Who is Innovation Forum?
Innovation Forum is an independent London-based company with decades of collective experience in sustainability events and publishing. As a platform for change, our mission is to help make sustainability mainstream in business. We do this through online publishing, stakeholder engagement projects, and industry leading business conferences that address the biggest challenges in sustainability. Our debate-driven, focused events address challenges in food systems, business and human rights, plastics and packaging, sustainable apparel and climate action.
We also work with clients to deliver bespoke stakeholder engagement, research and sustainability communications services. Our dedicated Stakeholder Engagement team has worked with partners such Nestlé, Bayer, BSI, Tesco, WWF and Wallgreens Boots Alliance. Because we have the reach, the expertise, and the focus to deliver independent, structured support, our partners trust us to deliver key insights in these areas. We’ve worked in areas ranging from regenerative agriculture and farmer livelihoods, to packaging strategies and the future of insect protein.
More information can be found on our website.
The conference itself attracts 300+ 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.
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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 [email protected]
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 Emily at [email protected]
How can I get updates on the conference?
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- What accommodation is available?
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.
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 panel and networking sessions have been built to provide time for in-depth debate and meaningful exchange beyond introductions and superficial outlines of initiatives.
Working group sessions – At the conference, we will be running multiple working group sessions. We plan to ensure all voices are heard as we work to tackle a key issue or question. We will split attendees into smaller groups throughout the session to enable a constructive dialogue. Sessions are held under the Chatham House rule, with key notes and takeaways written up and shared as outputs.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.
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?
Yes, if you’d like to attend with three or more colleagues, we would be happy to offer a group discount. For details, please contact Emily at [email protected]
How can we partner with Innovation Forum directly on our upcoming stakeholder engagement and sustainability communications work?
In addition to our conferences, Innovation Forum also works on bespoke stakeholder engagement, research and sustainability communications services that utilise our network and our cross-industry experience to promote positive change. Because we have the reach, the expertise, and the focus to deliver independent, structured support, our partners trust us to deliver key insights in these areas. See here for more information.
How can I stay up to date with further Innovation Forum conferences, research and publishing?
To stay up to date, you can sign up to our weekly business brief here: www.innovationforum.co.ukBy signing up, you’ll receive our latest analysis through our weekly newsletter. You’ll also be the first to find out about similar conferences and related content.