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MeatUp 2015 @ National Agricultural Exhibition Centre
Jul 1 – Jul 2 all-day
MeatUp 2015 @ National Agricultural Exhibition Centre | Birmingham | England | United Kingdom

UK meat industry’s own biennial trade exhibition – Warwickshire, UK

The National Agricultural Exhibition Centre, Stoneleigh, Warwickshire will host the UK meat industry’s own biennial trade exhibition on Tuesday 30th June 2015 and Wednesday 1st July 2015.

The Meatup trade exhibition is now firmly established as an important commercial networking event in the meat industry calendar. The 2015 show will provide a top class forum where suppliers and buyers will get together face-to-face and do good business.

Meat Management magazine, the exhibition’s main media sponsor, will stage the magazine’s prestigious annual industry Awards dinner at the Birmingham Hilton Metropole on the evening of 30th June – a short distance from the National Agricultural Exhibition Centre Showground, which complements the industry’s dedicated trade show perfectly. The Awards dinner attracts around 500 guests including many major players from all industry sectors.

Sustainable Supply Chain Summit 2015 @ Tower Bridge Hilton
Nov 10 – Nov 11 all-day
Sustainable Supply Chain Summit 2015 @ Tower Bridge Hilton | London | United Kingdom

Europe’s leading meeting place for corporate leaders delivering supply chain sustainability. Back now for its 10th year, it’s the go to event for professionals working in supply chain, procurement, sourcing, sustainability or CSR.

The 2015 event will address some of the key issues and opportunities, including: impact measurement, supplier development, responsible sourcing, R&D innovation, consumer engagement, scaling up, and resource efficiency. Confirmed speakers include: 

AkzoNobel, Director Procurement, Dick Bartelse

Olam International, Head – Corporate & Sustainable Communications, Briony Mathieson

GSK, Head of Global Environmental Sustainability, Matt Wilson

Amcor, Vice President – Safety Environment & Sustainability, David Clark

Eastman, Chief Sustainability Officer, Godefroy Motte

BAM Construct UK, Director of Sustainability, Nitesh Magdani

ArcelorMittal, Corporate Responsibility – General Manager, Alan Knight

MolsonCoors, Head of Corporate Responsibility, Debbie Read

Interserve, Head of Sustainability, Colin Braidwood

If building sustainable and secure global value chains and learning more about top trends in the space in 2015 are of interest, download your full Sustainable Supply Chain Summit brochure here.

Food Tank Summit 2016 @ American University
Apr 20 – Apr 21 all-day
Food Tank Summit 2016 @ American University | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Organised by the non-profit organisation, Food Tank, this year’s summit will bring together more than 70+ expert speakers who are among the top leaders across all sectors of the food industry, including business, government, and elected officials; nonprofit groups; farmers’ organizations; unions; funders; chefs; and more. Each panel will be moderated by an expert journalist or food advocate.

Researchers, farmers, chefs, policy makers, government officials, and students will come together for interactive panels on topics that include Uncommon Collaborations, Improving Nutrient Density, Protein for the Planet, Investing in the Food Movement, Legislating Change in Agriculture, Chefs Leading the Food Movement, Innovating and Adapting to a Changing Food System, Food Security and Conflict, among other topics. The entire two-day event will be live streamed on

Global Sustainability Standards Conference
May 10 – May 11 all-day
Global Sustainability Standards Conference @ Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Over 200 sustainability leaders and experts from business, government, NGOs and academia in Washington DC will come together to explore the role of standards in driving greater positive social and environmental impact.

There will be discussions and debates on how standards systems can harness technological advances, new tools and opportunities for collaboration so that they can evolve, improve impacts and scale up. It will explore how standards can maintain credibility at the core of what they do as they grow in a range of sectors and commodities.

Food Factory 2016 @ Laval
Oct 19 – Oct 21 all-day
Food Factory 2016 @ Laval | France

Food Factory is a leading European event on the Food Factory for the Future for the scientific community and companies. Since 2001, the Food Factory conferences have been jointly organized by Laval Mayenne Technopole (LMT, France) and SP Food and Bioscience (previously SIK, Sweden).

This international and multidisciplinary conference is oriented towards industrial applications and it will take place in four successive thematic sessions:

New Food Factory
Safe Food Factory
Green Food Factory
Smart Food Factory

Scientists (PhD students researchers) from academic and industrial research centers are invited to submit their communication proposals as a one page abstract no later than Friday, April 15th, 2016.

The Scientific Committee will then select among the abstracts, the papers to be presented in the conference sessions, and those presented as posters.

Global Sustainability Standards Conference 2017 @ World Trade Center
Jun 27 – Jun 29 all-day
Global Sustainability Standards Conference 2017 @ World Trade Center | Zürich | Zürich | Switzerland

Now in its 8th year, the Global Sustainability Standards Conference will take a look into the future of trust. With the emergence of new initiatives, new technologies, new expectations, how are standards and certification systems rising to the challenge of doing more while maintaining credibility? How are businesses, producers, and other stakeholders playing a role in meeting new commitments and achieving positive impacts?

Through the lens of specific topics, issues and case studies from a range of sectors, we will explore changing stakeholder perceptions and expectations around trust. Join 400 senior professionals working in businesses, NGOs, government and academia, as we delve into the hot topics in the realm of standards and certification, and look at how standards can provide certainty in an uncertain world.

Food Factory @ Tokyo Big Sight
Sep 13 – Sep 15 all-day
Food Factory @ Tokyo Big Sight | Tokyo | Japan

Food Factory is for the future for the scientific community and companies.This international and multidisciplinary conference is oriented towards industrial applications and it will take place in four successive thematic sessions.

Avex International @ National Exhibition Centre
Sep 12 – Sep 13 all-day

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Avex is the leading exhibition for the vending, water and coffee industries across the UK and beyond, providing a platform for the display of the latest technology, product development and innovation from all sectors of the industry.

Avex is also the oldest vending exhibition in Europe, the first show being at the Grosvenor House in 1969. It is presented by the Automatic Vending Association and since 2009 it has been partnered by the European Drinking Water Cooler Association (EDWCA). Now approaching the end of its fifth decade, in common with any long-established brand, AVEX has undergone many transformations over the years. 2017 will witness the latest of those transformations with an innovative approach to both content and presentation making it the unmissable event for anyone involved in the industry.

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