A pioneering event for the China food tech opportunity
2050 China Food Tech Summit is the leading 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?
2018 Conference Agenda
Cellular Agriculture Technology Session: Producing Meat Directly from Animal Cells
Yaakov Nahmias, Founder, Future Meat Technologies; Professor, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Panel: China’s Future of Proteins
With China’s economic boom since the 1990s, its appetite for meat has grown many folds. Given the climate and environmental consequences of meat consumption, could food innovation trigger systematic behavioral change and curb demand for traditional meat products? From plant-based and edible insects to cultured meat, what opportunities does China offer to this emerging breed of alternative protein startups?
Elaine Siu, Managing Director, China, The Good Food Institute
Hazel Zhang, Founder & CEO, VegPlanet
Rom Kshuk, CEO, Future Meat Technologies
Taly Nechushtan, CEO, InnovoPro
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?
Ian Lahiffe, China Agritech Consultant
Jack Chen, Senior Investment Manager, IFU Danish Investment Fund for Developing Countries
Vincent Martin, China FAO Representative
Wilfred Feng, Scientist, Keller and Heckman
Genetic Engineering Technology Session: Deconstructing Gene Editing for Agriculture
Gilad Gershon, CEO, Tropic Biosciences
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?
Charles Yang, Journalist, CBN Weekly
Leo Zhang, President, Food Industry Group, New Hope Liuhe
Xiaoyue Pan, Co-founder, 321Cooking
Zhiwei Wang, CEO, Penguin Guide
Fireside Chat with Thierry Garnier, Carrefour China Chairman & CEO
Lunch & Learn Session
Meet the Experts Roundtable: Legal Considerations for Novel Foods in China
Wilfred Feng, Scientist, Keller & Heckman
3 Chinese Entrepreneurs Present their Technology Solutions
Triton Algae Innovations
Blockchain Technology Session: Decentralizing Food Supply Chains
Branimir Rakic, Co-founder and CTO, OriginTrail
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?
Todd Redwood, Global Food Operations & Compliance Director, BSI Group
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
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?
Xin Li, President, Sustenture
Anuj Maheshwari, Managing Director, Temasek
Erich Sieber, Founder, PeakBridge Partners
Gary Zhu, Managing Partner, Tiantu Capital
AI Technology Session: How Analytics Helps F&B Companies Predict Consumer Preferences
Jason Cohen, Founder & CEO, Analytical Flavor Systems
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?
Shirley Lu, Food Innovator
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
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?
Yao Chen, Project Lead, Strategic Initiatives, IDEO Shanghai
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
Startup Showcase and Sampling, and Networking
*Food and Drinks served
Suntory Holdings Ltd
Managing Director, Investment,
Greater China & Korea, Givaudan
Senior Investment Manager,
IFU Danish Investment Fund for Developing Countries
Scientific External Partnerships Manager,
Nestle Research Singapore Hub
Food and Drink Expert, Mintel
Future Food Institute
President & CEO,
Future Meat Technologies
Professor, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Senior Director, Nutrition Category,
Co-founder & CTO,
Food Supply & Integrity Services, PwC
Founder & CEO,
Founder & CEO,
Analytical Flavor Systems
Director of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs,
Greater China, PepsiCo
Future Meat Technologies
Global Food Operations & Compliance Director,
Keller and Heckman
President and CEO,
Triton Algae Innovations
Director of Science and Technology,
Managing Director, China,
The Good Food Institute
China Agri-Tech Consultant
Food Industry Group, New Hope Liuhe
Senior Manager, External Technology Acquisition (ETA), The Coca-Cola Company
Chief Food Fighter and Co-Founder,
Project Lead, Strategic Initiatives,
2018 Headline Sponsors
2018 Startup Pitch Sponsor
2018 Program Partners