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Event Series

Sustainable Sourcing

16 – 17 April, Ascot

16 – 17 April | Ascot

Unlock the potential of your ingredients supply chain

Audience members watching a panel discussion about sustainable diets

The challenge to reduce carbon emissions across the ingredients supply chain is complex and ambitious. Despite this, it presents huge benefits for ingredients suppliers, product developers and retailers to transform ways of working for the better – from unlocking new opportunities in sustainable product development promoting positive nutrition, to delivering meaningful and measurable action against science-based targets. 

Join us at Sustainable Sourcing as we navigate through the latest guidance and policy, enlighten you with a deeper understanding of industry’s priorities in sustainable sourcing, share the latest R&D in sustainable ingredients, and empower you to unlock the potential of your entire ingredients supply chain.

2 days. 40 speakers. Over 300 attendees.

Who will you meet?

Join those at the forefront of UK sustainable sourcing from food manufacturers, retailers, foodservice, QSRs, finance & investment, regulatory and advisory bodies, ingredient companies, Food Clusters, R&D and Academia.

What’s involved?

Benefit from keynote plenary sessions, tailored break-out sessions, supplier roundtable discussions and networking opportunities designed to help you guide you through the future of sustainable sourcing.

Examples of previous attendees include:

Abel and Cole | Arla | Asda Stores | Aspens | BIC Innovation | Bidfood
Big Idea Ventures | Bol Foods | Born Maverick | Britvic | Compass Group
Cook Food | Co-op | Danone | Fonte Capital | Fullers | Greene King | Greener Beans | Greggs | Harvey Nichols | Innocent Drinks | ISS | Itsu | Little Moons
Jamie Oliver Group | J.P. Morgan | Marks and Spencer | Marine Conservation Society | Mission Ventures | Mondelēz International | Muller | Nice Rice | Olio
Pip & Nut | Pizza Express | Pizza Hut | Pret a Manger | ProVeg | Quorn Foods
Riverford Organics | Rockstart | Sofina Foods | Starbucks | Stealth | Strong Roots | Subway | Tesco | Tofoo Co | Too Good To Go | World Farming

Job titles include

Brands/ manufacturers/ ingredient sectors

Head of Sustainability | Sustainable Sourcing Manager | Head of Health and Sustainable Choices | Operations & Sustainability Director | Lifecycle Assessment Lead | Product and Sustainability Manager | Head of Sustainable Food | CSR Lead | Sustainable Seafood Lead Innovation & Sustainability Director | Head of European Operations | CSR Strategist New Technology | Product Developer | Senior Policy Development & Campaigns Manager | Head of Nutrition & Sustainability | Senior Brand Strategy Manager | Sustainability Manager | Head of Open Innovation | Head of Business Development and Commercial

Retailers and foodservice

Head of Sustainable Food | CSR Lead | Sustainable Seafood Lead | Senior Brand Strategy Manager | Innovation Manager


Director | Partner | General Managing Partner Director | Head of Early Stage Investments | VC | Investment Manager AgriFood | Venture Capital Lead

Agritech / Tech scale-ups

Co-founder | CEO | Founder | Founder and Chairman | Founding General Partner
Partner | Head of European Operations | Head of Business Development

What previous delegates think of our sustainable events

I found the event sessions useful and the topics incredibly informative, with some great speakers that I was able to build connections with. 

Senior Product Developer Trends, Health & Sustainability at Co-op

I found the event very informative and enjoyed attending and getting to meet some interesting people.

Global Director of Nature and Climate at McDonald’s

I thought the event was excellent. I found it very interesting and the ability to network both online and face-to-face was really valuable.

Head of Sustainability at Bidfood

Latest partners to join include:

Meet the speakers

Photo of Colin Campbell - Featured Speaker at Food Matters Live

Colin Campbell

Product Development Manager, Wessanen UK

Photo of Catriona Liddle - Featured Speaker at Food Matters Live

Catriona Liddle

Head, Scottish Centre for Food Development and Innovation, Queen Margaret University

Photo of Zbigniew Lewicki - Featured Speaker at Food Matters Live

Zbigniew Lewicki

Chief R&D Officer, Nomad Foods

Photo of Jonny Forsyth - Featured Speaker at Food Matters Live

Jonny Forsyth

Director and Client Advisor, Mintel Food and Drink

Photo of Chris Chuck - Featured Speaker at Food Matters Live

Chris Chuck

Professor of Bioprocess Engineering & Founder, University of Bath & Clean Food Group

Explore the full line-up

The Sustainable Sourcing programme

This programme will deliver exclusive presentations, enabling you to gain essential insight in how to source new and sustainable ingredients, determine what the term nature-positive production means for you, collaborate in regenerative agriculture, access agtech and food tech in sustainability, and prepare for new deforestation regulation.

The Sustainable Sourcing programme has been designed to leave you coming away from the event feeling informed and inspired to make vital changes to your business.

Themes include

Purchase your pass

16 & 17 April | Ascot Racecourse

Places are strictly limited to those working across the ingredient supply chain.

Have a question? Contact us to discuss.

Explore the venue

16 – 17 April
On 5 Suite | Ascot Racecourse

Sustainable Sourcing will take place in the prestigious On 5 Suite at Ascot Racecourse, providing superb views of the course and the Windsor Estate beyond. Boasting a modern bar area with a private balcony and roof terrace, this space will give plenty of opportunity to build connections and interact with all elements of the Sustainable Sourcing programme.

Ascot Beneo tasting menu room

Experience Tastes of Better

16 – 17 April | Ascot Racecourse

This year, our Sustainable events are co-located with Tastes of Better Ascot, showcasing ingredient innovation first-hand to help solve your formulation challenges. This is the place for your product development team to find groundbreaking solutions and discover innovative ingredients.

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