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Sustainable Sugar Cane Forum, December 4-5 2017

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Brochure for a joint conference between Innovation Forum and Bon Sucro on sustainable sugar cane, to held in London on December 4-5 2017. This is the third event in our recent series on sugar cane.

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Sustainable Sugar Cane Forum, December 4-5 2017

  1. 1. Toreserveapassvisitwww.innovation-forum.co.uk/sustainable-sugarcane orcall+44(0)2037807432 LEAD SPONSOR: CO-SPONSOR: Hearfromthese leadingexperts:CreatedinpartnershipwithBonsucro,theglobalplatformforsugarcane,thisforum isdesignedforbrandsandend-usersinthesugarcanesupplychaintodiscussthe commercialopportunitiesofimplementingsustainabilityandethicalinitiatives,and thepracticalitiesofhowtomakethemsuccessful. Theforumwillprovidedelegateswith:  Anoverviewofthecommercialstateofthesugarindustry – stay up-to-date with recent changes in regulation and trends in prices – and the outlook for the coming five years  Managesupplychainrisk – learn how to map your sugarcane supply, know which risks are the most urgent and how to engage with them effectively and credibly  2020andbeyondbrandcommitments– learn how brands are approaching their sustainability effort when it comes to sugar, whether they are on course to hit 2020 targets – and what comes beyond  Demandtrends – learn how trends in nutrition, climate change, bioplastics, biomaterials pertain to sugar and how they can be used to strengthen the business case for meaningful engagement with the sustainability agenda  Casestudiesfromoutsidesugarcane – we’ll get the latest case studies on what other crops are doing to address similar social and environmental issues that have transferrable lessons Someofthekeythemesfor2017include:  Forcedlaborduediligence – learn how to implement a credible programme to manage and remove human rights risks such as modern-day slavery in your supply chain  Traceability – understand your supply chain through the latest mapping and monitoring to know where the most urgent risks lie  Smallholderfarmersandproducercommunitydevelopment– learn the best ways to implement programmes that improve productivity, yield and maximise the economic value of sugarcane for communities KatharineTeague headofadvocacy ABSugar ClaudiaAsensio corporateresponsibilitymanager Pantaleon KevinOgorzalek director,impactpartnerships Bonsucro AnitaSheth senioradvisor,socialcompliance anddevelopment FairtradeInternational ShaunaMohr sustainabilitydirector ED&FMan DianeStevenson directorofsustainabilityandfood technology CSCSugar RonaldGuendel globalheadfoodchainrelations BayerAG RobertoVega headofproduct&smallholder policy Syngenta GeraldineKutas headofinternationalaffairs&senior internationaladviser UNICA PeterErikYwema generalmanager SAIPlatform www.innovation-forum.co.uk/sustainable-sugarcane Sustainable sugarcaneforum Howtomanagerisk,scaleimpact andhittargetsfor2020andbeyond 4th-5thDecember2017 | London
  2. 2. • Focused, open discussion • Senior participants • Candid dialogue Dayone:Monday4thDecember2017 Q+A Upstreamanddownstream:whatisthefuture ofsugar? In this opening session, we look at the big commercial picture of challenges and opportunities that are being faced by sugarcane producers, traders and buyers, and how these will impact the long- term sustainability of the sector. From trends in the demand for sugar, to changes in the international trading environment with the removal of the EU quotas, we explore how the landscape of the industry is likely to evolve and the implications for actors throughout the value chain. Panel Whatarethefuturedriversofsugardemand? In this session, our speakers will present the trends that are driving the demand for sugar in its different end-uses and applications. We’ll explore developments in the biofuel, biomaterial and bioplastic markets and discuss the potential opportunities they present for producers. We’ll debate to what extent these trends can create alternative markets for producers to take advantage of, in the medium- and long-term. Corporatestrategycritiqueandfeedback Jurisdictionalengagement:justaniceideaora breakthroughmodelforcollaborationsuccess? One of the significant innovations in driving sustainability on-the- ground when it comes to agriculture is the idea of a jurisdictional approach. A jurisdictional approach is one that looks to engage a region rather than a commodity as being the focus of the sustainability effort. It provides a platform for engagement with the community, aid donors, farmers, local and regional government and other companies that have an interest in the economy of the area. In this session, we will explore more fully how this concept could be applied to sugarcane-growing regions and look at some of the breakthroughs that have been made in using a jurisdictional approach as a method of collaboration. We will reflect on different examples of jurisdictional engagement by companies on sustainability issues, how they have fared, and what lessons have emerged. Panel Partnershipbetweensustainableagriculture initiatives:cantheyworktogetherbetter? There are a variety of initiatives, partnerships and platforms that are focused on making on-the-ground impacts and improving farming to be more sustainable and ethical. In this session, we get an insight into the priorities of different initiatives for the coming five years. We will discuss whether the relevant partnerships and member organisations can align around a set of end-goals to complement each other’s efforts.
