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SRS 2020 is the 5th edition of the successful Sustainable Retail Summit event. This year, in order to respect the safety of our global community during the COVID-19 crisis, we are happy to welcome attendees to a virtual, online version of the event, which will take place online on 15th and 16th October 2020, from 12pm to 6pm CEST.

As with the physical version of SRS, the event aims to drive meaningful change through collaboration, and will cover the following CGF Coalitions of Action: Collaboration for Healthier Lives, Plastic Waste, Food Waste, Forest Positive, Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative and Human Rights/Forced Labour.

We are working on a programme and speakers lineup that will have the same level of quality, engagement and expertise as the physical editions of the event. The programme will be a mix of Live and On-Demand Sessions (available one week prior to the event).

Speakers include industry CEOs, Chief Purchasing Officers, marketeers, traders and other speakers from various parts of the supply chain as well as leading external experts. Sessions will have different formats, including, single speaker/keynote talks; keynote plus moderated Q&A with the audience; and moderated panel discussions with several speakers.

Whether this is your first or fifth edition of the Sustainable Retail Summit, we guarantee an exciting experience for everyone. With on-demand sessions, live webinars, online networking spaces and virtual exhibit booths, there will be something new to explore, wherever you are in the world.

Some of the sessions will address business’ leadership within the scope of ‘building back better’; others will focus on embedding sustainability up and down the value chain and the connections between the various Coalitions.

Topics that will be discussed include:

Leading through unprecedented times:

  • Building back better, a sustainable resilient recovery after Covid-19
  • Leadership and purpose – what has changed in the post-Covid world?
  • Unlocking and accelerating sustainability in business practices
  • Improving resilience of supply chains while accelerating the shift to sustainability

How to embed sustainability up and down the value chain & engage consumers:

  • Learnings from stakeholders across the value chain on overcoming challenges to build a more sustainable supply chain
  • Resilience through trust and transparency
  • Building belief in brands in the age of disruption
  • Impact of Covid-19 on sustainable buying behaviours
  • Health and Sustainability – a call to action
  • Why Employee Health and Wellbeing Matters in Business
  • Food waste amid the Covid pandemic
  • Breaking the Plastic Wave – practical solutions and bold action
  • Human Rights and Deforestation – the real challenges
  • Will there still be social audits in 2 years? The future of assessing social sustainability

How to leverage connections across Coalitions and drive positive change through collaboration:

  • Plastic waste, Food Safety and Food waste
  • SSCI, Forest Positive and Human Rights
  • Health and Wellness, sustainable packaging and waste management

You can check the Programme at a Glance here. A full programme will also be available shortly – please make sure to check the page regularly. 

On the Registration page, please check the corresponding attendance fee, whether you are from a CGF member company or not. After you complete and send the information needed, your registration will be reviewed and you will receive an email to complete and pay for your registration.

If you are unsure about your company’s membership, you can check here or contact the membership team

A week before the event, we will send your personal code and a link to join the sessions to the email address you provided on your registration form.  Your registration gives you access to all the Live and On-Demand Sessions, as well as to all the networking possibilities and exhibition area. We encourage delegates to attend several sessions to get maximum value.

SRS brings together hundreds of company CEOs, FMCG experts, high-level government representatives, international organisations, inspirational health & sustainability leaders and more.

Unless noted otherwise on the session description, recordings will be available via the CGF Members’ Space dashboard a few days after the event.

Yes! We are very thankful to the companies that have already decided to sponsor SRS 2020 and/or to engage with their customers via our virtual exhibition booths.

There are still some sponsorship and exhibition opportunities available! For more information, contact the SRS Team.

If you have any further questions concerning the Virtual SRS 2020, please contact the SRS team.