Richard Watson is a writer, speaker and consultant who advises organisations on the future, focusing particularly on scenario planning and the impact of trends on long-term strategy.
He publishes the online magazine What’s Next and is the author of bestselling books Future Files, with over sixteen editions worldwide and Future Minds. He also writes for a number of leading business publications worldwide. His latest book, Future Minds looks at how the digital age is changing our minds, why this matters and what we can do about it.
Richard has worked on scenario planning, horizon scanning and innovation projects with, amongst others, IBM, Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, Westfield, P&G, News Ltd, Nestlé, The Department of Education (UK and Australia) and Samsung.
Specific areas of expertise include newspapers, retail banking and food. His talks cover emerging trends, strategic foresight or scenario planning and is an engaging and provocative futurist speaker.
Peter Lancaster, CEO Documobi Ltd, is an entrepreneurial digital imaging and print e-commerce professional with a proven track record of success and global recognition. He is a specialist in strategy, implementation and marketing of new technologies for the Digital Imaging and Printing industry.
Working with mobile, any print can now be made interactive through iPR™ intelligent Print Recognition technology and conditional logic driven response mechanisms, adding value to the printed piece.
Lancaster served as Managing Director of St Ives Graphic Media, the digital division of Europe’s largest printing business. He was also MD of Grasmere Digital Imaging, where he launched Europe’s first Web-to-Print system. He was employee No. 7 for Indigo in the UK and before that, an early member of the Scitex team
Chairman- Morning Session
Patrick Fuller was MD of Haymarket Media Groups Consumer division and then started from scratch their Customer Division Haymarket Network, leading it to become one of the top 3 Customer Content Agencies in the UK
He left in 2006 after 32 years at Haymarket, to take a variety of non-ex jobs, to be a co-owner of cricket magazine All Out Cricket and was also appointed CEO of the CMA (the Customer Marketing Association)
Recently he has moved from the CMA to return agency side as Chairman of Result Customer Communications, one of the country's leading Retail Marketing Agencies
He still spends most of his time watching cricket and dreaming of what might have been as a test cricketer!
Client Service Director, Kantar Media
Daniel Flynn has worked in the media and marketing research industries for over 20 years. Initially in client facing roles at prominent media owners, including the Sun newspaper, the LTA and a leading travel site, Daniel joined Kantar Media’s TGI division in 2003.
In this role he has responsibility for managing key client accounts across TGI’s European network of syndicated media and marketing studies. Having worked across all of TGI’s client types (agencies, media owners, advertisers), he became Client Service Director in 2009, representing all TGI initiatives in the UK, Ireland and Western Europe. His role is a mix of client service and bringing new products to market like TGI’s new Clickstream service, their recent link with Worldpanel and programmatic trading initiatives.
Director, EMGE & Co. Ltd.
Martin Glass, MSc. is a leading market research consultant in the Paper Industry, specialising in coated and uncoated paper markets and he is head of the Market Consulting firm EMGE & Co. Ltd.
Martin worked for over ten years with English China Clays, in the Corporate Planning and Market Planning Departments, before leaving in 1988 to join the consulting firm Hawkins Wright as Senior Partner (Paper Industry Market Research and Forecasting).
In 1994 Martin formed the independent consulting company EMGE & Co. which has since become one of the leading market consultants to the World Paper Industry, specialising in forecasts and market research as well as a full range of private client research services. EMGE & Co. perform market research projects including the EMGE World Graphic Papers Report, EMGE European Woodfree Paper Market Forecasts and the annual EMGE Cut Size Mill and Mill Brand Survey.
Recently, Martin Glass, together with Jim Bilton (Wessenden Marketing), produced the landmark study “European Digital Media Landscape to 2020 – The Future of Paper and Print II”, commissioned by the Stationers’ Livery Company in the UK.
Martin lives in Cornwall, UK. He has a Masters degree (M.Sc.) in Operational Research from the University of Birmingham and a Bachelor of Science degree (B.Sc. Hons) from Southampton University, UK. Martin is a regular speaker at Paper Industry conferences and is currently a director of PRIMA (the Paper and Related Industries Marketing Association).
Chief Revenue Officer & Global Head of Client Marketing, The Economist Group
With over 15 years of experience in strategic sales and client marketing on a global scale, Nicolas' perspective on the world of publishing and the opportunities presented by both print and digital channels will provide an insight into the practical day-to-day challenges facing a multimedia publisher. Nicolas has strong international business experience and manages the subsidiary of an international media group, senior managers and is an active coaching mentor.
Based in Le Mans with his wife and three children, Nicolas divides his business time between London and Paris. He enjoys reading, sports (marathon) and weekends with his family and travelling.
Market Reach (Royal Mail)
Jonathan is Managing Director, Media and a member of the Group Executive Team at Royal Mail Group.
