Summit Highlights

1,450 senior food-tech leaders from 52 countries joined us for two days of interactive sessions, small-group discussions and 1-1 business meetings connecting all players within the food-tech innovation community. 

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Save the date to join us in San Francisco next year on March 20-21, 2025!

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Session Highlights

Taking A Holistic Approach to Tackling Food & Nutritional Insecurity

The summit’s opening plenary explored how food industry players are working together to overcome nutritional insecurity through innovation and collaboration, featuring senior leaders from DANONE, FAO, USDA, KELLANOVA and S2G VENTURES.

Leveraging AI to Create the Next Generation of Food

How is AI already being integrated into food production and business operations to accelerate transformation across the food system? Experts from GENERAL MILLS, MICROSOFT, CAMBRIDGE CONSULTANTS, KHOSLA VENTURES and TECHCRUNCH looked to the future to discuss new channels opened up by AI and digitization.

Creating Nutrition-Centric Foods through Fortification and Bioactives

How are companies taking a more targeted approach to fortification and what innovation can tackle specific nutritional concerns with bioactives?

BRIGHTSEED, AYANA BIO, SPROUTS FARMERS MARKET and TUFTS UNIVERSITY shed light on developments elevating the impact, digestibility, and performance of fortified products.

Investor Projections & Predictions for Food-Tech in 2024 & Beyond

As the dust settles after a period of investor cautiousness, investors dove into what they are looking for when expanding their portfolios, the areas holding the most promise and excitement, and the types of financing needed to help the food-tech sector.

Featuring: MANNA TREE PARTNERS, BOARDWALK COLLECTIVE, MONDELĒZ INTERNATIONAL, TEMASEK and DSM-FIRMENICH VENTURING.

Women’s Networking Breakfast: The Role of Women in the Food Revolution

To kickstart Day 2 of Future Food-Tech, Isabelle Esser and the Danone team hosted a breakfast briefing to explore the important role that women play in pushing the food sector forward.

Featuring inspirational talks and interactive networking discussions, powerhouse women from TUFTS UNIVERSITY, PERSEPHONE BIOSCIENCES and BOARDWALK COLLECTIVE joined her.

Taking Plant-Based to the Next Level with Innovative Strategies for a Maturing Sector

As challenges and criticism of plant-based offerings persist, the opening plenary for day two looks at companies’ priorities in improving the taste, performance and reception of plant-based products.

With: IMPOSSIBLE FOODS, UMIAMI, UPFIELD, VTT and Lever VC.

Designing Healthier Products That Deliver on Taste & Indulgence

EDLONG, KROGER HEALTH, UNILEVER, OLIPOP, CHECKERSPOT and FOODNAVIGATOR-USA share their insights on creating more nutrient rich products, functional ingredients, and growing consumer pushback around ultra-processed foods.

Getting Gut Health Right with Prebiotics, Probiotics & the Microbiome

As the importance of a healthy gut becomes more mainstream, and the ‘Ozempic era’ is on the up – what products can improve the microbiome and what connections can be made between the gut and other broader health concerns?

Featuring experts from SUPERGUT, RESBIOTIC, PERSEPHONE BIOSCIENCES and COOLEY.

What Delegates Said

“One of my favorite events on the corporate calendar — a crazy mashup of investors, entrepreneurs, scientists and Big Food Inc. execs. Future Food-Tech sets the pace for dealflow, fundraising, M&A, exits, research, investments at the cutting edge of agriculture, nutrition and sustainability.”

THE PRODUCTION BOARD

“Future Food-Tech San Francisco is a great example of the power of a global food-tech network. It was our debut showcasing six of New Zealand’s leading food technologies and we were blown away by the response, the quality of the speakers and attendees, and the interest in our companies from our Pacific’s eco-valley. Looking forward already to next year.”

– FUTURE FOOD AOTEAROA

“I’m overwhelmed by not only the amount of people but the quality of engagements that I have had here and how professional the set up is. Thank you very much, it is a great opportunity and a privilege to be here. I’m definitely coming again next year.”

– GAIUS.AI

“Future Food-Tech covered food over the entire value chain, truly from farm to fork.  I enjoyed insightful discussions with existing connections and networking with new ones.  Our conversations with industry leaders sparked ideas for innovating and accelerating the global food industry.  The curated sessions integrated the intersection of large companies, start-ups, investors, and other industry professionals and leaves us hopeful and excited about the future of food.”

– STANTEC

“Future Food-Tech San Francisco is where the full chain of food innovators converges. It’s a space where ideas take root, partnerships flourish, and the future of food is shaped. I’m grateful for the opportunity to be part of this vibrant community, and I look forward to future editions.”

– DANONE

“Attending Future Food-Tech was an enriching experience for Xylome. This event brought together the entire ecosystem – from investors and vendors to potential customers and current partners. It provided a highly efficient platform for us to engage with the entire community, facilitating meaningful interactions and fostering connections.”

– XYLOME

“Future Food-Tech was a great event – we managed to sit down with all the right people, some we’d been trying to connect with for years and they’re all here!”

– AYANA BIO

Who Joined Us?

Here are just some of the global players and industry leaders who joined us at the Future Food-Tech summit on March 21-22, 2024:

See You Next Time

Coming up next – Join us in Chicago for the Future Food-Tech Alternative Proteins on June 17-18.

Explore the agenda and get in touch if you would like to get involved as a speaker, partner or exhibitor.

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Join us in London at Future Food-Tech London on October 2-3.

We’re already working on research, themes and planning, so get in touch if you would like to get involved.

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Join us in Singapore at the Asia Pacific Agri-Food Innovation Summit on November 19-21, proudly part of Singapore International Agri-Food Week (SIAW).

Get in touch if you would like to get involved as a speaker, partner or exhibitor.

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And of course, we will see you back in San Francisco next year at Future Food-Tech on March 20-21, 2025 for even more innovator action and exciting opportunities to get involved.

Contact Rachel Mackie for more information.

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