Erik Aapkes

Founder and Managing Partner - blueprint Europe

With a rich background in senior commercial roles at major FMCG companies like Rothmans, Cadbury, and McCain, Erik has witnessed the successes and failures of brand partnerships with retailers. Transitioning to consultancy with Blueprint Management Consultants in 2014, he now channels his passion and expertise into training and advising B2B partners on optimizing commercial relationships for mutual benefit.

Loe Limpens

Founder - Yellow Dress Retail

Loe has more than 25 years of experience in operational and strategic brand-design and the consistent translation within all media (eg. store-design, packaging, in-store communication, corporate media, mass market communication). 
He is a strong believer in the added value of design and creativity for companies and is expert in Retail design and Private Label. He founded Yellow Dress Retail in March 2009, as a Retail design agency, with a strong focus on Private Label. He is the Co-author of: Private Label Uncovered, taking retailer brands to the next level (2011), Managing Private labels, Sharing knowledge from research and practice (2015) and The Private Label Revolution (2019).

Sabine Louet Feisser

Managing Partner - Yellow Dress Retail

Sabine is a passionate retail (brand) builder, strategic sparring partner, driving force, committed relationship builder, entrepreneur with a purpose, with a soft spot for retail and retail brands. She previously worked for Brandnew.Design as a Client Services Director before joining forces with Yellow Dress Retail in 2014.


Ananda Roy

SVP Thought Leadership Europe - Circana

Ananda Roy engages executive leaders at the world’s largest consumer goods brands and retailers on the strategic drivers of category growth. With a strong commercial mindset, he leverages Circana’s extensive data and analytics capabilities and a team of subject-matter experts to accelerate client growth.

Roy is the author of several Circana European CPG thought leadership reports, including Europe’s Innovation Pacesetters©, Sustainability Matters: No Plan B, Private Labels: Hiding in Plain Sight, and Demand Signals©, Circana’s bi-annual consumer goods categoryreview.

A recognized industry thought leader, Roy is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and events and has delivered opening keynote addresses at several global food and beverage conferences. His perspective is often featured on BBC TV and Radio, SKY and CNBC networks, and in The Financial Times of London, Le Figaro, El Pais, Bloomberg, Reuters, Marketing Week, and leading trade media outlets such as The Grocer and ESM.

Ana Tique

Consultant - Euromonitor International

Ana is a Consultant on Euromonitor's Lifestyle industries, covering fashion, tissue, and personal care. This coupled with her experience in the European and Asian markets, enables Ana to provide actionable insights to businesses on how to address consumer trends and needs in the DACH region. With over fifteen years of experience in consumer products and services marketing and an MBA in Marketing and Strategic Management, Ana relocated from Asia to join Euromonitor's Düsseldorf office in 2022. 

Vibeke van der Bilt

Business Lead Targeted Campaigns - Picnic Technologies

With a passion for creating the most beautiful, fun, and creative private label range, she has been working over four years at Picnic Technologies. She was one of the early initiators of the Private label team and has been responsible for the development of many beautiful products. She led the deli meats and cheese division of Picnic in the Netherlands, ensuring top-quality fresh produce for customers. Currently, she is focussing on the development of targeted campaigns, to make the Picnic offer as relevant as possible for every Picnic customer.

Fleur Randag

Business Lead Private Label - Picnic Technologies

With a solid background in consulting, she has spent four years at Picnic working in various Lead positions within the Commercial team - both on Store and Category management side. Currently, as Business Lead Private Label, she is responsible for the international team focused on delivering innovative products designed to bring joy to customers' homes. Prior to joining Picnic, Fleur worked for eight years at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), where she focused her work on retail clients across Europe.

Paolo Bonsignore

Chief Operational Officer - Coop Italian Food

Paolo is Chief Operational Officer at Coop Italian Food, the international branch of Coop Italy created to export the excellence of Italian food worldwide. He has over 25 years of international background in sales and marketing for FMCG companies. Paolo is an expert in international expansion, Communication, Digital, eCommerce and Direct Marketing and has been managing breakthrough Branded Content projects since 2011.