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Sustainable Foods Summit 2021

2021 Virtual Edition: 25-28 January

The Sustainable Foods Summit will discuss the sustainability implications of the coronavirus pandemic on the food industry. The crisis is shaking up supply chains for agricultural materials, changing the way food is distributed and retailed, as well as the how products are bought and consumed. Hosted on an online platform, the summit will take place on 25-28th January 2021 (PDT).  Contact us to get the detailed summit agenda.

How is the pandemic affecting production and supply of agricultural raw materials? Why are transparency and traceability becoming more important in supply chains? How is the crisis accelerating changes in distribution and retailing? What sustainability schemes and labels are gaining popularity? How is COVD-19 affecting consumer behaviour towards sustainable foods? What are the long-term implications of such trends? Such questions will be addressed in a high-level forum. More details

Organized by Ecovia Intelligence (formerly Organic Monitor), the Sustainable Foods Summit is an international series of summits that focuses on the leading issues the food industry faces concerning sustainability and eco-labels, such as Organic, Fair Trade, Rainforest Alliance, etc. Other editions in 2021 will be hosted in the Asia-Pacific (15-18 March, Online), Europe (9-11 June, Amsterdam), and Latin America (24-25 Nov, São Paulo).


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-labeling 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 on an online platform on 25-28th January 2021 (PDT). Other editions in this international series will take place in the Asia-Pacific (Online, 15-18 March 2021), Europe (Amsterdam, 9-11th June 2021), and Latin America (São Paulo, 24-25th November 2021). Each edition will bring 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 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 summit will be be hosted on an online platform on 25-28th January 2021 (PDT time). Contact us to get the detailed summit agenda.

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