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About the event

Welcome to the Juice Summit TV!

The Juice Summit is adapting to the challenges the world is facing and will be presented to you in a total digital form this year. With the same quality as previous years, the Juice Summit TV will provide a genuine and dynamic forum for all industry players and their worldwide suppliers. The AIJN, together with its partners IFU and SGF, is preparing a stimulating agenda covering a wide variety of topical issues which determine the business environment of today, as well as challenges for tomorrow. With a record participation, the Juice Summit is the global, annual conference which guarantees the presence of renowned industry experts who are active on both the European and international juice scene. Our speakers and panelists will also share their understanding and vision of the future of the fruit juice industry with you. As the previous editions have shown, the annual Juice Summit is a unique networking opportunity for fruit juice executives from around the globe and this year being online, will not be any different.

Speakers

Douglas Lamont

CEO - Innocent Drinks

Douglas is the CEO of innocent drinks and the co-chair of The Better Business Act.  He is a passionate advocate for business as a force for good and building businesses that balance people, profit and planet.

He has been CEO at innocent drinks since 2013, having joined the company in 2006.  As CEO, he has overseen rapid expansion of the business into new markets in Europe and Asia and new product ranges, more than doubling the size of the company to €500m of turnover.  In parallel, innocent’s commitment to people and planet has been strengthened under his leadership; becoming a B Corp in 2018; committing to Net Zero by 2030 at the latest; and through its 10% of profits to charity pledge, enabling the innocent Foundation to do ground-breaking work in the fight against Severe Acute Malnutrition.

Douglas was appointed Co-Chair of the Better Business Act (BBA) coalition of more than 500 UK businesses in December 2020, campaigning for changes to company law that would see directors having clearer legal responsibility to balance their commitment to people and planet as well as to shareholders.

Douglas brings 25 years of business experience to his role at innocent. He began his career in Corporate Finance at KPMG and spent seven years at Freeserve (merged with Orange in 2007) as Director of Corporate Development – leading the company from a start-up to become one of the UK’s leading internet service providers.  Prior to becoming CEO at innocent, he had a number of leadership roles, including Managing Director of This Water, and Marketing & Innovation Director.

Douglas has a Master’s degree from the University of Edinburgh and also studied at Harvard Business School.

Carrie Ruxton

Carrie Ruxton

Consultant, Fruit Juice Science Centre

Dr Carrie Ruxton is a dietitian and nutrition consultant who has been working with the fruit juice industry for more than 15 years. In 2020, she was instrumental in creating the Fruit Juice Science Centre which has the goal of communicating science and evidence about the role of fruit juices in the diet to consumers and key opinion leaders. Dr Ruxton also publishes scientific articles, appears in print and broadcast media regularly, and contributes her expertise to projects across the wider food industry, including for dietary supplements, tea, eggs, dairy foods, functional ingredients, and healthy snacks.

Hitendra Wadhwa

Professor of Practice at Columbia Business School and Founder and President at Mentora Institute

As Professor of Practice at Columbia Business School and Founder of the Mentora Institute, Hitendra Wadhwa has coached dozens of Fortune 100 C-suite executives and taught 10,000+ MBAs and Executives. His class on Personal Leadership & Success is one of the most popular at Columbia Business School, for which he has won the Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence.

Hitendra’s mission is to discover, codify and teach the laws of success in life and leadership. His research integrates the latest science of human nature, ancient wisdom, studies of great leaders, and the personal journeys of everyday heroes.

In his forthcoming book, Inner Mastery, Outer Impact, Hitendra brings a mathematician’s rigor and a truth-seeker’s spirit to some of today’s most vexing questions about authenticity, success, leadership, human potential, and more.

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Astrid Baeten

Program Manager, IDH

Astrid Baeten is Program Manager at IDH, the Sustainable Trade Initiative where she is coordinating the Sustainable Juice Covenant (SJC). SJC is an international initiative of leading players in the juice sector joining forces to improve the sustainability of juice supply chains across the globe. Astrid has a broad background within the sector of sustainable trade, having worked previously for FSI (the Floriculture Sustainability Initiative) and as sustainable sourcing manager at a large retailer.

Monique Behrend – Dullaert

Director Procurement and Agronomy, SVZ

Monique Dullaert ( 1978) is married and mother of a girl Maxime and son Guus,  lives near Breda, The Netherlands. She studied Economics and Law at Utrecht University ( 1998 – PhD 2004).

