EFIB 2020 - Delivered digitally
With the Green Deal announced by the European Commission in December 2019, Europe has reaffirmed its goal to be among the global leaders of sustainable innovation. It includes a “Farm to Fork” strategy that aims at developing an environmentally friendly food system and will proceed with a Circular Economy Action Plan, among others.
This year's digital EFIB conference will take place from 5 to 9 October providing a broad spectrum of digital content via live sessions, high-level panels, fire side chats and on-demand webinars. It will showcase corporate strategies in the Green Economy and provide a platform to discuss how industry is contributing to sustainable innovation in key consumer sectors, such as food, packaging, and fashion.
By highlighting business strategies and alliances, large corporations as well as small and medium sized companies (SMEs), investors, start-ups, and policymakers will share insights on how to advance innovation within public-private coalitions, such as the European Plastic Pact, how to organise legal frameworks for sustainable processes, how to scale up new means for food production, and how to best implement market access for start-ups in the fields of plant-based and cultured meat alternatives. Further tracks will cover the sustainability challenge in the textile business, how to deal with plastic waste and its huge impact on reaching the Sustainable Development Goals as well as sustainable financing and how banks are reacting towards the Green Economy will also be addressed.
The programme will focus on different industry sectors and business areas each covered by a day full of sessions. Current developments of each of those topics will also be highlighted on specific topic pages at the EFIB event platform:
- Green. Circular. Sustainable.
- Food, Feed & Nutrition
- Fashion & Textiles
- Financing & Investing
- Materials & Packaging
- Bioprocesses & Technologies
In June, the pre-event webinar series "#EFIB2020 dialogues on sustainability after COVID-19" has started to discuss relevant trends of each topic in the run up to the conference week.
Additionally, the conference will provide access to academic poster presentations, and help to engage with stakeholders through the digital EFIB stakeholder guide on bio-based innovation. The guide is a new format which will provide an overview of all major EFIB stakeholders from industry, academia and finance.
Virtual 1:1 partnering will be possible 24-hours/day throughout the whole conference week to accommodate all times zones.
EFIB offers SMEs as well as academics and governmental/public institutions a reduced fee.