Monday, October 28 will be dedicated to promoting excellence and leadership in food loss and waste innovation, with Convening Partner The Kroger Co. Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Foundation and ReFED’s recently launched Nonprofit Food Recovery Accelerator
City View at METREON,
San Francisco, CA
About the Summit
The 2019 Food Waste Summit, hosted by ReFED, is this year’s premier event that will gather influential thought leaders and decision-makers from across sectors, who have a shared interest in sustainable food systems, including food businesses, investors, foundations, national nonprofits, governments, innovators and academics.
Invited attendees will share and discuss strategies to achieve our common goal to cut food waste in half by 2030, and the opportunities to generate profits, increase food security, spur economic growth and protect the environment. Drawing on ReFED’s data-driven, solutions-oriented analysis and multistakeholder network, the 2019 Food Waste Summit is the only event that brings together the necessary stakeholders to unlock this $100 billion+ opportunity.
Setting the table: The cascading impacts of wasting food
Food loss and waste is interconnected with challenges like hunger, climate change, public health and economic growth. Hear a series of high-profile keynotes on these impact areas that set the table for why now is the time to move from awareness to action.
A toast to progress: Examples of success at food businesses
Across the food value chain there are key players providing examples of success for driving food waste reductions. Listen as business leaders share their experiences, challenges overcome and lessons for others.
First course: Innovative approaches to preventing food waste
Solutions that prevent food loss and waste have the greatest Economic Value per ton and net environmental benefit, yet many require internal and external collaboration - sometimes across stakeholder groups - to be successful. Find out what it takes from those who are making it work.
Second course: Closing the hunger gap with food recovery
We’re experiencing a paradox between food security and food waste, creating an opportunity to solve two challenges at the same time. 40% of food is wasted in this country, meanwhile 40 million Americans are food insecure. Learn from food recovery experts on what it will take to close the gap.
Third Course: Creating demand for waste reduction with public-private partnerships
From state-level legislation to the federal interagency Winning on Reducing Food Waste Initiative, there is evidence that reducing food loss and waste is a priority with bipartisan support. Spend time with policymakers as they explain what it will take to turn that priority into action.
Dessert: Turning waste into value with organics recycling
Almost any scenario to cut food waste in half by 2030 requires organics recycling, yet the industry faces barriers like insufficient processing capacity and unfavorable economic conditions. Dive into these challenges and discover what industry experts are doing to solve them.
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The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square
ReFED has secured a discounted room rate at The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square Monday, October 28th and Tuesday, October 29th for $359/night plus taxes and fees. This group rate is available through October 7, 2019 if space in the block is still available. After this date if rooms are available they will be offered at the hotel’s prevailing rate. If you have any questions or need any assistance please contact Katie Culbert at [email protected].Sold-Out
ReFED has secured a heavily discounted room rate at Hotel Carlton for $269/night plus taxes and fees for the nights of Monday, October 28th and Tuesday, October 29th. This group rate is available through September 27, 2019 if space in the block is still available. After this date if rooms are available they will be offered at the hotel’s prevailing rate. If you need rooms in addition to Monday and Tuesday night please call Jamie Pilar, Sales Coordinator at Hotel Carlton at 415-292-1181 and she will assist you.Sold-Out
Due to our hotel room blocks being sold out, we recommend contacting one of the following hotels in the area:
- W San Francisco
- The Park Central San Francisco
- The Mosser Hotel
- The Saint Regis San Francisco
- Hotel Zelos
- Hotel Union Square
- Villa Florence San Francisco at Union Square
- Hotel Fusion San Francisco
- Axiom Hotel San Francisco
- Hotel Zetta San Francisco
- The Four Seasons San Francisco
- Hampton Inn San Francisco Downtown