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FDF Sustainability - Managing Sustainability Opportunities & Risks in the Food & Drink Industry


Kindly sponsored by DNV-GL, Safer, Smarter, Greener

Event Agenda

9.00 Registration & Coffee

This event is kindly sponsored by DNV-GL who will be offering a complimentary breakfast briefing for delegates prior to the event at 9.05am 'A Safe and Sustainable Future for the Food and Beverage Sector: Building Supply Chain Resilience'

The briefing will be concluded in good time to allow delegates to join the conference in the adjacent theatre.

Session One

  • 9.45 - Chairman's Introduction
    Melanie Leech, Director General, FDF
  • 9.50 - The Global Challenge (Industry)
    Karen Hamilton, Vice President Sustainability, Unilever
  • 10.05 - The Global Challenge (NGO)
    Glyn Davies, Executive Director of Global Programmes, WWF
  • 10.20 - The Policy Debate in the EU - Mella Frewen, Director General, FoodDrinkEurope
  • 10.35 - The View from the UK Market
    Judith Batchelar, Director of Sainsbury's Brand, Sainsbury's
  • 10.50 - Sustainability versus Price – The Shopper View
    Edward Garner, Communications Director, Kantar Worldpanel
    • 11.05 Panel Discussion
    • 11.35 Mid-morning Refreshments & Networking Opportunities

    Session Two

    • 12.00 - Sustainability, Lean and Enterprise Excellence - Keivan Zokaei, SA Partners     
    • 12.15 - Implementing a Global Supply Chain Strategy
      Jonathan Horrell, Director Sustainability, Mondelez International
    • 12.30 - Communicating Sustainability to Shoppers
      Leendert den Hollander, Vice President & General Manager GB at Coca-Cola Enterprises Ltd
    • 12.45 - Panel Discussion
    • 13.15 - Lunch & Networking Opportunities

    Session Three

    • 14.00 - Choice of three 40 minute roundtable discussions
      • Engaging your company
        Inder Poonaji, Head of Sustainability, Nestle
      • Practical steps for companies of all sizes - "Could your business be more sustainable but don’t know how to start?"
        James Macsween, Managing Director, Macsween of Edinburgh
      • Assessing the risks
        David Gregory, Business Continuity Specialist and Frederick Gentile, Risk Management Executive, at Willis Group
    • 15.30 - Summary of Workshops
    • 15.45 - Close of event

Organiser: Susie Welland, 07860 718097, events@fdf.org.uk