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June 2016

Sustainable Catering Forum in Ghent

9 June 2016
Ghent, Belgium
We invite you to join us for the Sustainable Catering Forum - an event that will bring together a mix of learners, thinkers and doers working in the field of sustainable public procurement from all over Europe.

The aim is to learn from each other, exchange experience and build new alliances for the changes needed if we want to respond to the environmental, economic and social challenges that our city-region food systems face. Guidance and experiences gathered over the last three years from the European INNOCAT project, on purchasing eco-innovative catering and food will be on show through our interactive one-day programme.

Starting with practical experience coming from a diverse group of European cities, we will address how public procurement can be used as a strategic tool for:

•Transforming school food services to healthier and more climate-friendly alternatives
•Minimising the environmental impact of hospital catering services
•Decarbonising vending machines available in universities
•Reducing food waste and packaging
•Facilitating market access for SMEs and small suppliers

Participation is free of charge and limited funds are available to cover some expenses (enquire with the organisers).

To register, please fill in your details at bit.ly/innocat-in-ghent

For more information please contact us at innocat@iclei.org or visit the website.