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 elevator pitches.

Detailed agenda coming soon!

Tuesday 24th September, 2024

  • Decarbonising Supply Chains at the Source

    Food majors are under increasing pressure to stamp out irresponsible practices from ingredient supply chains. But voluntary measures have only got the sector so far, and policymakers are stepping in. While Europe races to comply with incoming regulations, rising global temperatures are plaguing production of key commodities cocoa, coffee and sugar. Can decarbonisation practices be embedded at the source before it’s too late?

    Day 1 of Climate Smart Food will cover:

    • • Preparing for EUDR: Is Europe ready for incoming deforestation regulation?

    • • Futureproofing cocoa, coffee and sugar against climate change

    • • Sowing biodiversity into food supply chains: Challenges and opportunities

  • Wednesday 25th September, 2024

    • 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’?

      Day 2 of Climate Smart Food with cover:

      • • Upcycling ingredients: Risks and opportunities of turning trash into treasure

      • • How can brands help promote sustainable consumption choices?

      • • Agtech solutions promising to boost resilience of food production – hosted by

      • Thursday 26th September, 2024

        New Tech and Novel Ingredients for a Sustainable Future

        Technological innovations, including those tackling packaging waste, promise to move the needle on carbon emissions. So do novel ingredients too, which have the power to significantly improve the sustainability of everyday products. But not all innovations are on the market, and tight investor budgets could see trailblazers struggle to reach the regulatory stage. Which new ingredients and technologies will go the distance to truly transform what and how we eat?

        Day 3 of Climate Smart Food will cover:

        • • Packaging solutions for the circular economy

        • • The hybrid potential in meat and dairy

        • • Building a market for new ingredients: From insects to stem cells and microbes