FEPE Annual Congress

FEPE Annual Congress is the annual summit for professionals in the European envelopes, and light and ecommerce packaging sector.

The FEPE Annual Congress 2024 will be held on 3-5 October in Hamburg, Germany. Check back here for further updates.

Below: details of FEPE Annual Congress 2023, held on 15-16 September in Rome, Italy

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.

In 2023, the theme was Transforming business to build a better futureOur speakers offered insights into the European economy, and the global and European trends affecting the envelope and light packaging sectors in the coming years.


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

The event included:

  • Welcome Dinner
  • Gala Dinner
  • Farewell Dinner.

Sightseeing events were planned for delegates and partners.

 For more information, contact the FEPE secretariat.