Programme

The Climate Smart Food Digital Summit runs over three consecutive weekdays (24th, 25th and 26th September). Each session will included interactive presentations, panel discussions, audience Q&As, fireside chats and Start-Up pitches.

Eco-Friendly Production from Farm to Fork

Ensuring sustainable nutrition from farm to fork requires significant change. In a bid to champion resource efficiency, the agricultural sector is rethinking farming practices for the 21st century. And it’s not just agtech promising to deliver; food waste and upcycling are also on food makers’ radar, with valorisation the aim of the game. But improving sustainability can come with a hefty price tag and someone’s got to foot the bill. Amid a cost-of-living crisis, can consumers afford to eat ‘green’?

Welcome from Chair
Fireside Chat
Food Waste: Tips and Tricks for Solving a Trillion-Dollar Problem

Globally, food waste is estimated to cost $1trn every year. The eye-watering amount of food lost and wasted is bad news for people, planet, and quite obviously profit, and policymakers are taking notice. How are stakeholders – from manufacturers through to retailers – working to solve this colossal problem? We ask the Consumer Goods Forum how working together, from farm to fork, can move the needle on food loss and waste.

Chair: Donna Eastlake, Deputy Editor, Food-Navigator Europe 

Speaker
Director, Health and Sustainability
The Consumer Goods Forum
Presentation

Information coming soon.

Speaker
Director, Global Sustainable Sourcing
Ingredion
Panel Discussion
Upcycled Ingredients: Risks and Opportunities of Turning Trash into Treasure

What’s not to like about upcycling? Take a side stream, repurpose it, and boom! You’ve got a new ingredient. What’s more, it curbs food waste, adds value, and supports the circular economy. While the opportunities are endless, risks remain very real. How can innovators ensure a constant supply of raw materials? What challenges exist in bringing new products to market? And importantly, do consumers want – and understand – upcycled food?

Chair: Donna Eastlake, Deputy Editor, Food-Navigator Europe

Speakers
Vice President, Group R&D
Fazer
Vice President, Corporate Sustainability
Ingredion
Presentation
Do Consumers Want to Buy ‘Green’?

Manufacturers can make all the sustainable food they like, but if consumers don’t want it, ‘greener’ products will soon be withdrawn from the market. This begs the question: do shoppers want eco-friendly food and drink? And amid a cost-of-living crisis, are they willing to pay for it?

Speaker
Insight Director
Lumina Intelligence
Presentation
Why Governance Matters Amid Eco-Labelling Proliferation

Information coming soon.

Presentation

Information coming soon. 

Panel Discussion
AgTech Solutions Promising to Boost Resilience of Food Production – Hosted by Agtechnavigator.com

There is huge confidence in the transformative potential of technology in agriculture and its ability to support a more sustainable and productive food ecosystem. From crop protection, precision farming to gene editing, we’ll explore the solutions promising to bring real and valuable impact.

Chair: Oliver Morrison, Editor, AgTech-Navigator 

Speakers
VP Corporate Investments & General Manager
ICL Group & ICL Planet Startup Hub
Director, Center of Excellence for Sustainable Food Security
KAUST
Closing remarks from Chair