Nordic Food Waste Summit 2023

26.04.23 | Event
Nordic Food Waste Summit 2023
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Join us for inspiring discussions about how we can step up the fight against food loss and waste at the Nordic Food Waste Summit, 26 April 2023 in Stockholm. What are the best practices to reduce food loss and waste? How can we accelerate the progress and how can Nordic co-operation provide added value for national efforts?

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Dates
26.04.2023
Location

Stockholm
Sweden

LIVE from 9 a.m. (CET), 26 April 2023:

Food loss and waste are big sustainability issues with vast effects on our climate and environment. More than a third of all the food produced globally is lost or wasted. In the Nordic countries approximately 3.6 million tons of food are wasted annually. If food waste were a country, it would be the third biggest greenhouse gas emitter in the world. Reducing food loss and waste are key aspects to create sustainable food systems for the health of our environment, climate, and people.  

The Nordic Food Waste Summit will bring together experts, politicians, authorities, businesses and civil society in an effort to increase co-operation and bring about urgent action to reduce food loss and waste. The summit comes at an important time when our food loss and waste need to be reduced.   

The summit is open for all stakeholders in the sector. Join us to hear high-level speakers during an inspiring day as we delve into the challenge of reducing food loss and waste. The Summit will be held in English.

Speakers and high-level participation: 

  • HRH The Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden  
  • HRH Princess Marie of Denmark  
  • Peter Kullgren, Sweden’s Minister for Rural Affairs  
  • Jacob Jensen, Denmark’s Minister for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries  
  • Karen Ellemann, Secretary General, Nordic Council of Ministers (Video greeting) 
  • Selina Juul, founder and Chair of the Board of the Stop Wasting Food movement (Stop Spild Af Mad)   
  • Tom Quested, Senior Sector Specialist, WRAP (Online participation) 
  • Petter Haas Brubakk, Director-General of FoodDrinkNorway (NHO Mat og Drikke)   
  • Annica Sohlström, Secretary General of the Swedish Food Agency 
  • Rosa S. Rolle, Senior Enterprise Development Officer & Team Leader Food Loss and Waste, Food and Agricultural Organization by the UN (FAO)   
  • Angela Frigo, Secretary General of FEBA – The European Food Banks Federation   
  • Mats Liedholm, CEO, Fazer Sverige   
  • Peter Rønn-Petersen, Director, Meyers Madhus DK  
  • Kristoffer Hagstedt, CEO of Whywaste   
  • Matt Homewood, food waste campaigner at Throw No More   
  • Rikke Ramm Eberlein, Senior Consultant, CSR, Lidl Danmark  
  • Anne-Grete Haugen, Managing Director of Matvett   
  • Victoria Olsson, Senior Sustainability Manager, Arla foods 
  • Emma Bivstedt, Sustainability Manager, Orkla Foods Norway 
  • Ann-charlott Sjöqvist, Sustainability Food and Beverage, Coor Sweden 
  • Anja Bakken Riise, Executive Director of Framtiden i våre hender   
  • Julia IJsselmuiden, Sustainability Manager, Contronics Dry Misting 
  • Staffan Eklöf, Vice chair of the Nordic Council Committee for a Sustainable Nordic Region  
  • Karin Fritz, project manager at the Swedish Food Agency    
  • Jens Dolk, founder of K-märkt   
  • Sebastian Hielm, Director of Food Safety, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry  
  • Karin Lindow, policy analyst at the Swedish Board of Agriculture    
  • Krister Dahl, Culinary Director, Compass Group 
  • Louisa Raith, CSR Project Manager, Coop Denmark 
  • Kenneth Skauge – Head of Sustainability, Meny 
  • Anne Marie Schrøder, Head of Communication at Matvett   
  • Per Christian Rålm, Managing Director Matcentralen  
  • Johan Hultén, IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute 
  • Evelina Gunnarsson, Behavioural economist & Senior management consultant, Ramboll 
  • Jens Jonsson, National Food Bank Coordinator, Swedish Association of City Missions  
  • Mette Nygård Havre, Founder, Grønne verdier / Matredder  
  • Fredrik Wikström, Professor in Environmental- and Energy Systems, Karlstad University  
  • Ingrid Strid, Research Scientist, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences 
  • Filip Lundin, founder of Sopköket   
  • Markus Wahlgren, Manager of Stora Coop Gotland  
  • Karl Andersson, CEO, Matsmart  
  • Lennart Wallander, Chief officer of tomorrow, Food & Friends   
  • Anna Löfgren Adén, Härryda Muncipality 
  • Jonathan Eng, Project Leader, Nordic Council of Ministers  

 

Programme

09:00 – 10:50 High-level Opening Session

09:00 – 09:30: High-level Opening Session: High-level speakers giving opening remarks and inspirational speeches.

