2023 noteworthy foodtech events
With the worldwide foodtech community growing in an exponential manner, 2023 arrives full of noteworthy foodtech events that bring the opportunity for leaders, and entrepreneurs to connect, create and learn about new disruptive projects that will change the foodtech industry for good, in a sustainable way.
January 31- February 2 Fermentation-Enabled Alt.Pro Summit 🇺🇸
The 3rd annual Fermentation-Enabled Alternative Protein Summit, as the only industry-led forum uniting the entire biomass and precision fermentation ecosystem, will return to San Francisco as an in-person meeting. Hosting 150+ key decision-makers from biotech and food tech, multinational consumer packaged goods, independent food brands, and ingredient suppliers, this 3-day summit will help you scale up and successfully commercialize fermentation-enabled alternatives with speed to market.
February 15-16 Meat Evolution Summit 2023 🇩🇪
MEVO is a leaders summit that exclusively brings in-person decision makers from prominent to small-sized manufacturers, commercial producers, investors, cutting-edge technology providers, intellectuals, brands, and future food vanguards who want to increase their knowledge and foothold in this lucrative growth market. This 2-day summit will be full of powerful talks with CXOs who are revolutionizing the food industry, it will showcase the latest technologies, best practices, and advanced strategies that reduce time-to-market, solutions that minimize production costs, and knowledge sharing to learn optimal scale-up globally.
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February 15-16 New Food Invest 💻
The New Food Invest is a global conference series that will bring together international plant-based and cultured-food businesses, investors and venture capitalists to benefit from the growth of the alternative protein sector in the Asia-Pacific region.
February 21-23 The Future of Protein Production 💻
This 3-day online event serves as a meeting place for accelerating the commercialization of alternative proteins. It’s addressed to any company involved in making the global food system more sustainable, kind, and fair for the planet, people, and animals. It’s an open space for networking and will count with more than 100 conferences with 75+ speakers.
It’s an opportunity to explore and discuss with world-leading experts, discover the latest industry trends, grow and promote businesses.
March 14 Tastes of Better – Food Matters Live 🇬🇧
The first event in their event series take place on March 14th. Embrace an exclusive VIP experience in their unique London venue. Through technical presentations and tastings, you’ll explore the latest ingredient, flavour and colour solutions from the industry’s leading innovators.
March 14-15 World Agritech USA 🇺🇸
The World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit returns on March 2023. A global audience of 2000 will gather in San Francisco and online for a unique, 2-day event aimed at moving transformational agricultural technologies out of the lab and into the field. This event has become the annual meeting place for the global agtech ecosystem. Growers, agribusiness leaders, technology pioneers, and investors come together to exchange insights, be inspired, and identify future partners.
March 16-17 Future Food-Tech SF 🇺🇸
Future Food-Tech is a key event to connect and work towards a food system that is better for people and better for the planet. It’s an inspirational event where large established players and small innovative companies are both represented to discuss future technologies in the food space. Food brands, active investors, start-ups, and technology leaders reunited to connect, network, and expand their knowledge of the industry.
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March 20 – 22 International Food & Drink Event 🇬🇧
Held in the city of innovation, London, IFE, International Food & Drink Event, brings together an immersive and interactive event. Over the three days, IFE will welcome 25,000 key industry professionals to come and sample the latest products, develop their knowledge of the trends affecting the food and drink sector, and network face-to-face with suppliers.
Your pass will give you unrivaled access to touch, taste, and sample the latest innovative products from around the world, listen and learn from our incredible line-up of speakers, plus meet and reconnect with industry peers.
March 21 – 23 Plant-Based Proteins & Foods Course Europe 🇳🇱
Since 2005, the Plant-Based Proteins & Foods Courses have trained more than 2,000 professionals from around the world. This training courses were created to accelerate innovation, share ideas, and showcase the latest developments in alternative proteins and plant-based foods across the entire formulation process.
It aims to give participants a theoretical and practical overview of plant-based proteins currently available for food applications and to provide hands-on information about their properties and functionalities through its workshops. It also offers an overview of plant-based food ingredient innovations (Colors, Flavors, Binders, Hydrocolloids, Stabilizers, Shelf-life).
The entry-level of delegates for this course is a BSc or MSc in the following areas of expertise: food, feed, chemistry, biology, nutrition, science, microbiology, health, etc. Managers with food-industry experience can also participate.
