Annual Roundtable & Discussion

Sustainability II: The Brewers Perspective

FRIDAY 18th November 2022. 10:30 - 16:00 GMT

By the Southern Section

FRIDAY, 18th November 2022

10:30 - 16:00 GMT

 Brewers' Hall

Aldermanbury Square, Barbican

London EC2V 7HR

Following the successful Sustainability Roundtable "Save the Earth. It is the only planet with beer" at the University of Nottingham last year, the IBD Southern Section alongside the University of Nottingham and the BFBI with SIBA, will host a roundtable on the same day as the IBD Southern Section Annual Banquet.

The roundtable will be chaired by Professor David Cook with sessions from Heineken, ABinbev, Murphy and Co., with practical insights from SIBA brewers in the UK.

Discover what leading and smaller brewers are doing to lower energy costs, manage consumption and reduce waste. Share your experience and challenges in this session and find solutions to bring into your business.

Last year, the first session at Nottingham University focused on the supply chain, from farmers and maltsters to brewers and packagers.

Building from that and backed up with breweries' upstream and downstream data, this year’s session aims to bring to attention real solutions that brewers of all sizes are putting into practice to respond to the challenges the industry is facing. Especially in terms of energy costs, consumption and waste reduction.   

Programme & Event Format

With a clear focus on providing a forum to discuss sustainability from the brewers perspective, the programme will include the following sessions:

  1. Sustainable raw material procurement - Jerry Dyson, Molson Coors & Iain Kenny, Murphys & Sons 
  2. What measures is Heineken taking towards net zero (carbon neutrality) to reduce energy consumption, recover waste and energy generation both internal and external with a wind farm - Andy McKnight, Heineken
  3. How packaging supply chain can reduce consumption -Thomas Brewer - AB Inveb 
  4. What best practices craft and SME breweries are deploying to reduce consumption – SIBA and Rod White from Nottingham University

Each presentation will be 30 minutes long and will be followed immediately by 30 minutes Q&A  when attendees ask questions to the presenter and discuss their experience with other brewers and suppliers attending the session.  


Hosted by David Cook, AB InBev Professor of Brewing Science - University of Nottingham 

  • Jerry Dyson - Global Category Manager - Molson Coors 
  • Iain Kenny - Head of Technical - Murphy & Son

  • Andy McKnight - Heineken UK - Project Manager

  • Thomas Brewer - Global Environmental Sustainability Lead - AB Inveb

  • Rod White - Assistant Professor - Nottingham University

Why You Should Attend:

  • Discover best industry practices to respond to rocketing energy prices and reduce consumption and waste

  • Share experience with industry leaders and other brewers, suppliers and maltsters

  • Expand your professional network 

This exclusive event will be held at the newly refurbished Brewers Hall in Aldermanbury Square with refreshments and light lunch provided.

Price: £20 to cover catering costs