Afera believes that putting industry heads together will benefit individual businesses and extend the product and market possibilities for the adhesive tape industry as a whole. With this in mind, during three recent Annual Conferences, Afera’s committees organised ‘Captains of Industry’ debates among today’s top managers to get them to open up about their personal and company views on a variety of hot topics: management and leadership, strategy, markets, trends in Asia and developing countries, consolidation, commodity versus specialty businesses, raw materials, technology and innovation, workforce, content marketing, etc.
Participants have included leaders from Lohmann, HB Fuller, Novamelt, Guzzetti, Advance Tapes, Novacel, Nitto, Avery Dennison, ChemQuest Group, Parafix, tesa, 3M, and PSTC. Topics and questions were submitted to Afera's management team beforehand by Afera members. Annual Conference participants have routinely rated the Captains of Industry debates as the highlight of the working programmes.
Access Afera’s recent Captains of Industry debates
2016 – Hamburg, Germany – “Managing at the speed of change" - Industry experts discuss flexibility, cash, innovation, patents and managing complexity
2015 – Marseille, France – “The next frontier" - Captains of industry discuss collaboration, innovation, luck & the importance of managing daily business
2009 – Cracow, Poland – “Growth in a crisis”