A word from the president
With our upcoming 60th Annual Conference, I am excited to report that the Working Programme, which has been reformulated this year by moderators Jacques Geijsen, Afera Marketing chairman and managing director EMEA at American Biltrite, Inc. (B), and Evert Smit, Afera Technical Committee chairman and head of R&D at Lohmann GmbH & Co. KG, is shaping up to be interesting and useful. Feel free to contact both moderators with any questions and comments you may have.
With Turin in mind, Afera News visits the in-depth conversation we had with industry experts at our Hamburg Conference about “Managing at the speed of change”. What these members across the adhesive tape supply chain had to say about tuning into our customers, flexibility, cash, innovation, patents, managing complexity, and much more, reminds us that there are important business variables both related to and beyond daily survival of our businesses.
Also in Hamburg, Dr. Bernhard Momper, manager of R&D/AT Adhesives & Fibres, Emulsions Polymers at Celanese GmbH, discussed the latest issues attached to raw materials for the adhesives industry. In this issue of Afera News, he shares the highlights of his popular presentation.
Former Afera speaker Giuseppe Caltabiano has recently changed positions from head of content marketing at Schneider Electric to NewsCred, and he continues to keep us up to date on building up effective content marketing programmes.
I hope you are enjoying a sunny and successful summer!