Innovations in Food Waste Management: Addressing Food Donation Challenges

Tuesday, 27 August | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EDT/UTC-04:00

Too often, high quality food leftover from events is being thrown out. Meanwhile, communities are struggling to address hunger. You may be aware of the Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act and food donations, but there are still logistical challenges keeping food from being donated. Together, destinations and planners can work together to address the questions and help alleviate hunger with less burden on charitable partners. Learn how to be part of the solution and make an impact today.

Learning outcomes:

  • Learn about liability protection related to food donations

  • Aquire practical ways to increase the percentage of donated food in the community

  • Hear how innovations in event operations are helping communities to address hunger

Speaker: Yalmaz Siddiqui, vice president of corporate sustainability for MGM Resorts International

Moderator: Gwendal Castellan, member of the Events Industry Council Rewrite and Sustainability Committee; manager of sustainable destination development, Tourism Vancouver