry and ensures that the graphic industry’s voice is heard at EU level. She works on the development of ISO Standards, organises large international conferences and exhibitions for the security printing industry and contributes to the certification for security printers. She studied Business administration as well as European Studies and International Management in Germany and France. Beatrice is German and has worked and lived in France, Germany, the US and Belgium.
Erik Ohls worked for several years for UPM before his retirement. He graduated from Helsinki Technical University, Paper Technology. Worked in the Finnish paper industry in Finland and abroad. He was mostly involved in technical issues of customer services and global technical marketing. Activities includes memberships in customer organisations in North America and Europe.
Jean-François Robert, Technical Director for the paper-cardboard and glass sectors at Citeo — the French Producer Responsibility Organization dedicated to paper and packaging. Within the Ecodesign team, his mission is to steer R&D and co-ordinate eco-modulation to these products to encourage companies to adopt the best eco-design practices.
Martin Gercke is the vice president technical sales at Stora Enso. He is responsible for the global technical customer service team in the Paper Division of Stora Enso since 2012. Program director for Stora Enso Print & Paper Academies since 2015. Background in paper engineering and degree in logistics management. Member of OPHAL board.
Managing editor of over 20 international cross industry projects for Web Offset Champion Group, PrintCity, icmPrint, and OPHAL. Entered the industry as an apprentice printer in the UK, followed by 20 years in Australia working in print production and management. Returned to Europe working in Munich and Madrid for the Eurografica consultancy, followed by business development for MEGTEC. Studies include printing technology in the UK, management in Australia, and Masters in industrial marketing, Paris CNAM. Associate of Ecograf, principal of Virtual Industrial Marketing.