Event Organisers & Partners
Forum Europe www.forum-europe.com
Based in Cardiff and with offices in Brussels at the heart of the European Union, Forum Europe specialises in EU focussed political and economic conferences and events. These events are organised with clients and partners and aim to progress ideas and actions on important issues, all within a balanced and neutral setting.
Founded by Giles Merritt, columnist for the International Herald Tribune and former Brussels correspondent at the Financial Times and headed by a team of EU events specialists with over 19 years of experience, Forum Europe’s strategic services can maintain and develop your networks at EU level, and also deliver forums where key issues can be aired and debated.
Forum Europe works successfully with businesses, institutions and governments alike and its expertise, through the medium of events, lies in understanding and interpreting the processes and political issues within the EU.
Barilla, established in 1877 in Parma, encourages healthy diets through high quality and nutritionally balanced products for every day consumption. Today Barilla is the largest Italian food products group, best selling brand of pasta in Italy and around the world, the largest producer of baked goods in Italy and the third largest in Europe.
Choices International Foundation www.choicesprogramme.org/en
The Choices Programme is a voluntary food labelling initiative designed to help consumers identify healthy options in each food category and to stimulate food industry to improve product composition. The basis is a front-of-pack logo, the Choices Stamp, found on food products that comply with an independently established set of product criteria.
The Federation of European Specialty Ingredients Industry (ELC) www.elc-eu.org
The ELC is the voice of the Specialty Food Ingredients Industries in Europe. We aim to create a safe, suitable regulatory environment and represent the industry with EU decision-makers. Our objective is to ensure that stakeholders are correctly informed of the use, safety of specialty food ingredients and their advantages.
Bunge is a leading agribusiness and food company with integrated operations from the field to the table. It is a key player in Europe where it sells meal to the livestock industry, oil products to food processors and consumers. Bunge is the largest bottled oil producer and a major margarine producer in Europe.
Grayling is the second largest independent Public Relations, Public Affairs, Investor Relations and Events consultancy in the world. Our vibrant communications network comprising 70 offices in 40 countries works seamlessly in the US, Western and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, the Middle East and Asia Pacific to create tailored and effective programmes which deliver on our promises to clients. Visit us on www.grayling.com
The Confederation of the Food and Drink Industries of the EU (CIAA) represents the interests of the food and drink industry at the European level and its mission is to help pro-actively develop an environment (enlarged EU and global markets) in which all F&D companies, whatever their size, can compete effectively for sustainable growth, meet the needs of consumers and play their part in delivering the targets set by the Lisbon declaration of the European Council. The EU food and drink industry is an important pillar of the European economy, serving almost 500 million consumers with a wide variety of safe and high quality products. It is the largest manufacturing sector in Europe, with a turnover of €913 billion a year, and provides employment to over 4 million people..
Euro Coop is the European Community of Consumer Co-operatives, whose members are the national organisations of consumer co-operatives in 17 European countries. Created in 1957, Euro Coop today represents over 3,200 local and regional co-operatives, the members of which amount to more than 25 million consumers across Europe. Consumer Co-operatives are enterprises owned by consumers, acting mainly in food retail. Their overall turnover amounts to more than €70 billion, with 30,000 points of sale and 300,000 employees.
EU Food Policy www.eufoodpolicy.com
EU Food Policy brings you the latest news from Brussels each week on food issues. Our breaking news service delivers quick news reports on important stories. The online newsletter on a Friday reports on what has happened at the European Commission, European Parliament and Council that week. We save you time, and money.
Burson-Marsteller Brussels is the leading public affairs and communications consultancy. We help companies and organisations to influence the development and implementation of EU public policy, design and implement media and communications campaigns in Brussels and across the EU, with our network of 27 offices.
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