 

Cargill 2005 – 2007: Sales: Grain & Oilseed Supply Chain Europe

She started her career at Cargill as a commercial management trainee and Grain & Oilseed Supply Chain Europe (2005-2007).

Cargill 2007 – 2012: Buyer at Cargill Flavor Systems

From 2007 she was infected with the juice virus , starting to work at  Cargill Flavor Systems Amsterdam . Buying juice concentrates, purees, NFC’s, colorants, stabilizers and other ingredients was part of the daily tasks as well as managing positions, writing market reports and running projects.

Nutricia Medical Nutrition 2012-2013

Within Nutricia Medical Nutrition her tasks comprised the responsibility for the purchase of  distribution services like transport and packaging.

SVZ International 2013 -2015 Sales: Key Account manager

She returned to the juice industry as key account manager ( 2013-2015)  for SVZ International, daughter company of Royal Cosun.

SVZ International 2015 -2020 Sales: Key Account manager /Sales Lead Asia

Next to her key account management , her tasks comprises the function of sales lead Asia ( team of 4 people) as from December 2015.

SVZ International 2020 – present  Back into Buyers business: Procurement/Agronomy Director

Monique was appointed Procurement/Agronomy Director at SVZ International – Royal Cosun Industrial Fruit and Vegetables in April 2020.

Tim Berger

CEO, Eckes-Granini

Tim Berger (47) has been CEO of Eckes-Granini Group GmbH since August 2020. Prior to the change, he was responsible for the business in Western Europe of the Consumer Product Division at L’Oréal as Vice President. His other positions at L’Oréal included CEO in Peru, General Manager for Thailand, Laos and Cambodia, and Marketing Director for Germany.

His professional career began with various management positions at Henkel KGaA in marketing and in the international supply chain.

Guy Callebaut

Chairman Advisory Board - Global G.A.P.

Guy became Chairman of GLOBALG.A.P. in 2013. As Board member of the Association of Belgian Horticultural Cooperatives VBT Guy is guiding the concertation among producers’ cooperatives, in Belgium and abroad. As a farmer Guy is very much aware of the daily struggle to deliver safe and high quality products in a cost efficient and sustainable way.

Guy is active in the North-South cooperation, conducting on a regular basis expertise missions in West and Central Africa.

Kristen Carlson

Executive - Florida Citrus Processors

Kristen Carlson is Executive Director of Florida Citrus Processors Assn. She has also recently served as the Program Manager of Citrus Research and Field Trials Foundation Inc. She has held various legal, administrative and technical positions within the Florida citrus industry and national fruit juice industry for over 35 years.

As General Counsel to the Florida Department of Citrus, she has served as a regulator, contracts manager and political director for 12 years for the agency, also leading a national multi-agency investigation of orange juice adulteration.

She served as a founding member and officer of the Technical Committee for Juice and Juice Products, served as General Counsel to Juice Products Association and worked as the principal industry collaborator for the Codex Alimentarius Commission in the adoption of the Codex General Standard for Fruit Juices and Nectars (as President of the Legislation Commission for the International Federation of Fruit Juice Producers).

Annick Carpentier

Director General, Alliance of Beverage Cartons and the Environment

Annick has extensive policy and strategy experience in the area of EU sustainability and environmental policy. Before taking up her duties as ACE Director General, she worked at Eurometaux, the European Federation of the Non-Ferrous Metals Industry, as Sustainability Director. Prior to that, she was Secretary General of the International Confederation of Inspection and Certification Organisations (CEOC) and Deputy Managing Director at CEPI (the Confederation of European Paper Industries).

 Annick, a Belgian national, holds academic degrees in translation (German-English), in political sciences and a special degree in environmental management.

Ruvarashe Chinyemba

Head of Strategic Partnerships, Cabosse Naturals (a startup of Barry Callebaut Group)

During her 7 years at Barry Callebaut, Ruvarashe has held a variety of pioneering roles aimed at finding compelling ways to create shared value from cacaofruit farmers all the way to consumers. Today, she is part of the company’s very first start up, Cabosse Naturals, which upcycles the previously discarded 70% of the cacaofruit into tasty and nutritious fruit ingredients – a new and exciting innovation for the food and beverage industry.

