Judge Introduction

ARGENTINA

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Fabian Oscar Vinderola

Packaging Expert of Cartocor SA

Fabian Oscar Vinderola is an expert on packaging issues, with a focus on the innovation and sustainability of Cartón Corrugado corrugated cases. He made his career of almost 24 years in the company Cartocor SA (main manufacturer of corrugated cardboard in Argentina), accumulating greatest experience in development and innovation of related products. Fabian Oscar Vinderola has joined the panel of the judges for the Estrella del Sur Award which is a recognition given by the Argentine Institute of Packaging to companies that invest and bet on new packaging designs for 10 years.


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Hernán Braberman

Partner & Executive Design Director of Tridimage

Hernán Braberman is the partner and executive design director of Tridimage, the design agency that helps Latin America’s leading brands become well-known to the new generation of consumers through packaging. His designs have been awarded Pentawards six times, known as the Oscar for packaging design, Vertex Awards, A’Design, Ameristar, Sello de Buen Diseño, POPAI, Estrella del Sur and Pack Andina. Hernán Braberman was honored by the British Council as one of the finalists for the International Young Design Entrepreneur of the Year (IYDEY) and has been a judge for the Fondo Nacional de las Artes (FNA) in Argentina, the Latin American Design Awards (LADAWARDS) in Peru, Latampack Awards, World Corrugated Awards and Marking Awards in China.


BRAZIL

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Titha Kraemer

Founder, Creative Director and Partner of Bendito Design

Prior to founding Bendito, Titha occupied the position of creative director for many important agencies in Brazil, such as MA FrankMeyer, Trio, Competence and Norton/Publicis Groupe. Titha formed a particular colorful, bright and bold style that ends to be a reference for Bendito’s current clients. Elected as Designer of the Year, Promotional Marketing Businesswoman of the Year and Design Businesswoman of the Year by the Rio Grande do Sul Columnists Award, Titha has been spreading her creative and strategy knowledge to several events and universities as a speaker, a teacher or a judge: Congreso Diseño Industrial Company in Toluca City – Mexico; Brand Lov Day - Maceió Brazil, Industrial Design College – Brazil Lutheran University; Polytechnic School of Unisinos, ABRE Award, Bornancini Award, ABEDESIGN Award.


CHINA

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Jason Hu

Deputy Secretary General of Design Committee of Shanghai Packaging Association

Jason Hu graduated from Shanghai University of Engineering Science, majoring in art design. Until now, he has accumulated professional packaging design experience for more than ten years. Jason Hu have won the Chinese and international awards for design. He also provides packaging design service for famous brands domestically and internationally.


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Jiang Guozheng

Founder & Creative Director of NX Creative

Jiang Guozheng graduated from Industrial Design Department, Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University and then gained the master’s degree of Arts in France. when working in Paris, he participated in the core creative work of many international first-line luxury brands. After returning to Shanghai, he founded Nianxiang Creative Company in 2013 with the brand’s mission of creating actual consumption meaning for consumers, aiming to evoke an immersive brand resonance of consumers.


INDIA

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Gagan Singh Sethi

CEO & Founder of THE CONNECTED INC

Gagan Singh Sethi possess experience in the field of paper, pulp, corrugated & packaging for more than 16 years. He hands on experience of handling the complete operations of an automated corrugated manufacturing facility. As the founder of THE CONNECTED INC, Gagan has a vision of being the biggest exporter of paper & packaging from India, and in last 3 years the company have exported paper to the following countries including China, South Korea, Canada, USA, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Singapore, Malaysia, Mauritius, Dubai, Saudi Arabia & Bahrain.


INDONESIA  

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Harry Triono

Manufacturing Manager of PT Surya Rengo Containers

Harry Triono graduated from Trisakti University, Jakarta, with a major in engineering focusing on design manufacturing, plant lay out and processing coach of Carton box factory. He has worked for many well-known carton manufacturers in Indonesia, including Pt. Guru Indonesia, Pt. Tri wall Indonesia, Pt. Surya Rengo containers Karawang factory and Pt Surya Rengo containers.


JAPAN

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Ryuta Ishikawa  

Art Director & Designer of FRAME Inc.

Ryuta Ishikawa is an esteemed Japanese packaging design expert with a wealth of experience, working on projects across multiple disciplines. His Tokyo based design agency has been given recognition from the global design community four times, two of which from Pentawards with consecutive Platinum distinctions in 2017 and 2018. As a Design & Art Director, Ryuta specializes in product and brand development, advertisement production, and visual identity development. He also coopreates with many world-renown beverage brands such as Kirin Beer and Lotte Sawa.


