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Where next for sustainable packaging?


Packaging, perhaps more than most sectors, has had to confront the issue of sustainability head on. In this session, we take a look at some of the latest developments in sustainable packaging solutions and how to translate sometimes complex calculations into consistent and accurate consumer messaging.


  • David Harding-Brown, Founder Partner - The Packaging Collective


  • Andy Sweetman, Sales and Marketing Director - Futamura
  • Hugh Lewis, Head of Proposition Strategy - Gousto
  • James Wallace, UK Sales Manager - BioPak UK

Can your supply chain support the planet?

Regenerative agriculture is the new buzzword, but how can it work with the food manufacturing sector for mutually beneficial results? In this session we'll learn about regenerative farming and hear from experts in the sector about the positive impact farming methods can have on wildlife, the planet and nature.


  • Ben Summers, Sustainable Agriculture Manager - innocent drinks


  • Mark Machin, Supply Chain Development Manager - Soil Association
  • Glen Burrows, Co-founder and Creative Director - The Ethical Butcher
  • Diana Spellman, Founder - Partners in Purchasing

What are the packaging trends set to define 2022 and beyond?

In this insightful presentation, FMCG Gurus will reveal some of the major trends in the world of food & drink packaging, with a focus on sustainability and ensuring an ethical and eco-friendly supply chain.


  • Will Cowling, Marketing Manager - FMCG Gurus

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The road to net zero: How can we achieve greater sustainability in food & drink?

Not sure where to begin with decarbonising your operations? Concerned about food waste within the industry but don't know how to help reduce it? Join this session as our panel of experts discuss the impact of GHG emissions and what action is needed to reach agreed industry pledges.


  • Emma Piercy, Head of Climate Change and Energy Policy - FDF


  • James Persad, Head of Marketing and Communications, FareShare
  • Dr Emma Keller, Head of Sustainability, Nestle

  • Dr Stephen Mackenzie, Greenhouse Gases Specialist (food), WRAP

  • Adam Baisley, Chief Commercial Officer, Olleco

Compostable packaging - next generation of food packaging


The food industry is the number one contributor to plastic waste.

Taking the example of an orange peel, TIPA developed flexible packaging that on one hand is fully compostable and at the same time mimics conventional plastic. Learn how your next packaging can minimize food waste while choosing materials that benefit our ecosystems.


  • Gary Tee, Regional Sales Director - TIPA Compostable Packaging

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Old habits die hard: Helping consumers switch to reuse and refill


IGD Shopper Insight Manager Dan Gillet examines consumer attitudes towards reuse and refill, how stores globally and in the UK are navigating this method of shopping and what more can be done to encourage buy-in from customers.


  • Dan Gillett, IGD

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Futureproof: The industry's fight for genuine sustainability


Certified B Corporation has become a trusted marker of a sustainable business. But what does it take for food & drink suppliers to achieve this certification, and how can retailers and wholesalers best highlight these products? This panel, hosted by consultancy HRA Global, takes a look at the industry's journey to measuring sustainable business practices.


  • Hamish Renton, HRA Global

  •  John Steel, CEO, Cafedirect

  •  Tim Etherington-Judge, Co-founder, Avallen Spirits

Busting the myths around sustainable packaging and deciding what is the right path for your business


This session showcases several innovative packaging solutions across compostable and recyclable models. Exploring the different products, we ask which one you should choose for your products and the supply chain implications and bottom-line impact to help you make the right packaging decision for your new products.


  • Neil Shackleton, Managing Director, Medoola
  • Sam Walker, Technical Director, BioPak

  • Sam Walker, Technical Director, BioPak

Disrupting the status quo to achieve a truly sustainable future


This session explores the innovations that are contributing to the circular economy and how the food and drink sector can contribute to a sustainable post-pandemic world. With new sustainability targets coming into effect shortly your legal obligations are about to change. Are you ready? Drawing on case studies, this session goes through those legal obligations and some real-world examples of ways you can ensure you can meet them before the laws come into effect. 


  • David Newman, Managing Director, Bio-Based and Biodegradable Industries Association
  • Neil Shackleton, Managing Director, Medoola

Speciality Food Talks: A Sustainable Future | Plastic-Free Solutions


The industry’s commendable efforts in plastic reduction have gone backwards in the wake of Covid-19 with lazy solutions resorting in a surge of plastic usage and waste. Join Holly Shackleton, Editor of Speciality Food Magazine and two trailblazing innovators who are championing plastic-free solutions to the world of food and drink.


  • Holly Shackleton, Editor, Speciality Food Magazine
  • Sian Sutherland, Co-Founder, Plastic Planet
  • Catherine Conway, Founder, Unpackaged


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