The latest installment of the Future Food-Tech summit is set to take place in London starting on September 31st, continuing its mission to drive forward collaborative and science-based nutrition innovation.
Considered to be one of the most important events in the food-tech industry, the summit brings together more than 700 global leaders to engage in 1-on-1 networking, live debates, pitch competitions, panels, and more events.
Event participants include investors, technology companies, R&D consultants and associations, food Ingredients manufacturers, and food brands.
This year’s speakers include Danone’s Chief Growth Officer Nigyar Makhmudova, ADM’s President Ismael Roig, Abbott’s EVP of Nutritional Products Daniel Salvadori, and Foodspring’s CEO Gerrit Meier. The Director of Retail Nutrition at Kroger Health referred to a previous installment of the summit by stating:
“Future Food-Tech was a peek into the most cutting-edge, thought-leading innovations surrounding food, nutrition, and sustainability. The intersection of various subsegments of the food and health industries powered an enlightening and inspiring conversation.”
As an event meant to be all about innovation in the food-tech industry, the event represents a unique opportunity for startups to learn from some of the biggest companies and connect with potential investors.
The organizers also offer a special delegate rate for early-stage startups that fulfill certain criteria.
The summit, which will take place from September 31st to October 1st, will be accessible in person or via Swapcard’s online platform, with those participating in the latter being able to book online 1-on-1 meetings.
This year, the Future Food-Tech summit will be running its “Innovation Challenge” in partnership with Kraft Heinz.
The challenge represents an opportunity for startups to develop solutions that bring, “beans or pulses as an application or ingredient to the menu of its consumers.”
The winner will be chosen based on five key areas (sustainability, health, affordability, taste, and convenience) and will receive several rewards to boost its growth.
With dealings in the tech-food industry increasing by over 10% in the second quarter of 2021 according to CB Insights, startups participating in the event will have a unique opportunity to learn about the latest trends and establish important connections with major industry players to capitalize on new trends.