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Digital Global Food Summit 2021

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The future is a state of mind, and it has a name: Bioeconomy. Today, we are where we would never have dreamed of being ten years ago: We produce edible proteins, from Co2, bacteria and energy, we produce lettuce in space or in polar ice, and we can use artificial intelligence to predict future flavors and thus sales markets.

So, are we at the dawn of a bioeconomic age? This question will be discussed with politicians, start-ups, companies and scientists from all over the world during the Digital Global Food Summit organised on April 28th and 29th. From Singapore to Bangladesh, Israel, the Netherlands and the USA. Start-ups could present themselves on our new live platform and join the discussion.

For the first time, we were also running the Digital Global Food Summit with our new partner, the German Institute of Food Technologies (DIL) from Quakenbrück, which will contribute to two live sessions.

And we were equally looking forward to working with Innovate Osnabrück, in the start-up space, and the Bavarian Food Cluster, that joined us digitally with its new series of events, “Way To Future Food."

The Global Food Summit will took place digitally and live broadcasted from the Wagner Salon at Theresienhöhe in Munich on April 28th and 29th 2021.

Eight sessions, 47 speakers from nine countries. Take your choice!

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Agenda

Day 1
Session 1
Start-up Session: Rethink food – biotechnology and urban farming
Session 2
Innovate Osnabrück and Food Cluster Bavaria discuss with start-ups
Session 3
iFood Innovation Food Conference - DIL
Session 4
Consumer Perspectives
Session 5
Global Food Summit Grand Opening - How bioeconomy will drive circular food innovation
Day 2
Session 1
The molecular way to produce food
Session 2
Neue Züricher Zeitung NZZ Pro Global (in German)
Session 3
Eastern Efficiency – EU Green Deal – American Entrepreneurship
Session 4
A plan without a goal is just a wish – How to measure progress
Session 5
iFood Innovation Food Conference - DIL
Session 6
Sustainable Food Systems
Session 7
Global Food Challenge – SDG 2030 and politics

Hosts

Foodtropolis Speaker
Stephan Becker-Sonnenschein
Session: Global Food Challenge - SDG 2030 and politics
Head & Founder, Global Food Summit
Foodtropolis Speaker
Dr. Simon Reitmeier
Session: Global Food Summit Grand Opening - How bioeconomy will drive circular food innovation
General Manager Food Cluster Bavaria
Foodtropolis Speaker
Dr. Volker Heinz
Session: Global Food Challenge - SDG 2030 and politics
Board Director of the DIL - German Institute of Food Technologies

Speakers of Day #1

Foodtropolis Speaker
Michaela Kaniber
Session: Global Food Summit Grand Opening - How bioeconomy will drive circular food innovation
Minister of State
for Food, Agriculture and Forestry in Bavaria
Foodtropolis Speaker
Prof. Johann-Dietrich Wörner
Session: Global Food Summit Grand Opening - How bioeconomy will drive circular food innovation
Neue Züricher Zeitung NZZ Pro Global
Eastern efficiency – EU Green Deal – American Entrepreneurship

President of the German Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech)
Foodtropolis Speaker
Prof. David Zilberman
Session: Global Food Summit Grand Opening - How bioeconomy will drive circular food innovation
University of California, Berkeley
Robinson Chair in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics
Foodtropolis Speaker
Prof. Dr. Sophie Hieke
Session: iFood Innovation Food Conference - DIL: Consumer Perspectives
Professor of Marketing and Communication at Munich Business School and Head of Consumer Research at the European Centre for Food Information (EUFIC)
Foodtropolis Speaker
Dr. S M Abdul-Awal
Session: Start-up Session: Rethink food – biotechnology and urban farming
Professor of Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering, Khulna University
Foodtropolis Speaker
Johanna Kallenbach
Session: Start-up Session: Rethink food – biotechnology and urban farming
Project Leader, Food Cluster Bavaria
Foodtropolis Speaker
Felix Willert
Session: Start-up Session: Rethink food – biotechnology and urban farming
Project Leader, innovate! Osnabrück
Foodtropolis Speaker
Dr. Adriano Profeta
Session: iFood Innovation Food Conference - DIL: Consumer Perspectives
Head of Department Consumer Research
DIL Deutsches Institut für Lebensmittelttechnik e. V.
Foodtropolis Speaker
Prof. Dr. Nick Lin Hi
Session: iFood Innovation Food Conference - DIL: Consumer Perspectives
Vechta University
Foodtropolis Speaker
Prof. Dr. Klaus Grunert
Session: iFood Innovation Food Conference - DIL: Consumer Perspectives
Professor and Director of the MAPP - Department of Management - Research on Value Creation in the Food Sector
Foodtropolis Speaker
Marieke Hamschmidt
Session: iFood Innovation Food Conference - DIL: Consumer Perspectives
Junior Global Marketing Managerin - Flavor Division Symrise

