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  • An inaugural event for the China food tech opportunity​

    2050 China Food Tech Summit is the first influencer gathering devoted to food innovation investment for the Chinese market.

     

    In the next decades, food technology and innovations that can succeed in China will have worldwide impact. With it being one of the largest food economies, China has a key role to play as we look to feed 9.6 billion people globally by 2050. For those bringing radically new ideas to address food security, safety, and nutrition challenges, China presents a unique and urgent opportunity.

     

    If you are an investor, food company, or startup that shares this view, don’t miss the 2050 China Food Tech Summit.

     

     

    A bridge to insider knowledge and connections

    Through a series of panel discussions, fireside chats, and roundtables, the 2050 China Food Tech Summit will answer these key questions:

     

    What food tech innovations from around the world can be applied to address China’s challenges?

     

    From IP to regulations, what do food tech entrepreneurs need to know in navigating the challenges in this environment?

     

    What forces are fueling e-commerce trends in China and what opportunities do they create?

     

  • 2050 China Food

    Tech Summit Agenda

     

    Wed Sept 26, 2018

    PwC Shanghai Innovation Centre

    *Bilingual program, with live interpretation provided

    8:15

    Registration

     

    9:00

    Welcome Address

     

    9:10

    Cellular Agriculture Technology Session: Producing Meat Directly from Animal Cells

    Speaker:

    Yaakov Nahmias, Founder, Future Meat Technologies; Professor, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

     

    9:25

    Panel: China’s Future of Proteins

    In 2016, the Chinese government issued new dietary guidelines to cut meat consumption by 50% from its current level. From plant-based and edible insects to cultured meat, what are the opportunities for building this emerging sector of meat alternatives to satisfy our cravings for protein foods?

     

    Moderator:

    Nicole Rawling, Director of International Engagement, The Good Food Institute

    Panelists:

    Hazel Zhang, Founder & CEO, VegPlanet

    Rom Kshuk, CEO, Future Meat Technologies

    Taly Nechushtan, CEO, InnovoPro

     

    10:05

    Accelerating Agri-Tech Innovations in China

    China has 20% of the world’s population and only 7% of its arable land. How great is the opportunity for technology and business model innovation to safeguard food security in China? Is it possible to blend the best ideas of commercial agriculture with organic farming, local food, and environmental conservation to deliver food products that consumers will accept? What are the driving forces and challenges?

     

    Moderator: 

    Ian Lahiffe, China Agritech Consultant

    Panelists: 

    Jack Chen, Senior Investment Manager, IFU Danish Investment Fund for Developing Countries

    Vincent Martin, China FAO Representative

    Wilfred Feng, Scientist, Keller and Heckman

     

    10:45

    Break

     

    11:00

    Genetic Engineering Technology Session: Deconstructing Gene Editing for Agriculture​

    Speaker:

    Gilad Gershon, CEO, Tropic Biosciences

     

    11:10

    Chinese Panel: Tuning into the Chinese Consumer

    China’s consumer landscape is going through transformation at a pace and scale unparalleled. Its e-commerce has exploded from less than 1 percent of worldwide transactions a decade ago to now exceeding 40 percent. Working consumers are climbing the income ladder to create a massive middle class characterized by a strong appetite for discretionary spending.

     

    How are these forces shaping emerging food companies and large corporations in China? From product design to customer engagement to supply chain, how are innovators in China listening to consumers and adapting in this fast-moving market?

     

    Moderator:

    Charles Yang, Journalist, CBN Weekly

    Panelists:

    Leo Zhang, President, Food Industry Group, New Hope Liuhe

    Xiaoyue Pan, Co-founder, 321Cooking

    Zhiwei Wang, CEO, Penguin Guide

     

    11:40

    Fireside Chat with Thierry Garnier, Carrefour China Chairman & CEO ​

     

    12:00

    Lunch

     

    12:30

    Lunch & Learn Session

    Meet the Experts Roundtable: Legal Considerations for Novel Foods in China

    Roundtable lead:

    Wilfred Feng, Scientist, Keller & Heckman

     

    13:15

    3 Chinese Entrepreneurs Present their Technology Solutions

    Triton Algae Innovations

    Xinniuren

    Easy Foods

     

    13:35

    Blockchain Technology Session: Decentralizing Food Supply Chains

    Speaker:

    Branimir Rakic, Co-founder and CTO, OriginTrail

     

    13:45

    China Insider Panel: Food Safety Matters

    Violations and arrests against food fraud and adulterations are frequent and growing. These reports are further eroding consumer trust. What innovations can improve food transparency and accountability?

