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Combating Food Waste in the F&B Industry through Sustainable Practices


20 March 2024


09:30 – 13:30


Conference Aston, Aston Street, Birmingham B4 7ET


Aston University

Combating Food Waste in the FB Industry through Sustainable Practices

The Event

Join this in-person event dedicated to combating food waste and fostering sustainable practices within the Food and Beverage (F&B) industry.

By attending, you will be connected with decarbonisation leaders and grant experts to help your business thrive sustainably.

Who should attend?

This event is for SMEs within the hotels, restaurants, cafes, bars, pubs, and wider hospitality segments looking to make meaningful changes towards sustainability and efficiency.

This immersive workshop, part of the Decarbonisation Net Zero series, is tailored for Birmingham and Solihull’s F&B businesses. Dive into sustainable practices, net zero strategies, and gain insights into grant support for tackling waste and promoting circular economy models.

  • 09:30 – 10:00. Registration and Refreshments

Start the day with networking over coffee, setting the stage for collaborative learning and connection.

  • 10:00 – 10:30. Opening Remarks and Introduction

Discover the objectives of the workshop and learn about the DNZ Programme’s benefits for your business.

  • 10:30 – 11:00. F&B Industry Insights

Gain a deeper understanding of the UK’s F&B sector’s landscape through an insightful presentation from an experienced researcher, followed by a brief Q&A session.

  • 11:00 – 11:20. Tea and Coffee Break
  • 11:30 – 12:30. Panel Discussion – Success Stories and Practical Insights

Engage with a panel of distinguished industry leaders discussing their journey towards sustainability. The discussion will cover a range of topics, from business strategies to compliance with sustainability standards, ending with a Q&A session.

  • 12:30 – 13:00. Grant Support and Closing Remarks

Learn about the grant support and incentives available to SMEs from Birmingham City Council representatives, with an opportunity to ask questions.

  • 13:00 – 14:00. Networking Lunch and Programme Signup Assistance

Conclude the workshop with a networking lunch where you can connect with experts and get assistance with signing up for the DNZ Programme or expressing interest in grants and energy assessments.

For more info or help with registration, please contact decarb@aston.ac.uk.

Please note that places are limited, register now to avoid disappointment.

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