The Future of Food Conference will provide a high-level platform to discuss future trends and priorities in food innovation in Europe, in the broader context of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the EU Farm to Fork Strategy.
Our audiences: EU policymakers, EIT Food partners and other key stakeholders active in agri-food innovation, education, entrepreneurship and consumer engagement, as well as industry, farmer and consumer associations.
Two months after the UN Food Systems Summit, the Conference will take stock of the Summit’s outcomes and it will look at the role of the EU in implementing its commitments through the uptake of innovation which can deliver both economic and societal impact in line with the SDGs.
We will also address the role of younger generations in transforming food systems. We will discuss challenges and solutions in areas such as: soil health and regenerative agriculture; aquaculture; circular food systems; sustainable food labelling. The program will include sessions on the impact of information on consumer trust in food, and education, with a special focus on vocational education and training.
Two months after the UN Food Systems Summit (UN FSS), the conference will take stock of the Summit’s outcomes and we will look at the role of the EU in implementing the Summit’s commitments.
This session will discuss the role of innovation to deliver on UN FSS commitments. This session will discuss the challenges and opportunities to uptake and mainstream innovative solutions in Europe, looking at the role of governments, industries, farmers and consumers.
This session will look at the role and expectations of younger generations as change-makers and innovative thinkers. We are in the middle of a deep transition. The EU has set ambitious climate and farm-to-fork targets and we will need build back better our society and our economy after the ravages made by the pandemic. Significant change is expected to come and will be necessary to bring the food system within a safe and just operating space.
Reactions and comments to the views of Generation Z by policymakers and industry experts
2 rounds of project exhibitions
In collaboration with our partner Food Unfolded® we will ask our citizen audience to give their thoughts on what they see as the biggest challenge for the sector, and what they see as the solution – a video compilation will show the answers we gathered.
Series of presentations followed by Q&A with participants
Presentations of solutions and best practice examples
Presentation of EIT Food’s entrepreneurship activities and showcase of selected RisingFoodStars developing solutions that will help Europe and its global partners improve food systems.
A series of brief and interactive parallel showcase sessions featuring a selection of RisingFoodStars (startups and scaleups). Focus Areas: Sustainable Agriculture; Sustainable Aquaculture; Alternative Proteins; Targeted Nutrition; Digital Traceability; Circular Food Systems.
There are a number of sponsorship opportunities available for this event. To find out more get in touch with Patricia Willems-Mawenu, Events Manager, EIT Food.
EIT Food is Europe’s leading food innovation initiative, working to make the food system more sustainable, healthy and trusted. We believe that we are all responsible for and connected to the food that we eat, so we all need to work together to improve it. We are building a unique network of diverse partners that provide a holistic view of the food value chain, including key industry players, agrifood startups, research centres and universities from across Europe, all working together to deliver an innovative and entrepreneurial food sector.
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For more information on any aspect of this event, please contact Anna Harrison using any of the details below.
Event Manager | Forum Europe
Tel: +44 (0) 2920 783073