2nd Annual Food Waste Solutions Summit

 The Summit serves as a platform for sharing knowledge, best practices, success stories, and cutting[1]edge research on food waste reduction and management. This program also enlightens participants with valuable insights into the latest trends, technological innovations, and policy advancements in the field of Food Waste Solutions Attendees will network and collaborate during the Summit- foster connections and collaborations between diverse stakeholders, including industry representatives, policymakers, NGOs, entrepreneurs, and researchers.

 Food waste and loss are accounting for up to 8% of global green gas emissions. Estimates reveal that approximately a third of food, roughly around 1.3 billion tons produced for human consumption gets lost or wasted within the value chain every year at a time when around 828 million go to bed hungry each day-representing 10% of the population. In respect to this pressing issue, Insight Media will host their 2nd Annual Food Waste Solutions Summit from 27-28 June 2024 at Southern Hotel-Sandton, Johannesburg.

 Leading speakers will be carefully selected to advance solutions needed to resolve food waste crises across different industry sectors.

 This high-ranking summit will provide both answers and opportunities from food producers, handlers and stores, processors, and distributors all the way to households and landfills.

 The event also offers several branding, marketing, and media opportunities for brands in the Food Waste space, government, private sector, and municipalities, (waste management, technology, sustainability) etc.

The summit will address some of the key issues such as the following.

  • Impact of food waste and its effects.
  • Policy and regulation; Sustainable Food Waste Solutions.
  • The role of government, agencies, and other stakeholders.
  • Promotion of food waste solutions that are sustainable solutions.
  • Limitations and other restrictive measures.
  • Sustainability, climate change, Carbon Footprint, and circularity for food waste.
  • Understanding ESGs in the food industry.
  • The impact of climate change on food waste.
  • Understanding the carbon footprint of food waste.
  • The carbon market and investment opportunities
  • Carbon offsets and carbon credits
  • Greenhouse emissions (Climate change crises and pollution).
  • Promotion of renewables and post –carbon global economy.
  • Landfills and Zero Food waste.
  • Environmentally friendly farming practices.
  • Sustainable Agriculture.
  • Composting, trimmings, manure etc.
  • Climate change and climate resilient application
  • Harvesting techniques Use of modern technologies
  • Sources of food waste (Producers and Manufactures, restaurants and households).
  • Partnerships within the waste industry.
  • Food waste recycling, auditing, and management solutions.
  • Safety concerns at landfills and the state of art solutions to dispose waste.
  • Merging Real Estate with Agriculture
  • Agro bond investments and how they work.
  • Farmsteads, homesteads, bond homes and vacation homes.
  • E-staff supporting food waste solutions and maximizing yields.
  • Food Waste Recycling to compos.
  • Food products made from food waste (Diverting food waste from landfills).
  • Food waste business models; Scaling from industry to households).
  • Packaging and Misleading labels.
  • Donations and Food banks.
  • Food Safety and Quality Assurance.
  • Plastic Waste.
  • Solving the plight of Plastics and Food Waste
  • Poor Waste distribution and management.
  • Consumer behavior.Reducing single use plastics.
  • Plastic recycling and access to facilities
  • Turning Food Waste into Energy
  • Alternative Energy sources
  •  Understanding a biogas plant
  •  Feeding into Biogas Plant to produce Electricity.
  • Heating and or LPG replacement
  • Water Treatment to enhance food waste solution systems.
  • Harvesting techniques and packaging
  • Water treatment plants
  • Managing sewage
  • Recycling grey water
  • Clean drinking water
  • The development and maintenance of a supplier quality assurance system.
  • Improved packaging and driving quality strategy through supply chain.
  • Labels and their meaning to minimize food waste (expiry dates, best before, sell by etc.
  • Implementing SAP QM modules in South African factories.
  • Fast Moving Goods.
  • Data driven supply chain (real time, visibility and solutions like cloud based).
  • The future of food systems; Biotech solutions Edible insects, Lab grown meat Plant based meat Algae.
  • Digital Tools and Technologies.
  • Blockchain Technology
  • How does blockchain technology improves food systems within the value chain?
  • Food Apps.
  • Specials on food before it expires or taken off the shelves.
  • Consumer protection.
  • Post covid challenges (overstocking food leading to large amounts being.
  • What consumers should do (eat, freeze, donate, buy “ugly” foods, composting).
  • Creation of meal plans and food health apps.
  • Food Waste Solutions in Hospitality & Hotel Divisions
  • Understanding waste in our kitchens
  • Training and development
  • Diverting Waste and Waste recovery
  • Working formulas and Measurements
  • Breaching the gap with supply & industry Partner.


  • Waste Services Companies 
    (Private or Publicly Traded Refuse Firms, Landfill Owners/Operators, Independent Contractors)
  • Government Officials(Municipalities, Regional Authorities, Governments and Public Landfill, Composting)
  •  Hotels
  • Supermarkets
  • Organics recycling site management.
  • Food processing operators
  • Waste management companies.
  • Food and drink industry
  • NGOs
  • Charities
  • Marketing Managers
  • Chefs
  • Food Rescue Companies
  • Landfill Managers
  • Agricultural Analyst
  • Chief Environmental Engineer
  • Managing Directors/CEOs                                                     
  • Retailers
  • Equipment Manufacturers
  • Food Distributors & Dealers
  • Food, R&D Organizations
  • Recycling Firms (Secondary Materials Processors, Contractors, and Recyclers)
  • Composting & Organics Recycling Professionals
  • Waste Generators (Businesses and Organizations that Create Waste in Manufacturing, Retailing and/or Providing Services)
  • Food Waste Recovery Experts
  • Legal, Insurance & Financial Firms
  • Software Companies
  • General Contractors
  • Food Transportation (Trucking Professionals, Suppliers, Fleet Owners, Operators, Maintenance Professionals)
  • Farmers and their Unions
  • Food Manufacturing, Retailing and/or Providing Services)
  • Restaurants owners and Managers.
  • Food rescue Companies
  • Food Manufacturers
  • Environmental Consultants/ Chemical Engineers
  • Food Banks
  • Organics Waste Companies
  • Sustainability Managers

Download 2nd Annual Food Waste Sol Sum 2024-June.pdf

Date: 27 June 2024 to 28 June 2024
City: Sandton, Johannesburg
Venue: Southern Sun Hotel

ContactInfo: Carol Zimba Email info@insightmedia.co.za Contact details +27 69 111 4034