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Thursday, 3 July 2014

Dr Waleed Montasser chairs Future in Food UK 2014 Conference

Dr. Waleed Montasser has chaired the Future in Food UK 2014 Conference, which was held in NEC Birmingham on the 18th June 2014. Future in Food UK 2014 is a conference driven by sustainability in the UK Food and Drink Sector. The Conference had high profile speakers from national and international companies, such as the Head of Sustainability at Nestle UK, the Global Site Sustainability Manager at Mars Chocolate and the Head of Capital Strategy Global Beer at Diageo. The conference was attended by many CEOs and sustainability managers who discussed current challenges and future plans for the Food and Drink Sector.

Dr. Montasser chaired the conference with various discussion sessions between the speakers and the audience regarding how to face current challenges to the Sector. Waleed commented "The Food and Drink Sector has a major role in the UK economy, hence with climate change and global market completion, there is a need to have an efficient and sustainable sector." 

Dr. Waleed Montasser is a researcher at the School of Science and Technology, with national and international experience on wastes management, resources efficiency, and circular economy. Waleed has spoken in various national and international conferences on resource efficiency and circular economy.

For further information about the Future in Food UK 2014 please have a look at: http://futureinfood.co.uk/