With the world population set to reach 8 billion by 2024, the challenge is on to feed the world in a sustainable, safe and healthy manner. Add to that the increased role of technology in society, and millennial consumers demanding ever more nutritious, personalized, traceable food and the need for the food industry to innovate becomes ever greater.
The Future Food-Tech Summit in New York on May 24-25 addresses this challenge with a clear business focus. Investors, start-ups and tech companies will come together with big-name food and ingredients manufacturers for two days of networking, debate, discussion and learning – showcasing new technologies and championing the innovations which have the potential to transform the sector.
We are thrilled to offer our community a $250 discount using the code “FTC250.”
New Proteins: A packed two-day agenda includes an unmissable panel session with Jim Flatt of Hampton Creek, David Lee of Impossible Foods and Ethan Brown of Beyond Meat discussing the risks and opportunities in developing alternative proteins.
Personalized Nutrition: World leading innovators Lihi Sehal of DayTwo and Geraldine Hamilton of Emulate will join Taylor Farms and DSM to analyze emerging trends and solutions in personalized diagnostics and nutrition, while PepsiCo and NBTY debate the growing trend for foods that promote health and wellness.
Food Safety and Traceability: How are big brands meeting consumer demand for greater transparency in the food supply chain? Find out from Unilever’s Ravinder Reddy and Neshat Soofi of Target.
Investment: For those looking to meet investors this is your chance to hear from the most active investors in the food-tech space, including S2G Ventures, Advance Ventures, Horizons Ventures, Cultivian Ventures, Obvious Ventures, Blueberry Ventures and New York Angels.
Showcasing Innovation: Pitching for investment during the summit are some of the most exciting entrepreneurs emerging in this sector, including: Exigence Technologies, Nuritas, DayTwo, Clara Foods, Muufri, GreenOnyx, Evolve Biosystems, Blue Prairie, Fresh Surety, Emulate, Synthetic Genomic, BlueCart and Aseptia.
Vertical Farming in Action: Join an optional post-summit tour to see food innovation in action at AeroFarms’ state-of-the-art indoor vertical farm on May 25, 2016. AeroFarms are redefining safety and traceability while transforming agriculture on a global scale with over 75 times greater productivity per square foot annually vs. traditional field farming.
Networking: We want you to make the right connections at the summit, so we’ve launched an online 1-1 meeting system where you can see who else is coming and pre-arrange meetings with your most important contacts. Don’t miss this chance to meet face to face with 50+ speakers plus 150 industry delegates on May 24-25.
Future Food-Tech is hosted by Rethink Events, organizers of international networking summits for entrepreneurs and investors in food, water and energy.