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FINAT Young Managers Club (YMC) Announces its Summit 2013 Programme

The FINAT Young Managers Club (YMC) announces the full programme of its second summit. Open to both YMC members and non-members under the age of 40, this year's edition will be held at the Hilton hotel, Warsaw, Poland on 7-8 November 2013.

Since its origin in 2009, FINAT's YMC club has grown significantly and currently represents a dynamic and truly international group of 73 of young entrepreneurs under -40, representing companies, indirect or direct suppliers and converters alike, that play an active role in the global labeling value chain.

"These future leaders of our industry find in the Young Managers Club an ideal platform to build up their international network among peers who face the same challenges," says Kurt Walker, FINAT President. "Participating to educational events such as the YMC summit, brings an excellent foundation for the exchange of ideas, forges strong professional and personal relationships and helps contributing to the growth and success of their businesses."


Dana Kilarska

"The YMC members are passionate about the industry and their work, and passion is infectious in young businesses, as it is in life," comments Dana Kilarska, newly appointed president of the YMC club and second generation label converter professional at Purgina, Slovakia.

More with less

This year's theme 'Great Ideas with Limited Resources' reflects the current economic reality young industry managers are operating in. Having to accomplish more with limited resources requires a flexible business dynamic and new managerial skills. Buzz words such as innovation, creativity, optimization and leadership need to being turned into operational 'excellence'. How to design and implement and innovation strategy? How to transform an idea into a marketable product or service? This and many more inspirational and educational guidance will be provided during the summit.

Programme YMC Summit 2013

Thursday, 7 November

13.30 - 13.45 hrs Opening and welcome

13.45 - 15.45 hrs Business Model Innovation workshop by Dr. Stephan Jung, Gamma Capital Partners & Mag. Ilse Klanner, Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (AT)

15.45 - 16.15 hrs Networking Break

16.15 - 18.15 hrs Continuation Business Model Innovation workshop

Friday, 8 November

08.45 - 09.45 hrs Lean Manufacturing by Paolo Cordonatto, Avery Dennison

09.45 - 10.30 hrs Trends and opportunities in the label industry by Roger Pellow, Tarsus

10.30 - 11.00 hrs Networking break

11.00 - 13.00 hrs Lean Manufacturing workshop by Mag; Andreas Sattlberger, Syn Group Management Consulting GmbH (AT)

14.00 hrs Company visit label printer in Warsaw

For full details on how to join YMC and the YMC Summit 2013, please visit the FINAT booth in Hall 11 (P40) at Labelexpo where the Young Managers Club delegates welcome existing and new members. Or go to