  3. 3. Dayone:Monday4thDecember2017 Casestudy Managinglandtenureconflicts:whatistheroleof companiesandhowdotheyexecuteit? There are high-profile challenges when it comes to land tenure in sugarcane producing areas. These situations are the subject of NGO campaigns and are at times coupled with legal action. This leads to brand reputation risks and expenses related to engaging campaigners and legal fees. This session will explore the latest land tenure issues in the sector to develop solutions and risk management options for companies to address land tenure risks. Panel Producercountries:whataretheneeds ofdifferentmarketsandhowcanbrand sustainabilitystrategyhelp? In this interactive session, we will focus on several key sugarcane- producing countries and look at what their key priorities and challenges are, and how brand strategy can help to deliver a more sustainable sugar market for each. The purpose of the session is to capture the unique socio-economic and environmental challenges of each region and figure out how they can be addressed, as well as identify interested organisations to discuss partnership opportunities. With a focus on Brazil, Guatemala, Mexico, India, Thailand, our experts will focus on the most topical questions for each region and how companies with a stake in them can assist. Eveningnetworkingreception Three reasons to attend  100+peersandcolleagues– to build your network, benchmark, debate and learn from the leading practitioners.  20+expertspeakerssharinginsights– you simply will not find a stronger collection of leading anywhere.  20+hoursofthought-provokingcontent– case studies, debate and group discussions to equip you with the skills and insights to move your effort forward in 2018.
  4. 4. Questiontime Arealitycheckonbrandcommitments:arethey ontrackfortheir2020targets,andwhatcomes afterthat? Most large food and beverage companies have sustainability targets for different commodities for 2020, and most include a target for sugar. This deadline is only two years away. So what expectations are brands setting themselves when it comes to delivery on those commitments – are companies on course to meet their own targets? And what are their aspirations for what comes after 2020? In this session, we will reflect on the progress that has been made by brand-driven efforts toward sugar being made a clean, ethical and sustainable commodity – and how their strategy is likely to change in the future given previous experience of what has worked and what hasn’t. Panel Sugartraderpanel:howcantheysupportbrands effortsanddeliverforproducers? In this session, we get an insight into the priorities of sugar traders that are supplying the international market. We’ll explore their operating context, the challenges they face, both individually and collectively, and the opportunities that they see in partnering with buyers and producers in playing a positive, effective role in the sugar value chain. Breakoutsessions Breakoutone Knowingwhereyoursugarcomes fromandweighingtherisks:can traceabilitytechnologyfinally deliver? In this session, we outline the latest innovations and technology approaches that companies can use to drive traceability of sugar down the supply chain – as well as what’s over the horizon. We’ll explore some of the technologies that are being used by other commodities to improve transparency and look at case studies of how brands are taking advantage. Breakouttwo Whatprocurementpracticesgive farmersstability? Inthissession,weexplorewhetherthe procurementbehaviouroflargebrands canbringaboutthenecessarystabilityfor sugarcanefarmingcommunitiestoprosper. We’ll outline what long term contracting looks like when it comes to sugar, whether it is realistic given the nature of the sugar market and how it could be sold internally to a CPO or CSCO as something of benefit to the brand. Our speakers will discuss the commercial opportunities and risks in price and quality for the buyer in entering such a relationship, as well as insurance mechanisms that could be applied to a sourcing agreement to protect both buyers and producers. Breakoutthree Innovationandpartnershipsto addresswaterchallengesinkey origins Here we discuss what programmes companies can implement to address water pollution and water availability issues at scale in key origins. We’ll explore the innovations that are emerging in managing water issues for companies and how to build coalitions to tackle challenges in common sourcing regions. Daytwo:Tuesday5thDecember2017
