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June 25 - 27, 2009: Sustainable Foods Summit in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Sustainability and eco-labelling have come to the forefront in the food industry. High interest has led global organic food sales to exceed the 50 billion US Dollar mark in 2008. The Sustainable Food Summit, orgaized by Organic Monitor, aims to address major questions related to the current developments in organic and fair trade.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The aim of the Sustainable Food Summit is to address the major issues the food industry faces concerning sustainability and eco-labelling. The inaugural Sustainable Foods Summit will be held in Amsterdam, June 25-27, 2009

A key feature of the summit is that it will focus on industry best-practices. A growing number of food companies are making sustainability claims, however how true are these claims and are they substantiated? The summit will give case studies of companies who have successfully and legitimately met the ethical & environmental challenges.

The summit will bring together key stake-holders (food manufacturers & retailers, ingredient suppliers, industry organisations & certification agencies, investors, packaging companies, etc.) and create a forum to debate and discuss the major issues in a high-level forum.

Major issues that will be discussed in the inaugural summit include defining sustainability, sustainability pathways & eco-labelling, ethical sourcing, mitigating climate change, food miles & buying local, investment approaches, sustainable supply chains, marketing best-practices and ecological packaging. Leading experts and organisations at the cutting edge of sustainability initiatives will present papers in a high-level forum.

The launch of the Sustainable Food Summit follows the success of the Natural Beauty Summit. Since its launch in 2007, the Natural Beauty Summit has become the leading international conference on the natural cosmetics industry. The Natural beauty Summit is co-organised with Beyond Beauty Paris, the only trade show with a 360’ overview of the beauty industry.

Target audience

The Sustainable Food Summit will bring together some of the most important & influential stake-holders in the food industry, including:

  • Food manufacturers
  • Ingredient suppliers
  • Retailers & wholesalers
  • Packaging companies
  • Industry organisations
  • Certification agencies
  • Academics & researchers
  • Investors & financers

The Organisers

The Sustainable Foods Summit is organised by Organic Monitor, a leading provider of business intelligence on the global organic & related product industries. Since 2001, Organic Monitor has been tracking ethical & sustainable industries like organic foods, fairtrade products, natural cosmetics, ethical textiles, sustainable packaging, etc. Business services include research publications, business & technical consulting as well as events like seminars, workshops and conferences.

Amarjit Sahota, the Director of Organic Monitor has contributed to the yearbook on organic agriculture worldwide with a chapter on the global marked for organic foods and drink since 2004.

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