This two-day business conference will identify the main areas of opportunity and innovation within the food and beverage industry. We’ll assess how business can react to consumer trends and expectations, whilst building sustainable, resilient agricultural supply chains. 
 

Climate

A prominent theme throughout the conference, we'll focus on how food and beverage companies can reduce climate impacts and help build resilience for all supply chain actors.

Farms 

We’ll highlight the most significant challenges and opportunities at farm-level, whilst emphasising how business can ensure farmers are environmentally and economically sustainable. 

Consumers 

Consumer demand is an integral theme throughout the two days. We'll analyse how consumer demand is changing the way we produce food, as well as how brands can best communicate with consumers around innovation and sustainability initiatives.
 

Tech and Innovation

The latest innovations and solutions in agri-tech and how these can be leveraged and scaled to build sustainable supply chains.  

200+ attendees | 60+ speakers | 28+ practical sessions

The speakers

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Rebecca Marmot

Unilever

Chief Sustainability Officer

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Anna Turrell

Nestlé

Head of Sustainability, UK & Ireland

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Simon Lord

Sime Darby

Chief Sustainability Officer

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Diana Visser

Corbion

Senior Director Sustainability

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Ellen Rasmussen

Yara

Vice President, Sustainability Programmes and Global Projects

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Nicko Debenham

Barry Callebaut

Head of Sustainability, MD Biolands Group and Chairman of Cocoa Horizons Foundation

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Julie Ntsekhe

Tiger Brands

Risk and Environmental Sustainability Director

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Justin van der Sluis

Rabobank

Head of Food & Agribusiness Research and Advisory - Europe & Africa

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Agenda highlights

  • CEO insights: Leadership perspectives on the key trends, major opportunities and the route to sustainable agriculture
  • Trust and transparency: Build consumer confidence and satisfy demand for information
  • Climate action: What leading food players need to do so that 1.5 degree targets are met
  • The economics of marginal farming: How business can play a key role in making suppliers economically sustainable
  • Sustainable agriculture techniques: Leading practices in local water management, climate smart agriculture, soil health and regenerative agriculture
  • Finance in food: The role of investors in driving sustainable food systems
  • Politics in food: How can business have a real impact on agricultural policy that helps meet sustainability objectives?
  • Animal welfare: What are brands doing to ensure the fair and safe treatment of animals 
  • The vegan health halo: Does the alternative protein market lack transparency on health and nutritional impacts?
  • Who pays? How to spread the cost of a sustainable and equitable food system 
  • AgTech disruption: How the revolution in FoodTech can enable sustainable agriculture at scale
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Why attend?

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Discover best practices from industry leaders and get in-depth guidance on how to effectively implement policies

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Meet & network with an influential audience of key stakeholders, including NGOs, business, government and supply chain actors

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Benchmark company performance amongst a room of your peers and discover where you should be focusing efforts

What’s different about this forum?

Innovation Forum is:
  • Candid: Entirely off-the-record discussion that enables open and honest disclosure from speakers and genuine participation from the audience.
  • Practical: A clear focus on the practical and actionable guidance that can drive change throughout industries and supply chains.
  • Focused: We provide enough time, resources and expertise to the issues that really matter. We don’t skate the surface, but get to the crux of the issues to provide in-depth, constructive discussion.
Innovation Forum is NOT:
  • A PR platform: Enthusiastic speakers are NOT given free rein to fill a session presenting their companies, allowing no time to actually get to the crux of the issues.
  • A talking shop: This is NOT an opportunity for a group people in a room to simply agree with everything said, regardless of outcomes.
  • All promise, no delivery: We will NOT promise what we can’t deliver. The issues covered are complex. They won’t be solved at a two-day conference. But we will help deliver progress through in-depth, constructive and practical advice around specific issues.

Who attends

World Cocoa Foundation
The Nature Conservancy
Rainforest Alliance
World Resources Institute
Neste
Rainforest Action Network
Bunge
Greenpeace
 McDonald’s
Olam International
Novo Nordisk
Syngenta
BASF
Mars
Cargill
Sime Darby
Unilever
Co-op
Danone
IKEA
Consumer Goods Forum
Touton
WWF
PWC
ING
Solidaridad
PepsiCo
Pernod Ricard
J.P. Morgan
The Coca-Cola Company
Barry Callebaut
Ferrero
Carlsberg Group
Marks and Spencer
SAI Platform
Aberdeen Asset Management
Soil Association
BNP Paribas
Diageo
Mondelēz International
Kellogg Company
Anheuser-Busch InBev
Quantis
Bonsucro
The Mullion Group
Waitrose
Bayer Crop Science
One Acre Fund
Quorn
Anuvia Plant Nutrients
L'Oréal
Credit Suisse
Allianz Global Investors
Taylors of Harrogate
Delhaize
Givaudan

The venue


Inmarsat Conference Centre


99 City Road
London
EC1Y 1AX
United Kingdom

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Get in touch

For any questions on the conference, please contact:

Narni Brooke-Adil
Project Director
narni.brooke-adil@innovation-forum.co.uk
+44 (0) 20 3780 7435

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Registration for the conference is currently open. To sign up, you can do so online here, or get in touch directly for details of group discounts. 


Sponsorship

For more information and to inquire, please contact:

Anita Thomson
Business Development

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