Claudia Josephs studied Business Management and Languages at Justus-Liebig-Universität, Gießen. As from 1996 she gained first insights into the design business serving clients such as Henkel and Dr. Oetker at design agency Brösske, Meyer & Ruf Düsseldorf. In 2004 Claudia started to work for the European Brand & Packaging Design Association. Since then she could combine her knowledge of brand design with the passion for communication by connecting people with different professional backgrounds from all over the world. She takes care of member agencies and sponsor relationships and organises European-wide conferences on design-related business issues twice a year. Claudia holds the position of General Manager and works in close collaboration with the epda Board, formed by six European member agencies. Since 2008 Claudia has provided conceptional and operational support on behalf of epda to packaging related highlight initiatives for the tradeshows interpack & drupa, Messe Düsseldorf.