01-04-2021 09:00 - 01-04-2021 12:00
Digital Only event
This congress showcases retailers who are taking the step from a negative ecological footprint to 'positive handshakes': scalable, sustainable initiatives that bring us closer to a circular economy.
Moderated by sustainability expert Stefaan Vandist.
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10h00 – 10u10: Reception
10h10 – 10h40: Presentation Caroline Gastaud
10h40 – 11u10: Presentation Tom Domen & Tessa Deryck
11h10 – 11h20: break
11h20 – 11h50: Presentation Ine Stultjens
11h50 – 12h20: Presentation Lander Desmedt
Caroline Gastaud - Sustainability Manager - Ikea
As a global home-furnishing brand, IKEA has a big responsibility – and with it, big growth opportunities – to make a large-scale, positive impact on climate and resource use by adopting a circular business model. We've always looked for ways to make more from less and find new, creative ways to deal with limited resources. But with increasing customer demands for both affordable and sustainable products, along with growing threats to our planet, IKEA is on an urgent journey to integrate this new business model – and a new mindset – that moves from a linear to a circular business.
Tom Domen - Global Head Long Term Innovation - Ecover/method
Tessa Deryck - Store Concept & shopper Experience coordinator - Delhaize Le Lion/Delhaize De Leeuw
Driving the refillution in retail
Re-use is on the rise and on its way to become a commodity in the future retail landscape. Ecover has been offering refills over 20 years, but only recently started the journey to make instore refill available in mass market, in close partnership with Delhaize. Over the last two years a number of instore refill experiments have been set up that raised the question if instore refill would ever be a viable business model. We’ll take you along our journey to find the answer to that question.
Ine Stultjens - Manager Marketing & Communication - Auping
Ine Stultjens has a track record in the FMCG industry with Sara Lee / Douwe Egberts, Innocent Drinks and Nestlé, among others. Since April 2016, she has been working at Koninklijke Auping in Deventer (NL), guiding the brand's ambition to truly make the world rest. Building beautiful brands that bring about positive change is important to her. And for that she likes to get out of bed.
Auping is constantly working on product innovations and new revenue models. But the company's mission has remained unchanged for over a century: to ensure a good night's sleep. As a leader in the circular revolution, Auping produces in its sustainable factory on customer order, fairly and transparently. This requires an open attitude and the drive to work together. Because if you really want to take big steps in the circular economy, you have to stick your neck out and dare to accelerate.
Lander Desmedt - CEO - HNST
How HNST doesn't make compromises between quality, style and sustainability
Lander Desmedt is the CEO of HNST. HNST, pronounce as ‘honest’, is an innovative Belgian apparel label that launched its denim collection made out of 56% recycled denim fibres, 21% Tencel® and 23% Greek cotton. The recycled denim fibres are sourced from HNST’s ‘time to harvest’ collecting campaign, where several tons of old denims were collected in Flanders. The collection is designed according to circular economy principles and the entire production process from fibre to jeans takes place in the EU in a transparant way. The fabric used for this first collection is also made available via collabs for other brands.
Both presentation and slides will be in English, unless communicated otherwise.
You will receive the link to follow along one day in advance by email.
This congress will be recorded and can be viewed up to two weeks after the date.