Some dates for your diary: Debate-based, edgy sustainable supply chain conferences in 2016
Following on from our first half 2016 conferences on sustainable drinks, smallholder farmers, preventing deforestation, sustainable extractives, apparel, sustainable seafood and next week’s tackling modern slavery conference, here’s what else is coming up from Innovation Forum during the rest of 2016. Hope to meet you at one of them.
Remember, whilst most conferences are fairly dull, ours are not. No PPT, no long speeches, just honest, facilitated, challenging debate on difficult supply chain issues, in a safe but edgy environment. Come along and see for yourself.
Innovation Forum – 2016 events and conferences
How business can tackle deforestation in Asia
September 2016, Singapore
The latest in our global series and held for the second time in Asia, the conference will focus on company work towards zero deforestation across Asia, covering forestry, land use, palm oil, timber, and other key commodities.
How business can tackle modern slavery
17th October 2016, Washington DC
A one-day conference to provide business delegates with the guidance to proactively mitigate the risk of modern slavery taking place in their operations and supply chain, and how to effectively respond to discovered cases of slavery.
Sustainability for smallholders: How to build supply security and resilience with smallholder farmers
19th-20th October 2016, Washington DC
A US version of our London event from March 2016, this conference will focus on how US-based companies can engage and are engaging with, smallholder farmers in key agricultural areas to drive sustainability, improve yields and become more sustainable.
Business and human rights forum 2016
24th-25th October 2016, London
Third in the series after IF’s human rights series, following on from the sellout 2015 event, held with ETI, this will focus on embedding human rights into business operations, supply chain and on measuring and reporting performance.
Technology for sustainable agriculture
14th-15th November 2016, Washington DC
Business strategy conference looking at how emerging and current technologies are, and can, change agriculture and help companies deliver against sustainable agriculture objectives.
How to source and trace sustainable seafood and aquaculture
15th-16th November 2016 London
The third in our series held in both London and Washington, this years’ event will discuss how companies can meet ever rising demands for improved sustainability performance, transparency, collaboration and reporting.
How business can tackle deforestation
21st-22nd November 2016 London
The third annual London summit will focus on how companies are implementing zero deforestation and zero net deforestation policies into supply chains.
Sustainable sugar forum: Delivering on sustainability performance
1st-2nd December 2016 – London
A follow up to last year’s successful conference. We’ll debate the big and emerging supply chain and marketplace issues for sustainable sugar.
Coming up before the end of June 2016:
- How business can tackle modern slavery and forced labour – 5th May – London
- Sustainable seafood forum – 24th-25th May – Washington DC
- How business can engage smallholder farmers in southeast Asia – 23rd – 24th June 2016 – Jakarta, Indonesia
- Sustainable Sugarcane – 1st-2nd December – London