ECMA Young Leaders Forum

The Young Leaders Forum drives ECMA’s activities aimed at the next generation of folding carton industry leaders.
ECMA wants to involve the next generation with its activities and objectives, and prepare them to take over from the current leadership. 

Young managers from (family owned) SME converters from both direct and indirect members are the main target group and are invited to join the forum

This unique platform is aimed at managers around or under 40 who want to increase their network and become the industry leaders of the future. First generation founders, second or third generation owners or managers around or below the age of approx. 40, active in the folding carton industry who would like to take the opportunity to exchange experiences, initiate common projects, participate in exchange programmes focused on topics like succession, leadership, intercultural management, lean management, innovation etc., should not hesitate to join the new platform created for the next generation of folding carton industry leaders, the Young Leaders Forum!

What is in it for Young Leaders?
  • International Networking
  • Share experiences
  • Obtain knowledge from industry experts
  • Learn more about succession
  • Special management training for Young Leaders
  • Exchange programmes
  • Join the Young Leaders Linked-in Group
  • Regular meetings in conjunction with major industry events
Gemma Bond en Shaun Bond (both from Firstan, UK) and Tom Acket (Acket drukkerij kartonnage, NL) are part of the working group coordinating the establishment of the Young Leaders Forum and are supported by Rogier Krabbendam (ECMA).