Speakers of Day #2

Foodtropolis Speaker
Dr. Fabian Riedel
Session: The molecular way to produce food
Founder and CEO CrustaNova GmbH
Foodtropolis Speaker
Dr. Máximo Torero
Session: Global Food Challenge - SDG 2030 and politics
Chief Economist, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
Foodtropolis Speaker
Lim Chuan Poh
Session: The molecular way to produce food
Chairman, Singapore Food Agency
Foodtropolis Speaker
Oriana Romano
Session: Global Food Challenge - SDG 2030 and politics
Head of Unit – OECD Water Governance and Circular Economy, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Foodtropolis Speaker
Bernhard Kowatsch
Session: Neue Züricher Zeitung NZZ Pro Global
Eastern efficiency – EU Green Deal – American Entrepreneurship

Head of UN World Food Programme Innovation Accelerator
Foodtropolis Speaker
Dr. Andy Zynga
Session: Neue Züricher Zeitung NZZ Pro Global
Eastern efficiency – EU Green Deal – American Entrepreneurship

CEO of EIT Food 
Foodtropolis Speaker
Dr. Tan Lee Kim
Session: The molecular way to produce food
Director-General of Food Administration and Deputy Chief Executive, Singapore Food Agency
Foodtropolis Speaker
Prof. Justus Wesseler
Session: A plan without a goal is just a wish – How to measure progress
Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Policy, Wageningen University
Foodtropolis Speaker
Dr. Michael Binder
Session: The molecular way to produce food
Vice President Sustainable Development, Evonik Nutrition&Care GmbH
Foodtropolis Speaker
Prof. Joel Cuello
Session: Global Food Challenge - SDG 2030 and politics
Agricultural-Biosystems Engineering, University of Arizona
Vice Chair, Association for Vertical Farming
Foodtropolis Speaker
Prof. Eveline van Leeuwen
Session: A plan without a goal is just a wish – How to measure progress
Department of Social Sciences, Wageningen University
Foodtropolis Speaker
Dr. Pasi Vainikka
Session: The molecular way to produce food
CEO and Co-Founder, Solar Foods, Finland
Foodtropolis Speaker
Didier Toubia
Session: The molecular way to produce food
CEO and Founder, Aleph Farms, Israel
Foodtropolis Speaker
Stephanie Lahrtz
Session: Neue Züricher Zeitung NZZ Pro Global
Eastern efficiency – EU Green Deal – American Entrepreneurship

Science Editor, Neue Züricher Zeitung
Foodtropolis Speaker
Prof. Dr. Stefan Toepfl
Session: iFood Innovation Food Conference - DIL: Sustainable Food Systems
Managing Director, Elea GmbH
Foodtropolis Speaker
Dr. Dirk Voeste
Session: Global Food Challenge – SDG 2030 and politics
Senior Vice President Regulatory, Sustainability & Public Affairs, BASF Agricultural Solutions
Foodtropolis Speaker
Dr. Thomas Nemecek
Session: iFood Innovation Food Conference - DIL: Sustainable Food Systems
Deputy Research Group Leader, Senior Researcher
Agroscope, a public research institute for agriculture of the Swiss government
Foodtropolis Speaker
Dr. Sergiy Smetana
Session: iFood Innovation Food Conference - DIL: Sustainable Food Systems
Head of Food Data Group
DIL Deutsches Institut für Lebensmittelttechnik e. V.
Foodtropolis Speaker
Prof. Dr. Liesbet Vranken
Session: iFood Innovation Food Conference - DIL: Sustainable Food Systems
Division of Bio-economis, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, KU Leuven
Professor in agricultural, food and resource economics
Foodtropolis Speaker
Mara van der Kleij
Session: A plan without a goal is just a wish – How to measure progress
Advisor Sustainability and Circular Economy, City of Amsterdam
Foodtropolis Speaker
PD Dr. Marco Körner
Session: A plan without a goal is just a wish – How to measure progress
Chair of Remote Sensing Technology, Department of Aerospace and Geodesy
Technical University of Munich (TUM)
Foodtropolis Speaker
Chris Shields
Session: iFood Innovation Food Conference - DIL: Sustainable Food Systems
Meatless Farms

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