March 30-31 American Food Innovate Summit 🇺🇸
The American Food Innovate Summit will return to Chicago on March 2023. This event aims bringing together the leading experts within the food industry. The key speakers come from some of the largest companies to share their best practices, regulations, and techniques. Over 2 days they will share case studies and their valuable expertise on innovation, technology, and R&D & Formulation.
April 14-16 New Protein China Forum🇨🇳
The forum will take place at Nanjing International Exhibition Center. It will cover heated topics, including Plant-based business Sessions, Cell-based business Sessions, Fermentation or Fungi business sessions, startups & Investors sessions. Experts from regulatory agencies, academics, investment institutions, leading companies, and innovative companies explained their opinions and predictions about the industry.
Meanwhile, VeggieWorld Activity Stage also presents more diverse activities: Live Cooking Show, KOLs sharing their experience, environmental protection cases, etc. The goal is aiming to build up a professional exchange and trade platform for global plant-based and new protein food industries, as well as a consumer education movement, to present the world’s latest products, technologies, and life concepts to everyone.
April 25-27 Bridge 2 Foods PB Foods & Proteins Summit America 🇺🇸
Bridge2Food is a unique 3-in-1 Summit on Industry, Startups, Ecosystems, Research Strategies which will take place in Chicago, United States, brings together key leaders from all along the value chain who are working to drive transformation. This summit included three days to learn the latest innovations and research, find solutions and strategies, grow networks, and discover where the plant-based sector is heading next.
May 9-10 Food Innovate Milan 🇮🇹
The World Food Innovate Summit returns to Milan in May 2023. Bringing together the leading experts within the food industry. The key speakers come from some of the largest companies to share their best practices, regulations, and techniques
Over 2 days they will share case studies and their valuable expertise in food safety, quality, and manufacturing practices.
May 9-11 Vitafoods Europe 🇨🇭
Vitafoods annual gathering in Geneva, Switzerland sees a truly global audience across four sectors covering the entire nutraceutical supply chain, from beginning to end. This exhibition, conference and networking events form the perfect ecosystem for businesses to thrive and forge long term collaborations, enrich their understanding and initiate critical conversations around the most pressing issues concerning the health and nutrition industry.
May 11-12 FoodHack Summit 2023 🇨🇭
A 2-day event in Lausanne bringing together the world’s best and brightest food tech founders, leaders, and innovators. You will network with the best and brightest minds in FoodTech, discover upcoming startups and taste the latest industry innovations.
May 12 & 26 Controlled Environment Agriculture 4.0 💻
Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) 4.0 returns for its 3rd edition in its focus on supporting farms, farmers and produce providers through the provision of knowledge and assistance on the key aspects of the evolving technologies, processes, and practices being developed, used, and implemented on indoor farms to enhance their productivity and yield.
Attendance is complimentary for all indoor farms who are solely focused on growing their own food and in-house produce directly to consumers.
Over 500 indoor farming professionals from 250+ farms, farmers, produce suppliers and industry solution providers will once again be joining the event, providing the industry with the unique opportunity to outline and discuss the advancements, innovations and efficiencies that are ongoing to support the evolution and development of the indoor farm.
“Accelerating the development, advancement & efficiency of indoor farming”
May 16-17 Rethinking Materials 2023 🇬🇧
Rethinking Materials 2023 will be a world-class gathering of over 300+ visionary CPG Brands, Retailers, Producers, Converters, Regulators, Innovators, and Investors reimagining how materials in consumer products are produced, consumed, repurposed, and financed. It will be hosted in London and live-streamed to a global audience online. In its third year, the summit presents perspectives from brands and corporate leaders facing big questions on sustainability, business continuity, and regulatory requirements; converters and manufacturers sourcing viable, scalable, and sustainable new solutions; start-ups and producers developing innovative technologies and exploring new markets, and investors scouting the next ground-breaking innovations.
May 16-17 Tastes of Better – Food Matters Live 🇬🇧
Embrace an exclusive VIP experience. Through technical presentations and tastings, you’ll explore the latest ingredient, flavour and colour solutions from the industry’s leading innovators.
The key themes focus on the need to meet the consumer demand for products that deliver on taste, convenience, sustainability and affordability.
