To sustain an expected global population of 9.7 billion by 2050, food production will need to increase by as much as 60% , estimates from the United Nations predict. The issue? The current food system is highly unsustainable. Food production is a major contributor to climate change and biodiversity loss, accounting for almost one third of global greenhouse gas emissions and half of the world’s land use. At the same time, as much as 40% of all food produced worldwide ends up as waste.
Ensuring that the nutritional needs of the growing population are met without destroying the planet is a critical problem to solve. Tackling this issue requires a significant transformation of the global food system and requires collaboration by diverse stakeholders across the food industry.
This year’s edition of the Fi Europe Conference and Future of Nutrition Summit, held in Frankfurt in November, are pivotal events for the global food and beverage industry. As we stand on the edge of a transformative era in food and nutrition, attending these events is not just an opportunity but a necessity.
Here's what you can expect and why you should be a part of it.
Future of Nutrition Summit
27 November 2023
After its hugely successful previous editions, we’re welcoming back the Future of Nutrition Summit this year at Fi Europe.
This exclusive one-day, in-person summit will take place the day before the Fi Europe 2023 show opens and will feature speakers from across the industry and beyond, sharing their insights into trends and innovations expected to shape the F&B industry in 5+ years’ time. Besides leading-edge content there will be ample opportunity for peer-to-peer networking. You can expect to meet C-suite executives from across the industry, food pioneers, futurist thinkers and game-changing startups.
A diverse selection of experts including Claudia Roessler, director of agriculture at Microsoft; Christine Gould, founder & CEO of Thought for Food; Professor Mario Ubiali, founder & CEO of Thimus, and many more, will present the latest innovations from across the food value chain from ag-tech to food-tech revolutionising the industry. The experts will deep-dive into innovations such as vertical farming, molecular farming, cellular agriculture, precision fermentation and the challenges and opportunities behind them.
This year’s hottest topic, the role of AI and data science in developing ingredients and products for the future will be dissected, along with a host of pioneering conversations around concepts such as consumer neuroscience and futuristic product development.
Fi Europe 2023 Conference
28 – 29 November 2023
The eagerly awaited annual 2-day Fi Europe Conference will offer a programme focused on tackling current challenges and identifying immediate opportunities for R&D and product development professionals in the F&B industry. Through a mix of keynote presentations, panel discussions and company case studies the conference will provide in-depth insights into current trends and examples of applications of the latest research.
This year’s conference will focus on four main themes that are of vital importance for the current and future food and beverage industry: Plant-based, health and well-being, reformulation and ingredient innovations, and alternative ingredients and proteins.
Attendees can expect to hear from a selection of the leading minds in the global food and beverage space including Corinne Duffy, global technical marketing manager at Solvay; Katharina Burdorf, team lead product management at Hydrosol GmbH & Co. KG; Cyrille Filott, global strategist at Rabobank, Kalina Doykova, senior research analyst at Euromonitor International; and tonnes more.
An essential event, not to be missed!
Whether you are a seasoned professional or a newcomer, Fi Europe is an investment in your knowledge and future success. Don't miss this opportunity to gain valuable insights, connect with experts, and be a part of the conversation that is shaping the future of food and nutrition.