2019 Programme

08.45 – 09.15

09.30 – 10.15

Breakfast and registration

Panel debate: The global food tech trends driving future investment and innovation

Experts, accelerators and investors will explore the disruptive technologies transforming our food system and the latest trends driving investment.

Moderator: Jonathan Berger, CEO, The Kitchen Food Tech Hub
Johan Jorgensen, Partner, Sweden Food Tech
Zina Mavroeidi, CEO, E-Fresh.gr
José Luis Cabañero, CEO, Eatable Adventures
Ivan Farneti, Founding Partner, Five Seasons Ventures

10.15-10.45

Driving innovation in personalised nutrition

DSM looks at the latest trends and solutions disrupting the nutrition and supplement market, exploring how AI and data can be used to provide consumers with access to the specific nutrients they need for optimal health.

Catia Pimenta-de-Sousa, Head of Personalised Nutrition EMEA, DSM

10.45 – 12.15

11.00 – 12.15

12.15 – 13. 00

Food Tech Connect 1-2-1 meetings and networking coffee

Unilever open innovation session: closed event by invitation only

Funders and founders panel

This session will bring together a wild card of founders and funders to challenge the current investment landscape for future agtech and food tech solutions. The panel will put the spotlight on the specific issues impacting start-ups in the agtech/food tech space and look at what they really need from corporate venture funds and accelerators.

Moderator: Jewell Sparks, Founder and CEO, BiTHOUSE Group

The Founders
Marina Zeisler, Co-founder, Cell Garden
Anx Patel,
Founder and CEO, GoKart
Gianpaolo Rando,
Co-Founder and CTO, SwissDeCode
Daniel Auner, Founder & CEO, Mia & Ben Organic

 The Funders

Dr Manon Sarah Litter, CEO, Katiesgreenfood
Peter Kruger, CEO and Managing Director, Startupbootcamp FoodTech
Damien Jourdan,
Open Innovation Manager, Danone
Tom Ritchie, Associate Director, Rabo Food & Agri Innovation Fund
Jason Voogt,
Senior Director, Open Innovation – Bio/Ag Tech, Ferrero

13.00 – 13.45

Food Tech Connect 1-2-1 meetings and networking lunch

13.45 – 14.30

Start-up pitch session

In this session, some of today’s most exciting food-tech start-ups take to the floor to present their solutions and receive expert feedback from the investor pitch panel. Each start-up will have 3 minutes to pitch plus 3 minutes of feedback and questions from the panel.

Selection will be via an application process open to all registered start-ups

Pitch panel:

Ivan Farneti, Founding Partner, Five Seasons Ventures
Scott Simpkin, Senior Associate, Food Tech Specialist, Seedrs
Diana Krantz, VC Investor, Draper Esprit
Jewell Sparks,
Founder & CEO, BiTHOUSE Group
Chris Fung, ex-CEO of Crussh Fit Food & Juice Bars and Foodtech Advisor and Investor

14.45 – 15.30

Panel debate: Next-gen technology and the future of food retail
In an ever-changing retail environment, grocery retailers are focusing on innovation and new opportunities to utilise technology that will enhance the consumer shopping experience. They are also finding ways to use technology to streamline business operations and at the same time address major issues facing the food industry such as reducing global food waste. This panel will bring together grocery retailers and food tech start-ups from across Europe to showcase this type of collaboration in action. Speakers will discuss the key ingredients for a successful relationship, addressing and overcoming challenges and exploring future opportunities.

Moderator: Kevin Camphuis, Co-Founder and FoodTech expert, ShakeUpFactory

David Kat, SVP Global Business Development, Wasteless
Ignace De Nollin, Managing Director, Smartwithfood
Ismael Ould, Founder and CEO, WYND

15.30 – 16.15

16.15 – 17.00

 

Food Tech Connect 1-2-1 meetings and networking. 

Panel debate: The future of protein and the meatless movement
In this session, experts and innovators will come together to explore the alternative protein solutions being developed today to meet tomorrow’s demand. Is a meatless food industry the future of food? Who is leading innovation across the meatless ecosystem and how can we mainstream lab-grown meat, insect protein and seafood substitutes to make them more palatable to consumers? This panel will dig into some of the major trends, exploring the very latest developments and disruptors and the ever-growing appetite for funding and investment in alternative proteins.Moderator: Chris Fung, ex-CEO of Crussh Fit Food & Juice Bars and Foodtech Advisor and Investor

Beatriz Jacoste, Business Development Manager, KM ZERO
Tom Mohrmann, CEO, Protifarm
Andy Shovel, CEO, This.co
Robert Woodall,
CEO, The Meatless Farm Co
Meg Ellis,
Commercial Director, Honest Burgers

17.00 – 18.00

Networking drinks sponsored by Mathys & Squire

Day 2 – Wednesday 26 June

09.00 – 09.30

09.30 – 10.15

Breakfast

Start-up pitch session
Six of today’s most exciting food-tech start-ups take to the floor to present their solutions and receive expert feedback from the investor pitch panel. Each start-up will have 3 minutes to pitch plus 3 minutes of feedback and questions from the panel.

