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About the summit

The aim of the Sustainable Foods Summit is to explore new horizons for eco-labels and sustainability in the food industry by discussing key industry issues. How do organic, fairtrade and other eco-labelling schemes encourage sustainable development? What new sustainability schemes are emerging? Is the future with third party ethical sourcing standards or with in-house schemes? What is the outlook for plant-based foods? What developments are occurring in green packaging materials? What can be done to help the food industry make the transition to a circular economy? Such questions are regularly addressed at this international series of summits.

Since 2009, the Sustainable Foods Summit has been covering major developments in the food industry concerning sustainability and and eco-labels, such as Organic, Fairtrade, Rainforest Alliance, etc. The North American edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit will be hosted in San Francisco on 19-20th January 2022. Other editions in this international series will take place in Europe (Amsterdam, 9-10th June 2022), the Asia-Pacific (Singapore, 5-6 September 2022), and Latin America (São Paulo, 24-25th November 2021). Each edition brings together some of the leading organizations involved in sustainability and eco-labels in the food industry. Please contact us for more details.

Organized by Ecovia Intelligence (formerly Organic Monitor), the Sustainable Foods Summit is a climate-neutral event. The carbon footprint of each edition is determined by calculating the carbon and greenhouses gases. These emissions are offset by investing in soil composting and / or related projects.

Who should attend?

The Sustainable Foods Summit is devised for key stake-holders in the food industry that include:

  • Food & beverage companies
  • Packaging companies
  • Academics & researchers
  • Ingredient & raw material suppliers
  • Industry organizations & NGOs
  • Investors & financiers
  • Retailers & distributors
  • Certification agencies
  • Other stake-holders

Summit Themes

The previous North American edition of this executive summit comprised four dedicated sessions…

  • Session 1: Sustainability Update
  • Session 2: Food Ingredients
  • Session 3: Supply Chains
  • Session 4: Future of Sustainability Schemes

The North American edition will be be hosted in San Francisco on 19-20th January 2022. Contact us to get the detailed summit agenda.