Leading the sustainability debate in Scandinavia
After an incredible debut, the Sustainability in Retail Forum returns in 2021 to MalmöMässan, Sweden. The conference is designed to help senior executives within leading retailers from across the Nordic region meet the ever-evolving challenges around sustainability. The event is co-located with the award-winning trade exhibitions Nordic Organic Food Fair and Eco Life Scandinavia.
Facing the challenge of sustainability
There are no easy answers or quick fixes to many of the complex issues around sustainability. Sustainability goals can’t be achieved alone – so we must work together and inspire each other to ensure positive change for ours and future generations. The Sustainability in Retail Forum provides the platform for the learning and debate needed to inspire retailers to meet their sustainability challenges and help achieve a more positive future for people and the planet.
The Sustainability in Retail Forum brings together thought leaders and experts to provide crucial insight on a variety of sustainability issues within the retail environment. The event also provides real life case studies and examples from leading retailers of initiatives which are key to their sustainability strategies.
No one has all the answers and there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to sustainability. However, there are many great examples from across the retail sector of changes which can have a huge impact. The Sustainability in Retail Forum provides the opportunity for networking, engagement and ultimately the sharing of knowledge and ideas needed for positive change.
Founder, Sustainable Brand Index
CMO & EVP, Arla
CMO & COO, Lidl Sweden
Customer Insight Director, Kesko – K Group
Head of Corporate Branding, Coop Danmark
Senior Account Director, Futerra Sweden
Founder & Creative Director, Goodvertising Agency
Co-Founder & Head of Progress Strategy, Food For Progress
CEO / Founder, Paradiset
Advisor, Sustainability, Miltton Purpose
Helle Borup Friberg
Director, Organic Denmark
CEO, Retail House
Senior Commercial Manager, Marine Stewardship Council
Mikkel Fog Holm-Nielsen
Executive Specialist, Too Good To Go
Marketing and Communications, Miljömärkning Sverige AB
Nordic shoppers are shifting their preferences to more sustainable choices, and your branding needs to adapt!
Purpose is failing, how great brands win by putting people in charge
Panel session – Can we safely say the ground is shifting?
Case study 1 – Sustainability as a core strategy to launch a new grocery retail brand.
Case study 2 – COOP marketing strategies as consumer preferences are turning sustainable
Case study 3 – Kesko – The store of the future
Panel session – What seems to work? What does not?
Malmö – a natural home
Malmö has set itself one of the most ambitious climate targets in the world: by 2020 the city administration with be climate neutral and by 2030 the whole city will run on 100 per cent renewable energy.
MalmöMässan is located in Hyllie, the most sustainable district in Malmö, and has excellent links to all forms of public transport. In addition to this the restaurant is certified by KRAV and they are continually developing their approach to sustainability.
The Sustainability in Retail Forum is co-located with the award winning Nordic Organic Food Fair and Eco Life Scandinavia – offering retailers the added opportunity to source some the healthiest and sustainable produce available.