The conference programme will be made up of 4 interactive Panel Sessions along with a lively Roundtable discussion.
||Delegate Registration and Exhibition Opens
|09:00 - 09:10
||Welcome by Master of Ceremonies, Juliet Morris
|09:10 - 09:30
Wolfgang Koehler, Senior official in BMELV - German Department of Agriculture (ret.)
Advancing Sustainability Together—Applying the lessons learned from our work with the Öhne Gentechnik programme in Germany to the broader topic of sustainability
The whole food system must work together to achieve sustainability. A single company, no matter how large or small, cannot achieve sustainability in isolation. We must work together. Mr. Koehler will expand on this theme and discuss it especially in the light of the lessons and insights that he has gained through his work with the German government, the food industry and NGOs related to the design and implementation of the Ohne Gentechnik program.
|09:30 - 09:35
Advancing Sustainability Together - The Global Perspective
||The time has come for industry to take action to advance sustainability. Why is this important? What are the critical actions needed? Who are the key partners in this endeavour?
|09:35 - 09:50
||Koert Jansen, Senior Fund Manager, Triodos Bank
Financing change: The vision of a bank whose core business is advancing sustainability
Catalysing progress toward sustainability in the food and agricultural system is a long standing and long term objective of Triodos Bank. Mr. Jansen will explain how Triodos focuses on enabling the implementation of models, such as organic soy production in Brazil, which point the direction to the future for agriculture as a whole.
|09:50 - 10:05
||Nina Flechtker, Consultant Sustainable Procurement, REWE Group
REWE Group’s sustainability strategy and their commitment to sustainable animal feed
Ms. Flechtker will discuss REWE Group's efforts to advance the soy supply chain as part of their commitments to sustainable and GMO-free animal feed.
|10:05 - 10:20
||Dr. Johannes Simon, Institute for Food and Resource Economics, Department of Agricultural and Food Market Research, University of Bonn
Who has the ability to make a better world, the consumer or the retailer?
Sustainability is complex, and consumers are confronted with many competing considerations when shopping. Therefore, they have a limited capacity to react in an informed manner regarding product sustainability. If retailers take the initiative to sort out the details of sustainability, then it is enough for consumers to know that sustainability is important and to be conveniently offered more sustainable options within the retail context.
|10:20 - 10:35
||Koen Bouckaert, Vice President Strategy & Business Development, Alpro
Plant-based soy products: Sustainability from field to fork
Mr. Bouckaert will discuss Alpro's programme for assuring the sustainability of Alpro soy products, and how these can play a key role as a protein source in people’s diets in a resource-constrained world.
|10:35 - 10:50
||Q & A
|10:50 - 11:20
|11:20 - 11:25
Advancing Sustainability Together - The Role of Certification
||This session brings together the leading certification bodies that are working with the soy supply chain to explore strategies and how they can work together to better serve industry.
|11:25 - 11:45
||Philip den Ouden, Director General, Federation of the Netherlands Food and Grocery Manufacturers (FNLI)
Certification - Key tool for advancing sustainability in the food and agricultural system
Certification programmes are a powerful mechanism for supporting industry in making rapid and steady progress in improving sustainability and social responsibility. It is important that industry and government support the development of a certification landscape that meets the needs of all parts of marketplace.
|11:45 - 12:00
||Matthias Kroen, President of the Danube Soy Association
Perspectives for European soya production
Mr. Kroen will talk about the perspectives for expanding European soya production, especially in the Danube region, and how the Danube Soya Certification programme will link consumers and agricultural producers, thereby strengthening the advancement of sustainability in the European soy sector.
|12:00 - 12:15
||Agustin Mascotena, Executive Director of Round Table for Responsible Soy
Sustainability, who cares?
Mr. Mascotina will focus on the fact that all sustainability initiatives should focus their efforts and demonstration systems to show positive impact at the level of the final beneficiaries, who are not companies, NGOs, civil society, consumers, and producers, but workers, fauna and flora, next generations, and the surrounding society. RTRS is one of the certification alternatives and we believe a valid one but not the only one if what we care about is most rapid impact.
|12:15 - 12:30
||Augusto Freire, President, ProTerra Foundation
The science behind ProTerra's innovative approaches to sustainability metrics and assessment
Mr. Freire will discuss ProTerra’s development of innovative science-based tools that provide an accurate and economical gauge for companies to measure their progress in advancing sustainability across multiple commodity supply chains and also enable companies to effectively communicate their sustainability advances in the market place.
