ISE Webinar Series – Session 1 – Challenges & Innovation during Covid-19 – Crossborder Collaboration for SMEs

Sep 2020
Time: 11:30am

The ISE project is organising a series of webinars for the Food & Drink sector taking place from September 2020. They will bring together food & drink companies and ISE cluster members from the UK, France, Belgium & the Netherlands.

This interactive webinar looks at how companies from the ISE regions have adapted and innovated during the Covid-19 and will inspire participants to think about how changing products, processes and operations might be a key part of recovery:

There will also be opportunities for participants to share their own ideas and tips on what they have done to survive during Covid-19.

As well as presentations from 3 inspiring companies with Dutch and Flemish experts. 


Final programme: 

11:30 / 12:30  Welcome & ISE Overview, Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce (UK)

11:35 / 12:35  Introduction to innovation in the food sector during Covid-19 – How businesses have adapted during these challenging times - Presentation by Marco Besselink, Besselink Holdings B.V., the Netherlands

11:45 / 12:45  Presentation by Aad Hoekstra, A Top Packaging, the Netherlands – Sustainable food packaging (consumer & non-consumer) and further innovation during covid 

12:05 / 13:05 Presentation by Bart Cnudde, Filliers Distillery, Belgium – Adapting during the covid crisis – switching to the production of hand sanitiser 

12:25 / 13:25 Final comments & closing remarks -  Marco Besselink, Besselink Holdings B.V., the Netherlands

12:30 / 13:30 Close

Please note, this webinar session will take place virtually over Zoom on Wednesday 23 September 2020 from 11:30am to 12:30pm (UK time) / 12:30pm to 13:30pm CET. Once you have registered your interest to attend (below), you will then receive a link to join Session 1 the day before the event via email.

Intended for: The virtual event is open to companies in the ISE partner regions which are part of (or which are happy to join) the ISE clusters.