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Food biotech ingredients, plant-based foods, fermentation and more

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Monday 8 November


1:1 video meetings - 24hrs across all time zones


Company showcases delivered on-demand 24/7


 

Tuesday 9 November


1:1 video meetings - 24hrs across all time zones


Company showcases delivered on-demand 24/7


16:00 CEO forum

Open to CEO, Founder, Co-Founder, President, Chairman or c-suite executive (CFO, CBO, CCO, CSO, CMO) of Food Biotech companies.

Free to attend, pre-registration only, Chatham House Rule 1.5hr forum hosted on Zoom where all participants are active discussants.

  • Benchmark yourself against your peers
  • Uncover key factors of success
  • Share war stories and common challenges
  • Engage in peer-to-peer discussion
  • Make meaningful connections
  • Find new ways to help your business thrive

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Wednesday 10 November
(All times in GMT)


1:1 video meetings - 24hrs across all time zones


Company showcases delivered on-demand 24/7


11:50 Opening Remarks


12:00 Keynote Panel: Healthy planet, people, and food systems by developing Food Biotech ingredients to secure our future.

Where are the synergistic market opportunities for biotech and cellular agriculture approaches? What key investments, infrastructure and technologies are required for next generation food ingredients that align with global sustainable goals, achieve healthy or enhanced nutritional standards and regenerate food systems.

Nigyar Makhmudova, Chief Growth Officer, Danone
Vítor Espírito Santo, Director of Cellular Agriculture, Eat Just
Juan Aguiriano, Group Head Sustainability, Technology Ventures, Kerry Group
Alexander Hoffmann, Principal, M Ventures

Nigyar Makhmudova, Chief Growth Officer, Danone    Vítor Espírito Santo, Director of Cellular Agriculture, Eat Just    Juan Aguiriano, Group Head Sustainability, Technology Ventures, Kerry Group    Alexander Hoffmann, Principal, M Ventures


13:00 Alternative Protein and Fat showcase

This session highlights the top ten emerging companies across the globe that incorporate biotechnology to produce new protein or fat products

Mauro Guercia, Head of Business Development, Mushlabs

Mauro Guercia, Head of Business Development, Mushlabs


14:00 Interactive roundtable: Emerging Food Biotech Sector Analysis

Forensic discussion about the market need for new ingredients and bioprocessing technologies in alternative Dairy, Meat, Seafood, Confectionary and Healthy Snacking. Including exploring how consumers trends and behaviours are driving food ingredient developments and areas of growth to biotech based approaches.

Austin Cloves, Fundraising and Science Lead, The Good Food Institute
Brian Chau, Food Systems Analyst, Chau Time

Austin Cloves, Fundraising and Science Lead, The Good Food Institute    Brian Chau, Food Systems Analyst, Chau Time


15:00 Partnerships Panel: Building effective infrastructure and practices for successful partnering with FMCG/CPG, Ingredient companies, plant-based foods or retailers.

Whether your business model is B2B or B2C being able to demonstrate to investor healthy buying appetite is essential. Hear from leading multinational CPG, ingredient, retailers, and plant-based companies what key ingredients and products they are looking for and understand the best approach to get your foot in the door. Gain insights into what the right collaboration looks in this fast-moving industry.

Tim Ingmire, SVP R&D, Quorn foods
Karl Williams, Group Technical Director, The Meatless Farm Co
Shannon Theobald, Associate Category Manager, Kroger
Amir Zaidman
, VP Business Development, The Kitchen Hub

Tim Ingmire, SVP R&D, Quorn Foods    Karl Williams, Group Technical Director, The Meatless Farm Co    Shannon Theobald, Associate Category Manager, Kroger    Amir Zaidman, VP Business Development, The Kitchen Hub


16:00 Technology Insights Hub

Interactive roundtable session with spotlight companies discussing novel ingredient techniques to improve taste, texture or nutrition profiles.

Breakout rooms:

  • Navigating through the complexity of developing biotech fats
  • Glutamates innovations for umami taste enhancement as a salt alternative
  • Clean label sugar reduction advancements
  • Functional ingredients for dairy

Tomas Turner, Co-founder, Cultivated
Eran Baniel, CEO, DouxMatok Ltd
Ilan Samish, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Amai Proteins
Jen-Yu Huang, Founder, Lypid

Tomas Turner, Co-founder, Cultivated    Eran Baniel, CEO, DouxMatok Ltd    Ilan Samish, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Amai Proteins    Jen-Yu Huang, Founder, Lypid


18:00 Technology Panel: Delivering clean flavours, colourants, preservatives, and antioxidants

How the industry using cell based and biotechnology approaches to produce non plant-based ingredients additives to improve food and remain clean.

