This two-day business conference will bring together leading brands and key stakeholders to identify the main areas of opportunity and innovation within the food and beverage industry. We’ll assess what supply chain transformation means on the ground to ensure more resilient and regenerative food systems.

Climate action and nature positive production

The leading practices to drive regenerative agriculture, tackle scope 3 emissions, boost biodiversity and nature positive production

Scaling regenerative frameworks

Innovative funding approaches that help scale regenerative pilots at speed across diverse agricultural supply chains

Farmers of the future

The role of business in driving sustainable rural development, incentivizing the next generation of farmers and ensuring people are placed at the center of climate strategy

AgTech and innovation

The latest tools and technologies that are driving on-farm transformation and improving visibility, accountability and profitability throughout the supply chain

2024 Speakers

Florian Schattenmann


CTO and Vice President of Research & Development and Innovation

Nivera Wallani


Chief Development Officer

Una Hrnjak


Director of Sustainability

Jay Watson

General Mills

Director Regenerative Agriculture

Stewart Lindsay

Campbell Soup Company

Chief Sustainability Officer

Julie Kunen


Sustainability Director, North America

Meredith Ellis

G Bar C Ranch


Zach Ducheneaux

US Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Administrator, Farm Service Agency

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Agenda highlights

  • Nature-positive progress: how leading brands are performing on climate, biodiversity and nature 
  • C-Suite leadership: how to translate sustainability commitments into action and cross-functional engagement 
  • Policy as a pathway: how must policy evolve to incentivize and support the scaling of regenerative agriculture
  • How to enable scope III progress: accelerating affordable, transparent decarbonization
  • Blended financing: How can public-private partnerships be scaled?
  • Technology showcase: How tech can deliver transparent, trustworthy and scalable nature-based solutions
  • Measurement, Reporting and Verification: The latest opportunities in voluntary and mandatory disclosure 
  • Science-based targets for nature: How business can integrate biodiversity and nature into climate action plans 
  • Water stewardship: Embedding water risk and resilience into your net-zero strategy
  • Food value chain transformation: how to tackle food waste and spread supply risk
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Why attend?

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

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

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

What's new this year:

The 5th room
We’re adding an additional space for discussion on some of the unspoken truths in sustainability. In these off-the-record sessions, we’ll ask attendees to share mistakes and freely speak their minds as we have pragmatic and honest conversation about the future.

Farmer focused
Only farmers can change farming. As a critical voice in these conversations, we’ll be incorporating more farmer perspectives throughout the two days to ensure the conversation is farmer focused and remains grounded in reality.  

Practical, focused problem solving
We’re adding focused roundtable discussions where industry leaders come together to craft practical solutions. The sessions aim to drive innovation and collaborative problem-solving within the food and beverage sector, addressing a range of sustainability challenges head-on. 

More networking, more connections
With increased schmoosing time, more side events and better networking options, we’re ensuring there’s the opportunity to make the connections that matter and build the partnerships that can really make a difference. 

Enjoyed the content, great speakers, and good conversations in between. Big thanks to Innovation Forum for hosting such a great event.
Susanne Mathis-Alig / Senior director sustainability, head impact investment - Mondelēz International
Congratulations to Innovation Forum for organizing such a productive and informative event! I learned a great deal from all the sustainability experts present and made great contacts.
Carlos Saviani / Global sustainability lead
We've been attending numerous conferences so far this year (2022), and this has been the most insightful so far, not to mention the connections we made were top-notch. 
Trevor Jones / Market Insights & Business Development Manager

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

General Mills
World Cocoa Foundation
The Nature Conservancy
Rainforest Alliance
World Resources Institute
Sime Darby
The Coca-Cola Company
Barry Callebaut
British American Tobacco
Pernod Ricard
J.P. Morgan
SAI Platform
Kellogg Company
Pizza Hut UK & Europe, Yum! Brands
Tyson Foods
John Deere
OSI Group
Carlsberg Group
Rainforest Action Network
Asia Pulp and Paper
Mondelēz International
Conservation International
Anheuser-Busch InBev
Wells Fargo
Impossible Foods
Campbell Soup Company
Walgreens Boots Alliance
Field to Market
Land O'Lakes
Olam Spices
National Pork Board
Save the Children
Maple Leaf Foods
Cargill - sponsor page only

The venue

Graduate Minneapolis

615 Washington Ave SE

Minneapolis, Minnesota
United States of America

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Get in touch

For any questions on the conference, please contact:
Emily Heslop
Project Director
[email protected]


For more information and to inquire, please contact:
Anita Thomson
Chief Partnerships Officer
[email protected] 

Join Us For 

  • In-depth guidance from industry leaders on how to effectively implement policies.
  • Networking with key stakeholders, including NGOs, business, government and supply chain actors.
  • An entirely off-the-record discussion that encourages open and honest disclosure from speakers and genuine participation from the audience.

Sign up 

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

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