Listen to Ruvarashe as she tells us the story of how Cabosse Naturals is leveraging cacaofruit to move towards a healthier and more sustainable value chain.

John Collins

Executive Director, IFU

After working over 25 years in the juice industry John was appointed Executive Director of the IFU in July 2015. The Executive Director is responsible for the management of the IFU as delegated by the Board (Executive Committee). He is in charge of the co-ordination of all activities and its Commissions.

The ED develops the membership base of the organisation, publicising and promoting activities both within the IFU as well as with external bodies.  He represents the Association and its members with other organisations, industry, Governments, public agencies, media and the public.

Kees Cools

Executive director, Doehler

Kees Cools has been a member of IFU`s executive committee since 2005. Currently, he is IFU`s Vice President and allows the members to take advantage of his century-long expertise in the food and beverage market.

Today as an executive director of the Döhler Group, Kees is responsible for the company`s business unit Fruits & Vegetables which requires close and frequent contact with key people in the global ‘’Juice‘’ world, involving raw material producers, Juice beverage bottlers and consumer & retail marketing specialists.

Martynas Čepas

Product Owner, The New Fork

With a combination of corporate and scale-up experience under my belt in various industries, I apply the lessons learned to the chaotic early start-up environment of The New Fork. Besides representing a company of very skilled and professional people, we also carry a responsibility to pursue a more transparent and traceable food supply system for a healthier planet.

Johan De Rycker

independent consultancy specialised in Strategic Science Communications

After an MSc in Chemistry (VUB, Brussels) and a Postgraduate Research Fellowship in Biochemistry (King’s College, London), Johan De Rycker first worked in advertising at Young & Rubicam Brussels (with a secondment to Madison Avenue in the beginning of the 80’s), then in Public Relations and Public Affairs at Burson-Marsteller, before becoming Director of Corporate Communications at Raffinerie Tirlemontoise.

Four and a half years ago, he started up an independent consultancy specialised in Strategic Science Communications. Since 1988 he was also appointed as an Associate Professor at the ULB(Brussels) in Communication Sciences.

Ilse De Vis

Moderator

Ilse De Vis is a highly appreciated multilingual presenter, chairwoman, moderator and interviewer.
She started out at a local Belgian TV channel as the first digital announcer.
In 2011 she became one of the faces of Kanaal Z for which she now presents 3 programmes.

In addition, she has worked a lot in presenting events. She has addressed CEOs, government leaders and even
the royal family. She has also demonstrated great skill in moderating panels.

Franz Ennser

CEO - Austria Juice

Franz Ennser is the CEO of Austria Juice and in the Juice-business since 2006.
His main responsibilities are procurement, production, quality and HR.

Peter Eulberg

Peter Eulberg

Co-founder & CEO - Anyblock Analytics

Peter Eulberg is the co-founder and CEO of Anyblock Analytics, a blockchain solution provider that offers infrastructure, tools and data to integrate business processes with blockchain technologies.
He has more than twenty-five years of professional and leadership experience in managing, developing and operating digital services. Besides being an Ecologist, he is a certified Project Management Professional, IT Service Manager and Linux Professional.

Marcos Fava Neves

Professor - University of São Paulo

Marcos Fava Neves is an international expert on global food, agribusiness and bioenergy strategies and a part-time professor of planning and strategy at the School of Business (FEARP) of the University of São Paulo (USP) and FGV Business School, both in Brazil. International Visiting Professor at Purdue University (Indiana, since 2013), University of Buenos Aires (Argentina, since 2006) and University of Pretoria (South Africa, since 2020).

Graduated as an agronomic engineer from ESALQ/University of São Paulo – Piracicaba in 1991. Has specialized in strategic-planning processes for companies and food chains and works as a board member of both public and private organizations, being member of more than 10 international boards. Created Markestrat think-tank with other partners employing around 60 people and doing international projects, studies and research for more than 300 agri-food business organizations and a shareholder of 4 startups.

Has published more than 100 articles in international journals and has been author and editor of 70 books by 10 different publishers in 10 countries. Did more than 1400 lectures and presentations in 25 countries and is a “Fellow” of the IFAMA (International Food and Agribusiness Management Association), title received in Minneapolis – 2015. Very active in social media, his platforms at LinkedIn and Instagram have thousands of followers. Finally, in 2018 created the www.doutoragro.com knowledge platform.

