Unlocking the Future of Food Sustainability Hosted by Canadian Business Council

Event Date: Wed, 10th May 2023

Event Time: 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM

Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai - Business Bay

Location: Bay Square 5, Business Bay

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Member Registrations Fee: 120 AED

Pre-members Fee: 150 AED

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Join us on for a dynamic event centered around the future of food sustainability and its relevance to COP28. Engage in thought-provoking discussions, gain valuable knowledge, and explore innovative solutions with experts in the field. Network with like-minded professionals and be part of the sustainability conversation that will shape the future. Limited seats available, so register now to secure your spot! 

About the Speakers: 

Carissa Campeotto is a social entrepreneur and co-founder of Trendi, a startup that aims to reduce food waste by connecting restaurants and cafes with customers through a mobile app. Carissa has a background in hospitality and food service, with over 15 years of experience working in the industry. She has a passion for sustainability and a commitment to making a positive impact on the world.

Carissa holds a Bachelor's degree in Hospitality Management from Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. She has also completed additional training in sustainability and entrepreneurship. Prior to starting Trendi, Carissa worked as a food and beverage manager for several hotels and restaurants, where she became increasingly concerned about the amount of food waste generated by the industry.

Through Trendi, Carissa and her co-founder are working to address this issue by providing a platform for restaurants and cafes to sell excess food at a discount, rather than throwing it away. This not only helps to reduce food waste, but also provides affordable meals for customers and additional revenue for businesses.

Ghita Bahmad is an accomplished entrepreneur and business leader, currently serving as the Founder and CEO of Food Engineering, a company dedicated to providing innovative solutions to the food industry. With a background in engineering, Ghita has extensive experience in food processing, packaging, and quality control. She has also worked in various roles in the food industry, including as a food safety consultant, research engineer, and technical director.

Donna Glasper is the co-founder and COO of Herogo, MENA's first food tech platform fighting food waste and loss while making food more affordable. With over 20 years of leadership experience in the HoReCa sector, where she has built and grown some of the world's most well-known brands, Donna has witnessed food waste firsthand and set about enabling technology and innovative solutions to tackle this problem. Her passion for making a positive impact on the planet and people has fueled her work at Herogo. Donna and her team are helping businesses and individuals reduce their food waste and create a more sustainable future.


Leah Tedrow is an experienced professional in the field of pharmaceuticals and healthcare. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA.

Leah has over 15 years of experience in the healthcare industry, having worked in various roles at several pharmaceutical companies such as Pfizer, Amgen, and Genentech. She has held positions in sales, marketing, and product management, and has experience in launching new products and managing product portfolios. In her current role as Vice President of Marketing at Evoke Pharma, she is responsible for developing and executing the company's commercial strategy for its lead product candidate.

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