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Gianmauro Vella (Head of Design APAC & AMESA at PepsiCo)

Gianmauro Vella

Head of Design APAC & AMESA at PepsiCo

Gianmauro is a pure, passionate business lover that leverages Design, Design thinking, creativity, and curiosity to generate successful brand stories & experiences, establishing and advocating a design culture across multiple geographies.

Gianmauro enthusiastic drive for results, coupled with a strategic and innovative mindset, make of him a leader able to drive results while strengthening the role of Design in the organization, leading with integrity and building trust by consistently delivering on commitment.

Over the past several years, Gianmauro has brought tremendous creative and business value to its organizatlon through a creative and innovative leadership approach generating creative ideas, and foster a work climate in which people feel empowered to stretch beyond their current objectives to build capability and drive innovation.

Gianmauro is able to see the big picture and drive the team's innovative ideas to fruition by integrating them into the innovation and strategic planning process, even in the face of complexity and constant change that comes with a global role.

Gianmauro is currently the Head of PepsiCo Design for Apac & Amesa, leading both the in-house design team as well as external Design partners with the mission to advocate and develop the design culture throughout the company.

In his role as Design leader responsible for multiple markets, Gianmauro displayed courage in the face of complex challenges and act swiftly and decisively when adapting to change.

His focus extends from the physical to the digital expressions of PepsiCo's brands, including product, packaging, fashion, customer activation, spatial & architecture, motion and digital.

During his 8 years in PepsiCo, Gianmauro built and led, the Shanghai, New Delhi, Cairo, Bangkok, Capetown PepsiCo's Design center, elevating the role of Design in the company while partnering with Global and local business partners, proving the importance of Design & Design Thinking through multiple successful results across brands & Geographies, generating milions in saving & revenue for the organization while elevating the quality in the output.

Since the creation of PepsiCo's Apac & Amesa Design team, the team has been recognized with more than 350 Design Awards globally.

Prior to PepsiCo, Gianmauro worked for 6 years at 3M, where his mission was to elevate the role of Design & Design thinking in an Innovation & technology-driven global corporation.

Starting in 3M Italy, in 2010 Gianmauro joined 3M China, where he created and led the 3M Greater China Design Team office where he was able to win over a dozen Design awards while redefining the product portfolio of brands such as Scotch Brite, post-it, Scotch, Filtrete, and many more.

Prior to 3M, Gianmauro Freelanced and worked for a diversified range of brands including : Luxotica, Fontana Arte, JVC, Whirlpool, Nikon just to mention some.

Gianmauro holds an MBA at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, a Master's in product design at IED Milan and a Bachelor's Degree in Interior & Exhibition Design at the Faculty of Architecture in Florence.

Carlotta Godio (Co-founder and General Manager of FLATMIND Video Productions Co., ltd.)

Carlotta Godio

Co-founder and General Manager of FLATMIND Video Productions Co., ltd.

With an educational background in Chinese Culture, Carlotta is enabled to embrace her 18 years of living and working life in China with total passion.

Her natural talent combined with a fusion of formal and unconventional training has allowed Carlotta to develop a very distinctive personal style and - because of her experience in diverse roles within the creative sector - she has become a patient and reliable problem solver, a veteran who challenges her own experience every day.

Carlotta is the co-founder of FLATMIND Productions – a boutique video agency with more than 15 years of experience in Chinese and Western markets, FLATMIND is passionate about telling unique stories through corporate and promotional videos to be used as marketing and communication tools.

Creating FLATMIND Chinese branch from scratch, building and managing her team, and taking care of the business development shaped her into becoming an expert in campaign/visual project/event management & production, and a well-known creative mind with insightful planning and execution skills.

FLATMIND is nowadays a distinguished and reliable high-end agency working for some of the most prestigious brands belonging to a very diverse range of industries. Naming a few of them: Prada, Bulgari, Pomellato, Golden Goose, Converse, Hogan, Alcantara, Cisco, Bayer, Covestro, Solvay, Hong Kong Land, Swire, Campari Group and many others.

Elisa Yazidi (Content Marketing Manager at EhaiTech (Guangzhou  Google Ads Experience Center))

Elisa Yazidi

Content Marketing Manager at EhaiTech (Guangzhou Google Ads Experience Center)

Marketing speaker for

6 years of international marketing experience

3 years of marketing experience at a cross-border e-commerce company (Banggood)

Bachelor's & Master's Degrees related toChinese language & economics

Co-coordinator of the Young Professionals Network for the CICC (China-Italy Chamber of Commerce)

Vice President of Public Relations for the Guangzhou Elite Toastmasters Club

Won the award for the Best Manager (2021) and the Best Customer Experience (2017)

Fluent in 3 languages, proficient in 2