Rodney Jones

Professor of Sociolinguistics, Head of Department

Rodney’s main areas of interest are discourse analysis, interactional sociolinguistics, and language and digital media. He is particularly interested in how digital media affect the way people conduct social interactions and manage social identities.

For the past two decades he has been involved with the late Professor Ron Scollon and other colleagues in developing an approach to discourse called mediated discourse analysis, the principles of which are laid out in his 2005 book with Sigrid Norris Discourse in Action: Introducing mediated discourse analysis.

He has applied this approach to a range of contexts including health and risk communication, classroom discourse, professional communication, computer mediated communication, and language and creativity. Rodney has authored/edited twelve books and over fifty journal articles and book chapters.

José Jordão

AIJN President, Director Sumol+Compal

José Jordão is a board member of Sumol+Compal, SA (S+C). This is the holding company of Sumol+Compal Marcas which is the outcome of a merger between two of the most important Portuguese soft drinks companies. Both shared more than 50 years of existence.

From the outset of Sumol+Compal Marcas in 2009 through February 2017 José was responsible for strategy, marketing and innovation at the company’s four-member Executive Committee. His current role at the holding company is the strategic management of S+C.

Prior to the merger, at Compal he served in a variety of positions since he joined the company in 1992. Throughout the years, he was in charge of marketing, domestic and international sales.

José holds a degree in Economics and a Bachelor of Business Administration from ISE and ISCTE University of Lisbon.

Let us make sure that the introduction of the Report touches on the most important issue for the Fruit Juice industry, ie. the FJM Program which constitutes a critical effort of this industry in rebalancing the conversation and finding again an indispensable path of sustainable growth. In the now second year of this program we will start emphasizing the role of science in supporting the messages for key stakeholders.

Ezaz-Nikpay Khosro

Managing Director, Zendegii Ltd, Enjoin Partners Ltd

Founder of Zendegii group of companies: start-up incubator health/nutrition; Patents in flavour design/food tech;  Innovation partner to global FMCG/retailers.  Launch of innovations (FUUD) on the stock market (NASDAQ First North).

Founder of Enjoin Partners, a consultancy network focused on corporate and business unit strategy, break-through innovation, and top talent development.

Background: Senior partner, McKinsey & Company

Author: Fibre for Life, (July 2021 in the UK and USA)

Thomas Körmendi

CEO, Elopak

Thomas Körmendi is the Group’s CEO and President. He joined the Group in 2018. Körmendi has more than 30 years of extensive management and business development experience from several international companies. Prior to joining the Group, Körmendi held the position as the CEO of Kezzler AS. Körmendi has also served as a member of the board of directors of One Nordic AB. In addition, he has held the position as CEO of the Relacom Group, Interim CEO of Cardo Flow Solutions, Managing Director of Tetra Pak Bulgaria, Turkey, Caucasus and Hungary and as the Vice President of Tetra Pak with responsibility for the North Europe region.

Körmendi holds a Master of Science in Economics from Copenhagen Business School. Previous directorships and senior management positions last five years: One Nordic (board member), Kezzler A/S (CEO) and Körmendi & Co (Senior Business Advisor).

Jan Lambregts

Head of RaboResearch Global Economics & Markets

Jan Lambregts is Head of RaboResearch Global Economics & Markets (RR GEM). He oversees a worldwide team of analysts and strategists who cover macro, FX, rates, credit, agri commodities and energy markets for key clients.

Before his move to London in 2009 to head up the global team, Jan lived and worked in Singapore and Hong Kong for seven years, covering macro, FX and rates strategy for Rabobank clients, with a particular focus on Japan and China.

A cum laude graduate of Tilburg University in the Netherlands, Jan holds a Master’s degree in micro/macro economics, with further specialisations in finance and international trade.

Douglas Lamont

CEO - Innocent Drinks

Douglas is the CEO of innocent drinks and the co-chair of The Better Business Act.  He is a passionate advocate for business as a force for good and building businesses that balance people, profit and planet.

He has been CEO at innocent drinks since 2013, having joined the company in 2006.  As CEO, he has overseen rapid expansion of the business into new markets in Europe and Asia and new product ranges, more than doubling the size of the company to €500m of turnover.  In parallel, innocent’s commitment to people and planet has been strengthened under his leadership; becoming a B Corp in 2018; committing to Net Zero by 2030 at the latest; and through its 10% of profits to charity pledge, enabling the innocent Foundation to do ground-breaking work in the fight against Severe Acute Malnutrition.

