Sustainability Conference 2024

Join the Food and Drink Wales Sustainability Conference on Wednesday 3 July 2024 to explore key consumer insights and sustainability’s role in boosting business.

The conference, delivered by the Food and Drink Wales Sustainability Cluster in collaboration with the Food and Drink Wales Insight Programme, will include an interactive mix of activities and networking opportunities with the aim of raising business knowledge across market insights, consumer trends and retailer Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

The event will also showcase the Welsh Government’s commitment to drive improved sustainability performance in the Welsh food and drink industry as well as to promote the sustainability achievements of Welsh food and drink businesses.

 Food & Drink Wales Sustainability Conference 2024

‘Preparing Wales for the Future’  

*Please note that the conference agenda is subject to change

09.30 – 10.00 

Arrival and Registration

Morning session – The Consumer




Presenter & Organisation

10.00 – 10.10

Welcome & Overview of the Conference

David Morris, Deputy Head of Food, Welsh Government Food Division 

10.10 – 10.30 

Importance of Sustainability to Welsh Food & Drink 

Huw Irranca-Davies, Cabinet Secretary for Climate Change and Rural Affairs

10.30 – 11.10 

Who Cares:Who Does?

Chantel Kennaugh, Head of Public Sector and Nutrition, Kantar

11.10 – 11.40 

Sustainability a disruptive force in the future of Food and Drink

Charles Banks, Co-Founder and Director, thefoodpeople

11.40 – 12.00 

How Compass Cymru customers are driving their sustainability agenda 

Jane Byrd, Managing Director, Compass Cymru

12.00 – 12.30

PANEL: Key consumer trends and what this means for Welsh food and drink producers

Kantar / thefoodpeople / Compass Cymru / WG Insight Team

Moderator: Clodagh Sherrard, Sustainability Cluster Director & Managing Director, Levercliff


12.30 – 13.30 


Networking Lunch  


Afternoon session – How being more sustainable will drive trade




Presenter & Organisation

13.40 – 14.05

The evolution of sustainable packaging and where GB is on environmental labelling  

Fiona Powell, Head of Sustainability, IGD


14.05 – 14.30

How are the UK retailers progressing the potential impacts on suppliers, with regards to Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions  

Chris Hayward, Director of Sales, IGD


14.30 – 14.50

The importance of sustainability within retail

Paul Hargreaves, CEO, Cotswold Fayre

14.50 – 15.10

The importance of sustainability within foodservice

Shelley Morris, Senior Sustainability Manager, Bidfood

15.10 – 15.25 

B-Corp – Shaping a sustainable Wales


Lyanna Tsakiris: Co-Founder of Station Rd and Co-Chair of B Local Wales

15.25 – 15.50

PANEL: How Welsh food and drink producers can boost business through sustainability

IGD / Cotswold Fayre / Bidfood / Station Road

Moderator: Mark Grant, Sustainability Cluster Lead & Associate Director, Levercliff

15.50 – 16.00 

Summary of the day and close

Mark Grant, Sustainability Cluster Lead & Associate Director, Levercliff

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