In 2020, amfori transformed its conference into a completely digital experience. While nothing can compare to meeting in person, we have welcomed more participants than ever in our agenda across six months. Instead of just three days, we have enriched our offering and opened the conference to a wider audience than ever. This has allowed our participants to incorporate expert opinions from members, stakeholders and amfori employees into their daily lives, even if we have been mostly at home over the past few months.
The topics we discussed in this context, ranging from sustainable business to supply chains, have never been more relevant. During this difficult period, they have been critical food for thought, guiding us in our approach to rebuilding a more sustainable world post-COVID-19.
Another important consideration for sharing our expertise was access. Due to the difficult times we are currently living through, we decided to wave conference fees so as to share as much information as possible with sustainability leaders. Especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, sharing knowledge can bring about critical solutions. Following COVID-19, our economies, supply chains and approach to sustainability will have changed significantly – the key to rebuilding as best as possible is in collaborating to find the best solutions together.
Moving to a digital conference has enabled us to widen our scope and welcome a global audience. In total, we have shared experiences with more than 1,500 participants from over 50 countries across the world.
This way, we have been able to share our story, approach and activities with more people than ever. In addition, we are proud to have been able to reduce our carbon footprint by holding the conference on digital platforms.
From everyone at amfori, we would like to sincerely thank you all for participating and sharing your experiences with us over the past six months. With your participation, questions, comments, ideas and input, our Unleash Opportunity conference has remained a vivid, energetic experience for all. The theme of the UO conference in 2020 was to inspire. In inspiring each other, we collaborate more to spark sustainable impacts along global supply chains. Together, we have made our digital talks with purpose a reality.
Some of our most popular webinars were:
- Women’s Empowerment
- Responsible Sourcing
- Sustainable Fashion
- UN Sustainable Development Goals
If you missed one of the webinars during the year, you can access all of these on the Unleash Opportunity website.
In 2021, amfori will continue to share events with you across our digital and hybrid platforms. Health-guidelines permitting, we also hope to see you in person. Stay tuned on the www.unleashopportunity.org website to discover our inspiring 2021 events journey together.