Douglas was appointed Co-Chair of the Better Business Act (BBA) coalition of more than 500 UK businesses in December 2020, campaigning for changes to company law that would see directors having clearer legal responsibility to balance their commitment to people and planet as well as to shareholders.

Douglas brings 25 years of business experience to his role at innocent. He began his career in Corporate Finance at KPMG and spent seven years at Freeserve (merged with Orange in 2007) as Director of Corporate Development – leading the company from a start-up to become one of the UK’s leading internet service providers.  Prior to becoming CEO at innocent, he had a number of leadership roles, including Managing Director of This Water, and Marketing & Innovation Director.

Douglas has a Master’s degree from the University of Edinburgh and also studied at Harvard Business School.

Dirk Lansbergen

Founder, Juice Alliance

Dirk started his career in the juice industry in 1993 and has since worked in Italy, Germany, Argentina, Austria and USA and holds a bachelor degree in economics and a master in finance & accountancy. In 2019 he founded Juice Alliance, a global network of stakeholders in the fruit and vegetable industry. Since 2020 he is also a shareholder and CEO of Medibel, an innovative blender of juice compounds.

Dirk Lansbergen currently serves on the IFU Executive Committee as the immediate Past President. He has been a member of the Executive Committee since 2007, serving as President from 2014 to October 2020.

Günther Lehner

CEO, Alpla Group

Günther Lehner is the son of Alwin Lehner, who founded ALPLA together with his brother Helmuth in 1955. Following various roles within the ALPLA Group including Plant Manager in Kaiserslautern and Lübeck and Head of the Technical Center in Hard, he joined the Group’s Executive Board in 1992. He managed the company as CEO from 2006 to 2020. Günther’s time as CEO was characterised by strong growth for ALPLA. Under his leadership, the Group expanded from around 80 plants to over 180.

In January 2021, Günther handed over to his son Philipp, who assumed the position of CEO. Since then, Günther has been serving as Chairman of the Company Advisory Board, in which capacity he focuses in particular on sustainability, the circular economy, and technology development and innovation.

Günther Lehner lives in Hard, Austria, is married, and has three children.

 

Wouter Lox

Secretary General, AIJN

Wouter lox obtained his master’s degree in Bioscience-engineering at the University of Ghent and worked for several years in Libreville (Gabon). After his return in 1994, he joined SIA to work as Secretary-General for different European and national food associations and acted as a European regulatory expert. In this capacity, he authored several practical courses on the European regulations on functional foods and Health Claims.

He obtained an additional degree as Packaging Manager at the VUB, Brussels University, and was co-author of a packaging manual.  In 1997 he joined Yakult Europe as Manager of European Regulatory and Public Affairs. Wouter started as Manager Public Affairs and regulatory affairs for Nuskin Enterprises/Pharmanex in 2002, developed further his specialization of dietary supplements and cosmetic legislation.

In  2007 he became Managing Director of the European Salt Producer’s Association. Since 2019 he is the Secretary-General of the  European Fruit Juices Association. In this capacity, he represents the AIJN in the Executive Board of the International Fruit Juice Association, IFU, Advisory member of the steering committee of Juice CSR-platform and the Fruit Juice Science Center. For many years he is a treasurer and Council member of EFLA, The European Food Law Association, and Council member of the European Society of Association Executives ESAE.

Being passionate about Public Affairs, he is co-chair of the Advocacy committee of this society. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the European project imPUISe, innovation in the by-product supply chain of citrus in the Mediterranean area.

Ittai Marom

COO - Tevel Aerobotics Technologies

COO of Tevel Aerobotics Technologies. Prior to Tevel, Ittai served as VP Operations at EyeClick, a world leader in interactive gaming technology, serving thousands of installations worldwide and managing global supply chains. Previously held several positions at Aeronautics Group in project & product management.

Has been serving for over 20 years in the Israel Air Force in regular duty and reserve duty.

Ittai earned a B.Sc. in Physics from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology and an MBA (with Honors) from Temple University – Fox School of Business in Philadelphia.

