Secure and sustainable food – The Rio +20 challenge
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21 May 2012
Event, King's Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG
With only five weeks to go until the start of the Rio +20 conference on
sustainable development, this event will analyse the big challenges and
greening our global food systems and the role food and drink manufacturers can
play in helping to drive that change.
This event will comprise of a keynote speech from Caroline Spelman, Secretary of
State at Defra and the UK's lead minister at Rio + 20, and a panel discussion
with leading experts in the fields of food and sustainability.
An exhibition of FDF members' environmental work and achievements will be on
display and there will be an opportunity for networking with key industry
This event will showcase food and drink manufacturing as one of the UK's leading
green growth sectors, bringing together the themes of resource efficiency and
sustainable development in order to meet the twin challenges of future food
security and climate change.
Nick Bunker, Chair of FDF's Sustainability Steering Group & President of
Foods UK, will chair the panel session which will include Professor Tim Benton
(UK Champion for Global Food Security), David Norman (Director of Campaigns,
Harriet Lamb (Executive Director, Fairtrade Foundation), and Sally Uren (Deputy
Chief Executive, Forum for the Future).
10:15 – 11:00 Exhibition and networking
11:00 – 12:30 Panel session
12:30 – 14:30 Buffet lunch (provided)
This event is being run in partnership with Forum for the Future - an
independent non-profit organisation working globally with businesses and
inspire new thinking, build creative partnerships and develop practical
- King's Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG
- 1 day, 10:15am start
- For further information on this free event please contact Peter
Andrews - details below.
Tel: 020 7420 7102
- Register for this event