INTRODUCING & WELCOME: Marthe GLONNER | QMarkets | Marthe Glonner is burning for innovation.

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Marthe Glonner | Senior Commercial Manager | Qmarkets


After graduating from the Schloß Salem School near the Bodensee, and holding various key roles in France and the UK, she completed an Advanced Business Certification as Administrative Assistant in Berlin and studied economic sciences at Ludwig-Maximilian-University in Munich, with a focus on strategic management and marketing. Afterwards she worked for “genua”, a medium-sized German company for IT-security solutions as a key account manager. Her responsibilities were to support complex global accounts in close coordination with customers, product development and delivery in a high-end market. Major public sector agencies like the German Federal Government and  the City of Munich were just a few of her key accounts.

Since April 2017, Marthe is responsible for leading Operations and directing Qmarkets German, Swiss and Austrian Teams. She is happy to share a variety of success stories from Qmarkets customers all over the world and help companies to be successful in a globalized and fast changing world.

Marthe lives with her family in the Munich area.



Inspired by the philosophy of “The wisdom of the crowds”, Qmarkets was founded in 2006, with the goal of developing a software that will help organizations exploit the collective opinion of a group of stakeholders for making better business decisions.

Today Qmarkets is the leading provider of collective intelligence solutions for enterprises from a wide range of business sectors. With offices in the US, Europe & Australia and with the R&D center in Israel, Qmarkets is the principal provider of idea & innovation management software with a true global footprint.

In addition to our idea & innovation management software, we offer a wide suite of collective intelligence solutions, including CrowdVoting, collaborative process improvement, a dedicated tech-scouting platform, prediction markets, specialized hackathon platform, disruptive innovation engine and live workshop software. Our suite of solutions enable organizations to collaborate with their stakeholders, employees or customers, discovering valuable groundbreaking ideas while running an effective and efficient process.

As we continue to grow, we still strive to stay true to our core values and to work with each and every client on configuring a solution that will fit their exact innovation management needs and requirements. As always, we are 100% committed to all our clients and users that help us prove every day that the wisdom of the crowds can provide amazing business results.

Qmarkets – idea management & innovation management software

INTRODUCING & WELCOME : Jim NORDMEYER | Vice President of Global Sustainability | O-I (Owens Illinois)

Jim Nordmeyer is Vice President of Global Sustainability, at Owens-Illinois Inc. (NYSE: OI). He is based at the company’s world headquarters in Perrysburg, Ohio.


As Vice President, Nordmeyer has responsibility for development and execution of O-I’s global sustainability strategy. This strategy aligns with O-I’s customers growing interest on sustainability, enhances business performance and supports the long-term growth of the organization.  Jim works collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders defining the priorities and resource requirements needed to drive sustainability throughout the organization. Additionally, he serves as the internal leader and “go to” expert for sustainability, monitoring emerging trends, programs and issues, and communicating and educating others on sustainability topics.

Nordmeyer joined O-I in 2006 and has held multiple roles including: Vice President, North America Supply Chain; Vice President Global ERP systems; Vice President, Global Business Processes; and most recently led the integration of the Vitro Food and Beverage business acquisition.

Before joining O-I, Nordmeyer spent 28 years in the chemicals and plastics industry with PolyOne, The Geon Company and BFGoodrich in various roles from environmental compliance to Director of Operations.

Nordmeyer is green belt certified in Lean Six Sigma and holds a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, IN.


O-I (Owens-Illinois)

As the world’s leading glass container manufacturer, O-I has more than a century of experience crafting pure, sustainable, brand-building glass packaging for many of the world’s best-known food and beverage brands. We are proud to provide high quality glass packaging for beer, wine, spirits, food, non-alcoholic beverages, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. We also produce beautiful tableware and stemware for household use.


Our belief in glass is so strong that we started a movement to transform the way people think and feel about glass– Glass Is Life™. Hundreds of thousands of people around the world have been inspired to celebrate the benefits of glass including taste, health, quality, brand-building potential, and sustainability.