He has worked in Direct Marketing for more than 20 years. Previous roles include Managing Director of Omnicom’s Claydon Heeley, Chief Executive of WPP’s RMG Connect and President, EMEA of Carlson Marketing where he was also a member of the global executive committee. Following Carlson Marketing’s acquisition by Aimia in 2009, Jonathan served as Chief Development Officer, EMEA of the combined company with a remit that included business and corporate development, marketing, knowledge management and proprietary loyalty.
Jonathan is a Council Member for the Advertising Association, an IPA Effectiveness Awards judge and holds non-executive directorships for Advertising Standard Board of Finance, Committee of Advertising Practice and Institute of Direct Marketing.
Jonathan holds a postgraduate diploma in marketing and became a Fellow of the Institute of Direct Marketing in 2004.
Chairman- Afternoon Session
Managing Director, Delphi Projects
Bob Latham runs his own sustainability consultancy, Delphi Projects. Delphi Projects specialises in providing advice and guidance to corporate businesses on Sustainability governance, decision rights, stakeholder engagement and supply chain analysis, inspired by the twin mottos of the Oracle of Delphi: "know thyself" and "nothing to excess". Sustainability and environmental responsibility have featured heavily in Bob´s previous career, which includes 16 years with the UK based PaperlinX subsidiary Robert Horne Group, as Marketing and Commercial Director and for the last 4 years as PaperlinX Sustainability Director. Prior to that, Bob worked for luxury paper convertor Svecia Antiqua, preceded by nine years with papermaker Wiggins Teape, during which time he managed the Conqueror brand worldwide in the 1980s. Bob is now a Advisory Board member of CS Partners Ltd, a leading London based Recruitment and talent management provider which specialises in the Forest Products Industry, Energy, Retail, Building and Food sectors.
Editor, The Sun, News UK
Born in 1968 in Glasgow, David did his first shift as a reporter on The Scottish Sun in 1990 after three years working on weekly newspapers around Glasgow. He joined the staff of the Daily Star in 1993 before returning to the Sun six months later.
He worked as a journalist at News International for the next 16 years in Scotland and London holding a number of positions including Night Editor of The Sun before being appointed Editor of The Scottish Sun in 2006.
Under his editorship, The Scottish Sun became the biggest-selling paper in the country with circulation exceeding 400,000 copies a day.
In October 2010, he was appointed General Manager of the News International in Scotland before being seconded to London as Managing Editor of The Sun in December 2011. As Managing Editor, he oversaw the launch of the new Sunday edition of The Sun.
In October 2012 he was appointed Director of Operations for News International – publishers of The Sun, The Times and The Sunday Times.
He was appointed to his current role of Editor, The Sun in June 2013.
He has spoken extensively on media matters and has made regular appearances on radio and television.
David lives in London with his wife Jill and their two children, Jamie and Kirsty. He is an avid cyclist in his spare time.
Director General, CEPI
Mr Mensink joined CEPI in March 2006 as Energy and Environment Director; an expert on Emission Trading, renewables and energy legislation. He has an extensive network of contacts with the European Commission, Parliament and Member states, Business Europe and ENGO's.
In 2010 he was appointed Deputy Director General. He is an experienced Brussels based public affairs professional, who has dedicated his professional enthusiasm to the European Pulp and paper industry. Mr. Mensink is a professional speaker in public events, having a strong drive to move the organisation, the issues and the sector forward.
Marco Mensink holds a Master of Science Degree in Forestry and Business Management from the Agricultural University of Wageningen in the Netherlands.
Starting his career at Ernst & Young Management Consulting, he worked for six years in Environmental Management, and due diligence projects. He then worked for six years at the Royal Netherlands’ Paper and Board Association, also representing the Dutch industry in Brussels.
Mr. Mensink was the author of the CEPI 2050 Roadmap and responsible for the implementation of the Roadmap, a.o. co-founding of the bio-based industries public private partnership. Additionally, Mr Mensink played an essential role in the conception and establishment of the Two Team Project, which has resulted in breakthrough technologies for the future pulp and paper industry.
Mr Mensink is a Dutch national, born in 1968, married and has three children. He is now living in Brussels.
Director, Two Sides and Print Power
In 2008 Martyn established the Two Sides initiative which now operates in Europe, the US, South America, Australia and South Africa and promotes the sustainability and attractiveness of the print and paper value chain. Martyn is also the country manager for Print Power, a European initiative to promote the continuing effective of print in a multi-media world.
Martyn has served as the President of the UK Paper Industry Charitable trust and has been the President of the UK's National Association of Paper Merchants (NAPM). He has served on the board of EUGROPA, the European Paper Merchants Association and is presently a Council member of PRIMA, the Paper Related Industries Marketing Association.
UK Country Manager, Two Sides and Print Power
Jonathan is the UK Country Manager for the Print Power and Two Sides campaigns, which promotes the effectiveness and sustainability of print and paper. With 30 years’ experience in this sector, recent roles included; Head of Environment for PaperlinX merchants and leading a successful government programme to increase consumption of recycled paper.