Who is Innovation Forum?
Innovation Forum is an independent London-based company with decades of collective experience in sustainability events and publishing. We research, create, and facilitate debate-driven, focused events tackling the critical business sustainability challenges around the world.Over the past few years we’ve created successful annual and regional events, including those focused on preventing deforestation, sustainable agriculture, human rights and modern slavery and industry specific conferences in sustainable apparel and sugar production.
More information can be found on our website.
What makes this conference different?
Focused content designed for action and practice – the focus of the agenda and event structure are designed to provide actionable tools and practical insights that you can then apply to your own company.More time for genuine discussion – the agenda and timings have been built to provide time for in-depth debate and meaningful exchange beyond introductions and superficial outlines of initiatives. There will be a lot of experience in the room and therefore we intend for the discussions to be participatory.Held under the Chatham House rule – this event is not intended as a PR platform – we hold the event under a covenant of confidentiality to promote honest exchange.
What are the objectives of this conference?
- Promote candid, progressive discussion between key stakeholder groups around how companies can build and manage sustainable agricultural supply chains
- Highlight leading practices in sustainable food production and the companies successfully implementing policies
- Showcase the latest technology solutions on the market and assess how these can be leveraged to navigate future sourcing trends
- Facilitate collaboration between relevant stakeholders to drive innovation and progress for the future of food production and consumption
- Assess changes in brand and consumer demands to determine how future buying trends will develop
Are sponsorship or exhibiting opportunities available?
At Innovation Forum, we are always looking for new organisations who are able to support the work that we do, and promote leading debate and discussion.Innovation Forum events offer a fantastic opportunity for sponsors to be able to showcase their work to, and network with, a room full of focused, relevant and senior sustainability professionals.For information on how to get involved and support this forum, please contact Anita Thomson at Anita.Thomson@innovation-forum.co.uk
The conference itself will attract 250+ delegates representing corporates, NGOs, suppliers, traders, development agencies, investors, government bodies and other relevant organisations. Attendees will represent a broad range of the key stakeholders involved in defining, planning and implementing sustainable practices across agricultural supply chains.
Delegates range from senior management up to CEO level, primarily from CSR, sustainability, supply chain, procurement, ethical trade, corporate affairs and corporate communication functions.
Can I attend for just one day?
We recommend delegates to attend for the full conference. However, in the chance that you are only able to attend one day, we can provide you with a one-day pass for 70% of the current rate.
Do you offer group discounts?
We strongly encourage delegates to join as a team to ensure you don’t miss anything across the four tracks. If you’d like to attend with two or more colleagues, we would be happy to offer a group discount. For details, please contact the conference director, Narni at Narni.Brooke-Adil@innovation-forum.co.uk
How can I apply to speak?
Our speakers are selected and invited based on in-depth research into the leading organisations in the space. However, if you have an interesting program, initiative or partnership, then we would love to hear from you.Please direct your inquiry to Narni at Narni.Brooke-Adil@innovation-forum.co.uk
Are there any volunteer opportunities?
Yes, we offer a small number of places to students studying in relevant fields. We ask for some assistance over the two conference days in return for access to the conference sessions and learning opportunities. Get in touch for more details.
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