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.

Farmers

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

Land

This track will highlight the leading practices in sustainable agriculture and explore initiatives which increase production whilst protecting the local environment

Finance & Investment 

We'll assess the role of finance in supply chain innovation and discuss how investors can drive the transformation needed to achieve sustainable agriculture. 

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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Deborah Perkins

ING

Global Head of Food and Agribusiness

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Isabelle Grosmaitre

Danone

Health & Alimentation - Catalyst

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Nicko Debenham

Barry Callebaut

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

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Chris Fielden

innocent

Group Supply Chain Director

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David Pendlington

Mars Wrigley Confectionary

Global Sustainable Sourcing Associate Director

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Diana Visser

Corbion

Senior Director Sustainability

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Agenda highlights

  • Climate action: Are 1.5C climate targets realistic? Are we ready to make the necessary changes?
  • Chemicals in agriculture: What consumers want and what the science says 
  • Financing sustainable agriculture: How investors can drive and enable a sustainable food system
  • Tackling food waste: The potential climate and efficiency gains 
  • Trust and transparency: The leading innovations enabling greater transparency in the food industry
  • Regenerative agriculture: What’s the scope for scale across the supply chain?
  • Consumer trends and expectations: How business can react and adapt to rapidly evolving expectations
  • Public goods for sustainability outcomes: How can – and will – incentive reform drive a sustainable revolution in European farming?
  • Soil security: How leading brands are adapting practices to reduce soil degradation and ensure healthy soils
  • Farmer data that delivers: How to collect, collate and utilise on-farm data to ensure everyone benefits across the chain
  • The economics of farming: The key role of business in making suppliers economically sustainable and ensuring the farmers of the future
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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
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
Cargill - sponsor page only

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

Sign up

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
Head of Partnerships

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