The aim of this virtual event is to assess how food and beverage companies can take effective climate action, enable sustainable innovation and drive supply-chain resilience. It will provide an overview of key sustainability challenges to and opportunities for the sector, with the focus on practical real-world solutions.
The conference, say organisers Innovation Forum, is a great platform for benchmarking your organisation’s performance on sustainability issues and learning about best practice from key players in the sector.
The conference agenda includes sessions focused on:
- Evolving legislation and policy change: The upcoming impacts on food and agriculture
- Leadership perspectives: C-suite insights into key challenges, trends and opportunities within the food and beverage industry
- ‘Climate-positive’ food: How to deliver on ambitious climate goals within supply chains
- Regenerative agriculture: Current trend or the future of sustainable agriculture?
- Farmer perspectives: Detailed insights into the key sustainability challenges and successes from the ground
- Resilient smallholder supply chains: How to build supply chain durability, prevent deforestation and ensure sustainable rural communities
- Natural climate solutions: How to implement solutions that deliver large scale GHG reductions
- Investor expectations: What does big finance want to see from food companies?
- Food waste and the SDGs: How to reduce and eliminate food waste throughout the value chain
- Trust and transparency: How business can keep up with the ever-rising demand for information on products, supply chains and ecosystems
- Ag-tech for today and tomorrow: What are the new technologies that will transform agricultural systems and the future of food?
To view the full conference agenda, click here.
More than 250 senior representatives will be in attendance from companies including Oatly, Danone, PepsiCo, Impossible Foods, the Environmental Defence Fund, Ocean Spray, Fair Trade USA, the Consumer Goods Forum, the Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research, World Animal Protection, Molson Coors, Bayer, Merck, the National Marine Fisheries Service, the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, Oregon State University, Kellogg’s, Smithfield Foods and more.
To view a comprehensive speaker lineup, click here.
To secure a place at the conference, register online or email the organisers directly. Earlybird registration closes Friday 22 January (US time, so Saturday 23 January, AEDT).
Innovation Forum encourages delegates to join as a team to ensure you don’t miss anything across the four tracks. Group discounts are available.
Times and dates
The conference takes place from 23-25 March 2021, Central US time – which means that for those of us running on Australian Eastern Daylight Savings time (AEDT), it starts on 24 March at 5am, with Days 2 and 3 (25 and 26 March) beginning at 1.30am. The good news is that all sessions will be available on demand after the fact to registered delegates.