Zano Mataruka

Senior Investment Officer at the International Finance Corporation

Zano Mataruka is a Senior Investment Officer with the International Finance Corporation (“IFC”) where he is the hub-leader for Agribusiness in Southern Africa. Since joining IFC, Zano  spent 4 years in Lagos, 7 years in Johannesburg and a year at the IFC Head Office in Washington DC.  Zano’s responsibilities at IFC include business development, deal origination and execution – focusing primarily on Central and Southern Africa. Over the years, Zano has led transactions across Sub-Saharan Africa, Europe, Asia, and Latin America. Zano is also the IFC Climate Anchor for the Sub-Saharan Africa region where he is responsible for promoting climate business and coordinating with the investment teams across the continent.

 

Prior to joining IFC, Zano was the Director of Advisory Services at MBCA Bank Limited (now Nedbank Zimbabwe Limited). At MBCA Bank, Zano was responsible for a wide range of corporate finance transactions ranging from mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, financial due diligences, business valuations, privatizations, fund- raising,  and project financing. Zano also taught Corporate Finance and Investment Management at the Graduate School of Management at the University of Zimbabwe for several years.  Zano holds a BComm (Honours) in Accounting and Information Systems and an MBA in Finance, both from the School of Business Administration at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Canada.

 

Jan Meiling

Managing Director - StartLife

After graduating in Toxicology and Philosophy of Biology at the University of Utrecht, Jan started off working in Marketing & Sales and Business Development at a Dutch Contract Research Organisation, moving on in 2006 to Innovation management and New Business Development at DSM, the multinational Food Ingredient company.

From 2009, Jan has been driving Entrepreneurship and Innovation for the Food Valley ecosystem in the Netherlands.
Nowadays he is the Managing Director at StartLife, the Startup Accelerator and Business Innovation Centre located at Wageningen campus.
StartLife comprises of a Startup incubator, Startup Accelerator program, Early Stage Pre-seed fund, Venture Building activities and a StartLife Invest ltd company.

Startlife builds and supports early-stage ventures in Food& Agtech, contributing to their initiation, modelling, strategy and growth.
StartLife is passionately involved in fostering business opportunities in the Agrifood  domain, eager to develop a comprehensive Innovation infrastructure in Europe with its centre of gravity on Wageningen Campus and the surrounding Food Valley that drives relevant business with societal and economic impact.

Jan Meiling is also a co-founder and Director of F&A Next, a benchmark European Event platform that aims to promote innovation and impact in Agrifood. The platform inspires and connects startups and scaleups with the corporate and investor community.

Dave Mela

Independent advisor - Nutrition Science and Research

After 35 years in academic and industry nutrition research, I retired in 2019 from my position as a Senior Scientist in Unilever R&D. My scientific activities are reflected in >100 publications, mainly on sensory perception/food choice, appetite/eating behaviour, energy metabolism/weight control, and sugars/sweeteners. I am a Registered Nutritionist and Fellow of the Association for Nutrition, and have been a member of the UK Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition since 2005. Since retiring I remain involved in a number of research, advisory and consultancy roles.

Pedro Mena

Ph.D Associate Professor, Department of Food and Drugs, University of Parma

Dr. Pedro Mena Parreño is Assistant Professor in Human Nutrition at the University of Parma, Italy.

He got a Ph.D. in Molecular and Cell Biology in 2013 and after that joined the University of Parma as Post-doctoral Research Fellow. He became Assistant Professor in August 2019 and has been awarded an ERC Starting Grant in 2020.

His line of research is related to the bioavailability and biological activity of plant bioactives, with a particular focus on (poly)phenolic compounds.

Nik Modi

Managing Director, RBC Capital Markets

Nik Modi is a Managing Director at RBC Capital Markets, where he has responsibility for coverage of Beverage, Household Personal Care, Packaged Food and Tobacco industries.  The companies under Nik’s coverage total over $1 trillion in combined market value.

Nik has consistently been ranked as one of the top analysts across the consumer space by Institutional Investor’s All Star Analyst Survey. He has also been top rated across various analyst polls, including the Wall Street Journal, Fortune and Forbes.

Adolfo Orive

CEO, Tetra Pak

Adolfo Orive has been a member of the Tetra Pak Global Leadership Team since 2014, taking charge as the President and CEO in April 2019.

