Creating a Sustainable Future

Sofitel London St. James 10.30am - 4.00pm

Creating A Sustainable Future in Foodservice

This event will explore how businesses and individuals are making a difference to ESG in foodservice and hospitality and it’s supply chain and how they are implementing change and leading the way in sustainable ways of operating to build a better world.

Sustainability and responsible business are at the heart of the UK’s foodservice and hospitality sector.  With the pressure of inflation and the cost of living crisis on everyone’s mind, consumers are re-evaluating the way they spend their money and are more aware than ever of the impact the brands they use have on the world around them.  

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Single Tickets Excl. VAT

  • Members £165
  • Non-members £265

Tables of 10 Excl. VAT

  • Members £1,485
  • Non-members £2,385

Event Timings

10.30am Guest Arrival
11.00am Building Back for A Sustainable Future - by Reuben Pullan, Senior Insight Consultant, CGA by NIQ
11.45am Drinks and Canape Reception
12.45pm Three-course seated lunch
2.30pm Keynote Address: Jon Davies, MD, Levy UK & Ireland
2.45pm Panel Discussion with Jon Dale, Strategic Corporate Affairs and ESG Lead, Punch Pubs & Co; Jon Davies, MD, Levy UK & Ireland; Mike Hanson, Director of Sustainable Business, WSH, Mark Jankovich, CEO, Delphis Eco and Julie Owst, Head of Sustainability, Bidfood. Hosted by Mark Chapman, Zero Carbon Forum plus audience Q&A
3.45pm Closing Speeches
4.00pm Guests Depart / Networking Continues

The Event

This event brings together a number of foodservice and hospitality industry leaders to discuss how their businesses are making a difference to ESG in foodservice and hospitality and it's supply chain and how they are implementing change and leading the way in sustainable ways of operating to build a better world.

What's on The Agenda 

Building Back for A Sustainable Future

The challenges faced by the industry over the past few years have been unrelenting: pandemic shutdowns, staff shortages, energy price hikes, product cost inflation, consumer behavioural changes, and a cost-of-living crisis to contend with. While grappling with these immediate threats, taking a longer-term operational view has been somewhat of a luxury. But with operational challenges beginning to ease and closure rates slowing, a leaner and keener hospitality sector has come out the other side. Leaders are looking to invest, and building back for a sustainable future is top of the agenda.  On the morning of this event we are delighted to welcome CGA who will provide an outline of the current shape of the market, explore the drive for sustainability that will influence its future and mediate the - sometimes divergent - sustainability demands of consumers and the industry.

Keynote Address - Jon Davies, Managing Director, Levy UK & Ireland

Following CGA by NIQ's session we are delighted to welcome to the stage Jon Davies, Managing Director, Levy UK & Ireland.  In his keynote address, Jon will explore how Levy UK & Ireland are making a difference to ESG in foodservice and hospitality and it’s supply chain and how they are implementing change and leading the way in sustainable ways of operating to build a better world. He will share how the business is collaborating with like-minded suppliers and partnering with clients to join Levy’s quest of minimising environmental footprint and having a positive social impact.

Panel Discussion: Creating A Sustainable Future in Foodservice

After lunch, our sustainability industry experts including Jon Davies, MD, Levy UK & Ireland; Jon Dale, Strategic Corporate Affairs and ESG Lead, Punch Pubs & Co; Julie Owst, Head of Sustainability, BidfoodMark Jankovich, Founder and CEO, Delphis Eco and Mike Hanson, Director of Sustainable Business, WSH will take part in a panel discussion hosted by Mark Chapman, Founder, Zero Carbon Forum exploring:-

  • How businesses are leading the way in sustainable ways of operating
  • The key challenges the supply chain is experiencing when it comes to sustainability
  • The importance of keeping sustainability on the agenda despite cost pressures
  • How can companies achieve transparent and credible progress and how are sustainability initiatives being measured
  • How can technology help in running a more sustainable business
  • The importance of collaboration between suppliers and operators to improve sustainability agendas and build on the progress already made
  • The importance of engaging teams and customers

plus much more.

The event also includes a drinks and canape reception and three-course lunch with plenty of opportunity for networking.

Meet Our Speakers

Jon Davies, Managing Director, Levy UK & Ireland

Jon joined the Compass family in 2014 and became Managing Director of Levy UK + Ireland in 2018. His interest in all things culinary and hospitality, coupled with his love of sport and entertainment, makes this the perfect role for him.

Jon’s commitment for the planet and leading the industry into a more sustainable future is steadfast.

He is passionate about collaborating with like-minded suppliers and partnering with clients to join Levy’s quest of minimising environmental footprint and having a positive social impact. Jon says the best part of his job is working with great people in the Levy team, and the variety of working with such prestigious venues throughout the UK and beyond.

 

 

Jon Dale, Strategic, Corporate Affairs & ESG Lead, Punch Pubs & Co

Jon Dale leads the charge as the Corporate Affairs & ESG Lead for Punch Pubs & Co, one of the largest pub companies in the UK. 

He has over 23 years of experience working with C-Suite executives across hospitality, sports, leisure, retail, travel & tourism and education sectors.

Jon has worked for businesses including Leicester City Football Club, TUI Travel Group, Sainsbury’s Argos and up until February 2021 was Director of Communications at Ei Group plc (latterly Stonegate Group), the largest pub company in the UK.

