19-20 November, ExCeL London

3 streams. 12 sessions. 100 speakers. 
Inspiring global food innovation. 


Feeding the future: how Disruption is changing
the food industry

Tuesday, 19 November

9.30am – 12.30pm

Disrupting the business of food

Disruption is becoming a feature of the food industry. Numerous entrants to the market provide both a threat and an opportunity for the established food industry.

Technology is the key facilitator, but equally as important, they provide energy, new ideas, flexibility, immediacy and relevance. So how can these exciting new companies be encouraged further, and how can their impact be accelerated for the benefit of the food system?

2.00pm – 5.00pm

The game changers: top 30 disruptors

This session celebrates the top (often young) disruptors making a difference to the food sector. Some are still embryonic, but all reflect a rethinking of every aspect of the way we source, produce, package, distribute, promote, buy and consume food and drink.

So let’s understand and celebrate the people and the ideas that are making a difference and signposting the way to bigger changes in the food system.


Wednesday, 20 November

9.30am – 12.30pm

Big change means big innovation

Every day our planet wakes with 200,000 more mouths to feed, every night over 800 million people go to bed hungry, and more farmland is lost to erosion whilst biodiversity declines.

This session looks at innovations from the global players, including improving fertility, plant breeding, crop protection, and yielding environmental benefits. It also looks to new ideas and exciting initiatives from outside of ‘Big Agri’.

2.00pm – 5.00pm

The Vegans are the ultimate disruptors

All the statistics show that around a third of Britons are reducing the amount of meat they eat or cutting it out altogether. This is consumer disruption on a large scale, providing enormous opportunity for food producers and food technologists.

This session explores the exciting future for plant-based food business, and highlights the innovators. Will they be known as ‘Big Food’ by 2067?