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Jean-Yves Chan
Jean-Yves Chan

Planning Director EMEA
Jean Yves is a Supply Chain leader with 16 years of experience in the toy industry. He currently leads the Planning organization for Mattel in EMEA, responsible for Demand Planning, Supply & Inventory Management, and the S&OP process. Previous roles include Strategic Planning, Process Improvement, and Global Forecasting Development, delivering strategic projects such as the implementation of JDADemand (now Blue Yonder), setting up new go-to-market models, and a post-merger integration. He holds a MSc. degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands.
Bernard Czap
Bernard Czap

Project Leader S&OP Transformation and Order Promising
Bernard is a Senior Supply Chain Professional at BSH with 27 years Supply Chain and IT experience, currently responsible as project leader for S&OP transformation and Order Promising. Previous roles at BSH and OSRAM includes Head of Global SC - Sales and Demand Planning, delivering strategic projects such as the implementation of IBP Demand and IBP Response and Supply. Bernard holds a degree in Business and Physical Engineering from Hochschule München University of Applied Sciences.
Alina Davydova
Alina Davydova

Senior Process Manager
Alina is a Senior Supply Chain Professional at Danfoss, currently responsible for designing and describing different Supply Chain Models in Danfoss’s Climate Solution Segment. She is also a Process Facilitator for the Global S&OP process within the Segment. Before this role, Alina spent many years working within Danfoss’s global supply chain as Implementation Lead for ERP projects. Alina holds a PMI PMBOK certificate in BASIC Project Management and a Project Management Expert Certificate. She holds a Degree in Linguistics and Teacher Training and is a Certified Business Trainer.
Agnes Dyduch
Agnes Dyduch

Global Planning Director
Agnes is a passionate change leader, delivering consistent business impact through Value Chain redesign. Agnes started her career with European Deloitte Consulting, developing organisations’ business strategy and supply chain execution, enabled by change management. Striving for more accountability, Agnes moved on to Reckitt, where she worked as Supply Chain Director across geographies, improving economic performance as well as customer satisfaction and Supply Chain resilience. In recent years Agnes worked in LEGO, COTY and currently AVON, where she has been leading teams to establish better customer collaboration, innovation launches and integrated business planning.
Mélanie F. Hansen
Mélanie F. Hansen
AJ Vaccines

S&OP Manager
Mélanie is passionate about change management and driving processes that make visible and positive impacts on businesses. French born and Denmark based, she thrives in international environments where learning about other’s cultures and motivations are the keys to become the best catalyst of change. She has spent the last 6 years leading S&OP, first at Saint-Gobain, a building materials company where she implemented S&OP in the Nordic region for 7 markets and 2 business units, and now for AJ vaccines where she leads global S&OP implementation. Mélanie holds a degree in agricultural engineering from L'Institut Agro Montpellier.
Michael Koerber
Michael Koerber
Bristol Myers Squibb

Senior Manager, Demand Planning and Analytics
Michael is a Senior Manager in Demand Planning and Analytics at the Enterprise Strategy and Performance organization at Bristol-Myers Squibb. His career at BMS includes Demand Planning for a range of markets in the EMEA region, recently leading the integration of the planning processes for the Celgene and BMS product portfolios, managing new product introductions, and overseeing adoption of SAP IBP. Prior to BMS, Michael worked for companies in the chemical, pharmaceutical and consumer goods industries in roles including product management, process improvement and demand panning. Michael has a degree in Industrial Engineering from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and an MBA from the University of Toronto.
Hadrien Graf
Hadrien Graf
Bristol Myers Squibb

Senior Manager, Global Demand Planning and Analytics

Hadrien is a Senior Manager of Global Demand Planning and Analytics in the Enterprise Strategy and Performance organization at Bristol-Myers Squibb. Hadrien started his career at Procter & Gamble as Category Demand Planning Analyst where he was exposed to a very mature S&OP process driven by demand planning. He stayed at P&G for the following 2 years as a financial analyst in various units of the company before joining Celgene where he established a Demand Planning department along with an S&OP process. Hadrien is now responsible for long term planning of BMS’s Established Brands portfolio. He holds a degree in International Hospitality Management from Lausanne Hospitality Business School and is CPF and CPIM certified.

