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Thursday 18th October 2018

8.30 – 8.40

Welcome To The Future Leaders Congress 2018

How to make the most out of the next three days

John Bradshaw, Head of Marketing, Pick n Pay & Future Leaders Committee Chairman

8.40 – 8.45

Session Moderator presentation

Alex Thomson , Presenter & Chief Correspondent, Channel 4 News

8.45 – 9.15

Building Leaders For Companies With Purpose

Peter Freedman, Managing Director, The Consumer Goods Forum


Leading Strategies For Companies With Purpose

Olaf Koch , CEO, METRO AG & Co-Chair of The Consumer Goods Forum


Özgür Tort, CEO, MIGROS TICARET, & Vice Co-Chair of The Consumer Goods Forum


Investing With Purpose

Why a public company’s responsibility is to make a positive contribution to society in addition to profits for shareholders.

Peter van der Werf, Senior Engagement Specialist, Robeco
Julie Nash, Director, Food and Capital Markets, Ceres

10.45 – 11.10  Networking Break

11.10 – 13.10 

A Hands-On Workshop For Managing Your Organisation Through A Crisis Lifecycle

In our crisis simulation workshop, we’ll start with a brief introduction to how to think about crisis – and a few pointers about distinctly unhelpful ways to think about it. Led by experts from McKinsey Crisis Response, themselves with many years of experience in both senior organisational roles and in serving clients, we will spend most of our time on a case-based exercise which allows participants to work in teams in a fast-moving, interactive demonstration of how crises evolve and the decisions leaders need to make, often under intense pressure. The workshop should give you some key lessons in how you might be better prepared for a crisis, how you can spot one coming and how to manage one as effectively as possible.

Session facilitated by Mary Calam, Senior Expert McKinsey & ex-Director General of National Security at The UK Home Office

13.10-14.10  Networking Lunch at “Fabrics” Restaurant


Part 1 Leading with Purpose in Environmental Sustainability

Why sustainability matters for the future of your business.

Ignacio Gavilan, Director, Environmental Sustainability, The Consumer Goods Forum


Part 2 Leading with Purpose in Health & Wellness

How companies with purpose implement the Health & Wellness agenda.

Isabelle Grosmaitre, Alimentation Initiatives Catalyst, Danone

14.40 – 15.00

Purpose in Action

A discussion between the above two speakers and moderator Alex Thomson

15.00 – 15.45  Networking Break

15.45 – 17.00

Where Will Digital Take Our Industry? An Overview

What’s new? A journey around the technologies that will impact the CPG/ retail industry of tomorrow.

John Phillips, SVP Customer Supply Chain & Global Go-To-Market, ‎PepsiCo


HACKATHON – Which Consumer Future are You Designing for?

The consumer goods industry is at an inflection point. Disruptive technologies, new business models and agile market entrants are revolutionising the way people shop and what they buy. Key assumptions that have shaped the industry for decades – from the best way to organise a business to the products and services to sell – are becoming increasingly irrelevant. In this exclusive mini-hack, participants will explore 150 drivers of change and ideate new products and business models that will be relevant to the future consumer.

Session facilitated by Andrew Cosgrove, Consumer Lead Analyst, EY &  and Florian Huber, Consumer Transformation Leader, EY 
Delegates will work together in teams in a relaxed atmosphere, over light food and drinks.

20.30   The day’s work is over! Now is the time to network the network.  
Delegates can adjourn to the nhow conference hotel lounge area, with its musical entertainment and cool Berlin vibe!

Friday 19th October 2018

Cutting-edge Store Concepts and Interactive Workshops


The German Retail Landscape

Country overview featuring video insights from a variety of consumer profiles in Germany

Dr. Marcus Jacob, Partner, McKinsey & Company

Deep Dive Into The Berlin Retail Scene

8.40 sharp  Departure by bus to store visits
9.00 to 13.30 Store Visits

This year’s store tour programme will focus on a variety of concepts. Delegates will look at how the stores are visibly focusing on purpose ie health and well-being, product safety and environmental and social sustainability. In addition, delegates will take on a customer persona, and answer a series of questions related to the stores visited. These will include:




  • REWE

13.30   Networking Break


A Masterclass In Agile

What it is, What it Means and How it Can Benefit Your Organisation

Agile is a set of beliefs. It is iterative, empirical, cross-functional, focused and continually improving. Often thought of as a method for writing software, Agile is ultimately a way to run and continuously improve your business. Even traditional companies can become agile at scale. In the process they must fundamentally change how they think about developing products, how business and technology work together, how decisions are made and how they organise and reward staff. Participants in this session will learn the steps required to bake the Agile principles into their organisation and help their people do their best work.

Session facilitated by The Boston Consulting Group

19.30   Official Networking Evening at the Wasserwerk

Saturday 20th October 2018


9.00 – 9.30

Why Purpose Is Essential For Your Career

Frank Alexa, European Consumer Practice Leader, Egon Zehnder

9.30 – 10.00Hani Weiss, CEO, Majid Al Futtaim-Retail

10.00 – 10.30: Rachael Gan, Social Entrepreneur (& former Vice President, Goldman Sachs )

10.30 – 11.00: Michael Durach, CEO, Develey Senf & feinkost GmbH

11.00 – 12.00 Late Morning Finger Food


12.00 – 14.00

Key note Closing Address & Workshop with a live orchestra

A very special, unconventional and entertaining workshop on leadership using the analogy of music

Dr Raphael von Hoensbroech, Managing Director, Konzerthaus Berlin

Bridges the two worlds of music and economics: Studied musicology, philosophy and law, worked as conductor as well as eight years at The Boston Consulting Group (Principal).

The Analogy

The conductor is responsible for the performance of his team without actually contributing operatively to the outcome: he is the only musician who does not play a note. At the same time, he is leading highly talented experts with skills he himself does not possess. What is the conductor’s role and what should his attitude be? How does he contribute added value? And what does it mean to make music instead of playing notes? Those are the overarching questions of this entertaining workshop.

14.00 – 14.10

Closing of the Future Leaders Congress 2018

John Bradshaw, Head of Marketing, Pick n Pay & Future Leaders Committee Chairman

Download the Official Programme
The FLP Programme Committee
  • Chairman: John Bradshaw, PICK N PAY, South Africa
  • Demir Aytaç, MIGROS TICARET, Turkey
  • Patrick Bacher, TCC, Germany
  • Niels Dekkers, SPAR INTERNATIONAL, The Netherlands
  • Viva Fahlén, ICA, Sweden
  • Richard Flint, HEMA B.V., The Netherlands
  • Paul Ford, THE COCA-COLA COMPANY, United Kingdom
  • Brian Horrigan, IGA, USA
  • James Naylor, MCKINSEY, United Kingdom
  • Christian Lamprecht, DEVELEY SENF & FEINKOST GmbH, Germany
  • Karin Von Funck, BCG, Germany
  • Tim Welch, PEPSICO INC., USA