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Wednesday, 20 November 2019

New thinking.
Game changing.
Future making.


Stream 1. The Food Revolution: feeding 10 billion people sustainably

Ending our love affair with more

09.30 – 13.00

At the United Nations General Assembly in 2015, countries committed to Sustainable Development Goal Target 12.3, calling for the world to cut food loss and waste in half by 2030. This session learns from the ‘Champions’ of the commitment, and examines ways in which new practices, and new technologies are being adopted to eliminate waste at all stages of the food system.

Moderated by:

09.30 – 10.00

Summit spotlight: Halving food waste around the globe by 2030

Samira Ahmed talks to Dr Liz Goodwin, the World Resources Institute’s first senior fellow and director for food loss and waste about where we are now and where more action is needed to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goal 12.3.

10.00 – 10.30

Summit spotlight: The imperative of measurement - WWFs strategy for addressing food waste globally

In this session, Pete Pearson, Senior Director of WWFs global food loss and waste programme, will explain why the organisation is engaged on the issue and their strategies for measuring and seeing food loss and waste reduction throughout the global food value chain.

10.30 – 11.00

Refreshments

11.00 – 12.00

Panel debate: what does success look like and how quickly can it be achieved?

The panel will take questions live from the audience as they discuss how to mainstream genuine action and change.

12.15 – 13.00

SummitConnect: 1-2-1 meeting sessions in Platinum Suite 3 and 4

13.00 – 14.00

Summit networking lunch


Stream 2. Tomorrow’s innovation: defining the future of nutrition and food systems

Alternative proteins: meet the innovators racing to reinvent the meal

09.30 – 13.00

The scope for alternative proteins is huge. Not only do new sources of protein need to be identified (including plant, animal, algal, marine proteins and insects) but there is also a processing and engineering challenge to overcome. This session examines the challenges and opportunities provided by a range of new protein options, and how this powerful movement can change our relationship with protein forever.

Moderated by: 

9:30 – 10.30

Panel debate: is the consumer ready?

10.30– 11.00

Refreshments

11.00 – 12.00

Panel debate: is the time now for alternative protein?

12.15 – 13.00

SummitConnect: 1-2-1 meeting sessions in Platinum Suite 3 and 4

13.00 – 14.00

Summit networking lunch


Stream 3. Feeding the future: how disruption is changing the food industry

Big change means big innovation

09.30 – 13.00

This session looks at the innovation programmes which the global giants of agriculture are working towards, including improving fertility, plant breeding, crop protection, and encouraging environmental benefits. It also looks to sources of new ideas and exciting initiatives from outside of ‘Big Agri’, and explores how they can play their part in making change happen.

Moderated by: 

09.30 – 10.30

Panel debate: where big ag meets small ag

10.30 – 11.00

Refreshments

11.00 - 11.15

Special feature: unveiling the FoodTech 500
Inspired by the Fortune 500, Forward Fooding will be unveiling the FoodTech 500, 2019’s definitive list of the most inspirational movers and shakers in the world of AgriFoodTech. Have you got what it takes to make the list? Apply today. Closing date for all entries is 31 October 2019.
Alessio D’Antino, Founder & CEO, Forward Fooding

11.15 – 12.00

Start-up pitch session

This is an opportunity for food-tech start-ups to 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 for registered start-ups. For more information contact louise.bridges@foodtechmatters.com before Friday 1 November.

Investor judging panel:
Led by Kim A. Odhner, Managing Partner, Europe & Asia, New Crop Capital (The Netherlands)
Christine Gould, Founder and CEO, Thought For Food (Switzerland)
Andrei Zuzin, CEO, EFKO Innovations (Russia)

12.15 – 13.00

SummitConnect: 1-2-1 meeting sessions in Platinum Suite 3 and 4

13.00 – 14.00

Summit networking lunch


Stream 1. The Food Revolution: feeding 10 billion people sustainably

The Philosophy of Food: we are what we eat, farm and kill

14.00 – 17.00

The philosophy of food reflects on the ethical, political, social, artistic, identity-defining aspects of food. It comes from the need to challenge our diets and eating habits and the food system which supports them. This session explores why our relationship with food is such a complex subject, but how we can’t overhaul the food system without challenging ourselves first.

Moderated by:

14.00 – 14.30 

Summit spotlight: The virtues of the table

Food ethics is about much more than rules, principles and metrics. It concerns what the Ancient Greeks called virtues: habits or dispositions that shape all our actions. Julian Baggini will make a case that anyone involved in the business of food has to be aware of the importance of key virtues such as Interdependence, Stewardship, Compassion, Conviviality and Ambiguity.

14.30 – 15.30

Panel debate

15.30 – 16.00

Summit spotlight: Food for Thought: Victuals, society and ideas

Professor A.C. Grayling explores how food has influenced the social habits around the exchange of ideas - eating rituals, feasts, 'dinner of the sages' - as a focus for interaction and exchange.

16.00 – 16.15

Refreshments

16.15 – 17.00

SummitConnect: 1-2-1 meeting sessions in Platinum Suite 3 and 4

17.00 – 17.30

Summit drinks reception


Stream 2. Tomorrow’s innovation: defining the future of nutrition and food systems

A starring role for Nutraceuticals – from side show to the main stage

14.00 – 17.00

Coined in the 1980s to describe "a food or part of a food that provide medical or health benefits, including the prevention and/or treatment of a disease", the role of nutraceuticals is currently much debated. Are they better suited to being supporting actors - supplementary to diets and fulfilling a quasi-healthcare function? Or can they play a leading role, and become part of mainstream food and drink formulation and manufacture? Are nutraceuticals the future of intelligent food?

Moderated by:

14.00 – 14.45 

Panel debate: are nutraceuticals the future of intelligent food?

14.45 – 15.30

Summit spotlight

15.30 – 16.00

Summit spotlight: Nutraceuticals to optimise wellness in the new era of personalised nutrition

16.00 – 16.15

Refreshments

16.15 – 17.00

SummitConnect: 1-2-1 meeting sessions in Platinum Suite 3 and 4

17.00 – 17.30

Summit drinks reception

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Stream 3. Feeding the future: how Disruption is changing the food industry

Are vegans the ultimate disruptors?

14.00 – 17.00

Statistics show that around a third of Britons are reducing the amount of mean they eat or cutting it out altogether. This is consumer disruption on a large scale, and whilst farming and meat production begin to consider the consequences, such a change provides 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?

Moderated by: 

14.00 – 14.30

Summit spotlight

14.30 – 15.00

Summit spotlight: What should I eat to be healthy and sustainable?

This question has emerged as a key issue of our time due to climate change and concerns about industrial farming. Many people believe that a shift to a plant-based or vegan diet is the best response to concerns about climate change and industrial livestock systems. I shall argue that what we should eat should be linked to the productive capacity of where we live and, in the case of the UK for those who do not have ethical objections to eating meat from compassionately reared animals, the most sustainable diet would include meat as well as plants from sustainable agriculture.

15.00 - 16.00

Panel debate: are vegans the ultimate disruptors?

16.00 – 16.15

Refreshments

16.15 – 17.00

SummitConnect: 1-2-1 meeting sessions in Platinum Suite 3 and 4

 

17.00 – 17.30

Summit reception drinks