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FINAT Young Managers Club announces Global Congress Programme

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Press release from the issuing company

The Hague, The Netherlands - FINAT’s Young Managers Club (YMC) – a lively part of the European self-adhesive labelling association -- announces it will hold its second global congress at the Sheraton Hotel in Bratislava, Slovakia on April 16-18, 2015.   In recent years, YMC has selected locations in Central and Eastern Europe for its gatherings as part of its strategy to connect more with members from that region. 

Congress Theme: ‘Climb to the top’

Based on the positive experience gained from previous YMC meetings, this year’s programme once takes again a very hands-on approach, combining a company site visit, workshops, and panel discussion sessions.

‘YMC represents some 80 young managers from companies active in the self-adhesive labelling supply chain across Europe and beyond,’ says Young Managers Club President, Dana Kilarska.  ‘The 2015 summit will bring us inspiring management practice and valuable networking opportunities.   With the help of professionals and experts we can improve our business performance and learn about changing our behaviour to become more successful.  We are young and eager to learn.’ 

YMC Congress Programme: 

Thursday April 16: 

  • 15.00: Delegate visit to family-run label converter Purgina, Slovakia
  • 19.00: Welcome dinner

Friday April 17: 

  • 10.30-12.45:  Innovation workshop:   ‘Manage a thin company’ – Jozef Kristak (IPA) –                       


  • 13.15-14.20:  Lunch
  • 14.30-16.00:  Continuation of workshop
  • 16.30-17.30:  Panel discussion between end users and designers on how to communicate design possibilities

Saturday April 18:

  • 08.45-10.45:   Workshop: 7 Habits of highly-effective people – Zoltan Demjan 

(Franklin Covey) – Slovakia

  • 11.45-13.15:  Continuation of workshop
  • 13.15:  Closure of the congress

‘The concept of managing a ‘thin company’ is about identifying the bottlenecks within one’s company to find and employ better solutions, and run the business more smoothly --  both at a production and administrative level,’ says Dana Kilarska. 

‘The workshop on the 7 habits of highly-effective people can guide any company towards success and inspire our young leaders,’ she continues. ‘Twenty five years after the book on “7 habits of highly- effective people” appeared, the principles are timeless and remain more relevant than ever. On an individual level, people are experiencing burn-outs, while on a collective level we are burning up the planet. Participants will learn how to deal with setting individual goals while respectfully collaborating as a team.’  

‘When the FINAT Young Managers Club was founded in 2008 on the occasion of FINAT’s 50th anniversary, the aim was to create a platform where incoming business leaders could connect FINAT’s successful past with a dynamic future.    Now, six year later, the YMC itself has become an established feature of our association’s structure.   Nevertheless it is still refreshing to experience the continuing stream of the YMC’s high-quality, interactive, and business-oriented programmes, which are setting new standards in FINAT,’ concludes Jules Lejeune, Managing Director, FINAT. 

For more information go to www.finat.com.


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