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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

Nutrition Consultant - Nutrition Communications

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 @ Columbia Business School - Founder & CEO @ 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.

Stay connected for updates via newsletterwebcastLinkedInInstagramTwitter

Maarten Baas

Product Manager, The New Fork

Maarten has always, from a young age on, been fascinated by how technology has the potential to make our lives better. After graduating he started his career developing software but quickly moved to consulting and product management once he realized that it was the technology itself, but the adaptation of the human mind that made the change. Blockchain is such a technology that can be applied broadly and change the world we live in much like the internet or the introduction of computers has.

 

Monique Behrend

Director Procurement and Agronomy, SVZ

BIO coming soon

Tim Berger

CEO, Eckes-Granini

BIO coming soon

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).

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.

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.

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-Nipay 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

BIO coming soon

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.

Günther Lehner

Chariman, Alpha 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.

 

Ittai Maron

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.

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

Assistant Professor, Department of Food and Drugs, University of Parma

BIO coming soon

Nik Modi

Managing Director, RBC Capital Markets

BIO coming soon

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 Neth

Carrie Ruxton

Carrie Ruxton

Nutrition Consultant - Nutrition Communications

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.

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.

Hitendra Wadhwa

Professor of Practice @ Columbia Business School - Founder & CEO @ 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.

Stay connected for updates via newsletterwebcastLinkedInInstagramTwitter

Agenda 2021

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Wednesday
06-10-2021

Channel 1:
Juice for thoughts
Channel 2:
Grove to Glass
13:00 Opening Plenary Khosro ezaz Nikpay, Zendegii /Enjoinpartners
13:30 - 13:50 Digitalisation & Innovation 13:30 - 13:50 Agriculture
14:00 Q&A panel 14:00 Q&A panel
14:30 Break
15:00 - 15:15 Market & Comsuption trends 15:00 Start Ups & Innovation
15:30 Q&A panel 15:30 Q&A panel
15:45 Break
16:15 Good practices 16:15 - 16:30 Raw material & Legislation
16:45 Q&A panel 16:45 Q&A panel
17:00 Round Table – Perspectives & Post-Covid Opportunities
18:00 End day 1

Thursday
07-10-2021

Channel 1:
Juice for thoughts
Channel 2:
Grove to Glass
13:00 Opening plenary – prof. Hitendra Wadhwa
13:30 - 13:45 Nutrition & Health 13:30 - 13:50 Financial & Economic
14:00 Q&A panel 14:00 Q&A panel
14:10 Break
14:40 - 15:10 Nutrition & Health 14:40 - 15:10 The Juice Supply Chain – Outlook and Challenges
15:20 Q&A panel 15:30 Q&A panel
15:45 Break
16:15 - 16:45 Sustainability / Packaging
17:00 Round table Sustainable industry by 2030 How Can Value Chain Players Cooperate
18:00 End day 2

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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Organizers

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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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