Business of Sustainable Food Explored at FoodCon Conference at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

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The FoodCon conference on Nov. 8 builds awareness and understanding of the sustainable food industry.

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The fourth annual FoodCon conference will be held at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School on Dec. 8.

FoodCon is a one-day conference focused on the business of sustainable food. It is hosted by the Center for Sustainable Enterprise and the Net Impact Club at UNC Kenan-Flagler in collaboration with NC State University Net Impact and Duke University’s Fuqua Food and Agriculture Club.

Keynote speakers will include Joel Salatin, co-owner of Polyface Farm, and Soulfull Project’s cofounder Megan Shea and head of marketing Chip Heim.

Panels, workshops and roundtable discussions will address:

  •     B Corporations
  •     Food technology trends
  •     Food deserts and ways to improve access to food
  •     Co-packers’ role in food systems
  •     Making local food go big
  •     Diverse and sustainable business models
  •     Financing food
  •     The impact of policy changes in food safety and agricultural practices
  •     Soda tax policy

FoodCon is sponsored by Food for All, Sassool, Hungry Harvest, the Southeast United Dairy Industry Association, Net Impact, No Kid Hungry, Hungry Harvest and the UNC Kenan-Flagler Center for Sustainable Enterprise.

Click here for information about the event, including tickets and parking.

About the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School
Consistently ranked one of the world's best business schools, UNC Kenan-Flagler is known for its collaborative culture that stems from its core values: excellence, leadership, integrity, community and teamwork. Professors excel at both teaching and research, and demonstrate unparalleled dedication to students. Graduates are effective, principled leaders who have the technical and managerial skills to deliver results in the global business environment. UNC Kenan-Flagler offers a rich portfolio of programs and extraordinary, real-life learning experiences: Undergraduate Business, full-time MBA, Executive MBA Programs (Evening, Weekend and global OneMBA®), online MBA@UNC, UNC-Tsinghua Dual-Degree EMBA, Master of Accounting, PhD, Executive Development, and UNC Business Essentials programs. It is home to the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise.

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