Jon has been with Punch for over three years, and in his role, is responsible for developing, leading and executing the businesses’ corporate communication and ESG strategy, with a clear focus on people, the planet and pubs.

 

Mike Hanson, Director of Sustainable Business, WSH

Mike joined BaxterStorey in 2001 as an operations manager, having previously worked for Baxter & Platts, Gardner Merchant and the in-house catering operations at the Bank of England. Mike launched BaxterStorey’s sustainability agenda in 2006. 

He fulfilled a dual role until 2013 when he began focussing solely on sustainability. In 2015 Mike graduated from Surrey University with a Master of Science Degree in Corporate Environmental Management and supports the sustainability and ESG across the WSH portfolio of businesses. Mike is a certified IEMA trainer and was delighted to have gained SBTi approval for WSH’s science-based and FLAG targets in March this year.

 

Julie Owst, Head of Sustainability, Bidfood UK

Julie has been Head of Sustainability at Bidfood UK for five years; prior to this she worked in change management, and applies this experience to her current role, as a great deal of change is needed!

She oversees the sustainability strategy for Bidfood UK, covering people, planet, communities and customer workstreams, making sure Bidfood supports its customers with their sustainability objectives while providing guidance and expertise to colleagues, customers and in external working groups in the food industry.  

Also studying for a MSc in sustainability at Cranfield University, she’s keen to both share knowledge and learn from others, believing we achieve little by acting in isolation.

 

 

Mark Jankovich, Founder and CEO, Delphis Eco

Passionate environmentalist – and always aware of the need to bridge the gap between the environment and business - Mark Jankovich is founder and CEO/CSO of Delphis Eco, the UK’s leading ecological cleaning chemical company that was awarded The Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development in 2022.   After a career in banking with Merrill Lynch and Coutts, he walked away with a need to make a difference.  With Delphis Eco, he is achieving just that and has embarked on an ongoing journey of disruption, awareness, and investment to support the industries he serves.

Now a respected partner to leading contract caterers, restaurant groups, chefs, and hoteliers, the Delphis Eco’ range is made from renewable, plant-based ingredients, with every product packaged in the UK’s first 100 per cent post-consumer recycled plastic bottles, reducing carbon by 61 per cent compared to using virgin plastic.   The company is a certified B Corporation, and the first UK manufacturer to have achieved EU Ecolabel (Defra) accreditation.

Mark was appointed as advisor into the Cabinet Office some 7 years ago – he is Chair of the Cabinet Office Working Group looking at the practical implications of asking Government suppliers to have Carbon Net Zero plans.  He is winner of the Leader of the Year, Made in Britain Impact Awards 2022, and author of Collaborate to Net Zero – a series of inspiring interviews with entrepreneurs, forward-thinking leaders, and champions of Sustainability. 

Delphis Eco has this month (May 2024) been granted a Royal Warrant Appointment to HM The King as one of the first 145 companies to be granted Royal Warrant of Appointment of HM to the King.   Following a five-year partnership with the Royal Warrant Holders Association, Mark also launched the Delphis Eco Sustainability Leadership Bursary via the University of Cambridge and the Cambridge Institute for Sustainable Leadership.

Mark was finalised in the EDIE Awards Sustainability Leader of the Year 2021, The Grocer Golds, Entrepreneur of the Year 2020 and winner of Considerate Hotels UK Supplier of the Year 2014.

 

Meet Our Panel Host

Mark Chapman, Founder and CEO, Zero Carbon Forum

Mark Chapman is the founder and CEO of  Zero Carbon Forum, a non-profit organisation which builds on 10 years of carbon reduction collaboration in the UK’s hospitality sector. Zero Carbon Forum enables members to reach their sustainability targets faster, more efficiently and more cost effectively than acting alone.

Zero Carbon Forum’s 60+ members include leading UK/global Brewing and Hospitality organisations representing over 30% of the sectors’ outlets to make a commitment to net zero emissions by 2030 on their own operations and 2040 across their supply chain.  

Prior to founding the forum in 2020, Mark founded Zero Carbon Services, the leading provider of carbon measurement and reduction services in the hospitality sector. It’s proprietary carbon analytics platform helps companies measure, report and reduce carbon emissions to cut carbon and costs.

Mark believes passionately that to solve the climate crises and ensure our survival, industries must collaborate to design and implement plans to reach net zero emissions.  With food and drink representing over a third of global emissions, employing and serving millions of people every day, the Brewing and Hospitality Sector are uniquely placed to lead that transition to net zero, together at pace.

Zero Carbon Forum is supported by experienced practitioners and industry experts, endorsed by UK Government and is backed by trade associations, UKHospitality (UKH), The British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) and The British Institute of Innkeeping (BII).

CGA by NIQ Presentation

Reuben Pullan, Senior Insight Consultant, CGA by NIQ

Driven by a passion for the industry he started his career in hospitality, working up to several years of pub and bar management.

Joining CGA by NIQ he has continued to support the industry at a sector level by providing data and insights to leading operators and trade associations.

Reuben’s role is to cut through the multitude of data sources - from consumer behaviour to legislative impacts - and find the consistent narrative in an everchanging market.