MALAYSIA

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Tony Loganathan

Marketing Director of Far East Packaging Industrial (Johor) Sdn Bhd

Hon. Treasurer of Malaysian Corrugated Carton Manufacturers' Association (MACCMA)

Tony Loganathan has been involved in manufacturing of corrugated packaging industry since 1986, with more than 35 years of extensive experience and broad vision.


SINGAPORE

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Stanley Koo

Former President of Corrugated Box Manufacturers Association (CBMA)

Advisor of Asian Corrugated Case Association (ACCA)

Member of Packaging Council of Singapore

Stanley Koo graduated from St. Francis Xavier's College (Hongkong), Stamford College (Singapore) and Advanced Management Institute(USA). He started his corrugated packaging business in 1968 and once worked at Rising Paper Products Pte Ltd, then he took root in the Singapore corrugated box market. Now, he is the Managing Director of STANPACK INDUSTRIES PTE LTD. He has accumulated experience in the corrugated packaging industry for more than 53 years.


THAILAND

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Chusak Deetrakunwattanapoen

President of Thai Corrugated Packaging Association (TCPA)

Chusak Deetrakunwattanapoen is president of the Thai Corrugated Packaging Association (TCPA) and a member of the Asian Corrugated Case Association (ACCA). He is a senior executive of a well-known corrugated box company in Thailand with packaging and printing experience for more than 26 years. From 2012 to 2018, Mr. Chusak has been the judge for many famous packaging awards in Thailand.


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Somchana Kangwarnjit

Founder & Executive Creative Director of Prompt Design

Founded in Bangkok, Thailand by Somchana Kangwarnjit, Prompt Design is an international strategic brand and a packaging design agency. By virtue of the design expertise of the prompt design team and his ingenious intuitive design capacity, Somchana has been invited to join the panel of judges for many world leading packaging design competition such as PENTAWARDS, Core77 Design Award, A’Design Awards, etc. Somchana is also on the board of Thai Graphic Design Association (ThaiGa). He was invited to deliver a keynote speech at the TEDx ChiangMai in 2018.


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Varna Sudasna

Chief Packaging Specialist of SCG Packaging

Vice President of Thai Packaging Association (TPA)

Management Committee Member of Asian Corrugated Case Association (ACCA)

President of Thai Package Design Association (TPDA)

Varna Sudasna has worked in SCG Packaging for over 30 years and made significant contributions to packaging design and product design. In particular, industry practitioners in the Asia Pacific region are very familiar with her. Since 1987, Ms. Varna has held multiple marketing positions at the Corrugated Board Business department of SCG Packaging, accumulating rich experience of paper and packaging-related businesses. Given her role in Asian Corrugated Case Association (ACCA) and her position as vice president of Thai Packaging Association (TPA), she has contributed greatly to the Thai packaging industry with years of experience, and cooperated with Thai government ministries to propel the promotion and development of corrugated box packaging trade in domestic markets and global markets.


BELGIUM

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Peter van Ostaijen 

Secretary General of Corrugated Benelux Association (CBA)

Peter van Ostaijen has given SinoCorrugated a long-term support. He has provided us access to all factories during our first european corrugated study tour. Moreover, he has visited our exhibition previously and known well about it. He is on the board of the Corrugated Benelux Association (CBA), a new platform jointly formed by the Corrugated industry of Belgium and the Netherlands. As a fixed FEFCO member CBA continuously provides its members with the latest sector news and technical expertise and strongly promotes the qualities of corrugated packaging, so in the end every member can take advantage of its popularity.


The UK

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Daniel Brunton

Founder & Managing Director of Brunton Business Publications Limited

As a Group Publisher, Daniel Brunton has experience in corrugated box packaging publishing for more than 40 years. He is the founder of Brunton Business Publications, the world’s leading publishers of business-to-business trade journals for the fibre-based packaging industry. Brunton Publications are the leading publishers of business-to-business trade journals for the fibre-based packaging industry, covering corrugated, folding carton and recycling of fibre-based packaging.


NETHERLANDS

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Rob Vermeulen

Board Member and Former President of the European Brand & Packaging Design Association (EPDA)

Rob Vermeulen has been working as a designer and design strategist for forty years: either solo, or as leader of a large bureau or as advisor for profit and non-profit organizations in Netherlands, Europe and beyond. Through ORV Consultancy he is always looking for new challenges to help brands and organizations move forward, sometimes step by step, sometimes rigorously, but based on a clear vision.



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