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.

Regenerative food systems

The opportunities - and challenges - in the transition to regenerative agriculture and the role of brands to deliver speed and scale 

Climate action

How business can promote effective climate action throughout agricultural value chains to drive Scope 3 emissions reductions and deliver on net zero commitments

Farming and land use

Cross commodity insights into the on-farm innovations and solutions that can boost farmer livelihoods and enable sustainable food production

Supply chain resilience

How food brands can work with farmers and key actors to mitigate supply chain risk and adapt to the effects of climate change

2021 speakers

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Ashley Allen


Chief Sustainability Officer

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Jon Hixson

Yum! Brands

Chief Sustainability Officer & Vice President Global Gov Affairs

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Tina Owens


Senior Director, Food and Agriculture Impact

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Hervé Duteil

BNP Paribas

Chief Sustainability Officer

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Kim Marotta

Molson Coors Beverage Company

Global Senior Director Corporate Responsibility and Enterprise Risk Management

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Kate Schaffner

Kellogg Company

Global Sustainable Agriculture Lead

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Rob Meyers


Senior Director, Global Sustainability

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Anbinh Phan


Director, Global Government Affairs

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Agenda highlights

  • Climate Leadership: How food brands can drive net-zero transformation
  • The regenerative food company: What does this look like in practice, at scale?
  • Rethinking procurement: How sourcing practices must adapt to deliver climate targets, supply chain resilience and market transformation
  • Decarbonising agriculture: What innovations are being used to reduce farming emissions?
  • Farmer-friendly data: How to overcome the barriers to data collection, verification and application
  • Soil health: How to measure and verify the carbon benefits of improved soil health and crop protection?
  • Biodiversity on the ground: What are realistic KPIs on biodiversity protection and enhancement?
  • Renewed commitments on forests: What does ‘forest positive’ look like in practice for a food brand?
  • Climate risk and resilience: The leading tools and technologies that enable farmers to predict and adapt to the effects of climate change
  • The carrot (and the stick): How carbon accounting can incentivise and accelerate action within the land use sector
  • Enhanced crop performance: How to reduce inputs, costs and waste through on-farm technologies and precision agriculture
  • Trust and transparency: The power of honest marketing to build trust and reconnect consumers with their 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

'Excellent content, great options for meetings, great networking'

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
Olam International
Sime Darby
The Coca-Cola Company
Barry Callebaut
British American Tobacco
Pernod Ricard
J.P. Morgan
SAI Platform
Kellogg Company
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 Manager
[email protected]

Sign up

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
Head of Partnerships
[email protected] 

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