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Simon Southern Delivers Key FEFCO Address

Jun 17, 2014 | Industry Associations & Partners, NOA Newsletters, Packaging, Packaging Research and Analysis

Simon Southern delivering a speechSimon Southern of Neil Osment Associates (NOA) delivered a key address to attendees of the prestigious European Federation of Corrugated Board Manufacturers (FEFCO) Summit in London this month (4-6 June). One of the most experienced professionals in the corrugated industry, Simon joined NOA after the acquisition of his market research, intelligence and strategic consultancy firm PRISM at the end of last year.

More than 300 leading packaging professionals from around the world attended the ‘Re-igniting the Flame’ themed summit and gathered to hear Simon’s presentation on ‘Corrugated Market Prospects’ which covered a range of topics including the current European business and economic environment, forecasts for the European corrugated industry, market and country prospects and Simon’s view of future opportunities and challenges for organisations working in the industry.

A spokesman from FEFCO comments:

“With more than 20 years experience of the corrugated industry, Simon has a wealth of knowledge and expertise that is absolutely invaluable to people working at a senior level. We were delighted that he agreed to speak at our summit, and are delighted to see that he is continuing to be involved in the industry in his new role at NOA.”

Simon will be working with Neil Osment and his team at NOA for the next two years as part of what he describes as a “relatively soft landing into retirement.”

NOA Ltd provides market research and strategic consulting services to the packaging industry in the UK, Europe and further afield. It focuses heavily on board-based packaging, with a strong focus on corrugated and folding carton companies.

Core services include market sector trend analyses and forecasts, competitor in-sights, investment and acquisition appraisals, strategic intelligence and specialist advice related to the packaging industry.