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Scanning for Opportunities and Threats in Manufacturing

Experts from the fields of Food & Beverage, Chemicals, Automotive, and Heavy Industry will guide you through market trends and competitor insights that stem from new technology and sustainability efforts.

Event details

This event starts at 8:00 in your time zone (New_York)

4 June 2024


Get to know the opportunities and threats in manufacturing

Hear from global industry leader Givaudan about how they still keep on creating game-changing innovations after 250+ years in business. Understanding in depth the competitive industry landscape and emerging technologies is crucial for them, and you’ll learn why in this webinar.

“Technology and Sustainability in Manufacturing: Scanning for Opportunities and Threats” will explore how enterprises can find and use strategic insights to make the right decisions despite massive market changes.

The webinar speakers are experts and analysts from the fields of Food & Beverage, Chemicals, Automotive, and Heavy Industry, and they will guide you through market trends, competitor insights, and strategies to leverage opportunities and mitigate risks.

Key takeaways you’ll leave with:

  1. Gain valuable insights on the latest trends, challenges, and opportunities in the manufacturing sector, spanning across Food & Beverage, Chemicals, Automotive, and Heavy Industry.
  2. Understand the importance of technology intelligence in risk management and how to leverage it in R&D within manufacturing.
  3. Learn practical strategies to effectively scan the horizon for threats and opportunities, setting your organization on a path of growth and strategic success.

Who should attend:

This webinar is a must-attend for executives, and decision-makers in the manufacturing industry, including R&D professionals within life sciences, individuals involved in M&A, supply chain managers, and those wishing to gain a competitive edge in their respective fields. It will also be helpful for market researchers, analysts, and anyone keen on understanding the dynamics of the manufacturing sector in the digital age.

Meet the speakers

Speaker MaryJo Meyer is Director, Competitive Intelligence, Givaudan​

Mary Jo Meyer


Meyer, an expert in the strategic development of intellectual property, brings a wealth of experience in supporting research and development. Meyer's strategic expertise in intellectual property development and her experience in guiding international patent filings make her an authoritative voice in risk management.

Toni Suominen

Senior Research Consultant

During his career, Toni has helped organizations to develop market intelligence operations mostly in the financial services, forest industry and automotive sectors, although over the years he has conducted various projects and taken part to develop intelligence services to other industries as well.

Victoria Dorofeeva

Consulting Analyst

Specializing in competitor benchmarking and market analysis, Victoria provides clients with relevant insights to aid decision-making. Recently, she has focused on opportunity assessment and client validation in the manufacturing sector.

Van Tran

Consulting Manager

Van is a seasoned market research pro with over 17 years of experience. She's been with Valona's Germany branch since 2014. From nailing secondary research to expert interviews, continuous monitoring services, and workshops, she delivers insights and actionable recommendations for her clients.

Event Agenda

8:00 EDTI Welcome

8:05 I “Scanning the Horizon for Technology Threats for a Global Industry Leader”, presentation by Mary Jo Mayer, Director of Competitive Intelligence at Givaudan

8:30 I Valona Analyst Insights on Industry Trends

Chemicals Industry, presentation by Victoria Dorofeeva, Consulting Analyst at Valona

Automotive Industry, presentation by Van Tran, Consulting Manager at Valona

Heavy Industry, presentation by Toni Suominen, Senior Analyst at Valona

9:00 I Webinar Ends