FEPE events

FEPE Annual Congress

8–10 September, 2022

It’s 20 years since the heady days of peak volumes in the envelope industry. In our first post-Covid meeting all together, we’ll be taking a fresh look at where future opportunities lie.

Ecommerce continues to offer a tantalising but as yet untapped potential. Is focusing on ‘value over volumes’ the way forward for our industry?

These will be among the topics we’ll be exploring, as well as insights into the European economy and global and European envelope market trends.

Registration

Pre-Congress programme

8 September

  • Board lunch 13:00
  • Board meeting 14:00–16:00
  • 19:00–23:00 Welcome party

9 September

  • 9:00–9:30 General Assembly

Congress programme

Details of speakers and topics may change.

Friday 9 September

9:30–9:40
Opening message

Kai Steigleider, FEPE President

9:40–10:20
The European Economy: Stagflation, Recession or … Neither ?

Andrea Boltho, Oxford Economics

10:20–11:00
EU policies: new challenges for paper and board converters

Krassimira Kazashka, CITPA

11:00–11:30
Gasco feels green

Jean-Noël Hoareau and Alexandre Pinsolle, Gascogne Group

11:30 Coffee break

11:45–12:15
Postal services in transformation

Marjan Osvald, UPU

12:15–12:55
ENVELOPE MARKET UPDATE

Russell Croisdale and Derrek Waterhouse, FEPE/EMA

12:55–13:00
CLOSING

Kai Steigleider

13:00
Lunch

Saturday 10 September

9:00–9:15
Opening

Jean Decouspel, FEPE President

9:15–10:15
The world we live in

Petri Rajaniemi, Ponder Nobs

10:15–11:00
Refocusing on climate change

Ella Vilén, UPM

11:00–11:30
Design for Circularity: Succeeding in the paper market today and tomorrow

Sarah Lesting, LEIPA

11:30
Coffee break

11:45–12:30
Ecommerce opportunities for envelope manufacturers, FEPE Study 2022

Adam Page and Tom Hallam, Smithers

12:30–12:50
Presentation: TBC

12:50–13:00
CLOSING

Jean Decouspel, FEPE President

13:00
Lunch

Venue: Ljubljana, Slovenia

The Congress will take place at the impressive Grand Union Hotel.

FEPE has reserved rooms at a preferential rate.

The Grand Union Hotel has two units:

  • UHOTEL: Standard room (modern building and interior)
  • UNION HOTEL: Deluxe room (classical building and matching interior)
 
FEPE has pre-booked rooms from September 4–September 12, 2022.

 

During the Congress (08–12/08):

  • UHOTEL: €155/night
  • UNION HOTEL: €175/night

 Before and after the Congress (04–07/8 and after 12/08):
  • UHOTEL: €145/night
  • UNION HOTEL: €155/night

BOOK ROOMS at UHOTEL

BOOK ROOMS at UNION HOTEL

Social and networking events

8 September:
19:00–23:00
Welcome Dinner at Grand Hotel Union Garden Hall

Our congress will begin with a Welcome Cocktail and Dinner in the Garden Hall of the Grand Hotel Union, which blends classic Slovenian architecture and Art Nouveau design.

9 September:
19:00–01:00
Gala Dinner at Grand Union Hall

In keeping with the Gala Dinner’s tradition of glamour and grandeur, this masterpiece of Art Nouveau architecture will be the dazzling setting on the second evening.

10 September:
15:00–23:00
Farewell Party, Bled Castle

Our Farewell Dinner will be served in this most majestic of settings, perched at the top of a cliff, with stunning views over the lake and surrounding mountains. The beauty of this location has not changed since we met here for our 1999 FEPE Congress.