On 11 June, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF)s End-to-End Value Chain Director Ruediger Hagedorn took part in a panel discussion hosted by CGF member, Barilla. The session, entitled ‘Food Transparency and Traceability of Supply Chains’ aimed to bring partners and experts together to discuss the state of food trust and transparency in the region. Moderated by Steven M. Jaffee from the World Bank, panellists explored the key drivers and challenges and discussed how the industry has been tackling these issues.

The first Asian-edition of Barilla’s annual summit ‘Insieme Day’ was organised ahead of the CGF Global Summit in Singapore, bringing together a diverse set of thought leaders and influencers across the nutrition and transparency spectrums.

Insieme in Italian, means ‘together’, and is a critical element in how issues in today’s food system should be solved. As the global population increases, so do the struggles to increase food production – safely, sustainably and 


“We believe we can fulfill our responsibility only through open collaborations with many other actors; we consider ourselves a company ‘open to stakeholders’ and we are keen to receive suggestions and set many collaborations to improve our path”. Claudio Colzani, CEO, Barilla.

“Barillas’ Insieme Day provides a great opportunity to look into today’s big challenges for our planet and our industry. It is the special mix of experts from different disciplines and backgrounds all gathered in one place that makes it so unique, and creates a productive and enriching environment to share, learn and drive positive action” said Ruediger Hagedorn, The Consumer Goods Forum.

The CGF is delighted to have partnered with Barilla in the organisation of this event and to have contributed to the discussions on enhancing transparency and traceability of supply chains.

For more information, please visit: https://www.barillainsiemeday.com/