Exekutiv Director | Flexible Packaging Europe (FPE)
Guido Aufdemkamp is Executive Director of the Flexible Packaging Europe (FPE), the industry association representing the interests of more than 80 small, medium-sized companies, and multinational manufacturers with more than 350 sites in Europe. Almost half of the Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) in Europe, excluding beverages, are packed with flexible packaging made of different materials, mainly plastics, aluminium, and paper. Examples include all kind of packaged foods such as pet food, personal, household care products, medical and pharma which all rely on flexible packaging.
Guido Aufdemkamp is an economist by education and has been working for German and European flexible packaging and aluminium associations since 2003. His main expertise is market analysis, sustainability and recycling, communications, advocacy, but also food contact legislation.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hans-Josef Endres
Head of the Institute for Plastics and Recycling Technology (IKK) | Leibniz Universität Hannover (LUH)
1991 Graduated in mechanical engineering from the Ruhr University Bochum
1995 Doctorate (Dr.-Ing.) under Prof. Dr. Ing. Dr. h.c. Erhard Hornbogen
Since 2019 University professor, head of the Institute for Plastics and Recycling Technology (IKK) at Leibniz Universität Hannover (LUH)
2013-2019 Head of the Fraunhofer WKI Application Centre for Wood Fibre and Composite Research (HOFZET)
1999-2019 University professor, head of the Institute for Bioplastics and Biocomposites (IfBB) at Hannover University of Applied Sciences and Arts
1998-1999 Division Manager ThyssenKrupp AG
1992-1999 Head of department Buck Werke GmbH&Co
Dr. Ivan Ong
Vice President, Research & Development | Microban International
As Vice President of Research and Development at Microban International, Dr. Ivan Ong leads a large team of engineers, scientists, microbiologists and chemists in managing the company’s extensive innovation pipeline. Ivan has served in a variety of increasingly significant roles during his 25-year tenure, including product development and innovations management. His teams continue to lead the industry in pioneering and commercialising antimicrobial and odour control technologies in more than 1,000 products globally.
Prior to joining Microban, Ivan was a post-doctoral research fellow at The Johns Hopkins University, with a focus on organometallic semiconductor materials and polymer light emitting diodes for low energy displays. Ivan holds a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science from Duke University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Materials Science and Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University.