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Friday, July 6, 2012

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.

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).

Finat, founded in Paris in 1958 and headquartered in The Hague (The Netherlands), is the world-wide association for manufacturers of self-adhesive labels and related products and services. With 600 members in over 50 countries around the world, Finat has much to offer to label converters and all suppliers to the labeling industry in terms of information exchange and the opportunity to network internationally.