Conference Agenda

Food Tech Congress

November 3-4, 2021

Caution! All times in event’s time zone: CET (Central European Time)

Day 1
2021-11-03
Main Stage
Functional food
Alternative proteins
Food waste
Day 2
2021-11-04
Main Stage
Personalisation
Digitalisation & AI
Animal Tech
Agri Tech
Main Stage
Functional food
Alternative proteins
Food waste
Main Stage
Personalisation
Digitalisation & AI
Animal Tech
Agri Tech
10:00 - 10:10
Opening by the Host
10:10 - 10:20
Opening by the Government
10:20 - 10:50
TBA

Fireside chat

10:50 - 11:20
Moving towards a more sustainable food chain: how technology and policy are reshaping the industry?

Keynote

11:20 - 12:05
Shifting to the post-pandemic world: the supply chain trends that will thrive

Panel

12:05 - 12:15
TBA

Keynote

12:15 - 12:35
“Transparency triumphs”: increasing transparency to meet evolving ethical, environmental and clean label consumer demands

Keynote

12:35 - 13:20
Finding the right balance between sustainability, ethics and safety: how can the traditional F&B industry keep up?

Panel

13:20 - 13:30
TBA

Keynote

13:30 - 14:00
Networking break
14:00 - 14:20
Food waste evolution: the newest developments leading towards a more sustainable future

Keynote

14:00 - 14:20
‘Designer’ foods: a new trend or the future of the Food industry?

Keynote

14:00 - 14:20
Food as medicine: the potential of personalised nutrition to transform the traditional healthcare system

Keynote

14:00 - 14:20
Alternative protein market: drawbacks and new opportunities

Keynote

14:20 - 15:00
How can startups and F&B corporations work together to tackle challenges in upcycling waste streams

Panel

14:20 - 15:00
How the F&B industry is responding to the increasing demand for nutritional and fortifying food additives?

Panel

14:20 - 15:05
Nutritious alternatives vs tradition food: can we reinvent what we eat?

Panel

14:20 - 15:00
Improving the taste, texture, and appearance of alternative proteins: what new technologies are emerging?

Panel

15:00 - 15:15
Slowing down the ripening process – a way forward in reducing food waste?

Keynote

15:00 - 15:15
Going beyond feeding: the rise of Nanoencapsulation technologies

Keynote

15:00 - 15:15
What is the real potential of the insect protein?

Keynote

15:05 - 15:15
TBA

Keynote

15:15 - 15:45
Networking break
15:15 - 15:45
Networking break
15:15 - 15:45
Networking break
15:15 - 15:45
Networking break
15:45 - 16:00
Mycoprotein – the fungus revolution taking off as we speak

Keynote

15:45 - 16:05
Plant-based packaging: will it live up to the hype?

Keynote

15:45 - 16:00
How can modified functional food fit into a balanced diet and what does that mean for the industry?

Keynote

15:45 - 16:00
Supermarkets moving towards zero food waste: how far are we?

Keynote

16:00 - 16:45
Investor panel: rapid functional food market growth – when is the best time to invest?

Panel

16:00 - 16:45
Betting big on the future of food waste technologies: investors’ perspective

Panel

16:00 - 16:45
The future of investments in plant-based meat and dairy alternatives: where do we place bets for the next year?

Panel

16:05 - 16:50
Plant-based innovation: what should the F&B industry expect in the next decade?

Panel

16:45 - 17:30
Recycling and reusing: rethinking food waste with a sustainable and cost-efficient packaging

Roundtable

16:45 - 17:30
Changing consumer habits: can fake meat replace the real deal?

Roundtable

16:45 - 17:30
Lessons from innovators: what does it take to develop a truly functional product?

Roundtable

16:50 - 17:00
TBA

Keynote

17:00 - 17:20
TBA

Fireside chat

17:20 - 17:30
Day closing
10:00 - 10:10
Opening by the Host
10:10 - 10:40
TBA

Keynote

10:40 - 11:00
Improving food quality and safety: the rise of innovations that contribute to animal welfare

Keynote

10:40 - 11:00
Transforming agriculture to enter the modern age: new advancements in technologies

Keynote

10:40 - 11:00
Corporate innovation: what can traditional F&B corporates learn from a startup’s agility in scope?

Keynote

11:00 - 11:45
Creating next-generation products: inspiring R&D teams to stimulate innovation

Panel

11:00 - 11:45
How far are we in revolutionising the Livestock industry and what challenges are we facing?

Panel

11:00 - 11:45
How are emerging technologies addressing the critical issues in agriculture?

