Main Stage

    • December 2, 2015
      • 8:00 am - 8:55 amRegistration, Welcome Coffee and Networking
      • 8:55 am - 9:05 amDarran Messem - Managing Director, Carbon Trust CHAIRMAN (Opening Remarks)
      • 9:05 am - 9:25 amDr Ali Sheikh – Energy Solutions Manager, SiemensPresentation Title: Best Practice Approach To Energy, Cost & Carbon Reduction In the Food & Beverage Industry Presentation Synopsis: Despite the recent pause in energy price increases, the outlook is for further increases in energy costs and this remains a substantial challenge for the food and beverage sector. This challenge is further exacerbated by complex regulatory requirements coupled with long term carbon reduction goals. Systematically driving energy performance through continuous improvement processes is the most effective way to manage these rising costs. Adopting the best practice approach helps to maximise energy and cost reduction and provides added resilience to operating profits. This presentation therefore seeks to clarify this approach and demonstrate how this can be applied in the food and beverage industries.
      • 9:25 am - 9:45 amGavin Milligan - Group Sustainability Director at William Jackson Food Group & Nick Pennell - Co Founder & Chairman Lavery PennellPresentation Title: Collaboration for Sustainable Innovation.
      • 9:45 am - 10:05 amPaul Buckley - Mes Consultant, Lighthouse SystemsPresentation Title: How Manufacturing Execution Software can contribute to a company’s need to address Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility trends. Presentation Synopsis: The presentation examines some of the pressures on Manufacturers, and how Manufacturing Execution Software can contribute to a company’s needs to address Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility trends.
      • 10:05 am - 10:25 amShirley Duncalf - Head of Sustainability, Bidvest FoodservicePresentation Title: plate2planet.co.uk - serving up sustainability in foodservice Synopsis: we have recently launched a new sustainability website - www.plate2planet.co.uk. Working in collaboration, the website aims to be a central hub to bring foodservice organisations together to share experiences, ideas, news and best practice in sustainability. How did this come about? Who is involved? What are the next stages?
      • 10:25 am - 10:55 amCoffee Break
      • 10:55 am - 11:15 amTom Cumberlege – Senior Consultant at Carbon TrustPresentation Title: Enabling sustainability in the food and drink value chain’ Presentation Synopsis: Building engagement with supply chain partners. Using value chain data to inform strategic business decisions
      • 11:15 am - 11:35 amMike Hanson - Head of Sustainable Business, Baxter Storey Presentation Title: BaxterStorey - Catering for a Sustainable Future. Presentation Synopsis: How a business deliver a high quality, nutritious, locally sourced and responsible fresh food proposition, and still be a successful.
      • 11:35 am - 11:55 amLouise Nicholls - Head Of Responsible Sourcing, Food Plan A and Packaging, Marks & Spencer Presentation Title: Embedding Sustainability and how we do business Presentation Synopsis: How M&S works with suppliers to embed sustainability in supply chain & in communities
      • 11:55 am - 12:15 pmDuncan Williamson - Food Policy Manager WWF Presentation Title: Sustainable food security: From Individual to Collective action; exploring the business cases for addressing sustainable food security. Presentation Synopsis: Duncan will take us through how we frame food security and the challenges of achieve local and global food security. He will look at the 5 pillars of food security and how all 5 are needed to ensure medium term business security.
      • 12:15 pm - 1:15 pmLunch Sponsored by Lightsource
      • 1:15 pm - 1:35 pmPeter Skelton - Business Relationship Manager, WrapPresentation Title: Tackling Food Waste : a collaborative approach Presentation Synopsis: Food waste is a growing global and UK concern. WRAP will outline how the voluntary approach benefits consumers, businesses and the environment.
      • 1:35 pm - 1:55 pmGerard Cleary - Director, GleniskPresentation Title: Being sustainable & making money!
      • 1:55 pm - 2:15 pmMichael McDermott - Community & CR Manager, Warburtons Presentation Title: From our family to yours….collaborating for sustained success Presentation Synopsis: The presentation will provide an overview of how Warburtons has developed and delivered it’s sustainability strategy in a manner appropriate to our values and family
      • 2:15 pm - 2:35 pmMark Pettigrew - Agricultural Sustainability Manager EuropePresentation Title: The PepsiCo Sustainability Story
      • 2:35 pm - 3:05 pmCoffee Break
      • 3:05 pm - 3:25 pmRichard Laxton- Global Sustainability Manager, Arla Foods. Presentation Title: Decoupling business expansion from impact – Good Growth. Presentation Synopsis: Business growth does not need to automatically lead to increased negative environmental and social impacts. Focus should be put on what you want to achieve. Envisioning ourselves in a better world needs us to start thinking outside the box, and outside our comfort zones. Arla Foods cannot do that alone, and it is only through cooperating with others that we can utilise the synergies produced to propel ourselves to that better place. We want to grow, but we care about how we do it.
      • 3:25 pm - 4:25 pmPanel Discussion - Collaboration for Sustainability- How stakeholders working together can create a more sustainable food industry, Chaired by Darran Messem, The Carbon Trust (Panel: Richard Laxton, Arla Foods; Louise Nicholls, Marks & Spencer; Tom Cumberlege, Carbon Trust; Steve Barker, Siemens; Mark Pettigrew , Agricultural Sustainability Manager Europe, PepsiCo)
      • 4:25 pm - 4:25 pmDarran Messem - Managing Director, Carbon Trust CHAIRMAN (Closing Remarks)