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Asda and Tesco among SILC21 speakers

The full line-up of speakers has been announced for the Sustainability in Licensing Conference 2021 – making for a jam-packed agenda of insights and discussions at the June event, which are set to inspire and inform all those in the licensing arena and beyond on their respective sustainable journey. Housewares suppliers and retailers are welcome to sign up for the conference, which has relevance across consumer good categories.

Following the success of the inaugural SILC last year, it has been confirmed that SILC21 will take place entirely digitally across two days – Thursday 24 and 25 June this year.

“The sustainability agenda has moved on dramatically since we hosted SILC 2020 and we wanted to reflect this in this year’s line-up of presentations and panel discussions, focusing heavily on retail, legislation and how we, as an industry, can use brands to drive positive sustainable change,” commented Helena Mansell-Stopher, curator of SILC and founder of Products of Change (owner and organiser of SILC).

“We have the full support from an incredible line-up of speakers and panellists – from leading retailers to sustainability experts; visionary brand owners to trailblazing product manufacturers all set to inspire, educate and connect, for the common good,” stressed Helena.

Topics include Tesco’s sustainability requirements for suppliers and how European legislative measures will have a direct effect on their bottom lines as well as the planet, again, the answers will be unveiled at this event. Asda and Tesco are both represented on a retail panel to discuss progress and change in sustainable practices.

Above: Retail speakers include Paul Earnshaw, senior packaging manager, Tesco and Jade Snart,  Asda’s senior sustainability manager 
Above: Retail speakers include Paul Earnshaw, senior packaging manager, Tesco and Jade Snart,  Asda’s senior sustainability manager

“While licensing is a key driver for change and is the historic root of SILC, our remit is so much wider and is all the richer for being able to share the incredible insights from qualified sustainability experts with The Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Recoup, Retail Economics among the line-up of keynote speakers,” added Helena.

SILC 2021 follows on from the hugely successful inaugural digital event last November, which was attended by over 500 people from all over the world.

The development to a digital only event has enabled SILC to span two days with all content available to be downloaded, on-demand, for all ticket holders for one month afterwards.


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