‘Unleash Opportunity’ Conference: Building a Sustainable Future Together


On 12-13 June, amfori held its Unleash Opportunity conference, Europe’s largest event for sustainable trade and the first under the association’s new brand and vision.

The event gathered over 380 attendees from more than 25 countries across the globe to explore tools and innovative business models that can contribute to building a future of open and sustainable trade.

The conference featured over 70 inspiring speakers, including Robert Metzke, Vice President, Global Head of Sustainability at Philips; Caroline Rees, CEO and Founder of Shift, and Professor of Globalisation and Development at Oxford University, Ian Goldin. Leading the discussion was BBC journalist and presenter, Naga Munchetty.

With more than 20 breakout sessions, participants dove deep into hot topics concerning migration, vulnerable workers, women’s empowerment, and disruptive technologies. A full day of discussions was dedicated exclusively to our members, featuring a special interactive session on problem solving and sparking business creativity.

During the conference, amfori also presented the Members’ Award 2018, inviting the association’s most innovative and creative member companies to showcase their work and efforts in the field of international trade and sustainable supply chains.

“At amfori we truly believe that our members, are the changemakers who have the power to positively impact the planet and people. We have been supporting them in this noble mission for more than 40 years and we continue to grow our services that can help them to move forward. That is why the theme of the conference this year is Build.’’ said amfori President Christian Ewert.

Join us in building a world of sustainable trade and delivering a better future for all. Engage with us on social media via Twitter and LinkedIn.

Also stay tuned for more updates! More photos, videos and session notes will be available on our conference website soon.

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