Agri-food SME Congress: a sustainable food future

Event Location: ACE Events, Rue d'Auderghem 22

This event is invitation-only.

The transition to more sustainable food system requires the entire food chain to rethink how we grow, transport, process, package, market, and consume our food and drink.

For small business in the food chain this is a daunting prospect that demands an unprecedented level of know-how and investment. And as part of the EU Code of Conduct on Responsible Food Business and Marketing Practices, small businesses up and down the food chain want to meet this challenge but they need urgent support.

Join us as we showcase the very best in small business sustainability and find out how we can support SMEs in the transition to more sustainable food systems, leaving no-one behind.

Europe’s food supply chain employs 22 million people and generates 6% of Europe’s gross value added.


11:00-14:00 – Monday, 27 November


ACE Events
Rue d’Auderghem 22


10:50-11:00 Registration

11:00-11:10 “Tried and tested: the EU Code of Conduct” – a keynote opening from the European Commission

11:15-12:30 “Best in class: Europe’s agri-food SMEs and the sustainable transition” – a showcase of great sustainability initiatives from Europe’s food makers and grocers

12:30-13:00 “Leaving no-one behind” – discussion with Europe’s agri-food chain and EU policymakers on SME support in the sustainable transition

13:00-14:00 Networking lunch