     

    Moderator: 

    Todd Redwood, Global Food Operations & Compliance Director, BSI Group

    Panelists: 

    Andy Kusumo, Director of Science and Technology, Monde Nissin

    David Wei, Senior Manager, Food Supply & Integrity Services, PwC

    Kitty Wang, Director of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs for Greater China, PepsiCo

     

    14:25

    Investor Discussion: The Role of Investors in Shaping the Future of Food

    What is food tech from investors’ perspective? What level of risk are they willing to take and how do they deal with the lifecycle of investments in this category?

     

    Moderator:

    Xin Li, President, Sustenture

    Panelists: 

    Anuj Maheshwari, Managing Director, Temasek

    Erich Sieber, Founder, PeakBridge Partners

    Gary Zhu, Managing Partner, Tiantu Capital

     

    15:05

    Break

     

    15:20 

    AI Technology Session: How Analytics Helps F&B Companies Predict Consumer Preferences

    Speaker:

    Jason Cohen, Founder & CEO, Analytical Flavor Systems

     

    15:30 

    Panel: A Healthier China

    More and more Chinese consumers are prioritizing healthy ingredients in their food choices. How might startups and food corporations adapt to these shifting consumer demands? Could working together get them there faster?

     

    Moderator:  

    Shirley Lu, Food Innovator

    Panelists:

    Ana Henriques, Senior Director, Nutrition Category, China, PepsiCo

    Craig Swan, Technical Director, Greater China and Korea, Givaudan

    Loris Li, Associate Director, Food and Drink Expert, Mintel

    Verleen Goh, Co-Founder, Alchemy Foodtech

     

    16:10

    Open Innovation Panel: Cooperation between Big Food and Startups

    More and more food brands are starting their own innovation groups and venture arms to better engage startups for innovations that can energize the brand and advance consumer trust. Why are food companies seeking collaboration with startups? What value do they bring? What are the models for this to work? How do we build a food industry that takes advantage of creativity and innovation?

     

    Moderator:

    Yao Chen, Project Lead, Strategic Initiatives, IDEO Shanghai

    Panelists:  

    Alexandre Nicolau, Innovation Manager, Suntory Holdings Ltd

    Junkuan Wang, Scientific External Partnerships Manager, Nestle Research Singapore Hub

    Ryan Chaw, Senior Manager, External Technology Acquisition (ETA), The Coca-Cola Company

    Sara Roversi, Founder, Future Food Institute
     

     

    17:00

    Startup Showcase and Sampling, and Networking

    *Food and Drinks served

     

     

     

  • The 2050 China Food Tech Summit is sold out.

     

    Thank you!

     

  • More speakers will be announced soon.​
     

    Alexandre Nicolau is responsible for open innovation activities for Suntory Corporate, building bridges between Japan and the rest of the world. In his role, he focuses on scouting and incubating emerging technologies, seeking radical innovative ideas, and building partnerships with universities, incubators, SMEs, and start-ups.

