Events and insight for sustainability

Sustainable Sugar Forum

Sustainable Sugar Forum

How to manage and mitigate risk - and profit from sustainability

16th-17th June, Canning House, London, UK

This event is an independent conference that is designed for all stakeholders along the sugar value chain to discuss the commercial opportunities of implementing sustainability and ethical initiatives, and the practicalities of how to do it.

Here are some of the potential lessons you can take back to the office: 

  • Improve the resilience and productivity of sugar beet and cane cultivation through sustainability initiatives
  • Build sugar production that is ethical and promotes socio-economic development in the supply chain
  • Proactively ready sugar production for future environmental pressures such as loss of biodiversity, climate change and water scarcity
  • The clear, quantifiable commercial case for sustainabilityand potential market for sustainable sugar

Speakers include

Jose Orive

Jose Orive

Executive Director

International Sugar Organisation

Simon Usher

Simon Usher

Chief Executive Officer

Bonsucro

Sven Sielhorst

Sven Sielhorst

Programme Coordinator, Sugarcane

Solidaridad Network

Iver Drabaek

Iver Drabaek

Head of Sustainability

Nordzucker

This conference will provide in-depth discussion of crop-specific challenges and how to secure a sustainable future supply in both beet and cane.

Cane

  • Improve transparency and traceability: understand your value chain through mapping to analyse where the risks and opportunities are.
  • Protect human rights: implement programmes for continuous improvement, remove human rights risks and infringements on land rights, and eliminate child and forced labour.
  • Develop smallholder farmers: understand the best practices that improve productivity and yield, and benefit the livelihoods of smallholders.

Beet

  • Protect and promote biodiversity: understand the latest strategies to protect biodiversity in temperate-climate beet farming and avert future ecological and commercial problems.
  • Reduce water use and continually improve water efficiency: understand the latest strategies, best practices and applicable technologies to secure sustainable use of water resources. 

Here are some of our other speakers 

  • Geraldine Kutas, Head of International Affairs, UNICA
  • Jenny Edwards, Project Manager - Sugar Beet Initative, Sustainable Agriculture Initiative
  • Nathalie Ritchie, Senior Manager Sustainability, Mondelez International
  • Raul Gomes, Global Category Buyer Sugars & Glucoses, Heineken
  • David Vermijs, Advisor, Shift Project
  • Anna Swaithes, Head of Livelihoods, Land and Food Security, SABMiller
  • Valladares-Molina , Ambassador to UK, Government of Guatemala
  • William Rook, Director, Czarnikow
  • Michelle Morton, Biofuels Sustainability Manager, Shell

You can see the full speaker list here

Who will be at this conference?

Attending will be a maximum of 150 senior professionals representing different stakeholders in the sugar value chain. The agenda encompasses both sugar cane and beet supply chains cultivation, and the event is targeted at sugar farmers, processors and manufacturers, traders, FMCG, chemicals, biofuels industry, as well as NGOs actively working in the space.

What are the conference objectives?

1. To improve the productivity of sugar beet and cane cultivation through sustainability initiatives

2. To outline practices and strategies that create sugar production that is ethical and promotes socio-economic development in the supply chain

3. To build resilience in sugar cane and beet from future environmental pressures such as loss of biodiversity, climate change and water scarcity

4. To clarify the commercial case and potential market for sustainable sugar

What is Innovation Forum?

Innovation Forum, is a London-based events and publishing company with a global footprint. They organise focused debate-oriented events on specific issues in sustainability and publish management research for companies. More information is at www.innovation-forum.co.uk

 

For the full background and all the information on our expert speakers and detailed agenda, request a brochure on the top right hand side of this page.

Any questions, please do get in touch on the below

Boris Petrovic
Innovation Forum
D: +44 (0)20 3780 74 34
E: boris.petrovic@innovation-forum.co.uk

 

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