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FINAT’s Young Managers Club to focus on Europe and India

July 13, 2009

Strong interest by Indian converters was the impetus to form an Asian group.

FINAT’s Young Managers’ Club (YMC) is embarking on an experiment to encourage those under 40 to equip themselves with the skill and expertise to manage the rapidly changing world of label printers, according to the club’s founding chairman, 29-year-old Francesc Egea.

The YMC, created at FINAT’s Congress in Paris last year and launched as a fully-fledged organization with its own board of management at this year’s congress in Turkey, is intent on attracting young managers to help prepare them to become the company and industry leaders of tomorrow.

Because so much interest was expressed in India during its formative period, the YMC has decided that demand from that area is such that it needs to develop its own program for those members while organizing similar activities for its European counterparts.

Egea, of Spain’s Innovaciones Para Etiquetajes, says, “We decided to have two points of contact – Europe and India – because of the great interest expressed from young managers, particularly in India, and recognized the difficulties there would be in traveling to central meetings. While the two centers will be following a broadly similar program, some parts of it could be amended to suit local conditions and the needs of those members.

“When we are holding combined conferences, it will be very convenient to have points of contact in both areas. It should be good for the success of the club because it will encourage a competitive spirit between both sections, and it will fuel more ideas for the future activity of the organization.”

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