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2014 Sustainable Food and Beverage Manufacturing Conference Programme

  • Britannia Suite Agenda(Main Conference Room)

    08.00: Registration and Welcome Coffee + Networking in Exhibition Area

    09.00: Opening Remarks by Chairman Martin Chilcott, CEO of 2degrees

    09.05: Elevator Pitches: An important aspect of the conference is learning about new technologies that help create a more sustainable food and beverage business. Before the first break each exhibitor will present a 1 minute elevator pitch to introduce themselves and their business. There will be plenty of opportunities to browse the exhibition stands after …. Without their kind support the day would not be possible. Do visit them to say hello

    09.15: Using Optimized Packaging to Reduce Food Waste: Simon Thompson, Environmental Packaging Lead at Mondelez Europe

    09.30: Elevator Pitches

    09.40: What Sustainability Means to WJFG – Experiences in the Agri-Food Sector:  Gavin Milligan, Group Sustainability Director at William Jackson Food Group

    10.00: Elevator Pitches

    10.10: The Green Investments Bank’s investments in the Food & Beverage Sector: Amit Rama, Vice President- Waste and Bioenergy Team at The Green Investment Bank

    10.25: Elevator Pitches

    10.35: Coffee Break & Networking

    11.00: Creating a Sustainable Bottling Facility: Fiacre O’Donnell, Operations at Encirc

    11.15: Building a Sustainable Dairy Supply Chain: Paul Flanagan, External Relations Director at First Milk

    11.35: Lifecycle Engineering for a Greener Foodprint: Eva Otel, Sustainability Manager (Food & Beverage) at SKF & Rob Jenkinson, Director of Corporate Sustainability at SKF

    12.00: Water Stewardship, Consumption and Reuse: John Durkin, Environmental and Sustainability Manager at ABP Food Group.

    12.20: How Food Companies Can Benefit from using Certification – Our experience with ABP Food Group:,Darran Messem,  Managing Director, Carbon Trust Certification

    12.30: How Heineken are meeting their 2020 Global Sustainability Goals: Michael Dickstein, Global Manager Sustainable Development at Heineken International

    13.00:  Lunch & Networking

    14.00: Q&A and Panel Session:  Reducing the Carbon Footprint of the UK Food and Beverage Sector – The main challenges facing the industry and how to address them.

    14.30: Nestle Sustainability Case Study: Inder Poonaji, Head of Sustainability at Nestlé UK

    15.00: A Proactive Approach to Sustainability: Pete Robertson, Managing Director, Dailycer UK


    15.15: Coffee Break & Networking

    15.40: Reducing Food Waste: Mark Little, Head of Food Waste Reduction at Tesco

    16.00: Belu – Made with Mineral Water and Ethics: David Balhuizen, Head of Operations at Belu


    16.15: Asda Sustainability Research – Our Customers Insights: Laura Babbs, Sustainability Manager at Asda


    16.30: Closing Remarks from Chairman, Martin Chilcott, CEO of 2degrees


    16.35 Farewell Coffee + Networking in Exhibition Area


    Premier Suite Agenda(Workshop/Seminar Room)


    09.10: Water and Wastewater Management-The Operators View: Richard Harpham, Consultant with Alpheus Environmental


    9.40: Portfolio Product Footprinting- Learning from Scale to Drive Sustainability Strategies: Dr. Alan Spray, Senior Sustainability Analyst at Anthesis Consulting


    10.05:  ‘ESOS – Cost Burden or Opportunity?’ George Richards, Business & Innovation Manager at JRP Solutions

    10.35: Coffee Break & Networking

    11.00 : Industry Collaborating with Academia to Improve Sustainability – An Effluent Treatment Case Study, Alistair Trail, Business Engagement Executive at Interface Food & Drink  &  Dr David Dionisi, Lecturer in Chemical Engineering at  University of Aberdeen.

    11.30: A Safe and Sustainable Future for the Food and Beverage Sector- Building Supply Chain Resilience: Tracy Oates, Director UK Sustainability services at DNV GL


    12.00: Collaboration for Sustainability: Denyse Julien, Course Director for the Executive Masters in Logistics and Supply Chain Management at Cranfield University


    12.30: Setting and Implementing Evidence Based Corporate Sustainability Targets: Andrew Todd, Head of Energy Resource Management at Verco


    13.00:  Lunch & Networking

    14.30: Supply Chain Transparency: Mark Robertson, Head of Marketing & Communications at Sedex Global

    15.15: Coffee Break & Networking

    15.30: Understanding the Opportunities to Successfully Change Effluent from a Cost to a Revenue Stream through Anaerobic Digestion: Paul Lavender, Business Development Manager at Aqua Enviro

    16.25 Farewell Coffee + Networking in Exhibition Area