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Virtual Edition of the European Sustainable Foods Summit starts next week

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A woman from the audience is talking on the Sustainable Foods Summit 2018 in Amsterdam
A picture from the last non-virtual EU Sustainable Foods Summit, which was held 2018 in Amsterdam. © Sustainable Foods Summit

At the first virtual edition of the European edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit from 8th until 11th of June 2021, organized by Ecovia Intelligence, stakeholders from the organic food sector will discuss sustainability developments and innovations in the food industry. The organizer's aim is to is to explore new horizons for eco-labels and sustainability in the food industry by discussing key industry issues.

Key issues of the summit:

  • COVID-19 impacts
  • plant-based proteins
  • sustainable packaging
  • food diversity
  • regenerative agriculture
  • sustainable ingredients
  • ethical supply chains
  • retailing best practices
  • consumer insights

The key issues will be presented and discussed in 4 different summit sessions:

  • Session 1: Sustainability Developments
  • Session 2: Food Ingredients
  • Session 3: Ethical Sourcing & Transparency
  • Session 4: Food Diversity & Marketing

Key speakers at the conference:

  • Amarjit Sahota, Ecovia Intelligence, on “Impacts of COVID-19 on Sustainable Foods”
  • Tobias Bandel, Soil & More, and Benedikt Bösel, Gut und Bösel, on “Sourcing from Regenerative Agriculture”
  • Ynzo Van Zanten, Tony’s Chocolonely, on “Developing Slave-Free Supply Chains”
  • Juan Lucas Restrepo, Alliance Of Bioversity International, on “Agricultural Biodiversity Index and Sustainable Foods”
  • Marta Messa, Slow Food Europe, on “Engaging Consumers for Positive Change”

Sustainable Food Awards

The Sustainable Food Awards will be co-hosted alongside the Sustainable Foods Summit on the 10th of June 2021. The aim of the Sustainable Food Awards is to give recognition to operators who are helping build a sustainable food industry. The winners of the awards will be announced in a virtual awards ceremony. The prizes will be awarded in five different categories:

  • New Sustainable Product (finalists: Clif Bar Family Winery & Farm Solar Grown Raw Honey (USA), De la Conca Infusions (Spain), Nature's Path Foods Regenerative Organic Instant Oatmeal (Canada), OGGS® Egg Alternative (UK), Oh My Gum! Plant-Based Chewing Gum (UK), Palmetto Gourmet Foods Plant-Based Ramen (USA), and The Greater Good Fresh Brewing Co. The Pinter (UK))
  • Sustainable Ingredient (finalists: Barry Callebaut Cabosse Naturals (Switzerland), Clif Bar Family Winery & Farm Solar Grown™ Raw Honey (USA), Del Monte Foods Upcycled Green Beans (USA), NADI LLC Wild Rosehips (USA), and Nature's Path Foods Regenerative Organic Certified Oats (Canada)
  • Sustainable Packaging (finalists: Pacari Chocolate Compostable Wrappers (Ecuador), Jetwell GreenTech Soilable Paper Straw (Hong Kong), Riverford Organic Farmers Compostable Packaging (UK), Sirane Earthboard Salmon Boards (UK), Sirane Earthwedge Sandwich Packs (UK), and Trivium Packaging Beverage Bottles (Netherlands))
  • Sustainability Pioneer (finalists: All Good Organics (New Zealand), Gold&Green Foods (Finland), Loop by TerraCycle (USA), Nature's Path Foods (Canada), Riverford Organic Farmers (UK), and StreetCube (UK))
  • Sustainability Leadership (finalists: AeroFarms (USA), Bio Foods (Sri Lanka), Cà Colonna (Italy), Nature's Path Foods (Canada), Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador), and StreetCube (UK)) 

For further information and registration please visit the Sustainable Foods Summit website.



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