New food products, business models, and movements are popping up daily. This ramp up in innovation is leading to a new generation of future of food events and conferences – helping movers and shakers identify the direction in which it is all going.
Food for Tomorrow | NYC, US | 27-28 September 2016
Hosted by experienced journalists like the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Charles Duhigg, the Food for Tomorrow conference held by the New York Times will bring together top chefs, policy makers, innovators, and leaders from diverse fields at the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture. Speakers include celebrities like Martha Stewart and Jason Ackerman, a revolutionary of the traditional food supply chain. Food for Tomorrow offers participants “onstage discussions infused with analysis that only The New York Times can offer, the chance to connect with peers in a spectacular setting and a remarkable farm-to-table live experience.”
Next Generation Food 2016 | Berlin, Germany | 5 October 5th, 2016
Part of the Berlin Food week, the #NGF16 food conference is like a family reunion of German foodies and experts from different fields. Founders, visionaries, and food bloggers will meet established brands, retailers, and politicians at Kalkscheune to learn from each other. The focus on intersectionality and education is also reflected in the agenda: From “Food Trends”, “Food Commerce” and “How To Bring Food To The Next Level”, to “Food Content and Communication” and “Food Tech And The Digitalization Of Our Food”, the conference highlights the various expertise of its diverse participants.
SIAL – Inspire Food Business | Paris, France | 16-20 October 2016
SIAL Paris is not only the world’s largest food innovation exhibition, but also one of the most modern ones. Attending the event means receiving a mobile app, offering practical information, an interactive map, and many other cool features to dive deep into the SIAL Paris universe. SIAL – Inspire Food Business allows you to meet 7 000 exhibitors from 105 countries – see a 360° view of the exhibition on their website of this highlight of the future of food events roundup.
NGIN FOOD presents: The Future of Food and Beverages by jovoto and Ignore Gravity | Berlin, Germany | 28 October 2016
80 000 creative professionals, innovators, and experts provided solutions to how digitalization will impact how and what we will eat in the future on jovoto as part of the Future of Food & Beverages Think Tank. Next up: NGIN FOOD (Gruenderszene, Vertical Media) presents the inaugural Future of Food conference by jovoto and Ignore Gravity. If you’d like to fully embrace innovation and find out what the future of food and beverages may look like, check out this 1-day event. Enjoy the laid-back atmosphere at Ritter Butzke and meet Berlin’s hottest food tech startups, watch the panel discussions with experts from all over the food innovation scene, and be part of the exhibition featuring the finest ideas of the jovoto crowdstorm.
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reThinkFood | St. Helena, US | 4-6 November 2016
Connect and network at this year’s reThinkFood conference, taking place at the Culinary Institute of America St. Helena in Napa Valley for the third year in a row. With outstanding speakers such as Michiel Bakker, Google’s director of global food services, the summit gets you right inside the food revolution to discuss topics such as: “How do we innovate faster to stay ahead of customers’ changing needs, values, and aspirations?”
Seeds & Chips | Milan, Italy | 8-11 May 2017
Seeds & Chips is an international summit whose goal is to bring food and technology together. The event focuses on the whole process – from farm to fork. Starting with AgTech innovations like Aquaponic, right through to transforming food by using 3D food printers, and ending with distribution and retail by examining smart packaging and traceability.
World Food Innovate | Location TBC | May 2017
50 000+ miles travelled, 175 attendees, 24 speakers and eight mega brands: That’s the summary from last year’s World Food Innovate summit, hosted as part of the London Food Week. The lineup and details for the 15th annual World Food Innovate summit have yet to be determined, but with past speakers including Tyson Foods’ Donnie Smith, Hampton Creek’s Chris Jones, and Nestlé’s Stefan Catsicas, 2017 is sure to be another great year for the event.
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