With an unparalleled impact spanning 79 plants in 23 countries, O-I is the only truly global maker of glass packaging.

Presentation Title

A Clear View from the Outside In: Glass in the Circular Economy



Gertrude Eder

Gertrude Eder is an independent business consultant with a focus on Leadership, General Management and Organisation, Strategy and Business Development, Industrial Marketing and Branding, Coaching of Managers and Junior Managers.

Gertrude Eder spent most of her business life in the paper industry and trade, having been managing director of Brigl &Bergmeister GmbH for about 14 years and recently MD of Roxcel GmbH.

She started her career as marketing Manager in Leykam-Mürztaler (now mills of the Sappi Group and Norske Skog resp) and was sales manager at Hamburger/Rieger (now Prinzhorn Group).

Gertrude Eder is a graduate of Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien.


Katja Hansen | External Advisor | EPEA

Katja Hansen is a practitioner, executive trainer, mentor and author in product & process innovation and infrastructure development using the Cradle to Cradle (C2C) Design framework that forms the basis for the Circular Economy. She has organized innovation projects with companies, NGOs, and international agencies since 1992, and continuing today.

Her extensive experience with EU innovation projects started in 1992 when she was appointed Scientific Director of a European Commission sponsored project for transferring water recycling and algae production technologies from China to Brazil. The systems today are used by more than ten thousand residents on the island nation of Haiti. The projects recycle nutrients for aquaculture and agricultural production while purifying wastewater to European discharge standards. The projects were the first to demonstrate the poverty alleviation element of Cradle to Cradle® methodologies. Her resulting co–‐authored publication “Guide to Wastewater Recycling in Tropical Climates” was the first publication to be published by the European Commission on water recycling in such regions. http://www.hamburger–‐

From 2009–‐2012, she managed the Cradle to Cradle Islands project for EPEA, an EU Interreg IVB project to develop innovative solutions in the field of energy, water and materials, using Cradle to Cradle® principles as a guide .

She is conceptual founder of the published Nutrient Certificate concept, also known as Material Passports, which is a key tool for materials banking. She co–‐developed a €10 million EU Horizon2020 R&D initiative on Buildings as Material Banks .

She co–‐created the Carlsberg Circular Community (CCC) announced at the 2014 World Economic Forum at Davos. The CCC is among the largest Cradle to Cradle and circular economy supplier communities, with combined revenues exceeding $30 billion http://we–‐–‐stories/carlsberg–‐circular–‐communit.html .

She works as a senior consultant with EPEA Internationale Umweltforschung, is the chief scientific advisor to the Cradle to Cradle e.V. and a research fellow at Technische Universität München as well as lecturer for the EMF/Bradford CE executive training course.

She is Director of the Healthy Printing Alliance, a network aiming to optimize print products so they can be recycled safely and returned to the environment as resources

She has a degree in environmental engineering and has specialised expertise in for example bio–‐based materials, wastewater re–‐use and soil quality in urban environments, as well as how to improve indoor environmental quality.

Presentation Title
Upcycling Packaging with Cradle to Cradle Design

Presentation Abstract
The speech will describe how the Cradle to Cradle Design Protocol transforms the design of products & packaging by focusing on positive impacts instead of minimizing negative impacts. Examples range from buildings that improve the productivity of occupants to the Carlsberg Circular Community of packaging suppliers and the Healthy Printing Alliance of buyers and suppliers. A systemic change toward circular value chains requires all actors in the supply network to work together to drive that change.


EPEA Internationale Umweltforschung GmbH


EPEA Internationale Umweltforschung (Environmental Protection Encouragement Agency) was founded in 1987 by Dr. Michael Braungart. As an internationally active scientific research and consultancy institute we work with actors and companies from economy, politics and science and support them in the introduction of circular processes. We combine chemistry, biology and environmental science with product optimization and product development. We look beyond borders – and begin there with our work.

Our headquarter is located in Hamburg in the historic building of the Patriotic Society. We have satellites and subsidiaries worldwide – among others in the Netherlands, Taiwan and Switzerland.




