We are living in turbulent times. In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, we are now faced with the interlinked energy and cost of living crises – stoked by ongoing conflict and sitting within the shadow of the climate emergency. The pressures facing business, people and planet have both immediate and long-term implications for all of us. In this pivotal moment, the consumer goods sector must pull together and create a more sustainable and resilient industry.

The Consumer Goods Forum’s Sustainable Retail Summit will provide just that opportunity. Held from 26th – 28th October in Amsterdam, its theme is ‘From Conversation to Action: The Transition to Better Business’. Business leaders will share and learn from each other – focused on how we show resilience in the face of multiple challenges.

The SRS is a unique opportunity for consumer goods companies to work together to find the balance between long-term challenges and short-term constraints at every level. Businesses must transform both their individual operations and the wider sector – to put people and the planet at the core of all operations.

Over two and a half days, we’ll unite world-leading experts to share knowledge and best practice. Delegates will learn about the practical ways trailblazer companies are taking positive actions to drive progress and overcome today’s biggest sustainability and health challenges, as well as having the opportunity to network and share, working to help find concrete solutions for the here and now.

Our stellar line-up of speakers includes Frans Muller, President and CEO, Ahold Delhaize; Christina Adane, Co-Chair Youth Board, BiteBack 2030; Paul Lalli, Global Head of Human Rights, The Coca-Cola Company; Christel Delberghe, Director General, EuroCommerce; Bärbel Weiligmann, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition; and Rebecca Marmot, Chief Sustainability Officer, Unilever.

An ethos of co-operation is core to The Consumer Goods Forum. As a CEO-led organisation, we bring together businesses to find industry-wide, cross-sector solutions. This has never been more necessary. The reality is that our world is changing fast. And we must too. To bring this age of crisis to an end, we need positive solutions. And we need them now. 

Join us at the Sustainable Retail Summit to meet with your peers and dig deeper into how we as businesses can radically transform by driving action on today’s most pressing sustainability, social
and economic issues.