With a career spanning over two decades at Tetra Pak, Adolfo has held senior leadership positions across functions and geographies, driving sustainable profitable growth for multiple markets and clusters that he was responsible for.  Playing a fundamental role in defining the company’s strategy, Adolfo has been a driving force behind our promise “Protects what’s good’ – protecting food, people and the planet.

Originally from Mexico, Adolfo has a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Ibero-American University (IBERO) and a Master’s in Business Administration from Mexico Autonomous Institute of Technology

“I’m a believer that businesses should create value for society by focusing on where they can have the greatest impact. This starts by taking an active responsibility in everything we do and to be a force for good. I am fortunate to be a part of the Tetra Pak family, where together, we commit to making food safe and available everywhere. I gain inspiration every day from our employees who work tirelessly to end food insecurity, expand peoples’ access to safe food, and create a new paradigm for a sustainable business.”

Olimpia Ortiz

Head of Sustainability, AMC Natural Drinks Group

Olimpia currently leads the Sustainability Strategy at AMC Natural Drinks Group.
She is an advocate for working in collaboration with other stakeholders for the benefit of businesses, people and the planet.

Her vocation towards Agriculture and the Food Industry sectors started at an early stage on her career. She has been with AMC Group for almost 20 years, working in different divisions: Farming, Breeding, Varieties legal protection, Fresh Produce, Processing & Bottling of Natural Drinks. This has allowed her to have a wide knowledge of the Supply Value Chain and vertical integration.

She has witnessed the successful expansion and rapid growth of AMC ND and contributed to its achievements and leadership with regards to Sustainability, Quality and Food Safety.

She holds a Bachelor´s on Business Administration, and a Master´s degree on Sustainability.

Gijs Rotmans

Head of Juices Platform EMEA & APAC - Louis Dreyfus Company

Joined LDC 17 years ago. After having worked in different regions, currently responsible for LDC’s juice activities in EMEA & APAC. Also member of the SGF/ IRMA board.

Prior to joining LDC, worked at Vopak, a Dutch tank storage company in different operational and marketing roles in The Netherlands, Spain and Mexico.

Having a master’s degree in Law and in Business Administration, both from the Erasmus University in The Netherlands.

Joe Rushton

FSA Programme Manager, SAI Platform

Joe is managing the development and growth of SAI Platform’s flagship Farm Sustainability Assessment (FSA) programme.

Recognised as the food and drink sectors industry-wide consensus on what sustainable agriculture is, where it exists, and how to best support its uptake, Joe specifically, focuses on operations, growing the capacity of the FSA programme and improving the user experience.

 

Carrie Ruxton

Carrie Ruxton

Consultant, Fruit Juice Science Centre

Dr Carrie Ruxton is a dietitian and nutrition consultant who has been working with the fruit juice industry for more than 15 years. In 2020, she was instrumental in creating the Fruit Juice Science Centre which has the goal of communicating science and evidence about the role of fruit juices in the diet to consumers and key opinion leaders. Dr Ruxton also publishes scientific articles, appears in print and broadcast media regularly, and contributes her expertise to projects across the wider food industry, including for dietary supplements, tea, eggs, dairy foods, functional ingredients, and healthy snacks.

Jens Schaefer

Managing director, Ardagh Group

Jens has been part of Ardagh Group since 2007 through the acquisition of Rexam Glass, first in the role of Plant Manager Nienburg, then as Production Director for Ardagh Glass Germany, then Operational Excellence Group Director and later Managing Director of the Ardagh Engineering Group (Heye and Unimould). Since 2013 he has been Managing Director of Ardagh Glass Packaging – Germany.

Jens is on the Board of “Deutsche Glastechnische Gesellschaft” and represents Ardagh Glass Packaging at BV Glas.

Samuel Sigrist

Chief Executive Officer - SIG Combibloc Group AG

Samuel Sigrist is a Swiss citizen and has served SIG as CFO and chairman of the Middle East Joint Venture since 2017. With effect from 1 January 2021, he became the new CEO of the SIG Group. Samuel joined the Company in 2005 and has worked in various finance and corporate development roles, including director of group controlling & reporting, head of finance/CFO of Europe and head of group projects.

From 2013 to 2017 he was the Company’s President & General Manager Europe, and prior to joining the Company he worked as a consultant.

Samuel holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the Zurich University of Applied Sciences, an MBA from the University of Toronto and a Global Executive MBA from the University of St. Gallen. Samuel is also a Swiss certified public accountant.

