2023 Food Waste Solutions Summit
May 16-18, 2023 | St.Louis, MO
Chief Commercial Officer
Mark Kammerer is the Chief Commercial Officer of Transparent Path. We are a social purpose corporation focused on supply chain visibility. Our mission is to reduce food waste, financial risk, and food insecurity by creating more trust and transparency using 5G, IoT, AI and cloud technologies. Mark has a decades-long commitment that no person should go hungry with so much available to meet their needs. Mark’s approach to problem solving is grounded in years of experience at senior corporate levels driving strategy, marketing, and sales. He has a passion for innovation, collaboration and listening to create thoughtful conversations that drive results. He is a graduate of Duke University and the University of Chicago and resides in Bend, Oregon.
Wednesday, May 17th
11:00am - 12:00pm
Empowering Consumers: The Latest and Greatest Resources to Reshape Attitude and Behaviors
Breakout Session (Running Concurrently)
A consumer behavioral approach to food waste is critical. Households generate more surplus food than any other sector, and while poor food management is a big cause, a portion of that waste occurs because of decisions made by other actors throughout the supply chain. How can shopping, cooking, and eating environments evolve to help consumers waste less — and what’s needed to shift our overall culture to place more value on food? Tune it to see the latest and greatest products and initiatives making these shifts.
Thursday, May 18th
10:30am - 12:00pm
Around the Table in 90 Minutes: How to Leverage Catalytic Capital to Scale Impact
Workshop (Running Concurrently)
Identifying Necessary Innovation & Critical Funding Gaps
Catalytic capital — funding that is patient, flexible, and risk-tolerant — is critically important in sparking more traditional forms of capital into the food waste sector. Come learn about trends and gaps in food loss and waste investment, how the ReFED Catalytic Grant Fund has deployed this type of capital to date, and how organizations are leveraging this type of funding. This session will include table discussions pinpointing areas for much-needed food waste reduction projects, initiatives, and innovation, as well as identifying funding gaps that need addressing and conclude with a share-out.