May 16-18 Food4Future 🇪🇸
Food 4 Future Bilbao World Summit will reunite experts in AI applied to the design of new foods, technology industry for food production, research, and development centers applied to the improvement of food and resources, climate change agents, disruptive initiatives, and solutions with impact on the sector, start-ups that are revolutionizing and satisfying unmet demands in the market, business models and success stories of companies and multinationals in the industry, scientific associations and universities with applicable research to improve production processes, Companies, and designers of more sustainable packaging and packaging. This Call is open to consortia (public-private), industry experts, social activists, technology companies, researchers, analysts, and people with strategic visions who can help us inspire global leaders in the food ecosystem.
May 23-24 Blue Food Innovation Summit 🇬🇧
The Blue Food Innovation Summit returns to London to delve deeper into the fast-developing landscape of ocean health and blue food production. It has never been more important to invest in sustainable aquaculture. It will welcome aquaculture producers, feed specialists, technology providers, kelp farmers, investors, start-ups, and retailers from around the globe to exchange ideas, share experiences and forge new partnerships to scale blue food production sustainably while protecting and restoring our oceans.
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May 24-25 F&A Next 🇳🇱
F&A Next is about sharing insights on innovation and investing in early-stage businesses and connecting promising startups and scale-ups, to dedicated food & agtech investors and innovative corporates. The most promising Food & Ag startups and scale-ups will present their propositions on the ‘stage’. Its a 2-day event held in Wageningen with pitches and debates about the dynamics in food and agriculture. The 2023 theme is yet to be announced. Insights of the 8th edition are currently being developed.
Benefit from our 10% discount code: EA23 on F&A Next tickets (in person regular, in person startup and online).
If you book your tickets at April 23 the latest, your discount accumulates on top of the 15% early-bird discount, running up to 25% in total.
June 1-2 Sweden Foodtech Big Meet 🇸🇪
The Sweden Foodtech Big Meet is our annual foodtech un-conference where we invite the best foodtech companies, entrepreneurs, scientists and athletes from all over the world.
June 6-8 Bridge2Food PB Foods Summit Europe 🇳🇱
Bridge2Food, the unique 4-in-1 Summit on Industry, Startups, Ecosystems, Research & Government Strategies, which will take place in The Hague, Netherlands, brings together key leaders from all along the value chain who are working to drive transformation. This summit includes three days to learn the latest innovations and research, find solutions and strategies, grow networks, and discover where the plant-based sector is heading next.
June 13 IESE Food & Beverage 🇪🇸
The 26 IESE Food & Beverage Meeting under the title of “The new paradox: Finding uncertainty in an uncertain business environment” aims to tackle the short-term and long-term issues impacting the industry at the current moment. The event will delve into global macroeconomic factors such as geopolitics, inflation and pricing, the consumer of the future, value chain transformation, the future of IT, and the impact of regulatory measures on the business.
It will feature expert speakers who will provide insights on these topics and share their experiences. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with industry peers and gain new perspectives on how to navigate the evolving landscape of the food and beverage industry.
June 20-21 World Agritech Latam 🇧🇷
The World Agri-Tech South America Summit in São Paulo will gather global agri-food corporates, investors, and technology start-ups from around the world to uncover the most exciting innovations in the agri-food sector and to forge the right partnerships to take those solutions to market.
June 27-28 Future Food-Tech Alternative Proteins 🇺🇸
The summit on June 21-22 connected the entire value chain from around the world to map out the future of protein. 913 delegates joined us in New York to meet the Founders, investors, and food brands pioneering the future of alternative proteins.
TBD Fermentation-Enabled Alt.Pro. Europe 🇳🇱
Fermentation-Enabled Alternative Protein Summit Europe will be returning in 2023. The Fermentation-Enabled Alternative Protein Summit Europe will host key industry leaders from biotech and food tech, multinational consumer packaged goods, independent food brands and ingredient suppliers, looking towards scale-up and commercialization of next-generation alternative proteins.
July 11-13 Fermentation-Enabled Alternative Protein Summit Europe🇳🇱 Unlock the power of biomass and precision fermentation to bring alternative meat proteins to the market in the second edition of this program. Exciting developments within the novel foods space are unfolding over Europe and the rest of the world. The novel foods technology area is seeing surges of investment, in countries such as Israel, The Netherlands, and Switzerland. Adding to the excitement, the emergence of the Fungi Protein Association has paved the way for key players in the field – Quorn Foods, Enough, and Mycorena – to advocate the fungi-based protein scene. Hear from all 3 of these companies, amongst others, at this event in Amsterdam.
