[Food + Beverage] Collider Will Convene Business Leaders, Sustainability Professionals, Data-Driven Entrepreneurs, and Climate Scientists to Discuss Risks and Opportunities Across the Food and Beverage Supply Chain.
Asheville, NC – June 29, 2018 – The Collider, an innovation ecosystem for climate entrepreneurship, announced the launch of [Food + Beverage] Collider, an industry conference that convenes business leaders, data-driven entrepreneurs, and climate scientists to explore climate risks, opportunities and solutions across the business value chain. The conference will be held October 23rd, 2018, at The Collider in Asheville, NC. Tickets are $149.
The food and beverage industry is uniquely susceptible to the impacts of a changing climate. Meeting the business challenge to understand the risks, adapt internal strategies, and build resilient operations across the company value chain can increase market competitiveness. Knowing what to do is increasingly about harnessing the best data – climate, environmental, and socioeconomic – to inform solutions.
Research conducted by Collider member Acclimatise reported that, “Successful businesses know how to manage supply chain risk. But an increasing number of extreme weather disasters and a changing climate heighten uncertainty and threaten old ways of doing business. Although many companies seem to be aware of the risks that climate impacts can pose on their operations, there is still a gap between understanding the materials risks posed by climate change and the strategic planning and actions required to reduce potential impact.”
The [Food + Beverage] Collider aims to help close the gap by showcasing how leading food and beverage companies identify and address climate risk, and helping attendees forecast their resilience gameplans.
Collider CEO Josh Dorfman added, “This is a new kind of climate conference. It’s about addressing business risk posed by climate change and identifying opportunities to build operational resilience that can minimize disruption and enhance market competitiveness. We take the position that the climate is already changing, so the time for businesses to address their risk and take action is now.”
- The future of the food and beverage industry in a changing climate
- Using climate data to identify climate risk across the food and beverage value chain
- The competitive advantage of becoming climate resilient
- External drivers of climate resilient value chains
- Building climate resilient, climate-smart agriculture
- Solution snapshot: climate entrepreneurs showcase emerging adaptation and resilience solutions
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About The Collider
The Collider is building the world’s first innovation ecosystem dedicated to climate change solutions that enable organizations and communities to prepare, adapt, and take measures to become resilient. We foster breakthrough climate products and services and accelerate their market adoption. We cultivate and inspire the next generation of scientific, technological, and entrepreneurial talent to join in this enterprise of leading humanity’s response to climate change. More information about The Collider is available at thecollider.org.
Leah Quintal, Marketing Manager