This two-day business conference will identify the main areas of opportunity and innovation within the food and beverage industry. We’ll assess how business can react to consumer trends and expectations, whilst building sustainable, resilient agricultural supply chains.

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Consumer Demand 

How this is changing the way we produce food, as well as how brands can best communicate with consumers around innovation and sustainability initiatives. 


This track will focus on how food and beverage companies can reduce emissions and help build climate resilience for all supply chain actors.


This track will look at the key issues facing business at farm level. We’ll assess initiatives in sustainable water use, soil management and regenerative agriculture, as well as the latest standards in animal welfare.


This track will explore the latest innovations and solutions in agri-tech and how these can be leveraged to build sustainable supply chains.  

2019 Speakers Included

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Jonathan Horrell

Mondelēz International

Director Sustainability

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Chris Brown

Olam International

Vice President, Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability

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David Wilkinson


Head of Agricultural Procurement

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Kati Kaskeala

Kellogg Company

Corporate Communications and Sustainability Director

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Victoria Spadaro Grant

Barilla Group

Chief Technology Officer

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Katie Hoard

Anheuser-Busch InBev

Global Director of Agricultural Innovation & Sustainability

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Isabelle Grosmaitre


Health & Alimentation - Catalyst

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Louise Nicholls

Marks and Spencer

Corporate Head of Food Sustainability, Food Packaging and Human Rights

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Agenda highlights

  • Leadership perspectives on the evolution of agriculture: How are brand and consumer demands affecting business?
  • Trust and transparency: How to satisfy consumer demand for information 
  • Climate change: The role of business in mitigating the effects of climate change and safeguarding supply
  • Sustainable packaging: A look at the latest developments in product design to reduce your plastic footprint
  • Genetic engineering: What are the opportunities and complications facing the food industry?
  • Sustainable agriculture practices: The leading initiatives in water use, soil management and regenerative agriculture
  • Disruptive innovation and technology: An in-depth look at precision agriculture, automation, blockchain and the technologies with the potential to revolutionise sustainable agriculture 
  • Food is too cheap. Who’s going to pay for a sustainable food system?
  • The future retail environment: What will this look like in the future and how will it affect you? 
  • Educating consumers: How can brands and agri-business partner with advocacy groups more effectively 
  • Meat substitutes, organic options, clean eating: The consumer trends that will shape the future of food  
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Why attend?

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Discover best practices from industry leaders and get in-depth guidance on how to effectively implement policies

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Meet & network with an influential audience of key stakeholders, including NGOs, business, government and supply chain actors

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Benchmark company performance amongst a room of your peers and discover where you should be focusing efforts

What’s different about this forum?

Innovation Forum is:
  • Candid: Entirely off-the-record discussion that enables open and honest disclosure from speakers and genuine participation from the audience.
  • Practical: A clear focus on the practical and actionable guidance that can drive change throughout industries and supply chains.
  • Focused: We provide enough time, resources and expertise to the issues that really matter. We don’t skate the surface, but get to the crux of the issues to provide in-depth, constructive discussion.
Innovation Forum is NOT:
  • A PR platform: Enthusiastic speakers are NOT given free rein to fill a session presenting their companies, allowing no time to actually get to the crux of the issues.
  • A talking shop: This is NOT an opportunity for a group people in a room to simply agree with everything said, regardless of outcomes.
  • All promise, no delivery: We will NOT promise what we can’t deliver. The issues covered are complex. They won’t be solved at a two-day conference. But we will help deliver progress through in-depth, constructive and practical advice around specific issues.

Who attends

World Cocoa Foundation
The Nature Conservancy
Rainforest Alliance
World Resources Institute
Rainforest Action Network
Olam International
Novo Nordisk
Sime Darby
Consumer Goods Forum
Pernod Ricard
J.P. Morgan
The Coca-Cola Company
Barry Callebaut
Carlsberg Group
Marks and Spencer
SAI Platform
Aberdeen Asset Management
Soil Association
BNP Paribas
Mondelēz International
Kellogg Company
Anheuser-Busch InBev
The Mullion Group
Bayer Crop Science
One Acre Fund
Anuvia Plant Nutrients
Credit Suisse
Allianz Global Investors
Taylors of Harrogate

The venue

Inmarsat Conference Centre

99 City Road
United Kingdom

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Get in touch

For any questions on the conference, please contact:

Tanya Richard
Project Director
+44 (0) 20 3780 7437

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Registration for the conference is currently open. To sign up, you can do so online here, or get in touch directly for details of group discounts. 


For more information and to inquire, please contact:

Anita Thomson
Business Development

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