FAQs for Bridge2Food North America 2024

Bridge2Food North America 2024, featuring Summit & Course Europe, is a unique three-day event combining a comprehensive and technical Course with a networking-focused Summit in the alternative proteins and plant-based sector. It includes insightful presentations, discussions on market trends, and innovative strategies in the alternative protein industry.

The event is scheduled for October 8-10, 2024, at the Lumber Exchange in Minneapolis, MN, USA.

For the first time, Course Americas and Summit Americas are co-located. Attendees can access both events with a single ticket, offering a more integrated and comprehensive experience. By bringing together these two events, our goal is to unite the industry under one roof for an increased exchange of knowledge and valuable networking & partnership opportunities. 

Industry professionals, innovators, entrepreneurs, investors, and anyone interested in the latest developments in the alternative protein sector should attend. It's beneficial for those in R&D, new product development, marketing, and executive leadership within the food industry.

Course Americas, on October 8, will cover innovations in technology & ingredients, new product design, and the latest developments in alternative proteins. It's an opportunity to learn from industry experts about the future of food R&D, and dive into the hands-on workshops for practical learning. 

October 8, Course Americas: Dive into a day packed with presentations and workshops on innovations in technology & ingredients, new product design, and the latest developments in alternative proteins. Engage with industry pioneers and delve into the future of food R&D.

October 9-10, Bridge2Food North Americas (Summit Americas): Spanning two days, this Summit will explore overcoming financial challenges in the alternative sector. Gain invaluable insights into consumer preferences, product development, meaningful partnerships, and innovative processing technologies.

Attending both events offers a holistic view of the alternative protein sector, from theory to practical application, networking opportunities, and insights from a diverse range of industry experts. By participating in both the Course and Summit, you will get the opportunity to network with more people across the industry and value chain. 

Yes, the event includes ample opportunities for networking with industry professionals, potential partners, and innovators from across the globe. Networking will begin at Course Americas on October 8 and continue in the evening with the Welcome Reception. There will be many additional networking opportunities during the Summit on October 9-10, including the Bridge2Food North Americas dinner in Minneapolis on October 9th. 

We invite all attendees to join us on the evening of October 8 for a Welcome Reception with food, drinks, and networking. The Welcome Reception is included in your Bridge2Food North Americas ticket. 

On October 9th, after Day 1 of the Summit, we will have a Bridge2Food North Americas dinner at a venue in Minneapolis for attendees, speakers, and partners. 

If you would like to attend the Welcome Reception or dinner but did not indicate it on your registration form, please email Ella Stephens to let us know. 

Interested speakers can apply here and our content team will be in touch with you for a potential opportunity. 

If you are interested in sponsoring, please contact the organisers for more information on participation opportunities.

For information on group discounts and bookings, please contact Ella Stephens directly with information regarding your request.