Invitation: Event for Alko stakeholders in South African supply chains for alcoholic beverages on 24 May 2021

Updated on 1 June 2021: Material is published. Alko warmly welcomes South African producers, local industry influencers, labor unions and other relevant stakeholders to participate together with our Nordic suppliers.

Host: Alko - Finnish Alcohol Retail Monopoly
Date: 24 May 2021
Time: 13:00-16:00 pm EET (at 11.00-14.00 CET)
Place: Online via the Teams application

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the world, and its effects will last. Due to travelling restrictions limiting our possibilities to meet face to face and to discuss in larger scale the topics relevant to our mutual business, it is our privilege to invite You to participate our international online event - Planning for the future.

Our goal for this event is to share openly views on the current operational circumstances, sales and how we can together influence the wellbeing of the people and environment in our supply chains.

Please book the date in your calendar!

Sign up for the event

Please RSVP by 19 Wednesday May 2021. We will send a link for the event to participants when the registration is closed. Please also feel free to share in advance any questions or topics you would like us to cover in this event. Ideas can be sent to 

Note that Alko will share the invitation directly by e-mail to South African producers that are linked to Alko in the amfori sustainability platform.

Agenda of the event

at 13:00        Welcome
  Market Review (60 min.)
  • Anu Koskinen, EVP Assortment and Procurement, Alko
  • Mika Kauppinen, Senior Category Manager, Alko
  • Timo Tossavainen, Category Manager, Alko
  Choices for the Environment (30 min.)
  • Laura Varpasuo, Sustainability Manager, Alko
at 14:45 Greater Social Impact by Continuous Improvement (60 min.)
  • Marja Aho, Sustainability Manager, Alko
  • Jantine Werdmuller von Elgg, Managing Director, Stronger Together
  • Mari Taivainen, Advisor International Affairs, Service Union United PAM
  • Mopholosi Morokong, Local Representative, IUF
  • Linda Lipperoni, CEO, Wieta
  • Anu Koskinen, EVP Assortment and Procurement, Alko
at 16:00 End of the Event