|12:30 - 12:45
||Q & A
|12:45 - 13:45
|13:45 - 13:50
Advancing Sustainability Together - Public and Private Strategies in Action
||Programmes and tools being applied by public and private organsiations to advance the sustainability of the food system, with particular attention to the soy supply chain.
|13:50 - 14:05
||Ricardo de Sousa, Executive Director, ABRANGE, the Brazilian Association of Non-GMO Grain Producers
ABRANGE and the future: Assuring sustainable supply and highest quality of Soja Livre
Mr. de Sousa will share the dynamic programs that ABRANGE is carrying out to assure soy producers have the high quality seeds and the technical knowledge needed to progressively advance the sustainability of the soy supply chain.
|14:05 - 14:20
||Jan Nicolai, Director, Dutch Initiative Sustainable Trade (IDH)
Creating meaningful impact on sustainability through supply chain alliances and producer support
IDH provides support for projects designed to advance the sustainability of existing commodity supply chains and to create new supply chains with advanced sustainability performance. Mr. Nicolai will describe the principles underlying IDH's work and new projects that support use of multiple certification programs to advance sustainability in the soy supply chain.
|14:20 - 14:35
||Dr Edith Lammerts van Bueren, President of the Scientific Council for Integral Sustainable Agriculture & Nutrition
Integral Sustainability - Optimising efforts to advance sustainability by adopting an integral approach throughout the production chain
Specialisation has brought benefits, but the tradeoff has been that the relationships integrating the food system and assuring its sustainability have been weakened or lost. The integral approach to sustainability aims to restore the relationships between the different parts of the food production chain, re-establishing the cyclical links that enable the final consumer, as well as all intermediate chain participants, to reconnect all the way back to the farmer, with benefits in all dimenstions of sustainability, health, environment, society, and economy.
|14:35 - 14:50
||Q & A
|14:50 - 15:20
|15:20 - 15:25
Advancing Sustainability Together — The Industry in Action
||Representatives of key organisations in the soy supply chain will share their corporate sustainability programs and how these contribute uniquely to advancing sustainability of the soy supply chain as a whole.
|15:25 - 15:40
||Sibyl Anwander Phan-Huy, Head of Economic Policy and Sustainability, Coop Switzerland
Feeding the world sustainably by advancing sustainable production models like Bio Swiss organic
Coop is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its very successful co-operation with Bio Suisse, the Swiss organic farmers' association. The aim of this partnership is to provide our customers with organically produced, animal friendly and high quality food at affordable prices. Organic production as a very resource-efficient production system still has a great potential to contribute to the feeding of a growing world population – and to the economic growth of retailers like Coop.
|15:40 - 15:55
||Juliana Lopes, Director of Sustainability, AMaggi Group
Advancing sustainable production - Building awareness and partnerships
The André Maggi Group will present some of the challenges towards a sustainable production regarding social and environmental issues, especially in Brazil. What the company is doing to achieve its sustainable goals and build awareness of those challenges in its value chain, creating long term partnerships between different sectors.
|15:55 - 16:10
||Karst Vellinga, MD within the Cefetra Group
Challenges in achieving sustainability in the soy supply chain
Mr. Vellinga will discuss the challenges and progress toward achieving sustainability in the soy supply chain, particularly from the perspective of sustainable supply chains that meet the needs of producers and European end users.
|16:10 - 16:25
||Per Baummann, Coordinator Food Safety and Regulatory Affairs, Swedish Food Retailers Federation
The Swedish Food Retailer’s fundamental approach to sustainability and its application to the soy supply chain
Mr. Baummann will describe Swedish retailers approach to supporting improvements in sustainability in companies at all levels of their supply chains.
|16:25 - 17:05
Together we will advance sustainability - Speakers and Delegates
||Why cooperation within industry accelerates advancement of the sustainability of the food and feed supply chain and how this can best be accomplished
During their presentations, speakers will describe the efforts of their organisations to contribute to the sustainability of the soy supply chain. In light of these presentations, the panel discussion will consider the following questions: How do we as an industry maximize the sustainability of the soy supply chain? What does your organisation need from your supply chain partners to maximize progress of the whole chain toward sustainability?
|17:05 - 17:20
||Dr John Fagan, Director, ProTerra Foundation
Catalysing progress in sustainability
Dr. Fagan will discuss the vision of the ProTerra Foundation for the future, its goals for the next years, and how the ProTerra Conference 2013 has contributed to achieving these goals.