Lineup announced for Food Matters Summit

The inaugural Food Matters Summit will take place 19-20 November 2019 at ExCeL London.

The Summit aims to connect organisations across the food supply chain, bringing together startups and established multinational companies to inspire new thinking and accelerate innovation across the global food industry.

The international speaker line-up includes:

  • Gil Horsky, director of innovation snack futures, Mondelez International (Israel)
  • Dr Gyorgy Scrinis, Food Policy Research Group, School of Agriculture and Food, The University of Melbourne (Australia)
  • Kate Cole, global head of nutrition, health and wellness, Nestle (Switzerland)
  • Dr Sandhya Sriram, co-founder and CEO, Shiok Meats (Singapore)
  • Andrew Ive, founder, Big Idea Ventures (United States)
  • Didier Toubia, CEO, Adelph Farms (Israel)
  • Deborah Sherry, SVP and chief commercial officer, GE Digital Europe

Briony Mansell-Lewis, director of Food Matters, said: “Food Matters Summit will provide a forum for new ideas and big thinking and is relevant for anyone with an eye on the long-term future of the food industry.

“The Summit offers delegates an opportunity to learn from industry leaders and disruptors, be inspired by futurologists and world-renowned academics and forge powerful cross-sector industry connections that will influence the future of the global food and drink industry.”

Food Matters Summit allows delegates to build their own programme across 12 sessions and 3 streams. In addition to the speaker line-up, the schedule allows for  meetings with potential partners alongside more informal networking.

Deborah Sherry, SVP and chief commercial officer at GE Digital Europe (Technology Sponsor of the Tomorrow’s Innovation stream) said: “Fast-paced changes in consumer tastes, regulatory requirements and the sheer velocity of new digital solutions are driving food industry professionals to ask – ‘what’s next – and how do we get there?’ The inaugural Food Matters Summit will be a focal point for the food industry to connect, engage and take the next steps to deliver the future of food.”

The Food Matters Summit conference streams focus on three key themes:

  1. The Food Revolution.
    How will we feed 10 billion people by 2050? How can the food industry respond to philosophical as well as commercial needs?
  1. Tomorrow’s Innovation.
    Why is innovation the key to changing global diets for the better? Exploration of alternative proteins, nanotechnology, AI, nutraceuticals and more.
  2. Feeding The Future.
    How are we accelerating our food system? Who are the top disruptors? What are the consumer behaviours driving change?

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