Programme 2023

07:45 - 08:35

Registration & Refreshments

08:35 - 08:45

08:45 - 09:30 - Panel Discussion

R&D & Formulation

What Are the Current Food Science Breakthroughs and Solutions for Feeding the World?

Vincenzo Fogliano, Chair of the Food Quality & Design Group , Wageningen University

Stefania De Pascale, Professor of Horticulture, University of Naples Federico II

In the last decades, scientists have studied the bioresources available for food production and designed strategies to reduce food waste. These new scientific approaches demonstrate how applying new ingredients and technologies can solve problems associated with the current food system.

In this session, academic experts will discuss the food chain and the current and future solutions to feed the growing global population.

09:35 - 10:05 - Keynote

Innovation & Technology

We Want to Eat More Sustainably but Do Not Wish to Compromise Our Diet; How Can We Decide the Best Options in the Market?


  • A plant-based diet and flexitarians options are some of the possible solutions, but what is the best alternative for consumers?
  • How can we satisfy the increasing demand for food by the growing human population?  


10:10 - 10:40 - Solution Spotlights

R&D & Formulation

Solution Spotlight by Califonia Almond Board

Abstract TBC

Innovation & Technology

Solution Spotlight by HowGood

Abstract TBC

10:40 - 11:30

Networking Break & 1-2-1 Meetings

11:30 - 12:00 - Case Studies

Innovation & Technology

Session title TBC (Mars)

Abstract TBC

R&D & Formulation

Session title TBC (Zuegg)

Danilo Iorio, Head of R&D - Global B2C Division, Zuegg

Abstract TBC

12:05 - 12:35 - Solution Spotlights

Innovation & Technology

Integrated Digital Product Innovation Can Help Quickly and Efficiently But How?

  • Introducing new and compelling products to the market faster than your competitors
  • What’s the right path to achieve that competitive advantage your company deserve?
  • Meeting customer demand is a mission, not an obligation.

Consumer Insights & Marketing

Solution Spotlight by Evaluserve

Abstract TBC

12:40 - 13:10 - Case Studies

Consumer Insights & Marketing

Role of Technology and Data Driven Marketing for Food Retail

Mayank Singh, Chief Digital Officer , Domino

This session will explore the use of the 3E framework for Data utilization.

Innovation & Technology

Digital Product Passport: Analysis of the Practices and Standards

The Digital Product Passport aims to gather data on products and the supply chain and reduces the risk of misleading green claims. This session will highlight the importance of sustainable product production and original declarations on the entire product life cycle.

13:10 - 14:10

Networking Lunch

14:10 - 14:40 - Case Studies

Innovation & Technology

Space Tech for Net Zero Food Supply Chain

Diana Mathew, Space Application Engineer, ESA

ESA Business Applications & Space Solutions (BASS) is the go-to place for great business ideas involving space in all areas of society and the economy.

  • How using Space assets can help improve the efficiency of food production and supply chain, helping the industry to move towards a carbon-neutral future.
  • Innovation programmes and funding schemes by ESA BASS to support companies to commercialise sustainable products and services.

Innovation & Technology

Session Title TBC (Alberts)

Glenn Mathijssen, CEO & Co-Founder , Alberts

Abstract TBC

14:45 - 15:10 - Solution Spotlights

Innovation & Technology

Solution Spotlight by Tracegains

Abstract TBC

R&D & Formulation

Robotics and Automated Intelligence, Understanding Their Way Into the Food Supply Chain

  • How does automating the food or beverage-making process help companies save money and human resources costs?
  • Robotics can help to enrich menus, make fewer mistakes and reduce food waste, but at what price?

15:20 - 15:50 - Case Studies

R&D & Formulation

Food Suppliers Have To Work Efficiently Whilst Continually Improve Their Consumer's Experience

  • Companies must focus on developing innovative products to meet the changing requirements of consumers, but how?
  • The current demand for healthy and sustainable food has encouraged the development of new alternatives, even in traditional products. 


Consumer Insights & Marketing

How to Transform Consumer Trends and Demands Into a Successful Product


  • What are the must-have ingredients choices and flavours for your consumer's tastes and preferences?  
  • How do product developers improve food's nutritional value to drive innovation?

15:50 - 16:40

Networking Break & Meetings

16:40 - 17:10 - Case Studies

Innovation & Technology

The Meat of the Future: What It Looks Like?

Meat consumption is rising, as well as the world’s climate change impacts and extreme pollution! Is the population ready to invest in high technology and sci-fiction research to save the world? In this session, we will discuss the meat of the future and how science is contributing to a new way of producing and allowing meat consumption.

Consumer Insights & Marketing

Young Generation is Losing Its Interest in Traditional Wine. CBD Infusion Into Wine Helps to Reinvent the Category and Attract New Customers.

Mark Grazhul, CEO, Nature Force Technologies AG

Values of the brand and product will reflect the values of millennials and generation Z:
  • Sustainability is vital to make the product more appealing, to the young and environmentally conscious generation.
  • Flavour, as the young generation is more open to experimenting with flavours.
  • Marketing - We love you as you are, and everyone is invited to the party. 

