Day 1- July 21, 2022

Main Stage

Jul 21 10:00AM–10:10AM EST

Opening Remarks

Welcome remarks from summit host

 

Focus For Day 1:  
According to reports published by Statistica, the global health wellness food market was valued at 733.1 billion US in 2020 and is projected to reach 1 trillion US dollars by 2026.
The report also showed that American consumers are driving the sales of specific nutrient dense food types with known health benefits. What does this mean for the future of food/beverage innovation? Day 1 sessions will be focused on innovation to meet consumer at the intersection of food and health.

Main Stage

Jul 21 10:15AM–10:35AM EST

Opening Keynote

Abstract to be provided

Main Stage

Jul 21 10:40AM -11:40AM EST

Food Innovation In Post-COVID World: Has The Consumer Changed?

After more than 20 months of COVID-19 pandemic which impacted 530 million people globally, so much has changed. Priorities have shifted and consumer preferences may not be the same. How has the consumer food needs and preferences changed? What are strategic approaches to meet these needs? As more people prioritize health, what are strategic ways food brands can innovate to consistently meet consumer demands? What does the future hold for the food industry?

Main Stage

Jul 21 11:40 AM–12:10PM EST

Company Spotlight: Meet Emerging Brand Innovating Intelligent Solutions at the intersection of food and health.

 

Companies TBA

Jul 21 12:10 PM–1:00PM EST

Virtual Exhibition Hall

Main Stage

Jul 21 1:00PM–2:00PM EST

Functional Ingredients: Innovating The Future Of Food And Beverage

With increased interest in functional foods, and continued research findings highlighting the health benefits of different phytochemicals found in plants. How are R &D approaches changing? What are the roadblocks to innovation integrating functional ingredients and how are companies navigating it? These questions and many more will be tackled in these panel session

Main Stage

Jul 21 2:05PM–2:30PM EST

Company Spotlight II: Meet Emerging Brand Innovating Intelligent Solutions at the intersection of food and health

Companies TBA

Main Stage

Jul 21 2:30PM–3:30PM EST

 Investing In The Future Of Food- Perspectives On Navigating Market Changes Post COVID-19

 

Breakout Session

Jul 21 3:30PM– 4:30PM EST

Accelerating Growth For Innovative Brands Through National Retailers

This track is focused on expanding distribution channels for emerging startups. Attendees can ask questions directly.

Breakout Sessions

Jul 21 3:30PM–04:30PM EST

Accelerating Growth For Innovative Brands Through Mergers & Acquisition

This session is focused on how corporate brands are expanding their markets/how emerging brands are scaling growth through acquisition. Attendees can ask questions about all things merger and acquisition in food and beverage.

Virtual Exhibition

Jul 21 4:30PM–06:30PM EST

Virtual Exhibition Hall

Day 2- July 22, 2022

Main Stage

Jul 22 10:00AM–10:10AM EST

Opening Remarks

 Welcome remarks from summit host

 

Focus For Day 2:   GFI reports show a staggering 3.1 billion dollar investment in alternative protein in 2020 supporting plant-based meat, cultivated meat, and many other alternate protein sources. While innovative approaches to reduce the impact of current dietary demands on the environment is important, agricultural practices also calls for change. Are we doing enough? Are there strategies in place to drive wide consumer acceptance of some of the innovation today? The sessions for day 2 will be focused on discussing strategies to ensure that our practices, policies and innovation today support our growing population for years to come.

Main Stage

Jul 22 10:10AM–10:30AM EST

Opening Keynote

Main Stage

Jul 22 10:30AM–11:30AM EST

Alternative Protein Innovation: Understanding & Appealing to Consumers.

Several reports highlight significant investments going into alternate protein and meat innovation products. Different companies are adopting different strategies to bring innovative products to the market place. Most of these companies are still in the R&D stages with no product on the shelves. Are consumers ready for these products? What can these innovative brands do to prepare consumers for exceptional dining experiences especially for products in cultivated meat? Join this highly informative panel session with leading experts, innovators and scientist…

Main Stage

Jul 22 11:30 AM–12:30PM EST

Leveraging Scientific Knowledge To Innovate Protein Safely & Efficiently.

Focused on cultured meat and other innovative approaches to sustainable protein solutions. The panel of experts discuss strategies to innovate safely and efficiency at scale.

Jul 22 12:30 -1:30 PM EST

Virtual Exhibition Hall

Main Stage

Jul 22 1:30 PM–2:30PM EST

Nutrient Dense Food Production and Regenerative Practices For Sustainability 

Can we help people put nutrient dense food products on the table daily without depleting our natural resources overtime? What is currently being done that works and what can we do differently?

Main Stage

Jul 22 2:30 PM–3:30PM EST

Nutritional Security With Vertical Farming

How do we ensure that nutrient dense produce get to consumers in a fresh state maintaining its full nutritional value? What are the different approaches to getting produce to people regardless of where they live in a timely and efficient manner? This panel will focus on conversation on how vertical farming is providing nutrition security, what is currently working and what can be improved.

Main Stage

Jul 22 3:30 PM–4:30PM EST

Promoting Sustainability Through Waste Reduction  

Can we help people put nutrient dense food products on the table daily without depleting our natural resources overtime? What is currently being done that works and what can we do differently?

V. Exhibition Hall

Jul 22 4:30 PM–6:30PM EST

Virtual Exhibition Hall
Summit Ends