Beyond the vibrant main stage program, Future Food-Tech London‘s breakout sessions are packed with opportunities to meet and share insights with industry peers and pioneers.

From interactive discussions to dynamic start-up pitches – take a deep dive into critical issues impacting your business success, and uncover new strategies and potential partners this September 28-29.

Thursday September 28

8.00am
BREAKOUT SESSION // A Workshop with Ginkgo Bioworks: De-risking and Accelerating Commercialisation of Proteins & Enzymes

Join the Ginkgo Bioworks team for an interactive Breakfast Workshop to explore new innovations in strain engineering for functional protein production.  Hear from the team about how R&D collaborations can unlock proteins and enzymes for higher quality and more economical food ingredients and products. Get insight into what a precision fermentation collaboration looks like and have your chance to ask the questions!

Speakers:

Sneha Srikrishnan, Director of Business Development, GINKGO BIOWORKS
Russ Heissner, Director of Business Development, GINKGO BIOWORKS
Brandon Lam, Associate Director of Business Development, GINKGO BIOWORKS

10:30am
BREAKOUT SESSION // Live Demo Kitchen (Networking Coffee Break)

Location: Exhibition Area

Join FoodSquared in the networking coffee break at the Live Demo Kitchen, where you can enjoy their plant-based Malabar style curried prawns!

11:00am
BREAKOUT SESSION // Accelerating Plant-Based Innovation through Collaboration

Collaboration. It is at the heart of Canada’s approach plant-based ingredient and food sectors. By working together, Canadian companies are more quickly innovating new ingredient and food products, which are meeting evolving consumer preferences and capturing White Space opportunities.

This collaboration is beginning to prove itself out with revolutionary products coming to market. This panel will showcase five innovative ingredient and food companies who are part of the Canada’s plant-based ecosystem, and how through collaboration they were able to innovate faster to help advance their company and how they are ready for new collaborations internationally.

Moderator:

Bill Greuel, CEO, PROTEIN INDUSTRIES CANADA

Speakers:

Kirk Moyer, Startup Executive, CRUSH DYNAMICS
Taylor McNerney, Senior Marketing Manager, GRIFFITH FOODS
Blair Bullus, Founder and President, WAMAME FOODS

 

12:00pm
BREAKOUT SESSION // Start-Up Arena Pitching

Hear from exciting early-stage start-ups pitching their technology that range from alternative whole cuts to generating insights on the gut microbiome. Innovators have 3 minutes each to give you a snapshot of their solutions.

Speakers:

Nick Wood, COO, ADAMO FOODS
Matthew Wilcox,
COO, AELIUS BIOTECH
Petri-Jaan Lahtvee, Co-Founder & Co-CEO, ÄIO
Michael Mitsakos,
Co-Founder & President, ARKEON
Javier Ignacio Zaratiegui, CEO, COCUUS
Aurélien Baudot, CEO, CRYPTOBIOTIX
Rachel Thu Nguyen, Business Developer, EVERSYN
Frankie Fox, CEO & Co-Founder, FOODSQUARED
George Neville-Jones, CEO, GITLIFE BIOTECH
Tanja Bogumil, CEO, LOVELY DAY FOODS
Anna Lena Kaiser, Regulatory Affairs, SIRANIUS

 

 

1:00pm
BREAKOUT SESSION // Live Demo Kitchen (Networking Lunch Break)

Location: Exhibition Area

In the networking lunch break, join Nosh.Bio in the Live Demo Kitchen who’ll be serving up Southern ‘Chicken’ and Mayo Waffle that showcases 3 different uses of mycoprotein! 

1:45pm
BREAKOUT SESSION // Consumer Appetite: Messaging and Nomenclature for Precision Fermentation

As fermentation-enabled products come to market, how should they be positioned for mainstream consumers? Which terms will effectively describe “animal-free” dairy and eggs to consumers who have yet to discover them? How can we best communicate the many benefits of these products and position them for rapid, mainstream adoption?

Join us for a discussion covering GFI and Accenture’s latest global research on nomenclature and messaging for precision fermentation proteins. With points of view from consumer goods, retail and tech leaders on their role across product development, brand positioning, consumer engagement and more.

Speakers:

Fiona Bennie, Managing Director – Sustainability Studio, ACCENTURE
Sophie Armour, Senior Communications Manager, GOOD FOOD INSTITUTE EUROPE
Claire Hughes, Director of Product Development & Innovation, SAINSBURY’S
Caroline Cormier, VP, Corporate Development, UPFIELD
Anna Handschuh, Head of Public Affairs & Impact, ONEGO BIO
Simon Hall, FoodTech Lead UKI, GOOGLE CLOUD

4:00pm
BREAKOUT SESSION // Live Demo Kitchen (Networking Coffee Break)

Location: Exhibition Area

Join the Cocuus team in the Live Demo Kitchen in the coffee break, to watch them cook and get your hands on a variety of vegan products, from foie gras and tuna, to bacon made out of pea protein and sunflower emulsion.

Friday September 29

10:30am
BREAKOUT SESSION // Live Demo Kitchen (Networking Coffee Break)

Location: Exhibition Area

Join Meala Foodtech in the networking coffee break to taste clean label hamburgers & kebabs in the live demo kitchen, that include their super functional proteins.

11:15am
BREAKOUT SESSION // Start-Up Arena Pitching

Hear from exciting early-stage start-ups pitching their technology that range from functional ingredients to tackling food waste. Innovators have 3 minutes each to give you a snapshot of their solutions.

Speakers:

Hadar Ekhoiz Rasmovich, CEO, MEALA FOODTECH
Rachel Yarcony Goldstein, CEO, MYAIR SMART-FOOD
Jan Monrad Dideriksen, CEO, NORDIC VIRTUAL PASTURES
Christoph Pitter, Co-Founder & Managing Director, PROTEIN DISTILLERY
Diane Stanbra, Head of Getting Things Done, RESCUED LIMITED
Tim Fronzek, CEO, NOSH.BIO
Svenja Dannewitz, CEO, SENARA
Cesar Torres, Founder & CEO, THE GOOD PULSE COMPANY
Juan Londoño, COO, YEASTY
Pepe Biaggio, Founder, PINK ALBATROSS

 

12:00pm
BREAKOUT SESSION // Investor Q&A: Quick Fire Questions

Come and meet with an exciting group of investors in a more focused setting, where you have the opportunity to dive into deeper discussion and have your chance to ask the questions. With limited seats available, this session provides a unique opportunity to gain latest insights and opinions from leading investors.

Speakers:

Marie Asano, Partner, EUROPEAN CIRCULAR BIOECONOMY FUND (ECBF)
Amanda Donohue-Hansen, 
Partner, SANDBOX INDUSTRIES
Costa Yiannoulis, 
Co-Founder & Managing Partner, SYNTHESIS CAPITAL
Bill Liao, 
General Partner, SOSV

12:30pm
BREAKOUT SESSION // Live Demo Kitchen (Networking Lunch Break)

Location: Exhibition Area

In the networking lunch break, meet with Planetary as they cook up delicious and fibrous beef-style vegetarian burgers, made from mycoprotein and have your chance to taste them in the live demo kitchen.