2016 “Sustainability in the cocoa industry: an examination of the role of context in productivity initiatives.” Sustainable Supply Chains and International Trade session, 22nd Annual Conference of the International Sustainable Development Research Society, Lisbon, Portugal, 13-15 July.
2016 “The future of chocolate: an anthropological examination of changing patterns of production and consumption and corporate responses.” Food and Sustainability in the Twenty-First Century: Anthropological and Multidisciplinary perspectives, Liverpool University, Liverpool, UK, 28 June-2 July.
2014 “Pathways to sustainability in cocoa production: how can business secure the long-term future of chocolate?” Globalisation and Sustainability track, International Conference of the Association of Global Management Studies, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK, 20 May.
2012 “The future of cocoa farming: the challenges and opportunities of social rejuvenation.”
Cocoa Farming and Sustainability track, First Conference on the Economics and Politics of Chocolate, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium, 17 September.
2011 “Challenges and prospects for Dominican cocoa,” presented with Dr A. Bergés. The Dominican Republic: Issues and Prospects, Institute for the Study of the Americas, University of London, London, UK, 6 May.
2011 “Performance in agricultural social enterprises: confronting the productivity gap, breaking the poverty cycle and securing food sustainability.” Performance and Legitimacy in Social Enterprises, HEC Management School, University of Liège, Liège, Belgium, 4 March.
2011 “Growing well but growing poor? An analysis of spending and productivity among cocoa farmers in the Dominican Republic.” SOAS Food Forum, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, London, UK, 4 February.
2010 “Promoting sustainability in agriculture: a case study from the Caribbean.” Business and Development: Taking Debates Forward Seminar, Development Studies Association's Business and Development Study Group, School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK, 28 June.
2010 “The role of social entrepreneurship and cooperatives in Fairtrade.” Skoll Centre 2010 Research Colloquium on Social Entrepreneurship, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK, 22-25 June.
2009 “The impact of Fairtrade on producer communities.” Fairtrade under academic scrutiny: what can critical research be good for?, University of Exeter, Exeter, UK, 1 October.
2009 “Pathways to international development: examining the changing roles of co-operatives in ethical trade and sustainable agriculture.” Canadian Association for Studies in Co-operation Conference, Ottawa, Canada, 27-29 May.
2009 “Bringing academia into policy: an examination of the challenges of Fairtrade.” Uniting research, policy and practice in Fairtrade: a knowledge exchange workshop, Cardiff, Wales, 20-21 April.
2008 “The challenges of chocolate: an examination of the ethics of consuming and producing chocolate.” European Association of Social Anthropology, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 27 August.