ESG & Sustainable Strategies Day 
Monday 21 November, 2022


 8:00 - 9:00

Registration & Morning Coffee


9:00 - 9:10

Conference Opening: 

Casper Haring CEO European Conferences United

Joanna Gajek Donizak  Strategic Projects Director (Retail/ CPG) European Conferences United

9:10 – 10:00

Responding to the changing regulatory environment

 

 9:10 - 9:40 

Panel Discussion: Responding to the changing regulatory environment

  • Reviewing (European) regulations in the area of ​​producer/retailer responsibility and waste management
  • Preparing for stringent mandatory climate disclosure requirements, becoming compliant and staying ahead of the curve.

 

 9:40 - 10:00

Complying with legal requirements to reduce the impact of plastic products on the environment

 

10:00 - 10:50

Keeping pace with rapidly changing consumer habits, behaviors and needs following new insights and perspectives

10:00 – 10:30

Panel Discussion: Keeping pace with rapidly changing consumer habits, behaviors and needs following new insights and perspectives

  • Evolving brands following social media, consumer sentiment, and consumer expectations for corporates, brands and leaders to take a stand on social issues
  • Redesigning retail spaces in urban settings and implementing the next level of store reinvention

 

 10:30 - 10:50

Catering to the well-being of the health-conscious consumer


10:50 - 11:20

Networking over Coffee

 11:20 - 12:10

Understanding the importance of a purpose-driven organization and the role played by its leaders

11:20 - 11:50

Panel Discussion: Understanding the importance of a purpose-driven organization and the role played by its leaders

  • Undergoing ruthless self-examination to reorganize and reinvent the business
  • Making tough choices of purpose and performance while adapting to healthier and more sustainable diets and lifestyles

11:50 - 12:10

 Ensuring shared values ​​are reflected across the organization by defining purpose and being transparent about progress and challenges

 12:10 -  13:00

Using technology to achieve the set sustainability goals and to solve ESG-related challenges


12:10 - 12:30

Implementing technology in the area of ​​ESG and solutions to support ESG guidelines (Blockchain, AI)

 12:30 - 13:00

Panel Discussion: Using technology to achieve the set sustainability goals and to solve ESG-related challenges

  • Cooperating with innovators and startups to achieve the formulated sustainability goals
  • Capitalizing on changing investor perspectives on ESG & Sustainability investments

13:00 - 14:00

Networking over Lunch

14:00 - 14:50

Implementation sustainable product and packaging innovations

14:00 - 14:30

Panel Discussion: Implementing sustainable product and packaging innovations

  • Rethinking the way ingredients are sourced and products packaged with sustainability in mind
  • Driving sustainability in the food industry across the entire value chain, with a certain focus on ways/solutions for more sustainable food and measuring the environmental footprint

14:30 - 14:50

Using sustainable food packaging solutions that not only protect food products, extend shelf life and reduce food waste, but are also recyclable

14:50 - 15:40

Understanding how the transition to the circular economy will be the single largest trend affecting the evolution of plastic packaging

14:50 - 15:20

Panel Discussion: Understanding how the transition to the circular economy will be the single largest trend affecting the evolution of plastic packaging

  • Reviewing the opportunities and barriers to making plastics circular ensuring that none of that plastic ends up in the environment or is lost to landfill
  • Making recycling (of plastic) a profitable exercise for the business

 

15:20 - 15:40

Preserving the value of plastic by exploring opportunities and ways to integrate plastics into a circular economy

15:40 - 16:30

Improving trade cooperation in the supply chain and positioning for strong growth while reducing environmental and social impacts

15:40 - 16:00

Meeting customer needs through supply chain collaboration

16:00 - 16:30

Panel Discussion: Improving trade cooperation in the supply chain and positioning for strong growth while reducing environmental and social impacts

  • Eliminating overstock and unwanted products with AI technology that solves challenges at source, fosters customer loyalty, benefits the planet and ultimately saves costs
  • Eliminating unnecessary supply chain uncertainty and reducing manual effort by automatically sharing demand and order forecasts

16:30 - 17:00

Networking over Coffee


17:00 - 18:00

Pursuing a sustainability strategy that serves society – but also does better business

 17:00 - 17:20

Exploring ways in which sustainability-focused performance can improve bottom-line results

17:20 - 18:00

Panel Discussion: Pursuing a sustainability strategy that serves society – but also does better business

  • Addressing the ongoing crisis in the supply chain, rising inflation and energy costs, and increasing labor shortages impacting retail
  • Removing the blockers to become Net Zero and Net Positive

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