World of Coffee Dublin is set to host the first ever Sustainability Forum, being held alongside the Specialty Coffee Association of Europe’s (SCAE) flagship event from 23-25 June. The new Sustainability Forum will feature key talks on the economic, environmental and social challenges that the industry faces with regard to sustainability, as well as debate, innovation and knowledge sharing throughout the event. “The creation of a Sustainability Policy is just the beginning of an exciting road ahead for us working towards new initiatives, each designed to facilitate the transfer of knowledge, research and innovation for the general benefit of everyone working in the industry,” says Alberto Polojac, Chair of the International Development Committee. “We are very excited to be leading this initiative and making this idea a reality and the hope is that we all will be inspired to implement change within our own organisation.” Ireland is home to one of the world’s most sustainable food industries, and visitors to World of Coffee Dublin, which is sponsored by BWTwater+more, will be able to learn from some of the pioneering food businesses who are at the forefront of sustainability in the nation. The Speciality Food Hall, supported by the Irish Foodservice Suppliers Alliance (IFSA), will be located next to the Sustainability Forum, providing visitors with easy access to a wealth of knowledge and experience. Surrounding the main stage area, several of the world’s leading associations and charities in sustainability will be on hand to discuss ground breaking trends from other industries and market sectors and share some of the lessons they have learned.