Smart Food Matters, 1 – 2 April 2020, The Crystal, London

Speakers include:


Sustainability Specialists

  • Lewis Akenji, Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, University of Helsinki and Executive Director, SEED
  • Euan Murray, Chief Executive, The Sustainability Consortium
  • Joan Marc Simon, Director, Zero Waste Europe
  • Kevin Austin, Deputy Director, Agriculture, Fisheries and the Natural Environment, Environment Agency
  • Stefano Agostini, Chief Executive Officer, Nestlé UK&I Ltd
  • Julian Hunt, Vice President, Public Affairs & Communications, Coca Cola European Partners
  • Alex Smith, Founding Director, Alara Wholefoods
  • Eric Lounsbury, Director, Ventures, The Carbon Trust
  • Tristram Stuart, Founder, Feedback Global and Toast Ale
  • Phil McNaughton, Company Environment Manager, British Sugar
  • Dr Sonal Choudhary, Principal Investigator, Food Network+, Science and Technology Facilities Council


  • Patrick Holden, Founder and Chief Executive, Sustainable Food Trust
  • David Wilkinson, Head of Agricultural Procurement, PepsiCo Europe
  • Patricia Lopez, Senior Programme Manager, Environmental Sustainability, FoodDrinkEurope
  • Dr Colin Church, CEO, IOM3
  • Martin Chilcott, Chairman and CEO, Manufacture 2030 and Founder and Chairman, 2degrees
  • Toine Timmermans, Foundation Director, Food Waste Free United and Programme Manager (Circular Economy in Food), Wageningen University and Research
  • Will Ballantyne, Category Technical Manager, Tate & Lyle
  • Professor Ram Ramanathan, Professor of Operations Management and Director of the Business and Management Research Institute (BMRI), University of Bedfordshire
  • Simon Reid, Sustainability Manager, Innocent Drinks
  • Sumathi Manjunath, Director of Sustainability and Digital Infrastructure, Danone Specialized Nutrition
  • Dr Tina Barsby OBE, Director and CEO, National Institute of Agricultural Botany

Packaging Pioneers

  • Martin Kersh, Executive Director, Food Service Packaging Association
  • Russell Dunn, R&D Packaging Team Manager, Britvic
  • David Newman, Managing Director, BBIA
  • Al Overton, Buying Director, Planet Organic
  • Siân Sutherland, Chief Changemaker, A Plastic Planet
  • Andy Sweetman, Sales & Marketing Manager, EMEA, Futamura
  • Trewin Restorick, CEO, Hubbub Foundation
  • Catherine Conway, Founder, Unpackaged
  • Lise Honsinger, CFO & Head of Commercial, Notpla
  • Franz Kraus, Public Affairs Director, TIPA Compostable Packaging
  • Petr Baca, Founder & CEO, MIWA
  • Markus Kainer, CEO, VPZ Verpackungszentrum GmbH