Sustainable Foods Summit… New Horizons for Eco-Labels and Sustainability

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Taking place in San Francisco on 30-31st January, the eighth North American edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit will showcase health impacts, sustainable ingredients, and eco-labels. For the first time, the executive summit will discuss the future of health foods and eco-labelled products in a high-level forum.

Although organic & eco-labelled products now comprise over 5 percent of food sales in North America, there are concerns about the future outlook. Will the ‘mainstreaming’ of the organic food market continue? What other eco-labels are emerging? Is more label fragmentation or some degree of harmonization on the horizon? What disruption is being created by Amazon and other new entrants?


Sustainable Foods Summit North America 2018 Agenda Announced

Following the success of the previous seven editions, Ecovia Intelligence (formerly known as Organic Monitor) is announcing the agenda of the North American edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit ( Taking place in San Francisco on 30-31st January, the executive summit will feature health impacts, food ingredients, and organic & eco-labels.

The two-day summit will bring together leading organizations involved in eco-labels and sustainability in the regional food industry. There are four distinct sessions that will cover the following topics....

Session 1: Sustainability Developments

- Conscious capitalism for sustainable development
- Measuring impacts of food and beverages
- Disrupting the sustainable food market by technology - Novel approaches to urban farming
- Developments in packaging materials

Session 2: Food Ingredients for Sustainability

- Advances in sustainable seafood - Innovating with seaweeds
- Ancient grains in modern foods - Creating slave-free chocolate

- Outlook for clean label ingredients

Session 3: Health Impacts

- Healthy food and beverage trends
- GM labeling & certification update - Advances in meat analogs
- Consumer insights into health foods - Encouraging healthy consumption

Session 4: Organic & Eco-Labels Outlook

- US in global market for organic foods
- Fairtrade in food industry
- Developing a sustainability certification scheme - Eco-labels: brands’ perspectives
- Retailing organic & sustainable foods - Targeting the millennials

Confirmed speakers include Doug Rauch (co-CEO of Conscious Capitalism), Amarjit Sahota (Founder and President, Ecovia Intelligence), Chef Mareya Ibrahim (The Fit Foodie), Ahmed Rahim (CEO of Numi Tea), Amit Hooda (CEO of Heavenly Organics), Shauna Sadowski (Sustainability & Industry Relations VP, Annie’s), Cathy Calfo (Executive Director of California Certified Organic Farmers), Christopher Mitchell (Commercial VP of Americas, Futamura), Courtney Pineau (Associate Director, Non- GMO Project), Monica Hadarits (Programs and Verification Director, Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef), and many more.

Registration is now open for this eighth North American edition. A limited number of sponsorship and speaking opportunities remain.

About the Sustainable Foods Summit

The aim of the Sustainable Foods Summit is to explore new horizons for eco-labels and sustainability in the food industry by discussing key industry issues in a high-level forum. The North American edition will be hosted at the Nikko Hotel San Francisco on 30-31st January 2018. More information is available from

About Ecovia Intelligence

Ecovia Intelligence (formerly known as Organic Monitor) is a specialist research, consulting & training company that focuses on global ethical product industries. Since 2001, we have been encouraging sustainable development via our services portfolio: market research publications, business & sustainability consulting, technical research, seminars & workshops, and sustainability summits. Visit us at

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