Since its origin in 2009, FINAT's YMC club has grown significantly and currently represents a truly international group of 73 of young entrepreneurs under 40. The Club represents companies, indirect or direct suppliers and converters alike, that play an active role in the global labeling value chain.
"These future leaders of our industry find in the Young Managers Club an ideal platform to build up their international network among peers who face the same challenges," says Kurt Walker, FINAT president. "Participating to educational events such as the YMC summit, brings an excellent foundation for the exchange of ideas, forges strong professional and personal relationships and helps contributing to the growth and success of their businesses."
"The YMC members are passionate about the industry and their work, and passion is infectious in young businesses, as it is in life," says Dana Kilarska, newly appointed president of the YMC club and second generation label converter professional at Purgina, Slovakia.
This year's theme 'Great Ideas with Limited Resources' reflects the current economic reality young industry managers are operating in. Having to accomplish more with limited resources requires a flexible business dynamic and new managerial skills. Buzz words such as innovation, creativity, optimization and leadership need to being turned into operational 'excellence'. How do young managers design and implement and innovation strategy? How do they transform an idea into a marketable product or service? Organizers say that these and many more questions, along with inspirational and educational guidance, will be provided during the summit. A detailed schedule is below.
YMC Summit 2013 Program:
Thursday, 7 November
13.30 - 13.45 hrs Opening and welcome
13.45 - 15.45 hrs Business Model Innovation workshop by Dr. Stephan Jung, Gamma Capital Partners & Mag. Ilse Klanner, Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (AT)
15.45 - 16.15 hrs Networking Break
16.15 - 18.15 hrs Continuation Business Model Innovation workshop
Friday, 8 November
08.45 - 09.45 hrs Lean Manufacturing by Paolo Cordonatto, Avery Dennison
09.45 - 10.30 hrs Trends and opportunities in the label industry by Roger Pellow, Tarsus
10.30 - 11.00 hrs Networking break
11.00 - 13.00 hrs Lean Manufacturing workshop by Mag; Andreas Sattlberger, Syn Group Management Consulting GmbH (AT)
14.00 hrs Company visit label printer in Warsaw
Full details on how to join YMC and the YMC Summit 2013 will be available at the FINAT booth (11P40) at Labelexpo where the Young Managers Club delegates welcome existing and new members.