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Event Series

Sustainable Sourcing

8 & 9 October, Ascot

Unlock the potential of your ingredients supply chain

From 8-9 October, Food Matters Live will return to Ascot to explore the progress made in sustainable sourcing including managing supply chain impact and strategies for upcycling ingredients, plus, preparations for the EU regulation deadline and guidance on how to reach it.

Join a premium audience of 400 food industry representatives across brands, manufacturers, QSRs, food services and retailers, to accelerate your sourcing strategies.

2 days. 60 speakers. Over 400 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.

Meet the first wave of speakers

Photo of Juliane Caillouette-Noble - Featured Speaker at Food Matters Live

Juliane Caillouette-Noble

Managing Director, Sustainable Restaurant Association

Photo of Juan Medina - Featured Speaker at Food Matters Live

Juan Medina

CEO and Co-Founder, Caffe Bueno

Photo of Vincenzo di Bari - Featured Speaker at Food Matters Live

Vincenzo di Bari

Assistant Professor in Food Structure and Processing, University of Nottingham

Photo of Robyn Cooper - Featured Speaker at Food Matters Live

Robyn Cooper

Crops & Regenerative Agriculture, SAI Platform

Revisit Sustainable Sourcing in April

In April, we launched Sustainable Sourcing, connecting over 400 food industry representatives from across the entire ingredient supply chain. The curated 2-day agenda was a fantastic start to our 2024 programme, presenting audience members with a deeper understanding of industry priorities in sustainable sourcing, access to the latest R&D in sustainable ingredients, and empowering them to unlock the potential of their entire ingredients supply chain.

  • April event programme

    The 2-day programme showcased topics to help attendees progress towards a sustainable ingredients supply chain.

    View the April programme
  • Previous speakers

    Explore the industry pioneers who took to the stage to deliver case studies and develop sustainable sourcing in practice.

    Explore past speakers
  • Connected Conversations

    Learn more about the peer-to-peer roundtable sessions that bring together experts from across the food industry.

    Discover the roundtables

Previous delegates include

AB World Foods Ltd | ALDI | Apetito | Arla Foods | ASR Group | Bakkavor
Bidfood | Bighams Ltd | Black Label Creations | British Sugar | Britvic
Cawston Press Ltd | CH&Co | Compass Group | Compleat Food | COOK Ltd
Danone | DEFRA | Efeca | Ella’s Kitchen | European Union Delegation to the UK
Fieldfisher | Graze | Greene King | Gü Indulgent Foods | Hain Celestial
Hello Fresh | HFMA | Higgidy | Holland & Barrett | Innocent Drinks | ISS
itsu | John Lewis | KFC | Kraft Heinz UK Ltd | Kyomei Ltd | Le Caselle
Lever Foundation | Little Moons | Lond Clawson Dairy | Lune & Wild
Marks & Spencer | McCain Foods | Mizkan Europe Ltd | Mondelēz International
Morelli Consulting | Natural Selection Foods | Nestlé UK & Ireland
Pep & Lekker | Pip & Nut | Pizza Hut | Pladis Global | Pret a Manger
Princes Limited | Queen Margaret University | Quorn Foods | Snow Fox Group
Sofina Europe | Starbucks | Sun Bear Biofuture | Sysco GB
The Fairtrade Foundation | The SRA | Wahaca | Waitrose | Yo Sushi

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

“I thoroughly enjoyed the event – a fantastic opportunity to listen to insights from a diverse range of experts about the impact of the new regulations on the food industry, whilst providing valuable knowledge on how we can collaborate and strive for compliance together.”

Sustainable Raw Materials Manager at Marks & Spencer

“I was very impressed by the entire event. The various panels were very insightful, with a great cross-section of industrial and academic professionals, all sharing the same desires to create a brighter future through responsible practice in the food sector.”

Environment and Sustainability Manager at Hilton Foods UK

Enhance your event experience

To deepen your knowledge of EUDR and comply with the regulations, we have introduced a pre-event briefing, presenting the latest updates and actionable advice from policy advisors and industry experts to create resilience, traceability, and sustainability across your supply chain.

In addition, Food Matters Live will host Tastes of Better, 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.

Explore the venue

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.

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