  5. 5. Whatmakesthisconferencedifferent? At Innovation Forum we create genuinely engaging and useful events that lead to new insights and connections that will further your effort. Some of our policies to help you achieve this include: • BanPPT – we do not allow PowerPoint presentations at our conferences – we believe discussion, debate and dialogue are the best ways to cut out unnecessary information and get to the challenges and opportunities at the forefront on peoples’ mind • Creativeandvariedsessionformats– we make a conscious effort to ensure that the session formats are mixed – from one-on-one Q+As, panels, case studies, interactive training and workshops – the agenda will keep you engaged throughout the two days • Plentyoftimetonetworkandgetcomfortable – we include plenty of breaks and networking time to help you make connections and find partners with shared challenges and goals Interactivetraining Trainingworkshop:gettingtogripswithforced labourrisksinsugarcane In this workshop session, participants will be taken through leading case studies of companies that are addressing the most pressing human rights issues in sugarcane farming. Our corporate presenters and experts will outline the evolving risks related to forced labour and modern slavery, and what are the most pragmatic methods of addressing them through the right policies, monitoring mechanisms and remediation approaches. Interactivetraining Trainingworkshop:creatingsustainablefarming communitiesthroughcollaboration In this workshop, our speakers will present leading case studies of smallholder community development programmes. This will include how companies have gone about implementing farmer training and the future potential of creative partnership models. The aim is to outline how companies can deliver lasting impacts for the livelihood for farmers with a crop that is often low priced and has the potential to be volatile. Closingpanel Whatisthefutureroleofcertificationindriving impactsincorporatestrategy? Is certification the past, the future, or somewhere in the middle? After a few years in the background, certification is re-emerging as a key component of the strategy when it comes to driving impact at scale. Here we debate what the future role of certification is and how companies should view it as a component of their effort in creating a positive impact in the sugar market that they source from. Daytwo:Tuesday5thDecember2017
  6. 6. Confirmedspeakersinclude: Katharine Teague head of advocacy ABSugar Geraldine Kutas head of international affairs & senior international adviser UNICA Claudia Asensio corporate responsibility manager Pantaleon Peter Erik Ywema general manager SAIPlatform Kevin Ogorzalek director, impact partnerships Bonsucro Neill Wilkins programme manager, migrant workers and work with dignity InstituteforHumanRightsandBusiness Anita Sheth senior advisor, social compliance and development Fairtrade International Felicitas Weber KnowTheChain project lead Business&HumanRights ResourceCentre Shauna Mohr sustainability director ED&FMan Diane Stevenson director of sustainability and food technology CSCSugar Ronald Guendel global head food chain relations BayerAG Iver Drabaek head of sustainability Nordzucker Group Roberto Vega head of product & smallholder policy Syngenta Jonathan Kingsman chair of the board Bonsucro Sarah Lake head of supply chain programme, co-lead for Trase, Global Canopy Programme William Rook director Czarnikow Who’sgoingtobethere? This conference is made for senior professionals from business, government, trade unions, NGOs and the financial community. Business representatives are from the corporate responsibility, sustainability, ethical trade, legal, procurement and supply chain, corporate affairs and communications departments. Someofthebusinessesalreadysigneduptoattendinclude: MorespeakersTBC –Ifyouwouldliketobeconsideredas aspeaker,pleasegetintouchwiththeeventmanagerviaemailat boris.petrovic@innovation-forum.co.uk
  7. 7. COMING WITH COLLEAGUES? If you are looking to attend the conference with one or more colleagues, please contact Boris Petrovic on the details below to secure a group attendance discount. Boris Petrovic | +44 (0) 20 3780 7430 / +44 (0) 20 3780 7434 | boris.petrovic@innovation-forum.co.uk 3waysto register T +44 (0) 20 3780 7432 E boris.petrovic@ innovation.forum.co.uk W www.innovation-forum. co.uk/sustainable-sugarcane CHOOSE YOUR PASS TYPE – REGISTER NOW TO GET THE BEST PRICE! EARLYBIRD BeforeFriday29thOctober Businesspass £995+VAT Save£200 Serviceproviderpass £1,195+VAT Save£200 NGOpass £795+VAT Save£200 Businesspass £795+VAT Save£200 Serviceproviderpass £995+VAT Save£200 NGOpass £595+VAT Save£200 LASTCHANCE BeforeFriday3rdNovember Businesspass £1,095+VAT Save£100 Serviceproviderpass £1,295+VAT Save£100 NGOpass £895+VAT Save£100 Businesspass £895+VAT Save£200 Serviceproviderpass £1,095+VAT Save£200 NGOpass £695+VAT Save£200 FULLPRICE AfterFriday3rdNovember Businesspass £1,195+VAT Serviceproviderpass £1,395+VAT NGOpass £995+VAT Businesspass £995+VAT Save£200 Serviceproviderpass £1,195+VAT Save£200 NGOpass £795+VAT Save£200 BONSUCRO MEMBERS www.innovation-forum.co.uk/sustainable-sugarcane Sustainable sugarcaneforum Howtomanagerisk,scaleimpact andhittargetsfor2020andbeyond 4th-5thDecember2017 | London ABonsucromember? Please note that Bonsucro members get a £200 discount on any passes. If you are a Bonsucro member and register online, please make sure to use the discount code ‘BONMEMBER’ to access the appropriate rate.

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