Sustainability Conference

To make real progress towards a truly sustainable agricultural system, all stakeholders from across the food and beverage supply chain - ranging from multinational manufacturers, processors, distributors, retailers, NGOs, certification bodies and farmers – need to get involved and produce actionable plans and solutions. The Sustainable Agriculture Series, developed by American Business Conferences, and sister company London Business Conferences is now one of the leading forums where incisive and detailed strategies on how to measure and reduce water and carbon impacts throughout the agricultural supply chain are formulated.

The 4th in the series, the Sustainable Agricultural Partnerships Summit will be hosted in August 2010 in California, the nation's top agricultural state. Senior executives from across the industry will provide practical outputs and best practices on how to manage infiltration and soil water storage, new irrigation technologies, carbon sequestration and traceability solutions among other areas. Its also the only Summit of its kind specially designed to include the active participation from a diverse range of growers and small-scale suppliers.

Speakers at the Sustainable Agricultural Partnerships Summit include:

Chip Jones, Senior VP Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability, Dean Foods

Gary Weihs, Senior Director - Tomato Based Strategy Development, ConAgra

Sylvain Cuperlier, VP - Director of Worldwide CSR, Dole

Rick Peyser, Crop Specialist, Green Mountain Coffee Roaster

Alison Denis, Director of Supply Chain, Burgerville

Kevin Rabinovitch, Director of Sustainability, Mars

Edward Beckman, President, California Tomato Growers

Betsy Cohen, Vice President of Veterinary Business and Sustainability, Nestle Purina

Erin Fitzgerald, VP of Sustainability, Dairy Management Inc

For a copy of the full agenda, or to register, please visit http://www.sustainable-agricultural-partnerships-2010.com/, email info@american-business-conferences.com or call (1) 800 721 3915.

Benefit from the special Super Early Booking Discount of $400 by registering for the Sustainable Agricultural Partnerships Summit before May 31.

Farmers being the core centre of agriculture, American Business Conferences is proud to announce the first summit specially designed to include the active participation from a diverse range of growers and small-scale suppliers.

The Sustainable Agricultural Partnerships Summit will offer you the opportunity to hear directly from the farmers and understand the challenges they face in implementing sustainable techniques. In addition, leading manufacturers will be participating with their farmer's representatives in joint panels to discuss optimal strategies to engage them, and facilitate the support and investment required.