Education Programme 2019 Summits

Sustainability and Traceability: Making it Work for You

Tuesday 7th May, 10:00 - 13:00

Chair: Charlotte Bastiaanse, Associate Editor, Vitafoods Insights (UK)

Today’s supply chain is facing global challenges with buyers and consumers seeking more transparency. Sustainability initiatives are moving forward at a rapid pace and it has become clear that sustainable nutrition is not only a key challenge for the nutrition space but has turned into a mega trend with a wealth of opportunities to re-position brands, engage with consumers and build loyalty through communicating shared values.

In this session we will address opportunities in the sustainability space by assessing industry initiatives and practices as well as new technologies geared toward
creating a more resilient and sustainable food system, which can be utilised to build an authentic brand.


10:00 - 10:30

Inside the Bottle: how collaboration and transparency are defining the future of supplements

  • How the supplement industry can work collaboratively to reach common goals 
  • Why “health empowerment” should be the industry’s primary narrative
  • How transparency and traceability are key to building trust and fueling industry growth

Speakers: Jessica Rubino, Senior Content Marketing Director, Informa Health & Nutrition (US) and                        Traci Kantowski, Communications Director, Trust Transparency (US) 


10:30 - 11:10

Highlighting the importance of aligning with sustainability trends to satisfy consumer needs

  • Reviewing how innovation from ingredients to packaging not only have to align with the mega trends but also
    suitability
  • Achieving customer loyalty by recognising stewardship to deliver a sustainable solution

Speaker: Steve Osborn, Director & Technology Scout, The Aurora Ceres (UK)


11:10 - 11:50

Providing an overview of margining an eco-responsible ingredient tool and labelling

  • Answering the customer demand for safe, natural, social and eco-responsible products
  • Introducing a collaborative project between 10 companies to improve processes and overall supply chain
  • Involving industry and academic expertise to assure deliverables are adapted to the field and recognised by external
    experts

Speaker: Gislene Da Silva, Project Manager, PASS Pole (France)


11:50 - 12:20 

Achieving maximum traceability with blockchain: Outlining the opportunities for a more sustainable food industry

  • Outlining the benefits of blockchain and providing real world examples     
  • Determining if blockchain is the right solution for your sustainability and trackability efforts  

Speaker: Troy Norcross, CEO & Co-Founder of Blockchain Rookies, Blockchain Rookies (UK)


12: 20 - 13:00

Case study: utilising olive mill wastewater and leaves as an agricultural product in different sectors

  • Analysing oil, OMW, leaves and pomace from four farms located in different geographical areas of Calabria
  • Evaluating the bioactive compounds in olive oil supply chain waste

Speaker: Francesco Vinale, Researcher, National Research Council of Italy: Institute for Sustainable Plant Protection (Italy)