Scott May, Head of MISTA, Givaudan
Minerve Vicente, International R&D Director Taste Elevation & FS, Kraft Heinz Company

Scott May, Head of MISTA, Givaudan    Minerve Vicente, International R&D Director Taste Elevation & FS, Kraft Heinz Company


 

Thursday 11 November
(All times in GMT)


1:1 video meetings - 24hrs across all time zones


Company showcases delivered on-demand 24/7


11:50 Opening Remarks


12:00 European investor insights session

Interactive forum for emerging companies to ask the European investors their questions about the entire food biotech landscape and build relationships

Rodrigo Hortega de Velasco, Head of Investments, Doehler Ventures
Gil Horsky, Director of Innovation, Mondelez International
Paddy Willis, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Mission Ventures

Rodrigo Hortega de Velasco, Venture Manager, Döhler Ventures 300x (1)    Gil Horsky, Director of Innovation, Mondelez International    Paddy Willis, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Mission Ventures


13:00 Sugar and salt substitutes showcase

This session highlights the top ten emerging companies across the globe that incorporate biotechnology, natural or sensory techniques to produce new sugar or salt products


14:00 Panel: Scaling fermentation and cultivation enabled product to speed of traditional CPG

Does the industry have the necessary infrastructure (from technology, investment, and materials) to aid emerging players to scale rapidly? Emerging fermentation and cultivated food brands are partnering with large food companies to accelerate production. Learn from these companies how scaling a biotech cost competitive process to scale and identify where the technology gaps are including food grade large-pilot facilities outside of US west coast.

Ranjan Patnaik, Chief Technology Officer, Clara Foods
Eyal Rivlin
, VP Production and Operations, Aleph Farms
Sunil Kumar Sukumaran
, Chief Technology Officer, Perfect Day

Ranjan Patnaik, Chief Technology Officer, Clara Foods    Eyal Rivlin, VP Production and Operations, Aleph Farms    Sunil Kumar Sukumaran, Chief Technology Officer, Perfect Day


15:00 Scaling Breakouts

Sessions:

  • Manufacturing capabilities, when to outsource, who to outsource and what to outsource
  • What does continuous cultivation manufacturing look like?
  • Bioprocessing at competitive food price points
  • Advancing precision fermentation for sugar reduction and alternative protein-based processes


17:00 Business ‘how to’ hub

Interactive roundtable discussions focusing on commercial strategies that are business critical for any food challenger brand and new large players into biotech or cellular agriculture.

Breakouts:

  • Key tips when fundraising within Food Biotech
  • B2B take two: what to do when the market is ready, but industry isn’t
  • Delivering in high-volume low-cost environment (the switch from pharma)
  • Exit options follow Beyond Meat or Impossible foods?
  • IP clinic
  • Regulatory and marketing claims accessibility for new ingredients

Jim Laird, CEO, Enough Foods
Laura Clark, Entrepreneurship Specialist, The Good Food Institute
José Luis Cabañero, CEO, Eatable Adventures

Jim Laird, CEO, Enough Foods    Laura Clark, Entrepreneurship Specialist, The Good Food Institute    José Luis Cabañero, CEO, Eatable Adventures


18:00 US investor insights session

Interactive forum for emerging companies to ask the North American investors their questions about the entire food biotech landscape and build relationships

Brian Frank, General Partner, FTW Ventures
Tom Mastrobuoni, Chief Investment Officer, Big Idea Ventures
Andrew Towle, General Partner, Next Gen Nutrition Investment Partners
Sean O’Sullivan, General Managing Partner, SOSV

Brian Frank, General Partner, FTW Ventures 300x    Tom Mastrobuoni, Chief Investment Officer, Big Idea Ventures    Andrew Towle, General Partner, Next Gen Nutrition Investment Partners    Sean OSullivan, Managing General Partner, SOSV


 

Friday 12 November


1:1 video meetings - 24hrs across all time zones


Company showcases delivered on-demand 24/7


 

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