Sophie Kieselbach has a MSc. in Ecology and has been working for 10 years at thinkstep, formerly known as PE International. She is an experienced Senior Consultant with a demonstrated history of designing, managing and successfully executing projects across a broad spectrum of environmental services.

Her primary area of expertise is the use of Life Cycle Assessment for answering requests from the wood, paper and construction sectors. Beyond these three focal industries, Sophie has gained extensive insights into the broader consumer goods & packaging, as well as the mobility &energy sectors, through various private, national and EU-level projects. In terms of the services spectrum, beyond her in-depth LCA knowledge, she is experienced in conducting projects intended for Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs), delivering trainings of both theory (LCA) and software (GaBi software suite) and certifications according ISO 14001.


Sophie Kieselbach is a senior member of the Food, Agriculture and Renewable Materials (FARM) team at thinkstep, where she is the primary contact for EPDs, and wood- and paper-related questions. Based near Innsbruck, she is responsible for developing and responding to the Austrian as well as the CEE market in terms of product and corporate sustainability issues.


ABOUT thinkstep



Sustainability Consulting and Software

thinkstep enables organizations worldwide to succeed sustainably. Our industry-leading sustainability software, data and consulting services help businesses drive operational excellence, product innovation, brand value and regulatory compliance. With a global presence in 19 countries we serve more than 2,000 companies, including 40 percent of the Fortune 500 such as BASF, Hewlett-Packard, Interface, Renault, Siemens and Unilever.


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Kirsi Seppäläinen | Vice President | Strategic projects, Biomaterials Division, Stora Enso


What a tree can do –

Innovation as enabler for circular economy

“We have used trees and pulp for paper for many centuries. However, this sustainable and renewable raw material can do much more. New technologies help us to separate the valuable fractions of the tree more efficiently and use them into applications replacing current fossil-based materials – products that are renewable, reusable and recyclable. The components of the tree: cellulose, hemi-cellulose and lignin can create applications replacing  plastics, carbon fibres, polyester, phenols – almost anything that is made from fossil-based materials today.”

Kirsi Seppäläinen


Member of Biomaterials division management team since March 2012. Responsible strategy process, various strategic projects, marketing communications,branding and multisite certification. Prior to this position managerial responsibilities in communications, marketing and sustainability at Stora Enso, Metsä-Botnia, Uponor and Helvar Merca Group with international focus. Stora Enso Pathbuilders’ programme 2012-2013 and Pathbreakers’ programme in 2015, both programmes focusing on strategy and innovation with IMD.

About Stora Enso

Part of the bioeconomy, Stora Enso is a leading provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wooden constructions and paper globally. Our customers include packaging producers, brand owners, paper and board producers, publishers, retailers, print houses, converters, and joinery and construction companies.  Stora Enso has some 26 000 employees in over 30 countries. Our sales in 2017 were EUR 10 billion, with an operational EBIT of EUR 1 billion.

We believe that everything that is made from fossil-based materials today can be made from a tree tomorrow. Our materials are renewable, reusable and recyclable, and form the building blocks for a range of innovative solutions that can help replace products based on fossil fuels and other non-renewable materials.  Biomaterials division offers a wide variety of pulp grades to meet the demands of paper, board, tissue, textile and hygiene product producers. We also develop new ways to maximise the value extractable from the wood as well as other kinds of lignocellulosic biomasses. The extracted sugars and lignin hold potential for use in a range of applications.




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The European Retail Round Table (ERRT) brings together the CEOs of Europe’s leading international retail companies. They are active in a variety of retail markets, including food, furniture, fashion, and electronics, amongst others. Each retailer has both physical stores as well as multichannel operations in Europe. The retail sector is of fundamental importance to the European economy and the well-being of EU citizens.



ERRT promotes a Single Market in Retail, the delivery of a more sustainable consumption model, and the creation of new market opportunities globally. ERRT is registered under the European Union Transparency Register with the ID Number 15751468852-52. Mission Statement ERRT shares its members’ collective ideas with the objective to better enable retailers to give Europe’s consumers better access to the benefits of the Single Market, and to promote the delivery of a more sustainable consumption model.