Panel

11:45 - 12:15
Networking break
11:45 - 12:15
Networking break
11:45 - 12:15
Networking break
12:15 - 12:30
Diversity problem in F&B industry. Creating a structured plan to address it

Keynote

12:15 - 12:30
Corporate perspective: how do we co-create AgriTech solutions with farmers?

Keynote

12:15 - 12:30
Traditional vs the new: what are the biggest technology adoption barriers and how can the industry overcome it?

Keynote

12:30 - 13:00
Startup perspective: tailoring innovations for farmers to improve efficiency

Panel

12:30 - 13:00
A carbon neutral animal agriculture: how can we achieve it?

Panel

12:30 - 13:00
Tech companies leadership in diversity and inclusion. What traditional F&B sectors can learn?

Panel

13:00 - 13:30
How are consumer trends in plant-based are driving innovation in AgriTech?

Panel

13:00 - 13:30
Implementing SDGs: adressing food security, nutrition and sustainable agriculture

Panel

13:00 - 13:30
Igniting a blue revolution: what innovations are needed to improve the aquaculture supply chain?

Panel

13:30 - 14:00
Networking break
13:30 - 14:00
Networking break
13:30 - 14:00
Networking break
14:00 - 14:15
Post-Covid-19: what are the best ways of innovating and reaching consumers?

Keynote

14:00 - 14:20
From mass production to mass personalisation: how can the F&B industry keep up?

Keynote

14:00 - 14:20
Can we achieve yield, quality and soil health with conventional farming?

Keynote

14:00 - 14:20
The ‘connected cow’ concept – a way forward to boost production?

Keynote

14:00 - 14:20
Digital transformation: why is the F&B industry falling behind and how can we act?

Keynote

14:15 - 14:45
What opportunities did Covid-19 create for the F&B industry? Who nailed it and who fell behind?

Panel

14:20 - 15:00
Food industry 4.0: revolution or evolution?

Panel

14:20 - 15:00
Optimising livestock nutrition: how can we reduce the current dependency on antibiotics?

Panel

14:20 - 15:00
Feeding the food and beverage personalisation trend: finding large-scale ways to meet the demand

Panel

14:20 - 15:00
What will it take to reduce the global synthetic pesticide load by 80% by 2030?

Panel

14:45 - 15:15
Covid-19 reduced daily global CO2 emissions by 17%: what can F&B industry do to help keep it up?

Panel

15:00 - 15:15
Big data: the key driver in achieving mass personalisation?

Keynote

15:00 - 15:15
The role of AI in Company’s decision-making on what new products to develop. How far are we?

Keynote

15:00 - 15:15
Carbon farming: the next tool to address climate change?

Keynote

15:00 - 15:15
AI transforming the protein supply chain: reducing mortality, saving energy and improving welfare

Keynote

15:15 - 15:45
Networking break
15:15 - 15:45
Networking break
15:15 - 15:45
Networking break
15:15 - 15:45
Networking break
15:15 - 15:45
Networking break
15:45 - 16:00
Better breeding for a better future: improving animal welfare to reduce global warming

Keynote

15:45 - 16:00
Mass customisation: benefits for both – the business and the consumer

Keynote

15:45 - 16:00
Urban farming: benefits and drawbacks of Indoor vertical farming

Keynote

15:45 - 16:00
Covid-19 is just a drop in the ocean compared to climate change. How can we act now?

Keynote

15:45 - 16:00
Can AI be the key to avoiding food safety risks?

Keynote

16:00 - 16:45
Lessons learned from investing in Agritech and the vast opportunities ahead

Panel

16:00 - 16:45
Food industry digitalisation: where to focus to achieve the biggest return on investment?

Investor Panel

16:00 - 16:45
Will the latest hype around personalisation bring it to scale?

Panel

16:00 - 16:45
From being underfunded to gaining traction in investments – why is Animal Tech on the rise?

Investor Panel

16:00 - 16:30
Can AI help F&B industry to supercharge corporate sustainability?

Panel

16:30 - 17:00
What are the key drivers enabling Europe’s leadership in Foodtech investments?

Investor Panel

16:45 - 17:30
How do we power the digitalisation of livestock farming through strategic partnerships?

Roundtable

16:45 - 17:30
Integrating new solutions into traditional farming: the future lies in sustainability

Roundtable

16:45 - 17:30
Decision tree analysis: things to consider when implementing digitalisation & AI in a food business

Roundtable

16:45 - 17:30
Scaling Personalisation from lab to table: the latest opportunities for businesses

Roundtable

17:00 - 17:30
TBA

Keynote

17:30 - 17:45
Conference closing
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