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Thank You for Attending! 2017 Summit Information Coming Soon

Thank you for attending the 2016 FMI/GMA Global Sustainability Summit! We hope that you enjoyed the sessions, speakers, and networking opportunities. If you attended the Summit, an email has been sent to you with a link to a survey about your experience.

We hope to see you next year for the 2017 Global Sustainability Summit (August 9-11 in Nashville, TN)! Please stay tuned for more information. 

Attendees: Presentations Now Available

Please visit the Program tab to view presentations for the sessions for which they are available, providing we have received permission from the presenter. Presentations are also accessible via the mobile app by navigating to the Presentations tab, or by selecting a session in the Program tab and clicking "View Presentation" in the session description.

Interview with 2015 Start-Up Challenge Winners

We chatted with Cam Pascual and Mia Zavalij of the Food Recovery Network, the 2015 winners of the Start-Up Challenge at the Global Sustainability Summit. Read more in our Q&A about the Food Recovery Network

Q&A with Summit Speakers

We sat down with speakers at this year's Summit to learn more about the topics they will explore in their sessions. Interviewees included: 

  • Céline Cousteau (Inspiration from Exploration: Notes from the Field): read Céline's Q&A
  • Ryan Evans, PE, LEED AP BD+C (Water Reclamation Opportunities in Food Markets): read Ryan's Q&A
  • Diane Herndon, Manager Sustainabilty at Nestlé Purina PetCare Company (Recover Flexible Packaging! Optimizing Materials Recover Facilities to Sort & Recover Flexible Packaging): read Diane's Q&A


The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) have developed the Sustainability Summit to give companies the tools, connections and proactive solutions to take their sustainability programs to the next level.

What does this event cover?

Keynote sessions will feature some of the world’s leading thinkers and change agents focused on the most pressing issues in the industry. Attendees will have the opportunity to tailor their conference experience by selecting sessions from different Strategic Areas of Focus, including:
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  • Emerging Issues, Trends & Technology
  • Education and Communication
  • Natural Resource Challenges
  • Sustainable Supply Chain and Sourcing


"It's the one time of year where retailers and our supply chain partners can sit at the same table to address our biggest issues."

- Lisa Boyd, Senior Group Manager, Food Social Responsibility, Target

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