    Alex Nicolau

    Innovation Manager,

    Suntory Holdings Ltd

     

    Anuj Maheshwari  

    Managing Director, Investment,

    Temasek

     

    Craig Swan

    Technical Director,

    Greater China & Korea, Givaudan

     

    Fei Jiao

    Founder,

    Easy Foods

     

    Hazel Zhang

    Founder & CEO,

    VegPlanet

     

    Jason Cohen

    Founder & CEO,

    Analytical Flavor Systems

     

    Kitty Wang

    Director of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs,

    Greater China, PepsiCo

     

    Nicole Rawling

    Director of International Engagement,

    The Good Food Institute

     

    Sara Roversi

    Founder,

    Future Food Institute

     

    Thierry Garnier

    President & CEO,

    Carrefour China

     

    Wilfred Feng

    Scientist,

    Keller and Heckman

     

    Xun Wang

    President and CEO,

    Triton Algae Innovations

     

    Zhiwei Wang

    CEO,

    Penguin Guide

     

    Ana Henriques leads the Nutrition Category for the Greater China Region and has spent the past 2 years driving the growth of the Quaker business. She has held PepsiCo leadership roles across the Nutrition category, including juice, dairy, and the grains portfolio.

    Ana Henriques

    Senior Director, Nutrition Category,

    PepsiCo

     

    Branimir Rakic

    Co-founder & CTO,

    OriginTrail

     

    David Wei

    Senior Manager,

    Food Supply & Integrity Services, PwC

     

    Gary Zhu

    Managing Partner,

    Tiantu Capital

     

    Ian Lahiffe

    China Agri-Tech Consultant

     

     

    Jean Zhao

    Founder,

    Xinniuren

     

    Leo Zhang

    President,

    Food Industry Group, New Hope Liuhe

     

    Rom Kshuk

    CEO,

    Future Meat Technologies

     

    Shirley Lu

    Food Innovator

     

     

    Verleen Goh

    Chief Food Fighter and Co-Founder,

    Alchemy Foodtech

     

    XiaoYue Pan

    Co-founder,

    321Cooking

     

    Yaakov Nahmias

    Founder,

    Future Meat Technologies

    Professor, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

     

    Andy Kusumo

    Director of Science and Technology,

    Monde Nissin

     

    Charles Yang 

    Journalist,

    CBN Weekly

     

    Erich Sieber

    Founder,

    PeakBridge Partners

     

    Gilad Gershon

    CEO,

    Tropic Biosciences

     

    Jack Chen

    Senior Investment Manager,

    IFU Danish Investment Fund for Developing Countries

     

    Junkuan Wang

    Scientific External Partnerships Manager,

    Nestle Research Singapore Hub

     

    Loris Li

    Associate Director,

    Food and Drink Expert, Mintel

     

    Ryan Chaw

    Senior Manager, External Technology Acquisition (ETA), The Coca-Cola Company

     

    Taly Nechushtan

    CEO,

    InnovoPro

     

    Vincent Martin

    FAO Representative,

    China

     

    Xin Li

    President,

    Sustenture

     

    Yao Chen

    Project Lead, Strategic Initiatives,

    IDEO Shanghai

     

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    Partner Events

     

    China Beyond the Headlines:

    One Day Immersion with IDEO

     

    Tuesday September 25, 2018 Shanghai

     

    An intimate full-day excursion in Shanghai led by IDEO, where you'll experience first hand the digital tools, services, and ecosystems shaping Chinese consumer behaviors today.

    • Get IMMERSED in the Chinese digital lifestyle and understand the macro drivers of local innovation
    • Be PROVOKED by industry disruptors who will inspire you to start future-proofing your business
    • Build CONNECTIONS with your peers in a private setting through small group activities and facilitated discussions

    Cost: USD $670 (RMB 4,500)

     

    *Limited spots available, up to 15 participants.

     

    Partner Events

     

    Taste of China, an exclusive journey of flavors by Givaudan

    Thursday September 27, 2018

     

    On September 27, Givaudan hosts an intimate experience to give an insider look at the emerging flavor trends in China as well as the flavor and taste technology to satisfy today’s consumer palate.

    From tradition to novelty, what are the sensory experiences that delight today’s food consumers in China?

    What are some of the flavor trends that are shaping consumer habits?

    How are flavor and taste technology solutions being applied to address today's health and nutritional requirements?

    How might these technologies help get consumers excited about the next novel beverage or snack product or non-animal protein foods of the future?

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