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2014 Speakers

    • exhibitor - Inder Poonaji - Head of Sustainability, Nestle UK & Ireland

      Inder Poonaji – Head of Sustainability, Nestle UK & Ireland Corporate Head of SafetyNestlé UK & Ireland

      Inder is currently the Head of Sustainability for Nestle UK & Ireland leading the company’s work in the area of creating shared value in the field of Sustainability. He has worked internationally for several years pioneering holistic programmes that integrate systems reducing environment, social and safety impacts.  He successfully implemented Safety and Environment ISO standards for over 100 factories worldwide.  He is currently leading a holistic strategy for sustainable manufacturing along the supply chain from source to consumers, notable success have included – zero waste to landfill,...

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    • exhibitor - Darran Messem- Managing Director, Carbon Trust CHAIRMAN (Opening Remarks)

      Darran Messem- Managing Director, Carbon Trust CHAIRMAN (Opening Remarks) Managing Director, Carbon Trust Certification and Director, Internationalhttp://www.carbontrust.com/home/

      Speaker Bio: Darran Messem leads the Carbon Trust's pioneering certification team, and leads the Carbon Trust's international development. Darran’s international experience includes being a Director of companies in Canada, the US, China and South Africa, and the UK. Before joining the Carbon Trust in 2010 Darran was Vice President Fuel Development for Royal Dutch Shell, and General Manager Market Development for British Airways. Darran graduated with a First in G...

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    • exhibitor - Martin Chilcott - Conference Chairman

      Martin Chilcott – Conference Chairman 

      Martin Chilcott is the Founder and CEO of 2degrees, the global industry leader in fully-linked collaboration. 2degrees provides engagement programs for global corporations such as Asda-Walmart, Tesco, Kingfisher Group, Bord Bia and GlaxoSmithKline in over 50 countries. Delivering smarter, faster, sustainable business growth. 2degrees helps organizations collaborate and unlock hidden opportunities for efficiency and growth, by being more sustainable at a group and operational level. It does this through a unique community-led platform, enabling members to access essential information,...

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    • exhibitor - Simon Thompson

      Simon Thompson Senior packaging technologist at Mondelēz Internationalhttp://www.mondelezinternational.com/

      Simon has over twenty years’ experience in the food manufacturing sector. In his current role he is the environmental packaging lead for the chocolate business of Mondelez Europe. As such he both shares best practice across the group and reports on packaging optimization projects internally and externally. The most rewarding part of his role as a packaging developer is to make a real difference to the environmental impact of the packaging used. He represents Mondelez on the board of INCPEN (the industry council for packaging and the environment) and will be acknowledging some of the work of...

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    • exhibitor - Amit Rama

      Amit Rama Director, International Investment Team

      Amit is a qualified chartered accountant with 13 years of experience as a corporate finance advisor. He has advised numerous multinationals and international investors in the natural resources and utilities sectors. Over the last 7 years, he has specialised on the renewable energy sector.   As a Vice President in the UK Green Investment Bank’s Waste and Bioenergy team, he has been involved in a number of transactions in the biomass sector. He has held positions i...

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    • exhibitor - John Durkan - ABP Food Group

      John Durkan – ABP Food Group Sustainability and Enviromental ManagerABP Foods

      John Durkan is the sustainability and enviromental manager at ABP Foods

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    • exhibitor - Mark Little

      Mark Little Head of Food Waste ReductionTesco Plc

      Head of Food Waste Reduction, Tesco PLC Mark is responsible for supporting the Group on the development and implementation of Tesco’s strategy for tackling supply chain, operational and household food waste. He is also responsible for engaging external stakeholders, colleagues and customers on sustainable food production and consumption. Previously, Mark managed Tesco's product carbon footprinting programme including the development of a framework to measure and track progress against supply chain reduction targets and working with Category and suppliers to footprint and deliver best practic...

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    • exhibitor - Gavin Milligan - Group Sustainability Director, William Jackson Food Group

      Gavin Milligan – Group Sustainability Director, William Jackson Food Group 

      Speaker Bio: Dr Gavin Milligan holds a PhD from the University of London and worked for 9 years in the chemical industry before moving to the food sector. He has worked for a number of businesses ranging from SMEs to blue chip corporates in supply chain, operations and commercial roles and is currently Group Sustainability Director for the William Jackson Food Group where he is responsible for the company’s social and environmental programmes. He is a Member Director of Sedex, sits on the Ma...

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    • exhibitor - Paul Flanagan - First Milk

      Paul Flanagan – First Milk External Relations DirectorFirst Milk

      External Relations Director at First Milk

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    • exhibitor - Michael Dickstein - Heineken

      Michael Dickstein – Heineken Global Manager Sustainable DevelopmentHeineken International

      Michael is a seasoned business support professional with a proven track record in strategic CSR management and stakeholder engagement. In his current role, he is responsible for overseeing and further integrating HEINEKEN’s approach to Sustainable Development, i.e. the Brewing a Better Future-programme. Sustainability being part of the six company strategies, this programme is focusing on four key areas: protecting water resources, reducing energy consumption/finding innovative solutions for renewable energy, sourcing sustainably and advocating responsible consumption. Previously, Michael was...

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