FEPE — GEA Annual Congress

14–16 September, 2023, Rome, Italy


The FEPE Congress 2023 will take place at the Méridien Visconti Rome Hotel.1

FEPE has pre-booked rooms at a preferential rate from 14–16 September. (The same rates apply if you extend your stay before or after the congress, from 9–17 September.)

  • Single room: €250 (1 person)
  • Double room: €265 (2 persons)

For these rates, please book your room directly with the hotel, via this link: HOTEL RESERVATION

Note: Last day to reserve hotel rooms at preferential rates was August 14.

1 Via Federico Cesi 37, 00193 Roma RM . See on Google maps.

Please complete the REGISTRATION FORM to register for the FEPE 2023 congress.

Registration is open to everyone; FEPE members and non-members.




First delegate from any company pays the fee listed below. 

2nd and 3rd delegates from the same company or group: -15%
4th delegate (or more): -20%

(Note: Early-bird registration is now closed.)

FEPE manufacturers
FEPE suppliers and non-members

Partner programme fee: €650 

Cancellation fee: €140

Speakers and topics

The European Economy
Will Sluggishness Continue?

Andrea Boltho — Director, Oxford Economics

Trends in the graphic papers markets

Emanuela Bona — Director General, European Association of Graphic Paper Producers (Euro-Graph) and Vice-President Europe, Pulp and Paper Products Council (PPPC)

Sustainability & ecommerce: opportunities, challenges and how legislation could foster positive changes

Luca Cassetti  —  Secretary General, Ecommerce Europe

Looking forward

Marie Clarke  —  President, Envelope Manufacturers Association (EMA)

Continuing on the road: the Schönfelder path to the Green Deal
Felix Cordier — Schönfelder Papierfabrik
Shaping a sustainable future for paper, in a transforming world

Marcus Kuhr — Key Account Director, UPM Communication Papers

Online/distance selling, GDPR, direct mailing: an overview of the Italian market
Sergio Pilu — Marketing and Special Projects Director, Addressvit
Paper, the good fibre for the transition>
Lorenzo Poli — Chairman, Assocarta
Improving consumers’ environmental perceptions of ‘paper mail’
Jonathan Tame — Managing Director, Two Sides

New digital postal services – Delivery environmental footprint: a call to action

Walter Trezek, — Chair, Consultative Committee of Universal Postal Union (UPU) and co-Chair, E-logistics and taxation working committee, E-commerce Europe

Global economy impact on envelope volume
Derek Waterhouse — Chairman, Envelope Manufacturers Association (EMA) and President, Worcester Envelope Company
Market Report
The European envelope market
Andre Wienstroer — Chair, FEPE Marketing Committee and Head of International Sales, Tompla
Attitudes to privacy: what the consumer really thinks

Robin de Wouters — Communication & Commercial Director, FEDMA


The FEPE Annual Congress is much appreciated as an opportunity for members in the same industry sector to come together to share knowledge and better understand the current and upcoming market circumstances and challenges.

This year our theme is Transforming business to build a better futureOur speakers will offer insights into the European economy, and the global and European trends affecting the envelope and light packaging sectors in the coming years.


The FEPE Congress 2023 is an opportunity to connect with industry peers and to enjoy the wonderful sights and experiences Rome has to offer.

The event includes:

  • 14/09: Welcome Dinner
  • 15/09: Gala Dinner
  • 16/09: Farewell Dinner.

Sightseeing events are planned for delegates and partners.

 For more information, contact the FEPE secretariat.