To achieve this, ERRT contributes to public policy debate that impacts its members and Europe’s consumers, promoting policy choices that create opportunities both in the Single Market and in the global economy. Drivers of innovation, many retailers are today pursuing multichannel strategies combining the advantages of a store network with the advantages of online selling.

However, while the internet should, in theory, act as enabler of cross-border trade, in practice it merely exposes the barriers to a Single Market both to retailers and to consumers. The Digital Single Market is incomplete due to the absence of a Single Market in Retail. Shoppers are unable to benefit from the potential of the Single Market. ERRT therefore proposes a comprehensive policy initiative to create the conditions under which retailers and shoppers will be able to take full advantage of the opportunities of the Single Market both offline and online. Rigorous enforcement of existing Single Market legislation is crucial to delivering the promises of the Single Market to citizens.


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THE CONFERENCE WELCOMES ADELINE FARRELLY | FEVE ( EU Federation for Glass Packaging and Tableware Producers)

Who is FEVE

FEVE is the Federation of European manufacturers of glass containers and machine-made glass tableware. Its members produce over 20 million tonnes of glass per year. The association has some 60 corporate members belonging to approximately 20 independent corporate groups. Manufacturing plants are located across 23 European States and include global blue chip and major companies working for the world’s biggest consumer brands.



About the Container Glass Industry

The European container glass industry provides a wide range of glass packaging products for food and beverages as well flacons for perfumery, cosmetics and pharmacy to their European and world customers. With its 162 manufacturing plants distributed all over Europe, it is an important contributor to Europe’s real economy and provides employment to about 50,000 people, while creating a large number of job opportunities along the total supply chain.

About Glass
As packaging, glass containers assure the preservation, safe delivery and attractive presentation of a vast array of consumer products, supplied to European and world markets. Whether used for drinks, food, cosmetics, perfumes or pharmaceuticals, glass plays a vital role in supporting European trade and commerce. Glass is 100 percent recyclable, virtually inert and preserves the original taste of the products it contains. Food and drinks need the protection of its container to preserve purity, because health is not only in the ingredients but also in the packaging that preserves these ingredients. Consumers who believe glass is the best packaging option for their preferred food and drinks support glass by joining the Friends of Glass movement on



In June 2008, Adeline was appointed Secretary General of FEVE, the EU Federation for Glass Packaging and Tableware Producers.  She is Member of the Board of Glass Alliance Europe and holds the post of Secretary General on a rotating basis.

Adeline has spent 25 years in Brussels working for various private and institutional organisations including the EU Commission, EU Parliament, Deloitte, and EuropaBio – the EU association for biotechnology industries.

Born in Ireland in 1963, Adeline holds a degree in political science from University College Dublin (UCD) and later earned a marketing qualification from the Marketing Institute of Ireland.     She is an active member of the Countess Markievicz group supporting women for election.


  • Glass Packaging and the circular Economy : two visions under the same label.
  • focus on the circular life of glass and how its on track and trend with both the market and the EU policy agenda today.
  • Adeline will take you through a few stats and outlook for the industry.

THE CONFERENCE WELCOMES COREY REARDON | President & CEO. | AWA (Alexander Watson Associates)

AWA Alexander Watson Associates is a global business-to-business market research, publishing, events and advisory services company with a unique focus on the specialty packaging, coating, and converting industries.





Established in 1971 by Alexander Watson, the company has almost fifty years of experience with providing focused, practical, reliable, and cost-effective information. In these years, AWA has earned a reputation for a high degree of integrity in maintaining the confidentiality and trust of its industry information sources. As an added guarantee of consistency and quality assurance, AWA’s Principals are personally involved at every stage of a project. In June 1999 Alexander Watson turned the company over to Corey Reardon, the current President & CEO.

AWA has offices around the globe and a devoted team of experts who work hard to solve problems and support your information needs.