Howard Telford

Head of soft drinks research - Euromonitor International

Howard Telford is the Head of Soft Drinks research at Euromonitor International, a world leader in strategic research solutions and business intelligence. In his role on Euromonitor’s syndicated research team he provides insights on consumer trends and market performance in the beverages industry across 100 markets.

Howard’s insights have been cited in a variety of national programs and publications including CNBC, the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg and Fortune magazine. Howard has been with Euromonitor International since 2010.

Joachim Tretzel

SGF President, Döhler Group

Chemist, Research and Development at Döhler GmbH since 1990

Born 12th, September 1951. Married, two children.

Studies of chemistry and medicine at University of Würzburg. 1980 – 1990 manager in the F+E-Management, Technical Marketing and Production for AKZO Fibers & POLYMERS in Germany and the Netherlands, as well as General Management of the Enzyme Division of RÖHM, Darmstadt.

Jan van Iperen

Chief Connections Officer - Juicenews.com / citreae.com

From Washington DC, Jan enforces cross-pollinations in industries and networks.

Raised in a family with deep roots in the juice industry, he combines his passion for the food and beverage industry with a broad interest in and understanding of new technologies.

Brokers with his own firm indupro. Sells for Frutíka in Paraguay. Develops Business for The New Fork (The tech provider for JuicyChain.org).

Informs the juice and beverage industry through his daily newsletters, juice news and citreae.

Ronald Van Marlen

Director and owner of NaNa Bio BV

Ronald van Marlen (1965) is working for over 35 years in international organic fruit-and vegetable business and it’s related organic social movement : growing, processing and trading of organic fruits. Director and owner of NaNa Bio BV (organic trading company), Founder of the Organic Business Leadership Academy (OBLA) and Owner of Timeli ( www.timeli.nl)

Boardmember at DEMETER Foundation Netherlands, Ombudsman at EKO Foundation, Co-Founder of Organic Processing Trading Association. Wanted speaker and trainer. Lectures at University and highschools in field of ‘Food, Climate and Society’. Climate activist at Extinction Rebellion. Co-creator of  The Climate Chronicles; free 3-evening sessions on climate change. Twice a year he performs his Theater Lecture called “People, Planet, Prozac” in cooperation with The Impact Academy. Married and father of 4 daughters.

Hitendra Wadhwa

Professor of Practice at Columbia Business School and Founder and President at Mentora Institute

As Professor of Practice at Columbia Business School and Founder of the Mentora Institute, Hitendra Wadhwa has coached dozens of Fortune 100 C-suite executives and taught 10,000+ MBAs and Executives. His class on Personal Leadership & Success is one of the most popular at Columbia Business School, for which he has won the Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence.

Hitendra’s mission is to discover, codify and teach the laws of success in life and leadership. His research integrates the latest science of human nature, ancient wisdom, studies of great leaders, and the personal journeys of everyday heroes.

In his forthcoming book, Inner Mastery, Outer Impact, Hitendra brings a mathematician’s rigor and a truth-seeker’s spirit to some of today’s most vexing questions about authenticity, success, leadership, human potential, and more.

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Attendees

The Juice Summit 2021 organized by and for the juice industry offers a maximum of networking opportunities. Hereunder the list of key industry players that attended the Summit last years and the highlighted companies have confirmed their participation to the Juice Summit 2021. Click on the letters to make the list appear. If you would like to have more information on the companies who have registered thus far, please click on the highlighted area, which will take you directly to their website.

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Registration Fees

Full TV package

249€ Members
299€ Non-Members

registration fees excl. VAT

Group Bookings

Companies registering 10 persons in a group registration will have the 10th person for FREE

Organizers

Sponsors

Contact

Content & speakers

Charlotte Meuwis (AIJN) Phone : +32 2 235 06 20
charlotte.meuwis[@]aijn.org

Sponsors

Alexandra Heinermann (SGF) Phone : +49 1520 15 45 810
alex[@]sgf.org

Logistics

Laura Bourin (DDMC) Phone : +32 2 340 86 50
laura[@]juicesummit.org

Organisation

Valerie DeKnop (DDMC) Phone : +32 2 340 86 50
valerie[@]juicesummit.org

Attendees

Alessandro Corlito (DDMC) Phone : +32 2 340 86 50
alessandro[@]juicesummit.org
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