Manuel Andrick
Manuel Andrick
tesa SE

Project Manager SCM / Global Key User Demand Planning
Manuel is a project manager at tesa, a leading manufacturer of adhesive solutions for all major industry and consumer markets, where is he responsible for the company's forecasting processes. He started his career in supply planning where he led a planning team and implementation of advanced planning systems. He later joined the demand planning team and is now supporting tesa in their journey to become a truly demand-driven organization, leveraging his 10+ years of experience in supply chain planning. Manuel holds a degree in Business and Logistics from the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences.
Robert Koenigsmann
Robert Koenigsmann
tesa SE

Global Demand and S&OP Manager
Robert is a project manager with experience leading S&OP implementations across multiple industries. He started his career at German retailer Tchibo as a Demand Planner where he developed hands-on demand sensing forecasting tools for short-term planning of warehouse and transport processes. Striving for broader conceptional work in the field of planning, he joined the consulting company valantic where he spent 6 years, starting as a data analyst and ending as project lead at clients such as LEONI, Kärcher, Siemens, Roche and Adidas. He is currently project manager for S&OP at tesa SE where he leads the company's efforts to become a truly S&OP driven company. Robert holds an MBA from Hochschule Heilbronn, Germany.
Jonathon Karelse
Jonathon Karelse
NorthFind Management


Jonathon is a recognized thought leader in demand planning and S&OP and is CEO and co-founder of the consultancy NorthFind Management. Jonathon has been a long-term contributor to the IBF’s body of knowledge, with a specific focus on forecasting metrics, decision making, and behavioral science. Jonathon is the author of an Amazon #1 Best Seller for his book, “Histories of the Future: Milestones in the Last 100 Years of Business Forecasting”. He is a graduate of the MIT Sloan School of Management, a member of the 2019 Management Excellence cohort at Harvard Business School and is a member of the Harvard Business Review’s Advisory Council.

Helder de Oliveira
Helder de Oliveira

Global Process Manager
Helder has 15+ years of experience, having worked in several supply chain planning and analytics roles in the automotive, consulting and construction industries. In 2019 he joined Hilti in Liechtenstein as Global Process Manager for S&OP, driving and inspiring the central planning team to enhance S&OP maturity. Helder holds a degree in business management from University of Sorocaba, an MBA from Cleveland State University, a MSc in Production Engineering from Sao Paulo State University, and is currently pursuing his PhD in Operations Management from the University Institute of Lisbon.
Bogusz Dworak, CPF
Bogusz Dworak, CPF

Head of Global Forecasting
Bogusz is a leader and practitioner in forecasting, demand planning and S&OP with 20+ years’ experience in the field, in both retail and manufacturing. He has worked both as function lead and supply chain planning consultant supporting multiple companies from various industries including automotive, pharma, FMCG and construction. Since 2019 he leads the statistical forecasting team at HILTI as Head of Global Forecasting. He holds an MSc in Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Warsaw as well as IBF CPF and ASCM CPIM certifications.
Domenico Canfora
Domenico Canfora

Head of S&OP - UK & Ireland
Domenico has worked in various demand and supply roles across different industries in both the public and private sectors. He is currently the Head of S&OP for Finning UK & Ireland, where he leads their demand and supply activities along with the overall S&OP process. Domenico has led implementation of planning tools in multiple organisations including SAP APO at Kellogg’s, BOARD’s S&OP tool at AstraZeneca, and an in-house forecasting tool at LEGO, as well as Anaplan’s Demand and S&OP tool for a UK government entity. He holds a degree in Economics and Finance from Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy.
Jiří Boháček, CPF
Jiří Boháček, CPF
Nokian Tyres

Global Demand Planning Manager
Jiří has spent his working career at Nokian Tyres, working in various roles related to forecasting, pricing, and sales reporting. Currently, he leads the global demand planning team for the passenger car tire business, ensuring the delivery of useful and accurate forecasts. He graduated with a degree in Economic Policy & Data Engineering from Prague University of Economics and Business and is an IBF Certified Professional Forecaster (CPF).
Eric Wilson, ACPF
Eric Wilson, ACPF
Institute of Business Forecasting & Planning

