Summit: Sustainable Foods

When & Where
Ritz - Carlton Hotel
600 Stockton Street @ California St.
San Francisco, CA 94108
January 22, 2013 (All day) - January 23, 2013 (All day)

The Sustainable Foods Summit is a series of international summits that focuses on the leading issues the food industry faces concerning sustainability and eco-labels, such as Organic, Fair Trade, Rainforest Alliance, UTZ Certified, etc.

The next edition of this executive summit will take place in San Francisco on 22-23rd January 2013. Like its predecessors, the summit will bring together key stake-holders in the food industry that include food manufacturers, ingredient & raw material suppliers, retailers & distributors, industry organizations & certification agencies, researchers & academics, investors, etc.

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. What impact do organic, fair trade and other eco-labels have on sustainability? Will there ever be a single sustainability standard for food products? How can sustainability performance be measured? Case studies will be given of food companies and ingredient firms that are successfully pushing the boundaries of eco-labels and / or sustainability.

Featured speakers include...

  • Michael W. Hewett, Sustainability & Environment Director, Publix Supermarkets

  • Robert van Otterdijk, Agro-Industry Officer, Food & Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations

  • Tristam Coffin, E&MP Manager,
    Whole Foods Market

  • Felipe Guerrero, Sustainability Director,
    Daabon Organic

  • Amy Kirtland, Executive Director,
    Unified Grocers

  • Amarjit Sahota, Founder and President,
    Organic Monitor

  • James Clark, Co-Founder,
    Room 214

  • Dennis Gillan, Sustainability Manager,
    NSF International

  • Jennifer Garner, SA Supervisor,
    Cone Communications

  • Liz Young, Account Manager,
    Local Harvest

  • Kenneth Ross, Executive Director,
    Global ID Group

  • Lorene Reed, President,
    Planet Organic