Programme & Presentations

8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Registration and welcome coffee


9:00 a.m.

Welcome and opening addresses



  • Marcela Villarreal, Director, Office for Partnerships, Advocacy and Capacity Development in the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO)

9:30 a.m.

Key note address


  • The imperative need for multi-stakeholder to reduce food losses and waste in the context of sustainable food systems – Gerda Verburg, Permanent Representative of the Netherlands to FAO/IFAD, WFP and former Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality of the Netherlands

10:00 a.m.

Session 1: SAVE FOOD – Public private sector collaborations



  • UNEP “Think Eat Save” guidelines and synergies with SAVE FOOD –James Lomax, Food Programme Officer in UNEP’s Division of Trade, Industry and Economics [Download presentation]

  • Coffee and networking break – Invitation to add ideas/comments to the Idea Wall

  • The mango project in Kenya: Reduction of food loss across the value chain. How a market based approach is creating benefits to suppliers, farmers, processors and consumers. Showing that multi-party collaboration can reduce Mango losses and build a sustainable business while doing so – Marc-Peter Zander,Partner & CEO, XCOM Africa GmbH [Download presentation]

  • Improved Food Packaging for SMAEs in Developing Regions
    - Improving food packaging for Small and Medium Agro-Enterprises in Sub-Saharan Africa – Stefano Cataudella, Member of the Board of Directors, IMA S.p.A[Download presentation]
    - Proposals for a Center Focused on Appropriate Food Packaging Development –Alberto Vacchi, IMA Chairman [Download presentation]


  • The Role of Packaging in reducing food waste and ensuring resource efficient food consumption globally – Stefan Glimm, Executive Director, EAFA und FPE[Download presentation]

12:00 noon

Lunch buffet (in the open area) – Invitation to add ideas/ comments to the Idea Wall


1:00 p.m.

Session 2: Entrepreneurial and innovative initiatives





  • Coffee and networking break – Invitation to add ideas/comments to the Idea Wall

  • BON et Bien – A new social business to support local employment and combat food waste – François Tasmowski, Corporate Social Responsibility & Communications Director, McCain Foods Continental Europe[Download presentation]

  • Initiatives to reduce food waste by E.Leclerc, a big European retailer chain – Thomas Pocher, independent store owner, member of the E.Leclerc organization in northern France


  • Panel discussion: Nestlé, Tetra Pak, McCain, E.Leclerc, GFN, Snact

  • “Learnings, ideas and opportunities to further reduce food waste in the supply chain. What do the projects look like?”– Moderated byEamonn Bates

3:45 p.m.

Session 3: Future project opportunities for SAVE FOOD and final words


  • Summary of the ideas and opportunities from the morning and afternoon sessions – Richard Clemens, Managing Director, VDMA

  • Final words: Anne Roulin, Head of Nutrition, Health & Wellness and Sustainability in R& D, Nestlé

4:00 p.m.

Thank you apero