BONSUCRO WEEK 2016
Accelerating improvement in sugarcane
London, UK // 29 Nov - 2 Dec 2016
your thoughts on future of sustainability in the sugarcane industry in our consultations & workshops
What is Bonsucro Week?
The global event for accelerating change in sugarcane
Bonsucro Week is the principal event for people and organisations with an interest in accelerating change in the sugarcane industry. Bonsucro Week is the flagship event of Bonsucro, the global platform for sugarcane, and has been held annually since 2013. It has been held in New Orleans, the Philippines, and Brazil, and this year it heads to London.
Join Bonsucro Week 2016 for an exciting variety of events, including the Sustainable Sugarcane Conference (01-02 December), held in partnership with Innovation Forum.
Join our speakers & attendees
Chair, Bonsucro, & Author
Director of Supplier Sustainability at The Coca-Cola Company
Head of International Affairs at UNICA
Sustainable Sourcing Manager at MARS
Chief Operating Officer at Better Cotton Initiative
Sustainability Director, Global Agro Operations at PepsiCo
Senior Programme Manager at Solidaridad
Manager, Biodiversity Risk Assessment & Corporate Decision Support at IUCN
Bonsucro Week 2016 Overview
Day 0 - Bonsucro Week Warm-Up: Guided Tour of Museum of London Docklands
Monday 28 November
Join Bonsucro Week participants and the Bonsucro team for a warm-up event in London’s historic Docklands district. Take a tour of the Museum of London Docklands, housed in an early-19th century sugar warehouse. The tour will take in the superb ‘London, Sugar and Slavery’ gallery.
Day 1 - Learn, Share and Connect
Tuesday 29 November
Day 1 of Bonsucro Week 2016 is an exciting opportunity to share your experience and learn from peers, practitioners and thought leaders from all over the world on how to engage different people and stakeholders in continuous improvement programmes, plus how to embed learning into programmes and practice.
You will be part of a very interactive day, with speakers sharing their stories and a chance for everyone to get involved in the conversation through group activities and plenary sessions.
You will have the opportunity to connect with a wide range of representatives of the sugarcane world, from farmers to end users, and listen to and learn from everyone’s perspective – plus working together in a creative way. We hope you will leave inspired, connected and with useful practical knowledge towards improved social, environmental and economic sugarcane sustainability.
Speakers include Marina Carlini (Raizen, Brazil), Dr Gopinathan (Solidaridad, India), and Mike Ogg (RMI consultant, Swaziland)
Day 1 Details
|10.30am||Panel discussion - Lessons from expert practitioners - why were they successful?|
|11.20am||Group work - Getting stakeholders engaged and bought in|
|2pm||Panel discussion - When and how to use collaboration and partnerships|
|2.40pm||Group work - experiences of collaboration in and of embedding learning improvement processes|
|4pm||Group feedback to plenary|
|4.40pm||Reflection and key learning|
Day 2 Details
|5.30pm-9pm||Networking Drinks Reception Including Bonsucro Inspire Awards|
|9.40am||Bonsucro update to Members - progress and priorities|
|10.40am||Focus update on specific cane growing origin projects|
|11.40am||Unveiling Bonsucro Connect - our new technology platform|
|1.45pm||Global Programmes: Progress, priorities and members' experiences|
|3.40pm||Cluster consultation - have your say|
|4.30pm||Feedback and open discussion with the CEO, Board and Members' Council|
Day 2 - Have Your Say: Strengthening the change platform
Wednesday 30 November
On Day 2 of Bonsucro Week you will have the opportunity to learn about the latest updates from Bonsucro on what has been achieved over the past year and, to influence plans going forward.
You will have the chance to share with Bonsucro your feedback about what priorities should be focused on; what yours and Bonsucro’s role is in making change happen; and what could be done differently to be more effective.
During the day you will also have the opportunity to hear about the experiences of members actively engaged in change programmes, ask them questions and connect with them.
Speakers include Matt Kealley (Canegrowers, Australia), Ronald Gruendel (Bayer), Anthony Edmonds (Susfarms collaboration, South Africa), and Phil Mnisi (Swaziland Sugar Association, Swaziland)
Days 3 & 4 - Sustainable Sugarcane Conference - in partnership with Innovation Forum
Thursday 1 December – Friday 2 December
Bonsucro has teamed up with Innovation Forum, a leader in sustainability events and insights, to produce this forum, which is designed for all stakeholders in the sugar value chain to discuss the commercial opportunities of implementing sustainability and ethical initiatives, and the practicalities of how to do so.
A combination of practical working groups and interactive plenary sessions will get to the core of issues such as:
- Transparency and traceability: understand your value chain through mapping to analyse where the risks and opportunities are
- Human rights: implement programmes for continuous improvement, remove human rights risks and infringements on land rights, and eliminate child and forced labour
- Smallholder farmers: understand the best practices that improve productivity and yield, and benefit the livelihoods of smallholders
- Environmental pressures: information on proactively preparing sugar production for future and issues such as loss of biodiversity, climate change and water scarcity
- Biofuels and ethanol: Insight into the increase in demand and what this means for sustainability in the industry