Selection will be via an application process open to all registered start-ups.

Pitch panel:

Axel Wehr, Principal, Anterra Capital
Scott Simpkin, Senior Associate, food and tech specialist, Seedrs
Nadav Berger, Founder and Managing Partner, PeakBridge Partners
Milena Lazarevska,
Head of Future Brands Origination and Investing, Sainsbury’s
Alberto Menolascina,
Co-Founder, Supermercato24, Former Director at Deliveroo, Foodtech Entrepreneur and Advisor

10.30 – 11.15

Panel debate: Food waste tech – using technology to combat global food and packaging waste
Around one third of all food produced for human consumption globally is lost or wasted. At the same time, the food packaging industry is undergoing a period of major transformation as supermarkets and restaurants seek to reduce their plastic footprint and find sustainable alternatives. Whether it’s new compostable packaging technology or smart food waste solutions, the focus on addressing global food and packaging waste has opened up significant investment opportunities.

Moderator: Ivo Dimov, Consultant, Sancroft International

Philip Verey, Commercial Director, Winnow Solutions
Jamie Crummie, Founder, Too Good To Go
Sara Roversi, Founder and Chief of Social Mission, Future Food Network and President, Future Food Institute      
Tomer Strikovsky, Investor, ETF Partners
Solveiga Pakštaitė, Founder and Director, Mimica

 

11.15 – 12.15

11.15 – 12.15

12.30 – 13.15

Food Tech Connect 1-2-1 meetings and networking  

Unilever open innovation session: closed event by invitation only

Panel debate: Feeding the innovation process and managing the lifecycle of innovation
This expert panel of speakers will discuss open innovation strategies, start-up collaboration and the latest approaches and processes they utilise to ensure they keep on top of the ever-changing pace of innovation.

Moderator: Dean Best, Managing Editor, Just-Food

Milena Lazarevska, Head of Future Brands Origination and Investing, Sainsbury’s
Gerardo Mazzeo, Global Innovation Director, Nestlé
Valerio Nannini, Board member and Investor, Future Food Institute
Imran Afzal
, Senior R&D Manager, External Innovation, PepsiCo
Serpil Tascioglu,
Director R&D Foods Transformation,Unilever

13.15 – 14.30

14.30 – 15.30

Food Tech Connect 1-2-1 meetings and networking lunch

Open Innovation challenge and pitch session – end-to-end sustainability for the food and drink sectorHosted by Dominic Oughton, Industrial Associate and Open Innovation Forum lead, Institute for Manufacturing (IfM), University of Cambridge

The University of Cambridge IfM Open Innovation Forum in Food, Drink & FMCG is joining forces with Food Tech Matters to find the best innovation and tech to drive the end-to-end sustainability of the whole sector. This pitch session is a unique opportunity for innovators and technology spin-outs, start-ups and SMEs to pitch their ideas or business to some of the world’s largest food, drink and FMCG companies.

Six selected innovators* will be invited to pitch to innovation leaders from across the global value chain, from ingredients and materials (Cargill and Treatt); through packaging (Crown and RPC) and process and technology (Siemens, Domino, Cambridge Consultants, Campden BRI, QUB and The MTC); to brand owners (PepsiCo, Suntory, Pladis Global, Moy Park, Heineken, Mars, Fresca and Samworth) and retail (Boots-Wallgreens).

They want to hear from start-ups who can help solve challenges around reducing food waste and re-purposing waste streams, driving down energy, water and resource consumption, raising the end-to-end efficiency of supply networks and improving the sustainability of raw materials, ingredients and packaging.

As well as the opportunity to pitch, the finalists will be invited to participate in a Hackathon the following day (Thursday 27 June), working alongside innovators and commercialisation experts from the member companies to explore opportunities to push a collaboration to the next stage.

*Selection will be via an application process open to all registered start-ups

15.30 – 16.15

Panel debate: Can food tech change the world

In this closing panel, food-tech investors and experts will come together to discuss where next for food tech? As the food industry seeks to navigate the ever changing uncertainties, which solutions and innovative technologies are going to take centre stage over the next 12 months and where is next-level innovation needed to ensure a sustainable food future?

Moderator: Nadav Berger, Founder and Managing Partner, PeakBridge Partners
Axel Wehr, Principal Anterra Capital
Ben Scott-Robinson, Co-Founder, Small Robot Company
Claire Smith,
CEO, Beyond Investing
Alessio D’Antino, Founder & CEO, Forward Fooding

16.15

Closing remarks and close of event

CHANGING THE FUTURE OF FOOD AND DRINK
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