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Sustainable Food and Beverage Manufacturing Conference & Exhibition – Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham – October 23, 2014

Sustainable Food and Beverage Manufacturing Conference & Exhibition – Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham – October 23, 2014

Sustainable Food and Beverage Manufacturing Conference & Exhibition – Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham – October 23, 2014
October 21
12:17 2014

Time is running out to register to attend the inaugural Sustainable Food & Beverage Manufacturing Conference & Exhibition to be held at the Motor Cycle Museum, Birmingham on Thursday, 23rd of October 2014. The theme of the event is sustainable growth for sustainable profits.

An impressive list of speakers has been assembled for the conference, which also features workshops/seminars and a comprehensive exhibition of sustainable technologies and services. The speaker line up is drawn from senior management throughout the food and drink industry who have delivered quantifiable eco results and can also offer interested parties a clear pathway to developing a sustainable manufacturing facility.

The event will bring together key stakeholders from all sectors of the food and beverage manufacturing, retail, food service and supply chain.

Sustainability is no longer an optional add-on for food manufacturers and their suppliers. Sustainability makes good business sense. It plays a key role in food and drink companies’ long-term competitiveness. Food and drink companies can play a major role in ensuring the sustainability of the food supply chain.

Indeed, the UK food and drink sector has committed to a number of targets in areas such as carbon reduction, waste reduction, water conservation, packaging reduction, supply chain optimization, energy efficiency etc. The challenge for the food and drink industry and others throughout the sector is to continue to achieve economic success whilst meeting these environmental targets.

The full Conference and Workshop/Seminar Programmes and a list of Exhibitors are detailed below.

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Conference & Workshops Programmes


Britannia Suite (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 Manufacturing 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 (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: 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

16.00: Johnson Controls– Talk to be decided.

16.25 Farewell Coffee + Networking in Exhibition Area


Sustainable Food and Beverage Manufacturing Exhibition

Exhibitors at the Sustainable Food & Beverage Manufacturing Conference & Exhibition include:

* Aalborg Energie Technik

* Alma Consulting Group

* Alpheus Environmental

* Anglian Water

* Aquabio

* Balcas

* Brit LED

* Business stream

* Centre for Sustainable Energy use in Food Chains (CSEF)

* Clarke Energy

* D R Newitt Recruitment

* DK Heat Recovery


* Enersol Flomar

* Excalibur Energy

* HpE Process


* Huber Technology

* Johnson Controls

* JRP Solutions

* Kingspan Energy

* Lightsource Renewable Energy

* Lindum Packaging

* Ondeo Industrial Solutions

* Packo

* Peak Scientific

* Polythene UK

* Projective

* Radical Waters

* Red Arrow


* Rotork

* RWL Water


* Solarsense Renewable Energy

* Spirax Sarco

* SureWaters

* System Plast

* Thermal Energy International (TEI)

* ThermTech

* Torishima (Europe) Projects

* UK Sustainable Energy

* United Pallet Network (UPN)

* Veolia Water Technologies

* Viridian Systems

* WEHRLE Umwelt

* Wilson Power Solutions

* WP Group

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