17:10 - 17:15

Chair's Closing Remarks & End of Day 1

17:15 - 18:15

Evening Networking Reception

08:00 - 08:40

Registration & Refreshments

08:40 - 08:45

08:45 - 09:30 - Panel Discussion

Innovation & Technology

The Increased Price in Energy and Raw Materials, Are affecting the Supply Chain Costs: What Are the Possible Cost Reduction Solutions?

  • Understand how food innovations can help to mitigate production cost increases.
  • How can we improve the processes and techniques involved in product development? 
  • What are the current raw material costs, and how to survive the fluctuation? 

09:35 - 10:05 - Keynote

R&D & Formulation

From Alcoholics Drinks to Boost Immunity Beverages, What are the Current Trends in the Industry?

  • What are the industry-leading product innovations and trends in the soft drinks sector?
  • What are the latest ingredients used to reinvent classic drinks? From wine to coffee, we will analyse technology and innovations used for traditional recipes

10:10 - 10:40 - Solution Spotlights

Consumer Insights & Marketing

From Local to Global How these Two Realities Impact the Food and Drink System?

  • What are the significant differences between local foods and global foods?
  • Are both realities equally environmentally challenging? 
  • What are the current greener alternatives available for your company and products? 

Innovation & Technology

Personalised Nutrition Industry: How the Market Has Shifted From Daily Classic Meals Model to Weekly Planning?

  • How food planning and nutritional trends are disrupting the market?
  • Is the meal planning model the best solution for a healthy lifestyle? 

10:40 - 11:30

Networking & 1-2-1 Meetings

11:30 - 12:00 - Case Studies

Innovation & Technology

Food Heritage: What is The Role of Technology and Innovation in Food Culture?

When we look at Food Heritage, we refer to the originality and unique history of a particular food. How we can balance the importance of maintaining cultural heritage in an industry that evolves around new sustainable solutions and ingredients?

Consumer Insights & Marketing

Session Title TBC (Eatable Adventures)

José Luis Cabañero, Founder & CEO, Eatable Adventures

Abstract TBC

12:05 - 12:35 - Case Studies

Innovation & Technology

Session Title TBC (Amadori)

Abstract TBC

Innovation & Technology

How Can We Strategically Focus on Innovation and Shaping the Future Agriculture Practices?

Automated harvesters, seeding, and autonomous tractors are just a few examples of innovations in Agriculture.
  • What are the current farmers' needs, and how can they achieve environmental sustainability through ethical practices?
  • What are the must-to-do improvements to go above and beyond the classic farming procedures?

12:40 - 13:10 - Solution Spotlights

Consumer Insights & Marketing

Solution Spotlight TBC

Abstract TBC

Innovation & Technology

How to Improve Product Development Through Life-Changing Technologies

The shift in responsibilities from human contribution to artificial intelligence is marking this era as one of the most technological. Are the latest scientific discoveries in the food industry the best solution for R&D?

13:10 - 14:00

Networking Lunch

14:00 - 14:30 - Case Studies

Innovation & Technology

Winelivery, From a Delivery Business to a Customer Data Platform

Francesco Magro, Founder & CEO, Winelivery

We started Winelivery in 2016 with the dream of being able to change the way people consume beverages. We were successful on the market during these years, but with a very different value proposition from what we had in mind at the beginning.

During this session, we would like to present how we evolved Winelivery into a tech company that can support brands and producers in communicating and delivering their products and making better decisions.

R&D & Formulation

Is the Increased Demand for Plant-Based Food and Drink Affecting European Dairy Industry?

  • With the increasing demand for dairy products, we must analyse the growing pressure on natural resources, such as soil and water and find alternatives. 
  • What are the actions of the current industry groups and dairy farmers to conserve and protect natural resources and habitats?

14:35 - 15:05 - Case Studies

Consumer Insights & Marketing

How Marmite Used Insights to Drive Innovation and Communication to Invite Consumers to Re-Evaluate the Brand

Jonathan Roberts, Senior Brand Manager - Snacks Innovation, General Mills

Discussing the insights that inspired the 7 Cannes Lions award-winning Marmite Gene campaign and how concurrently this drove innovation on the brand and inspired a whole new generation of Marmite lovers. In this session, we will discuss why Marmite needed to adjust its strategy despite the fantastic long-term success of “Love it or Hate it”.

Innovation & Technology

Ready Meal: A New Life Comes

Omar Campise, Founder and CEO, Palatò Milano

Our startup has been active since 2020 on the Milano market with a gourmet food-ready meal box format (www.palatomilano.it). We have produced and sold through our e-commerce site more than 1000 boxes with high quality dishes inside. The R&D team in 2021 produced an innovative concept ready meal pasta with a long shelf life to be taken back to the pan at home in just 3 minutes. This concept is the killer application that will revolutionize the ready meal concept in the food world.

15:10 - 15:50 - Panel Discussion

Consumer Insights & Marketing

How Do Investors Identify the Potential Market Opportunities and Entry Barriers for New Products?

  • How do investors identify food trends early in the investment cycle before entering the broader retailer data?
  • What are the best examples of food disruptions, and how do they adapt to consumer demand and habits? 

15:55 - 16:05

Chair's Closing Remarks & End of Summit