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FINAT Young Managers Club (YMC) goes global

After a successful summit last year, the FINAT Young Managers Club (YMC) is holding its first ever Global YMC Congress, open to both YMC members and non-members, at Westin Hotel in Berlin, Germany on 28-30 November 2012 .

The Young Managers - Truly International!

One of the most notable recent FINAT innovations has been the establishment of the Young Managers Club for industry managers under-40. Meanwhile the club has expanded significantly on its initial focus of succession planning within the many industry SMEs. "Since its origin in 2009, FINAT’s YMC has run several successful meetings and workshops from which the idea to organize a first global congress was born," says Francesc Egea, of IPE Innovaciones Para Etiquetajes, Spain and chairman of YMC. "Meanwhile we are pleased to see the progress we have made in our global approach by collaborating with our colleagues from LMAI in India, TLMI in US and VskE in Germany - the hosting association/country of this very first edition."

“To date we have attracted 63 members from across the globe. They represent a mix of managers from local family run businesses, but also middle- and higher-level managers from larger label converters and suppliers alike. As in our industry in general, we have predominantly male members, hence I'd like to launch a call particularly to all female professionals to join and strengthen our YMC," says Dana Kilarska of, Purgina, Slovakia, board member and treasurer of YMC.

Outlines of the YMC Global Congress

Under the umbrella “Young Managers, let's challenge the future”, the congress provides both international networking opportunities and the opportunity to share experiences and obtain knowledge from industry experts all over the world. The congress brings workshops and presentations on a broad variety of topics. On the agenda:

Thursday, 29 November

10.45 -11.00 hrs             Opening and welcome

11.00 -11.45 hrs             Presentations of the various YMC’s

11.45 -13.15 hrs             Next Generation or new Generation? (presentation/+ workshop)

      by Renate Kenter MA, de Ruijter Strategie bv NL

14.30 – 15.15 hrs          Developing an environmental management policy that makes economic and business sense

      by Mike Fairley, Tarsus Exhibitions & Publishing (Labels & Labeling)

15.45 – 17.15 hrs           Presentation/Workshop: Decision Making

by Dr. Isabel M. Welpe, University of Technology Munich

Friday, 30 November

09.15 – 10.45 hrs           Presentation/Workshop: Strategic Planning

by Alex Elezaj, TLMI/Whitlam Label Company, USA

10.45 – 11.15 hrs           India: Opportunities and Challenges

by Sandeep Zaveri, President LMAI

11.45 – 12.30 hrs           Burnout – How to recognize, to prevent and to deal with it

by Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hegerl, Klinik für Psychiatrie & Psychotherapie at the Leipzig University

13.45 – 15.15 hrs           Presentation/Workshop: Collaboration between international companies/countries

by Santiago Mirabet, Mirabet Consulting

15.15 hrs                       Closure of the congress

The YMC Board  is comprised of: Chairman Francesc Egea, IPE-Innovaciones (Spain), Vice Chairman Nicola Motetta, Euroadhesiv (Italy), Treasurer Dana Kilarska, Purgina (Slovakia), PR/Membership Recruitment responsible Bibiana Rodriguez, Rotatek (Spain) and Programme Managers Peter Dhondt, CERM (Belgium) and Pawandeep Sahni, Weldon Celloplast (India).

For full details on how to join YMC and the YMC Global Congress go to