SAVE FOOD Meeting 2015 at Nestlé a complete success
173 participants from 12 nations
Visible interest on the part of industry to engage in fight against food losses and waste
The SAVE FOOD Meeting 2015, held on 11 and 12 May at Nestlé in Vevey, Switzerland, was rated as a complete success by the partners, the FAO, UNEP and Messe Düsseldorf. The response from international participants from industry, politics and science as well as the representatives of NGOs was also one of great satisfaction. The meeting was the first of its kind at the location of a brand manufacturer from the food industry, and set the pattern for regular events to be held in the years between interpack trade fair editions.
The SAVE FOOD Meeting is a meeting point for numerous partners from the industry – 120 by now – as well as 230 NGOs and research organisations registered with FAO.
In addition, it targets all companies with an interest in the issue of food loss and waste. The aim of the conference is to encourage representatives from industry, academia and research as well as policy makers and individuals from civil society to enter into dialogue and thus to initiate suitable (pilot) projects.
The meeting, which is held on Lake Geneva, will run under the motto “Private Sector Support for Food Loss and Waste Reduction Projects”.
The speakers will present successful projects to combat food loss and waste – projects which are already in place with the participation of the private sector.
But the focus will also be on basic options of collaboration between private sector institutions and the public sector.
One of the talks will be an update on a mango project in Kenya, initiated by SAVE FOOD. It involves the participation of several SAVE FOOD member companies seeking to use powerful processing and packaging technologies to reduce food loss in the production of mangoes and to create greater value within the country. As well as stepping up efficiency in serving the increasing demand on the domestic market, this project is to lead to higher export figures.
The Event will take place at Nestlé Headquarters in Vevey, Switzerland
Visa Requirements: Please contact your nearest Swiss Consulate for visa requirements.
If you wish to travel outside of Switzerland during or after your stay, you must obtain the necessary visas from your country of Residence prior to your departure. It is not possible to apply from Switzerland.
Currency: Swiss Francs
Electricity: Current 220-230 volts AC, 50Hz.
Information about Vevey (in French): http://www.vevey.ch/
Weather: During this season, the temperature normally ranges from 10 – 20Cº (50 – 68Fº)
SAVE FOOD Partner
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations