• Initiative to stage event annually from now on
• Premiere of the new SAVE FOOD exhibition
Following the milestone set by its second major SAVE FOOD Congress held alongside interpack in May of last year, the joint initiative of the FAO, UNEP and Messe Düsseldorf is now charting the course for further development in the coming years. From now on it will be holding additional meetings in the years between interpack editions, with the events being hosted by brand manufacturers in the food industry. The first such meeting will take place on 11 and 12 May 2015 at the headquarters of Nestlé in Vevey, Switzerland.
The SAVE FOOD Meeting 2015 will be a gathering point for the partners from industry, who now total more than 120, and the approximately 230 NGOs and research establishments that are registered with the FAO. Beyond this, the Meeting is open to attendance by all companies interested in the issue of food waste and loss. The aim of the Meeting is to stimulate dialogue between representatives from industry, science and research, policymakers and persons from civil society and so to provide the impetus for launching (pilot) projects. Consequently, the event on the shores of Lake Geneva will be held under the motto “Private Sector support for food loss and waste reduction projects”.
At www.save-food.org/sfm15 interested parties can register for the SAVE FOOD Meeting 2015 free of charge. The website showcases the Initiative’s activities and has been given a fresher look. The programme for the Meeting will be available shortly as a download on the website.