UBM Studios Virtual Event Connects UBM Live's Ingredientsnetwork.com with the Food & Beverage Industry

Apr 4, 2011

CHICAGO, April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Live's Ingredientsnetwork.com, in conjunction with Nutritional Outlook and International Food Ingredients Magazine, presented Sustainability & Ethical Sourcing Online on March 18, 2011.  The virtual event focuses on the benefits of embracing sustainability within the food & beverage industry.  The event was powered by UBM Studios.  The event is now available on demand.

The virtual event drew 1093 registrants and 236 live attendees.

Consumers are becoming increasingly aware of their impact on the environment. Their habits show that they are considering social and environmental benefits as part of their calculation of product value and purchasing decisions.  With sales of food products making sustainability or ethical claims increasing by nearly 20 percent per year, green issues are a key trend in the food and beverage industry.

In the Auditorium the event offers:

  • Keynote Address:  Why sustainability matters to Unilever, with Gavin Neath CBE, senior vice president sustainability, Unilever – see more details on ingredientsnetwork.com
  • Going green around the globe, by Innova Market Insights
  • Biodiversity and equitable sharing of benefits:  Possible implications of new international rules on the food sector, by the Union for Ethical BioTrade
  • Panel discussion: Why is supply chain management key to making businesses sustainable?
  • Catalyzing sustainability through food ingredients, sponsored by Danisco
  • Sustainability in both products and business processes, sponsored by Novozymes
  • Panel discussion: Sourcing Sustainably: Food and Supplement Ingredients

The complete conference program can be viewed here.  All webinars are available by logging into the event.

The Exhibit Hall showcases stands from Danisco, Novozymes A/S, Loders Croklaan B.V., Fronterra Coorporation, IFI Magazine, WWF, Innova Market Insights and the Union for Ethical BioTrade.

Additionally, in the Networking Lounge event attendees were able to chat with peers one-on-one or in group chats.

The virtual event is sponsored by DANISCO and Novozymes A/S.

All presentations were immediately available on demand.

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About UBM Live

UBM Live is a wholly owned subsidiary of United Business Media plc (LSE: UBM) a leading provider of business information services to the maritime, travel, pharma, technology, health + beauty, food ingredients, and property industries. UBM offers services in trade shows, online, news distribution, and publishing to customers across the globe. Its brands are represented in more than 30 countries and are organized into specialist teams that serve their business communities helping them excel in their market by working effectively and efficiently. For more information about United Business Media, go to http://www.unitedbusinessmedia.com.

About UBM Studios (www.ubmstudios.com)

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About United Business Media Limited

UBM (UBM.L) focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetisation of B2B communities and markets. UBM's businesses inform markets and serve professional commercial communities -- from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists -- with integrated events, online, print and business information products. Our 6,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organised into specialist teams that serve these communities, bringing buyers and sellers together, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to www.ubm.com.

Michele McPhail
UBM Studios
773 687 4321