Director – Thought Leadership
Eric is a predictive analytics and business planning innovator, author, and speaker. He is the Director of Thought Leadership at the IBF. Prior to this he worked as the Director of Demand Planning at Escalade Sports, Director of Demand Planning at Berry Plastics, and Director of Demand Planning & S&OP at Tempur Sealy International. In 2016, he received the Excellence in Business Forecasting & Planning award from the IBF. He is an IBF Advanced Certified Professional Forecaster (ACPF) with over 20 years of experience. Eric is a visionary in his field, a frequent speaker and panelist for many executive forums and professional conferences, and has written numerous articles in publications such as The Journal of Business Forecasting and APICS Magazine. He is also the author of the books Cultural Cycles and Predictive Analytics for Business Forecasting & Planning.
Chris Turner
Chris Turner

Chris works with a range of clients worldwide, across industry sectors, on strategy development, innovation and joined-up decision-making. A highly respected facilitator, Chris has a unique ability to understand and simplify complex business issues and opportunities and translate these into action. He has worked with leadership teams around the world, helping them to articulate, share and realize their strategies through aligning the organization, integrating decision-making and capability building.
Dr. Sven F. Crone
Dr. Sven F. Crone
Lancaster University

Assistant Professor in Management Science
Dr. Sven F. Crone is an expert in forecasting, with over 15 years of expertise in both its theory and practice. As an Assistant Professor at Lancaster University and the Director of the Lancaster Centre for Forecasting (the largest thinktank dedicated to business forecasting) he has been published in over 40 scientific publications and has received international awards for developing new forecasting algorithms. He has trained over 500 Demand Planners, and consulted with industry leaders on improving forecasting methods, systems and processes. Sven is a regular speaker at IBF conferences, sharing insights from hands-on consulting projects and the latest research in forecasting for FMCG/CPG, Call Centres and Energy Markets.
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  • Join the largest gathering of global professionals from all industries with S&OP/IBP, Demand Planning, Supply Chain, Forecasting, and Analytics responsibilities in Europe
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Jean-Yves Chan
Planning Director EMEA
Bernard Czap
Project Leader S&OP Transformation and Order Promising
Alina Davydova
Senior Process Manager
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  • Pre-Conference Tutorial
    Nov 16, 2022
  • Conference Day 1
    Nov 17, 2022
  • Conference Day 2
    Nov 18, 2022
  • Exam Day
    Nov 19, 2022
IBF Members Only
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Morning Refreshments & Tutorial Registration
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM


  • Benefits and its impact on supply chain, management decisions, financial plans
  • Responsibilities/Accountability
  • Consensus development and management support
  • Relationship to other decision and planning processes
  • Cross-function participation and involvement


  • Process design and interfaces
  • Cross-functional involvement and consensus building
  • Forecaster competencies & skills
  • Forecast user Information needs
  • Risk and error tolerances


  • Importance of error measurement and analysis
  • Sources and remediation of error
  • Interpretation and application of error metrics
  • Mean Absolute % Error (MAPE)
  • Weighted Mean Absolute % Error (WMAPE)
  • Error analysis and cost of error


  • Data identification and definition
  • Structure of time series data
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Identifying and adjusting for anomalies


  • Importance of pattern identification
  • Time series model development
  • When to use time series models
  • Advantages and disadvantages of time series
  • Event adjustments and when to use
  • Underlying assumptions
  • Widely used time series methods – averages, naïve model, exponential smoothing, decomposition, trend, seasonal, and other time series methods


  • When to use Regression
  • Advantages and disadvantages
  • How to build a regression model for demand
  • Application in estimating effects of promotions, pricing, advertising, and other program actions
  • Using regression methods in conjunction with time series forecasting


  • Challenges of New Product Forecasting
  • Opportunity identification and evaluation
  • Product lifecycle structure and estimation
  • Qualitative forecasting methods
  • Diffusion models
  • Quantitative forecasting methods
  • Expected error and accuracy

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PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP: 1-Day Fundamentals of Demand Planning & Forecasting Tutorial
S&OP/ IBP & Forecasting Conference
17-18 November 2022
Cocktail Reception
17 November 2022
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Forecasting & Planning Tutorial
16 November 2022 (Active IBF Members Only)
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