  • HRH Princess Marie of Denmark
  • Peter Kullgren, Sweden’s Minister for Rural Affairs
  • Jacob Jensen, Denmark’s Minister for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries
  • Karen Ellemann, Secretary General, Nordic Council of Ministers (Video greeting)

09:30 – 09:45: Increased Nordic Cooperation 

  • Karin Fritz, Project manager for the Government mission to reduce food waste, Swedish Food Agency
  • Sebastian Hielm, Director of Food Safety, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
  • Jonathan Eng, Project Leader, Nordic Council of Ministers

09:45 – 10:00: High-level keynote

  • Selina Juul, Chairman of the Board and Founder, Stop Wasting Food Movement (Stop Spild Af Mad) 

10:00 – 10:20: Fireside chat 

  • Rosa S. Rolle, Senior Enterprise Development Officer & Team Leader Food Loss and Waste, Food and Agricultural Organization by the UN (FAO) 

10:20 – 10:50: Coffee break

10:50 – 13:00 Cases from the Nordics

10:50 – 11:20: What should the politicians do?

  • Jacob Jensen, Denmark’s Minister for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries 
  • Anja Bakken Riise, Executive director, Framtiden i våre hender
  • Staffan Eklöf, Vice chairman of the Nordic Council Committee for a Sustainable Nordic Region

11:20 – 11:50: Panel: Reducing food waste in restaurants and public kitchens 

  • Filip Lundin, Founder, Sopköket
  • Annika Skogvik, Sustanaibility Manager, Compass Group Sweden
  • Anna  Löfgren Adén, Environmental Strategist Food waste , Härryda Muncipality 

11:50 – 12:00: Interview about the lunch at K-Märkt and their work with reducing food waste

  • Jens Dolk, Founder, K-märkt

12:00 – 13:00: Lunch

13:00 – 14:15 Panel discussions

13:00 – 13:40: Panel: Best practices from Nordic food retailers and industry

  • Markus Wahlgren, Manager, Stora Coop Gotland
  • Peter Rønn-Petersen, Director Meyers Madhus
  • Karl Andersson, CEO, Matsmart
  • Rikke Ramm Eberlein, Senior Consultant, CSR, Lidl Denmark

13:40 – 14:05: Panel: Reducing food loss in the food production 

  • Karin Lindow, Agricultural policy investigator, The Swedish Board of Agriculture
  • Mats Liedholm, CEO, Fazer Sverige
  • Victoria Olsson, Senior Sustainability Manager, Arla foods

14:05 – 14:15: Transport to breakout rooms

14:15 – 15:30 Breakout sessions

14:15 – 15:00: Breakout sessions. There will be three parallel breakout sessions. 1) Donations; 2) Joint Nordic Action; and 3) Industry and consumer behaviour.

1) Donations; 

  • Jens Jonsson, National Food Bank Coordinator, Swedish Association of City Missions
  • Angela Frigo, Secretary General, FEBA – The European Food Banks Federation
  • Per Christian Rålm, Managing Director Matcentralen
  • Karin Bildsten, Sustainability Strategist, Axfood 

2) Joint Nordic action;

  • Anne-Grete Haugen, Director, Matvett
  • Anne Marie Schrøder, Head of Communication, Matvett
  • Johan Hultén, IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute 
  • Louisa Raith Sørensen, Strategic Project Manager Coor Denmark
  • Emma Bivstedt, Sustainability and Brand Manager, Orkla Foods Norway 
  • Ann-Charlott Sjöqvist, Sustainability Food and Beverage, Coop Sweden 

3) Industry and consumer behaviour;

  • Evelina Gunnarsson, Behavioural economist & Senior management consultant, Ramboll
  • Karin Fritz, Project Manager Sweden Food Agency 
  • Mette Nygård Havre, Founder, @spisoppmaten 
  • Fredrik Wikström, Professor in Environmental- and Energy Systems, Karlstad University 
  • Ingrid Strid, Research Scientist, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences 

15:00 – 15:30: Break

15:30 – 17:00 Afternoon sessions & closing remarks

15:30 – 15:45: Inspirational Keynote

  • Matt Homewood, An Urban Harvester

15:45 – 16:15: Panel: Innovations and solutions 

  • Lennart Wallander, Chief Officer of Tomorrow, Future and Friends
  • Kristoffer Hagstedt, CEO, WhyWaste
  • Kenneth Skauge – Head of Sustainability, Meny
  • Julia IJsselmuiden, Sustainability Manager, Contronics Dry Misting 

16:15 –16:25: Summary from breakout sessions:

  • Anne-Grete Haugen, Director, Matvett 
  • Evelina Gunnarsson, Behavioural economist & Senior management consultant, Ramboll 
  • Angela Frigo, Secretary General, FEBA – The European Food Banks Federation 

 

16:25 - 16:50: High-level panel: Moving forward and taking action 

  • Tom Quested, Food expert, Co-author UNEP Food Waste Index report 
  • Annica Sohlström, Secretary General, Swedish Food Agency
  • Petter Haas Brubakk, Director-General, FoodDrinkNorway (NHO Mat og Drikke)

 

16:50-17:00: Wrapping up and next steps for increased Nordic collaboration

 

17:00: Mingle and networking

The meeting is hosted by the Swedish Food Agency and the Nordic Council of Ministers, in collaboration with the Swedish Board of Agriculture and the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency.

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