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Retailers may need to make significant changes to their business processes – all the way from manufacturer, to supply chain, to consumer – to align with new stipulations and regulations outlined in The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs’ (Defra) Resources and Waste Strategy.

Hosted together with our partners at Valpak, this roundtable will enable retailers to discuss in detail what the new regulations mean for their business strategy and operations; and how they can ensure legal compliance.

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This event is for BRC retail members only and free to attend as part of your member benefits.


WHY ATTEND?

Attend to:

  • Gain expert advice on the new regulatory landscape
  • Find out the implications for retailers
  • Understand how to achieve legal compliance and possible solutions
  • Assess how to adapt strategy and operations to meeting the strategy requirements

Speakers

 

PETER ANDREWS //
Head of sUSTAINABILITY, BRC

Peter is the Head of Sustainability Policy at the BRC and is responsible for the development and delivery of the retail industry's sustainable and ethical trade policies, including the Better Retail Better World campaign. Prior to this Peter worked at the representative body of UK food and drink manufacturers, FDF. He is also a Trustee of charity Focus on Labour Exploitation (FLEX).

 

 

ADRIAN HAWKES //
POLICY DIRECTOR, valpak

Adrian has been with Valpak since 1997. He is Director of Policy responsible for all aspects of Valpak’s interaction with UK and EU public authorities including formal and informal consultation responses. He was instrumental in establishing the market based packaging compliance system in the UK and is a respected advisor to European, National and Local Government. Prior to joining Valpak Adrian trained as a mechanical engineer and gained over 15 years’ experience in both manufacturing and consulting with leading companies in the consumer goods industry.

 

 

DUNCAN SIMPSON //
DIRECTOR OF MARKETING, VALPAK

Duncan joined Valpak in 1998. He is the Director of Marketing and is responsible for all of the sales and marketing activity at Valpak. He also manages a portfolio of key Valpak accounts. Duncan has 20 years’ experience working in the waste management sector. Prior to joining Valpak Duncan was a Recycling Officer and Strategic Waste Officer in Local Government. He has an MSc in Technology Management and a BSc in Town and Regional Planning. He is also a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Waste Management (CIWM) and a Scottish Centre Councillor for CIWM.

Agenda

08:30:

ARRIVAL & WORKING BREAKFAST

 

09:00:

WELCOME & PResentation

Peter Andrews, Head of Sustainability, BRC

 

09:15:

PRESENTATION

Adrian Hawkes, Policy Director, Valpak
Duncan Simpson, Director of Marketing, Valpak

 

09:30:

roundtable discussion

 

10:15:

closing remarks

 

10:30: 

coffee & networking

 

11:00:

Event close

 

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This event is for BRC retailer members only, free to attend as part of your member benefits.

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If you would like more information please contact events@brc.org.uk


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Venue

Haymarket Hotel, 1 Suffolk Place, London, SW1Y 4HX