A symposium hosted by Coventry University

8th and 9th of September 2021 – Organised by the Centre for Business in Society, Coventry University, UK

To register visit: https://www.eventsforce.net/cugroup/363/home

We invite stakeholders across business and society to present, discuss and collaborate in moving forward the sustainable food agenda. Paper presentations and panel discussions will be given by leading thinkers within academia, industry, the charitable sector and grassroots movements to prompt valuable discussion. This year the symposium will be a virtual event. We invite presenters and participants to join virtually.

The agenda includes:

Symposium opening speech by Zarah Sultana, MP for Coventry South  

Key note speakers: 

– Professor Suzanne Higgs, University of Birmingham, UK  

– Jamie Crummie, Co-founder of Too Good To Go  

– Professor Moya Kneafsey, Coventry University, UK  

– Professor Anna Davies, Trinity College Dublin  

Timely panel debates and impact reporting events 

Mandatory Food Waste Reporting for Businesses panel: Opportunities, Challenges and Implications

What enabled and constrained community food groups during the Pandemic? A panel debate to find learning points

Logos and logistics: The challenges and opportunities of certifying food production to promote sustainable consumption.

Fareshare fighting hunger, tackling food waste impact event 

The symposium will feature paper presentation across 6 track areas outined below:

A- The evolving crisis of food waste from farm to fork

B- The challenges and solutions to food insecurity and food poverty

C- The increasing presence of digital platforms as sustainable food solutions

D- Reconfiguring community food activities and alternative experiences of producing, consuming and eating

E- Sustainable sourcing and ethical food consumption

F – Decision making in food supply chains: Transitioning to a circular economy

Symposium Committee:

Jordon Lazell (Research Assistant, Centre for Business in Society, Coventry University and Co-founder of the International Food Loss and Food Waste Studies Group)

Marsha Smith (Founder of the Nottingham Social Eating Network, and PhD Student, Coventry University)

Dr. David Bek (Associate Professor, Centre for Business in Society, Coventry University

Dr John Harvey (Assistant Professor in Marketing, N/Lab, University of Nottingham)

Dr. Lopa Saxena (Research Fellow, Centre for Agro-ecology, Water and Resilience)

Professor Benny Tjahjono (Professor of Supply Chain Management, Centre for Business in Society, Coventry University)