EPA Forum on Food Waste 2021

Thursday 4 November 2021, 9:30am

  This is an online event

Registration for this event is closed

Countdown to 2030: Building knowledge to waste less

Thursday 4th November 2021 | 9:30am – 1:00pm | Online

We are delighted to invite you to join us at the 2021 Forum on Food Waste entitled Countdown to 2030: Building knowledge to waste less taking place virtually on Thursday 4th November at 9:30am – 1:00pm. The event will emphasise the importance of measuring food waste, improved data, and indicators for gaining insights and identifying opportunities for targeted waste reduction across the supply chain.

Why should you attend?

The event will bring together key actors from across the food chain to discuss how measuring food waste and addressing collaboration across the supply chain can provide insights on opportunities and challenges in relation to food loss and waste in Ireland.

Hear the latest food waste prevention developments and activities taking place at nations, European and global levels.

Hear from industry speakers from across the food supply chain about practical experiences in relation to measuring and reducing food waste.

    Registration for this event closed at 5pm on Wednesday 3rd November. If you wish to receive login details at short notice, please email 



        Event Registration


        09:30 - 13:00

        EPA Forum on Food Waste 2021

        SESSION 1 - 9:30AM - 11:05AM

        From 9:15AM - Delegates to log on to platform 

        • Housekeeping & Intro, Philip Boucher Hayes, Conference Chair
        • Opening Remarks - Sharon Finegan, Director, EPA
        • EPA Developments and update since last forum in 2019 - Odile Le Bolloch, EPA
        • Munster Technological University (MTU) Efficient Food Project with Dr Jennifer Attard, Munster Technological University
        • Keynote Speaker - Toine Timmermans, Wageningen University
        • Global Sustainability Insights - Martin Hofler, Sustainable Partnership and Development Manager, Bord Bia
        • Q & A - Panel Session (20mins)

        Comfort Break (15mins)

        SESSION 2 - 11:20AM - 1:00PM

        • Welcome Back, Conference Chair
        • Knowledge Building across the Supply Chain - EPA Representative
        • Clean Technology Centre – Food Service Measurement Tool - Colum Gibson, CTC Manager (MTU)
        • Food Waste Ambition and Initiatives in Essential Dairy and Plant Based - Sebastien Garnet, Quality & Food Safety Director, Danone UK & Ireland
        • Irish Business Example - Food Waste Measurement & Prevention, collaborating across the supply chain - Des Ferris, Keelings
        • Measuring Food Waste in Retail Operations – Owen Keogh, Lidl
        • Q & A - Panel Session (20mins)



        Virtual Event Format

        The conference will be broadcast on a livestream platform called Slido. 

        Registered delegates will be emailed a link to join no earlier than 2nd November, please look out for it on your emails.

        You will be able to access via a web enabled device - ie. laptop, tablet or smart phone. 

        Slido will be used for interactive question & answer sessions and you will be asked to verify your name & email to access the event. 

        Contact us

        EPA Forum on Food Waste related queries: 

        Please contact Odile Le Bolloch

        Conference booking and registration queries: 

        Please contact Morrow Communications Events Team