The Global Vertical Farming Show, a highly successful event that brings together modern farming pioneers to collaborate and grow, is returning to Dubai for its 4th edition.
September 19-20 World Agritech London 🇬🇧
The World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit has become the annual meeting place for the global agtech industry and brings together leading agribusinesses, co-operatives, CPG brands, entrepreneurs, investors, and policy makers to accelerate the transition to sustainable and resilient agri-food systems. The summit is an unrivalled opportunity to meet up with industry colleagues from across the UK and around the world, check in with partners, kickstart new connections, and secure face to face time with new prospects during side-meetings, dinners, drinks receptions, and dedicated networking experiences.
September 21-23 Future Food-Tech London 🇬🇧
Future Food-Tech’s European flagship returns in person for the first time in three years to spotlight the new technologies and partnerships that are building healthier and more sustainable food systems. The summit will offer an unrivaled opportunity to meet like-minded food brand directors, investors and entrepreneurs to share, showcase and scale these innovative solutions.
October 7-11 Anuga 🇩🇪
As the leading global trade fair, Anuga is the most important source of impetus for the international food and beverage industry. As the world’s only supplier fair, it covers all aspects of food production. Here, the industry presents its latest innovations and technological visions – from process technology to filling and packaging technology to food safety, from packaging materials to digitalization and intralogistics. And beyond that, there’s plenty more to discover.
October 9-12 Tastes of Better – Food Matters Live 🇬🇧
Following their event series, embrace this exclusive VIP experience in their unique London venue. Through technical presentations and tastings, you’ll explore the latest ingredient, flavour and colour solutions from the industry’s leading innovators.
October 17-18 Nutrevent 🇫🇷
NutrEvent is an opportunity to connect with international key innovators in the Food, Feed, Nutrition, and Health sectors in Rennes, France. As a unique European partnering event, NutrEvent provides the ideal environment for academic and industrial actors to build partnerships, source innovative and competitive R&D projects, foster the emergence of collaborative projects, increase licensing opportunities, obtain funding and facilitate market access
October 25-26 Bridge 2 Foods Plant-Based Proteins & Foods Course Americas 🇺🇸
The Plant-Based Proteins & Foods Course, which will take place in Chicago, USA, is designed to give participants a theoretical and practical overview of plant-based proteins currently available for food applications and to provide hands-on experience learning about their properties and functionalities.
October 31 – November 3 Asia Pacific Agri-Food Innovation Summit 🇸🇬
Food security is top of the agenda for the 2023 Asia-Pacific Agri-Food Innovation Summit. The programme will feature themed tracks for agriculture, aquaculture, indoor farming, and the future of food-tech. It’s an essential platform for knowledge-sharing and networking, through a valuable mix of panel debates, start-up pitches, breakout discussion groups, and 1-1 video networking. It will be held in a virtual and face to face format.
November 13 Foodtech IL 🇮🇱
FoodTechIL is the main event of the Israeli FoodTech ecosystem. FoodTech IL will bring the entire community – entrepreneurs, investors, food industry leaders, government officials, researchers and service providers, together under one roof.
November 15-16 Plant-based World Europe 🇬🇧
Plant-Based World Expo is the must-attend, 100% plant-based event designed exclusively for food service and retail professionals, distributors, investors, and manufacturers. At this event, it can discover innovative plant-based products, hear from industry leaders and pioneers, and connect with the right people from the trade including retailers, caterers, investors, buyers, and distributors. Plus, you’ll be the first to sample mouth-watering plant-based food from ground-breaking international companies.
November 28-30 Bridge 2 Foods PB Foods & Proteins Summit Asia🇸🇬
Bridge 2 Foods Plant-Base Foods & Protein Summit in Asia is a unique 2-in-1 Summit on Industry, Startups, Ecosystems, Research & Government Strategies, which will take place in Singapore, brings together key leaders from all along the value chain who are working to drive transformation. This summit included three days to learn the latest innovations and research, find solutions and strategies, grow networks, and discover where the plant-based sector is heading next.
November 28-30 Fi Europe 🇩🇪
Discover innovative products and solutions from 1000+ exhibitors, and hear firsthand from them at the Exhibitor Showcases. Stay updated on the latest industry trends through the comprehensive agenda of live and on-demand content sessions from global experts, and build relationships by networking with current and prospective business partners, thought leaders, and industry peers.
We will be regularly updating this article with foodtech events in 2023 as they come along!