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Turning the Dial on food waste and sustainable packaging innovations

Join the upcoming Turning the Dial event to be apart of the ongoing efforts aimed at strengthening the sustainability credentials of WA’s food and beverage manufacturing sector.

This industry event is dedicated to environmental, social and governance (ESG), food waste and sustainable packaging innovations, to support the Western Australian food and beverage sector’s transition to a circular economy.

Hosted by the Western Australian Government department of primary industries and regional development, the event is a part of the ongoing effort to strengthen the sustainability credentials of WA’s food and beverage manufacturing sector.

DPIRD Agribusiness, Food and Trade Executive Director Liam O’Connell said Turning the Dial would provide participants with the latest intelligence on global sustainability developments .

“It is important for WA’s food and beverage manufacturers to be up to date with global best practice and advances in research and development to remain ahead of the game, which can also support access to finance and talented employees,” said O’Connell.

Turning the Dial will be hosted by ABC-TV Gardening Australia’s WA presenter, Professor Josh Byrne, who is also Dean of Sustainable Futures within the Faculty of Humanities at Curtin University.

Keynote speaker, Ernst & Young climate change and sustainability services partner Adam Carrel, will provide an overview on readying businesses for the future.

Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of sustainability solutions company Our Kinds, Karen Monaghan, will share her story on heading the charge to reduce single use coffee cups and lids, as well as insights into leadership in Australia.

Australian Institute of Packaging Executive Director Nerida Kelton’s talk will cover packaging solutions to reduce loss, while Stop Food Waste Australia’s Sam Oakden will give a national perspective on the Australian Food Pact and implications for business.

The program also includes a range of experts in sustainable packaging, food waste, cold chain management and marketing, as well as local food and beverage innovators.
Participants can tailor their experience to their interest, selecting from concurrent sessions, as well as panel discussions.

Turning the Dial will be hosted by ABC-TV Gardening Australia’s WA presenter, Professor Josh Byrne, who is also Dean of Sustainable Futures within the Faculty of Humanities at Curtin University.

You can purchase your Delegate Pass here and check out the Agenda and Speakers’ details here.

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